Valentine’s Day Clothing Gifts in New Orleans

Posted on January 30, 2019 by Katie Schmidt | 0 comments

Red wrapping paper with white polka dots and a wrapped gift.

Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion for showing your loved ones how much you care. Whether you’re looking for a great gift to show your sweetie how well you know them or you just want a festive way to get your kids and pets in the holiday spirit, clothing and accessories are excellent options. For those of you in our home base of New Orleans, there are a variety of places to shop locally for Valentine’s Day clothing gifts and even find Valentine’s Day clothing sales. Learn about a few of our favorites below!

New Orleans Valentine’s Day Clothing Gifts

An artful display of blouses, sweaters, and other tops on hangers.

The clothes we wear are an expression of ourselves. They can reveal our personalities, our tastes, and even our values and political beliefs. So what could be a more personal, touching gift than a carefully chosen piece of clothing or accessory?

Buying clothing for someone else isn’t as difficult as it may sound. Consider these tips when shopping for your Valentine’s Day clothing gifts:

  1. Browse their closet for ideas. Take a peek in their closet to get an idea of what they like and what they already have. Does she prefer skirts or dresses? Pants or shorts? Does he have enough button-down shirts and ties that he actually likes to wear? Are there any colors, patterns, or styles they seem to like? Don’t be afraid to jot down a few notes or take another look if you have questions while shopping.
  2. Pay attention to what they wear. Most of us own clothing we don’t actually wear. In fact, Fashion United reports that over 80% of the average American’s clothing was not worn in the past year. After you check their closet, take into account what they actually wear on a regular basis. Avoid styles they no longer want to wear, and if you see clothes they like that no longer fit, try looking for something similar in the right size.
  3. Listen to their wants, needs, and complaints. Have you heard her complain she needs a new dress or pair of heels for date nights? Has he mentioned that he needs a new watch? See if you can remember anything they might have said, and make a note to yourself if they ever point out an item they like while out shopping together.
  4. Use their clothing to find out their size. Look at the clothes they wear and check what size they are. Keep in mind that different brands may size their clothes differently, so it’s always best to take actual measurements with a tape measure.
  5. Check the returns and exchanges policy. If you follow these tips, there’s a very good chance you won’t need to worry about returns or exchanges. But it’s always worth making sure you can easily return or exchange any clothes you buy as gifts just in case.

With these tips in mind, you’re ready to start shopping! To get started, take a look at the jewelry at Porter Lyons, shoes at Feet First, accessories and pet wear at NOLA Couture, kids’ apparel at Fleurty Girl, sunglasses at Root, and, of course, men’s and women’s clothing at Passion Lilie. Browse a few gift-worthy items for Valentine’s Day from each of these New Orleans brands below.

Porter Lyons

This Heart Stud from Porter Lyons is shown in solid 14k yellow gold with conflict-free diamonds forming the shape of a heart, making it a perfect jewelry complement to any Valentine's Day clothing gifts for the woman in your life.Heart Stud from Porter Lyons, $150

Want to go for a grand gesture? Show her your heart this Valentine’s Day.

These gorgeous heart stud earrings from Porter Lyons are sure to make her swoon. They feature conflict-free diamonds and come in solid 14k yellow gold, white gold, or rose gold.

Order yours online or take a trip to Porter Lyons at 631 Toulouse Street in New Orleans. You’ll find a range of beautiful fine jewelry and truly unique collections inspired by different cultures.

Feet First

The Drisela is a pair of pointed toe pumps, shown here in a rich burgundy suede with silver metallic studs on the top strap.The Drisela from Sole Society, $85

Impress the woman in your life with a stunning pair of heels this Valentine’s Day. The Drisela, available at Feet First in a rich burgundy suede, puts a twist on the classic date night heel with metallic studs on the top strap.

This Half Moon Necklace from Queens Metal is a flat, moon-shaped necklace in blackened gold with an intricate, wavy design.Half Moon Necklace from Queens Metal, $70

Make your gift twice as nice with a stylish accessory. This Half Moon Necklace from Queens Metal, also available from Feet First, makes a big impression with small details.

Browse the latest shoes and accessories from Feet First on their Instagram, or visit the award-winning shoe store at 4122 Magazine Street in New Orleans.

NOLA Couture

This Seersucker Bow Tie from NOLA Couture features pink and white stripes for a Valentine's Day clothing gift your Southern gentleman is sure to love.Seersucker Bow Tie from NOLA Couture, $55

Nothing says he’s a stylish Southern gentleman more than seersucker and bow ties. Give your gift a Valentine’s Day twist with this Panama Pink Seersucker Bow Tie from NOLA Couture.

This Seersucker Bow Tie Dog Collar from NOLA Couture features pink and white stripes on its 1-inch collar and attached bow tie.Seersucker Bow Tie Dog Collar from NOLA Couture, $45

You can even share the love this Valentine’s Day with your pet! This Seersucker Bow Tie Dog Collar in Panama Pink is available in small, medium, large, and extra-large. For even smaller pups, there’s an Extra Small Seersucker Dog Bow Collar in Panama Pink as well.

Find more styles inspired by New Orleans and the South at NOLA Couture, located at 3308 Magazine Street and 528 St. Peter Street in New Orleans.

Fleurty Girl

This Louisiana Love Onesie from Fleurty Girl is a white onesie featuring an image of the state of Louisiana in black with a gold heart over the place where New Orleans lies on the map.Louisiana Love Onesie from Fleurty Girl, $22

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your little one in style. This heart-themed onesie from Fleurty Girl shows your Louisiana pride while giving a nod to the holiday.

This NOLA for Life T-Shirt from Fleurty Girl is heather gray with a black heart and "Nola" written on it in gray cursive.NOLA for Life T-Shirt from Fleurty Girl, $22

Whether your tween or teen still celebrates Valentine’s Day with you or not, show them they’ll always be in your heart with this heart-themed t-shirt from Fleurty Girl. The simple yet stylish graphic tee is a great addition to nearly any wardrobe.

Show your love for New Orleans this Valentine’s Day and all year long with Fleurty Girl, whose locally inspired apparel and accessories are available online or in stores throughout Louisiana.

Root

Featuring a lightweight bamboo case, quartz movement, and raw oil stained, brown leather wristband, this Bamboo Watch from Root is a stylish Valentine's Day clothing gift.Bamboo Watch from Root, $80

A watch is an easy way for any man to show off and enjoy his style. This lightweight, water-resistant, handcrafted Bamboo Watch from Root is an ideal balance of fashion and function for the man in your life.

These Crescent City Sunglasses from Root feature a havana tortoise design, 5 barrel hinges, and polarized lenses.

Crescent City Sunglasses from Root, $150

Break from tradition this Valentine’s Day and give a gift they’ll truly love. Any New Orleanian knows a good pair of shades makes all the difference, so surprise your sweetie with a pair of stylish, eco-friendly Crescent City Sunglasses in Havana Tortoise from Root.

Check out more sunglasses and watches from Root online, in the Root Store at 2855 Magazine Street in New Orleans, or at any of their other retail locations.

Passion Lilie

Black with a subtle gray-and-peach poppies with polka dots design, this Fall Poppies Wrap Dress from Passion Lilie has short sleeves and pockets.Fall Poppies Wrap Dress from Passion Lilie, $84

Sweet, stylish, and accentuating all the right places, the Fall Poppies Wrap Dress from Passion Lilie is sure to please. This little black dress is perfect for a romantic date night together.

This Light Blue Ikat Men's Button Down Shirt from Passion Lilie features short sleeves, a light blue woven cotton, and a fitted silhouette, making it one of the Valentine's Day clothing gifts he'll love.Light Blue Ikat Men’s Button Down Shirt from Passion Lilie, $56

Help him find a button-down he’ll love to wear. With its short sleeves, fitted silhouette, and breathable cotton material, you know he’s going to feel as good as he looks in this Light Blue Button Down from Passion Lilie.

Shop more great looks from Passion Lilie today on our website. Designed in New Orleans and made in India, Passion Lilie is a fair trade fashion brand.

Valentine’s Day Clothing Sales and Promotions

If you’re shopping on a budget or just love a great deal, be sure to check out these Valentine’s Day clothing sales and promotions.

— Passion Lilie is having a Valentine’s Day promotion from February 1–February 14. Use the coupon code “Valentine” to get a free eco-friendly greeting card with any purchase. It’s a great opportunity to share a few words with your valentine about how much they mean to you.

— Root is having a Valentine’s Day sale from January 31–February 14. Shoppers will receive a 20% discount off any purchase for online and in-store purchases.

— Porter Lyons is pairing up with Jack Rose for a Valentine’s Day giveaway. Four lucky gal pal winners will be treated to a Galentine’s dinner at Jack Rose with bottomless champagne and get a birthstone semi-precious stud from Porter Lyons. Keep an eye out for this great giveaway, which will run from February 3–February 10.

The best Valentine’s Day clothing gifts are chosen with care, so keep our tips and recommendations in mind to find the perfect pieces that say “I love you” to your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day!

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Black Friday Through Fair Tuesday: Passion Lilie’s Deals This November

Posted on November 14, 2018 by Katie Schmidt | 0 comments

Buy this Ice & Dots Organic Knit Dress, featuring unique hand block printed black dots on white, long sleeves, and a starfish cut-out neckline, for 20% off this November 23rd through 27th.

Ice & Dots Organic Knit Dress

Now that it’s November, the holiday shopping season is officially in full swing! There are tons of great deals to be had all over the web, and at Passion Lilie, we’re bringing you savings this November from the 23rd through the 27th in time for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Fair Tuesday.

Ready to save on sustainable styles for the holidays? Read about Passion Lilie’s amazing holiday deals to make your holiday shopping season a little brighter.

Passion Lilie Holiday Deals: November 23–27

Black Friday (November 23)

Save 20% on all purchases during our November promotion, including this Dotted Blue Fleece Sweater, featuring uniquely patterned white dots on blue in warm, 100% organic fleece.Dotted Blue Fleece Sweater

As the most well-known day for shopping of the entire year, Black Friday is full of deals and steals for all kinds of products online and in store. This year, skip the lines and shop from the comfort of your own home with Passion Lilie. We’re offering 20% off any purchase made during Black Friday as well as a FREE sustainable tote bag with your purchase! Deals like that are enough to make anyone an ethical fashion fan.

Small Business Saturday (November 24)

Next is Small Business Saturday. What started in 2010 as an organic, homegrown holiday to promote small businesses after the traditionally corporate Black Friday has become a major shopping day of its own. Today, small businesses around the country celebrate the holiday, making it a major sales day and a way for people to show their support for small businesses. At Passion Lilie, we’re making it easier than ever to shop with us by continuing to offer 20% off all purchases and a free tote bag with ANY purchase!

Shop for Good Sunday (November 25)

Passion Lilie is committed to working with fair trade artisans, such as this woman from India, who met with our founder and designer, Katie Schmidt, on one of her recent visits.

This little-known holiday is gaining momentum as a day to shop from brands with a mission to help others. Passion Lilie is proud to work exclusively with fair trade artisans from India, offering them fair wages, long-term employment, and safe, healthy working conditions. When you shop with Passion Lilie on this day, not only can you feel good about supporting our mission with your purchase, but you can also take advantage of our holiday weekend discount: 20% off your purchase PLUS a free tote bag! For more information about Shop for Good Sunday, read our blog post.

Cyber Monday (November 26)

Above all else, Thanksgiving is a time for family, so don’t worry if you didn’t get the chance to do your shopping yet. The following week begins with Cyber Monday, a day of discounts for online retailers and e-commerce sites all across the Internet. All Passion Lilie products are available through our website, and when you shop with us this Cyber Monday, you’ll get the same great deal we offered all weekend long: 20% off ANY purchase—no minimum amount required—and a free tote bag!

Fair Tuesday (November 27)

Receive a free tote bag, such as this Peacock Tote, which features an elaborate navy-and-gold peacock, as our gift to you during our November holiday promotion.Peacock Tote

Finishing off the month and our sweet streak of holiday deals is Fair Tuesday. Fair Tuesday is a celebration of fair trade businesses throughout America and the work they do to uplift the impoverished and traditionally disenfranchised with fair, dignified working opportunities. Show your support for the fair trade movement by shopping at Passion Lilie and taking advantage of our last day offering 20% off AND a free fair trade tote bag, which is both trendy and environmentally friendly.

With deals like these, it’s like Christmas come early at your favorite ethical clothing company!

Sustainable Holiday Gift Suggestions

Not sure what to buy? Take a look at a few of our favorite items for gifting (or keeping!) this holiday season.

Stocking Stuffers

This Grey with Black Timeless Ikat Scarf, featuring a lighter gray in the middle and darker gray with tassels at the ends, is sure to look and feel great on any man, woman, or child in your life this holiday season.Grey with Black Timeless Ikat Scarf

 Passion Lilie carries a variety of fun scarves for anyone in your life. Take this traditional stocking stuffer to the next level with our fashionable patterns and soft, comfortable material.

– Our Chevron Headband is a trendy accessory women of all ages will love. Not only that, but these headbands help fulfill our mission of reduced textile waste.

– Looking for something a little different? Stock up on our sustainable cloth napkin sets for a gift that keeps on giving well after the holidays are over by making dining a little greener meal after meal.

    For Her

    The Clio Jersey Cardigan, pictured here with its classic navy color and white polka dots, is the perfect gift for any woman who wants to keep comfortable and warm while looking her best.The Clio Jersey Cardigan

    – Want something warm to get through the winter? Our comfy and chic cardigans and sweaters make the perfect “warm and fuzzy” gift for the eco-enthusiast in your life.

    – There’s nothing more intimate than buying the perfect dress for the woman in your life. Check out our variety of elegant, fashionable, ethically made dresses today.

      For Him

      This Classic Tulip Men's Button Down Shirt, which features a unique, black floral print on white and long sleeves, is a great gift for the man who wants easy and comfortable fashion.Classic Tulip Men’s Button Down Shirt

      We have a variety of fair trade button-down shirts for the special guy in your life. Help him discover a style he’ll love!

      We Are Your Source for Sustainable Shopping Steals!

      Passion Lilie is your source for sustainable shopping steals this November! No matter which November shopping holiday you’re observing, you’ll find a great discount from Passion Lilie. Start shopping now to find unique, chic gifts for anyone in your life this holiday season.

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      How to Support the Fair Trade Movement

      Posted on September 25, 2018 by Katie Schmidt | 0 comments

      By supporting fair trade brands like Passion Lilie and the entire fair trade movement, you can empower workers across the globe with fair, dignified employment.

      Supporting the fair trade movement is a terrific way to empower workers across the globe and contribute in your own way to a fairer and more equal Earth. Showing your support for fair trade can encompass a whole host of activities, from supporting local economies to purchasing fair trade products and reducing your environmental footprint. Not only will you feel better for making fair trade purchases, but you can enjoy better quality products than those available from sweatshops. Read on to learn how you can support and grow the fair trade movement today.

      What Is Fair Trade?

      Fair trade is a movement among businesses that seek to uphold certain economic, social, and environmental standards. Fair trade companies support the protection of workers’ rights and the environment with fair pay, safe working conditions, and sustainable processes. To ensure that a brand claiming to be fair trade is living up to those standards, organizations such as the Fair Trade Federation (FTF) exist to confirm businesses that actually enact fair trade practices. Passion Lilie has also created a handy ethical shopping guide to help consumers determine if a company supports ethical, fair trade practices.

      Why Support Fair Trade?

      As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, whose logo is pictured here, Passion Lilie is proud to support fair pay and working conditions, eco-friendly practices, and more.

      There are plenty of reasons to support the fair trade movement, but these are a few of our favorites:

        • Fair trade means fair pay and working conditions for farmers and
          producers. All fair trade products are made in safe, healthy working conditions, where producers are paid a fair wage for their work and have a say in the process.
        • Fair trade is better for the environment. Fair trade supports and encourages sustainability, which can range from lowering pollution levels to reducing waste and much more.
        • Fair trade is safe. Fair trade utilizes integrated farm management systems that limit the use of harmful pesticides, which means fair trade food, clothing, and other organic products are safe and healthy.
        • Fair trade supports workers’ communities. With an emphasis on supporting the local communities of producers and workers, fair trade can improve artisans’ communities, schools, healthcare, infrastructure, and more.
        • Fair trade means sustainable local economies. Fair trade gives producers and artisans control over their own destinies with fair wages, safe and healthy working conditions, and other workers’ rights, meaning they can eventually build their own businesses and put the profits right back into their local economies.

      Ways to Support Fair Trade

      Ready to show your support for the fair trade movement? Here are a few great ways to get started:

        • Invite a fair trade speaker to your school, company, or city to spread the word.
        • Learn about fair trade issues and help others become educated as well.
        • Turn your community into a Fair Trade Town.
        • Work with local businesses to encourage and help them “go fair trade.”
        • Use fair trade products, such as the affordable ethical clothing and other eco-friendly apparel and accessories available at Passion Lilie.

      Hex Flex Men's Button Down Shirt

      Looking for a fair trade shirt that's stylish, comfortable, and versatile? Look no further than Passion Lilie's Hex Flex Men's Button Down Shirt, pictured here.

      For unbeatable comfort and style, choose our fair trade Hex Flex Men’s Button Down Shirt. We use soft, breathable, poplin cotton to make this sturdy, comfortable, machine washable shirt. Meanwhile, the geometric pattern and carefully tailored fit make this shirt a great choice for everything from a day in the office to a night out with friends.

      Elephant Tote

      The fair trade Elephant Tote from Passion Lilie, pictured here, is as practical as it is fashionable with a red elephant design on sturdy canvas.

      This canvas bag is the perfect eco-friendly, fair trade tote for carrying groceries, gym clothes, your laptop, and whatever else you might need. Our trendy elephant design is block printed with a hand carved wood block using vibrant, environmentally friendly dyes.

      Support the Fair Trade Movement by Shopping with Passion Lilie

      Start shopping for fair trade products from Passion Lilie, such as the gorgeous dress pictured here, to support the fair trade movement today.

      As an eco-apparel company, Passion Lilie is wholly devoted to making fair trade products designed in New Orleans and handcrafted in India. Purchasing clothing, accessories, homeware, and even recycled greeting cards from Passion Lilie is a chic and unique way to show your support for the movement while looking good too. Visit our website to view our full line of eco-apparel and other products, and start supporting fair trade now!

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