Ahhh! A fresh new season! As we look forward to warmer temps & budding leaves on the trees, we peruse the new spring fashions at our favorite boutique (Stephanie's, of course) - wishing we could wear it without having to cover it in layers of jackets, sweaters, & Sorels. Thanks to El Nino, it might be sooner than we think. I hope! At the store, we always look forward to a change of season because we get first peek at our new designers! I can't wait for you to see them, try them on & find your favorites.
The incomparable - Badgley Mischka! Lora & I had our eye on this line from our last New York trip. We have followed the brand for a long time. They are well known for their use of beautiful fabrics, classic style, elegance & fit made for real women. We had no idea that they were so price accessible. Normally designers of this caliber are well in the high-end price range, but we were blown away at some of the price points of these intricately detailed pieces. We immediately made a showroom appointment for our next New York trip.
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I am in love with this very small, but high-impact designer, Callahan. It is a sexy, minimalist knitwear line that makes me want to be as cool as the L.A. girls that wear them are. They are made of lightweight knits, in muted colors that appear to blend into their surroundings (as most minimalist outfits do), but you will be anything but a wallflower in these pieces.
It might seem difficult to get really stoked about a pant line, but when we came across Ecru - that all changed! New York based designer, Ecru has a reputation as having the "best fitting pant." That's a bold statement, but we have found it to be more than true! We have trouble keeping them in stock! To top it off, they make great fitting tops that grace the body & leave a little wiggle room for those days when you ate too much for lunch. Check out the cupro & suede pieces - Ah-mazing!!
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Customers tell me over & over again that the pieces they get from Stephanie's are the clothes they get complimented on every time they wear them. I can't hear this enough! It gives me a big smile & warms my heart. We found an "item line" designer (meaning articles of clothing meant to mix into your current wardrobe) called Fifteen Twenty, and they make those kinds of tops. The easy blouse you throw on with your flare jeans or ankle pants that make you look polished & confident with very little effort. Try them on, I know you will find one that is just right for your closet.