Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Summer Styles for Men and Women in Stock Now!

We've been stocking up on styles that are sure to get you through these warm summer months. For you men out there we have filled our racks with your favorite Alternative Apparel basics. Since they were founded in 1995 Alternative Apparel has set out to design the perfect t-shirt - one designed for fashion, made for comfort and tailored for a flawless fit, and in our opinion they've done it. 

And don't forget their light-weight hoodies that are sure to be your favorite piece to layer on those cool summer night bike rides home or to add some comfort in the evening while enjoying a backyard bbq. 

We have also received some new pieces to add to our women's section from the  Wilmington, North Carolina based handmade line Just Like Honey. The designer behind this playful line, Lesley Tamaev uses new, vintage and recycled materials to create her one of a kind pieces. Make sure to get your hands on one of her handmade dresses and tops while they're still around...

Happy Shopping!


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Monday, June 28, 2010

July Denver Made Interview: Perla Lu

July's Denver Made event brings the mother/daughter team Perla Lu to the store for an evening of celebration of their collaborative accessory line. Perla Lu is the perfect team to lead us into this summer season with their brightly colored, playful and feminine work. Erin, the daughter behind this mother/daughter team was kind enough to take the time to answer a few questions for us in preparation for their Denver Made event this coming Friday July 2nd. 

(Pink Buds Headband by Perla Lu)

FT: How did you come up with the name for your line?

PL: We wanted the name to be cute and feminine like our line, but we also wanted it to be different. Perla is an Italian name for pearl and Lu was just a perfect ending to achieve the feminine feeling we were going for. 

(Clearly Precious Necklace by Perla Lu)

FT: How did you get your start?

PL: My mom actually started making jewelry when she took a class on the process. I have always been interested in anything creative (I have a background in drawing and painting, along with graphic design), so she started teaching me the techniques. It was perfect because we got to do something together that we both liked. It was also really cool to see how we could take our individual styles and bring them together. We are really good at bouncing things off each other and feeding each others creativity. Pretty soon what started as simple beading and jewelry making, turned into the multitude of things we make today. The possibilities are endless and we are always trying new and different things. 

(My Lollipop Button Bracelet by Perla Lu)

FT: Where do you find your best inspiration for your work?

PL: Inspiration is so personal and so organic. It can come from anywhere. Sometimes you'll be walking and a piece of trash on the ground will spark a thought. Sometimes you'll be shopping and notice something really eye catching that inspires you. I think the idea of inspiration is to always be looking and to always be thinking. There are great ideas everywhere if you are paying attention.

(Poppy of Love Zipper Brooch by Perla Lu)

FT: What music do you listen to when you work on your product?

PL: We rarely have music on. I think the time we spend crafting is more of a time for us to talk and hang out. Plus, I am sure we would disagree on what to listen to anyway! HA!

(First Rose Necklace by Perla Lu)

FT: What would you like people to know about your work/process that isn’t evident when looking at it?

PL: I am not sure there is anything that isn't obvious when looking at our stuff. But, I do think it's important to know that everything we make, we love. We make it with heart and with care. We explore all mediums and really just love doing what we do and being able to share it. 

Make sure to stop by Friday July 2nd from 7-10pm and partake in great beverages and excellent company while enjoying the work of Perla Lu. Who knows you may even go home with a new treasure of your own. 


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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Get Organized this Summer with Cheddar Pocket & Amy Butler!

Summer is the season to travel and we've got you covered wether you're exploring another country or your own neck of the woods. When you set out the door this summer get organized with one of Amy Butler's incredible travel bags. There are plenty of hidden pockets and zippers through out these beautifully sewn bags to hold onto all of your belongings safely and keep them organized. 

One Night Tote

One Night Tote (detail)

Weekend Affair

Highlands Bag

Highlands Bag (detail)

These bags are great for toting around your craft supplies or for carrying your swim wear to the pool. 

We are also adding to our men's accessories with the Sydney based label, Cheddar PocketDrawing heavily from great Australian characters of yesteryear, Cheddar Pocket introduces a range of slim and affordable mens wallets made with 100% premium leather. 

Kevin in Black and Tan

Kevin in Blue and Orange

Russell in Black and Blue (front)

Russell in Black and Blue (back)

Brian in Tan and Blue

Brian in Black and Tan

Brian in Blue and Orange

Wether you're a Brian, Russel or Kevin, we've got the style for you. 

Happy Shopping!


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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Up-Cycle into Summer...

This summer we are stocking the store full of one-of-a-kind shorts for men and women. This new  endeavor pairs previously owned pants with our on-staff sewing team, the end result finds itself somewhere between our Fancy Finds and Fancy Tiger Collection.

Of course you'll need a belt to hold these shorts up and we have the perfect accessory for it. Here's a sneak peek of a new addition to the Fancy Tiger Collection, wooden belt buckles, coming soon...

Stay cool out there and happy shopping!


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