Cut Lines for March 13, 2015

Nordstrom’s new look, a duo of fashion parties, and a local fashion show.

My sometimes-weekly roundup of local apparel-related news. Enjoy.

Nordstrom unveiled new renderings of its Wauwatosa Mayfair Mall store, which is set to open Oct. 23. Shortly before opening, the store will host a gala with early access to the store. All of the proceeds from the gala will go to Milwaukee’s Cream City Links, the Ronald McDonald House and the United Way.

A rendering of the new Nordstrom store in Wauwatosa's Mayfair Mall.
A rendering of the new Nordstrom store in Wauwatosa’s Mayfair Mall.

As I wrote yesterday, the Third Ward will be the backdrop for a May 7 Fashion Fest. 

Style blogger Katelyn Kosinkski is throwing a launch party for her shop Woodbury Lane at Onesto on March 22.

On April 25, Lizzibeth is celebrating its second year with a party at Whiskey Bar.

According to WauwatosaNow, Twirly Birds, a vintage home decor shop, plans to return to North Avenue.

Bayshore Town Center is getting an Old Navy, says the Journal Sentinel. 

The Art Museum produces its floral show annually, but this year they’ve added fashion to the mix to tie in with the currently open “Inspiring Beauty” exhibit. Taking place from March 26-29, the fashion-related activities include makeovers, shopping, a discussion panel featuring street style bloggers (I happen to be “moderating” this panel), dresses made of flowers, as well as a fashion show featuring Katherine Feiner’s spring designs.

Have you been reselling your yoga pants? Apparently many have been reselling “athleisure” pants of the Lululemon variety and marking them up exorbitantly. If you can explain this phenomenon, or have purchased these marked up spandex goods, e-mail me!

Have a tip or know of a store opening? Know of a new Milwaukee designer? I want to hear from you. Email me at or tweet @cchanan. 








Claire Hanan worked at the magazine as an editor from 2012-2017. She edited the Culture section and wrote stories about all sorts of topics, including the arts, fashion, politics and more. In 2016, she was a finalist for best profile writing at the City and Regional Magazine Awards for her story "In A Flash." In 2014, she won the the Milwaukee Press gold award for best public service story for editing "Handle With Care," a service package about aging in Milwaukee. Before all this, she attended the University of Missouri's School of Journalism and New York University's Summer Publishing Institute.