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Shear Genius

Shear Genius

With Christmas just days away, we've got sleigh bells and snow flakes on the brain.  Unfortunately, here in Portland, the reality is more like duck boots and rain drops.  Rather than get too bummed about the drizzle, we've focused our attention on a major trend for winter that our buyers spotted it all over NYC. Shearling.  It's the basically the warmest fabrication out there, and totally timeless; you'll stay cozy and chic winter after winter. 

Although rain isn't ideal for fur and shearling, you'll get more wear out of your piece if you treat it like you would any other winter coat. Just don't forget your umbrella.  And don't worry, we've included a vegan option for those of you who don't do fur. 

L to R: Vincent Pradier beanie, Rene Escobar necklace, Sara Weinstock bangles, Christiansen fringe leather hobo, Rag & Bone "Callista" crewneck sweater, Current/Elliott plaid shirt, AG "Nikki" jean, Vince shearling jacket with hood and Theory "Visterna" faux shearling vest.

When the temps start to warm a bit with the arrival of spring, don't be afraid to pair your shearling outerwear with a mini dress and a bare leg for a bold, high fashion look.

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Designer to know: Weekend Max Mara

Designer to know: Weekend Max Mara

When one thinks of Max Mara, luxe wool, supple leather and rich fur probably come to mind. But Max Mara is much more than that. 

Launched in 1984, Weekend Max Mara is the off duty defusion line of Max Mara Collection. Originally designed as a casual and outdoor, weekend-ready collection it has since evolved into a well rounded, sporty yet sophisticated line complete with loads of color, prints and easy to wear and versatile silhouettes. It's filled with all the signature fabrics one finds in Collection, beautiful wool, leather, silk and down, but with a youthful twist.

We've pulled together a few of our favorite Pre-Fall pieces - we have a soft spot for their outerwear - that are available now.

If you've been reading the blog, you've probably noticed our love for Weekend.  Don't let the name fool you, these pieces will take you straight from the office, to date night or even a weekend at the coast.  It's an all inclusive collection filled with wardrobe staples that you won't tire of.

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