Archive | December, 2011

DU 20% off Staff Picks of the Week 12/30 – 1/5

30 Dec

This Week’s picks come from DU’s own Dana Sobota.  Dana is the women’s designer for the Dredgers Union Private Label.  Each week we feature staff picks that will be 20% off for seven days!

What is your pick of the week for women?

Camilla long sleeve dress

The camilla dress from french connection is such a versatile piece. The detailing in the seams and the exposed zipper make it fun and special but the overall design is still clean enough to wear casually with boots and a chunky cardigan. My other favorite part about this dress is the fabric, a modal and wool blend, which is so soft and warm.  Now just $134.99

And your pick for the men?

Dredgers Union Anchor Cufflinks

These cufflinks are part of a collaboration between local jewelry designers/makers Wunderlust and the Dredgers Union. They are hand textured nickel with pierced anchors and are made exclusively for our store. The craftmanship and textured finish are just beautiful.  Now just $64.99

Is there anything you would like to share about the upcoming Spring/Summer Dredgers Union line?

Sean and I were both inspired by Cleveland’s boating culture so there will be some strong nautical references in our color choices and detailing for both mens and womens collections this spring. The womens will continue to include wardrobe staples, such as blazers and wovens, but with vivid pops of color and fun springy details and of course plenty of easy to wear jersey dresses and layering pieces.

Dredgers Union in Real Simple Magazine!

26 Dec

Real Simple Magazine featured a “Launder Care Laundry Bag” from the Dredgers Union as a great gift idea under $50… We agree!  We currently have three styles in stock.  Why not learn something while you wait for all of your clothes to finish drying?

DU Staff Picks of the Week! 12/23 – 12/29

23 Dec

We’re evolving the Friday to Friday sale to include individual perspectives and thoughtful insights from one of the unique members of the DU staff!

Dredgers Union assistant manger Ned Breznai picks this weeks items.  And the timing couldn’t be better, considering that Ned was kind enough to throw on a Santa costume for the kids a few weeks back.

So Ned, what are your Staff Picks of the Week?

Womens – DU Day Trip Dress
Sleeved dresses are very chic in my opinion. The short length keeps it young, but perfect to pair with a pair of matte tights. It’s a fun mod style, perfect for all kinds of girls! Completely versatile, can transition from a day spent at the West Side Market or grabbing drinks with friends.

Mens – DU Waxed Cotton “H” Jacket
Waxed cotton is amazing. The jacket will crease and it’s patina will be completely unique. The Dredger’s version is a contemporary flattering version of the bulky competitors. I feel like a Scottish sailor whenever I put it on. This jacket will compliment Cleveland’s seasons.

Do you have any memorable Holiday Stories you would like to share with the class?

My family is completely crazy (in the best way possible). One year we were celebrating at my Aunt and Uncle’s house. My Uncle and I were given the job of lighting the wood burning fireplace. We forgot to check if the flue was open, and went ahead lighting the fire. Next thing I know smoke is billowing into the living room, and everyone needed to evacuate the house. My Uncle saved Christmas that year when he shove his hands up the light fire and pushed the flue open. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Friday to Friday Sale 12/16 to 12/22

16 Dec

This week’s Friday to Friday sale features two styles from our Dredgers Union Private Label.  Our DU Womens  Trench is a nod to the classic but reworked with a contemporary fit and detailing. Crafted from recycled poly and double lined with flannel make for a fun and functional all weather choice.  For Men we have the DU Double Lapel Trench Coat.  With a custom quilted lining, this brushed twill trench coat has a double lapel detail, two way entry lower pockets, and classic welt pockets on the chest.  These weekly deals are available both online, and in our flagship store.  All the DU Private Label items are manufactured in USA!

Also, remember that every Friday from 5pm til 8pm we are serving complimentary Holiday Cocktails!

New Dredgers Union Video!

9 Dec

We are so stoked on this new video that Uppercut Motion and Sound just made for us!!!

Friday to Friday Sale 12/9 to 12/15

9 Dec

Check the featured items in this week’s Friday to Friday Sale!  Knitting Kits by Wool and the Gang are a great gift idea for beginners and pro’s alike.  For guys we have our Dredgers Union Label Crushable Wool Hats…  Chrushable meaning that you won’t ruin them by accidentally sitting on them, and even the wool comes from sheep that live in the US.  20% off these items both in-store and online for one week only!

Don’t forget that we’ll be offering Complimentary Holiday Cocktails each Friday from 5pm to 8pm to kick off each week’s sale!

Holiday Cocktail Fridays at the DU!

8 Dec

December means free drinks at the DU! In celebration of our weekly Friday to Friday sales events, each Friday in December the Dredgers Union will be hosting “Holiday Cocktail Fridays” from 5pm to 8pm. Come hang out with us and enjoy delicious seasonal drinks… Delicious Seasonal Drinks… say it over and over… it just sounds amazing!

DU Made in USA Custom Shirting Program!

7 Dec

We’re pleased to announce the start of our Made in USA Custom Shirting Program! Here’s how it works:

You set up an fitting appointment with our in-house design team to be measured, and also pick out styles and fabrics for your custom order. A week later you come back to try on your “prototype” shirt to make sure everything is fitting the way you want. Then Four weeks later you will receive you own custom Made in USA production run. We make it super easy, and super affordable. We offer this for both men and women!  For more info email


I heart Cleveland…do you?

5 Dec

So my good friend, Charity over at the great local-centric blog: I heart and Owner/Founder of Chartreuse Design Firm and I are FINALLY getting to collaborate on something!!!

THIS Wednesday, December 7th, Dredgers Union will play co-host to a special SHOPPING SHINDIG with shopping deals offered to the great supporters of I heart Cleveland blog.

Charity’s own blog post spells out the details far better than I could here, so to learn more about how you can save at DU this Wednesday and hang out and mingle over cocktails and treats with Charity and some of Cleveland’s greatest bloggers then click HERE for more details!

I know we at DU are really excited about this!!!!



DU Friday to Friday Sale!

2 Dec

Each week we will be featuring a special selection of items that will be marked 20% off for one week. There will always be something for men and something for women. We’re bringing the good old days of the coupon back to downtown retail…  Although please don’t try to use scissors to cut this out of your screen, as these don’t actually need to be presented at the time of purchase.