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Surviving Sample Sales

LA based fashion blog Good, Bad, and Fab posted a great video about the best way to embark on a sample sale mission.Her tips “will take you from sample sale rookie to veteran in under five minutes.” She includes a great list of LA sample sales going on this month, including the Karen Kane sample sale. (Nov. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. - 110 E. Ninth St., at S. Main St., ste. c540, Downtown) Her post prepares you for a month of great deals, and maybe even some holiday shopping!

 

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Tagged Bad, blog, california, Discount, Fab, Good, karen kane, LA, Sample Sale

Everyone has the Coachella Fever

Coachella is just around the corner and Karen Kane has the perfect looks to fit your music festival fashion needs.  Lindsey Calla of Saucy Glossie was sure to pack her Karen Kane Fringe Tape Yarn Poncho Sweater before leaving for the 3 day music festival. She completed her look with blue skinny jeans and a flower crown headband. We can’t wait for her to put up pictures!

 


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Tagged blog, bloggers, california, Coachella, flowerchild, karen kane, saucyglossie, spring 2012, trends

At the Factory

One of the things that I enjoy most about living in Los Angeles is the proximity that I have to our factory. It’s amazing that the majority of our merchandise is produced in Los Angeles!  Our factory headquarters is where it all comes together at Karen Kane. This week I was in the factory to attend one of our selling meetings. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to get together to discuss product and I attend the meeting as a representative for all of the Retail Merchandisers across the country. Here’s a few of our best sellers from our newest delivery Cosmopolitan…

Also check out the Karen Kane factory: palm trees, blue skies, and mid- 70′s in Southern California. Don’t get jealous! :)

The Karen Kane Factory in Los Angeles

Some of the Cosmopolitan Group’s Best Sellers

 

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Tagged at the factory, california, cosmopolitan, courtney richardson, karen kane, winter 2012

Fashion Show In the Valley

Christmas is just around the corner and everyone in Southern California is getting ready for the holidays. What better way to celebrate the season than with a fashion show!

This week we did just that. I had 14 customers volunteer to walk in our Macy’s Valencia Karen Kane Fashion Show. The show featured all the newest holiday fashions.

Our December collection is called Cosmopolitan, it features cool grays, bright pinks, and all the must have trends. Sequins, lace and color blocking to name a few. There are tons of styles perfect for any city adventure!

Here’s some of the models taking a moment to get to know each other before the show. The bright pink really does look great on all of the women.

Models in Karen Kane Cosmopolitan Collection


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Tagged california, courtney richardson, karen kane, macy's, winter 2012

Art Walk – LA

On the second Thursday of every month, galleries in downtown Los Angeles stay open late for what is known as Art Walk. The event is a great way to appreciate art, network, and have a night out during the week. I’ve been wanting to check out the event for a while now, but it seems I’m either too busy, forget or have the wrong date in mind.

This month, I was determined to see what Art Walk is all about! I made sure to free my schedule and attend. Overall it was a good experience. The galleries situated along Main, Spring and Broadway featured some very talented and expressive artists. There is a certain nonchalant vibe to Art Walk and I enjoyed roaming around the area while looking for the next gallery to visit. I am looking forward to my next Art Walk, this event is definitely worth making time for at least once a season.

These pieces were some of my favorites!

Here’s a peek of Main Street, the lights are so festive. The Holidays are near!

 

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Tagged california, courtney richardson, retail merchandisers

Dodger Day

Even though we don’t have an NFL team, Los Angeles is a huge sports town! I mean come on! The Lakers? The Dodgers?… enough said.

Unfortunately basketball season hasn’t started yet, so really all we have at the moment is Dodger’s baseball! Up until this past weekend, I had never been to a Dodger’s game, and it’s been on my list of things to do for a while now. Summer weather is coming to an end and that means baseball is coming to an end as well, so this weekend it had to happen!

There’s something so fun about going to a baseball game. It makes me feel so “American” and nostalgic for childhood (I didn’t grow up watching baseball often, but the children always look like they are having the time of their lives!). So off to Dodger Stadium I went!

The Dodgers were playing the Colorado Rockies on Sunday afternoon. I went to the game with a few friends, and it was a great experience! The temperature was over 100 degrees….crazy!!!! Luckily our seats were in the shade and after a water purchase, the heat wasn’t that bad. Staying hydrated is key! It took me about fifteen minutes of watching the game to really get into it. Baseball seems to go at a much slower pace than basketball and football, so it usually takes me a few minutes to adjust. The Dodgers put on a great game and won  7 to 1!!! What a perfect way to end the summer!

The Stadium

Me at the Game

A Famous “Dodger Dog”

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Tagged baseball, california, courtney richardson, dodgers, regional merchandisers, summer

Hot Child in the Desert

My travels this week took me to Palm Desert. The area is a bit more than one hundred miles east of Los Angeles, but it feels like a whole other world. One of the most interesting things about California is that there are so many different climates within the state, it’s easy to find interesting places to travel. The Palm Desert/Palm Springs area is known for it’s phenomenal spas and golf courses, which makes for a relaxing vibe within the community. During the Spring and Winter, it’s as if everyone in the area has dodged harsher climates to vacation in the desert. Picture yourself wearing golf shorts and a polo shirt, linen pants with a linen tank, white capri’s and a colorful top or a caftan by the pool and you might be ready to take the journey to Palm Desert!

As I drive from LA to the desert, the scenery becomes increasingly beautiful and the temperature starts to increase. It’s not unusual to leave LA at 65 degrees and arrive to the desert at 95 degrees! With Fall in full swing, I’m ready for boots and a cozy sweater, but these seasonal basics are just not an option in the desert.

This week, however, I was determined to wear Fall fashion! For those of you in similar hot climates, I’m going to pass on my outfit tips that helped me achieve the look of fall in wear now materials. During my visit, I felt comfortable, ready for fall, and confident that I wasn’t going to pass out from heat exhaustion in my outfit.

Tunic: I gravitate towards black, but it’s definitely not the best option for hot weather. I like that this Karen Kane grey python print tunic is neutral yet not to much of a departure from black. Try to find light neutrals to replace black. Also light knits are key. This top is not too thick and not once was I hot in long sleeves!!!

Legging: This is quickly becoming one of my favorite items in my wardrobe, it’s so soft on! What’s nice about this Karen Kane legging is that it’s thin but not see through. A substantial legging is key for the season and an item that will guaranteed get a lot of use.

Flats: Even though I’m dying to get into boots, it’s still too hot to make the transition. A nice pair of flats is a great option in this case.

Windmills are everywhere on the drive to Palm Desert.

Here’s the Palms and Desert all in one pic!

Posing in my new fall look!

 

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Tagged california, courtney richardson, desert, fall, fashion, karen kane, regional merchandisers

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