We sat down with Carl Chiara of Unionmade to talk about what he’s wearing. Carl gave us the scoop on his favorite Unionmade brands and why you should be wearing them too.
Carl’s favorite well-made and aesthetically classic goods:
Made in Filson’s world headquarters in Seattle, Filson luggage is durable, handsome, and rugged. A natural match for Unionmade, we love this luggage because it only gets more beautiful with age, as the waxed canvas breaks in. Guaranteed for life, Filson represents a commitment to their products that is rare in this day and age. ALDEN
One of our first partners, Alden has been making custom hand crafted Goodyear welted shoes and boots for us since 2009. Utilizing Horween leathers, Alden’s specialized team of dedicated craftsmen produce all of our custom make-ups in central Massachusetts. This partnership continually results in fresh and innovative designs such as the six new custom make-ups that are exclusive to our new store at The Grove.
When we decided to produce our own candle, we looked to Los Angles based Baxter of California for help. With over 50 years experience making quality men’s skincare products and accessories, Baxter helped us to realize the KML candle. With the scent of a roaring campfire as our inspiration, Baxter punctuated KML’s soy wax base with cedar and sandalwood. We love this long burning candle so much that it has become the official scent of all of our stores. GITMAN
One of our favorite shirt makers, Gitman Vintage produces perfect slim fitting button downs using archival and expertly sourced fabrics from all over the world. Designed and constructed in the same same Pennsylvania location that has been producing men’s shirting for multiple generations, Gitman Vintage continues to release fresh and fun collections each season. GOLDEN BEAR
Few brands are as close to our hearts as San Francisco based Golden Bear. Established in 1921 Golden Bear made their name by producing varsity jackets for colleges and high schools throughout the US. Each season we work with Golden Bear to develop exclusive outerwear capsules that combine their expertise with our design inspiration. Golden Bear has been and continues to be instrumental in stocking our stores with dynamic collections season after season. Unionmade is known for an outstanding selection of men’s casual and fine clothing, shoes, new and books, and men’s grooming products – and is now open at The Grove. Check out all the brands Unionmade carries here. Visit Unionmade, located across from Umami Burger.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Sex and the City actress and style icon made a personal appearance yesterday at Nordstom at The Grove for the highly anticipated debut of her SJP line, a collection of Italian-made shoes and other wardrobe essentials.
Guests waited patiently to get their SJP Maud Sandals and Carrie T-Straps signed by the actress herself. Sarah Jessica Parker took photos and chatted with guests about fashion and their mutual love of shoes! Shop the entire collection at Nordstrom at The Grove.
By Marina MonroeTropical prints are a must-have for Spring!
Palm trees and exotic leaves are printed all over the season’s trendiest pieces, everywhere from Marc Jacobs to Prada to Topshop- so the look doesn’t have to break the bank. Try a tropical-print crop top with solid, high-waisted pants to introduce the trend in tiny doses, or go all-out with a tropical matching shorts & shirt set a la Marc Jacobs Spring 2014.
This past Saturday, Barneys New York at The Grove invited Los Angelenos to meet Chef Dominique Ansel and experience his famous Cronut®, available exclusively for the first time outside of New York City. Die-hard foodies lined up early in the morning to get a taste of “The Cronut” and to meet the famous pastry chef who happens to be a huge fan of LA’s culinary scene. Dominique personally served samples and coffee to guests in line. All Cronut sales went to Heart of Los Angeles, a nonprofit that provides under-served youth with exceptional academics, arts and athletics programs.
Celebrity stylist Anita Patrickson hosted an event last night at Vince at The Grove. Shoppers were treated to pressed juices and 20% off full price merchandise. Anita cleared her busy schedule (Oscars are this weekend, and she has many celebrities to dress!) and was on hand to chat about fashion, the spring collection and more.The spring 2014 collection features modern, minimal looks, resulting in deceptively simple designs. A closer inspection reveals a precise execution and intricate details.
A sleek, straight blowout is the look of the moment; bye-bye, bed-head!
We’re saying goodbye to the bed head trend, which was easy & fun while it lasted. The latest look is decidedly more sophisticated! Many runways, including Versace, featured models with voluminous, stick-straight locks. The sleek hair acted as an accessory, enhancing the polished & proper outfits that the models wore. To get the look, invest in a round brush and a good blow dryer- or head over to the Nordstrom Style Bar for a blowout!
Headed to the Oscars this weekend? Looking for the perfect outfit for an after party or your own party? The styling team at Nordstrom gave us a sneak peek of what they’re pulling. Big this year: cut outs, navy, bright colors, rocker chic. Take a peek.
ON THE RED CARPET
A pop of bright orange, feminine side and shoulder cut-outs accented with a gold-tone metallic belt. Dress by Stella McCartney.
AFTER PARTY LOOKS
For curve hugging style, stick with a classic Herve Leger bandage dress. Not into bright colors? Navy is big for spring.
For something more chic, go for a retro inspired layered jumpsuit with modern cut-outs. Jumpsuit By A.L.C.
HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTESS
Fun florals accented with asymmetrical zippers are a perfect mix of feminine and rocker-chic. Dress by MSGM.
Need help finding that perfect look? Check out Nordstrom’s Personal Shopper program here.
By Marina MonoreIt’s that time of year where we’re in a Spring mindset, whether or not the weather agrees. To transition your wardrobe into the vibe of Spring without sacrificing warmth, invest in a white leather jacket. White leather feels light & airy compared with your usual black leather jacket, and it will look amazing with the fresh colors for Spring!
By Marina MonroeThanks to Rag & Bone and Burberry’s latest collections, monogramming is “in” again.
Rag & Bone’s embroidered jackets and Burberry’s monogrammed scarves are a sign that personalized fashion is making a comeback. Try out the trend with customized pieces!
J. Crew offers monogramming services on button downs and PJs for just $10, and a classic monogrammed LL Bean tote never goes out of style. Or, if you want the real runway look, Burberry is selling those blanket scarves fresh-off-the-runway on their website for $1395.
By Marina MonroeWant an updated version of your old leather jacket? Look for laser-cut leather.
The newest trend in the leather world is laser-cut leather. Pieces made with this technique usually feature soft, thin leather laser-cut into an intricate pattern with a layer of silk or black leather underneath. Alexander Wang showed paisley-printed laser-cut leather for Fall 2014 in shades of black, blue, purple, and yellow- so whatever pattern or color you choose, you can’t go wrong!