Orla Kiely: Resort 2018

Before I get to the Resort bags, I want to let the USA buyers know that today (Saturday), the NYC store will have a 20% off sale on most full-priced items. That is In Store only so you will hafta call. Pre-Fall 2017 is 30% off also in store.

This Flower Foulard pattern comes in three different style of bags and two colorways. The model is showing the Jeanette.

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Monthly Update

Hello Stemheads!

How has your summer been? I don’t really care for summer. It’s always so sticky where I live. And nothing much happens in the Orla Kiely Universe anyway.

I guess the big news that happened this past month was the announcement of the first ever OK exhibition in London. In 2018.

Here is the WWD writeup: http://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/londons-fashion-and-textile-museum-mount-orla-kiely-exhibit-10951534/

And here is the Vogue writeup: http://www.vogue.co.uk/gallery/orla-kiely-exhibition-a-life-in-pattern

And a week ago, OK posted on Instagram that they were shooting their Spring 2018 Lookbook that day. As far as I know, the pic above is the only shot they have published so far from it. These straw/raffia bags are the only line of bags shown in the entire Lookbook. I was able to take a look at the whole Lookbook confidentially this week so I know this. The Spring collection is inspired by the 1940s and most of the models are sporting retro large roller twisted hairdos in it. The color story was mostly full of teal, brown, and rust, which I didn’t feel was very spring-like to be frank. Right now, I am feeling a bit underwhelmed about the collex, after already feeling underwhelmed about the Resort 2018 collex.

Perhaps I will feel differently once I see the Stem Lookbook for Spring. If I can get a scoop on pix, I will post them here, of course. [9/5/17: I was able to get pix of the Stem Lookbook. I will post them at the end of the year closer to release date. Get excited.]

But for now, this will be your monthly update from me. I was hoping that the Autumn/Winter 2018 Collex will be arriving in stores at the end of this month but I was told Sept instead.

Later, Stemheads!


Transition into Pre-fall 2017


A lot of happenings on the OK-USA website and boutique.

The Pre-fall collection is slowly being displayed in the store. It is scheduled to be live on the website this Memorial Day Weekend. The images are up on the website but hidden right now.

And we’re a bit later than the UK but the Resort collection is now 60% off on the website. You will probably get an email tomorrow or Friday but luckily, you can read about it on this blog first.