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Be sure to like Gus Mayer’s page on Facebook; for every “like” they receive between today and midnight in October 12, they will donate $1 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama! Now if that’s not fabulous, we don’t know what is!

Shop tax free at Gus Mayer during ‘Fashion’s Night Out’ this Thursday!

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This Friday’s edition of Art on the Rocks – presented at the Birmingham Museum of Art – will showcase the intersection of art and fashion! Guests will enjoy food, music, mingling and more (live art collaborations! a photo booth! giveaways!) as they view ensembles  from Gus Mayer that are inspired by the Museum’s collection.  Purchase tickets or sign up to volunteer by clicking HERE.

Art on the Rocks is this Friday, July 19 from 7 PM – 11PM at the Birmingham Museum of Art, located at 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd (formerly 2000 8th Ave. N.).

Gus Mayer to host ‘Poppin’ Girl’s Night Out’

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*Due to inclement weather, this event will be rescheduled for a later date.*

Ladies, if you need a little “spring” in your step, come out to Gus Mayer’s Girl’s Night Out tomorrow from 3 pm-8 pm! Kick the winter slump and get glam: professional glamour shots, spring fashion,  and delicious martinis and hors d’oeuvres (from Seasons 52’s Mini Indulgences and Popchips!) are on the menu.  Pampering makeup and hair touch-ups will be provided by Gus Mayer’s cosmetics and salon.  Plus, shopping is tax-free during the event and you can trade in your gently worn, clean denim for  $50 off a $150 purchase!

Ann Simmons, Gus Mayer’s general manager, shares that what sets Gus Mayer apart is its approach to customer service.

“Our expert sales associates will help you with  whatever need you may have, from a casual look for day to a night out.  Most importantly…we make it enjoyable,” she says.  “With different buyers, each with their own unique styles, Gus Mayer offers a variety of brands and styles at different price points to fit any age or lifestyle.”

Plans are in the works to update Gus Mayer’s website in order to better serve customers.

“[We’re] in the process of updating our website to give the customer a better idea of the current merchandise we have in stock so that they have the opportunity to pre-shop before coming into complete their wardrobe selections.  If they are unable to come into the store we can also ship to our customers.”

Gus Mayer carries premium brands such as 3.1 Phillip Lim, Missoni, L.A.M.B., Tory Burch, Jeffrey Campbell and Giuseppe Zanotti.  The store also offers extensive fur services and has a facial room; it is located at 225 Summit Boulevard, Suite 700.

Looking forward to seeing you at Girl’s Night Out!

Images via Gus Mayer

Menswear and Vintage Looks Close Birmingham Fashion Week

It wasn’t all about the ladies at Birmingham Fashion Week.  After an earlier showing of menswear by Southern Proper and Prophetik, local men’s clothier Shaia’s showcased several looks perfect for gentlemen with made to measure taste.  From their natty three piece and double-breasted suits to the infusion of color in the casualwear, there is no need for the fellows to fall back on blue button-downs and khakis come spring.  I especially  appreciated the purple gingham shirt, deep purple knit tie, and grey suit combination (a similar version was spotted on New York Giant Mario Manningham at the Grammys last night).

Headlining designer  Gerard Maione (one half of What Goes Around Comes Around NYC) gave us vintage chic set to a bossa nova beat of Mais Que Nada.  1970s-era glamour was on display with scarlet caftans and jade green tunics fit for the resort and separates for the office (accented with tasseled belts, silk ascots, and fabrics featuring paisley prints or gold thread).

Project Runway Season 8’s Christopher Collins’ black jumpsuit, Leona Collection’s chain-print, lace-up back, yellow sundress and Gus Mayer’s haute pink one shoulder cocktail dress all would give anyone’s wardrobe an edge.

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Stay tuned for my final word on BFW 2012!

All images courtesy of and copyrighted by Lynsey Weatherspoon Photography

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