You know that saying that most women wear 20% of their wardrobe, 80% of the time? Well, for me that 20% is all from Club Monaco. Their pieces strike that perfect balance of being totally easy to wear, but with interesting details that give them a special and unique edge. Club Monaco was also the first retailer that I shopped in where I actually noticed the quality and touchability of the fabrics, and what a difference that could make. The flowy silks, the soft knits, the edgy leather detailing, the perforated pieces…I could go on. Their items are truly great quality as well, which is unfortunately rare these days – I have a pair of gloves from them that have held up over several winters, when most gloves that I’ve bought in the past haven’t lasted one. I just love everything that I’ve ever bought there, and that’s saying a lot because I’m one of those people who shops and then mysteriously winds up hating everything I’ve ever bought (I know I’m not the only one!) But my Club Monaco pieces are the ones that I find myself reaching for again and again. I tend to do most of my shopping online, but when it comes to Club Monaco, their brick and mortar stores are just really charming and a great shopping experience. I’m enamored with their gorgeous flagship, (which I posted about here), which includes an outpost of the famed Strand bookstore, a charming flower shop, and a little cafe as well as all of their newest clothing, shoes and accessories.
So, being such a big fan, I was super, super excited (and flattered), to be invited to Club Monaco’s Fall 2014 Press Preview! I cannot think of another retailer whose invitation to a press preview (or anything) would excite me more.