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DU S12 LOOKBOOK!

11 May

Click the image below to see the Dredgers Union S12 Lookbook!!!

Dredgers Union Summer 2012 Lookbook – Behind the Scenes

10 May

Here are some behind the scenes shots from our upcoming lookbook shot on location at Edgewater Park. We are so excited for everyone to see the results!

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Sean and Danielle both doubled as photographers for the day.

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Jen live instagramed the entire day! (follow us on instagram @Dredgers216)

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“I’m taking a picture of you… taking a picture of me… taking a picture of you!”

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Our very talented models, Samantha and Tom, most likely freezing to death.

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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.

DU Chalk Wall

25 Apr

As more and more pieces from our S12 DU and WRATH ARCANE by DU lines come in, we thought we would start an in-store display project that highlighted some of the details that can be found in specific pieces. Here is Dana putting the finishing touches on our first wall. Yayo.

Makeup, Martinis, & Manicures this Friday!

18 Apr

Great event happening in our basement THIS Friday! All proceeds go to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training. You can pre-sale your tickets at www.m3party.com for $25 or at the door for $30.

All ticket holders will also get 10% off all Dredgers Union merchandize!

Come enjoy a fabulous night of FREE makeup and manicures with an open bar and other great gifts!

See you there!

RSVP on facebook

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!
xoxo
danielle

Yacht Rock

15 Mar

NYC part 1: work.

23 Feb

This past week I flew back out to NYC for another work related buying trip (and if i’m telling the truth there was also a lot of personal shopping too!).  Typically the trade show’s are so exhausting, short of a little dinner, or perhaps a little shopping or a show, it’s a lot less play and a lot more work than it was in the days of owning just a tiny little boutique.

This time was a bit more special however, because I headed to NYC the weekend before my trade show along with my mother and BFF so that we could shop for a wedding dress for my upcoming nuptials.  In the days before work and in the evenings of my work week, I filled every moment with the best NYC had to offer this time around and soaked up every minute of it.  Wes (my fiance) even showed up the last couple days to make being away from home (and him) a lot easier!

On Monday, our assistant buyer, Jen from Dredgers Union and Jennie from my other store, ROOM SERVICE and I set out to the shows and secured some VERY EXCITING and cozy products for Fall 2012.  I’d like to show you pics of everything we bought, but that will have to wait for a little while longer.

In the meantime however, I’ll share some pics of the shows themselves.  We attend 5 shows in this 3 day period and they run the gamut from highly curated & small venues to HUGE venues with seemingly everything under the sun under their giant roofs.  I always wish I had a pedometer on me when I am there, because I swear we must walk 10-15 miles a day while at these shows!

(ABOVE) The Starret Lehigh building in Chelsea is one of my favorites for its mass and beautifully rounded leaded window panes.  Just beautiful.  Inside this building in a few giant empty studios is one of the shows I attend.  It is a smaller, curated collection of goods. Then, up the street is another building of studios, housing more curated shows.

Below is the view from the Starret Lehigh and below that are a few interior images of the smaller shows.

Below is the very imposing JAVITZ CONVENTION CENTER.  To say it is huge would be a staggering understatement.  We walk it in it’s entirety.  It takes days, of course.

it is very difficult to capture it’s interior scale, but it is long aisle after long aisle of visual and mental stimulus.  When you leave this building your brain will hurt as badly as your feet and legs.

Fortunately, our buying assistant can also double as a model, making some buying choices much clearer and easier to make.  (coat on jen arriving fall 2012 – skirts shown below that will be arriving NEXT MONTH!).

coming up soon will be a few more posts on this particular trip to NYC.

xoxoxo

danielle