LOOKS

Enjoy favorites from 2020 that feature what made Betsy Fisher special: our delight in showing you how to mix and match well-made essentials with striking pieces for maximum use and impact, making every well-dressed day a better one! 

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Core Values

Our Fall 20 Judith & Charles tech suiting rolled in and mostly out. Their cut, color, ease of care and versatility make these items a worthy investment.  Because the videos describe how and why these pieces can be the foundation of your wardrobe, watch with an eye to using your own closet denizens in a similar way!  

  • Navy jacket, size 14

  • Black jacket, size 12 

  • Navy trousers, sizes  2, 4, 8, 12  

  • Wine trousers, size 14 

  • Wine/blk/wh top, size M 

  • Blue/blk/wh top size, L 

  • Black pencil skirt, sizes 4, 12 (runs small) 

$550

$275

$375

$375

$285

$285

$83

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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