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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

Trend Report - Spring 2015

Trend Report - Spring 2015

It may not be spring yet, but it's sure starting to look like it.  With all this sunshine and blue sky it's time to start thinking about what we're going to wear as the weather continues to get warmer.  We've selected our five favorite trends for Spring, all of which can be mixed in with your winter wardrobe and worn now.

Floral

This may seem like an obvious choice, but this year designers have taken floral prints to a whole new level by using classic prints and messing with the proportions, colors and fabrications. Layer these pieces with a cozy cashmere cardigan to make them cold weather appropriate and once warmer temps arrive leave your arms bare!

Suede

Suede survives best in mild, dry weather - so it's no surprise that it was all over the Spring runways.  We love the soft and relaxed feel of suede and how it adds a casual elegance to any outfit.

White Denim

We're crazy about white denim at Mercantile and we've mentioned it before on the blog - but we're not talking about your basic white jeans here.  These pieces are patch worked, distressed and in completely new and unexpected silhouettes, adding some major interest.  Unlike fashion rules of yore, white denim can be worn all year long.

Lace

What was once a fabric brides and babies continues to be refreshed and made relevant again.  Whether it's crochet, eyelet, laser cut or intiricately woven, we can't get enough.  We love to mix the delicate fabric with denim or leather to toughen it up. 

Gingham 

This classic print can be taken in so many directions, from super casual to elegant and sophisticated.  And it's not the gingham of your childhood either - it's been blown up, refined and reimagined.

Don't let the February blues get you down - warmer weather is starting to make an appearance and Spring is right around the corner. With some new additions to your wardrobe the end of Winter won't feel so far away.

XO
Mercantile

Dazzle On New Year's in Calvin Rucker

Dazzle On New Year's in Calvin Rucker

DON'T LET THE STRESS OF WHAT DO WEAR ON NEW YEAR'S EVE GET YOU RATTLED!

We have a wide variety of festive party dresses at Mercantile - but our pick for you, is the Walk This Way dress made of spider knit lace by one of our newest and most favorite collections, Calvin Rucker.  

Calvin Rucker is the collaboration between two Los Angeles based friends who just happen to be fashion industry veterans, Joie Rucker and Caroline Calvin.  The collection is designed for the chic, modern, creative woman who is able to seamlessly combine feminine with a sexy edge to create her own timeless style.  Let's face it, this woman is cool. 

CALVIN RUCKER - CASUAL COUTURE FOR THE CREATIVE CLASS

We've paired the dress with our beautiful, handmade in Los Angeles, Ashlyn'd Shane clutch and our Jacquie Aiche Abalone bone necklace with diamonds. 

The Walk This Way dress has been spotted on Emmy Rossum and Taylor Swift, who both always manage to look effortless and cool.  They have that magical mix of refined and tough - the quintessential Calvin Rucker woman.

Pop into the store today and we'll make sure you're ready to ring in 2015 in style.

XO
Mercantile