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LOOKS

Our broad selection of European, Canadian and American designers allows us to create unique and versatile looks for work, weekends and travel.

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The Bane of Zoom

If your shirt tells your colleagues which day of the week it is, it’s time to shake them up.  Wearing a Materia Prima necklace engages attendees with wonder and envy. They’ll marvel at the materials, speculate on weight, and plan to enhance their own Zoom presence with a pop of color.

  • PVC collars available red and black

  • Hammered leather, pewter

  • Navy/pink longer pvc

  • Piano wire and pvc ovals

  • Curly necklaces

$80

$110

$170

$120

S/O

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Let's Talk About Brown

Black reigned, navy challenged, and now brown makes its case to be your next go-to trouser color.  Pure Amici’s rich hue delivers the same slimming effect but softens the contrast when paired with ivory, animal, and burgundy. Enjoy our selection of Pure Amici jersey trousers and cashmere sweaters on sale - any single piece 30% off, two or more, 40% off. Prices shown below are 30% off full retail.

  • Cashmere sh sl top

  • Pull on jersey jeans and trousers

  • Iris wrap tanks

  • Pure Amici animal print cardigan

  • Pure Amici long cashmere hoodie

$140

$110

$80

$238

$294

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Rare Sighting

Your chance of seeing an albino squirrel is 1 in 100,000.  Your chance of getting an MSP classic suit on sale in your size is at least ten times better than that!  We have a small selection of Tommi and Abaco left at 30% off, and Louanne and Sten trousers. Please see our Marie Saint Pierre page (can you please make that a live link?) for size availability. 

  • Tommi was $1100, now

  • Abaco, shawl collar was $1360, now

  • Louanne pencil skirt was $590, now

  • Sten trouser was $580. now

$770

$952

$390

$380

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Future Focused

Whether you are looking out across the months or simply across the threshold, dress to be seen. MSP back zip cocktail dress provides the mix of distinction, boldness, and comfort that characterize all her pieces.

Whether you carry or wear the train, enjoy the effect!

  • Dress sizes 1 and 2 available, was $1,450

  • Milliana magnetic closure necklace

  • Ayala Barr earrings

  • Coclico sandal, size 41, was $375

$1,015

$88

$55

$113

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Devolution Ending?

Covid signature sweats may be losing ground to refreshingly structured, stretchy jeans. Mixed with a sale top and jacket, your jeans are an intermediary step to the ultimate return to work style: the pencil skirt and pump.

  • Ecru cotton top was $128, now

  • Gerry Weber washable jacket was $210

  • Judith & Charles washable skirt was $275

  • Ron White Dory pump was $395, now

  • Meier Luo enamel necklaces

$39

$105

$138

$158

$80

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The Gardener’s Guide to Dressing

This video answers a twice-asked question: what can I wear for Zoom after a stint in the garden? Obviously, a Marc Cain jumpsuit. Call it a coverall and leave it on a peg by the door for emergency redressing. Given its high fashion quotient, your coverall covers social occasions, too!

  • Marc Cain blue ombre sneakers

  • Marc Cain jersey jumpsuit

  • Marc Cain coral top - sold out

  • Pure Amici navy shorts - sold out

  • Kennel & Schmenger suede slingbacks $

$135

$540

SO

SO

$116

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Fresh Scenery

It’s nice to see something new in your closet!  Heyne Bogut dresses provide a visual and physical boost thanks to pattern and luscious fabric. Easy sneakers invite at least a walk, and a weekender tempts you to leave town for more fresh scenery.

  • Heyne Bogut twist front dress

  • Marc Cain suede sneaker/flat

  • Max Mara Weekend tote - sold out.

$395

$195

$XX

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Time Travel

A sartorial journey to the 50’s provides a welcome break from 2020. The combination of linen skirt and viscose linen top, worn tucked in or left out, induces a twirl. Coclico sandals ensure you’re properly dressed for cocktail hour.

  • Samantha Sung skirt

  • Marc Cain blouse, also available in blue

  • Coclico sandal

  • Necklace

$220

$92

$188

$88

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Protean

Both you and the Marc Cain washable dress demonstrate easy adaptability. For a summer social, wear with sandals or light-colored heels. For a professional occasion this fall, add pumps and Marie Saint Pierre's classic jacket.

  • Marc Cain scuba dress

  • Coclico heel, size 7 only

  • Ron White Dory pump

  • Marie Saint Pierre Anna jacket

$440

$173

$257

$1,130

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Wardrobe Builder: Interesting Jeans

From casual to serious, from summer to fall and beyond, distinctive jeans go the distance. Overdyed denim by Taleria Zed has an olive brown cast that works for weekends with a t, zooms with Iris jersey top, and strolls about with GoodMatch topper. 

  • Taleria Zed 5 pocket jeans were $270

  • David Cline t - one size L left

  • David Cline snap front plaid shirt

  • Marc Cain taupe suede flats were $380

  • Iris Setlakwe top was $195

  • Milliana necklace

  • French Sole wedges were $195

  • Good Match reversible topper was $360,

$175

$105

$115

$190

$128

$88

$128

$235

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Plus-One

Foundational black basics need that third piece to make your look a stand out. Staci Snider offers two options to pair with mesh-trimmed scuba pants and simple tank: a crinkled cotton stretch zip jacket and a bicolor vest. 

  • MSP scuba side zip trousers

  • Shan tank - size 10 only

  • Staci Snider jacket

  • Staci Snider vest - sold out!

  • Marc Cain black flats were $380, now

$695

$245

$365

$395

$190

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Transition

The grace and versatility of the gaucho enables an easy transition from summer to fall. Navy split trouser partners with ivory now and switches to black for longer wear.

  • Iris Setlakwe navy gaucho

  • Iris Setlakwe classic tanks

  • Coclico shoe was $173

  • Marc Cain mesh jacket

  • Kennel & Schmenger patent pump

  • Ella Rae earring

$135

$165

$37

$330

$221

$155

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Beating the Heat

Last month’s trunk show with Pure Amici featured linen. The remaining stock goes back to Pure Amici on August 10, so if you’re still looking for some hot weather gear, we recommend the cargo pant, shirt, and jacket.  We don’t show them here, but we have a few dresses left, too! 

  • Linen cargo trousers

  • Linen oversize shirt

  • Linen “jean” jacket

  • Stretchy shorts

  • Only Hearts tanks

  • Homers sneakers (on sale)

$138

$138

$178

$115

$48

$148

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Quick 'n Easy

Our most popular looks allow you to go from showered to chic in moments. The Staci Snider edition features a washable cotton stretch coat dress. Earrings and a comb get you Zoom camera-ready. Add sandals and a tote to get out the door!

  • Staci Snider zip front dress

  • Dean Davidson earrings were $225, now

  • Coclico sandals were $375, now

  • Maliparmi handbag was $225, now

$485

$165

$250

$113

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The Great Zoom Debate

Solid or print?  Team Solid opts for simple optics that highlight face and jewelry, Team print believes they’re doing fellow Zoomers a service by providing visual interest. The beautifully detailed Marc Cain top and high-waisted jeans have no opinion on the matter.

  • Marc Cain cotton print tank

  • Marc Cain jeans were $265, now

  • Jude Connally cotton sweater

  • Homers platform oxford were $338, now

$190

$123

$128

$168

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Now & Later

Three pieces from Iris Setlakwe ensure that you’re the best dressed on Zoom now. A twist on the classic layering piece provides the clean neckline; the belted jacket and simple jewelry supply the polish. Add pants for fall!

  • Iris Setlakwe top  was $225

  • Iris Setlakwe jacket was $425

  • Shan leggings, last pair size 4 were $215

  • Iris Setlakwe trousers were $285

  • Ron White Dory pumps

  • Meier Luo necklace

  • Meir Luo earrings

  • Marc Cain blue handbag was $595

$147

$278

$140

$185

$395

$80

$95

$390

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Change of Seasons

Our first box of early fall merchandise offers relief: despite summer’s intense heat, it’s waning. Enjoy Marc Cain separates that mix and match to keep you chic in both seasons and many settings. 

  • Marc Cain sweater

  • Pure Amici pedal pushers

  • Kennel & Schmenger sneakers

  • Marc Cain skirt

  • Max Mara Weekend jacket (on sale)

  • Lola & Sophie tank now (on sale)

  • Ron White Dory pumps

$490

$120

$380

$250

$165

$54

$395

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Zooming

Modern business zoom protocols require polish and comfort from the waist up.  It’s just as easy, however, to be simultaneously polished and comfortable from the waist down.  Stretch fabrics supply ease of wearing while shape and color provides the polish.

  • Joseph Ribkoff zoom shirt

  • Max Mara trousers were $250, now

  • Marc Cain sneakers were $290, now

$185

$235

$180

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Saling 3

We’ve developed a potent combination of practical and versatile items as an antidote to another day in leggings. Looking ahead, you’ll find that the blouse pairs as easily with jeans, the skirt with cashmere, and the pumps with trousers.  We happen to have almost a size run of each, but only one Debra Fabian lariat necklace!

  • Ecru blouse

  • Rino & Pelle skirt

  • Pas de Rouge comfortable pumps

  • Debra Fabian necklace

$96

$66

$198

$220

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Surfing the Heat Wave

This Iris Setlakwe top and skirt will make you quite a bit happier as the hot months roll on. Together they offer a polished look for the in-person events rescheduled for early Fall. Separately, they work with sharp basics from your closet or ours!

  • Iris Setlakwe wrap blouse

  • Iris Setlakwe skirt

  • Debra Fabian earrings

  • Coclico sandal

  • Iris Setlakwe wrap tank

  • K and S patent pump

  • J & C washable tech trouser

$325

$295

$128

$375

$225

$340

$375

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Weekend Social

This is a tease. We have only one, but it’s lovely to see because this Marie Saint Pierre dress is art - in this case, wearable, comfortable sculpture. If you happen to wear a 2 or a 4, you’re in luck - scoop this up on sale!

  • MSP dress 40% off: now

  • Uli Rapp scuba necklace

  • Ron White sandals

  • Dean Davidson onyx drop earrings

$700

$170

$245

$225

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Summer Styling with Jude Connally

The To-Do list includes a visit to the office, nabbing a time slot at the neighborhood pool, and sipping something decadent at a favorite reopened restaurant. Your To Wear list includes dresses by Jude Connally.  Made in the US of nylon and elastane, dresses wash easily and dry quickly. Sizes xs - xl.

  • Jude Connally short sleeves

  • Alan K woven sneakers

  • Ella Rae earrings

  • Jude Connally halter neck

  • Coclico sandals

  • Sibilia earrings

  • Jude Connally ¾ sleeve

  • Ella Rae earrings

$188

$280

$225

$178

$375

$86

$210

$225

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What are we doing This Week?

Our first busy Saturday pushed publishing this video until today - my bad!

 

You are invited to see an expansive collection of colorful linens dresses, tops, trousers and sweaters, and brand new David Cline shirts and dresses.  For beautifully priced, easy-care, utterly appropriate summer goodies, join us!

 

Private appointments are available from 9 - 11 and after 6 pm. Drop-ins join us from 11 - 6!

 

See you soon!

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Heyne Bogut Summer

A dress, some t’s, and leggings provide a Summer 20 refresh. Dyed, printed, cut and sewn in their Philadelphia studio, Paul’s and Karen’s washable rayon jersey pieces are staples in BF wardrobes. New pieces Zoom and go to dinner, older ones become gym and gardening favorites!

  • Heyne leggings

  • Shan sleeveless tunic

  • Ron White zip sneakers

  • Heyne dress

  • Paloma Barcelo sandals

  • Heyne sleeveless wrap top

  • Cambio trousers

  • Heyne easy t

  • Mac jeans

  • Coclico black sandals

$185

$245

$395

$390

$235

$180

$310

$185

$225

$375

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Feet Treats by Ron White

The twin strands of DNA in Ron White shoes are structural comfort and aesthetic appeal. From classic pumps to summer sandals, the materials and shapes ensure that you slip into them and forget you’re wearing them.

  • Dory pump

  • Roxie heeled sandal (was $345)

  • Nova sneaker

  • Vitalia low sandal

$395

$207

$395

$245

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Saling (2)

The well-rounded sport of saling entails conditioning - long periods of waiting - and anaerobic pouncing. Consider these pieces: Shan’s two-tone tunic and scuba leggings, and an MSP/Shan mesh dress. Getting your size at these prices is the saling prize!

  • Shan tunic (was $270)

  • Shan leggings (were $215)

  • Ron White sneakers

  • MSP/Shan dress (was $340)

$162

$129

$395

$238

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Spring Coclico Shoes 30% Off 

High-quality components and meticulous manufacturing enhance the fit and durability of Coclico shoes. Enjoy a closer look at three timeless styles.

  • Euclid camel stretch leather (were $370)

  • Eastern ecru heeled loafers (were $345) 

  • Noble suede sandals (were $345)

$260

$242

$242

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High Heat

The answer to both heat and LuLu legging exhaustion comes in the form of Iris summer dresses. Tailored touches keep you from wilting, and heeled sandals flatter your stems!

  • Iris cupro striped dress

  • Dean Davidson adjustable pendant

  • Ron White sandals (on sale)

  • Iris kimono sleeves shirt dress

  • Ayala Barr earrings

  • Coclico sandals

$445

$167

$207

$395

$98

$375

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High Hopes

We’ve got high hopes

for salads and pie,

Fireworks and friends

All gathered this 4th of July!

And we’re wearing linen by Pure Amici.

  • Pure Amici shirt dress - org or navy

  • Pure Amici ombre dress

  • Allan K leather sneakers

  • Ilse Jacobsen Tulips

$168

$178

$280

$84

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High Summer

Whether you’re bound for Maine, staycationing in DC, or simply working away, a change of wardrobe is a change in attitude.  Pure Amici and David Cline separates and dresses create cheery head-to-toe alternatives to the WFH uniform.

  • Pure Amici trousers white or navy 

  • David Cline snap front shirt plaid

  • David Cline palm print top

  • David Cline print dresses

  • Coclico blush sandal

  • Tmrw suede convertible handbag 

  • David Cline fundraiser dress

$128

$120

$105

$130

$375

$220

$108

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Meet Melissa Parker

We’re so thrilled that Melissa joined us this February! 

 

Formerly the manager of Julia Farr, Melissa brings finely honed styling skills to help you find your best looks or a must-have item. Make a store visit relaxing and productive by scheduling an appointment.  A brief conversation about your needs and wants allows Melissa to pull a selection that serves as a starting point for a first visit, and her care and thoroughness ensure many more!

 

Melissa can be reached at Melissa@betsyfisher.com or 202 302 0656(m)

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Iris and Kristin Hang Out

Iris Setlakwe F20 Trunk Show

 

This peek at Iris Setlakwe Fall highlights key dresses, signature Iris non-wool suits, and staple item jackets. We’re showing off what may be the Fall’s finest trousers, too!

 

If this whets your appetite for more Iris, please make an in-store or video appointment to see items that make sense for your wardrobe

  • Zebra print dress

  • Wrap dress

  • Jersey dress

  • Mid grey jacket

  • Mid grey trousers

  • Dark grey short jacket

  • Dark grey trousers

  • Plaid short jacket

  • Plaid double-breasted jacket

$475

$395

$355

$595

$365

$595

$395

$635

$695

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Meet Kristin Shoop

The newest member of the crew, Kristin is a Certified Professional Image Consultant. As Kristin assists you, her expertise in color and creating a cohesive wardrobe inform her choices for you, and she’s happy to explain the why’s and how’s. Enjoy a full measure of her attention by scheduling an appointment to shop with her.

 

Kristin can be reached at Kristin@betsyfisher.com or 540 598 0865 (m).

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Summer Blues

Having the blues doesn’t mean you’re sad, especially if they’re by Marie Saint Pierre. Her navy dresses do, however, allow you to inflict them . . . break hearts three ways. 

  • MSP dress

  • Coclico (on sale)

  • MSP dress

  • K & S sandals (on sale)

  • MSP dress

  • F & B beads

  • Ilse Jacobsen Tulips

$1,130

$242

$710

$248

$870

$395

$84

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Saling (I)

We may not be out on the Potomac, but we can certainly enjoy a lovely sale! Try Marc Cain’s versatile dress or separates by Marc Cain and Peter O’Mahler.  Wear now, confident that they’ll go back to the office when you do!

  • Marc Cain dress (on sale)

  • Butter slingbacks (on sale)

  • Allan K sneakers

  • Marc Cain trousers (on sale)

  • P. O Mahler shirt jacket (on sale)

  • Ron White pump

  • Coclico navy sandal

$228

$179

$280

$180

$248

$395

$375

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Solstice

If a dress isn’t your first choice, then savor DC’s longest days with a look that goes beyond the 15 hours of daylight: easy MAC jeans, a linen top, and comfortable sandals.

  • MAC jean 

  • Majestic top

  • Bird of Flight sandal

$225

$270

$160

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Enduring Relationship

Whether it’s love at first glance or an evolving appreciation of aesthetics and quality, Luisa Cerano will occupy a special place in your wardrobe for years. It starts this summer when elegant separates and dresses become staples. 

  • Luisa Cerano top

  • Luisa Cerano top

  • LC striped trousers

  • Coclico loafers

  • LC navy dress

  • Homers sneakers

  • LC shirt dress

  • K & S slingbacks

  • LC dress

  • Coclico sandals

  • Suzi Roher scarf

$275

$260

$405

$345

$485

$177

$640

$176

$435

$375

$325

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Summertime . . . the Dressing is Easy

The magic dress liberates you from yoga pants and self-consciousness in one sweet garment. These options provide enough of at least one of these qualities: shape, grace, and coverage. 

  • Shan dress

  • Coclico sandals

  • Julie Vos necklace

  • Julie Vos earrings

  • GoodMatch dress

  • Allan K sneakers

  • Marc Cain provider

  • GoodMatch maxi

$245

$375

$155

$135

$230

$280

$590

$260

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Day into Evening

The process for changing a day look into an evening look remains the same both Pre- and Post-Covid eras: switch the focus from pragmatic and professional appropriately alluring. Chic Italian pants are the core element, and the tops range from sensibly washable to sleek and sexy. Shoe follow suit. 

  • Good Match trousers

  • Ameiliora shirt

  • Wonders loafer

  • Shan tank

  • Coclico sandal

  • Iris tank

  • Max Mara Studio jacket

  • Coclico sandals

$210

$148

$150

$245

$375

$165

$1,645

$375

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K & S for Summer

The video highlights our 4 lovely styles, but I goofed when I said that we only have one suede sling-back - we have the whole size run. Our black patent shoe is back in stock, and since we filmed this, three styles have gone on sale!

  • Black patent pump

  • Suede pump (on sale)

  • Suede slide (on sale)

  • Black sandal (on sale)

$290

$176

$248

$232

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Out to Dinner

Savoring a meal outside at a favorite restaurant has an indisputably positive effect on you, fellow diners, restaurant folks, and the whole chain of people and businesses that make that meal so delicious! Dress for it!

  • Cambio trousers (on sale)

  • Marc Cain shirt

  • Ron White sandals (on sale)

  • Tmrw Studio handbag

$160

$230

$275

$270

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Attitude Adjustment

There’s nothing like a sale to make the glass fuller! If the sale includes pieces from Max Mara’s sporty lines, the prospects grow rosy indeed. We highlight stretch cotton trousers and a zoom friendly top, unexpected items together, and dramatic color combinations. 

  • MMW trousers (on sale)

  • MMW top (on sale)

  • MMW tank

  • Petit Pois cardi (on sale)

  • Sportmax trousers (on sale)

  • Coclico loafers

  • Coclico ivory loafers

  • Tmrw Studio mini

$125

$68

$195

$111

$195

$370

$345

$155

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More Shoes..

Two brands joined our line-up this Spring: Paloma Barcelo and Allan K. More good news: since this video was filmed, we put some of these shoes on sale!

  • PB espadrille

  • PB sandal (on sale) 

  • Allan K sandal (on sale) 

  • Allan K sneakers

$320

$205

$87

$270

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Marc Cain Dresses

Five summer styles share one compelling element: beautiful fabric. Pick the shape that suits your figure and summer dreams. As a lifestyle brand, Marc Cain also offers tempting shoes and an irresistible handbag. 

  • Handbag

  • Shirtdress

  • Navy/tomato red dresses

  • Black tech dress

  • Navy sneakers

  • Black sneakers

$590

$410

$285

$350

$320

$280

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Green?

Preferred color for pines, new leaves, and leprechaun attire, this complex color occupies a special niche in Spring/Summer clothing. Highlighting varied designers and hues, this video also shows the range of what we carry. 

 

Prices at the end of the video - markdowns on some MSP items not shown.

 

Please be in touch about curbside pickups, limited appointments and tailoring consults!

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Feet First

We've always had an idiosyncratic selection of shoes. This first in a series of shoe videos explains the logic behind the choices and introduces and two favorite brands, Homers and Wonders. Prices and information about all our shoes can be found on our website!

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Social Scene

A great dress can be worn across occasions from weddings to walkabouts. If you’re working with a bold piece like Iris Setlakwe’s two-tone dress, shoes and accessories determine the destination.

  • Iris Setlakwe dress

  • Julie Vos bracelet

  • Julie Vos necklace

  • Dean Davidson earrings

  • Butter slingbacks (on sale)

  • Alan K sneakers

  • Tmrw Studio bag

  • Debra Fabian earrings

$375

$175

$285

$170

$179

$280

$155

$110

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Walkabout

It’s a rite of emergence, to take to the streets and reacquaint yourself with those beyond your own. Ceremonial raiment consists of washable separates and airy sneaks, with supplemental equipment carried in a reversible tote. 

  • Ecru tank

  • Avenue Montaigne pants

  • Marc Cain sneakers

  • Marc Cain jacket

  • Bevini tote

$78

$119

$270

$490

$270

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Paleo Fashion

In the PreCovid Era, short hair, travel, and business formal were the norm.  Even as we dress down and stay closer to home, the clean, elegant style, comfort, and utility of Judith & Charles tech separates make paleo fashion a must.

  • Judith & Charles jacket

  • Judith & Charles skirt

  • Judith & Charles trouser

  • Marc Cain tank

  • Iris Setlakwe jacket

  • Pas de Rouge pumps (on sale)

$550

$275

$375

$180

$595

$196

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Rhumba

Putting on a dress, especially one as simple as the Petit Pois, delivers a jolt of joy and a feeling of relief from the other Covid Era modes: professional on top and endlessly casual. Enjoy Petit Pois for occasions that range from just getting up to a serious celebration.

  • Petit Pois dress

  • F & B necklace

  • Paloma espadrilles (on sale)

  • Petit Pois cardigan

  • Paul Green sneakers (on sale)

$220

$395

$235

$130

$210

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Zoomba

Summer joined us this weekend, making Petit Pois mesh pieces an appealing proposition for Zoom calls and beach retreats.  

  • Petit Pois shirt

  • Commando cami

  • Cambio jeans

  • Wonders slingbacks

  • Petit Pois tank

  • Lola & Sophie jacket

$158

$48

$305

$150

$128

$240

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Party Planning

Who: You.

What: Shindigs.

When: Imminently.

Wear: MSP/Shan Collaboration.

Why: To be the best-dressed hostess or guest!

  • Silver tank

  • Silver skirt

  • PB espadrilles

  • Homers sneakers

  • T-shirt dress

  • Pono necklace

  • Black dress

  • Paul Green sneakers 

  • Color block jacket

  • Pull-on pant

  • Allan K sneakers

  • Long t-shirt dress

  • K & S sandals

$320

$490

$335

$295

$580

$385

$590

$210

$765

$490

$280

$620

$330

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Treasure

The featured Mi Jong Lee tunic allows you to create a style signature. Consider it a go-to piece for speaking, via video or in person, and repeat with confidence. This treasure mixes with basics like Ecru light-weight trousers but doesn’t mind competition from Sibillia earrings and Kennel & Schmenger slides. 

  • Mi Jong Lee tunic

  • Ecru trousers

  • Sibilia earrings

  • K & S slides

$1185

$158

$81

$330

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The Question

After publishing videos about a navy suit from Max Mara Leisure and a bright blue dress from Iris Setlakwe, you asked The Question: “Does it come in black?”  We would never let you down.

  • Iris Setlakwe dress

  • Tmrw blush handbag

  • Pas de Rouge pumps

  • Max Mara Leisure jacket

  • Max Mara Leisure pants

$365

$220

$320

$350

$215

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Temptation

A change of weather and an extension of the shutdown does have its effects . . . But we’re not giving in!

  • Petit Pois cardigan

  • Petit Pois skirt

  • Petit Pois t

  • Petit Pois jacket

  • Shan tank

  • Ron White sneakers

  • Max Mara Weekend tote

$138

$200

$135

$185

$245

$395

$175

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Staples

Broaden your view of staples from toilet paper and Cava takeout to include, once more, key black and white items for your wardrobe. Five pieces work together and separately across seasons.

  • Ecru jacket (on sale)

  • Peter O. Mahler top

  • Cambio trousers

  • K & S sandals

  • TMRW Studio crossbody

  • Julie Vos hoop

$295

$228

$365

$330

$90

$55

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The Modern Suit

Seemingly irrelevant to both current needs and fashion trends, Max Mara Leisure trousers and jacket provide easy polish and distinction for 270/365 days. They also wash and dry faster than jeans!

  • Max Mara jacket

  • Max Mara pants

  • Ecru t-shirt

  • Sibilia earrings

  • Marc Cain sneaker

  • Iris Setalkwe tank

  • Pas de Rouge pump

  • Julie Vos earrings

  • Julie Vos necklace

$350

$215

$84

$80

$320

$220

$320

$85

$110

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Change It Up

A sweet sunny day stirs the restless demons in our housebound souls. Satisfy them with a change of appearance.

  • Iris Setlakwe jersey dress

  • Ron White sandal

  • Sibilia earrings

  • Meier Luo necklace

$385

$345

$80

$80

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The Long View

Warning: this is a 4+ minute video. In the long run, the information about investing in a professional wardrobe may save you time, money, and a year’s worth of aggravation. Even if taking the Wardrobe Investment plunge is not on your agenda, use the blueprint the video provides for organizing clothing already in your closet.

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Good News, Bad News

Our friend Hilton Hollis announced a 40% discount on his Spring 2020 merchandise, which is the good news for Hilton’s many fans. It’s also the bad news, illustrating the predicament so many business owners currently face: how to manage the unimaginable. Shop on!

  • Hilton Hollis top (on sale)

  • Cambio white denim

  • Ilse Jacobsen Tulip

$207

$250

$78

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No Hanger Appeal

Not even BF staff gave this oversize cotton linen shirt a glance when it arrived. But a touch suggests how pleasant it would be to have skin-side, especially when it’s hot, and how easy it makes getting dressed.

  • Max Mara Weekend dress

  • Max Mara Weekend belt

  • K & S sandals

$475

$175

$290

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Tut Tut

It’s disconcerting to discover that your rain gear dates back to the days of Christopher Robin and Pooh. If you’re ready for an infusion of Italian style, consider Rino & Pelle options. Touches of color and details suggest these coats will also last decades!

  • Rino & Pelle trench coats

  • Judith & Charles trousers

  • Petit Pois shirt

  • Commando tank

  • Ilse Jacobsen Tulips

  • Ron White Dory

$270

$375

$158

$48

$78

$395

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Blustery Days

For those welcome expeditions around the neighborhood, we have our ways of helping you show the world that style has not Shutdown. Slip one of these featherweight scuba coats over your “slouchy” jeans and turn your neighbors’ heads.

  • Rina & Pelle coat (on sale)

  • Lanificio Arca scarf (on sale)

  • Rino & Pelle coat (on sale)

  • Rino & Pelle turtleneck

  • Commando tank

  • Cambio trouser

  • Ron White pump

$150

$238

$150

$128

$48

$310

$395

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Expeditionary

With pockets big enough for masks, thermometer, gloves, and groceries, Rino & Pelle’s faux suede coat eliminates the need for totes and packs.

  • Rino & Pelle coat (on sale)

  • Suzi Roher scarf

  • Cambio trousers

  • Ron White pump

$135

$315

$310

$395

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Coping Styles

Through the weeks, my personal coping mechanism seesaws, from skipping meals to bingeing on the Lindt truffles at our front desk. Luckily, we have wardrobes for both styles and everything in between!

  • Manoush dress

  • K & S slingbacks

  • Marie Saint Pierre dress

$630

$290

$940

A Box, A Box!

Our UPS guy has lost muscle tone. Instead of the deluge of April merchandise, he brings the occasional sad, flat box. One of those boxes, however, was a sleeper: it contained our Samantha Sung summer skirts!  These are stock, but I suspect Samantha would be willing to make one for you if we don’t have your size. 

  • Houndstooth skirt

  • Floral belted skirt

  • Max Mara Weekend tanks

  • Julie Vos necklace

  • Allen K sneakers

$500

$570

$195

$285

$280

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Prepping

Practice what to wear for the Great Reemergence in Shan versatile and interchangeable separates. Whether you opt for scuba, jersey, or a mix, the leggings, trousers, and tunics offer the same easy care and comfort as your shutdown favorites, but add the polish you’ll appreciate as your world enlarges. Sizes 2 - 12.

  • Shan tunic

  • Shan leggings

  • Shan tunic

  • Shan trousers

  • Paloma Barcelo espadrilles

  • K & S slingbacks

  • Marc Cain flats

  • Pono necklace

$398

$215

$278

$315

$325

$290

$390

$290

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April Tidings

By BF tradition, April includes a visit from Hilton Hollis, the magician who incarnates Spring in textiles and clothing. Enjoy a quick view of three of this season’s elegant, strong and feminine dresses, and plan on wearing one to our optimistically rescheduled May 21 - 23 Trunk Show.

  • Jersey petal print dress

  • Coclico heeled loafer

  • Cotton-poly neck dress

  • Pono resin necklace

  • Kennel & Schmenger sandal

  • Cotton print dress

  • Sibilia earrings

  • Pas de Rouge pumps

$470

$345

$645

$245

$330

$580

$85

$320

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Outdressing

Outdressing has acquired a second meaning. The first, to dress more stylishly than someone else, still applies, but now it also means to dress as if you were actually going to go outside. Venture to the porch, balcony or stoop in Luisa Cerano denim, Marc Cain blouse, and washable suede jacket.  Your Kennel & Schmenger heels let the neighbors know who won

  • Luisa Cerano jean

  • Marc Cain top

  • Marc Cain jacket

  • Kennel & Schmenger sling-backs

$320

$250

$540

$290

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Do Wear This at Home

Now that you’ve had your first cup of coffee and notice that it’s a gorgeous afternoon, get dressed!  Start with last year’s classic Iris top, and add trend-resistant Marie Saint Pierre jacket and pants. With chic and speedy sneaks by Kennel & Schmenger, you’ll get 8 hours of work done in 4!

Please share your photos of Shutdown Couture!
 

  • Marie Saint Pierre jacket

  • Marie Saint Pierre trouser

  • Kennel & Schmenger sneak

$1,130

$695

$360

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Awkward Video No. 1

We made this one (and two others) in the PreCOVID Era. Please ignore extolling the ease of travel and cheering from your kids’ sidelines. Instead, substitute: “Delightful to wear at home, day after day!”

Please do send your Shut Down Couture photo! 

  • Max Mara Leisure jacket

  • Max Mara Leisure pants

  • Lola & Sophie tank

  • Marc Cain mesh sneakers

$295

$215

$134

$270

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Zoom Life

You suspect that most people on the morning call are wearing jammy bottoms and still need to brush their teeth. Not only is your work product stellar, but your look is also comparatively couture.

Please share your Shutdown Couture Looks by text (202.785.1975) or email (click on the button below).

  • Rino & Pelle jacket

  • Cambio trousers

  • Marc Cain blouse

  • Marc Cain flat

$198

$270

$240

$390

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Making Lemonade

This rainy March Saturday frees you up: no pollen sneezles, car washing, or temptation to gather 100 of your closest friends around the grill.  Appreciate with a solo stroll in waterproof Ilse Jacobsen tulips and Rino & Pelle’s lightly-lined raincoat. Enjoy Samantha Sung secret garden pullover, and look to sunny days ahead in white Cambio jeans.

Happy to discuss options and variations via Facetime or What’s App - call or text 202 785 1975.

 

Delivery available!

  • Rino & Pelle raincoat

  • Ilse Jacobsen flat

  • Cambio denim

  • Samantha Sung pullover 

$248

$78

$230

$549

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The Alt Suit

An unexpected combination of knit dress and a cotton ribbed jacket functions as a casual and polished suit alternative.

  • Marc Cain Ribbed Jacket

  • Marc Cain Dress

  • FS/NY Wedges

$230

$380

$195

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