I am still all about the statement skirt, but I just love each of these printed dresses!! An even easier trend to master, you don’t have to worry about matching it with a top. I guess moral of the story is, printed fabrics are hot!!
Check out these dresses with great patterns available at Searle now!
Forget the statement top, this season it is all about the statement skirt!! Super easy to master, this trend requires a fun printed skirt and just about any old top you have in your closet. You can mix and match to your heart’s desire!
Not quite sure how to pull off the trend or need some inspiration? Take some fashion advice from style icon and queen of statement printed skirts, Rihanna! She never ceases to amaze with her bold and fashion-forward outfits. For those of you that would like to tone down the pattern from Rihanna-level to street-wear level, look to these printed skirts that Searle has in stores and online right now!
These extremely practical skirts are actually reversible, which makes them that much more desirable because you are technically getting two skirts for the price of one!! Made from an easy to care for material and a snap to pack, this is the ideal item to take with you for your summer getaway. And, it gets even better! The elastic waistband and mid-length will keep you cool and comfortable while you’re running around the city, sitting at your desk, or simply lounging around on the weekend.
Looking for a little more coverage or just can’t seem to get enough of the maxi trend? The Magaschoni Animal Print Skirt is the perfect maxi skirt, which is the must-have item right now! It can be difficult to find one that works just how you want it, but this maxi skirt is simply perfect. The waistband has beautiful detailing that creates an asymmetrical line. Pair this with some chunky wedges and your legs will appear miles long.
It’s only the beginning of summer, but we already have fall on our minds! We like to stay ahead of the game, and we know fashionistas like yourself want to be in the know. So, that’s why we’re giving you a sneak peek of some shoe trends that we are certain will be popular for the coming season.
Delman shoes have always been a customer favorite at Searle (if you don’t own a pair, you are seriously missing out!). The Pre-Fall collection just hit stores recently, and they’re already flying off the shelves. Here is a lowdown of our top sellers:
The Suede Slide is creating quite a frenzy at Searle and is our best-selling pre-fall shoe! This everyday platform peep toe shoe is so versatile and goes with anything, from jeans and a tee to a flirty summer dress. It is easy to slide on when you’re running out the door and the platform is super comfy.
Another hot commodity at Searle is the Black Kitten Heel. Who doesn’t love a classic kitten heel? This one resembles a graceful ballerina shoe with just a little heel to give it the sophisticated look that works for all occasions.
If you’re not a huge fan of heels, don’t fret! We have the perfect shoe for you. All you flat lovers out there will fall head over heels for this Suede Flat. It is hard to tell from the pictures, but this flat has a built in wedge! How genius is that? It looks and feels like you’re wearing a simple suede flat, but you have an extra 1/2 inch heel. We love the gorgeous cutout and braided detailing along the toe.
What’s so great about these Delman shoes is that they are wonderful transition pieces that you can wear now and well into the fall! If you couldn’t already tell, suede is going to be huge for the coming season! Which style is your favorite?
The one shoulder dress has come and gone over the years, but it is back and stronger than ever this season! Who knew that a trend that was started by Roman women in the Medieval Era would be the hottest trend today?
It could be said that the First Lady and fashion icon, Michelle Obama, started a one shoulder craze when she dazzled the nation with this stunning Jason Wu one shoulder gown during the 2009 Inaugural Ball. Since then, fashionistas and celebs alike have been flocking to this timeless silhouette, and we can certainly see why!
Women of all ages adore one shoulder silhouettes because they allow you to show off some skin while still keeping you covered. If you’re like me, you love the one shoulder because you can dance the night away without having to readjust or worry about a wardrobe malfunction! There is something very elegant about this style and it is flattering on absolutely everyone. It is no wonder that out off all of the Best Dressed from the Golden Globe Awards, People Magazine chose EIGHT one shoulder dresses:
Each of these gowns is stunning and oozes glam. Take a cue from the red carpet and incorporate the one shoulder dress into your wardrobe with one of these fab dresses from Searle. They are a must-have item this summer!
The Searle store at 1051 Third Avenue is impossible to pass by if you happen to be in that area. It’s almost a block long between 62nd and 63rd Streets. The windows are powerful and the interior is simply gorgeous. Last week you got to know the 60th and Madison Searle store. Now take a look into what the 62nd and 3rd Searle is like!
The General Managers at this Searle store are Normia and Elizabeth. The Sale Associates are Grace, Julio, Johnathan, and Terry. If you regularly visit this store you know that the best thing you can do is ask their advice. They are willing to help you find the basics or venture out and try something new!
What is your favorite thing about the Searle customer?
The Searle customer is typically adventurous - they are willing to try new styles
They are loyal. If someone leaves the store happy, often she’ll return and continue shopping with us and we love that!
What is the hottest item in the store right now?
T-Shirts (Nally & Milly and Before+Again)
Analili from Miami
L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani
How does your location make this Searle store unique?
We aren’t near many stores selling the same thing. In fact, that’s what makes every Searle unique. We feel your pain, it’s awful when every store carries the same brands.
Many of us are packing for the 4th of July, what is something we can’t go without?
White pants without a doubt! Whether they’re skinny, flared, or cropped, white pants are a must have for your 4th of July celebration
A nice blouse, top or shirt. This is the season of separates
A summer dress for backyard or beach cocktail parties
Take a look at the inside of this Searle, does it look familiar? If not you need to hurry down to 3rd Ave and 62nd to check out the new items!!
One item that the staff of 62nd Street swears by is the power of a red dress! It never fails to impress. What makes this staff tick is helping customers find an important outfit and hearing the results when customers return. Do you have an outfit from Searle that good things just seem to come from? Let us know!
What is our favorite line we carry? Ours, of course!! Searle collection dresses have a simple elegance to them that make them incredibly easy to wear. We are now proud to introduce three new Searle dresses:
These dresses update the typical striped dress. Depth is added to the stripes through color varieties in a shape that reminds me of multi-colored ric rac. The diagonal stripes on the one shoulder dresses are simply genius. For those of you afraid to wear horizontal stripes, the diagonal stripes are as flattering as you can get! The diagonal effect instantly slims the wearer’s waist.
Check out these popular new dresses here! Or click on one below…
We have thankfully returned back to summer, and stretched into a little of fall. It was all Before+Again today and the studio was full of energy!
The dresses and tops are perfect for summer. There is a variety of fantastic colors and prints, all made in the United States. You can find them tomorrow at the Before+Again trunk show!! The trunk show will be located at the Searle store on Madison and 60th. It will begin at 10:00 am and will last until 8:30 pm. Drop into the store and find the perfect summer top and dress.
Here’s a peek at what you might see, we had a blast shooting it!!
Who can vacation without a great pair of easy to pack flats? Jezebel Magazine featured the shoes you must take if you’re planning on visiting Europe. Find these Delman flats at Searle in four different colors! Incredibly easy to throw take along with you, the Nan Ballet Flat is a classic style that you’ll probably end up wearing every day!
I paid a visit to the Searle store on 635 Madison Ave yesterday. If you haven’t visited this store in particular I suggest you do! It is in a great location and has inspiring displays.
My favorite thing about visiting the Searle stores is I feel like I’m visiting with my old friends whenever I am there. I asked a few questions so read on to see how the Searle community feels about working and about you, the customer!
The General Managers of the Madison and 60th store are Calvin and Gary. The Sales Associates are Mark, Chrystal, Christopher, Ksenia, Lance, and Lenny.
What is your favorite thing about the Searle customer?
Their sense of humor!
They are unique
They have great style!!
The customers are loyal to their sales associates and the store
You are in a great location and this is the largest Searle store. How is working at this Searle store different than others?
We move much quicker in this store
We have regular clients, which makes shopping more personal
There are customers from around the world that we can count on to return every year they visit New York
What is the hottest item in the store right now?
Everything Searle!! (Of course)
Are there any celebrity sightings in this store?
Recently, Aretha Franklin and Roberta Flack
If you can’t make it to this store, take a look at the photos. When you walk in you’re greeted by a friendly associate and this Pono jewelry, along with fresh roses!
My favorite part of the store right now is this creative display of scarves.
Don’t forget to go upstairs! Even more dresses!!
Next week get to know the Searle store at Third Ave and 62nd.
People StyleWatchSpecial suggests finishing your quest for the perfect handbag by shopping for Follis handbags online with Searle. From now until July 12th all Follis bags are 15% off original price by entering “FOLLIS15” at checkout online!! Shop Follis bags here and find this desired Laced Julia Handbag here.
Follis bags are wear-everywhere bags that you will use all day and throughout the year!
This is not what you would expect for the first day of summer!! Today we’re shooting photographs of our winter coats, can you believe its actually June 21? You wouldn’t know it from here at the photo studio!
Take a peek at what goes on behind the scenes at Searle!!
I’m assured that tomorrow Searle will return to summer, check back to see the summer shoot!!
Searle Stores New York City is offering to give away FIVE dresses!! It is so easy to participate: “Like” Searle Stores New York City on Facebook and then go to Searle’s website and fill out this form!! Lastly, tell all your friends about it so we can reach 1,000 fans and start giving away dresses!!
Need something to cover up this summer, but don’t want to get too hot? These Robert Graham tops are the perfect weight for this heat. The beautiful patterns make these tops great for summer style while keeping you cool. Explore more Robert Graham tops online or at Searle stores and update your summer wardrobe!!
The Python Pony Hair Clutch by Riki Rosetta is the perfect evening purse. It is from Riki Rosetta’s Daniella collection for this fall. We aren’t the only ones who adore this purse, Time Out New York featured as one of their “Stylish Evening Bags”
Time Out New York has the same idea we do. This little bag is a must have for going out, and you can find it at Searle! Visit one of our stores to find this bag!!
Wearing an Evocateur bracelet is like wearing a piece of art around your wrist. There is a story in each of these bracelets. They are all two inches wide and cuff style - which I love because I know it’ll fit my wrist. Accompanying the colorful images are Swarovski crystals. These statement cuffs stand alone and ensure plenty of compliments!
Audrey Hepburn is iconic in many different ways. The black ensemble in which she dances around during Funny Face has proven itself to be entirely timeless. This is a look that people still replicate today and it flatters absolutely everyone.
Recreating this outfit is incredibly simple. It requires a turtleneck, cropped pants, and black flat shoes. However, if you want to update the outfit a little and throw in a pop of color try the Michael Simon tank.
These are pieces that will be worn over and over and can be matched with virtually anything in your wardrobe. Plus, who wouldn’t like to get dressed in the morning and channel a little Audrey into their day?
The essential white dress. All winter I live for Easter and celebrate it by pulling out all of my white dresses!! There is a simple elegance about a white dress that I can’t get enough of. Here are a few of my favorite white dresses available at Searle:
I know I know, it’s summer. But I’ve noticed that scarves have turned into an essential accessory. Don’t want to search for a statement necklace? Wear a colorful scarf that boosts your outfit!
On weekends I usually throw on jeans and a white t-shirt. Then I tie a bright scarf in a knot loosely around my neck and it gives my whole outfit a much needed color boost!
When I wear that little black dress that is so very useful I don’t need to look for the perfect necklace because I can drape one of these light weight scarves around my neck and I have a new outfit!
I never go to a show without a scarf or a shawl. Why does it always have to be freezing? I usually end up wearing a scarf as a fashion piece and halfway through the show I’m wrapped in it! Love the versatility.
No matter where you’re going a scarf or a shawl is a simply accessory. Check out Searle Scarves to find the perfect one for your occasion!
Good news for you Eva Varro lovers, Searle just got in some new items!! If you don’t know of Eva Varro then I strongly suggest looking into it. The coin top is so popular that we have a new printed tunic in now, in orange animal print! The colors are so exciting for summer and the comfortable jersey material makes packing these pieces simple because they don’t need ironing!
"I don’t think like the average person on the street. I think quite perversely sometimes."
This past weekend I had the extreme pleasure of visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the works of Alexander McQueen in the exhibit Savage Beauty. McQueen was a true artist, who expressed himself through fashion. McQueen took inspiration from the most unique places. Every collection shows romanticism paired with something unorthodox, such as Scottish history. He had a unique gift of imagining a garment or runway show in his mind, then making the seemingly impossible happen. His work is described as drastic, sensuous, dark, and dramatic.
Walking through the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall those words cycled through my head. The garments grab your attention on their own, but the presentation of the collections was captivating. Statement pieces were accompanied by a clip of the runway show. A hologram presentation was paired with the theme song from Schindler’s List.
McQueen used materials from nature in his pieces that definitely add drama. Reading that a garment is made of wool or silk seems dull after viewing garments like these. The first is from the collection It’s a Jungle Out There, incorporating impala horns. The coat from Jack the Ripper Stalks His Victims is lined in white silk with encapsulated human hair. And the dress from the Windows of Culloden collection is made of pheasant feathers.
Alexander McQueen is best described by his own quotes displayed throughout the exhibit. He describes his own designs as:
"When you see a woman wearing McQueen there is a certain hardness to the clothes that make her look powerful. It kind of fends people off."
Powerful is right. The pieces are works of art, from which we make into a fashion statement on a smaller level for everyday wear. The inspiration we take from this show could be seen in the movement of fabric, patterns that speak, and fine tailoring. These are each styles that are realistic for the everyday stylish woman.
Due to popularity, the McQueen exhibit has been extended through August 7. Those of you in New York between now and then must go see it! If that is out of the question there are select pieces on the Met Blog as well as the clips from runway shows.
We just can’t get enough of Analili at Searle!! So much so that we got a hold of Lili del Cueto herself and asked her some questions! Find out about this designer and how her pregnancy paved way to the extraordinary designs we sell at Searle.
Searle: Can you give us a brief background of how you got started and what inspired you to launch Analili? Lili: I first started out with a maternity collection called Olian Maternity. My inspiration to start this line came from my desire to find fashion forward clothing while I was pregnant. The maternity clothing industry back in the early 90’s was very limited in the types of clothing they offered and I believe pregnant women should still be able to dress stylishly. With the advice and encouragement of my husband, I started my first business venture. Our maternity line became very successful and our merchandise was so well liked that people kept asking us when we would create ready wear. It was only natural that we would start a ready wear collection. We started designing our own fabrics and launched Analili soon after.
S: What’s one of the biggest challenges that you had to overcome at the beginning of your career? L: I had no real formal training and had to start from the ground up. I didn’t know anyone in the industry so I had to learn as I went. I taught myself how to design and sew when I was young because my parents wouldn’t always buy me the latest fashion pieces I wanted. They decided to make a deal with me that they would buy me whatever fabrics I wanted, but I would have to design and construct the pieces myself. Although I majored in Fashion Merchandising in college, I always had a calling for fashion design. My parents discouraged me from studying design because they thought it would not be a fruitful career… so I had to sneak in design classes here and there.
S: What’s your inspiration for your Summer collection? L: We’re very much into brights and colorful prints and have incorporated them into the Summer collection. We wanted to create a lively collection that catches everyone’s eye.
S: Can you give us an idea of what to expect for your Fall collection? L: We’ll have a lot of prints and color. We believe strongly that you can wear color in the Fall and blend them with fall solids. The collection will also include coats, sweaters, and solid ponte pieces. We also have a Holiday line that will feature pieces with sequins that are sublayered with lace.
S: What’s your favorite trend this season? L: Frilly dresses and bright colors.
S: Do you design with yourself in mind and design pieces that you would wear? L: Yes, absolutely! My entire closet is filled with Analili pieces! We design with everyone in mind and create clothing that appeals to all fashionable women – regardless of age and particularly for those that enjoy looking beautiful. Everyone loves our designs and can wear them as long as they’re a fashionista. You don’t need to have the perfect silhouette to wear our clothing.
S: If you had to choose one piece as your favorite from your current collection, what would it be and why? L: Our one shoulder dress in silk georgette. It’s one of our bestselling pieces and available in so many different colors and prints to choose from.
S: If you could collaborate on a collection with any designer in the world, who would it be and why? L: Diane von Furstenberg. Her designs can be worn by women of all ages, and she has a flair for print. Her collections are always very tastefully done.
S: Do you plan on expanding your business to include handbags and shoes? L: Yes, eventually. At the moment we are focusing on expanding with a new clothing division. This collection will feature more coordinates such as shorts, skirts, pants, and solid colored pieces.
S: Any exciting plans this summer? L: We’re also working hard to introduce a new collection of printed swimwear pieces and coordinated cover-ups. We’re very excited about this and being from Miami, we can’t wait to introduce them to everyone.
In honor of this English actress/model’s birthday today I have collected some of my favorite looks of hers. You may know of Hurley from the iconic Versace safety pin dress she wore to the premiere of Four Weddings and a Funeral or from her acting in Austin Powers. Hurley also designs swimwear for her stores, Elizabeth Hurley Beach.
Happy birthday to Elizabeth Hurley, she sure knows how to dress for the red carpet
Check out what we happened to find in the July issue of Lucky Magazine!
The accessories director from Lucky put together a “tough cookie” ensemble and a Members Only Faux-Leather Motorcycle Jacket from Searle is a key piece. We couldn’t agree more. I mean, how can you complete a punk look without the perfect leather jacket? This jacket is great for layering. Wear some feminine pieces to balance out this look, I would pair it with this Jia dress. The jacket is available in black, cement, and ash grey. It is so versatile, it is a necessity for any wardrobe.
That’s right, Searle is now carrying L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani!! The line is described as having “a playful juxtaposition between classic Hollywood movie star glamor and more casual street influences”
This is the perfect way to describe the pieces we just got in from L.A.M.B. No matter if you’re wearing the solid tank or the flutter sleeve tunic you will feel like like a movie star. I can’t get enough of fabric on the print maxi dress and I love how it falls. Get the drawstring pants for day time and long print dress for night, but be warned: you could easily be mistaken for a celebrity.
Sadly, Modern Family is over for the summer. However, we are very excited to see a Paola Dangond purse on Sofia Vergara in a recent episode! Sofia (aka Gloria) looks fabulous carrying this Crocodile Clutch from Paola Dangond’s line.
Luckily, you can find this purse in our Searle stores or shop for it online by clicking here!
Each of the Paola Dangond clutches is absolutely amazing. We love detailing and beautiful crocodile skin on each of these creations. Take a look!
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