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Springtime Accessories

Springtime Accessories

Because Spring comes slowly in the Pacific Northwest, we can gradually transition our wardrobe over to warm weather wear. A quick and easy way to start to adjust your wardrobe to the - slightly - milder temps is by trading out your Winter accessories for updated Spring pieces.  It's not be sandal weather yet, although we see some of you trying, so let's focus on bags, hats and scarves.

Scarves:

Scarves are meant to keep the chill off, but as the thermometer rises, they become an accent piece rather than a necessity.  Use your scarf to add color and texture to an otherwise, simple and neutral outfit or use a scarf instead of a sweater or jacket.

Made in Japan by local artisans on vintage looms, Grisal scarves are a great transition piece.  Lightweight, made out of Ramie yarn, with a unique texture that feels a little like linen, cotton and silk woven together.  They are unique, casual, yet totally luxe.

Cutuli Cult scarves combine rock n' roll sensibility with natural dying techniques.  Inspired by bustling, creative and musical cities around the globe, the scarves will instantly add a touch of cool girl edge to your outfit.

 

Hats:

It's probably pretty clear that we are totally obsessed with our Rag & Bone Floopy Rim Fedoras.  They come in nearly every color imaginable, and can take you straight from chilly Winter to breezy Summer.  It's hard to chose a favorite color, but at the moment we can't help but lean towards the lighter colors.  

When the days get seriously warmer, switch to a raffia hat from Sans Arcidet.  A family company, run by three sisters that specializes in woven hats and bags made in Madagascar.  The raffia, leather and horn are ethically sourced, directly from the farmers and tradesmen.

Bags:

Rag & Bone knows how to do accessories, and their leather bags are no exception.  Made out of the softest leather, they are roomy yet lightweight and will fit all of your essentials, including your iPad.

If you prefer something lighter and smaller for the warmer months, Sans Arcidet also makes beautiful handbags.  These are timeless silhouettes that will pair easily with jeans or dresses. They are ethically sourced and made and you will love them for years.  

Don't be overwhelmed by the idea of changing your wardrobe with the seasons.  By carefully choosing what pieces to update, you can curate a wardrobe that continues to feel fresh as Spring turns into Summer.

XO
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Italian Innovation - Max Mara Handbags

Italian Innovation - Max Mara Handbags

MAX MARA HANDBAGS AT MERCANTILE

Max Mara is a favorite of ours at Mercantile, and the handbags are no exception.

NAPA SHOPPING BAG IN BLACK AND ICE

Made in Italy by master leather craftsmen with the softest leather and sophisticated metal details; their bags are exquisitely tailored with the same attention to detail as their Ready-to-Wear collection.  They are extremely versatile and will easily transition into the Spring season.  

MAX MARA FACTORY AND HEADQUARTERS IN THE 1960'S.

The fashion house was started in 1951 by Achille Maramotti with the goal to create high quality manufactured clothing inspired by the French yet remaining thoroughly Italian.  This concept was new and innovative in Italy, where clothing was still entirely hand crafted.

Mr. Maramotti strived to make clothing and accessories that were precise, clean-cut with decisive lines and an essential addition to a woman's wardrobe.  It's safe to say that he succeeded!

       APOTEMA EVENING BAG IN GOLD                       LEATHER HOBO IN BEIGE
                                                                                                ALSO AVAILABLE IN ALBINO

Whether you need a new handbag to use daily or a clutch for your upcoming holiday parties, Mercantile and Max Mara have exactly what you are looking for.

XO
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