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New Brand Spotlight: Bardot

Bardot, Bardot dresses, Bardot Group, Bardot Australia, new brand spotlight, Bardot clothing, fashion clothing, women's clothing, women's fashion apparel, The Bardot Group was first established in Australia in 1996. Bardot is proud to have become a major player in the Australian retail fashion sector in such a short time, and thrilled that the brand’s potential is now being recognized in key international markets. Retailers are enjoying success with Bardot in Asia, Europe, Canada, the Middle East, New Zealand, Japan, and the USA.

Bardot is coquettish, sensual, and sophisticated. Perfect styling has a balance of femininity and naughtiness. It’s about being brave enough to express your own style. Match mood to outfit. Own the trends. Be bold in rich colors or float in soft frilly fabrics. Whoever you are Bardot knows style and can help bring out the glamour in you.

“There is a wonderful saying—‘When the world hands you lemons, make lemonade.’ So, in ’96 when I returned home from overseas with no job, no apartment, and no car, I dared to dream, sold my wardrobe, and started a label that would stand the test of time.” - Carol Skoufis, Founder

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On Our Favorites: Digital Print

Our 'My Favorites' list is always brimming with so much awesomeness; we just have to share some of it with you!

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French Connection “Wilderness Check” Dress – The futuristic take on floral print makes this dress utterly fresh and modern.

L.A.M.B. “Ekta” Hobo  – We love the multi-dimensional look of this ultra-chic oversized bag.

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Buyer Favorites: Ready for Fall

As we set our sights on fall, we can’t help but get excited about the shift to richer hues and all the layering possibilities!

To get the scoop on must-have fall transition pieces you need in your wardrobe now, we turned to one of our resident fashion connoisseurs and private label apparel buyer, Lauren. Below, she shares some of her favorite new arrivals from our Zappos Private Label collection.

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Cardigans & Kimonos: perfect for throwing on over your summer basics as the weather begins to cool off.

1. Brigitte Bailey Stripe Pleat Boho Cardigan

2. Brigitte Bailey Peakaboo 3/4 Sleeve Cardigan

3. Brigitte Bailey Tribal Aztek Dream Cardigan

4. Gabriella Rocha Amy Floral Kimono

 

Blouses: pair with everything from pencil and A-line skirts to tailored trousers!

1. Brigitte Bailey Wild Animal V-Neck Silk Blouse

2. Brigitte Bailey Mixed Media Blouse

3. Brigitte Bailey Tiffany 3/4 Sleeve Blouse

4. Brigitte Bailey Sophie Blouse

 

Day-to-Evening Dresses: versatile silhouettes make these the perfect option for layering to create a variety of looks!

1. Gabriella Rocha Vikie Sleeveless Dress

2. Brigitte Bailey Torie Dress

3. Brigitte Bailey Demri Dress

4. Brigitte Bailey Jennifer Dress


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Inspired By: The Column Skirt

Today’s street style inspiration is all about mixing ‘40s-inspired femininity with simple, contemporary pieces. By pairing a ladylike column skirt with a relaxed tee, it instantly transforms the look into something totally of-the-moment.

Check out our take on this chic mash up below:

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1. Le Specs “Sphinx” Sunglasses

2. BCBGeneration Round Neck Top

3. Free People Geometric Skirt

4. Steve Madden “Varcityy” Pumps

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Zappos Welcomes the “Do More with Less” Frog to the Box

In August 2014 a cute new friend made its first appearance on the iconic Zappos box. He’s the “Do More with Less” Frog, and his presence and message is to promote green thinking and sustainable behavior. He’s named after Zappos Core Value #5 – Do More with Less. You might even be reading this blog for the first time thanks to Frog! Woo hoo!

The new images of the “Do More with Less” Frog and the message of sustainability revolve around the “Three Rs” – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. At Zappos we understand that as our business grows so does our environmental footprint. We also know that our biggest environmental impacts are associated with our logistics – our boxes and our shipping practices.

Reduce – We realize that this is our job. We try hard to reduce the number of packages we send back and forth by offering features on Zappos.com to make sure you order right the first time. We also try to ship your footwear and apparel order in the right sized box. Sometimes when we’re operating at “ludicrous speed” (Spaceballs, 1987) we get it wrong and you receive a small item in a big box - we’re working on that.

Reuse – This is a chance for our customers to be creative and have fun with reusing our boxes. Have you ever used the box as a luxury lily pad like the “Do More with Less” Frog? Let us know the craziest way you’ve reused our box and send us a pic on Twitter (@ZapposLEAF)! We’ve also had discussions about whether or not returned boxes are fit to be sent out again. These discussions are healthy and lead to innovative ideas.

Recycle – We hope you’ll recycle your Zappos box once you’re finished with it. Cardboard is one of the most recyclable materials in the country and there is a flourishing market for it. If you’re currently an avid recycler – HIGH FIVE! If you’re not currently recycling, give it a try. If your neighborhood or apartments do not offer recycling, start that conversation with your neighbors.

As Zappos’ customer base grows, so does our potential to talk with many new friends about the impacts we all have on the world. We’re excited to Build Open and Honest Relationships With Communication (Zappos Core Value #6) with you about your thoughts on the environment.

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Check out more awesome news from LEAF at Zappos.com/LEED, Twitter: @ZapposLEAF and on Instagram: Zappos_leaf

PS: Is the Frog a he or a she? LOL It is up to you to decide; all we know is that the Frog is pretty darn cute and has great eyelashes. Shoot, I have long eyelashes myself… and I’m a dude.

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Designer Picks: Nanette Lepore

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What were some inspirations for your fall collection?

N: The artisans and craftsman of the world, the breathtaking embroideries in the Met show, my own extensive archive and a lifetime of travels to souks and markets from all over.


Describe the woman you design for.

N: Our woman is sexy and powerful, feminine and taken seriously. She’s the life of the party…she’s the boss.


What are some things that are on top of your must-have list for fall transition? 

N: There are so many great new pieces from our fall collection! The Love Crime Dress is a great desk-to-dinner dress and the print is beautiful. The Interwoven Pullover is perfect for those fall nights you find yourself walking around the city or in front of a campfire. For a classic go-to look with tights and booties, the No Regrets Dress is incredibly flattering.

 

Where/when do you feel your most creative?

N: A trip to Paris or Morocco with my daughter, Violet, is always inspiring. I’m always anxious to get back into the studio and work out the ideas that have been brewing.

 

New York Fashion Week is just around the corner; what are you most looking forward to this time around?

N: We’ve been working really hard to get more runway looks into production so the customer can shop straight from the fashion show.

NANETTE'S PICKS:

1. Mystery Dress

2. Academic Shift Dress

3. Dewey-Decimal Dress

4. Librarian Dress

5. No Regrets Dress

6. Wasn't Me Dress

7. Love Crime Dress

8. Interwoven Pullover

9. Secret Gateway Top

10. Poetry Top

11. Cross Examine Cardi

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Fresh Picks: Gray Area

As fall gets closer, gray, one of our favorite go-to neutrals, definitely starts to pop up on our radar at a more rapid pace.

This ultra-wearable middle ground between black and white just has a knack for getting on heavy rotation in our closets year round, but particularly when transitioning into fall!

Check out a few of our recent favorites in the world of gray:

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1. Free People “Gemma” Tunic

2. ALDO “Hendon” Clutch

3. kensie Cowl  Neck Dress

4. French Connection “Mississippi Melange” Dress

5. ALDO “Kristina” Pumps

6. French Connection “Mini Milla” Knit Top

7. Free People “Cloudy Day” Cardigan

8. BCBGeneration Sweater

9. Sam Edelman “Felicia” 


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5 Picks for Healthy Eating Made Easy

A healthy lifestyle is all about planning—whether it’s carving time out of your day for the gym or planning your healthy meals for the week. When it comes to the healthy eating part (which many experts agree is up to 80% of the healthy lifestyle equation), the right kitchen tools can be invaluable.

Below are five of our favorite kitchen gadgets to enhance your healthy diet!

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1. Cuisinart Griddler  - Grill veggies, chicken, steak, burgers and more while channeling away all the grease.

2. Zojirushi Mr. Bento® Stainless Steel Lunch Jar  Skip the greasy fast food and pack your lunch in this easy-to-carry lunch pack. It keeps everything fresh and has microwave-safe bowls as well as a fork spoon.

3. Omega Masticating Style JuicerThis high-efficiency juicer yields nutritious juice from hard-to-juice produce like wheatgrass, leafy greens and carrots.

4. Vitamix CIA Professional Series BlenderNot only does this restaurant-quality machine blend delicious healthy smoothies, it also makes soups and homemade frozen desserts!

5. Cuisinart Custom 9-Cup Food ProcessorThis is a real essential for cutting your prep time significantly when making healthy home-cooked meals!

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