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Beat the Heat Flash Sale at the DU!

6 Jul

Let the Dredgers Union help you Beat the Heat! This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only… Take 20% off the entire store… even sale items!

Fall 12 at the DU studio

1 May

Here is a shot of Dana working on patterns for the F12 DU Private Label collection in the DU studio.  If you look closely you can see button hole marks, a neckline, and an armhole.  This shirt is going to have mystery pockets in a universe of mysterious mystery.

You in DU: Urban Collegiate

3 Apr

I’ve always been inspired by vintage photographs from Ivy League campuses. Their effortless layering, mixture of prints and textures, and all around cool poise. I used these photos for inspiration for two Dredgers Union “urban collegiate” looks.

(Source: The Trad)

The ladies look is a layered, early spring style. Perfect for chilly mornings and sunny afternoons. Start with a good base, like the Shiloh Dress, it has a soft lining and fun skirt. Throw a lightweight flannel tunic on top. Our Dredgers Union Plaid Tunic is the perfect layering piece, and with pockets it’s also incredible practical!

Add a horizontal striped cardigan to mix up the prints, and add that effortless preppy look. Add easy accessories, like a necklace and clear frame sunglasses.

For the guys, I layered some crazy things together to get that easy going, college look. Start with a lightweight short in a fun color, like these RVCA shorts available in the store. Add a long-sleeved shirt, maybe even with a hood. Put a brightly colored plaid over it, this teal Dredgers Union Plaid Woven would work perfectly. Put a loosely tied silk necktie with it, because…why not?

Add a thick hooded sweater, chambray backpack, and geeky readers…and you are ready to go!

These are the final looks: Casual, and straight-off-campus cool!

Easy Neon

22 Mar

red jeggings study

18 Mar
4 items found at Dredgers Union right now:
the floral Keds (again, I own and love)
the red and white stripe Parisian chic  top (just got in, likely will own!)
I took 2 of the items, the RED JEGGING & TUNIC, and paired them with items found both at DU and at other stores, to play around with options and directions one could take these two basic items…really, I was so inspired I believe I will do several ‘studies’ of these items.  It was a lot of fun playing on polyvore, and I guess it’s just yet another social media tool that I will lose years of my life to…
check back for more studies on the red pants!

Cosmetics for your….FEET?!

15 Mar

With spring fever hitting Cleveland, pedicurists all over the area are sure to be enjoying fully booked schedules getting all those local toesies ready to be unveiled after the not-so-long or not-so-rough winter!

DU is here to help you take that process one step further!  We are so excited (ok, maybe Sean isn’t excited, he probably doesn’t even know what a flip flop is) but the girls of DU are excited to be getting in our first ever order of TKEES leather flip flops.

The line is really well made and we are getting in 7 different color choices including selections which will meet your seasonal needs such as metallics and neons in addition to basic licorice.  It’s going to be difficult to choose, but I am pretty sure I will at least be getting one gold or bronze and one hot pink or neon yellow.  I mean, if you have followed my pinterest account then you are acutely aware of my current obsession with both GOLD and NEON!

They are arriving NEXT WEEK.  I don’t mean to wet your whistle for them and not be able to offer instant gratification, but with the nice weather afoot, I wanted to be sure to let you know they were en route!



A walk in the park…

7 Mar

New Leather Accessories at the DU by Billykirk

5 Mar

We’re excited to get our first assortment of Billykirk goods into the DU!  Hand made in USA, these quality goods are built to last a lifetime.  Here’s an exerpt from a recent article about Billykirk from GQ:

If you ask Chris and Kirk Bray where they’re from, the brothers behind the leather goods and canvas bag label Billykirk will give you a variety of answers. In fact, the fellas were born in Tennessee (and still have family in the Volunteer state), but grew up in Minnesota—meaning that the brothers Bray bring a unique mix of Southern and Midwestern perspectives to their collections (ticking-stripe bags, hand-sewn leather wallets), not to mention their laid-back personalities. After college the older (and more gregarious) brother, Chris, moved to L.A. to be an actor (mostly daytime TV stuff, according to him; the videos have yet to surface on YouTube), with the artsy and more cerebral brother Kirk soon following along.

“It all started with an inch-and-a-quarter-wide watch strap that Kirk and I found in a pawn shop in Santa Monica,” says Chris from his studio in Jersey City. “Kirk would wear it to this coffee-shop job he worked at night, and tons of people would ask him where he got it. Eventually, Kirk came into my office at this real-estate gig I had and we decided we should start making leather watch straps and leather goods.” That was in 1998, and in 1999 Billykirk launched, to great fanfare in the fashion community. Ten years later and the brand is de rigeur for cool shops all over the U.S. and overseas.

Movin’ and Shakin’

30 Jan

We’ve moved some things around, and even gone upside down… We had some new shipments come in as well as a restock of some private label staples… Come see!

Further Price Reductions at the Dredgers Union Annual Sale!

20 Jan

Prices are dropping even lower on select items.  Up to 75% off!