Posts from June 2013


Hooray for Bliss! We're so honored to have been featured in this month's issue of Coastal Living Magazine – especially with the good company (our friends at Blanche & Mimi were also featured!).

The article highlights our denim wall, mentioning our newest denim line – MiH Jeans. Perfect timing since we just received a large shipment from the British brand today! Also pictured in the article were two of our faves – the Rocket High Rise Skinny by Citizens of Humanity and the most adorable dot socks from Lisa B.   

Be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine next time you're out... but until then, here's a peek at our write-up!

(A special thank you to Coastal Living Magazine for including us in the article!)

<3 Keriann


Mark your calendars... set your alarm... you won't want to miss our summer sale that starts TOMORROW MORNING AT 10AM! It's our biggest clothing sale yet with items priced at:

$10, $20, $30, $40, $50 and $75

With the majority of the sale items being new markdowns, there's something for everyone. Choose from favorites such as Prairie Underground (tons of cloak hoodies for just $75!), Susana Monaco (many dresses as low as $30!), Splendid & Velvet tees and much, much more!

It's the clothing version of our annual end of the year denim clearance – one of our most anticipated sales of the year. Trust us, if you love that sale, you'll love this one just as much. Over 500 items between both stores all priced to sell!

Hurry in, a sale this good won't last long! 

See you soon,

<3 Keriann

P.S. We have a small selection of sale items online too! Shop them HERE.

Summer Photo Shoot

Welcome to June: one of our favorite months here at Bliss. So far its been a busy couple of weeks with a denim trunk show, an exciting photo shoot and prepping for an upcoming sale (stay tuned for details next week!).

Denim Days

Our AG Try ‘Em & Buy ‘Em Event just ended on Monday and was a huge success (and super fun too!). Our stores were packed with new styles from AG, along with candy, lemonade and in-store giveaways. We just announced the winners of our try & buy giveaways yesterday: Karen Fagan won a free pair of AG jeans and Kara Welch won a $50 Bliss gift card! {A special thank you to everyone who came out for the event – we’re already looking forward to making it bigger & better next year!}

Bliss Photo Shoot

Backtrack to June 2nd – the day of our summer photo shoot! After rescheduling three times due to rain, we arrived at Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport with the sun shining! Third times a charm. We couldn’t have asked for a better day – and a more beautiful location. Hidden Pond is everything that a Maine resort should be; we were in complete awe of their lovely cottages surrounded by birch groves & balsam fir trees, their serene pool & lounge areas, their outdoor gardens and their incredible service. If you’ve yet to visit this southern Maine gem, you are missing out. We enjoyed every minute of our day there & can’t wait to reveal the photos (coming soon!).

Our talented photographer & friend, Christina Wnek, spent the day with us capturing the essence of Bliss in the summertime. An avid shopper in our stores, she knew our vision for the photo shoot & worked all day shooting our models in the gardens, woods and by the pool at the resort. Working along side her was our set stylist, Liz Lapan of Paper Posy Designs. Liz’s creative eye & fresh ideas made this photo shoot a success. Not only did she find us the perfect location for our summer shoot, but she handmade gorgeous floral backdrops... from paper. (Ahem, did we mention that she’s made a paper wedding gown for a Martha Stewart event? So awesome.)

Our two models – Diana and Margo – were so easy to work with & looked amazing in our clothes (of course!). We were also lucky enough to have the owner of Primp Salon in Falmouth with us all day. Holly styled our models' hair after each outfit change – whether it was soft waves with a turban headband, a side ponytail, or a high bun. Each hair style pulled the entire look together & we couldn’t have been happier with the outcome! Holly also brought along Primp’s makeup artist, Ellen. She gave each of our models a soft, natural look for our casual outfits and added drama for our gowns & evening looks. Both Holly and Ellen are amazing at what they do & we highly recommend them for any occasion.

Looking back at our day, it was packed full of outfit changes, different backdrops, and hair & makeup touch-ups – all which worked together to make our shoot a major success. We can hardly wait to share our photos with you, but until then, here are some behind the scenes images that I snapped throughout the day!

Enjoy & stay tuned – for our new photos and our upcoming sale!

<3 Keriann

AG Trunk Show

We're excited to start the month of June with our AG Try 'Em & Buy 'Em Trunk Show! Always a Bliss favorite, AG jeans have something for everyone – whether you're looking for a slouchy boyfriend crop, a mid-rise cigarette jean or a high-rise skinny. Oh, and we'll have exclusive hand-picked jeans in our stores just for the event too. Here's a little preview of what's in store for you:

Try 'em & buy 'em. Starting on Thursday, June 6th and ending on Monday, June 10th, anyone who TRIES on a pair of AG jeans will be entered to win a $50 Bliss gift card. And for every pair of AG jeans that you BUY, you'll be entered to win a FREE pair of jeans!

10% OFF all AG! All AG jeans, denim jackets and tops will be on sale for our trunk show.

Free gift with any AG purchase! While supplies last, so hurry in! Hint hint: They're cute AND practical.

Meet our AG sales rep, Jenny. On Friday, our AG sales rep will be in our Portland store helping you find that perfect pair of jeans. She's super helpful and sure knows her denim!

Two words: Candy Bar. We'll have a bunch of candy and lemonade in our stores to indulge your summer sweet tooth (and ours too!).

Hopefully this has you excited for the days ahead at Bliss! Be sure to mark your calendar & stop by one of our stores for the event. Or plan on shopping our selection of AG jeans online at!

See you soon,

<3 Keriann

Q&A with Jennifer Downes

Summertime in New England is a time of happiness... for many reasons really. Sunshine, beach days, drinks on the patio, bright additions to our wardrobes – I could go on and on. It’s also the kickoff of our event season here at Bliss, and what better way to start than with our AG Trunk Show!

If you’ve been to this event in years past, you know that it’s always a good time full of the best fits and styles from AG. Along with our try & buy giveaways, free gift with purchase and yummy treats, our AG sales rep will be visiting our Portland store for the event! She will be here to offer her expertise on denim and help you find that perfect pair (or two!) that you’ve been searching for.

Meet Jenny. She’s someone we love working with and a very dear friend of Bliss. Keep reading to find out more about her career at AG, her denim secrets, and her advice for finding that favorite pair of jeans:

Thanks so much for taking the time to do this Q&A blog with us. Our AG Trunk Show is one of our most anticipated events of the year and we love having you in town for it. For our readers who are not as familiar with AG, can you share a little background about the company?

AG was started in 2000 by Yul Ku – a pioneer in the denim industry!  Since 2000, we have been one of the few premium denim brands that is 100% vertically integrated – which means we cut, sew, launder, finish and ship all under one roof.  We take pride in the quality & craftsmanship of our product, the fabrics that we use that are exclusive to us and our amazing FIT! Our DNA is rooted in denim; however, we have truly evolved over the years as a contemporary lifestyle brand. As a company we believe in being socially responsible and active by using eco-friendly technology and fibers, as well as our partnerships with charitable organizations. AG stands to be Chic. Sophisticated. Classic.

How long have you worked for AG?

I have been selling AG on sales floors since 2003; it has always been my favorite go-to jean when it comes to fitting a customer! But now that I am on the wholesale side, I have been repping the brand since 2009 – so it has been a little over four years!

What’s your favorite thing about your job? 

Since working with AG, I have been able to travel and meet so many amazing people all over the midwest and east coast! I have made such wonderful relationships and have seen so many different types of stores – it's interesting to see how each store is unique and in tune to their customers' needs! I love helping all of the stores that I work with pick the right assortment of AG for their customers.

What jeans do you find yourself reaching for time and time again? How do you normally style them?

I am a sucker for black skinnies! They're my everyday go-to! I love wearing them with a great pair of ankle boots.