Our Spring 2013 Buying Trip

Vintage denim, pastel colors & stripes - it’s going to be a great spring!

Our Spring 2013 Buying Trip
Our Spring 2013 Buying Trip Our Spring 2013 Buying Trip

As many of you know from all our instagram-ing, facebook-ing and tweeting, we were in NYC two weeks ago for Coterie - one of the fashion world’s largest (& most exciting!) trade shows. And even though the city was buzzing with all things fall, it was clear that the buyers were focused on spring (and for good reason)! By the looks of it, spring is stacking up to be everything we could ever want... the return of authentic denim washes in new modern cuts, carefree flowy tops & an abundance of dresses.

Okay, so maybe you’re not ready to be planning your spring wardrobe just yet (after all, fall has only just begun!), but there’s no harm in getting a sneak peek at what you’ll see in our stores come March. Keep reading... this is going to be fun!

Lily Aldridge for Velvet

She’s been the face & body of Velvet since 2004... and now she’s launching a limited-edition collaboration with them! Lily Aldridge is a combination of the beautiful girl next door and rock-and-roll supermodel (with a closet to die for!), and this spring she’s sharing her covetable style with us. Her collection of tees, dresses & sweaters will easily pair back to all your favorite wardrobe basics. Oh, and did I mention the most perfect military-inspired lightweight jacket? And to make this line even sweeter, Lily personally named every style after a close friend or family member!

MiH Jeans

Denim is going back to the basics for spring. Vintage-looking, distressed washes will be a must, so you can expect plenty of lighter washes in our stores once the warmer weather hits. In addition to the return of authentic denim, we’re bringing in a new denim line that we’re oh-so excited about - MiH Jeans! Founded in London in 1969, MiH Jeans has a history of being “the original British jeans brand” and the best-fitting jeans around. Some things we love about them: they’ve always been a family-run company, their silhouettes are ultra slimming, and their details (buttons, pockets, etc.) are simply beautiful.

Butter by Nadia

The very first booth we went to on day one of Coterie was Butter by Nadia - not only did this set the tone for our day and the entire buying trip, but we still get excited thinking about all their new spring styles. Without a doubt, it’s the best we’ve ever seen their collection look! Get ready for stripes & solids (in their exclusive fabric) in a wide range of new bodies - drop waist mini dress, t-shirt pencil dress, boat neck 3/4 dress, and more. They also have a new sheer illusion wrap dress that will be debuting for spring too. Excited for spring yet? We sure are!

CP Shades

If you’re obsessed with the Regina tunic or any of the other CP Shades pieces we carry, you’ll be thrilled to hear they’re now making t-shirts! These soft wear-everyday (and everywhere!) tees were so great that we knew we needed them in our stores sooner than spring - look for them on our racks NEXT week! It doesn’t get better than this.

On a side note, CP Shades was raffling off a 2-day trip to San Francisco at the show. One lucky winner & a guest would have the opportunity to spend time with the owners & tour their sewing facility - we entered and Angie WON! How awesome is that?!

Splendid

Springtime and Splendid - it’s going to be a strong season for color, stripes and effortless wardrobe staples. Honestly, when it comes time to sit down and write our Splendid order for spring, we’re going to have a hard time not getting everything! Get ready to see lots of pastel colors (purples & yellows!), along with pops of neon. Trust us, you’ll be welcoming the color with open arms after months of winter-dressing!

<3 Keriann

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