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New Brand Spotlight: Fig Clothing

FIG® Clothing is a Canadian sportswear brand for active, urban, and elegant women who love to travel. The collection is inspired by adventure and practicality. It is designed for those in need of versatility. FIG's mission is to offer a sophisticated alternative to traditional travel wear, an alternative that showcases the womanly body and makes it possible to feel at ease in all sorts of situations: in an urban setting like Manhattan or in a Tanzanian safari.

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With FIG, it is fast and easy to switch your style by simply changing from a sandal to a high heel shoe! FIG's COMMITMENT FIG clothes are developed and manufactured entirely in Canada. This business model allows the company to encourage the local workforce and limit travel related to the production and distribution of its clothes. It is not only a part of the DNA of the brand. It allows FIG to have better quality control and respond quickly to its clientele's needs. This commitment also encourages FIG to choose Canadian fabrics as well as organic fabrics whenever interesting options exist.

The SAFARI and CHALET collections are in fact great alternatives for eco-responsible clients! Why FIG? The FIG leaf symbolizes the invention of clothing, with Adam and Eve as original models. Since the company's mission is to keep things simple and down to the essentials, what better way is there to illustrate it than with a fig? In the language of choreography, fig. is short for figure (as in dancing figure, acrobatic figure). In other words, movement and action . . . things for which FIG is designed. Figure also evokes the silhouette, the shape of a woman. In this regard, FIG collections are designed to flatter and celebrate the female body.

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StyleStalker Visits Zappos

Our new friends from contemporary fashion brand StyleStalker recently paid us a visit at our headquarters and photo studio in downtown Las Vegas to tour the office and join in on the photo shoot shenanigans!

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Be on the lookout for StyleStalker on Zappos.com this February + our exclusive Q&A with one half of the creative duo behind the brand, Rachel Zeilic!

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Designer Picks: Nicole Miller

Known for her distinctive prints and timelessly flattering silhouettes that strike the perfect balance between modern and feminine, Nicole Miller is one of New York City’s most sought-after designers.

With our sights set firmly on spring, we asked Nicole to share some of her must-have pieces as we dream of warmer days ahead.

Let’s fast forward through these brutal winter storms, shall we?

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1. Nicole Miller "Aurora" Jersey Dress

2. Nicole Miller "Heathy" Tucked Dress

3. Nicole Miller Sleeveless Jersey Tuck Dress

4. Nicole Miller V-Neck Silk Blouse

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4 Denim Brands You Need to Know in 2014

With the start of every new year comes a certain longing for renewal, and sometimes this manifests itself to a return to basics—a simple decluttering of the closet perhaps, or investing in wardrobe pieces that serve a multitude of options. Jeans definitely fit into this “indispensable staples” category, and are truly worth spending a little more time and money on to get that perfect fit for your body.

Today, we’re highlighting four of our denim superstars that we think you (and your wardrobe) should get acquainted with this year:

Fashion Denim:

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Hudson Jeans isn’t just another company that designs and manufactures premium denim. The entire company is rooted from the ground up in a set of principles that go beyond its iconic aesthetics and quality.

Hudson is a company that lives and breathes creativity and a passion for denim at every stage of its inception—from the drawing board to the very last stitch. You can really feel the love and great attention to detail behind each and every pair which is carefully crafted by expert hands.

To inspire people is Hudson’s ultimate goal. Their mantra “Let Yourself Go” isn’t just a catch phrase, it’s something that every person behind the brand lives and breathes every day. It’s summarizes ever so simply how Hudson strives not only to make quality denim but also to inspire others to “let go” of inhibitions and let their creativity soar to its full potential.

 

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Born and raised in the denim capital of the world, Los Angeles, Paige Denim is the perfect harmony of laid-back Southern California style and runway-worthy sophistication. Using only the highest quality materials available, Paige designs every pair of jeans—from their cult-favorite basics to trend pieces—with an acute attention to fit and detail.

Founder Paige Adams-Geller created Paige Denim back in 2004 with a strong background in the denim industry spanning over a decade. Her time spent as a top fit model for some of denim’s most sought-after names led Geller to her true calling: designing jeans that are both sophisticated and trend setting.

From their Verdugo Ultra Skinny to their Petite Skyline silhouettes, every pair of Paige denim is meticulously designed to deliver the perfect fit. It’s no wonder Paige has earned a place on the must-have list of celebrities, fashion editors and consumers all across the globe.

Missy Denim:

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Designed for the contemporary woman who is looking for denim that is both flattering and on-trend, Kut from the Kloth is a brand that prides itself on impeccable fit and great quality. Understanding that today’s modern woman is looking for fashion that fits into her multi-dimensional life, Kut from the Kloth designers travel the world for inspiration. Season after season, their wearable, comfortable and trend-right styles always reflect the unique character and personality of the woman who wears them.

 

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Jag Jeans are made for real women by real women. The Jag Jeans team understands what women look for in a great pair of denim because these are the same things they look for! They design on-trend jeans that always put fit and comfort at the top of the list. The team “field tests” their jeans out in the real world—dropping off the kids at school, family vacations, running errands on the weekends or enjoying a weekend with friends. Their goal is simply to design timeless, great-fitting jeans for different body types and for every part of the busy woman’s life.

Whether you’re petite, pear-shaped, hourglass or tall, Jag Jeans is committed to bringing you the most comfortable pair of jeans you’ve ever tried! No more unflattering “mommy jeans”!

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Buyer Picks: Dagne's Holiday Getaway Must Haves

One of the best things about this time of year is the opportunity to escape the holiday frenzy and go on a much-needed getaway—even if it’s just a quick weekend road trip. We asked Contemporary buyer Dagne to share some of her favorites and essentials for holiday travel. Read below to see her picks:

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1. Joie "Mariner" Pant

2. Trina Turk "Audra" Dress

3. Joie "Tambrel" Sweater

4. Autumn Cashmere Skull Fingerless Gloves

5. Sam Edelman "Petty" Boots

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New Brand Spotlight: The Portland Collection by Pendleton

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The Portland Collection marks a new era in the Pendleton story.

The Portland Collection commands center stage with its fresh perspective of iconic textiles and independent design that catapults the brand into the most exciting collection to date.

With the woolen fabrics woven in company-owned Pacific Northwest mills and an emphasis on Made in the U.S.A., The Portland Collection marries the tradition of Pendleton's quality and craftsmanship with independent, contemporary design sensibility.

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New Brand Spotlight: Adrianna Papell

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For over 30 years, Adrianna Papell has been focused on a single mission: to make every woman feel beautiful. It’s one of the most respected names in ready-to-wear dresses because of its exquisite sense of style, superlative fit and quality craftsmanship.

With an artisanal attention to detail, the Adrianna Papell collection is infused with an elegance and flair that empowers women of all ages and silhouettes to feel their best.

From day to evening and traditional to modern, each piece is designed for the way women live today – transitioning seamlessly from one occasion to the next.

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New Brand Spotlight: Lyssé

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Lyssé, a twist on the French word for smooth (pronounced Li-say) was born from an idea the founder, Beth Gold-Cohen, had to combine clothing and shapewear. Her favorite way of dressing is to wear a stylish pair of leggings and top them with a tunic, tee, or jacket. What always perplexed her was the unflattering "roll" created at the waist.

Lyssé shapewear clothing offers a range of silhouettes including tops, tanks, and their revolutionary leggings. Constructed with a double layer of control fabric at the waist they sit at just the right place to eliminate "the roll" while slimming and smoothing each woman's shape.