Designer Sightings


Just back from market in NYC and had to share our designer sightings!  First, we met the iconic Carolina Herrera.  Yes, she looks like she walked out of a magazine….so elegant and beautiful. I have to admit I was a little starstruck! Her classic collection with a modern twist was just as stunning for resort ’15 as it is every season. Fun facts about Ms. Herrera: She started her clothing line at the suggestion of her friend Diana Vreeland, the then Editor-in-Chief of Vogue. And, I can hardly believe this, she is 75 years old…she doesn’t look anywhere near this age….even in person.
Then on our next day, Deb and I had an appointment at Wes Gordon and there he was. How fun was it to walk in his showroom and get a chance to meet him after we both just read an article about him in Vogue?! His collection was fabulous (as was he)…infusing luxury and timeless sophistication with a young, modern edge. Fun fact: He worked with both Oscar and Tom Ford before launching his own collection in 2009.



Hot Party!

hotpartyteamhpphoto 1 hpphoto 2hpphoto 3 hpphoto 4Pic 1: Leigh’s SUPER team l-r:  Judy North, Lesley Goebel, Pat Klimas-Reinhardt, Katie Oostema, Deb Clark Pic 2: Patrick Plank…the SUPER creative mind behind our Hot Party Superman theme! Pic 3 SUPER sassy Clark Kents :  Stacey Lewis and Giovanna Reilly Pic 4: Our SUPER DJ Adrian Butler aka SUPERMAN Pic 5:  Our SUPER cool Tom Ford eyewear rep Bill Selman with Leigh’s Pat Klimas-Reinhardt.

Our Hot Party was hotter than ever this past week, in fact, it was SUPER HOT!  Patrick set the theme of our party around the upcoming Superman movie Man of Steel.   Our Leigh’s team was sporting Clark Kent press badges and glasses and, of course, Superman tees.  How SUPER fun was that?!  Thanks for being a part of our event and all the SUPER fun things we had in store for you.  As you know, we think our customers are SUPER incredible!!

Our Hot Party Was Hotter Than Ever!

Pic 1: Patrick Plank at our Hot Bar serving up cool refreshments and tempting fashion!  Pic 2: Bill Selman, our fabulous Tom Ford rep, is ready to assist with our customers’ eyewear selection.  Pic 3:  Our cosmetic team provided you the hottest makeup tips and trends for the summer.  Pic 4:   Adrian…..our favorite DJ!  Pic 5:  Havaianas gave us this smokin’ hot image for our party!  Pic 6:  Check out Patrick’s display….he is a man of details….see all the matchboxes!?!

Our Hot Party was sizzling last week!  Thank you for attending!  I received such a wonderful compliment from our Tom Ford rep who was in store hosting a Tom Ford eyewear trunk show.  He said that our store has an amazing vibe.  There is such great positive energy from our team and our customers and he thinks our store is one of the most beautiful stores he’s been to visit.  Wow!  That just gives me the warm (or should I say “HOT”) fuzzies!  We do have amazing customers!  If we haven’t told you lately, let me say it now,  “Thank you for shopping locally at Leigh’s!”   You are the reason we have so much fun coming to work everyday!  And, why we love bringing great fashion to West Michigan!  Hope you enjoyed our fiery Hot Party and as I posted on Facebook, if your husband asks you why you came home with so many new clothes, tell him the devil made you do it (see pic 1)!!

The Maxi Dress

You know how much I love dresses – one article of clothing…one complete look….it’s so easy!  Well we need to expand your dress selection… if you haven’t become acquainted with the maxi dress, let me introduce you.  Maxi dresses continue to be on trend for this spring and summer.  They have followed the vibrant color trend as their shorter counterparts and are vivid and fresh!   We have  many in store for you from some of your favorites – Three Dots, Vince, Clover Canyon, Elie Tahari, Lilly Pulitzer, Muse, Magaschoni and Michael Stars.  This floor-length dress has the ability to suit all shapes and sizes, it’s universally flattering and there’s no need to have perfect legs.  Also, please do not make the assumption that you’re too short to wear a maxi….because that is NOT the case!  Maxi dresses do not discriminate…they look fabulous on the tall and the petite! Pair the maxi back to great sandals and some fabulous accessories…including rock star sunglasses from Tom Ford, Prada or D&G and you will look like you’ve walked out of a magazine!

Sunshine & Sunglasses

The overcast January days in Michigan are here….so you would think our sunglass business would be in the doldrums.  No, no, no!!!  The sun may be hiding from us, but our customers are chasing the sun down to warmer climates for great getaways.  And what is #1 on the packing list for vacation?  Sunglasses!   And what do we all want?  Oh, we want the hottest trending sunglasses of the season.  Of course, Leigh’s has you covered…with great sunglasses from Tom Ford (shown on Jennifer Aniston in pic 1), Dolce & Gabbana (Madonna loves D&G in pic 2) and Prada (Sasha Pivovarova – Russian supermodel – shows us a great style from Prada in pic 3).   So, go get your vitamin D with your stylish new sunglasses from Leigh’s…..just promise you’ll bring sunshine and warm weather back with you!

Pre-Spring Break Party!

Tomorrow…tomorrow…tomorrow….WE ARE HAVING A PARTY!  Yes, it is our annual Pre-Spring Break Party Thursday, March 24….that I L-O-V-E!  Tax-Free Shopping store wide (excludes trunk show)….even cosmetics.  This is the perfect time to get items to fill up your suitcase for spring break!  We have a DJ starting at noon, food, drinks and more.  What is the more…this could take me an hour to report on everything, but I’ll try to summarize it best I can because I know you don’t have an hour to read it all!  Michael Stars trunk show (They sent in tons of tees, dresses, hats, bags….in the best colors…somebody hold me back!), DL1961 Try ’em and Buy ’em Denim Event (Try on a pair, enter to win a $50 Leigh’s gift card.  Buy a pair, enter to win a $100 Leigh’s gift card!), Tom Ford eyewear trunk show (Yes, the entire collection of the hottest sunglasses in the world – ok, maybe, not the world….I’m getting a little excited…but they are so on trend.), Lilly Pulitzer Trunk Show (You should see the cute merchandise they sent in for both women and children.  I already have my name on one of the dresses), Ralph Lauren Black Label Trunk Show (Luxury, luxury, luxury, yet, wearable, wearable, wearable!), Trish McEvoy MakeUp Event (I know I’ve said it before, but their planner is my FAVORITE!  And it’s all tax-free tomorrow!), oh I almost forgot, Gift Cards – everyone gets to pick a gift card (valued at $10, $15, $25, $50 or $100) off of our tiki tree  to use on their purchase tomorrow.   Now the party will only be complete if you are in attendance… what’d say….did I make it enticing enough for you to join us?  Great!  See you tomorrow!

Tom Ford Sunglasses Are At Leigh’s

We promise to always bring the hottest brands and trends to Grand Rapids….so I am so excited to welcome Tom Ford sunglasses to Leigh’s!! We will be exclusively carrying Tom Ford in the greater Grand Rapids area! As you can see by the photos I have posted, many celebrities…Kiera Knightley, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie and Gwen Stefani… are wearing  his glasses.  We do have the abililty to special order for you too (including mens).  So, it’s time to get a new pair of  “oh so hip and cool” sunglasses to start your summer off right!