Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Retail Therapy: Hunter Bell & Jennifer Dixon

Many fashion brands fail to succeed because a designer has poor business savvy or an entrepreneurial spirit lacks creativity. In the case of Hunter Bell and Jennifer Dixon these pitfalls were circumvented by bringing the two disciplines into one studio. Hunter took charge of designing her dream collection while Jennifer followed her financial passion.

Their individual efforts paid off with the formation of Hunter Dixon. The brand, which was officially launched in 2009, is filled with bold colors, unique detailing and abstract prints. Consisting of sleek pants, structured dresses, tailored jackets and classic blouses, Hunter Dixon is a brand where sensible simplicity meets metropolitan style.

You know we couldn't resist inching our way into the shopping psyche of this yin-yang duo. What do you think?



What's your most prized deal?
Jennifer: A few seasons ago, Jimmy Choo knee-high, three-inch, black, suede boots, on sale at Kirna Zabete for $399!

Hunter: A pair of Prada shoes that were under $200 last year that I wear almost everyday and still look brand new!

Biggest regret that you didn't purchase?
Jennifer: Is it a bad sign of my shopping habits that I don't have one?!

Hunter: A great looking pair of vintage heels from a high end vintage store in NYC…I left the store still thinking about the shoes and when I went back the next day to purchase, they were gone.

This season you are looking for...
Jennifer: "Jeggings" that aren't TOO snug and more boyfriend blazers.

Hunter: Cool pants! I have a closet full of great looking tops and have been wearing jeans for so long that I'm missing good looking pants that are draped and edgy.



What's your number one shopping tip?
Jennifer: Don't let anyone talk you into something you don't love (be it a salesgirl or a magazine). If you don't like it on yourself, or feel sexy when you try it on; you won't when you get home and you won't wear it.

Hunter: when you are too busy with work and don't have time to run into a local boutique or dept store to find really cool pieces for your wardrobe, visit Shopbop online.

What's your biggest weakness?
Jennifer: Prada Shoes and Ernest Sewn jeans.

Hunter: Shoes and Handbags!!

Is there an item for which a shopper should never mind paying full price?
Jennifer: A well - made silk blouse that is a classic color and that has a timeless silhouette will be in your closet for several years. A silk blouse can be worn year round these days and can transition well day to night and is an essential piece of the wardrobe.

Hunter: I never think twice about paying full price for a quality classic item I know i would wear year round and have in my closet for years to come!

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