Posts tagged as Skif
Well hello, September. In the fashion industry, this is the month of thick fashion magazines, must-read fall trend guides, New York Fashion Week, and for us here at Bliss, one of our biggest buying shows of the year - Coterie. There’s no denying it, we’re just 4 days into September & we have fall on the brain. Maybe it’s because we can hardly wait to trade our iced coffees for warm pumpkin spice lattes at Bard Coffee, or because we can’t keep our hands off our new cashmere sweaters... but whatever it may be, it’s safe to say that fall is officially here.
So, before we fully dive into our new season of coats, scarves, corduroys & leather boots, let’s take a look back at our summer here at Bliss. (It sure has been a good one!)
We entered the month of May on a high; our store celebrated our 10 year anniversary during the last weekend of April. We had a party full of things we love: gelato, Prosecco, our customers, free giveaways and a storewide sale (of course)! It was a memorable event that really set the tone for the months ahead.
Next up was our AG Trunkshow! With stacks & stacks of the latest denim styles, our AG rep in town, and a gelato cart, this event reminded us why we love summertime (oh, and AG jeans!). We’re already looking forward to bringing this event back next year.
One of the biggest highlights of our summer was being featured on Elle.com’s “50 States of Shopping!” In the article, Elle profiled the country’s best boutiques & we were selected to represent the state of Maine! Needless to say, we are super honored (and very flattered!) to have made their list. Thanks Elle!
Our Skif Trunkshow is almost here, and there’s a lot to be excited about. In addition to the 250 new Skif pieces we’re bringing in exclusively for the trunkshow, you’ll have a chance to meet our rep Emily from St. Louis, munch on some sweet treats, and enjoy a glass of delicious Prosecco. Oh, and get 10% OFF all Skif items too!
And it gets better. Not only will we have racks upon racks of the best-ever sweaters, but we will also be showcasing a special jewelry collection. Jewelry designer Dominique Mattozzi will be in our Portland store with over 20 of her hand-made designs. This detail-oriented collection is full of gold-filled jewelry mixed with hand-cut leathers, weaved wool & cashmere yarns, and semi-precious stones. Pretty impressive stuff, if you ask us! (Be sure to check back tomorrow for our Q&A with Dominique & a preview of her work.)
The event kicks off on Thursday, August 9th (one week from today!) and goes thru Sunday, August 12th. Mark your calendars - this is our biggest event of the summer!
We are full swing into summer and are loving all the new arrivals, our daily (and sometimes twice daily) iced coffee runs & sunny lunch breaks in Tommy’s Park. We must admit, its been a great season so far - and it promises to only get better. Coming in August is our annual Skif Trunkshow (one of our biggest & most-anticipated events of the year!). Just last month, Angie (Bliss’ owner) went to St. Louis to check out what’s new for the line and even hand-picked some pieces for the upcoming trunkshow. A large box full of the best-ever sweaters arrived last week, stocking our stores with a preview of what you have to look forward to at this year’s trunkshow!
Not familiar with Skif? We absolutely dig this company. Here’s what they’re all about:
Skif is a small creative clothing company based in St. Louis, Missouri. Their first big break was in 1999, when they designed over 90 sweaters for the popular science fiction film, “The Matrix.” (Pretty awesome, huh?) But those who know Skif will agree, there’s much more to this company than it’s “Matrix” claim to fame.