Like many mothers, I feel that the first day Back To School deserves a celebration – for me. A day to celebrate with some much-needed Me Time before I get back to the grind.
So I walked my daughter into class, took photos, had coffee with other parents, took the dog to daycare and went to the mall. I had a gift card to Anthropologie and was excited to shop the store alone. ALONE. What a nice sounding word! Hear it echo through the empty house?
My next stop was Bloomingdale’s; I figured that summer shoes would be on sale and I was right. The sale was crazy; shoes on clearance and then marked down another 40%! After taking my time in the shoe boutique – because I was ALONE, remember? – I strolled over to women’s clothes; I figured that the sale would be happening there as well. There was nothing good on sale, but a new clothing section grabbed my attention.
I had never seen these clothes before, or anything like them at Bloomingdale’s! And it wasn’t a rack or two of clothes, it was an entire in-store boutique. The decor matched the clothes; both were visually stunning. Quizzically I turned to the salesperson and she confirmed that this was a new addition to Bloomingdale’s, called AllSaints.
A 10 year-old UK-based brand, AllSaints Spitalfields entered the US market about a year ago within Bloomingdale’s 59th St. store. Since then they have opened free-standing stores in Los Angeles, Miami and NYC’s SoHo as well as several more in-store Bloomingdale’s boutiques. The one in Atlanta had only been open a few weeks when I discovered it.
Someone on Yelp described the clothes as “boho-chic meets Mad Max.” I don’t think they meant it as a compliment, but still it’s pretty accurate. I love the look; it’s so me. With uneven hemlines, asymmetrical shapes, lots of leather, mostly black and earth tones, the clothes are at once both modern and vintage-inspired. The leather jackets are incredible; I’m saving my pennies to buy one. Or maybe if my husband reads this post he can get a hint for a Christmas present. Either way, I have found my new favorite place to shop!
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