Winding River Reversible Jackets

Transitional seasons (Fall and Spring) are always the most difficult to dress for…it’s too late for your summer things, but not quite time for your woolens. Plus, in these days of global warming and over/under heated and air-conditioned workplaces, great-looking, comfortable fashion can be a real challenge. That’s why, when we took a look at these plush, cotton jackets from Winding River we knew we’d hit on a great concept!

Winding River’s Fall 2008 Collection includes a multitude of tapestry-like cotton chenille jackets in a variety of lengths and body styles.

What’s really cool is that they are fully reversible (including the buttons), with a dressy side and a more casual side, which means if you’re traveling, your Winding River jacket will play double-duty! Sizes run from extra-small to plus sizes and the colors we chose revolve around rich browns and rusts, sage greens, deep plums and the ever-necessary black-and-white. Winding River is a family owned business and their products are made right here in the U.S.A.!

Images from PEI

The Racich family has just returned from an idyllic vacation at their home on Prince Edward Island, where John and Barbara have spent the last several years restoring an old potato farm. “There’s something magical about PEI,” says Barbara. “It has the most amazing light. If I were a painter, this is where I’d live”. This summer the Racichs enjoyed the company of friend Pam Kline, CEO of Traditions by Pamela Kline a fine linens company. Pam’s nearby home was the subject of a major photo shoot for Country Living magazine. Editor Jane Dagmi snapped an album full of photos which you can see on her blog: http://www.countryliving.com/janes-blog/In_Kline?click=main_sr

Merrick’s Summer Sale is in Full Bloom!

If you haven’t stopped by Merrick’s in a few weeks – now is the time. Not only is our garden lush, but our racks are filled with beautiful spring and summer merchandise at savings up to 70% or more! This includes evening gowns, cocktail dresses, sun dresses, shorts, pants, T’s, Tops, skirts, swimsuits and jackets from your favorite designers including:

Badgley Mischka

Blanque

Carmen Marc Valvo

Chetta B

David Meister

Drama

Emmelle

In The Wash (ITW)

Lisa Curran Swim

Nicole Miller

One Girl Who

Sara Campbell

Yansi Fugel

And Don’t Forget Merrick’s Munchkins…adorable clothing, gifts and accessories for newborns, babies, and tots!

HELP SAVE HOMELESS ANIMALS!

Join Merrick’s and area merchants on Friday, Saturday & Sunday – June 6, 7 & 8th for a Weekend Sale to benefit SAVE A Friend To Homeless Animals!

This is going to be a real Block Party, with free hot dogs, bagels, coffee, & soft drinks plus door prizes all day long!

In addition, Joy over at Joy Cards has designed an amazing SAVE T-Shirt just for this event.

Our store will have specially priced merchandise and a percentage of all sales will go directly to SAVE.

The event takes place at Merrick’s on 6 Moore Street – Rain or Shine!

Participating merchants include Bijan rug gallery, cox’s market, cranbury sation, creative screen printing & embroidery, Dandeline clothing, ey staats & company, Pawtisserie, Pink Nails, Pryde Brown Photographs, Sweet Sal’s Hot Dogs, Joy Cards, Jordan’s Gift Shop.

So come on down, join the fun and help save a homeless animal!

Spring Fashion Forecast

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Trend or fad? In or out? If you’re starting to think about your Spring wardrobe and wondering what those “in the know” already know about this Spring’s fashion lineup, check out our own Spring ’08 Fashion Forecast. It comes right from our dear friend Edie Locke, former editor-in-chief of Mademoiselle magazine and one of Los Angeles’ most knowledgeable fashion resources. Continue reading

Nina McLemore Trunk Show – Our best ever!

nina3.jpg Thanks once again to all of our wonderful customers who made our Nina McLemore Trunk Show such as success! For those of you who missed it, don’t despair, we have several of Nina’s lovely jacket styles in stock for Spring. Stop by and take a look!

How to shop for your daughter’s or son’s wedding without losing your mind

No shopping experience seems to create more stress than shopping for the gown you’ll wear to your daughter’s or son’s wedding. Regardless of how laid back you or the bride-to-be might be, everyone wants everything surrounding this wonderful event to be just right – and that includes you! mob2.jpg

No one knows this better than the ladies here at Merrick’s. We’ve not only been M.O.B’s and M.O.G’s ourselves, we’ve been dressing you all for more than 23 years! There’s little we haven’t done – whether a formal ceremony in a candle-lit castle, a Hollywood wedding on the beach, or a fun-filled event in front of the monkey cages at the Bronx Zoo. But while wedding styles and venues come and go, what doesn’t change is how to put it all together and how to make sure that you look and feel your most relaxed and beautiful.

With that in mind, we’ve put together a few tips on how to approach the whole blessed event without ever losing your cool. Continue reading