February 25, 2010

Rag & Bone

While many of the lines I carry here at Looc strike a special cord with me on not only a professional level but on a personal one as well, I have to tell you that
Rag & Bone. is. in. a. class. of. their. own.

I've admired this brand pretty much since their launch, but it wasn't until my trip to their NYC showroom for the fall '10 buy this last week when this admiration grew to the uttermost respect - so much so that any worry I had about larger retail stores carrying them too went right out Looc's big French doors.

The greeting. The professionalism. The showroom itself. The presentation. The collection. My mouth dropped and while I get excited to see the new collection from all of my lines, this really set the bar for me. It mattered.

Buying trips are funny. Or should I say, the politics of buying trips are funny. I guess the politics of any business are funny, but the fashion industry is what we're talking about here. I won't get into right now, but sufficed to say the treatment received by different showrooms and designers always seem to be graded on a curve and I'll just say it doesn't seem like everyone is shooting for that A.

All that being said, Rag & Bone Spring 2010 is here! Striped knits, double breasted over-sized blazers, the most perfect black riding pant legging ever - some very cool stuff, people. So come check it out!!