Drum roll *please*…..

springbreak

*Cue* the slow clap from all the moms around the country- its almost time for a break and perhaps… a much deserved vacation!!!

Whether you are jet setting to a tropical island- or- jet setting to your backyard…make sure you do it in style!

One of our TOP selling brands Veronica M is begging you to take a week long- fun in the sun- Spring Break get-a-way!!

We are loving these patterns, prints & colors! And of course- the always appreciated perfect non-wrinkling fabric. Which makes these dresses PERFECT for travel and lounging poolside with something cold and refreshing in your cup.

Click the link on Veronica M below!!!

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Trends to LOVE!

Take a second and channel your inner Mark-Kate Olson, or professional stylist to the celebs, Rachel Zoe (and the ultimate chic mom). Think of Coachella with its endless fringe, flower crowns and tie dye. Lightweight, loose fitting garments – complete with either lace, bell sleeves, tie dye, wonderful colors, eye catching prints and floral patterns. Boho chic is that effortlessly cool, eclectic, whimsical style that is tangible for every woman.

Here at Mapel Boutique, we are loving all of our “boho” inspired looks.

 

Our tops from Staccato and Yetts are so feminine and fun! Great to pair with denim shorts or our Flying Monkey slimmer fit boyfriend jeans. Add chunky jewelry like stone necklaces, bracelets, rings, or even a hat to give the look some personality. You could also pair these tops with a great pair of bootcut or Dojo jeans by 7 for all Mankind. Complete the look with an awesome pair of wedges or gladiator style sandal – and you are living the bohemian dream!

Bold colors, fun prints, flowy fabrics…you’ll find it all at Mapel. We have a fabulous selection of dresses, whether above the knee, right at the knee or maxi. Free spirited aztec and tribal prints as well as tie-dye are sure to satisfy your bohemian look. Add a denim vest or lacy kimono to any one for a carefree layered look. Bangles or layered necklaces with colorful gems give it some flare and makes a bold statement.

 

FullSizeRender-385Maxi skirts can be matched with crochet tops, oversized shirts, graphic t’s, or simple chambray tops. Maxi skirts are considered to be one of the most beautiful, feminine and practical fashion pieces every woman should have in her closet!

They will never go out of style. This charcoal Yetts tie-dye maxi at Mapel would be a great summer addition to your wardrobe! Great for at the park, the beach, brunch…I could go on, but you get the point.

 

Come in and see us today or visit us online and add some effortless, wonderfully feminine, boho chic-ness to your life! You won’t be sad that you did!

 

 

 

L.A. Recap Part 1

Staci’s shopping is a hands-on experience in the Tulle showroom.

This buying trip was three very full days. We asked Staci Stevens a series of questions to share all about her findings and what secrets she’s willing to reveal! We want to make sure you know all about it – so we’ve broken it down into a two-part series.

What’s the purpose of a buying of trip?

A few times a year I travel to L.A. and visit Mapel’s brand showrooms. Most retailers go to markets like CALA or Coterie. Often times at markets you are reviewing product alongside other retailers and have little time to look at product. That’s why I prefer to travel on my own schedule and visit individually with our reps. I have unlimited time to peruse the product without the commotion of the markets. It really allows Mapel to review previous seasons best sellers and choose the best product for Mapel Boutique.

What Vendors did you see? Who’s always been a part of Mapel? Who will be brand new to Mapel?

I started off my trip by devoting one day to Denim. It’s one of the hardest categories to choose and you really need a clear head. I always start my first day with 7’s because it’s Mapel’s biggest and best selling denim brand. So on this trip I visited 7 for all mankind, Citizens of Humanity, Joe’s Jeans and a new brand we’ll be adding called Blank NYC. Blank will offer a slightly more fashion forward denim assortment (coated, colored, novelty) at a moderate price level (below $100).

Michael Stars showroom

Michael Stars showroom

The second day I began with Michael Stars, one of Mapel’s best selling brands. That’s why I like to devote plenty of time working with our rep to choose the best product. They have a WIDE collection that includes knits, novelty knits, sweaters and dresses. Within their entire product you can choose from over 30 specific colors for any one silhouette. Essentially, Mapel is able to design what product we want to have delivered.

After Michael Stars I continued onto dresses, which is by far Mapel’s biggest seller during spring and summer. I worked with Veronica M, a local designer that both designs and produces in Los Angeles. She is known for her graphic prints and totally flattering silhouettes. I’m really excited about her assortment this year. From there I worked with Charlie Jade who offers our silk dress collection. It may be a higher price point, but certainly a fabulous specialty dress line. Another addition to our assortment this year is dress line Jarlo. It’s a British dress line at a moderate price level and super cute!!! My final stop was spent with Tulle our lifestyle brand. We love the comfort of their knits, dresses and skirts.

…to be continued with L.A. Recap Part 2