Madewell Store Opening

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Last night I had the pleasure of going to the Madewell store opening at Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento.  If you’re not familiar with the store here’s their description:

Effortlessly cool, totally original, and full of downtown-chic essentials.  We’re modern, but appreciative of the past (Madewell was started in 1937 as a workwear company, and we’re always looking to the brand’s roots for inspiration).

You may have seen their denim on Pinterest or in any and every fashion mag available.  I’d never actually been in a store until last night, and let me tell you, there were many covetable items afoot.  JCrew, my super duper fave, is the parent company of Madewell.  So they have similar lines and feel.  However, I think the overall procepoint is a little higher than JCrew’s overall price point.  However, JCrew has some serious sales and clearance items from time to time, so maybe Madewell will do the same.  Here are a few:


tailored tee

tailored tee $79.50

With its feminine drape and higher-in-front hem, this is the T-shirt refined.



studio turtleneck $65

With its drapey fit and slim sleeves, this supersoft turtleneck is undeniably cool. Perfect over skinny jeans or leather leggings.


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back-zip pullover sweater $79.50

A cool, slouchy pullover that’s a bit of a shapeshifter. Leave the back zip closed for a more traditional fit or unzip to create a fresh, swingy shape.

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fair isle hoodie sweater $128

A hoodie turned fair isle sweater, this incredibly soft textured pullover is a cozy-day go-to.



high riser skinny skinny jeans: stitch-patch edition $135

Risk-Free Jeans: Free shipping and returns on all jeans, all the time. Our leanest, sexiest fit, with a waist-whittling high rise for a little ’70s vibe and motocross-cool quilted panels. Another reason why they’re so great: Our special denim has tons of stretch, never bags out and does life-altering things to the rearview.


skinny skinny zip racetrack jeans $138

Risk-Free Jeans: Free shipping and returns on all jeans, all the time. We added sleek pintuck panels to our leanest, sexiest fit for a bit of biker cool. Made from a coated version of our special denim that has tons more stretch, never bags out and does life-altering things to the rearview, this pair is cropped with ankle zips so you can show as much or as little ankle as you like.



silk tee dress in ascot grid $168

A design-team favorite thanks to its elegant silhouette and foulard print (inspired by classic men’s ties and vintage handkerchiefs).



rangeplaid scarf $65

Light and soft, this cozy oversized scarf combines a boyish plaid with a delicate wooly fabric. One you’ll reach for indoors and out.


the mira heel in bright flame $168

With its pointy toe, stiletto heel and low-cut vamp, this might be our sexiest shoe yet. Maybe the best part? We’ve padded it to make it seriously comfortable.


the twin-pouch crossbody in leopard $158

Sleek and streamlined, this double-pouch bag is both superfunctional (those zip-up compartments are sized to fit an e-reader or a wallet) and really cool (check out the half covered in leopard-print calf hair). So much storage—it has two slide-in center pockets (perfect for that subway pass or need-it-at-your-fingertips lip gloss), and the flipside unsnaps to reveal a built-in mirror (and, yes, another pocket). Plus, the shoulder strap is removable so you can carry it or clutch it.


golden crossing necklace $48

A bold tiered necklace that gives a nod to artisan-made pieces of the ’60s. Dramatic over a turtleneck or unabashedly sexy paired with something more low-cut.

When you visit the store, ask for Tami and tell her I say hello.  While sipping some bubbles at the opening last night (BTW – that’s really the only way to shop) she told me that they have complimentary monograming on all their bags.  LOVE that!  She also said they offer shopping parties at their store.  You get together a bunch of your friends and arrange a day and time with the store.  At your party, they will have their stylists available to help you and your friends get the best fit in the best looks.  As if that is awesome enough, you get 20% off your purchase for arranging the fete and any of your friends that spend $125 or more get 20% off as well.  So super fun!



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