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Laced Up

Laced Up

Lace is everywhere this season.  The delicate fabric is showing up in the most unexpected places, making it thoroughly modern and new.  Lace is no longer limited to bridal gowns, lingerie and after 5 PM, it's a day-to-evening fabrication that is versatile and fresh.

We're seeing delicate lace laid over double-face cashmere, floral patterns made out of vegan leather, point d'esprit in punk-rock, mini dresses and graphic, cotton eyelet inserted into crisp, white shirts.

From L to R: Max Mara "Zanzara" skirt, DVF "Cooper" cardigan, Rag & Bone "Charlotte" dress, RED Valentino eyelet skirt, Les Copains vegan leather lace skrit, Akris Punto eyelet top.

Have a little fun this holiday season and spice up your party ensemble with a little lace, whether it's an accent or a statement, it's sure to be chic.

XO
Mercantile

Pret-a-Party

Pret-a-Party

We dressed up the kids, faced the downpour and the puddles and survived the sugar high.  But now, with Halloween behind us, it's holiday time! Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away and things are about to get busy.  We want to give you a head start on your holiday wardrobe and get you party ready.

Thanksgiving tends to be on the casual side here in Portland, it's often jeans with a cute top or cozy sweater and a some statement jewelry.  We've stepped it up a notch, by eliminating the denim, but the styles remain easy to wear, comfortable, and of course, chic. 

From L to R: Vince directional rib cashmere dress and stretch leather leggings, Samira 13 tassel pearl lariat, Rene Escobar oxidized silver bracelet, DVF fur cross-body, Frame "Le Crop" cashmere turtleneck, T by Alexander Wang skirt, Rene Escobar oxidized silver necklace, Sara Weinstock half moon pendant with diamonds, Vince "Signature V" cross-body, Vince laser cut sleeveless turtleneck, Rag & Bone "Perry" pant, Sara Weinstock yellow gold and diamond earrings and bangles, DVF leopard print clutch.

From L to R: Vince directional rib cashmere dress and stretch leather leggings, Samira 13 tassel pearl lariat, Rene Escobar oxidized silver bracelet, DVF fur cross-body, Frame "Le Crop" cashmere turtleneck, T by Alexander Wang skirt, Rene Escobar oxidized silver necklace, Sara Weinstock half moon pendant with diamonds, Vince "Signature V" cross-body, Vince laser cut sleeveless turtleneck, Rag & Bone "Perry" pant, Sara Weinstock yellow gold and diamond earrings and bangles, DVF leopard print clutch.

We've kept the palate neutral, and the fabrics forgiving (it is Thanksgiving after all) and added some exciting accessories. 

XO
Mercantile

NY Fashion Week Faves

NY Fashion Week Faves

New York Fashion Week has come and gone and suddenly we've found ourselves jonesing for Fall fashions all over again.  While Victoria and Haley and the rest of the team are in New York making their picks for the store, we're tiding ourselves over with the runway images.  

It looks like most designers are feeling nostalgic for the 70's - whether its boho, mod, disco or preppy - it's the vibe for Fall 2015.  There's also a hint of the 90's mixed in, as seen in the grunge era layers and techy fabrics.  

DVF:

Diane is going back to her Studio 54 days with this latest collection and staying true to her roots there's more than one take on the wrap dress. 

Nicole Miller: 

We have a longstanding love affair with Nicole Miller and her dresses at Mercantile.  When in doubt, a Nicole Miller dress will make you feel sexy, sophisticated and party ready.  

Joie:

Sophisticated-boho is the vibe happening at Joie this season.  Lots of suede, chiffon and layered knits for a modern take on California haute-hippy.

RED Valentino:

There's a fun combination of 60's mod, 70's disco and 90's grunge happening this season at RED Valentino.  

Rag & Bone:

It's all 90's all the time at Rag & Bone.  A startling combo of baby doll slip dresses, athletic fabrics and suiting makes this collection the most unexpected of the group.

Frame Denim:

The concise collection has a touch of 70's school girl yet it feels totally new and fresh with denim silhouettes we've never really seen before.  They've also expanded the collection to include non denim items and we're especially excited about the use of suede.

It's inspiring to see what the designers envision for the upcoming seasons, thinking ahead helps us fight of the February gloom.  As for what we get in the store come august, you'll just have to wait and see! 

XO
Mercantile