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Peter Cohen Trunk Show at Ruth Shaw

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Resilience. Will. The strength to go on. These are the human qualities often tested in the wake of natural disasters. When things get turned upside down, we get to see what we (and those around us) are made of. That being said, Superstorm (nee Hurricane) Sandy left most of us Baltimoreans relatively unscathed. Sure, we maybe got a reality check about how watertight (or not) our basement really is, or how long we could realistically live without the Internet (anyone else top out at a minute and a half?), but of course, it could have been much worse. For example, the Peter Cohen trunk show at Ruth Shaw could have been flat out cancelled. And what kind of message would that send? Are we going to let a little weather stand in the way of such a fashion opportunity? Of course not. This is how we show our mettle.

So kudos to Ruth Shaw for extending the only Peter Cohen trunk show in the region. The event, originally scheduled to have ended yesterday, will now run through Friday afternoon. Cohen’s designs are known for their sleek, simple silhouettes and uber-luxurious fabrics. This is a unique opportunity to snag some great pieces by the designer, so be sure to make it down there. Show the weather that no matter how it might try to keep you down, a true fashionista’s will to shop will always (of course) triumph.

The Peter Cohen Trunk Show takes place at Ruth Shaw from 10am-6pm today and tomorrow. Ruth Shaw is located in the Village of Cross Keys, 68 Village Square, Baltimore.

Trunk Shows at Trillium

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J and J Feld at Trillium in Lutherville

Twenty years of fashion. That means going back to 1992—a year marked by super angular jackets, wide shoulders, wide hips, and plaid everywhere. For most of us, the garments we proudly wore then have long since made their way to the Salvation Army—and with good reason. Sure, the best of your Kurt Cobain-era wardrobe might be currently resting on a rack in a vintage store near you, but those pieces would be the exception. And yet, that’s the paradox of fashion. What today seems an unthinkable outfit was, some years ago, the absolute height. It takes a certain vision and integrity to be able to keep up over the years—to weather the fashion industry’s inherent fickleness. It takes an understanding of what makes something classic, combined with a forward-thinking eye.

This weekend, Sima Blue, owner of Trillium, celebrates the boutique’s 20 year anniversary.  In honor of this anniversary, Trillium won’t be busting out the well-aged parachute pants from days of yore. Rather, the boutique is hosting two fantastic trunk shows featuring local designers  J and J Feld Designs (on Friday) and Bethesda’s Marti (on Saturday).  Both shows are 11am-5pm. If you need an additional reason to stop by and continue to support Trillium, you can feel great knowing that a portion of proceeds will be donated to the House of Ruth.

Trillium is located in Greenspring Station. 10749 Falls Road in Lutherville.

Double Dutch Boutique’s Awesome Fall Duds

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Double Dutch Boutique in Baltimore

Double Dutch boutique in Hampden hardly needs our help. They’ve got a location in one of the city’s hottest neighborhoods, a wall-full of Best of Baltimore awards, and of course a seasonally-rotating selection of amazing clothes. Perhaps the most amazing thing about Double Dutch is that everything in the store (and windows) seems like a really stand-out, special piece. But whereas in some cases, a stand-out piece of clothing means a skin-tight, sequin affair in a print that could only match shoes that haven’t been invented yet, everything at Double Dutch manages to be that seemingly-impossible combination of both special and wearable.

Imagine a piece of clothing that you could wear both to work and on a date and not feel like you were compromising on either front. That’s the kind of thing Double Dutch seems to specialize in. Not only that, the boutique primarily stocks small, independent designers and loads of locally designed jewelry and accessories. Perfect for those wanting to support small and local businesses while looking as good as humanly possible. Not a big deal, of course. Just the way some  us like to do things.

Double Dutch Boutique is located at 3616 Falls Road in Hampden, Baltimore.

Inside the New Harbor East Anthropologie

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Anthropologie on the circle in Harbor East

The new Anthropologie in Harbor East is just what you’d expect: fresh and funky.  The store is a chain of over 100 stores across the U.S. and each one is pretty similar, but this one is huge, much larger than the Towson Town Center store. 

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