Fall Sample Sale

Thursday 11/9 - Friday 11/10 and Thursday 11/16 - Friday 11/17 from 10am-5pm
260 West 36th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenue) Suite #802

Fall Sample Sale featuring Elizabeth Gillett's contemporary scarves, tunics, ponchos & kimonos. Styles sold at Free People, Anthropologie and Calypso retailing for $78-$365 will be available for $30-$140 at the sale. One of a kind designs from $20.

Special Guest Elements by Jill Schwartz joins us 11/16 + 11/17. 

The brand is known for artistic & bohemian accessories in luxe fabrications, exclusive prints and hand-crafted details.

Shop for scarves, wraps, and kimonos in velvet, cashmere, silk, wool. Perfect-for-travel resort kimonos and beach cover-ups. Elegant hand beaded party wraps. On-site styling tutorials, free gift with $50 purchase and personalized service in the designer's showroom.

Credit cards and cash accepted.

 
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Summer Tunic on Fashionomics

One of our favorite bloggers featured our hand tasseled woven summer tunic. See it here: http://blog.fashionomics.com/a-great-3rd-piece-from-elizabeth-gillett/

 

 

I will surely get the award for worst blogger ever!! I have been MIA from social media and am really behind on my blogging efforts!! But it has been really fun July I have to say. Hunter (our first grand baby) was born July 13 and then we had a blast on our annual family vacay. This year Bill tried to kill us or wear us out by planning some really fun and sometimes extreme activities. No sleeping late or resting on this trip. Getting up early for a 2 1/2 hour van ride to our white water rafting excursion is just an example of our family bonding experiences. I am missing Colorado today and having most of my family all together in one place. A mom’s dream for sure!! I like this tunicfrom Elizabeth Gillett because it reminds my of vacation! Plus she is giving a 20% discount and free shipping with code “FASHIONOMICS”  until  8/20/17

 

 

I don’t know if it is because I used to be a teacher and had the summers off or I am just still stuck in the school calendar mode from my kids, but I love summer!! I love traveling and I also love my town in summer when the traffic is lighter and you can get into a restaurant because most people are in cooler places. Packing for a trip to the beach or the mountains is really easy and I love not having to wear make up for a week or so. This Kate, indigo handloom tunic from Elizabeth Gillett is a great 3rd piece that you can wear over jeans and a tank to look pulled tother with little effort. I have to admit when I received the box of goodies from Elizabeth and pulled this out I was a little skeptical. But it has turned out to be one of my faves!! Love the loose weave that is so light weight and the trendy fringe trim is just the right finishing touch. It just says let’s relax!

I always love white jeans and wear them almost every day, especially in the summer. I love what I call “no brainer” outfits that I can throw on and feel pulled together but not have to think much about what to wear. The reason I like a 3rd piece is that it can pull a simple outfit together with little effort!! This one looks great white or could go with denim for sure. I will be showing it in a blog soon as a swim cover up!! I also love this Style Guide on the Elizabeth Gillett website that shows lots of ways to wear scarves, ponchos and all of her fabulous “3rd pieces”! I grabbed my fuchsia kimono from this recent post and headed to church and then dinner. Easy dressing, I just saw it in my closet and threw it on over pink jeans and a white tank.

 

 

 

Elizabeth Appears on Material Is Your Business Podcast

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Take a deep dive into material science with strategist Rob Sanchez (Open Source Business), materials expert Stephanie Benedetto (Queen of Raw), manufacturing expert and founder of Save the Garment District Samanta Cortes (Samanta’s Platform) , and image consultant and tailor Mack Mozé (Mozé-Rogue Tailor), along with revolving guest hosts. Produced by MouthMedia™ Network , the show focuses on useful, in-depth interviews with industry notables, serves as a platform for business leaders, and provides commentary about virtually anything in between, making insights into business and technology within the material sciences industry entertaining, meaningful and accessible.

Elizabeth Gillett, Founder/Creative Director of Elizabeth Gillett (luxury, contemporary scarves & cover-ups for women, designed exclusively in NYC – bio), joins hosts Stephanie Benedetto and Samanta Cortes at the MouthMedia Network Studios.

A lost scarf starts a business, limited runs, and infinite possibilities

Gillett discusses her success in spite of no background in fashion or business, being and expert in surface design and embellishments, how she started the company, the desire for an oversize, tactile, soft, comfortable scarf, how she got her first orders and fulfilled them, and transitioning her business one scarf at a time. Stephanie and Samanta receive gifts of personally selected limited run scarves, and how craftsmen allow Gillett to do small run artwork in the form of scarves. Soft accessories allow anyone to easily to bring something for someone. From an idea in Gillett’s mind to being worn by someone. Transitioning from hand application to printers and mills. How as a fine artist the toolbox is infinite, how textiles offer a 2D plane to explore possibilities because the material changes the design when it is applied. Knitting required help working side by side.

 

Producing in India, transitioning the business, and producing-to-order

Why India became an inspiring resource, low minimums, the process from concept to manufacturing, how weather changes in India affect design choices, how Gillett thinks in the finished project, and the value of seeing the manufacturing in India in person. The best go-to colors and techniques, woven MicroModal, and a delicious and surprising snack. Moving her studio from her bathtub to The Garment Center then to China then to India, why she stayed in India, the cost of transitioning a business, what happens to unused designs, producing-to-order for efficiency and being waste-free, the boutique part of business as a testing ground, and issues with grey goods and stability and dependability.

See original here