July 2, 2012

Brand Spotlight | Malie Organics 

At Treads & Needles, we don’t just have the raddest selection of garb around, we also stock a full beauty apothecary that will blow your senses away. 

If you’ve ever been curious about what the flourishing rainforests of Hawaii smelled like, then Malie Organics are a MUST TRY. Using the most fragrant flowers and luscious fruits in the world, Malie has preserved the botanical benefits of these ingredients by the bottle and shipped them to us mainlanders to enjoy. You can love these products even more knowing that they’re all natural, organic and sustainably grown. They support the environment as much as they support indulging yourself with heavenly aromas. 

Come indulge yourself the next time you stop in and try the lotion, roll on parfume, or diffuser for the ultimate in organic beauty! 

June 28, 2012

| You Should Know | DVF Hearts Current/Elliot Collection

In case you didn’t hear, we’re now proud carriers of DVF. I know, we’re stoked too. In our quest to bring you the best of the best when it comes to designer duds, we stumbled upon this video celebrating the DVF Hearts Current/Elliot collection. Collaborating with cool girl and Hollywood director, Gia Coppola, this short film is absolutely stunning. Prints, pleats, and pastels, oh my! Have a look, and prepare to be transported to a fashion dream land where clothes are meant to be indulged in. 

Warning, after watching “Writer’s Block" you may be inclined to come snatch up every piece of DVF we have… and that would be fine by us! 

June 27, 2012
| Brand Spotlight | James Perse
In our book, every item in your wardrobe is important. Wether it’s your leisure shoes, an old pair of denim, or a plain white t-shirt. Every item should exude the quality and design aesthetic that matches your lifestyle. 
That being said, we’re thrilled to provide you with the latest from James Perse. Fusing low maintenance with high fashion (a winning combination if you ask us), his designs have been setting the bar for casual luxe knitwear here in Los Angeles and abroad since 1994. Not to mention, he had been working on his fashion innovating skills from the days spent on the floor of his father’s Los Angeles boutiqe, Maxfield.
A simple, well made t-shirt can be the start attraction of an outfit, and the James Perse t-shirt is iconic for this look. Come by and see for yourself what everyone’s talking about. 

| Brand Spotlight | James Perse

In our book, every item in your wardrobe is important. Wether it’s your leisure shoes, an old pair of denim, or a plain white t-shirt. Every item should exude the quality and design aesthetic that matches your lifestyle. 

That being said, we’re thrilled to provide you with the latest from James Perse. Fusing low maintenance with high fashion (a winning combination if you ask us), his designs have been setting the bar for casual luxe knitwear here in Los Angeles and abroad since 1994. Not to mention, he had been working on his fashion innovating skills from the days spent on the floor of his father’s Los Angeles boutiqe, Maxfield.

A simple, well made t-shirt can be the start attraction of an outfit, and the James Perse t-shirt is iconic for this look. Come by and see for yourself what everyone’s talking about. 

June 8, 2012

| TREND | Floral Denim

Floral denim may have been absent from your closet since the late 80s, early 90s, but we highly recommend you to give it a try again. Not like the bright colors and large prints that were previously popular, they’re now understated and dainty. Pasel colors in painterly motifs are popular.

And like most trends, we’ve got you covered! This pair from Topshop just arrived, and are the perfect palette for your summer wardrobe. It’s an absolute must-have in any fashionista’s wardrobe! 

Come try them on for yourself. We understand if you want to walk right out of the store wearing these beauties. We love them too. 

-Courtney

June 1, 2012

| Brand Spotlight | Topshop

Have you seen the absolutely crave-worthy styles of Topshop we have in-store right now? And by “crave-worthy”, I really mean “must-have”. Every item will be a staple in your summer wardrobe… even the sophisticated green hot pants! Trust me. 

Come shop with us this weekend! 

-Courtney

May 24, 2012

| Brand Spotlight | Marc by Marc Jacobs

At Threads & Needles, we value great design and high quality. That’s why we were so happy to receive our newest shipment of of Marc by Marc Jacobs leather bags! The Classic Q collection arrived last week, and we can see why every item is a best-seller. They’re the perfect every day carry for all your essentials to keep you looking professional, yet casual enough to wear on the weekends. Each one is adorned with the signature logo plaque detailing on top of the supple and soft leather.

It’s no surprise that such a perfect design would come from one of the most celebrated designers of our time, Marc Jacobs. This guys knows what women want. His designs have graced the runway since 1986, and he’s been pushing boundaries ever since. His secondary collection, Marc by Marc Jacobs is trendy and fashion forward take on ready-to-wear. 

All these bags are ready-to-buy in store now! We have quite the color selection. Feel free to ask one of our lovely associates for help, if you can’t seem to choose which color will fit your summer wardrobe best. 

-Courtney

May 22, 2012
| Memorial Day | BBQ Picks
This weekend marks the official start to summer, and what better way to celebrate than with an outdoor BBQ! We’ve got what you want to look you best when ringing the summer season.
1. Cath Kidston red floral bag. A real staple to your summer wardrobe, you might want to snag one in every color! 
2. Shwood shades. Check our color selection for the pair that fit your style best! 
3. Repetto ballet shoes. These red patent Repettos make you the life of the party, and keep you super comfortable! Ya know, for all that mingling you’ll be doing… 
4. 5. 6. Topshop selections! For dressier gatherings, this floral dress is your go-to item, and you can keep it casual with simple stripes and high waisted shorts.  
Memorial Day is this Monday, so be sure to stop in before then to pick your perfect BBQ look! 
-Courtney

| Memorial Day | BBQ Picks

This weekend marks the official start to summer, and what better way to celebrate than with an outdoor BBQ! We’ve got what you want to look you best when ringing the summer season.

1. Cath Kidston red floral bag. A real staple to your summer wardrobe, you might want to snag one in every color! 

2. Shwood shades. Check our color selection for the pair that fit your style best! 

3. Repetto ballet shoes. These red patent Repettos make you the life of the party, and keep you super comfortable! Ya know, for all that mingling you’ll be doing… 

4. 5. 6. Topshop selections! For dressier gatherings, this floral dress is your go-to item, and you can keep it casual with simple stripes and high waisted shorts.  

Memorial Day is this Monday, so be sure to stop in before then to pick your perfect BBQ look! 

-Courtney

May 17, 2012

| What to Wear | On the Pier 

One of our favorite things to do here in the South Bay when it starts to feel like summer is to spend the weekend having seafood by the water and walking the pier. The comfort and nostalgia of it makes us crave this season year round…. and wish we still cruised around by skateboard!

That’s why this outfit is the perfect combination of threads to wear when soaking up some California sun, and remembering the good times! 

- Cath Kidston floral bag is big enough to hold all your beach day essentials and the wax coating ensures that they’re safe from the elements. (We’re one of the few stores that carry AUTHORIZED Cath Kidston USA bags!

- CDG X Converse Jack Purcells are the epitome of summertime fun! The playful CDG heart has youthful reminiscence, while still keeping ultra cool.  

- Shwood wooden shades are the pair that you can’t live without! Hand crafted in OR, these sunglasses are sturdy and stylish! They also know a thing or two about preserving our skateboarding memories- Check out this video where they turn broken decks into sunglasses!  

- Topshop floral, front-knot blouse is the perfect 90s throw back style! Plus the sleeveless cut makes it ideal for those hot summer days. 

- Topshop high waisted shorts are the cherry on top of this nostalgic summertime outfit. Fitted and oh-so-comfortable, they’re a staple to your wardrobe this season! 

All items are available now in store. Come shop with us, and we’ll see you on the pier! 

- Courtney 

May 15, 2012

| Trend | Stripes 

Stripes, stripes, stripes! Everyone loves stripes. And in my book, stripes = summer. Maybe it’s because their nautical nature reminds me of boating on a hot day in June, or perhaps it’s the fact that they were all over the spring runways, but I think the real reason is because they’re the perfect summer pattern! The ultimate layering piece, they can be worn underneath a solid white jacket, or over a long white summer dress (make sure to go a size up for that boho chic look!). They’re also a MUST HAVE when it comes to pattern mixing. Wear stripes with more stripes for a “mono-pattern” style, or over a floral skirt for a bold statement. 

Topshop is offering the ideal shape for this trend. Crew neck and sleeveless, this top is an easy-breezy, ultra comfortable wardrobe staple. So, get on board with stripes and shop our selection in store now!  

- Courtney

May 12, 2012

| How To Wear | Pattern Mix 

This season is all about the pattern mix! We’re loving the classic style of floral prints mixed with nautical stripes. The idea when styling is to play with the size of the motifs. Try mixing a large floral like the blue Cath Kidston with the small painterly print on this Topshop skirt. The horizontal stripes of the Topshop tank balance out the outfit. Keep your prints in check by making sure they’re all in the same color palette. The red Repetto shoes are the perfect pop to tie each item together. Finally, top it off with the perfect Dita sunnies. 

All items are available now in store! Come in to try mixing your patterns with our lovely staff. We’d love to help you find the perfect prints for your summer wardrobe! 

-Courtney

May 10, 2012

| Brand Spotlight | Shwood 

Shwood sunglasses have done an almost impossible feat. They’ve captured the magnificent beauty found in nature and harnessed it into a super rad looking pair of glasses.

Headquartered in Oregon, the very first pair of Shwoods were born from the limb of a Madrone tree, a rusty pair of cabinet hinges, and lenses from the corner store. Since then, they’ve hand crafted every pair of Shwoods in-house, seeking to manipulate the wood as little as possible. When your materials have that much natural beauty already, it takes a great deal of innovation to preserve that goodness. 

The styles are classic, so when you buy a pair of Shwoods you know it will be a pair you own for a very long time. We have a great selection of styles, colors available now in store! 

Not just an eyewear brand, they embody an idea, a lifestyle. This Is Oregon is a video series created by Shwood and Julian Bialowas to inspired people to get up, go out, and start exploring. Their motto is you never know what could beauty could be right outside your city limits. 

My advice to you: pack your Shwoods, and get going! 

- Courtney

May 8, 2012
| Gift Guide | Mothers Day 
With Mother’s Day just around the corner (Sunday, May 13th!), now’s the perfect time to stop in and pick out something to pamper mom and shower her with love! 
Need some inspiration? Let us be your guide: 
1. Napa Soap: Keep mom and the environment clean with a bar of Napa Soap! Great item to add to a basket of gifts.  
2. Erbaviva Products: Have a new mommy or mommy-to-be you’re shopping for? Then you need Erbaviva! Every product in this line has been specially thought out to help make new mommy’s happier and healthier through the finest organic products. My recommendation would be the Relax scented oil. 
3. Cath Kidston Tote: It’s no coincidence that Mother’s Day just happens to be in spring time, and Cath’s floral bags are the perfect way to put a little spring in her step. And make sure to get mom THE REAL DEAL! We are one of the very few stores who sell authorized Cath Kidston bags. 
4. Marc jacobs Wallet: Need something to put in that bag? We’ve got ya covered! Just in time for Mother’s Day, we received a brand new shipment of tons of Marc Jacobs styles! You might also want to pick one up for yourself while you’re in. 
5. Apothia If Lotion: Another fantastic gift basket addition would be the Apothia If Collection. Lotion and/or perfume are great gifts to make her feel like a million bucks! 
6. Tocca Candle + 3-Piece Perfume: Can’t decide what scent she’ll like best? Try the 3-piece set from Tocca! The three fragrances include, Stella, Florence, Cleopatra. All fit a different mood, and we all like choices. 
We have everything you need for Mother’s Day this year! 
-Courtney  

| Gift Guide | Mothers Day 

With Mother’s Day just around the corner (Sunday, May 13th!), now’s the perfect time to stop in and pick out something to pamper mom and shower her with love! 

Need some inspiration? Let us be your guide: 

1. Napa Soap: Keep mom and the environment clean with a bar of Napa Soap! Great item to add to a basket of gifts.  

2. Erbaviva Products: Have a new mommy or mommy-to-be you’re shopping for? Then you need Erbaviva! Every product in this line has been specially thought out to help make new mommy’s happier and healthier through the finest organic products. My recommendation would be the Relax scented oil. 

3. Cath Kidston Tote: It’s no coincidence that Mother’s Day just happens to be in spring time, and Cath’s floral bags are the perfect way to put a little spring in her step. And make sure to get mom THE REAL DEAL! We are one of the very few stores who sell authorized Cath Kidston bags. 

4. Marc jacobs Wallet: Need something to put in that bag? We’ve got ya covered! Just in time for Mother’s Day, we received a brand new shipment of tons of Marc Jacobs styles! You might also want to pick one up for yourself while you’re in. 

5. Apothia If Lotion: Another fantastic gift basket addition would be the Apothia If Collection. Lotion and/or perfume are great gifts to make her feel like a million bucks! 

6. Tocca Candle + 3-Piece Perfume: Can’t decide what scent she’ll like best? Try the 3-piece set from Tocca! The three fragrances include, Stella, Florence, Cleopatra. All fit a different mood, and we all like choices. 

We have everything you need for Mother’s Day this year! 

-Courtney  

May 4, 2012

| Trending | Army Green Jacket

I should first be clear that this is by no means a new trend, but it’s certainly a hot item of the moment. Seen recently at Coachella and often on the streets of major cities around the world, there’s a million ways to rock this look. Worn with ankle boots and jeans for a utilitarian edge, thrown over a bandeau and cut-offs for an effortless cool, or paired with a feminine skirt and heels for a sweet juxtaposition, this item is for the rebel, the hipsterthe girly girl…  anyone! 

We happen to have a GEM; the holy grail of army green jackets, if you will. The Moncler summer weight cargo jacket in green is your ultimate go-to jacket for the spring. The perfect layer for everyday wear, chilly nights, and those sporadic rainy days in LA. 

We all know how much I love shopping in the men’s section….  be sure to snag yours before the guys grab them all up! 

Images via What I’d Wear, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, FabSugar, The Street Style, The Bunny Whisperer, The Wildflower Girl

- Courtney 

May 2, 2012

| How to Wear | Stripes 

Play with stripes this season and go for unexpected and playful accessories. The sleeveless navy and white Topshop blouse and tan high waisted shorts are the perfect silhouette for summer. Have fun with your pattern mix by carrying this floral Cath Kidston bag across your shoulder.

One of our favorite brands is the Comme Des Garçons Play x Converse collab, and these kicks are the perfect way to keep the look casual. For those spring time showers, throw on this army green Moncler jacket for an ulta-cool look. 

All of these items are available now in store. Come check ‘em out! 

-Courtney 

April 26, 2012

| Trend | The Sophisticated Hot Pant

Two words that could sum up the festival style this season are shock and awe. The fashion crowd is stepping out of the cookie cutter box and expanding their horizons. Exaggerated silhouettes and boundary-pushing ensembles that included bralettes, see-through dresses, and  head-to-toe patterns made up the care free and playful desert scene. Channeling the likes of Christine Bach and Farrah Fawcett, while taking cues from the runway, the most shockingly awesome trend was the SOPHISTICATED HOT PANT.  

Easily wearable when styled with a button down blouse and blazer, this trend raises the stakes (and hemline) of the game. This silk, jewel-toned pair by Topshop are hot pant perfection. High waisted, snug fit, and totally chic, they make pulling off this look #1 on your wardrobe priority list. 

Available now at the store, we recommend that you stop in and give them a try! 

-Courtney

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