Uptown Park boutique Elizabeth Anthony has had a serious facelift. To celebrate, the team invited a few hundred close friends, created a fashion week atmosphere, and hosted an Escada runway show. Now that's how you throw a party.
Owner Julie Roberts' goal was to expand on the luxury her company is already known for, but also to bring in a new level of customer service, while staying true to the brand's approachable nature.
"Luxury like never before," said Roberts when asked to describe her vision for the remodel. "This started 27 years ago as a small business out of my home and has grown to this level because of a dedication to our vision, values, and friendships." Roberts and her team plan on continuing that dedication, starting with the grand opening party chock full of their long time customers, family, and friends.
Director of Merchandising Jennifer Cunningham described the modern updates as a change many years in the making, "The store outgrew the space and now we have more room for the clothes to breath. We have also added new designers and more fitting areas for customers to enjoy." New designers, some of which are exclusive to the Elizabeth Anthony, fill the new jewelry displays, accessories walls, and expanded evening wear salon on the store's second level. As one customer put it, the space is "yummy."
Now, some of you may be wondering what this has to do with you. The pieces at Elizabeth Anthony are out of your price range, so why even consider shopping there on a regular basis. My answer is, you don't. As many of the most famous bloggers and style personalities have shown us time and time again, mixing and matching high and low is the wave of the future. For working women, Elizabeth Anthony may not be the store for everyday wear, but instead a place to find that statement piece that makes your special outfit...special.
I took a gander at the Instagram feeds of some of my favorite bloggers to get some style inspiration and show you how high end fashions from Elizabeth Anthony can work for you.
Valerie Dittner of Adorn Yourself Accordingly
The skirt and top are your run of the mill basic pieces one can find at a chain store or boutique, but the jacket over her shoulders completes the look. A well tailored jacket always bumps up the luxury.
Little black and white jacket for any occasion.
Monica Abney of Classy and Fabulous
I've said it once and I'll say it again, jewelry can make any outfit look over the top. The addition of a gold rope lariat makes black and white look so much more eventful.
A few baubles at Elizabeth Anthony that could work for a jeans and t-shirt kind of day.
Sarah Pendley of Sarah Theresa
If you invest in anything, invest in a great bag to get you from work to play. A well constructed piece made with quality materials can last a lifetime and is worth the money in my humble opinion.
Modeled by the lovely Jennifer Cunningham, is convertible and has hidden pockets for your small stuff.
Issa Chou of We Wear Things
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Anyone have that one top you know will work on you every single time no matter what you wear it with? Well, maybe that top should be a high end piece. When you wear a special piece over and over, wear and tear takes over. But, if it's made with the right material, it can last.
A light blouse is the perfect option since it can be styled dressy or casual depending on the event.