What do you get when a woman gets frustrated over the fact she can’t find a simple tee that really fits and flatters? Well, you get Sympli. Jan Stimpson’s quest to find a tee led to the creation of a company designed around women’s bodies and fit. Indeed, the women behind Sympli “shape each garment on multiple women and spend countless hours designing, tucking, pinning and repinning…flattering fit is an evolution and [they] don’t cut corners.” What is the result of all of this effort? A garment that fits where you need it to and doesn’t cling where you don’t. Honestly.
In fact, Sympli is so passionate about creating a product that any woman, no matter what body shape, can wear with confidence, they stand against the unreasonable expectations the fashion industry places on women. Supporting a Canadian non-profit that helps women overcome eating disorders is just one of the many ways Sympli is taking a stand to encourage women to love their bodies. The other is creating a product that really fits and flatters, from a size 2 to a size 24.
If you have never tried Sympli, I encourage you to come down to Fashion Crossroads this weekend for our trunk show. Our Sympli Rep Charlotte has been with the company for over ten years, and will be in the store with the Spring 2018 Sympli samples as well as some in stock samples. We have stocked the store with new Sympli in preparation for our event, so there are many new items to try! Best of all, we are having a trunk show party on Sunday from 11-5 p.m. that will be catered by Grant Street Grocery. Join us for great food, a little wine, and in store modelling from 12-4 p.m. All in stock Sympli will be $10 off for the entire trunk show, and any Sympli purchase will get you registered to win one of two free Sympli tops to be given away on Sunday.
When I go to market, the sheer immensity of choice is overwhelming. There are an infinite number of products out there to buy. The diversity in our world is reflected in the millions of ways we can conceive to re-imagine and design products that have existed for hundreds of years. Consider the handbag, as an example. Think about all of the different companies out there today making purses. It is truly mind boggling. From over-sized to small, from vintage to ultra modern, from classic and boxy to slouchy, from shoulder bags to cross body bags….the shapes, sizes, functions and choices are never ending.
With so many choices, customers often ask me how I choose. The answer is: I pick what moves me. When a handbag stops me in my tracks as I wander endless isles of handbag booths, I buy that line. It’s totally subjective, of course. What stops me may not stop you, but as a buyer, I have to trust my instincts. If it makes me say, “Wow!” there is a good chance it will make one of my customers have a similar reaction.
Anushka is a handbag line that made me take notice. I have to admit, I am a sucker for artistry. Maybe the artist in me has a special appreciation for workmanship that goes above and beyond the ordinary. I appreciate creativity. I love lines that demonstrate some inherent quality of their creator. Anushka handbags are hand painted by artists, and the designs are retired after a year of use never to be re-painted exactly the same again. So, when I carry my Anushka handbag, I am wearing someone else’s art, and it is as personal to me as it was to them. The bag I choose to carry for myself has artwork that moves me. I love the color combinations, the subject matter, the composition. It represents something about who I am.
But is isn’t good enough for only the outside of my purse to be meaningful. I am a neat nick and an organization freak. I cannot stand the inside of my handbag being a disaster. Therefore, I have to be able to find things quickly and efficiently which means the inside has to be as functional as the outside is beautiful. The Anushka bag I chose for myself is “The Shopper” which has two separate interior pockets that zip closed. Both are lined with additional side pockets to store and organize all of the random things I carry around with me everyday.
When I can find a line that meets both my “wow” needs and my functional needs, then I know I have happened upon a winner. If you have never explored the world of Anushka handbags, we have a wonderful opportunity for you. We are having a trunk show this coming Saturday May, 7th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Our Anushka Rep will be in the store with her sample line that will be available for purchase. Find out more on our website.
I love this open vest and capris from Sympli. See this and more at our Trunk Show this Friday and Saturday!
For those of you who may not know, a trunk show is an event where a manufacturer’s representative brings his or her sample line into a store to allow customers to see the entire line. The sample line has one of each style available for order that season. Most samples are produced in size 6 or 8 and usually are only produced in one color even when the item is available in other colors. This is a great opportunity for the customer to see items the store may not order. Most lines, be they clothing or shoes, are larger than what a typical store can carry. The store might only carry 30% to 50% of the line, for example, meaning that their customer will never be able to see all of the items available for purchase unless that manufacturer also sells online.
We are having our Sympli Trunk Show for the spring 2016 line this Friday and
This new pant called the Pivot Pant is a personal favorite and looks great paired with this vest!
Saturday. Sympli, which is not sold online, is an enormous line. Even though we have an excellent selection, we carry only 60% of the line. At our trunk show, our customers get to see all of the pieces available, both in the in-stock program and in the special items that will be available for spring. This is an excellent opportunity to actually see the item and try it on. A customer can tailor their Sympli wardrobe to their individual likes rather than being limited to what we buy for our store. Additionally, Sympli offers each item in about 30 colors. At the trunk show, many of the colors available will be sampled so the customer can see exactly what the color looks like in production and hold it up to their skin and see how it looks.
Sympli is a travel knit line that offers items that won’t fade, bag or wrinkle. The fabric is a beefy 12 ounces so it drapes beautifully rather than clings. Both pictures on this page are examples of new looks available in the Spring line. These items will be arriving in the store in January or February just in time for spring break vacations! This line has quickly become one of our top sellers at the store, so if you haven’t tried it yet, this Friday and Saturday is your very best opportunity. And, as a little extra incentive, we are offering 10% off all in stock Sympli during our trunk show! That’s an amazing savings! Bring a friend a get a free gift! Don’t live in Casper? No problem. You can purchase Sympli on our online store at http://www.Fashion-Crossroads-Inc.shoptiques.com