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Designer to Know: Joseph

Designer to Know: Joseph

Beginning his career as a hairdresser, London based retailer Joseph Ettedgui rose to fame by curating and introducing up-and-coming designers to the world. Having launched his own line, Joseph now features elevated basics that are the backbone of any well-edited wardrobe.

Below are a few of Joseph’s high quality classics. A pale pink shell is perfect for layering or wearing alone. Here, we’ve paired it with a navy blue Herno coat that adds just the right amount of warmth for spring. The brand is also known for its twill leggings — they feel like a legging but look as good a tailored pant — available in nearly every color of the rainbow, we're always partial to a good grey.

FROM L TO R: ANNABEL INGALL LARGE ISABELLA TOTE, RENE ESCOBAR DIAMOND & STERLING SILVER BANGLE BRACELET, JOSEPH COTTON LYOCELL STRETCH TANK, HERNO THREE-QUARTERS SLEEVE ZIPPED JACKET AND JOSEPH GABARDINE STRETCH LEGGING.

FROM L TO R: ANNABEL INGALL LARGE ISABELLA TOTE, RENE ESCOBAR DIAMOND & STERLING SILVER BANGLE BRACELET, JOSEPH COTTON LYOCELL STRETCH TANK, HERNO THREE-QUARTERS SLEEVE ZIPPED JACKET AND JOSEPH GABARDINE STRETCH LEGGING.

Whether you’re looking to revamp your wardrobe or simply add a few staple pieces, Joseph is your one stop shop for easy, classic chic.

XO
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V-Day Gift Guide

V-Day Gift Guide

No matter your stance on football, the Monday after Super Bowl ushers in an important time of year, Valentine's Day!  It's a great time of year to treat yourself or someone you love to a special gift, and it's always extra fun to stay on theme.

A little bit of red goes a long way on Valentine's Day, choose a handbag or shirt with red accents for a nod to the holiday, without getting cheesy.  Or you can really go for it with a red Herno vest - one of our all time favorite, go-to pieces - that can be worn (nearly) all year long. 

When in doubt a gold bangle from Rene Escobar will be a crowd pleaser and another piece that can be worn daily. 

From L to R: Herno quilted vest, Rene Escoabar 18k gold and sterling silver bangle with scattered diamonds & Hammitt cross-body bag. 

Wishing you love,
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Snow Day

Snow Day

What a winter! Here in the PNW we've experienced record snow fall and storm after storm, making for some serious winter weather.  As much as we'd like to be thinking ahead to spring, it's a hard thing to focus on when it's so so chilly out!  Lucky for us we've got a spot of sunshine when it comes to our outerwear options - specifically in Mercantile favorite Herno - these down jackets are available in nearly every color of the rainbow with a silhouette to fit every figure.

The Italian based company boasts an ecologically sustainable factory - always a plus in our book - as well as ethically sourced down, all finished with the highest Italian craftsmanship making the chicest and most lightweight puffer we've ever seen.

From L to R: Derek Lam 10 Crosby woven cross-body, Rag & Bone "Salute" stripe top, Current/Elliott jeans, Herno puffer jacket, Frame jeans, Amina Rubinacci tweed jacket, Derek Lam 10 Crosby leather cross-body with metal hardware and Antonelli Firenze "Charlotte" shirt.

These jackets are not just for the weekend, although we love to pair them with denim and a cashmere sweater.  The pieces can easily be elevated to evening, they are Italian after all, with a cigarette pant and crisp white shirt.  Although you'll be happy with one, we find it hard to resist a new Herno puffer, especially when the colors are so delicious!

XO
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Dark and Stormy

Dark and Stormy

We may live in the land of athleisure, but that doens't mean sporty can't be chic.  With the stormy weather we've been experiencing, it's hard not to reach for what's the most cozy and comfortable against the wind and rain.  The puffer - once a staple of skiers and athletes - has been elevated to new levels of chic by nearly every one of our favorite designers.  Made with ethically harvested down, while featuring subtle, sophisticated colors and silhouettes, this piece is a now brainer when it comes to outerwear.

Herno 3/4 quilted jacket, J Brand leather jean with ankle zip, Rag & Bone "Natasha" cashmere sweater, Grisal scarf, Rene Escobar 18k gold and sterling silver bangles with diamonds, Jack Gomme "Anna" shoulder bag.

Pair your puffer with slim layers to avoid the marshmallow look.  A cashmere turtleneck and stretchy leather jeans accented with luxe accessories will keep you warm and stylish, no matter the weather report.

XO
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Trend Report - Outerwear for Fall

Trend Report - Outerwear for Fall

Fall is just around the corner (le sigh...) in preparation for the coming change of seasons, we've pulled together a few of our favorite outerwear trends.  All three are classics that have been updated in unexpected yet totally wearable ways.

Don't be fooled, a puffer does not have to be sporty.  It's all in the details with these elegant down jackets, snaps, belts and rose gold zippers along with sophisticated silhouettes elevate the Pacific Northwest staple to another level.

Double-faced wool is one of the ultimate luxury fabric, and there is no shortage this Fall.  The light weight makes these coats perfect for mild, Portland winters as well as easy for travel and layering.

A drapey, open cardigan is the easiest and most versatile piece you can get for Fall.  Wear them over a dress with a belt or throw them on over jeans and a tee, you seriously can't go wrong.

XO
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