So Very SOWA!

This past Sunday, Cody and I decided to take Calico on the road! We set up shop in Boston’s south end, at SoWa Open Market.

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Me & Cody. Representin’

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Rad Bags!

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Boots n’ Shoes!

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Cody’s newest creations.

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Shopping Calico.

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Our fave outfit of the day.

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Zoom in on the shoes! They’re Jeffrey Campbell. We love them.

We had tons of fun making new friends and bringing our choice selection of vintage to Boston’s hippest gals! Check us out next week, Sunday, October 18th, when we hit up SoWa with even more awesome vintage! Expect tons of boots, bags, and jackets this time – possibly even some furs!

Also, all our SoWa e-newsletter sign-ups will be entered for a chance to win one of three Calico gift cards – pretty sweet deal, right?

See you soon, Boston!

xoxo,
Elissa

Elissa

Blogged By Elissa

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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Swap Til You Drop!

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The girls here at Calico know what it’s like to be on a budget. So we thought we’d host a clothing and accessories swap with all our best friends and invite our customers to join in, too!

Get a whole new look – for NOTHING! Just bring your gently-used clothing, shoes, and accessories* to trade with other thrifty fashionista’s! Shop Calico at 20% off and enjoy delish treats and cocktails from our friends at Savoy Truffle catering!

THE DETAILS:

  • *Cute, good-condition items ONLY – think QUALITY over quantity! (No ratty old gym clothes, please!) And be sure to include your pre-loved accessories like scarves, belts, bags, jewelry, hats, etc! This is a great time to clean out your closet AND get a fabulous, free wardrobe revamp!
  • Come EARLY to ensure first dibs on the best stuff!
  • You must contribute a bag or two, in order to participate in the swap. Two regular grocery store bags will be ideal!
  • All left-over items will be donated to dNB’s First Unitarian Church Thrift Store.

Please RSVP on Facebook and be sure to invite all your friends!

See you at the swap!

xoxo
CALICO

Elissa

Blogged By Elissa

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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Intern Insight

Hi Calico Fans!

My name is Bisi, and I’m the newest addition to the Calico intern team! I dig unconventional fashion, minimalism, the perfect soy latte, and 60’s rock with a splash of old school rap, on the side.

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Like everyone else in the fashion-universe, I am currently obsessing over all the amazing spring /summer collections that just hit the runways, and I thought I’d share a few looks from my fave designers, here on the blog!

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First off, Catherine Malandrino! Her spring offerings draw inspiration from nomadic tribes of Northern Africa, blending tribal prints, bright island colors, and sheer drape-y layers. I love the simplicity and vacation-y feel of this collection, which proves, once again, that harem pants can be part of everyday attire!

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Texture, sequins, and under-stated metallics were prominent features on the Phillip Lim runway. With boxy silhouettes and a vivacious color palette inspired by Picasso, Lim’s simple separates easily transform from a casual daytime look to a sultry evening ensemble, with just a quick up-do or killer pair of heels. (I have a sick pair of black fetish heels I’m dying to couple up with the copper onesie, pictured above!)

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Finally, my all-time fave, Alexander Wang – quintessential designer of all things black, bold, and sexy! With a subtle slash, crop, or strategically-placed cut-out, Wang transforms the simplest of little black dresses into an edgy work of art. Loving the leather shorts Wang sent down his spring runway. And the oversize shoulders and dramatic sleeves are the hotness!

Well, blog readers, I hope you enjoyed my picks from spring/summer 2010. Now, it’s time to get inspired and stop into Calico where you can recreate these runway looks at prices that are totally pocket-friendly!

See you soon!
Bisi

Elissa

Blogged By Elissa

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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