Tory Burch plans September 2017 opening at The Summit

This is NOT a drill:

The Summit will add a Tory Burch located between MAC Cosmetics and Ann Taylor–and it is scheduled to open in September 2017 (according to TB’s hiring website)! The lifestyle brand, including clothing, home goods, shoes, accessories,  activewear, watches and fragrances, is known for its prints and eclectic details. It is based on CEO Tory Burch’s life and loves, and is heavily influenced by her chic parents.

Burch built her billion-dollar empire from the ground up, and she’s leaving a legacy for other women entrepreneurs through the Tory Burch Foundation. The organization , which empowers women and girls to “Embrace Ambition,” provides resources including networking, mentoring and access to funding.

What I love about the line is the fine craftsmanship and the signature touches that make her pieces so distinctive. Let’s not forget, she helped make fitness wearables chic by re-imagining them as jewelry! We see a lot of Miller sandals and Reva flats here and the smaller handbags and clutches are quite popular for game day, so I imagine the line at the stores grand opening will be quite long. In my experience, not only are the designs beautiful, the stores are as well (with each having their own custom flair, as you can see in the pictures above) — and the customer service is superb.

If you’re interested, the store is now hiring sales associates and key holders. And to really get excited, click here to watch the Fall ready-to-wear show.

Stay tuned for updates!

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Friday Fab: Girls Inc. Rocks and so do the Shops of Grand River

Don’t let this be you. Please.

Last week I took a teensy vacay to “get my life” but still managed to get in some connectivity offline.  It was a blast sharing tips on personal style with the young fashionistas who attended the 3rd Annual Girls Inc. Teen Conference last Saturday!  And special thanks to Belk for partnering with me to provide a $100 gift card to Tasia Wright!

One of the tidbits I shared with the ladies is, you don’t have to break the bank to look fabulous. One of the ways you can save money is to shop at outlet malls.  And I should know, because I recently enjoyed a lovely day of shopping at the The Outlet Shops of Grand River.  I spent a few hours networking with other Alabama bloggers and seeing all that the Shops had to offer, at stores including Polo Ralph Lauren, Coach, GAP, LOFT, the Nike Factory Store and Banana Republic.  But my personal Shangri-La was the The Cosmetics Company Store, which had products from MAC, Clinique, and (be still my heart) Origins!

If you haven’t been, the outlet stores are a short drive away, and the layout is easy to navigate.  I found the representative at Guest Services to be quite helpful (yes, I got lost) and there is a thriving food court, as well as a covered play area for kids (where they can rock out while you rest your feet).

Want to check it out? Get your shop on with a $50 gift card! SCDD is giving one away to a lucky reader, and all you have to do is post “Send me to The Outlet Shops of Grand River!” in the comment section.  Gain up to two extra entries by sharing a link to this post via Facebook and/or Twitter (be sure to tag Alexis or @SameChicSouth so additional entries can be tracked). Use a valid email address, as that is how the winner will be contacted.  Winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 20. All decisions final.

Special thanks to Rachel @ Grasping for Objectivity and the ladies at KC Projects!

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