stylemax chicago spring 2013 show
emily and I just had a whirlwind weekend in chicago at the stylemax spring 2013 apparel show. it’s a big task you shoppers give us, to find just what we think you’re going to want to wear two seasons from now! but…..we are feeling really good about what we found — and what we have on order for you!
spring is going to be all about color. think easter bonnet colors in pale tones. very yummy.
chalet has an entirely different story awaiting you. we chose the colors of easter and passover flowers, purple and mustard yellow — daffodils and irises. the two skirts we ordered are entirely unique to anything they’ve designed in the past, plus really cool burn-out tops for some great mixing and matching.
indigenous is a new line for us — artisan made eco chic fair trade clothing that is soft as a baby’s butt. we ordered two tops in soft lavender and black plus two sweet skirts in black and brown. these are going to be great to mix and match with the rest of the lines we’re bringing in.
bed stu is the hippest hand-crafted leather products. from belts to purses to footwear, they offer 1960’s vintage-inspired leather goods designed in the US, made in mexico.
. . . . soft leather bags just the rights size for an ipad, in springy colors.
. . . . even softer shoulder bags straight from the haight . . . they remind me of hippie bags I used in high school.
. . . . and the softest most comfortable huarache sandal in a distressed black with red thread running through it and a soft leather heel tie. winner written all over it!
blu pepper. always a hit at heavenly metal with their great prices and fun designs.
their classic faux-leather motorcycle jacket returns in the spring in a darker wash and side pockets. I’m saving one size small for me, for sure!
the jacket is a hit with their skirts, sweaters, and tunics designed with blu pepper’s fun take on girly flowery chic.
cativa. this is another new line for us. they offer really unique prints layered on prints, with fun stiching.
these two long burn-out tunic t’s are in really cool washes and soft soft soft. again, I want one of these!
darling. we found new bags too! these two floral/leather saddle bags are a fun twist on the saddle bag. comes with a shoulder strap and the clutch strap on top.
these 1950’s coco channel-inspired purses are large enough for an ipad. they do come with a shoulder strap. the colors are as adorable as are the matching wristlets. emily and I kind of flipped over this find!
kut. springtime means jean jacket time. we found this winner from another new line. it’s a comfy fit and is going to go a long way mixing and matching with the dresses, tunics, tops and skirts we’ll be showing come february.
knitted dove. just the sweetest fabrics and designs that are 1950’s inspired. I’m crazy about this pocketed sundress featuring birds and squirrels printed onto this soft wash cotton dress.
everybody adores knitted dove’s birdy sweaters . . . here’s two to dream about.
two fabulous side-pocket cotton skirts will be in two gorgeous floral patterns.
. . . . and two great jackets to wear over everything we ordered in chicago!
love 4 anouka. yet another new line of soft cotton clothing — these three pieces are intended for mixing and matching: a long dress, a skirt, and a boxy tee. the jean jacket wants to be worn with these pieces.
m. rena. striped capri leggings for some fun spring outfits when you’re ready to get out and strut yer stuff.
mata traders. fair trade cotton clothing designed in chicago by a group of wonderful women who come up with really cool prints and patterns. this is a sweet comfy little dress . . .
. . . . and two really sweet tops.
and another dress.
mystree. spring from mystree is all about embracing the feminine in you.
lindsay’s skull bracelets. lindsay is, like, one of the cutest girls at the show . . . and now she’s making these fun bracelets — we have in the shop right now just in time for halloween!
thursday island. this is yet another brand new line for us. designed in australia, manufactured in korea, sweet and funny and we are lovin’ everything they offered! we’re bringing in these knit sweater vests with cotton floral lining.
doesn’t emily look too cute in this funny hat with matching fingerless gloves?!
vsa. spring scarves in spring patterns, soft and pretty.
well that’s the story. we worked hard. we had you in mind the whole time. now we have to wait for the election, thanksgiving, christmas, the new year, and valentines day before we start seeing all these gems!