Last week I had the pleasure of partnering with Christopher and Banks.
For those of you that are not familiar, they are a brand that’s been around for years and has more than 450 stores nationwide, as well as a shoppable website. In the past, they have catered more to the mature woman but are now evolving and adding trendier pieces to their collection to attract us younger, mature women. Which I love, because even though I do consider myself mature, I still love trends and want to add some edge to my wardrobe – while still remaining chic and classy.
I was able to tour their headquarters and distribution center in Plymouth, Minnesota and witnessed how this company is focused in sharing the best of their brand with us.
Here are the sorters filled with the items being shipped to all of their stores across the country.
Christopher and Banks stands for more than just clothes. Their brand’s core values are respect, collaboration, communication and integrity.
I met with the fabulous team members behind Christopher and Banks, including the Sr. Director of Trends and Textiles, Creative Director and Marketing Specialist. They have all been working hard to bring to us some fabulous key pieces for our fall wardrobes that include embroidery, bohemian styles and fringes.
This is their “Coatigan.” It’s a lovely piece. The styling possibilities are endless. Sweater, coat, belt, no belt? We can get creative with this item.
Christopher and Banks has an incredible design team. They do work with outside vendors, but they also make their own pieces. I met the ladies behind the CAD (Computer Aided Design) department, where they were hard at work, creating some of the patterns we will see in upcoming lines.
How cool is their mock store? These lovely ladies are in charge of setting up this room to mock up what different storefronts and displays will look like.
Bellas, I have to be honest, until I decided to partner with Christopher and Banks, I had no clue who they were. Touring the building, meeting their members and listening to their visions has certainly inspired me to visit their stores and add them to my shopping list favorites.
The ladies at the store were friendly, kind and so happy to help me find what I was looking for. Plus bellas, they have sales. Make sure you sign up for their newsletter. I did!
I’ll be sharing the style show look I put together on the day of their What. Wear. When Style Show, which is THIS SATURDAY at Eden Prairie Center. Be sure and check it out on Instagram!