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SPRING 2019

UNABASHED BAY AREA STYLE

WILKES | FORUM SPRING 2019

A DAY BY THE SEA

LOOKS THAT MAKE YOU FEEL GREAT

BEACH TO STREET COOL STYLES THAT TAKE YOU EVERYWHERE

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GREETINGS FROM THE MITCHELL FAMILY

WELCOME

MAKING PEOPLE FEEL GREAT Spring is finally springing. We are celebrating by introducing several hot new designers and expanded collections, along with many other new styles from popular brands. We are also thrilled to introduce custom eveningwear for women, new men’s designers (rarely seen stateside) through our partnership with the Italian Trade Commission, incredible technical, packable fabrics in menswear and other spring surprises. Spring brings with it many of our favorite reasons to celebrate: Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations…weddings! We look forward to helping you find just the right gifts and looks for all of life’s special occasions. It’s been a long winter! We look forward to welcoming you to our stores and making you not only look great, but feel great this season.

The Mitchell Family

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Spring 2019

STYLE GUIDE FEATURES 36  TRAVEL: ZEN PARADISE 46  MADE-TO-MEASURE: SHIRT TALES 48  ICON: CHRIS HEMSWORTH 58  CUSTOM EVENINGWEAR 60  DIAMONDS ARE SPECTACULAR

FASHION 10  A DAY BY THE SEA 32  WHAT’S NEW: WOMEN’S S ’19 38  WHAT’S NEW: MEN’S S ’19 42  BE DISTINCT 50  BEACH TO STREET 66  MODERN ROMANCE

DEPARTMENTS 3  WELCOME LETTER 6  SCENE & HEARD 8  RESERVE IN STORE 72   AT YOUR SERVICE

MITCHELL STORES

MITCHELLS

CONCEPT /CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Andrew Mitchell-Namdar MERCHANDISING DIRECTOR

Bob Mitchell

CREATIVE DIRECTION

WSAA, Inc., Westport, CT

RICHARDS

EDITOR IN CHIEF Rita Guarna CREATIVE DIRECTOR Stephen Vitarbo EDITOR AT LARGE, FOUNDING EDITOR

Karen Alberg Grossman SENIOR EDITOR Daria Meoli ART DIRECTOR Victoria Beall

ART DIRECTION & COPY

WSAA, Inc., Westport, CT

PUBLISHER Shae Marcus BRAND MANAGER Monica Delli Santi

WILKES

MARIOS

FASHION FORUM MAGAZINE IS PUBLISHED IN 10 REGIONAL EDITIONS FOR MEMBER STORES OF THE APPAREL FORUM. COPYRIGHT © 2019. FASHION FORUM MAGAZINE IS A WAINSCOT MEDIA PUBLICATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. WAINSCOT MEDIA, ONE MAYNARD DRIVE, PARK RIDGE, NJ 07656. THE PUBLISHERS ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ADVERTISERS’ CLAIMS, UNSOLICITED MANUSCRIPTS OR OTHER MATERIALS. NO PART OF THIS MAGAZINE MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE PUBLISHERS. VOLUME 22, ISSUE 1. PRINTED IN THE U.S.A.

ACCOUNT MANAGER Lisa Menghi

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E V E N T S

WHAT’S TRENDING

ON OUR RADAR! In September, Wilkes Bashford welcomed fall with a luncheon and upbeat fashion show featuring the must-have trends of the season. From velvet to animal print to sparkle and shine, our women’s style advisors expertly curated each on-trend look, and Jeff Garelick, our Director of Stores, added detailed commentary and charisma to the show. The models wowed the crowd in everything from cozy luxe layers to elegant eveningwear, and our special guests, representatives from Hoorsenbuhs, complemented each model's look with their cool and covetable jewelry pieces. ■ Above: Guests shopped the Hoorsenbuhs jewelry collection and posed for photos before the show. Right: Models walked the runway in our favorite fall looks.

Jeff Garelick presents the fall trend fashion show.

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The most efficient way to shop!

Reserve-In-Store While some days you may want to lose yourself in the store for hours, there are days when you’re busy, away from home or just want to shop in your PJs. That’s the time to use our Reserve-in-Store option.

Go online and shop the inventory of our nine stores. Make as many selections you want and choose the Reserve-In-Store option. Your Style Advisor will let you know when your items are waiting for you to try on, touch and feel before you buy. There is no obligation to purchase. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4!

1. Select it.

Browse products online and shop the inventory of our nine stores. Select as many items as you want using the “Reserve-in-StoreÓ button.

2. Reserve it. Your Style Advisor will round up all your requested items and contact you to come in—at your convenience.

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3. Try it.

You get to see, touch and feel before you buy. Your Style Advisor will have everything waiting for you.

4. Love it!

If you don’t love it, you haven’t bought it and don’t have the hassle of shipping it back.

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A DAY BY T H E S E A A st u d y i n t ra n q u i l i t y, n at u re a nd s o me o f t h e wo n d e r fu l p h e n o me n a t hat b r i n g j oy to p e o p l e ’s l i ve s .

M A K I N G P E O P L E F E E L G R E AT !

SP R ING | SUMMER 2 019

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M A K I N G P E O P L E F E E L G R E AT !

ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA

THE MORNING LIGHT

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OSCAR HEYMAN

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LORO PIANA

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PETER COHEN

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M A K I N G P E O P L E F E E L G R E AT !

JIMMY CHOO

TIME TO REFLECT

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M A K I N G P E O P L E F E E L G R E AT !

CAROLINA HERRERA

BEING IN NATURE

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VALENTINO GARAVANI

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BRUNELLO CUCINELLI

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J O N AT H A N S I M K H A I

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M A K I N G P E O P L E F E E L G R E AT !

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RANI ARABELLA

L’A G E N C E

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FALLING IN LOVE

GOLDEN GOOSE

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EXPANDED COLLECTION

CAROLINA HERRERA

Born and raised in Venezuela, Carolina Herrera showed her first collection at the Metropolitan Club in New York in 1981, with the encouragement of legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland. The iconic designer, who has dressed influential women around the world and won countless fashion awards, retired in 2018, leaving her house in the capable hands of breakout designer Wes Gordon.

What’s

NEW WOMEN’S S ’19

DISCOVER THE SEASON’S HOT NEW DESIGNERS & EXPANDED COLLECTIONS!

MARION PARKE

Podiatric surgeon Marion Parke combined her passion for shoes and foot mechanics to launch her luxury shoe collection in 2015. Created with master cobblers in Italy, every pair incorporates the brand’s unique insole, designed and sculpted to follow the foot’s natural contours. Parke has a signature design process that includes arch support, special linings for balance and medical grade materials for cushioning for a collection unparalleled in construction, fit and quality.

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SPRWMN

On a trip to Paris, designer Ambre Dahan and her mother discovered an exquisite cottonlined stretch leather. When transformed in her Los Angeles studio, the resulting clothes fit like a second skin and gave every woman who wore them the feeling that she could do anything. In early 2016, SPRWMN—read “Superwoman”— was founded.

BORGO DE NOR

ANTONELLI FIRENZE

Founded in 1950 by a lingerie manufacturer, shirt label Antonelli Firenze evolved into a global luxury brand under the direction of his two daughters, and now, his grandson Marco. In 2013, Antonelli Firenze, which is produced in Castelfiorentino, Florence, introduced a total look “made in Italy, by women for women.” The elegant collection has a discreetly Italian style that shuns excess..

London-based Borgo de Nor is the dress label of Carmen Borgonovo, former style/fashion director at top magazines, and Joana de Noronha, marketer of global fashion brands. The line celebrates the woman who lives life fully as both master and muse. Their collection combines bold hues and whimsical prints with a poetic lyricism offered in an array of versatile silhouettes. Borgo de Nor reveres the feminine essence as a creative, individualistic and powerful force.

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AMANYARA TURKS AND CAICOS

THE CARIBBEAN’S ULTIMATE DESTINATION

zen PARADISE AMANYARA’S OPEN-AIR PAVILIONS AND VILLAS BRING A PEACEFUL ASIAN VIBE TO THE CARIBBEAN. With properties in locations of sublime beauty, the Aman luxury hotel brand is a favorite of discerning travelers globally. Designed to showcase stunning natural surroundings, Aman resorts are known for tranquil simplicity, bespoke service and extreme privacy. While most of Aman’s 33 resorts are in Asia, one of its most extraordinary locales is on the nearby island of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos, home to some of the world’s most

highly ranked beaches. Situated along the pristine reefs of Northwest Point Marine National Park, Amanyara draws its name from aman, a Sanskrit word for “peace,” and yara, which means “place” in the language of the Arawak Amerindians. While just 25 minutes from the airport, Amanyara lies at the end of a long sandy road, offering a feeling of peace, seclusion and remote bliss. Amanyara has a striking minimalistic Asian aesthetic. Hotel rooms take the form of 38 timbershingled pavilions, each with zen-like outdoor space and open views of the ocean, reflective ponds and lush coastal

vegetation. All have terraces, wooden sun decks and king-size beds. Also dotting the coastline are 18 grand villas, each on over 1.5 acres and serviced by a chef and a host. The overall staff-toguest ratio at Amanyara is four to one. At the restaurant, guests dine either indoors or out, beside a large central pond. Freshly caught seafood is the focus, complemented by organic produce from the resort’s aquaponic vegetable garden. Whether you want to engage in whale watching, a peaceful yoga class, spa nirvana or just read a book in an unforgettably magical setting, Amanyara is the ultimate nearby escape.

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THE TURQUOISE WATERS OF PROVIDENCIALES OFFER AN UNDERWATER WONDERLAND OF CORAL REEFS, RUNNING PARALLEL TO AMANYARA’S LONG, SECLUDED BEACH. HAWKSBILL TURTLES, HUMPBACK WHALES AND HUNDREDS OF BIRD SPECIES ARE FREQUENT VISITORS.

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C.P. COMPANY

The original Italian sportswear brand, C.P. Company was founded in 1975 by the iconic designer Massimo Osti. For nearly 45 years, C.P. Company has pursued its signature hybridization of function and radical fabric innovation.

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NEW

AZTECH MOUNTAIN

Born in Aspen. Designed in New York City. Worn everywhere. Aztech Mountain produces adventure-ready performance sportswear for the globally active man. With Olympic gold medalist and World Cup ski racing champion Bode Miller on board as co-owner and chief innovation officer, the performance and function of each style is seamlessly combined with luxury textiles and perfect fits.

MEN’S S ’19

DISCOVER THE SEASON’S HOT NEW DESIGNERS & EXPANDED COLLECTIONS!

M. SINGER Founder and creative director Matthew Singer is committed to “redefining what comfortable looks like.” He creates core basics and essentials for the modern man with a classic sensibility. All products are 100% made in the U.S. with beautiful quality fabrics and deliver strong value.

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FEDELI

MANTO Named for the Italian word for “mantle,” the original outerwear of their ancestors, and Mantova (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Manto is “cultural outerwear made in Italy.” Manto believes a great coat is a combination of style, details, fabrics and philosophy. Dedicated to preserving Italian tradition, all garments are sewed in Italy by Italian hands.

BERLUTI Founded in Paris in 1895 by an Italian bootmaker and owned by the LVMH group since 1993, Berluti has sealed its reputation as a fashion house specializing in menswear, blending expertise with tradition and modernity. We are thrilled to bring a widely expanded collection of Berluti furnishings to the store this season!

Fedeli is a family company with more than 80 years of presence in the market, currently managed by its third generation with a fourth now entering the company. Today, Fedeli is a “total look” apparel company positioned at the high end of the luxury wear spectrum.

STRAIGHT FROM

ITALY

Exclusively in our stores, we are pleased to introduce our customers to some of Italy’s most highly regarded artisanal designers, many of whom have never been offered in the United States.

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MARGIELA COMMON PROJECTS

SNEAKS PREVIEW!

Sneaker fever is full-on this season, for dress up as well as dress down. Discover our stunning selections from many of the world’s top fashion houses, designed to bring style (and comfort) to your every step.

LANVIN

BERLUTI

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BE MEMORABLE.

MEN HAVE NEVER HAD MORE OPTIONS TO M I X H I G H W I T H LO W, T E X T U R E , PAT T E R N A N D CO LO R .

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shirt TALES

Your style. Your comfort. Your exact fit. Made-to-measure is a shirt story that always has a happy ending. By Darius Amos Don’t get us wrong: We love off-the-rack garments, and they can create memorable looks. But face it—those shirts don’t fit like a made-to-measure shirt. Not every guy is an average Joe, so standard retail sizes and designs won’t always cut it. Because made-to-measure is based on your measurements, each shirt is guaranteed to fit perfectly. We offer made-to-measure shirts from some of the world’s finest designers—Ermenegildo Zegna, Eton and Kiton to name a few—in addition to the country’s top dedicated shirtmakers. Each of the renowned brands has its own distinctive style, and we know you do, too. So what do you have to do to get your unique piece? That’s easy: Let us do the work. A common misconception is that made-to-measure is a complicated and costly proposition. That’s not at all true. We partner with makers to offer options at several price points, making it accessible for everyone. Here’s how it works: Our made-to-measure experts will talk to you about your personal style, fit, details and occasion. We will take you through the seemingly countless number of options to design exactly what you have in mind. Whether it’s formal, business or casual—we can do it all. THE PROCESS First, our tailors will take all your measurements—chest, neck, shoulders, arms, biceps (have you been working out?), waistline, the works. Next, you’ll select the material that will eventually go on your back and whether your shirt will be a single solid color or two tones, adorned with elegant stripes, boast a nice checked pattern or more. Our wide assortment of fabrics comes only from the most demanding mills in the world, and they satisfy all needs, wants and styles. Loose, athletic or slim fit? It’s all up to you.

ELEMENTS OF STYLE Here is where you let your creativity and attitude shine. We’ll present you with a seemingly endless number of options to customize your shirt. Think about the type of collar you prefer. For instance, the cutaway collar provides plenty of room if you wear a Windsor tie knot; the spread collar has a wide yet crisp look with or without a tie. You have your choice of cuffs, too. A two-button barrel cuff is perfect for every day or to wear to a more casual office. Rounded cuffs add a touch of formality to your look or choose a sophisticated French or double cuff if you’re headed to a black-tie event or just like to wear cufflinks. Personalization doesn’t end there. Mother-of-pearl buttons? Placket or no placket? One, two or no pockets? Monogrammed or clean look? You decide. WHAT TO EXPECT Forget about spending hours trying on clothes in a tight changing room. Once tailors have confirmed your measurements and design selections, your job is essentially done. Made-to-measure shirts require few fittings, or in some cases none at all. (That’s more time to shop in our store for sportcoats and ties to complete the look!) It’s a modest investment of time and, if we may say so, a pretty good deal. Typically, the turnaround time for a made-to-measure shirt is three to five weeks. And you’ll pay $160 to $300 for it—about the same as a fine shirt that’s ready to wear. You can start with just one if you like, but we’re fairly sure you won’t stop there. But be warned: Once you’ve tried made-to-measure, you may find it hard to go back to off-the-rack.

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man of style:

CHRIS HEMSWORTH This Aussie actor combines talent, great looks and an impeccable fashion sense. By Daria Meoli

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hris Hemsworth’s best-known acting turn is playing Thor, the superhero and hammer-wielding mythological god, in six Marvel Universe blockbuster movies. But he may be even more famous for being impossibly good-looking. The azure-eyed Australian was named People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2014 and recently was called “The Manliest Man in Hollywood” by GQ. A Vanity Fair writer who profiled the heartthrob noted that Hemsworth’s “handsomeness is so extreme it can’t be denied or ignored, or even played down.” All this effusive adoration could go to a guy’s head, but this down-to-earth family man can cut through the puff with self-deprecating humor. Thus Hemsworth lampooned himself on Saturday Night Live: “When I got to Hollywood, they said I’d never make it as an actor—they said I was too tall, too blond, my muscles were too big....” And he had tongue firmly in cheek playing Kevin, a hot-but-dumb receptionist in the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot, riffing with improv dynamos Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. Like other Aussie imports—including Naomi Watts and Simon Baker— Hemsworth began his acting career on the Down-Under soap opera Home and Away. American audiences were introduced to Hemsworth in 2009 when he played George Kirk in Star Trek. Since then he’s played a hacker (in 2015’s Blackhat), a huntsman and a Hunt—that is, a title character in the fantasy films Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) and The Huntsman: The Winter’s War (2016) and the hard-drinking, womanizing Formula One race-car driver James Hunt in the biographical Rush (2013). The actor, who turns 36 in August, will portray Thor for the seventh time in a new Avengers

flick this summer. As if one summer blockbuster isn’t enough, Hemsworth also will star in a Men in Black spin-off. Growing up, Hemsworth’s family moved several times among Melbourne, the remote town of Bulman (a cattle station in the Australia’s Northern Territory outback) and Phillip Island, where he first fell in love with surfing. He’s the middle child between two four-letter L-words, older brother Luke and younger brother Liam. They’re actors too. In fact, the Aussie’s seminal superhero role nearly went to Liam instead. Hemsworth’s initial audition for Thor went so badly he didn’t hear back from producers for months, while his brother received several callbacks for the part. When Hemsworth finally got called in for a second audition, his improved reading was fueled by a new motivation, as he told W: “Maybe frustration that my little brother had gotten further than me. A little sibling rivalry sort of kicked up.” Score a win for the middle kid. The bankable leading man’s style has been likened to those of the late Steve McQueen and James Dean because he favors looks that are classic masculine. He is often seen out-and-about in a dark pair of jeans—fitted but never skinny—with a white shirt and a casual leather jacket with gold-rimmed aviator glasses or classic Ray-Ban Wayfarers. When it’s time to hit the red carpet, Hemsworth rocks well-tailored, dark-hued suits. He pairs jackets and pants with slouchy, untucked cotton T-shirts or flexible cotton button-ups with at least two top buttons undone. He’s a master of making an open collar work for formal occasions. While Hemsworth shines as bright as any star in Hollywood, this husband (to actress Elsa Pataky) and father (of 6-year-old daughter India and 4-year-old twin sons Sasha and Tristan) moved his brood out of L.A. in 2015. Yearning to return to the natural space—and pace—of his home country, he relocated his family to Byron Bay, a beach town on Australia’s east coast near some legendary surf breaks. When off-set and miles away from trendy L.A., Hemsworth’s style reflects the proud beach-bum side of his personality—a dayto-day look that consists of Hurley board shorts and a T-shirt. He has said he spends a lot of time at the beach and likes to wear earthy tones in that environment. On screen, at the point break or at a premiere, this Aussie hunk bears watching.

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BEACH STREET TO

COOL, BREEZY & UTTERLY KNOCKOUT LOOKS THAT TAKE YOU FROM TOWN TO SHORE AND BACK AGAIN. PHOTOGRAPHY: SERGIO KURHAJEC HAIR/MAKEUP: ANTONIO DIAZ

STYLING: WENDY MCNETT

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SHIRT: ETRO SHORTS: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI SCARF: LORO PIANA

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THE LONG & SHORT OF IT: OPEN DRESS + SHORTS OR PANTS = SUMMER CHIC THIS PAGE ROMPER: BORGO DE NOR OPPOSITE PAGE JEANS, DRESS & SANDAL: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI

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ADD A BELT BAG: THE SEASON’S MOST COVETED ACCESSORY THIS PAGE TANK: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI PANT: VINCE BELT BAG: FENDI OPPOSITE PAGE JUMPSUIT & BELT: MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION SHOES: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI

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LOOSEN UP! STAY COOL WITH FABRICS THAT FLOW THIS PAGE T-SHIRT: AKRIS SKIRT: VINCE OPPOSITE DRESS: VINCE RING: DAVID WEBB

THIS PAGE SWEATER: SAMANTHA SUNG

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Make it your style. Choose your favorite silhouette from eight stunning styles as well as dress and sleeve length.

MICHAEL KORS Be “red carpet ready�! Make your favorite Michael Kors Collection piece one of a kind. For the first time ever, we present a unique opportunity to customize pieces from the favorite designer of many of the most influential women and celebrities worldwide. Make it your own with design choices from head-to-toe, including dress style and length, sleeve length, beadwork, animal/other prints, embroidery, tulle, color and more!

custom

Design your details. Choose from more than 35 hand-embroidered fabrications as well as the style of beadwork and tulle color, if desired.

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EVENINGWEAR

Spring is the season for weddings, special celebrations and festivities! We are excited to offer our customers an opportunity to create bespoke dresses, jumpsuits and much more. Express yourself in a design that is uniquely you.

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Mother of the bride or groom? Second wedding? Very special occasion coming up? Turn heads and express your style in one-of-a-kind eveningwear. SAFIYAA Timeless, chic, bespoke. Safiyaa celebrates femininity and all that makes a woman beautiful with unapologetic confidence. Striking silhouettes in luxe fabrics and rich colors are fused with artisanal craftsmanship to create a demi-couture collection for day to night. Every item created in the Safiyaa atelier is made-to-order by a team of dedicated artisans. Crafted from start to finish by hand, the signature feminine tailoring is as powerful as the eveningwear is elegant.

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The Art of Collaboration Customize your fabric, silhouette and fit with the help of your personal style advisor.

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Olivine Gabbro’s designs evoke a woman’s inner beauty, radiance and elegance through each classically chic and well-crafted piece. Through her renowned custom services, designer Grace Kang offers both made-to-measure and bespoke services from classic, tailored day-wear to one-of-a-kind evening and bridal couture.

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DIAMONDS ...are spectacular!

Some of the worldÕs most exquisite diamonds can be found in our store. Who knew?

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or more than twenty years, Mitchell Stores has built a reputation as one of the world's finest resources for diamonds and jewelry.

SELECTION. We are honored to offer designer diamonds and fine jewelry from the world’s most prestigious diamond houses, including Kwiat, Oscar Heyman and Louis Newman. In addition to our inventory, we can source any kind of diamond imaginable through our global network of sightholders and brokers.

VALUE. Our educated customers that have purchased diamonds elsewhere are repeatedly surprised by the excellent value we offer in our diamonds. Our reputation in the diamond business combined with the volume we generate has given us “global buying power,” enabling us to offer extremely competitive pricing.

TRUST. Diamonds are a serious investment and for us, a business we take very seriously. There is no substitute for making important purchases from people you know and trust. We stand firmly behind every piece of diamond jewelry we sell, as well as the service and craftsmanship that go into it.

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DIAMONDS ...are engaging!

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CELEBRATE SPECIAL MOMENTS. Whether you’re looking for that first engagement ring or a show-stopping upgrade, we will find the perfect diamond to fit your need. No matter what cut, setting or carat size you seek, you’ll find it in our extraordinary wedding band collections. Or choose from stunning designs that alternate diamonds with sapphires or other gems. Make sure everyone knows how much you love her!

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DIAMONDS ...are perfect for all occasions!

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ake a statement with sensational pieces suitable for life’s grandest events. Diamonds are the ultimate gift of love that are sure to become tomorrow’s treasured heirloom. TIMELESS GIFTS. • Birthday • Graduation • Anniversary • Just because I love you...

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Whether you are looking for serious pieces or something fun, youÕll find it in our dazzling collections.

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HOLIDAY CHEER

This past holiday season, the Wilkes Bashford San Francisco team collected the funds and resources necessary to adopt a family from the Felton Institute. In addition to donating much-needed items, we proudly hosted a holiday shopping night from which a percentage of sales was donated to benefit the family. Felton’s mission is to respond to human needs with social services and treatments with an emphasis on the needs of low-income families, children, elderly and people living with disabilities. felton.org ■

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Fast, Free and Convenient Pickup/Delivery throughout the San Francisco Bay Area Friendly Customer Service “Alex’s Dry Cleaning is the best of the best. From quality of garment care to impeccable personalized service, Alex’s always exceeds client expectations, allowing them to look and feel great. Alex’s values and service are totally aligned with Wilkes Bashford and thus we recommend Alex’s Dry Cleaning to all of our clients.” Jeff Garelick Director of Stores, Wilkes Bashford

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EXPERTISE

MADE-TO-MEASURE

Our legendary Style Advisors have been with us an average of over 10 years and are passionate about developing trusted relationships with customers and advising on all clothing, jewelry and accessory matters. They always go the extra mile to ensure that your shopping experience is efficient and enjoyable and that you are fabulously well dressed.

In all of our stores, we are known for our extraordinary Made-to-Measure Advisors, who will help you create bespoke suits, shirts, sportcoats and more. Choose from exquisite fabrics, buttons, linings and details from the world’s top fashion houses. Custom shoes, leather goods and other items are also available by request.

COMPLIMENTARY GIFT WRAP

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BESPOKE JEWELRY

The only thing nicer than buying our merchandise is gifting it. And we can make it even nicer with complimentary gift wrapping. You choose the perfect gift… we’ll do the rest.

To help you integrate new purchases with old, enjoy a complimentary closet consultation. A Style Advisor will visit your home and make suggestions on how to edit, mix and match your wardrobe. An expert tailor can be on hand for adjustments. If desired, we will also create a photo catalog of your wardrobe for future reference.

As a full-service jeweler, we offer custom design services and can help you design the piece of your dreams. You can work with your own sketch, or with a famed design studio such as Kwiat or Oscar Heyman, to turn what’s in your head into something on your neck... or wrist... or ears... or finger!

CLOTHING DONATIONS Service is important to us, not only in our stores, but also in our community. We will help you clear out unwanted items cluttering up your closet, while providing for a local charity. We will coordinate the donation and make the delivery ourselves.

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COMPLIMENTARY ALTERATIONS Whether you purchase in-store or online, we offer complimentary expert alterations on all regularly priced merchandise. Down to the last detail, we ensure that each article is tailored masterfully just for you. Alteration fees apply only on sale items 40% off or more.

VIRTUAL CLOSET Through our new WBWorld services, we keep a visual electronic inventory of your wardrobe to remind you and your Style Advisor of what you have and in what size. A wardrobe is a serious investment. There is no substitute for building it wisely, with the guidance of someone who takes the time to know your wardrobe, lifestyle and needs.

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HOME DELIVERY We understand you have a busy schedule and want to do all we can to lessen the demands on your time. This is why we provide local delivery if you live in a reasonable proximity to our stores.

CAPPUCCINO, COFFEE, WATER & DRINK BAR In this hectic world, sometimes a hot cup of coffee is just what you need... snacks for a pick-me-up can help, too. For a real treat, we offer signature cocktails and a Scotch Bar in the San Francisco Penthouse!

FASHION EMERGENCIES You never know when a fashion emergency will strike. We’re always prepared for them, even after hours _ just dial your main store number and follow the prompts to be connected to one of our family’s homes, and we’ll come to your fashion rescue!

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REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT We understand how precious your time is. Call or email your Style Advisor for an appointment and we’ll get you in and out with record speed!

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BUTTON UP A loose thread or button can be just the thing that unravels your day. Bring in any suits or outerwear with buttons that need repair and we’ll re-attach or tighten them for you, on site and free of charge.

RETURN & EXCHANGE POLICY We want you to be 100% satisfied with everything you buy. If you are not completely happy with a purchase, feel free to bring it back within a reasonable period of time. We want to make sure you love your new items as much when you get home as you did in the store!

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Wilkes Bashford: Spring/Summer 2019  

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