Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Proportion of Blu...Reload

I've just received a new shipment of the Proportion of Blu straight leg jean in midnight $210.
I can't seem to keep these in stock...they have an amazing fit that elongates and slims the leg on just about everyone that wears them. Oh, and no back gaping. They're MAGIC JEANS! :-)

Black Halo

Black Halo Bodice dress in RUBY $328

Black Halo Bodice top $260

Black Halo Halter top w/bow tie $240

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

KAIN Label

KAIN Label tank and s/s tee are now available at MERGE! These tops are incredibly soft, drapey and sexy all at the same time. One size fits most. We have the white and grey in both styles.
tank: $75
tee: $82

Friday, July 18, 2008

CFDA Awards

Congratulations to Alexander Wang on his nomination as a finalist by the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America):

"The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and VOGUE are pleased to announce the ten (10) Finalists for the fifth-annual CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund initiative, which provides financial support and business mentorship for emerging designers. Since its inception in 2003, the program has granted more than $1 million to twelve different design companies, including Doo.Ri, Derek Lam, Philip Crangi, Phillip Lim, Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Rogan, Thakoon, Thom Browne, and Trovata. The CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund is generously sponsored by partner the Gap, underwriters American Express, Barneys New York, Coach, Juicy Couture, Kellwood Company, Evgeny Lebedev, Liz Claiborne Inc, Lord & Taylor, L’OrĂ©al Paris, Nordstrom, Theory and VOGUE."

This is a HUGE deal for any young fashion designer out there. Some of the best and brightest have received this honor in the past. Quite an accomplishment for such a young man (24).

Alexander Wang can be purchased right here in Seattle at MERGE!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Lake & Stars sale!

The Lake & Stars is now on sale at 60% off.
Bra's, Panties, and chemise styles still in stock (but moving fast!).

Monday, July 14, 2008

Full Frontal Fashion- Fall '08

So, just as the weather up here is getting really GORGEOUS...sunny and warm, its time to look toward the coming months and think about (or actually get a jump on the impending frenzy and buy now while the getting is good) Fall fashions! Yes, it's THAT time again, and, boy, does it look good for all of us who love clothes. First, lets review some of the major trends for the coming season:

Baggy trousers/ skinny trousers
Plaids and Tweeds
Tiers and soft ruffles
Slouchy underpinnings/tees
Extreme detailing and drape

We've already gotten in some Fall pieces that represent these trends from Alexander Wang (baggy trousers, tiered chiffon tops and slouchy tees), Harkham (floral dresses), Tracy Reese and Mint (lace and embroidery) etc...and are expecting more coverage in the next several weeks from Karen Zambos (plaids/tweeds), tees from Kain Label, Crispin & Basilio (tiers and gathers), Black Halo (LBD's), Grai (beautifully draped jackets and wraps), decontructed tops and dresses from Clu, drop dead urban sophistication from Jarbo, and much more...

I guess if I have to sum up what we're going to carry this Fall at merge, I'd say the collections I've chosen cover about three distinct themes:

The Hitchcock heroine- think Grace Kelly, Kim Novak. The return of a smart, sexy, put together woman with a modern edge.

The city girl- Hip, cool and fashion forward. Casual or dressy.

The modern sophisticate-Loves a great cut, drape and fit. The clothes are modern and luxurious with a european edge.

See you soon! -Pat

Alexander Wang Fall '08

Alexander Wang tiered chiffon halter top (blush) $415 Pair this top with your best wrecked baggy jeans or skinny black satin pants and you'll have one killer outfit for the evening.

Long t-shirt tank dress/tunic $132 (also available in distressed charcoal) Just throw a boyfriend blazer or leather jacket over this and off you go! Edgy cool.

Alexander Wang's party dress $760 (I think I'm in love! What an amazing dress.)

This season's baggy pant... from Alexander Wang $475 (See thru top optional...I've gone with a slouchy tank top for merge, not see thru...but equally cool)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Harkham "Painterly Rose" print dress $299

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Merge will be closed this 4th of July.
Get out there and eat, drink and be merry!

We'll see you again on Saturday :-)