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Discriminating shoppers, determined to make fashion statements uniquely their own, who find themselves short on the time or energy to ferret them out would do well to check out The Worth Collection. Focused on style, quality and service, the company creates four sophisticated, couture inspired, ready-to-wear collections a year that are sold by private appointment […]

Discriminating shoppers, determined to make fashion statements uniquely their own, who find themselves short on the time or energy to ferret them out would do well to check out The Worth Collection. Focused on style, quality and service, the company creates four sophisticated, couture inspired, ready-to-wear collections a year that are sold by private appointment only. The fashions, featuring classic silhouettes, impeccable detailing and fine fabric, range in price from $200 – $1,500. With a background in fashion design, Independent Sales Associates like Mequon’s Jill Bouier-Smith work closely with clients to develop quality wardrobes that can be updated seasonally with few fresh trend pieces. Choosing from a selection of over 350 collection samples, the goal here is to achieve impeccable personal style that fits perfectly whether a woman is a size 2 or 20. Highlights of the Fall/Winter 2008-09 collection include one-of-a-kind fabrics like a black and white ‘wolf’s tooth’ pattern offering a modern interpretation of classic hound’s tooth; fabulous separates like ‘go with anything’ jackets in snakeskin and slick patent leather; sleek, sexy, “bossy” suits; sensational evening wear; and chic accessories like a zebra tote that promises to become the ‘it’ bag of the season. Bottom line? If you’re going to invest in clothing that flatters, it’s always best to aim for quality and staying power as well. To schedule an appointment to see the entire collection from August 16 – 22 call 262-227-6077 or 262-512-0412, email jbouliersmith@worthcollection.com or visit worthny.com.



OK now onto guys with discerning tastes. If you’ve ever wondered what wearing a custom made shirt feels like – try A MILLION BUCKS! Find out for yourself at Richard Bennett Tailors huge Custom Shirt Promotion going on the entire month of August. During this great event, you can order any casual, business and formal shirt tailored to fit you perfectly and forgo the pattern making charge. And should you opt to order 6 shirts they’ll throw in the 7th one for free. Make an appointment now to come in, chose your fabric ($79 and up) and discuss styling details like fit, collars, cuffs, plackets, pockets, monograms, etc. Once all that’s decided upon, you’ll try on sample shirts and be measured to insure the fit you desire and in about four weeks a shirt that fits you to a T will arrive. Meanwhile, a blueprint of your shirt order will be kept on file making future orders a piece of cake especially since armed with fabric swatches they’ll even come to your home or office by appointment. Mayfair Mall. 2500 N. Mayfair Rd., 414-774-4850, richardbennetttailors.com


Forget the slumping economy. Over in the Historic Village of Wauwatosa, shoppers get sweet revenge during Diva Night. Taking place August 5th between 5 and 9:30 pm shoppers at participating shops (Niemann’s, French Country Pine Design, Jilly & George, the Flower Lady, Blue Lapin, Magnolia & Co., Urban Laundry, Underwood Gallery, Salamander, Ore di Oliva, Juxt, Vino 100, Little Read Book and Magpie) will be treated to samplings of wine along with a variety of intriguing summer desserts, like mini chocolate floats made with Belgian Ale, decadent chocolate brownies made with orange infused olive oil and sliced strawberries drizzled with sweet balsamic vinegar. Plus, along with the evenings sales and specials there’s also a whole lot of wonderful giveaways to be had. All you need do is stop by any 8 of the participating 14 stores to be entered in the drawing, which will be held at Vino 100 at 9:15 pm. Find out more at villageofwauwatosa.com.


There are plenty of perks to working downtown but one of the best has to be the celebration of Downtown Employee Appreciation Week, which wraps up August 1. Identify yourself as an area employee and along with plenty of deals on beverages and lunches, you’ll qualify for savings at lots of local retailers. For example, Beauty is shaving 50 percent off all haircuts and waxing services and 20 percent off any one product purchased. Borders Bookstore is handing out two free Bristol Renaissance tickets with the purchase of a $40 gift card. Save 15 percent at Fred Boutique or Red Heel, 25 percent at Laacke & Joys, 15 percent at The Spice House and 10 percent at A Woman’s Touch. Get the full lowdown at milwaukeedowntown.com.


Oh and don’t forget, irregardless of style or price point, discounts on summer fashions are at their deepest right about now…check out Faye’s Spring Summer Fashion and Jewelry & Accessories Sale, the Sexy Summer Sale at Viktor Vittoria and the Summer Sale at Aala Reed just to name a few. There’s also a Back-to-School & Fall Preview Sale going on at Johnshon Creek July 31 – August 3 which trims up to 65 percent off their everyday low prices. Check out the details at premiumoutlets.com.

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