Let’s go back to five years ago when I went to Boston to go visit Kelly, one of my very best friends from college. Besides for this trip being one of the memorable and FUN vacations that I’ve taken to date, (Kelly knows how to entertain!), I also was introduced to one of my very favorite stores ever… Madewell!
The only problem was that my new fave store, with the cutest boyfriend cardigans, adorable silky shirts, and perfect chambray button-downs, was ONLY located in Boston at the time and had yet to expand to other states, and by other states, I mean Chicago. GAH!
Now let’s fast forward to two Octobers ago and Madewell opened up one (extremely anticipated) store very close to where I work. And soon after expanded to the city, in a neighborhood right near were I live. Can you feel the excitement oozing out of my words?!?!?! Because when I heard the news myself, it was a “YAY for ME” type of day… and let’s be honest, millions of other chic chicas too!
If you aren’t aware, Madewell is owned by J.Crew (the company introduced it in 2006) and is considered to be J.Crew’s more modern-day younger sister. Well, I might have just made that up but that’s how I see it. Don’t get me wrong, J.Crew is great too but it’s not really my style, not to mention that every time I go in there, I turn around and walk away with nothing. Madewell, on the other hand, I have the exact opposite problem, because every time I go in there, I want to walk out with EVERYTHING!
Oh, and did I mention that they give teachers (and students) 30 percent off all merchandise?? If you didn’t know, now you know. That’s a lot of potential savings right there… you’re welcome!
Take a look above at my favorite things to buy NOW from Madewell.
Just a few quick notes:
1) Madewell has the BEST basics, if you couldn’t tell already.
2) It’s my go to for casual cool.
3) I have ALWAYS wanted those Bling Wipes! Will definitely come in handy, don’t-cha think?
4) Isn’t that necklace the coolest? I bought it for my sister-in-law for one of her past birthdays and she wears it all the time. I love.
So there you have it… happy shopping, friends!
But before you go, which of my picks do you adore too?
Let me know in the comments section of this post!