Are you kidding me?! One of my favorite brands, Universal Standard, opened a showroom in Redmond. What's a showroom you ask? It means that it's not a standard retail store. You make an appointment for a visit and expect to find a wide variety of pieces that aren't available on the website. This is VERY exciting because the only other showroom is in New York City.
If you think that's exciting, there's MUCH more.
10 Things You MUST KNOW NOW About the
Poplin Style + Universal Standard Event.
That's right, friends. Poplin Style is hosting an EXCLUSIVE event at the showroom. No other stylist has this type of access and that means that YOU have this access, too! Here's everything you need to know.
1. Universal Standard carries sizes 10 and up in very hip, high quality, reasonably priced pieces. You may recognize the brand as I've been freaking out about it for about a year now. And, we gave away a free Geneva Dress from US to one lucky reader a few months ago.
2. If you purchase a piece and your size changes within a year, you can exchange it for the same item in your new size! For those of you who are in transition, this is a dream. Go beyond the wrap dress and dive into a new silhouette with the confidence of knowing you can return pieces if your shape changes.
3. Every attendee is entered to win a $250 gift card for US that can be redeemed that night.
4. A limited number of Poplin clients will have private appointments. These are complimentary and last 15 minutes. I'll pull all the pieces for you before your appointment, so you can expect the high level of personal attention you've come to know from Poplin. But this time, it's free!
5. Many of you have heard me go on and on about my favorite magazine, New York magazine. If US wasn't already cool enough, it was included in a fascinating piece in NY this week about a few retailers giving extra love to women above a size 12. A must read.
6. Space is limited, so RSVP now. The event will be held on a Sunday evening to accommodate your life and traffic. Expect bubbles, light snacks, lots of personal attention and mingling with other incredible women.
7. Wondering if you've missed other Poplin events lately? Full disclosure; I severely limit events to only include brands I adore in a way that works for the business, my clients and readers. I'm hosting a client event very soon and these two are essentially back to back. But I HAD to get you early access to this incredible brand before....
8. Universal Standard will be holding Pop Up Shops at Nordstrom stores on the west coast starting in September. (If you are at the Poplin event, you'll have pieces before everyone else has a chance to see them at Nordstrom! Plus, you'll have access to more options. Go, you!)
9. US will also be launching a nation-wide model search next month.
10. Last but certainly not least, I bet you are wondering if there is a Microsoft connection. After all, the showroom is in Redmond. The answer is, "yes" in that the founder once worked for Microsoft.
11. Last but certainly not least, it's a bit tricky to find the spot, so please allow for extra time and we'll send over solid directions prior to the event. Can't wait to see you there!