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Lacoste at New York Fashion Week 2014

Earlier this month, Lacoste presented their Fall/Winter 2014 collection at New York Fashion Week. Some famous fans of Lacoste were spotted right in the front row!

Cara Santana was absolutely chic in a white and camel ensemble while Jesse Metcalf sported a clean classic style. White Lacoste shoes are always a great pick!

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Photo by: Yannis Vlamos

 

Colton Haynes had a sharp casual look with some athletic edge. Very Lacoste! Whatever the season, men’s jackets add a key layer to any look!

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Photo by: Yannis Vlamos

 

Bella Thorne was stunning in this outfit! It’s elegant with a hint of sporty inspiration and her high heel sandals were a perfect match.

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Photo By: Yannis Vlamos

 

These celebs were joined by Joe Jonas in the front row who was looking dapper in pale blue!

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Photo By: Yannis Vlamos

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DS is Now Open in El Paso, TX!

We’re excited to announce that we have officially opened our third store in El Paso, TX! We’re bringing El Paso the same brands that we have in California as well as our excellent customer service. The store is located in the new Fountains at Farah shopping complex on the lower level by the center fountains and restaurants. Here are a few shots of our opening!

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Want to know more about our new store? Like us on our Designer Studio-El Paso Facebook page for more updates and style tips!

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Black Friday Specials!

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Prepare yourself for some serious savings! Our stores have plenty of promos going on at all locations including our online store. Here are our Black Friday promos for this weekend!

Black Friday Specials: In-Store

  • Starting from 10 pm on Thursday to 6 am on Friday: 20-25%* off
  • 6 am to 10 am: 15% off
  • 10 am to 10 pm: 10% off
  • *25% off is only valid with purchases over $700. Discounts only apply to regular priced merchandise. Not valid online.

Saturday and Sunday In-Store Specials:

  • 8 am to 10 am (Saturday only): 15% off
  • 10 am to 10 pm: 10% off
  • Discounts only apply to regular priced merchandise. Not valid online.

Black Friday – Sunday Online Specials at www.DesignerStudioStore.com

  • 15%-20%* off
  • *20% off is only valid with purchases over $500. Discounts only apply to regular priced merchandise.

 

 

 


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Designer Studio’s El Paso, TX Grand Opening

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Photo Source: The Fountains at Farah Facebook page

 

On Saturday, November 23, 2013, Designer Studio celebrated the grand opening of their newest clothing store location in El Paso, TX. The new boutique opened at The Fountains at Farah shopping complex. It is the company’s third location and is bringing the same designer brands and infamous customer service to the El Paso area. To celebrate, Designer Studio had offered 10-50% off of selected items during the day of the grand opening.

The new store is a 3000-square-foot space on the lower level of the complex that faces the restaurants and the central fountain attractions. It features a brand new interior design by Brian Dyches of Atmospheric Experience Design Group/Openeye. Dyches is based in Southern California and has worked on projects for brands like Kate Spade and Lucky Brand Jeans. Designer Studio’s custom interior design is an open concept that features eye-catching details like LED screens, stunning shelving displays, and will also include a large artistic mural.

This is a new multi-brand experience for the El Paso area as Designer Studio personally hand selects merchandise that are exclusive, unique, and fresh. The company is always looking for new styles to add to their footwear and clothing collections. They attend fashion shows and events on a regular basis to bring their customers the most current trends. The Southern California store is known for featuring well established brands, like Lacoste and UGG Australia, alongside upcoming innovations. For example, Designer Studio is one of the first stores to introduce luxury Louis Chevrolet Swiss Watches to the American market. The watches are crafted in Switzerland and are influenced by the same innovator who founded the Chevrolet Motor Car Company. Currently, Designer Studio is featuring a limited edition collection which are sold exclusively online.

In addition to unique shoe and clothing selections, Designer Studio is highly recognized for customer service. Whether customers decide to shop in-store or at www.designerstudiostore.com, they aim to provide a personal and enjoyable shopping experience. In fact, the company was recently reviewed as “Excellent” by StellaService, an independent ratings company that evaluates online retailers. The same company has reviewed other online businesses such as Amazon and Estee Lauder.

Designer Studio, Inc. is a fashion retail store head quartered in San Ysidro, CA and opened its doors to the public in 1995. In 2011, a second store opened in Mercedes, TX and a third in El Paso, TX in 2013. The company is known for featuring an array of designer brands and products for men, women, and kids while providing a personalized shopping experience. Store selection is also available online at DesignerStudioStore.com.

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New to DS: Louis Chevrolet Swiss Watches

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Designer Studio is proud to introduce Louis Chevrolet Swiss Watches! What makes them different from the ordinary? Each watch is carefully designed and crafted in Switzerland using a blend of the finest materials, technology, and Swiss traditions. The styles range from classic to innovative, but all reflect a racing heritage. In fact, Louis’ number, the number 8, is marked on most of these fine crafted time pieces. Also, our collection features limited edition watches and are special marked. For example, the 5200 model that’s pictured above has the number 037/500 engraved in the back. It means that out of the 500 watches of this model that exist in the world, this watch was the 37th one manufactured. If you’re looking for a luxury watch that’s a little more energetic and inspired, a Louis Chevrolet Swiss Watch is an excellent choice. The brand is new to the American market and we’re excited to be part of this new chapter of their legacy!

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Designer Studio Rated Excellent By StellaService

stella-excellent-sealWe received some great news this week! We’re proud to announce that StellaService has rated Designer Studio as Excellent! StellaService is an independent company that rates customer service performance of online businesses. Their evaluations are quite rigorous and are completely anonymous. Their team goes shopping, navigates the usability of a website, orders and returns items, and simply tests our customer service team in all aspects. In other words, they become secret agents to find the truth behind customers’ shopping experiences. They’ve tested the new, the old, and biggest companies out there; from Amazon to Estee Lauder and everything in between.

What does that mean for Designer Studio? It means our dedication to a positive customer service experience has really paid off. It means that we stay true to our word. It means that we’ll work with you to work with us, because we value you as our customer. Shopping can be tedious, but we’ll continue to do what we do best so that your experience is a straightforward and enjoyable one!

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New at Designer Studio: Camper

Camper_logoFounded in Spain in 1877, Camper’s legacy has thrived on their quality products and their innovative designs. With a strong passion for design, they’ve branched out to other projects like the hotel business! Their style is for those who appreciate classic looks with some unconventional twists. Here are some examples of classic styles made with Camper influence.

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Camper® Men’s Peu Slip-on in Tan

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Camper® Men’s Romeo in Black

The Peu is a slip-on sneaker for men that’s made of leather and recyclable materials. It also has a specific shape that separates it from the rest. With the odd shape of the foot in mind, the shoe is molded so that your feet naturally fit.

The Romeo is a boot that takes influences from a rugged desert shoe and a classy oxford shoe. With sleek styling, it was created with a vulcanized rubber sole. In other words, it has sophisticated style, but has the comfort of a sneaker!

Want to check out more Camper items? Head over to the Designer Studio website for new brands and items!

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DS Behind the Scenes: Photo Shoots

We can’t always do photo shoots, but when we do, we take off our retail/e-commerce hats and we become stylists, coffee runners, and interior decorators. Here at Designer Studio, we believe that our customers should always be able to see what’s new and what clothing looks like on a real person. Women’s dresses look very different on a still mannequin, folded jeans don’t look like what men’s jeans are supposed to look like, and hangers don’t really show you how high collar jackets can wonderfully frame the face. Here’s a sneak peek at our crazy photo shoot mornings!

If you’ve been to our California store, you can see that everything is organized and has its place. When we shoot, we work some serious magic. One minute, we’re a store. The next minute, we’re a set!

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Our shoots always start very early, but at least one of us gets to have their hair done…

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We pick and sort through a lot of trendy clothing and shoes before we shoot. With shoes, we aim to grab a few different options, but we always end up with a whole lot more. It happens every time! There’s nothing wrong with having at least 10 pairs of fashion sneakers, right?

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Our photographer, Carlos, guides our models into the poses we need. Don’t underestimate posing for the camera! Being still is pretty much the last thing we’re asking from them. We tell them to be natural in some kind of position that’s completely unnatural in the real world. It’s all about working angles.

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Plus, there are the lights. One thing is for sure, the models are troopers for enduring a lot of flashing lights so early in the morning!

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In between photos and wardrobe changes, there’s also a lot happening. Our models get in and out of outfits like superheroes and all without messing up their hair or makeup. A whole new hairstyle happens in minutes and touch ups on the set are lightning fast. If your interested in modeling for us, we’re always looking for fresh new faces! Designer Studio casting calls go on year-round, and we’d love to hear from you.

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When we finally wrap up the shoot, we head straight upstairs to our DS office and start processing the photos for our website. We get excited when we get new  items for our stores and we hope you do too! Go ahead and browse our blog and website for our newest items. It’s updated regularly and you can find something for any style. Leave us a comment, like us on our Designer Studio Facebook page, or stop by one of our Designer Studio store locations!

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