Coming Soon…

Did you miss us, Providence?

We loved our downcity Providence pop-up shop, and we cannot wait to be back in town–this time at our PERMANENT new home at 231 Westminster with Heir Antiques! The new location is scheduled to open in early-mid March. We’ll keep you posted on the exact opening date!



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Elissa founded Calico in downtown New Bedford, MA in 2005. She can usually be found at Calico HQ snapping pics for Instagram and heading up photoshoots with the team!

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NYFW, Day One: IFBcon

Team Calico had tons of fun at NY Fashion Week this season!

Here we are in Bryant Park on our first gorgeous winter day in Manhattan!

I’m wearing vintage trousers, cheetah print coat, and fur trim cardigan, with American Apparel cropped tee and Jeffrey Cambell Tick wedges…

My accessory du jour? Cody’s “Gold Pony” please+thankyou necklace–we actually sold this one right off my neck later that night!

John wears vintage fur coat, black Urban Outfitters skinnies, vintage shades, oversize H&M knit scarf, and Colen Haan driving gloves.

The first event on our agenda (and my personal fave of our three-day jaunt) was Evolving Influence, the Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference, organized by Jennine Jacob Tamm from The Coveted.

Held at the Helen Mills theater, the IFB Conference was packed with stylish bloggers from all over! It was so much fun to mingle with friends and make new acquaintances in the Blogosphere! The day-long conference was broken up into four panel discussions spanning issues such as monetizing your blog, blog ethics, and the future of blogging. Each panel featured a different line-up of notable bloggers and industry professionals. It was really inspiring and interesting to hear from people who have built up their brands, grown thousands of followers, and launched entire careers based on blogging!

Snapped these pics of Cody, looking adorable at IFBcon!…

{Cody wears a vintage skirt as a strapless dress, vintage cropped tux jacket, and vintage ankle booties…}

…One of her UH-mazing necklaces, of course!…

…And her fave vintage pigeon handbag!}

Speaking of amazing people, Team Calico is a big fan of Tavi! Her lately controversial blog, StyleRookie, is smart, funny, and obviously all the rage. When she arrived at IFBcon, folks crowded around, snapping pics like there was no tomorrow. (See below. I was one of those people…)

Tavi is the blogger’s Mick Jagger.

Cody loves Tavi. Here is the blurry evidence of their IFBcon meeting.

This was the final panel, and our fave, because it had two of our fave’s–Tavi and SusieBubble–as well as NEW fave’s, Phil from StreetPeeper, BryanBoy, and the girls behind!

Loooove this IFBcon attendee‘s look! Especially the SHOES! She told us she found these to-die-for vintage platforms on MarketPublique!

After the panel discussions, there was a fabulous cocktail party, compliments of Couturious! I wish I had taken a pic of the SERIOUS spread they laid out, complete with wine! It was amazing! We all mingled and took pics and had a grand time.

Rad BlackBerry shot of Amy Lynn Chase of PunkyStyle with Jeninne of The Coveted

BOSTON BLOGGERS REPRESENT! Amy Lynn of PunkyStyle, Cassie from MySecretBoston, and Lei Ann of Give Me Platforms

Cute peeps. LOVED this girl’s fur trim coat!

Stay tuned to the blog this week, because more New York Fashion Week coverage from me, Bisi, Cody, and John is coming up!

Also, it’s time to announce the WINNER of our Frozen Peas necklace giveaway!

danielleruckus // Feb 8, 2010 at 7:19 pm

oh snap! I was eyeing this at the Selah D’or trunk show!

my fave animal is an okapi.

yes, it is real…and it rules.

Thank you for entering, Danielle, and for having THE WEIRDEST favorite animal we’ve ever heard of!

Our next giveaway will be via Twitter, where we’ll give away one of Cody’s please+thankyou necklaces! Keep your eyes peeled!…



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Elissa founded Calico in downtown New Bedford, MA in 2005. She can usually be found at Calico HQ snapping pics for Instagram and heading up photoshoots with the team!

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Gone to Fashion Week…l

Can’t wait for Team Calico’s up-coming jaunt to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York!!!

John and I attended our first ever Fashion Week this past Fall. We had tons of fun tent-lurking, celeb-spotting, and gallery-hopping with our friend, Tom Bob.

John and I, being VIPs at a fashion presentation. John’s wearing a vintage Christian Dior shirt, vintage double-breasted blazer, American Apparel skinnies, and vintage Bostonian oxfords. I’m wearing one of my fave dresses–a one shoulder, accordion pleat mini from Rojas–and Jeffrey Campbell platforms.

Didn’t care for the designer’s line, but did love the free cocktails and how the bar lit up when you touched it… I think the bar was actually called “Touch…”

Our gracious host, Tom Bob

T.B. knows how to treat a tourist RIGHT. John and I outside the Seinfeld diner

Fave looks at The Deitch


A fab costume designer we met at the tents! John wears vintage jodhpurs and jacket, 80’s shades, and vintage oxfords.

So fly

Me, in my sensible Keds, on the High Line with T.B. With vintage
“bling print” skinny jeans, AA tee, vintage leather jacket, and 80’s Capezzio hobo bag.

This time, John has secured us press passes, and we’ll hopefully be able to see Phillip Lim and Anna Sui–among others! We’re also planning to attend Evolving Influence, the Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference, take TONS of street style pics, get merchandising and visuals inspiration for our new storefront with Heir Antiques, and possibly hit up the MOMA, if we have time!

New York is always so inspiring! Cody and I strolled Fifth Avenue last March to get inspiration for our spring windows. Unparalleled fabulousity.

Cody outside Louis Vuitton

Moth/Butterfly-themed windows: I think these were at Bergdorf’s

Fendi. I die.

We’ll be headed out Sunday night! Follow @shopcalico on Twitter for tons of behind-the-scenes tweets! Unfortunately, we’ll be without a laptop–but will try to update the blog during our trip, if possible. Anyway, rest assured that we’ll be back with tons of pics and inspiration for our up-coming webshop, storefront with Heir, and more! It’s going to be the best spring EVER!


P.S. Our dNB storefront will be CLOSED Monday and Tuesday, and OPEN Wednesday 12-4. Our regular winter hours (Mon-Sat 12-5, Sun 12-4) will resume Thursday, February 18.


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Elissa founded Calico in downtown New Bedford, MA in 2005. She can usually be found at Calico HQ snapping pics for Instagram and heading up photoshoots with the team!

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