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Fashion is an outlet. An outlet to express yourself. From unique accessories to vibrant colors, and timeless trends. There is a wide variety of options to shop from that can satisfy any style. And, winter fashion is no exception. Providing you the opportunity to layer up, add dimension, and mix and match textures. The shops at Annapolis Town Center have rolled in their latest cozy fashion pieces that are perfect for those frigid days ahead.

Lou Lou Boutiques 

Time for a closet refresh? Lou Lou Boutiques has what you need to give your wardrobe that much needed boost this winter season. Shop from comfy favorites like shawl vests, colorful scarves, cozy sweaters, and our favorite – coatigans. Perfect for layering, this coat/cardigan combo is soft like a sweater with coat-like styling. Pair it with a basic long-sleeve, stand-out accessories, and even a stylish belt. Stop in and let their helpful associates assist you in finding that perfect combination.

J. Jill

Find effortless style with J. Jill. Their soft fabrics and irresistible layers make it easy to find your next wardrobe staples. Layer with confidence as they release their latest collection; pairing must-haves with unique pieces. They have everything you need from sweater tunics, cord pants, snap front coats, puffer vests, and so much more. Find what you need for any occasion and start being that trendsetter you were born to be. 

South Moon Under

Searching for those unique pieces only found in small-town boutiques? Look no further than South Moon Under. Their collections are stocked with curated pieces that are as versatile as their customer base. Shop denim, dresses, sweaters, outerwear, and so much more from top brands. Once you have your attire set, browse their fun and eclectic home and beauty products. You can find accent pieces like tea light lanterns, food and drink accessories like a rose quartz corkscrew, and skin essentials like moisturizing juice masks. 

Talbots

Layer in comfort with Talbots this winter season. Paired to perfection, their vast collections showcase effortless mix and match pieces that provide endless possibilities for everyday wear. Shoppers can delight in coordinated attire, as well as neutral essentials that partner beautifully with pops of color. Lounging around the house? Combine cozy joggers with a soft pullover and complete the look with a fun puffer vest. Is it date night? Throw on a pair of straight-leg pants with a crewneck sweater and fun blazer. Need more inspo? Follow @talbotsofficial for great style tips and layering tricks. 

Anthropologie

Did you say accessories?!? Anthropologie has all of the statement accessories you have been searching for. Their team of helpful associates will craft the perfect outfit for you based on your favorite found statement piece; no matter if it’s a new pair of high boots or funky earrings. These small elements of your outfit are really what pulls the entire look together. 

Let the retailers at Annapolis Town Center help you survive a stylish winter. Be sure to follow Annapolis Town Center on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates, styling tips, and the latest on events and happenings.

You may not be able to go out to a party this year or a night on the town, but at least you can still make your outfit instagramable! Let Annapolis Town Center be your one-stop-shop for creating the perfect New Year’s Eve ensemble.

Lou Lou Boutique

If you’re looking for affordable and stylish, you’re going to want to add Lou Lou to your shopping itinerary. From affordable accent accessories to stylish masks, you’re likely to find a great addition to any NYE’s outfit.

J. Jill

Last week, J. Jill launched their ‘a serene start’ collection and yes, it is as cozy as it sounds! Their new floral tops and sweater dresses are a winter must. Plus, their knit tops and joggers won’t have you counting the hours until it’s time to go home and get comfy! Their collections are truly the perfect blend of comfort and fashion.

South Moon Under 

At South Moon Under you are sure to find a statement piece that everyone will be asking about. This winter season, shop their new iconic pieces such as graphic sweaters and party-stopping shoes. And from trendy bell-bottom denim to pattern jackets – you’ll be “in-season” all year! 

Z Gallerie

If it’s your turn to host the (socially-distanced) New Year party, then Z Gallerie could be your game changer. Dress up your living space with intricate light fixtures, paired perfectly with luxury table decor to celebrate the night’s moments with toast-worthy style. However you decide to spend your new year, find the piece that reflects your style from every angle at Z Gallerie! 

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October is underway, which means it’s spooky season! Halloween will be here before you know it, and you’ll want to make sure you’re ready with all of the best treats, decor, and more. While this year’s celebration may look a bit different, it can still be a fun time for all. Besides joining us for Fright Nights, we want to help keep the party going with you at home as well. Pay a visit to the Town Center before the 31st to grab all you need to still have a great time, no matter where you are.

Dress Up

This is where the fun begins! Costume inspiration can come from anywhere, and family members of all ages will need to find the right one to fit their style. For the littles, stop by Target where you’ll find a variety of options like superheroes, princesses, animals, and more. And for you, who may have more of an elaborate vision in mind, Boutique Row has plenty of options to choose from, including South Moon Under, Anthropologie, and Lou Lou Boutiques. The fun in dressing up is that you get to be as unique as you want to be. So go for it!

Decor

The thrills and chills are all in the decor. So don’t skimp out on the small details when you are trying to shock your guests. Bed Bath and Beyond has seasonal decor for every area of the house. And we do mean every area! Their Halloween selection includes shower curtains, welcome mats, wall decor, pillows, garden signs, and so much more. If you’re looking for a few seasonal staples, pick up some fun table runners, placemats, and tableware – perfect for any celebration you have in the works. And, don’t forget your outdoor decorations. With their help, no corner of the house will be neglected. 

Treats

Candy and sweet treats are an absolute must. Whether or not your pro-candy corn, you’ll need to make sure you have a variety of snacks for your family and friends to choose from. Target and Whole Foods have you covered for all of your sugar-filled needs. Make memories by trying out new dessert recipes or trying your hand at a classic like caramel apples, brownies, or other crowd favorites. Whole Foods also has all of the ingredients you need for some tasty pumpkin seeds! Grab the pumpkin, the spices, the utensils, and get carving!

Crafts

If you’re choosing to skip trick or treating this year, craft time is a fun alternative that everyone can enjoy. Paper Source offers to craft kits that can also serve as great, seasonal decorations for any get together you may be planning. Let their friendly staff help you find all the stamps, glitter, and stickers you could need to get creative and make art projects a new Halloween tradition. If you need help and structure when being artsy, sign up for a virtual or in-store session with Muse Paintbar and choose from a number of seasonal prompts. 

The Annapolis Town Center is your one-stop-shop for all things Halloween. Swing by this weekend to pick up all of the goods you’ll need. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates on events and happenings. 

Whether it’s the first date, a special occasion or a weekly ritual, Annapolis Town Center provides fun, unique options that suit all budgets and interests for Annapolitan couples. The variety of bars, restaurants and shops (plus easy, ample parking) sets the mood and will quickly become your go-to spot for those romantic evenings.

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Start with a Drink

Most of the restaurants offer a large bar area for a pre-dinner beverage, but a couple are definitely worth an early arrival, especially for happy hour. Paladar Rum Bar and Gordon Biersch Bar serve up a diverse selection and sociable vibe that brings people together. Wine tasting at Bin 201 and Cooper’s Hawk Tasting Room are also great starting points for a memorable date night.

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Grab a Bite

Although you can extend your cocktail hour into dinner at Paladar, Gordon Biersch and Cooper’s Hawk, there are several other restaurants that provide different cuisines and ambiance. Enjoy the flavors of the orient at P.F. Chang’s or Ziki Japanese Steak House with mouthwatering dishes such as crispy honey chicken, sushi and hibachi – a date night favorite! For a more casual evening, NeoPizza is convenient, delicious and budget-friendly. Their unique pizza toppings, beer and wine menus easily elevate a simple meal out.

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Roam the Shops

Annapolis Town Center offers several enticing stores to roam around in walking distance to the bars and restaurants pre or post dinner. In addition to the several high-end furniture stores such as Ethan Allen and Restoration Hardware, stroll hand-in-hand through Anthropologie and Lou Lou Boutique to browse and possibly treat your special someone. If your date night is a big success, Smyth Jewelers and Wren Bridal are also readily available!

Netflix and chill has nothing on a night out at Annapolis Town Center! Wine and dine your special someone with flavors from around the world in the comfort of your hometown.

I long for the holidays meandering around stores with my Grandmother; touching a fabric, smelling a candle, tasting a chocolate sample, listening to holiday music being piped in to add to the festive mood. Shopping was an event. It appealed to the senses in a way internet shopping can’t. And you know what else those afternoons did? They created memories. Memories that I hold dear to my heart.

Recently, my mother and I decided to spend a few hours at the Annapolis Towne Center to recreate those days and tick off our shopping list. Here are just a few suggestions to please everyone on your list this year.

The Cocktail Lovers

Know a couple with the lovely Braxton Wine and Spirits Cabinet from Great Gatherings? Help them stock it with quality wines and spirits from Bin 201.

The Retro Gamers

Who WOULDN’T want to take a trip down memory lane with an air hockey table or standup arcade of Miss Pac Man and Galaga? Find both at Great Gatherings.

The Keepers of Your Secrets

My dogs know everything, and still love me. Naturally they deserve the best. Stop by Loyal Companion and pick up some treats, balls, collars and bully sticks for your furry friends.

The Ornament Maker

Pier 1 Imports is the perfect place to find just the right decorations that show off your festive spirit. From gorgeous new ornaments to holiday table accessories and unique gifts to seasonal accents, Pier 1 has something for everyone on your list.

The Anglers

All Tackle has everything the anglers need from rods to bait and tackle, all weather gear, a vast line of YETI items and books written by local authors. They also have a large selection of footwear and apparel to choose from.

The Resolution Maker

For those who stick to their resolutions, stop into Charm City Run and pick up their must haves to pound the pavement. Everything from new running shoes, apparel, gloves, socks and energy snacks.

The Planner

2020 is on our doorstep. Another year, and decade, to get it right. Paper Source has you covered for all of your datebook and planner needs. While there, pick up all of the holiday wrapping you’ll need to wrap up the haul you just scored in a single afternoon!

The Sunday Sauce Maker

Giolitti’s Deli reminds me of my Grandmother who religiously made Sunday Sauce. Know someone like her? Stop by and stock them up on everything you need to put together an Italian Festa!

The Cannibis Curious

Cannibis is the craze now, isn’t it? Visit About Faces Day Spa & Salon and check out their Cannibliss Organic Skincare line.

The New Mom

There is no end to the gifts that new moms deserve.

Check out Dear Mom wine from Giolitti’s – it is a no brainer; Patchology under eye patches (my favorite) from About Faces Day Spa and Salon; Pajamas and slippers from Anthropologie; and a cozy wrap from Lou Lou.

The Family

Put down the phones and play a board game as a family! Pick one up at Great Gatherings. Or, grab all of the home décor knick-knacks you need at Bed Bath & Beyond to show off how much you admire your loved ones.

The Caffeine Cravers

Baltimore Coffee & Tea Company made it easy to buy for my dyed-in-the-wool caffeine nut friends. With plenty of flavors of both teas and coffees, this stop is a must.

 

Blog written by Aimee Lubin.
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Believe it or not, Fall is just around the corner. This means one thing and one thing only. No, I’m not thinking pumpkin spiced lattes. To me, the changing leaves and cooler air means stylish and cozy Fall fashion!

It’s not too early to start stocking up on cooler weather wear. Early Autumn is the best time for a transitional style where you can pair some of your favorite summer pieces with some must-have Fall trends. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite outfits from Annapolis Towne Centre to get you jazzed up about the latest and greatest. The hot spot this season is everything in between eye-catching textures and warm fall hues.

fall styles

One of my absolute favorite trend for Fall is statement bottoms. From leggings to wide-leg culottes, its time to bring the hem down below the knee. My top three pants to look for are faux leather leggings, textured pants and, statement trousers.

Switch your pant game up this season and bring on a blast from the past. That’s right ladies, bell bottoms are back! As a That Seventies Show fan, I hope this trend is here to stay. Pair your flares with some booties, platform sandals or chunky heels. The goal is to elongate the leg to really make the pants pop as the center of attention. I found flares in all textures and colors. Try a classic denim pair or be bold with some leather-like the pair I found at South Moon Under.

Fall Styles

Other fun pant finds included statement pants from Anthropologie. These truly unique pieces like the patchwork pattern culottes and blush pink corduroy flare are to die for. Loud pants like these look best with a solid top or sweater. Don’t be afraid to layer your look.

fall styles

When we think Fall Fashion the first thing that comes to mind is “sweater weather”. How snuggly does that sound? I discovered countless unique sweaters from chunky knitted to oversized and slouchy like this animal print from Scout and Molly’s. You’re going to want to stock up on a variety of sweaters for the months to come.

Fall Styles

Let’s talk patterns. Animal Print is a neutral in my eyes. The best thing about snakeskin and leopard is that it virtually goes with everything. Think this isn’t a trend you can pull off? Try adding a pop of these prints to your style with a clutch from Lou Lou.

Florals are not just a spring fling. I highly recommend including some botanicals to your wardrobe with fall colors like gold, copper and forest green. Scout and Molly’s carries a ton of flowy floral pieces than can be paired with a light jacket.

Suede, leather, and corduroy are in this season. One of my favorite pieces I found was this suede jumpsuit from Anthropologie. Talk about a 1970’s dream! You’ll find these textures sprinkled around the Towne Centre shops. Try a practical leather moto jacket or suede shawl for those cooler autumn nights.

Fall styles

Top off any outfit with some extra bold accessories this season. Heat up your look with a chunky headband, a baker boy hat or felt wide brim from Anthro. Layer on some jewelry and statement earrings this season. Stop into Lou Lou to find countless accessories and wearables to add to your collection.

My absolute favorite thing about fall fashion is that you get to be creative. It’s time to get your wardrobe cool weather ready with all the coziest trends. Trust me, you’re going to want to run (with that pumpkin latte in your hand) to the Towne Centre for all the latest Fall apparel.

Written by Stephanie Nielsen of  The Tangerine Desert