Posts from November 2012

Buy Local Holiday Gift Guide

Our Friday just got even better at Bliss, mostly due to the releasing of Maine Today's Buy Local Holiday Gift Guide. It was really exciting to see our favorite pieces mixed in with other goods from local boutiques & shops. And the photos? So, so beautiful. Trust me, with all the gift guides out right now, this is the one you have to see! Click HERE to view the entire gift guide.

A couple months ago, Laura from Fore Front Fashion approached us about this festive photo shoot, and of course we were thrilled to contribute some of our seasonal goods - cozy sweaters, luxe corduroys & wool blankets. It's clear that all of their hard work has really paid off - not only am I in the mood for holiday shopping (I haven't even started yet!), but their final product is fun, charming & packed full of things we love about our little city. 

Oh, and there's more good news. This is only part 1 of their holiday gift guide! We can hardly wait to see part 2 (coming later this month!).

<3 Keriann

Images courtesy of Maine Today's Buy Local Holiday Gift Guide.

A Few of our Favorite Things…

We're making a list (and checking it twice!) of all our favorite items at Bliss. Today's items are all available on our Pop-Up Shop - Prairie Underground cloak hoodies, Frye boots and colorful Maine-inspired bracelets by The ROPES. Shop them today to take advantage of our Cyber Monday special - 10% OFF your entire order (excluding sale items!). Be sure to use the code "Cyber Monday" at checkout. Hurry, this exclusive offer ends at midnight tonight!

It’s Here…

It's Cyber Monday, one of the biggest online shopping days of the year. And this year, Bliss is delighted to be a part of it!

Enjoy 10% OFF all full price items on The Bliss Pop-Up Shop. Use the promo code "Cyber Monday" to take advantage of this one-day-only exclusive offer.

Remember those cognac Frye boots she's been swooning over for months now? It's your chance to truly make her holiday bright. Or maybe you're almost done your holiday shopping & need a few more stocking stuffers - The ROPES bracelets are just the item! Plus, all orders over $100 will be shipped for FREE. 

And it gets better. In addition to our Cyber Monday special, all Spiewak winter coats are now 30% OFF!

Happy shopping!

<3 Keriann

{Promo code is valid from 12:01am - 11:59pm on Monday, November 26, 2012. Code is case sensitive & does not apply to Spiewak coats (since they're already marked down!). All sale items are final sale. Not valid on previous purchases.}

Small Business Saturday

The 3rd annual Small Business Saturday is November 24th! Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it's a day dedicated to supporting & celebrating small businesses nationwide during one of the busiest holiday shopping weekends of the year. Not only do these small businesses boost the economy, but they also revitalize neighborhoods across the country. Last year, over one hundred million people came together to Shop Small in their communities on Small Business Saturday. This year, let's join together and make it even bigger.

Bliss is proud to take part in Small Business Saturday, and we're encouraging everyone to Shop Small here on November 24th! Plus, we're having a storewide sale to kickoff our holiday season and deep discounts on all Spiewak coats, sweaters and corduroys. It's an in-store shopping event that you won't want to miss.

And in addition to our storewide sale & for the third year in a row, American Express is providing a $25 statement credit when you spend $25 OR MORE at a qualifying small business location on November 24th. To be qualified, card members must enroll an eligible American Express Card at Enrollment is limited so act early before enrollments run out! (See Offer Terms for full details.)

Most importantly, get out there, Shop Small, and let's make this November 24th the biggest day of the year for small businesses! Hope to see you then.

<3 Keriann


Why wait for Black Friday to start your holiday shopping? Or more importantly, why wait for the deep discounts & sales? At Bliss we're kicking off our Thanksgiving Sale on Wednesday - two days before Black Friday - in both store locations! No chaos, no stress... only incredible savings on all of your favorite brands.

Here's what you can expect:

10% OFF storewide! Yes, that means everything. Frye boots, TOMS shoes, Epice scarves, denim and more.

30% OFF all Spiewak coats - both in stores & on our Pop-Up Shop! It's the starting point to any solid winter wardrobe. We're talkin' down coats, wool parkas and fur trimmed hoods - all at a phenomenal price. Staying warm has never looked so good.

30% OFF all sweaters! New Scotland, Velvet, Qi Cashmere, Made By, Demylee, The Portland Collection by Pendleton, and Birds of Paradis by Trovata. These are sweaters we swear by... and with this many options, it will be hard to pick just one.

30% OFF all corduroy & velvet pants! Corduroy skinnies paired with Frye boots and a cozy sweater - winter dressing doesn't get any better!

30% OFF all CP Shades velvet tops! Perfect for holiday parties & get-togethers.

Please keep in mind that our stores will be closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving, but we will be opened our regular hours on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday! We hope to see you then.

From our Bliss family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

<3 Keriann

The Bliss Pop-Up Shop

It's no secret, we're huge fans of Prairie Underground. Especially their cloak hoodies. Throw on a long cloak hoodie as you head out the door to yoga class, or dress it up for date night - the possibilities are endless. We've yet to find a more versatile piece in our wardrobe!

Starting today, Prairie Underground's cloak hoodies (both short & long!) will be featured on The Bliss Pop-Up Shop! For a limited time only, shop these highly-sought after wardrobe staples, produced exclusively for select boutiques here in the U.S. And to sweeten the deal, we'll ship them to you for FREE!

Never heard of Prairie Underground? Let me properly introduce you:

Made exclusively in Seattle, Washington, with sustainable textiles made of hemp & organic cotton, Prairie Underground has garnered a loyal customer following since it first started in 2005. Crafted with the independent woman in mind, designers Camilla Eckersley and Davora Linder mix feminine silhouettes with utilitarian details to create a signature, urban chic look that is all about style & comfort. Their pieces are made to last and only get better with time. Trust me.

With the holidays quickly approaching, these cloak hoodies make great gifts - whether you give it to someone or gift it to yourself (hey, you deserve it!), we'll let you decide.

Shop our favorite hoodies here:

P.S. Don't forget, we have a large selection of Frye boots, Spiewak coats and bracelets by The ROPES on our Pop-Up Shop too. Happy shopping!

<3 Keriann

Veterans Day Sale

November is here & there's a lot to look forward to... like wearing our new Spiewak puffer jacket (so warm!) and the start of our holiday shopping. But the thing that has us most excited is our upcoming Veterans Day Sale! Trust me when I say, this is our BIGGEST sale yet & one that can't be missed.

This Friday thru Monday in our Portland store only, shop over 600 items (5 full racks!) from all of your favorite brands. (There's no better time to freshen up your closet than now!) All items will be priced from $10 to $125 - that includes classic denim skirts, Prairie Underground hoodies, Butter by Nadia sparkle wrap dresses (perfect for holiday parties!), and the best-ever layering tops & tanks. And much, much more. Looking to update your denim wardrobe? Our sale has that covered too.

With items as low as $10, you're guaranteed to find something you love at an incredible price. Come early for the best selection - our doors open at 10AM tomorrow! We hope to see you then.

<3 Keriann


Now that the days are getting shorter and we've consistently had the heat on, it's time to talk COATS. Plus we all woke to our first snow of the season this morning (it came early this year!) and it's freezing out there! Be prepared for the cold (wind, rain, snow, blizzard - you name it!) with our favorite coats from Spiewak. Believe me, these are not your average winter coats that you'll be sick of before December even ends. With a Spiewak coat in your closet, you'll be welcoming the cold-weather season (okay, maybe that's a stretch...) for years & years to come!

Spruce up your winter style with 3 brilliant coats that truly work for all body types:

Liscome Bay Coat

As warm as it is stylish, this menswear-inspired coat is a quintessential wardrobe staple for every east coast gal. The olive brown color fully embraces the popular military trend and would look great paired with a slouchy cream-colored hat & gloves. And, it's tall folded collar is the best we've seen from anyone. Seriously, this coat is calling my name.

Ranger Fishtail Parka

Parkas. I would argue that they're the most functional of all coats with their sporty, yet classic look. Our top pick? Spiewak's Ranger Fishtail Parka - specifically designed to protect you from the elements with warm polyfill lining, a removable hood and a weather-resistant dry wax cotton shell. Combine that with a cinch-able waist, decorative buttons at the shoulders & cuffs, and slight high-low hem and you'll want to wear it everyday (and everywhere!). In our opinion, the classic hooded parka has never looked better.

Wool McElroy Coat

Fur-trim around the hood and toggle buttons? Apparently you can have it all. One of Spiewak's best-sellers (and ours too!) is the Wool McElroy Coat - and this season, it's clean lines & easy fit makes this coat even more appealing. It's heavy wool shell & thinsulate lining are definitely added bonuses when it comes to battling our winters here in Maine. Give it a try - you'll be glad you did.

And there you have it - our top outerwear picks of the season. Stop by our stores for an even larger selection of coats from Spiewak... OR shop some of our styles online at our Pop-Up Shop (with FREE shipping)!

<3 Keriann

Shop Maine Blog

Maine Magazine launched a new style blog yesterday that highlights local boutiques & their standout pieces for the season. And the writer? Mara from MainelyMara - our favorite destination for local deals! Lucky for us (and such an honor!), Mara chose to write her very first blog about us! Our large selection of cozy, cashmere sweaters, Epice scarves and Frye boots took the spotlight in her write-up of fall trends. Along with our denim wall ("yes, an entire wall"), adorable Tiny TOMS and Butter by Nadia's wrap dresses (always a fan favorite!).

Click here to read the article... and be sure to follow the blog too! Trust me, Mara has some seriously good insight when it comes to style & trends. Oh, and be sure to stop by to see Mara's seasonal picks firsthand - you won't be disappointed.

<3 Keriann

New Arrivals from Three Dots

We're huge fans of Three Dots - and we have been for a while now. Season after season, their wardrobe basics seem to get better and better. Case in point - our new arrivals.

They're luxuriously soft and cut to perfection. A polyester, cotton, viscose and spandex blend, you just found your new go-to for this chilly weather. This long-sleeve raglan tunic/dress (in a gorgeous burgundy color!) is destined for dinner dates & holiday festivities. And the heather gray cowl sweater has us planning our weekend wardrobe already. Hurry in & scoop up these closet necessities before they're gone!

<3 Keriann

In-Store Photo Shoot

Jessica Hallet, a local blogger & model, was in our Portland store today modeling our coats for an upcoming feature in Maine Women Magazine. She tried on a bunch of our Spiewak coats (shop them here!), along with this gorgeous cape coat from The Portland Collection by Pendleton. We absolutely love the iconic pattern & soft neutrals on her. 
Thanks in advance to Jessica for stopping by Bliss & featuring our coats! We can't wait to see the article when it come out.
<3 Keriann

Finding Bliss (And a Pop-Up Shop)

It's always a good day when Bliss is buzzing with excited shoppers, the sun is shining and we're just one day away from the weekend. But our day got even better after reading our feature in Dispatch Magazine, a "daily events portal" for all things Maine & New Hampshire! Not only was the article well-written, but it also gives readers great insight about our buying process for each new season at Bliss. Michelle, our store manager & co-buyer, sat down with Karen from the Magazine where they also discussed how Bliss began (10 years ago!) and our exciting new online shopping destination - The Bliss Pop-Up Shop!  

Read the article here!

<3 Keriann