It’s Back: Monogram Your Baggu

November 21st, 2015


We are pleased to collaborate once again with Marblehead-based Cece Dupraz on a very special monogram offering.  This season, choose from our collection of new Baggu bags and adorn it with a new Cece Dupraz monogram font in your choice of thread color, now including ombré options.

A thoughtful, personalized gift idea for family members and friends, all orders placed by December 4th will be available at Dress for pick-up by December 21st, just in time for Christmas.


1)  CHOOSE YOUR BAG  |  Leather Bag options include: Basic Tote, Medium Flat Clutch, Large Stash Clutch, and Medium Stash Clutch.

2)  CHOOSE YOUR MONOGRAM  |  Monogram font options include: Mansfield or Margaret (4″ x 4″) for larger bag styles (Basic Tote, Large Stash Clutch, and Medium Flat Clutch) and Monroe or William (2″ x 2″) for smaller bag styles (the Medium Stash).

3)  CHOOSE YOUR THREAD COLOR  |  The 4″ x 4″ Mansfield and Margaret monogram fonts are available in ombré thread colors only, including: Royal Blue Ombre, Black Ombre, Rainbow Ombre, or Brown Ombre. The 2″ x 2″ Monroe and William monogram fonts are available in solid thread colors only, including: Gold, Silver, Navy, Black, or Brown.

4)  VISIT OR CALL DRESS AT 617-248-9910 TO PLACE YOUR ORDER  |  All orders placed by December 7th will be available at Dress for pick-up by December 21st.

Please see below for Baggu bag and Cece Dupraz monogram font options.


Baggu Leather Basic Tote Bag

($160;  15 in. H x 10 in. W x 5.25 in. D.)

Colors Available:  Mineral, Molasses, Saddle and Black

Monograms Available:  ALL (4″ x 4″ Mansfield, 4″ x 4″ Margaret, 2″ x 2″ Monroe, 2″ x 2″ William)



Baggu Cotton Canvas Shopper

($36;  15.5 in. H x 18 in. W x 5 in. D.)

Colors Available:  Black

Monograms Available:  ALL (4″ x 4″ Mansfield, 4″ x 4″ Margaret, 2″ x 2″ Monroe, 2″ x 2″ William)



Baggu Leather Large Stash Clutch

($68;  8 in. H x 14 in. W x 4.5 in. D.)

Color Available:  Black

Monograms Available:  ALL (4″ x 4″ Mansfield, 4″ x 4″ Margaret, 2″ x 2″ Monroe, 2″ x 2″ William)

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Baggu Leather Medium Pouch

($44;  8 in. H x 10 in. W.)

Colors Available: Black

Monograms Available:  ALL (4″ x 4″ Mansfield, 4″ x 4″ Margaret, 2″ x 2″ Monroe, 2″ x 2″ William)

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Baggu Leather Medium Stash Clutch

($48;  6.5 in. H x 10 in. W x 3 in. D.)

Colors Available:  Oxblood, Midnight (Suede), Saddle and Black

Monograms Available:  LIMITED (2″ x 2″ Monroe and 2″ x 2″ William only)



Cece Dupraz Monogram Fonts

The 2″ x 2″ monogram fonts (Monroe and William) can be used on any of the above Baggu bag styles.


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The 4″ x 4″ monogram fonts (Mansfield and Margaret) can be used on only the Leather Basic Tote, Cotton Canvas Shopper, Large Leather Stash Clutch, and Medium Leather Flat Pouch.

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Holiday Gift Giving Event: Personalized Necklaces by Jennifer Zeuner

October 29th, 2015

Since its launch in 2006, Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry has become known for its simple designs with a spiritual twist. A key collection for the label — and a long-time favorite — is the Personalized collection, which includes a wide range of designs, from cursive and elaborate to sleek and modern.

With holiday gift giving in mind, we are pleased to offer the below seven Jennifer Zeuner personalized necklace styles available for special order at Dress starting Wednesday, November 4th. Choose a style — for a family member, a friend, or yourself! — choose a metal (gold vermeil, sterling silver or rose gold vermeil), and then personalize it with your initials or name or those of your loved ones, or even a meaningful word.

**All orders placed Wednesday, November 4 through Sunday, November 8 will be available for pick up at Dress by Monday, December 21st, just in time for Christmas!

Jennifer Zeuner Personalized Necklaces
For Special Order at Dress
Wednesday, November 4th – Sunday, November 8th
During Store Hours
Dress | 70 Charles Street | Boston
(617) 248-9910



($220 without diamond; $264 with diamond // 10 letter maximum)



($143 // 2 initials only)



($220 // 2-3 initials only)



($232 for two letters; $17 for each additional letter // 5 letters maximum)



($187 // 10 letter maximum)



($220 // 2-4 initials only)



($176 // 10 letter maximum)

House Beautiful | Nina Farmer Interiors

October 5th, 2015

Interior designer, and friend, Nina Farmer of Beacon Hill-based Nina Farmer Interiors was featured in this month’s House Beautiful. See the write-up below about the Beacon Hill home she transformed into a stunning urban oasis.

Shop Gallery NF, the beautifully curated collection of home accessories by Nina Farmer, at Dress. New pieces arrive regularly, so prepare to be inspired!

Note: The lovely Nina Farmer is seen below clad in dress, belt, and sandals by one of her favorite designers Ulla Johnson.

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Trend we love: Cropped Wide Leg Jeans

July 22nd, 2015

Wide leg cropped jeans (culottes) are back. Everywhere from fashion week in London and Paris to the streets of Los Angeles and Boston, the trend is making its mark in a big way. This spring, we introduced the Phoebe jeans by MiH Jeans (now sold out) at Dress, a wide leg cropped style with a large cuff. For fall, we love the simple and cool Maverick jeans by Mother Denim that are made in an ultra soft denim and feature a flattering high rise.

Last week, The Zoe Report featured the Maverick jeans in a feature titled What French Girls Are Actually Wearing — the Mavericks made the list of 9 essentials that comprise a perfect French girl look. And in April, Vogue wrote about how to wear the trend, in a piece called “How to Wear Spring’s Trickiest Trend.

As seen below, fashionable women around the world are embracing the trend — think Jenna Lyons, the Man Repeller, and just about every noteworthy fashion blogger out there — both in warm weather and cool. Wear now with a t-shirt and pointy toe flats or wedges, and later this fall and winter with a sweater, long coat and high heels or tall boots.

Click here to shop the Mother Denim Maverick Jeans in Satisfaction wash (below) that recently arrived at Dress.





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Introducing #BOSSLADIES by Robin Anderson

May 20th, 2015

Name:  Robin Anderson
Profession:  Blogger, Tote Bag Designer, and Interior Designer


Robin Anderson told us that her Diary of a Yummy Mummy blog started as a joke. It was early 2008. She had had her first son and decided to leave her job as an attorney. With pent up creativity, a new life as a stay at home mom, a love of fashion and interior design, and a talent for storytelling, Robin started to play around with a blog — then, a new form of editorial that really anyone with a computer could create. What she thought would be a fun outlet for chronicling her experiences and interests turned out to be so much more. As Robin shared more and more, interest from others fueled her and before long she had a really popular blog!

Seven years later Robin’s blog continues to thrive. It has led her down a path she could have never imagined when she started. After posting photos of the redesign of her own Cambridge home where she infused an elegant California-cool vibe complete with surf art and skateboards on the walls (the redesign helped land her on the cover of Rue Magazine) followers started reaching out to her for design advice. One project turned into two. Then three and so on. Today Robin works as an interior designer offering traditional services as well as e-design services, a budget-friendly way for clients to access her design expertise.

This year Robin took another leap into unchartered waters. Partnered with a friend whom she has known since college, Robin launched #BOSSLADIES, a series of tote bags featuring admirable female bosses. The idea for the line came from two places. First, she loves tote bags. She brings them everywhere she goes. Second, when she would feel extra confident in an outfit she put together, she and a friend would refer to it as a boss lady outfit — an outfit they could run the world in. “This is a total boss lady outfit,” they would say to one another. Thus, #BOSSLADIES tote bags came to be. The first in the series was Jenna Lyons, the iconic J. Crew CEO who sports glasses similar to those Robin wears. The tote asks, “What would Jenna Lyons do?” Next up is (of course) is Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And with Hillary Clinton now officially on the ballot… well, you know.

We are excited to see where Robin will go next. For now, we carry our #BOSSLADIES tote bags and think to ourselves, “What would Robin do?”




Spring Photo Shoot with the Talented Tamar Frieze

April 22nd, 2015

Boston-based event planner and blogger Tamar Frieze has been shopping at Dress since circa 2007. Over the years, we saw her get married, launch her very successful event planning business Salter Frieze Weddings & Events, have her first daughter and then twin daughters, and launch her hugely popular blog, Merit, where she writes about a whole host of topics, from music to children, fashion to health, and of course, events and weddings. She often signs off with: “Merit is always authentic, and about what I genuinely love and think is worthy enough to share with all of you.”

When Tamar suggested featuring Dress in an upcoming Merit post, we were beyond flattered because not only is Tamar savvy, chic, and inspirational (to which her large base of Merit followers can attest), she also happens to be beautiful with an amazing sense of style and a model-like figure for clothes. To top it all off, Tamar asked her good friend Savanna Jabro, a fellow mom of three who is equally as savvy and chic, to join her for the photo shoot (shot by the very talented Melissa Mahoney), which took place at a friend’s gorgeous loft home in Back Bay.

About a week ahead of the photo shoot, Tamar and Savanna came by Dress and picked out a dozen or so items they wanted to feature. Not entirely surprising, the pair ended up featuring items that they had already purchased for themselves over the last couple of months. So the clothes, jewelry, and accessories featured are authentically Tamar’s and Savanna’s personal style. The funny part is that the two, who rarely come into Dress together, happen to own many items in common. So that became one aspect of the shoot: one item, two ways (Tamar’s version and Savanna’s version).

We absolutely love how the shoot came out! Tamar, Savanna, the clothes and accessories, the location — everything! — looks gorgeous! Below are Tamar’s final selections (of 400+ original shots) that, after much review and her discerning eye, she deemed worthy of Merit.

Click here to go to Merit where you can read Tamar’s post “Worthy of ‘dress’ing”.


Sea Tribal Lace Peplum Top $290, Marc Jacobs Flared Cotton Skirt (my own), Lizzie Fortunate Arrow T-Bar Cuff in Marble $275

Sea Tribal Lace Peplum Top $270, Marc Jacobs Flared Cotton Skirt (my own), Lizzie Fortunate Arrow T-Bar Cuff in Marble $275

Lulu Frost Swift Necklace $312, M.i.H. Jeans Caraco Top in White $225, A.L.C Leather Jacket (my own)

Lulu Frost Swift Necklace $312, M.i.H. Jeans Caraco Top in White $225, A.L.C Leather Jacket (Tamar’s own)


Loeffler Randall Spring 2015 Sandals

March 14th, 2015

A longtime favorite brand at Dress, Loeffler Randall’s Spring 2015 shoe collection has to be among the most covetable yet! This season features ultra wearable, ultra comfortable, ultra cool styles, including the Saffron, Sarie and Anya.

Shop the collection here.



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Above is the Loeffler Randall Saffron Ankle Wrap Sandal.


Above is the Loeffler Randall Sarie Strappy SandalAnya

Above is the Loeffler Randall Anya Mignon Wedge.



Chinti & Parker – Spring 2015

March 14th, 2015

Founded in 2009 by cousins Anna Singh and Rachael Wood (below), Chinti and Parker has fast established itself as a leading British luxury ready-to-wear label, renowned for simple, wearable clothing that combines superlative craftsmanship with timeless style.

Shop the Spring 2015 collection, complete with sailor stripes, stars, and pineapples, now available at Dress.






Introducing | Lika Mimika Footwear

March 4th, 2015

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming arrival of Frankfurt-based footwear brand Lika Mimika at Dress this spring.

Designers Lisa Leipziger and Marijana Condic launched Lika Mimika with the aim to create an updated and improved version of the classic espadrille of their youth. They wanted to design a more luxurious and durable version of the shoe — a shoe for wearing at home, to the beach, to work, and even out dancing. Today, in a small factory in the South of Spain, the shoes are hand crafted with high quality, environmentally-friendly materials from all around the world. Timeless classics such as Leather Espadrilles, Lace Ups and Sandals, convey a feeling of freedom, ease and elegant simplicity. By lining the inner shoe with breathable and skin friendly Organic Leather they have been optimized to be even more stable and durable.

Check out a great write-up about Lika Mimika in Elle magazine.


Above: Lika Mimika designers Lisa Leipziger and Marijana Condic


Above: The Classic Goat Suede Espadrille in “Stone Dust”  (Available March 2015)


Above: The Patent Leather Plateau Sandal in “Black Pepper” (Available March 2015)

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Above: The Nappa Leather Classic Lace-Up in “Maple Cream” (Available March 2015)

Getting to Know Cooper & Ella Designer Kara Mendelsohn

February 6th, 2015

The Daily Front Row recently featured a piece on Kara Mendelsohn, founder of Cooper & Ella. Launched in 2013, the line is best known for its wearable, chic blouses available at accessible price points ($88 – $150). Check out the article to learn more about the designer, from how she got her start in the business to how she juggles a growing business (with just 6 employees) and motherhood.



The Cooper & Ella Spring 2015 collection will begin arriving at Dress mid-February. Below is a selection of styles that will be available.

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