If American Eagle has started to feel a little too high school for you, but you aren’t quite ready to start shopping at Ann Taylor with your mom yet, Martin + Osa might just be your perfect store.
In case you haven’t heard of it, Martin + Osa is a new brand aimed at the 20 to 30-something set, all from the people that brought you American Eagle Outfitters.
There has been quite a buzz around the fashion-blogosphere lately about the store (and they’ve been in my sidebar ads!) so yesterday I decided to check out their website & see what all the fuss was about.
On first glance, Martin + Osa is intriguing. I haven’t been to a store yet, but from checking out their website, it kind of reminds me of GAP’s Forth and Towne and Abercrombie‘s “Ezra Fitch” brand mashed up together. A little simpler and more classic than their original brands, with better quality materials and a higher price tag to match.
Their tag line is “Refined Casual Clothing + Accessories“, and the focus really is on just that: simple, refined clothing in luxurious materials like silk and cashmere. They carry lots of basics, plenty of denim, khakis and cotton skirts that would be perfect for summer.
And did I mention they sell my personal summer staple, Havaianas?
If you have the money to spend, ($46 for a sheer cami? ouch!), the merchandise looks like it’s quality stuff that will last you through many nights on the beaches of Nantucket, or at least through your summer classes where you daydream about being there.
Your thoughts on this? Have you been to a Martin + Osa store? Are you liking the preppy and pricey vibe that they have going on, or are you happy to stick to good old American Eagle? Post a comment!