Friday, May 27, 2011

Peruvian Belts

Accessorize your next adventure with a beautiful, hand-woven, hand-embroidered belts by Tikanchay in Peru. Over the centuries, Peruvian embroidery and weaving has earned the reputation of being some of the most intricate and highest quality in the world. Your purchase supports the livelihoods of the women in Peru who make these belts, and helps preserve their cultural arts.  To ensure that these products were made ethically, Apparel Valley worked directly with the artisans and producers to ensure that they are paid fairly for their work, and that each product is made in accordance with Fair Trade guidelines.
Made out of 100% wool with a pewter belt buckle. We have four different color selections so mix-and-match them with your outfits, they make a great staple piece for your wardrobe.
*Click on any of the images to be directed to our website so you could purchase or read any more information on our Peruvian belts

Black Handmade Peruvian Two-Tone Vine Belt - $59

Green Handmade Peruvian Two-Tone Vine Belt - $59

Blue Handmade Peruvian Tulip Belt - $59

Black Handmade Peruvian Tulip Belt - $59

Friday, May 20, 2011

Adore Spring/Summer Collection

Adore's Spring/Summer collection for 2011 is something you cannot miss. Ladies, this is the time to bring out the girl in you, wear your chiffon dresses, bring some color into your look, and enjoy the lovely weather! At Apparel Valley, we selected stunning dresses and vests from Adore that will brighten up your wardrobe and spring and summer wardrobe.

*Just click on any of the pictures to be redirected to our website so you could purchase or read any more information on our products.

Floral Chiffon Sleeveless Dress from Adore - $58
What screams "SPRING" better than floral? This dress is perfect for the sunny days when you are going to have brunch with friends, go to the park with your family, or even for a day of pampering yourself :)

Black & White Chiffon Sleeveless Dress from Adore - $58
With the black & white print, I see this more as an evening dress. Imagine yourself in this for a dinner date with your husband or a night in the town with your friends. You can pair it with a nice black cardigan or tights/leggings.

Purple Chiffon Sleeveless Dress from Adore - $58
The purple in this dress really shows off the intricate petal detailing which makes this piece so unique. We see this as a summer vacation dress which you can wear walking along the beach, having lunch with the family, or a warm evening on a boat.

Black Capsleeve Dress from Adore - $58
The ultimate little black dress from Adore. This dress falls just the way your body wants it too, emphasizing your body type with precision. Subtle ruffle details at the sleeve for interest

Brown & White Tunic from Adore - $70
The flattering neck line, 3/4 sleeves, and ethnic print makes this a summer "must-have". It can be worn as a dress, as a tunic with pants or leggings, and even as a beach cover-up!

The next three pieces are the hand-painted vests from Adore. With their exquisite detailing and creative patterns, these pieces are an optical treat. The braiding around the neck gives subtle texture and shape without being too heavy and the vibrant colors and patterns will turn your outfit from blah to riveting!

Black &White Hand-Painted Vest from Adore - $98

Turquoise Hand-Painted Vest from Adore - $110

Pink Hand-Painted Vest from Adore - $110

Check out our website: for our Adore selection and other spring items!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Samuel Dong

Samuel Dong is one brand we are very proud to carry here at Apparel Valley. This designer was born into a family with a background of apparel production and sales in Hangzhou, China. With a degree in textile engineering and natural business savvy, he created one of the largest women's wear company in North America. Samuel Dong's insprirations are drawn from floral and all things French and Italian. The clothing in his collections are designed for the woman who understands that quality and beauty go hand-in-hand. If you want to learn more about Samuel Dong and his upcoming collections then check out his website at

Right now at Apparel Valley, we have a special sale for our Samuel Dong pieces.

The Wired Ruffle Sleeveless Dress from Samuel Dong is perfect for a night on the town. The shape and fabric gives the illusion of duel colors, teal with purple accents. This dress is sleeveless and knee length which gives you the freedom to incorporate your style. You can be sure that no one else will have a dress like this. This was originally $119 but not you can get it for $75!

The Jacquard Ruffle Coat from Samuel Dong features a romantic shape reminiscent of the renaissance era. Features a ruffle collar, button closure, and a decorative belt. The coat was designed for the whimsical at heart. This was originally $360 but not you can get it for $234!

Check out our website: for our Samuel Dong products and other sale items!

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Spring Scarves

Spring is the time of year where snow starts to melt and color begins to bloom. Floral scarves are the perfect (and inexpensive!) way to update your wardrobe for spring. There are many different styles and outfits you can wear it with. Right now at Apparel Valley, we have these gorgeous Vivante scarves that are an exclusive accessory line from Barcelona, Spain. These colorful scarves caught our eye and are the "must-have" accessory for spring and summer.

Scarves are a versatile accessory that you can use in many different ways. Most of the time we don't know what to do with our scarves and we end up just tying it around the neck and call it a day. Well ladies, it is time to get out of this boring habit and to try some new styles!
Here are some of our favorites...

- You can add more color and style to your plain longsleeve shirts.
On this model, we have our Cutloose 3/4 Sleeve Tuck Front Tee (which we have in several other colors) with the Vivante Printed Silk Scarf.

- Wear a casual skirt and tee during the warm days and add a splash of color with one of our floral scarves.
On this model, we have our Cutloose Cargo Skirt paired with the Vivante Vintage Floral Scarf.

- One of Apparel Valley's favorite spring outfits is to wear a light summer dress and accessorize it with a scarf and a light jacket. Reese Witherspoon is a big scarf person and we found this one everyday look a perfect example of this style.

- Another creative way to wear scarves is to use jewelry in tying the scarf. You can use scarf rings, brooches, and pins to hold and decorate the scarf.

- Scarves don't just belong to the neck, you can also use them as a belt to accessorize your dresses, skirts, and pants. It is flattering to every woman's figure when you tie it across the waist on a simple dress like Anne Hathaway did here.

We found this fun little video helpful on how to fashionably tie a scarf.

This is just a few of many different looks you can achieve with our selection of Vivante scarves. Now it is time to spring for some color!

Welcome to Apparel Valley

We want to say hello and welcome you to our blog for Apparel Valley!
We opened our doors at Apparel Valley in October of 2009 because we wanted to help women (and men as of the Fall 2010 season) find the clothing they love without having to search everywhere. We pride ourselves on carrying definitive designs inspired by the world we live in--from the hills of Iceland, to the mountains of Colorado and the bustling streets of Paris, Milan, New York and LA-- from renowned designers that you can't find just anywhere such as Icelandic Design, Julie Powell Designs, Kial, Nic + Zoe, Not Your Daughter's Jeans, Neve, Samuel Dong, and many more.
At Apparel Valley, we offer customers the boutique experience--fabulous customer service and gorgeous selection--without ever having to leave the convenience of their homes. We know you're busy, so make it easy on yourself and have the clothes you love shipped directly to your doorstep.

Now we want to interact with you in a whole new way. We hope this blog provides you with wardrobe inspiration and that you find what we have to say entertaining. After all, at Apparel Valley we stand behind the idea that it's not just an outfit, it's an expression of who you are. May you wear your heart on your sleeve, literally.