Buy Local Holiday Gift Guide

Shop at home for the holidays!

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 HEREto 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!).

♥ Keriann

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

Fall 2012 Buying Trip

Day 1 Recap

It's a busy time of year for us at Bliss. New merchandise is rolling in for Spring - bright colors, fun dresses, and even shorts! It's as if our stores are getting a fresh makeover after a long winter; it's exciting (and refreshing!) to say the least. But for some of us, we're already looking ahead to Fall... yes, Fall. You see, just a couple weeks ago we headed down to New York City for Fall Coterie - the largest women's contemporary clothing & accessories trade show in the fashion industry. With over 1,200 vendors and 15,000 attendees, it's a whirlwind of Fall collections, upcoming trends and a glimpse into what our stores will look like come September.

I know it's hard to even think about skipping over the best time of year (spring/summer!), but trust me when I say that you won't be disappointed when Fall rolls around. Keep reading for a recap of our buying trip!

Obsession of the Week

New Scotland Sweaters

Welcome February: the shortest month of the year (even with the extra day for leap year!), the month of love and a month FULL of new arrivals! Just in the past 3 days, we've been hustling around putting out new scarves, new boots, new dresses (and the cutest Susana Monaco romper!), new tops & of course, new denim. Believe me when I say, it was tough to pick just one item to feature in our "Obsession of the Week" post. That's why, I've decided to feature allof the gorgeous New Scotland sweaters that we just added to our sales floors. We can't stop thinking about these luxurious knits (and you won't either).

1. According to the groundhog, we have 6 more weeks of winter. New Scotland's ribbon crew sweater will make this news slightly more bearable. Available in two earthy colors (natural cream and a soft, taupey grey), you will be able to wear this cotton/linen blend now... and when spring finally arrives!

2. There is just something about a hand-knit cable sweater. It's as if you can feel (and see) the hours upon hours that were spent making each special piece. In a way it makes it feel more exclusive... more coveted... more unique. This sweater fits the bill in every way; it's a work-of-art that will never go out of style.

3. Oh spring cashmere, you never cease to amaze me. Take your pick between a guazy cashmere cardigan with cute little buttons, a classic cashmere crew neck, or a navy & white striped cashmere crew neck. They are all so great, you'll have a hard time picking just one. These wispy, cashmere sweaters are the perfect indulgence this time of year - stop by & see for yourself!

End of the Year Sale!

Going on now...

Without a doubt, 2011 has been a great year... and it just got better! Find the gifts that didn't make it under the Christmas tree this year when you shop our exciting End of the Year Sale - featuring your favorite brands up to 60% OFF!

Take 30% OFF all sweaters, hats, gloves, socks & other select items! Plus, take an additional 30% OFF all sale items! It's time to treat yourself!

Happy shopping!

Hats Off to the Holidays

Brrrrrring on the cold...

On a day like today, it seems almost impossible to stay warm (tomorrow marks the official start to winter!). Even with multiple layers and the heat blasting, I find myself longing for hats, mittens & wooly scarves (and a hot maple latte from Bard Coffee!). Hats truly are a lifesaver this time of year. Not only are they an easy fix for a bad hair day, but a necessity when battling the harsh elements outside. Lucky for you, we've still got a bunch of really great ones left!

New Scotland and Twinkle by Wenlan have raised the bar this season with their hats - their innovative designs have been known to inspire knitting enthusiasts and fashion lovers alike. Both companies take great pride in their luxurious yarns - most of them being 100% wool or a wool/alpaca blend. Your search for the perfect slouchy knit hat is over!

Trapper hats are also a staple for most during these cold months. We have two trappers from Hat Attack left - one with an all-over, dusty grey rabbit fur and one that's polyester, lined with brown rabbit fur. Both are eye-catching, trendy & oh-so warm... and are a sure way to pull your entire winter look together!

Stay warm out there!