Finding ways to transition into fall can in our area can be an exercise in patience. With temperatures reaching an all-time high, getting excited about fall clothing can be, well, a struggle to say the least. Fluctuating weather patterns only add to the challenges of creating a sensible yet dynamic wardrobe. Meanwhile, new arrivals are entering your favorite boutiques on a daily basis in volume. The best of the best is prime for your shopping pleasure throughout the next six to eight weeks.
Oversized coats are a dominant trend in the realm of outerwear this year. It’s not surprising since fashion has landed, like Marty McFly’s DeLorean, smack dab in the 80s. Those of us who have lived through this era once have a healthy dose of skepticism as to what styles we’ll revisit. The question often asked is, “Why?” When it comes to oversized coats, I can answer the question from a problem-solving viewpoint: an oversized coat is necessary for some of the pieces you may already own.
I’m sure many of you have marked your calendar already for the season’s major retail event in Alexandria - the Annual Sidewalk Sale. This bargain hunter’s dream has grown over the years to epic proportions. What used to be only a few savvy stores rallying shoppers to come and take part in deeply marked down summer merchandise has grown to over 50 boutiques throughout Old Town AND Del Ray! It’s pretty impressive when you think about it and proving again how Alexandria has earned it’s spot as the DC region’s Shop Small headquarters.
I am a big fan of Apiece Apart. Back in February, the buying team selected these pieces with the TSALT client in mind and now it’s here hanging on the racks at TSALT. All of the conversations that occurred surrounding the decisions will be put to the test of the clientele. Will they (you) make the choices the buying team anticipates? Only time will tell, but it all starts with an initial presentation. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at Apiece Apart FW2018!