Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Gracies In Latham

OK, so this is an area-specific post. On my fabulous Friday out and about, I popped into my favorite local preppy boutique, Gracies. They don't (yet....I ask every single time I am in there in hopes that they will get the line) sell Lilly Pulitzer but they do sell Vineyard Vines and Jacks and a slew of other happy brands. I picked up a pair of VV Bermuda shorts on super sale- such a cute green color. They are unfortunately a size larger than I have ever before worn. Even though I am doing a rather great (or great for me anyway) job with my work-outs, my body has not shrunk even a smidgen. So instead of walking around town nekkid this summer, I caved and bought one pair of bigger sized shorts. My shifts still fit thankfully. And I am hoping against hope that my waist will one day return to a less large size.



I don't own this bag but I feel bad doing too many posts in a row without photos. LOVE this large VV weekender tote!

Anyway, I got so off topic there. Gracies. I was in there. Loving on the happiness that lives there- beautiful and colorful clothing and shoes. I said to the owner that I was sad they sold Jacks because I am so loyal to Bonnanos. She thought that was the funniest comment ever. Not exactly sure why but whatever. Then I jokingly asked who exactly was shopping there because I never ever see other women dressed in VV (or the like) around town. It's not like I live in a huge city. And I can smell cute and preppy a mile away. She thought I was funny. But I am actually serious. So if you are local and shopping at Gracies (or a similar store), I think you should come out of hiding and tell me. Maybe we could have a little preppy meet up at a Starbucks or something one of these days.


On a side note.... I do believe that we in the Capital Region are being snubbed this year at TJ Max and Marshalls. We have yet to see a lick of anything Lilly or VV this year. Last year we had tons of polos and skirts. Not dresses but at least we had a few things. This year, nada. And I know. Because I am stalking my one TJ and two Marsh's like a crazy woman. I'm bitter and so jealous of y'all down south with all the Marsh and Max luck!!


OK, so I am serious local preps. Comment or email me. I'm super friendly. And crazy curious to know where y'all have been hiding. Do you have a secret club that I am not yet aware of? Please invite me to join. I'm a committee-aholic! Seriously though....who are you and where have you been hiding all these years?!


UPDATE: OK, I have friends y'all. And I am not snobby or anything in my search for fellow preps. I'm more curious to meet local preps because I have never seen these cuties before....but I know y'all are out there. I hope everyone knows that I was not trying to be offensive in any way. I'm just curious, really. If you still feel I am being rude, please be so kind as to just keep that thought to yourself. I would be totally lying if I told you that rude comments don't hurt my feelings. Plus, I am not going to print them anyway.

18 comments:

USCEmily said...

I've yet to see any in South Carolina either at TJ Maxx or Marshall's...boo!

Katie Lake said...

You're not the only one missing out on the love from the TJMAXX/Marshalls people. I haven't seen anything in my small town TN locals. We did have a little Vera Bradley which surprised me but they were all the tiny bags - you know, the ones that might be able to fit my wallet and nothing else. No J Crew either.

Pretty Personal Gifts said...

Have you tried Loudonville?

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Gracies is actually on the edge of Loudonville- just up the road.

All-American Preppy said...

I had no idea you live in the Capital Region, I do too!

Torch Lake Prep said...

Not so much in Michigan either. A few Lilly dresses, but strapless style (which don't work for me). I probably need to become more of a TJ regular. But when I want it, I want it and don't want to walk out with nada! Love the VV tote..is that a Mother's Day wish?

BLC :o said...

Haha, such a cute post. Maybe you can make up for it by gallivanting to the LP warehouse sale!? I hope the local preps give it up and to see you at LP! Xoxo-BLC

Pretty Personal Gifts said...

What I meant was try Loundonville to find the local preps that you're looking for. I go to Gracie's once in a while, it's a really cute boutique. I used to like Frivolous too, but it closed.

Her Preppiness said...

I believe there is a preppy store in Saratoga that carries vineyard vines and Lilly!! It is right on Broadway.

Nutshell Berry said...

So did the lady at Gracies say why they sell Jacks & not Bonanno's?

cancersucks said...

You need to come up and visit in Pa or NJ. I went to the Marshalls in Princeton today...tons of LP and VV. I got a pair of VV cute capris for 40 bucks...I need my son to be in preschool more time to scour the racks in Princeton!! Come this summer and we can bargain shop together.

Sweet, Sassy, and Always Classy said...

You are not the only one. I have checked my TJ Maxx at home and at school and there is not any Lilly or VV to be found at either place. Sad...

Kate said...

Hey!
All the Vineyard Vines have at my local Marshall's are in sizes 12 and 14! There are no other sizes to be found. But I also just wanted to thank you for your comment, it meant a lot to me and made me feel much better. You're right about his character and I should be proud of it. Thanks so much, you're so sweet!

Pink, Green, and Southern said...

I'm with Emily...I have yet to see anything cute and preppy in SC at TJ Maxx. I did however find a Lilly halter polo at the Maxx in WV! Go figure!!

adozeneggs said...

who thinks you're rude? That's just crazy talk!
We don't get any good stuff at our TJ's either.
I did see a big rack of Lilly at the Filene's Basement on the Upper West Side last weekend though. It's a long drive, but may be worth a weekend trip!

QueenBeeSwain said...

Amen on committee-member-anonymous and the Marshall/TJ no-Lilly love of late- nothing up in the Twin Cities, but it's apparently all over the Chicago area. Looks like we just have to wait it out. Hmmmmmpphh!

kHm

Petunia said...

Bonanno's rock! JR's end up hurting my feet. That is too funny that you've never seen any preppies there!

And I just found today out that Miss Janice lives somewhere around here! :)

Anonymous said...

I live in Delmar and shop at Gracies all of the time. i love Vineyard Vines, but you do rearely see it around here. Maybe I will see you someday!

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