With Memorial Day weekend in full swing, and a flurry of sales from many retailers, many of us are shopping in stores and online this week for summer essentials. So before you make your next online purchase, I want to chat about four retailers and brands that I have been eyeing lately (all of which have a little something more to their company, than just retail).
First up, Everlane. I recently had the opportunity to attend this San Francisco-based company’s pop-up shoe shop in New York City. Dubbed as a Shoe Park, the event was a fantastic time and gave me wonderful insight into the brand’s styles and values. Everlane is all about transparency … knowing costs, factories, processes, where clothing is sourced, where it’s made, and the story behind each of their items. Making sure to partner with ethical factories, showcasing exact costs of each item online, and creating a seriously awesome Snapchat feed, this brand has some very chic + classic-looking clothing for men and women. Although most pieces are too casual for a corporate work environment, I’ll definitely be checking them out for some weekend wear this summer.
Tall Tip: Women’s shoes are available through size 12.
Sticking with San Fran-based companies, next up is Cuyana. Adopting a “fewer, better” motto, this bag, apparel and accessories retailer designs life’s essential pieces with premium materials and gorgeous craftsmanship at accessible prices. Each piece I’ve been eyeing is the embodiment of elegance + simplicity and beauty. Plus, customers have the option of selecting “lean shipping” at checkout, where they’ll receive a reusable bag to fill with items and send back to Cuyana. Donated clothing is given directly to women, and you get a $10 credit towards your next purchase. Here’s what I’ve got my eye on for some upcoming travel to Chicago in June.
Bellgray is the third company to check out this Memorial Day week. Launched this month, Bellgray is a streamlined solution to curating a beautiful work wardrobe. On the website, Bellgray has selected pieces from several designers, and grouped these items into several work-appropriate categories. Whether you’re looking for clothing for a client meeting, interview, happy hour or casual Friday, they’ve sourced and selected enough options for all styles + tastes, but not enough to overwhelm shoppers. This is key for working women who don’t have the time to sift through the 1,297 results that appear after searching for a dress on the Macy’s website. I’ve got my eye on some of these beautiful looks.
Tall Tip: The Bellgray stylists have sourced clothing from Theory and Vince with longer inseams and taller proportions on jackets.
Last, but certainly not least, is MM.LaFleur. I’ve blogged about this wonderful company before, but in case you missed that post, this NYC-based retailer completely puts the ease back into dressing for work. Their goal … to make the purposeful woman look and feel beautiful, without having to work too hard at it. With gorgeous, versatile pieces that match a working woman’s dynamic lifestyle, and a plethora of ways to shop (in-home styling, visiting the NYC showroom or pop-up shop, ordering a Bento Box, or buying directly from the website) you’ll look and feel amazing at your next work presentation or meeting in an MM.LaFleur outfit.
Tall Tip: After selecting a product category on the website, make sure to filter by “Tall Friendly” to view longer-lengthed options.
Happy shopping everyone!
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