Staff Picks

Supergas!

Ecco is happy to introduce Supergas! Supergas are one of the trendiest and chic sneakers around! These cute flat sneakers come in all different colors, and are perfect for everyday wear. They will always be comfortable and it is easy to dress them up or dress them down. Supergas are for sure going to be your go to sneakers this fall.

The Superga company shoe company started in 1911 in Torina Italy. A man named Walter Martiny, started the manufacturing of rubber-soled footwear. After a while of making shoes, in 1925, Superga created their signature shoe, the 2750 style (displayed below)! This classic style is made with canvas and a rubber sole.

Since the 2750 style was created it has been a fashion and style must have. It has been on trend since it’s creation and still is today. If you don’t already have a pair come into Ecco and find your perfect pair! We offer different colors and even the high top style!

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DL 1961

 

DL 1961 is coming to your favorite store in Burlington, Ecco! Ecco’s second DL 1961 trunk show will be on August 28, 2015!  There will be a raffles and gifts from the DL 1961 team, and a chance to win your own pair! Make sure you come and check it out! The Ecco team will be waiting to help you find the fit and style that you need!  Below inform yourself thoroughly on what DL 1961 is all about and learn more about what they have to offer!

Designed and launched in New York, DL 1961 denim has become one of the largest denim brands in the country, and especially Burlington, Vermont.  The company is known and specializes in their high performance denim and different fabrics that are carefully weaved together to ensure everyone can find their perfect fitting pair. As stated by the DL1961 team, “With 98% shape retention, 360 degree movement and a wide variety of washes, fabrics & weights, our collection provides customers with denim that outperforms everything in their closet.”

The information below was taken from the DL 1961 website helping to explain about their fabrics in depth.

DLX

A unique blend of American cotton + XFIT Lycra/DualFX constructed in comfort + fit to move 360 degrees.

DLX HYBRID

A super soft classic denim, with a higher percentage of cotton than our other fabrics, made to move 360 degrees.

DLPRO

A unique blend of American cotton + XFIT Lycra/DualFX combined with ProModal to 360 degrees.

XTWILL

Lycra and American Cotton are combined in specialized constructions and weaving processes to create a breathable and flexible twill that can be worn all year long.

Aside from their different fabrics DL 1961 also has their three types of collections, their instasculpt denim, Performance denim, and Activex denim. Below is another piece from the DL1961 website explaining the difference between collections.

INSTASCULPT DENIM

Smart Denim that microsculpts  your legs, butt + midsection.

CHARACTERISTICS: Woven with American Cotton Features T400 Lycra Fibers Butt-Lifting Pocket Placement No Baggy Knees Available in both DLX and dlpro

PERFORMANCE DENIM

The original performance denim. A technologically advanced collection of denim and twills made for the modern man. Featuring revolutionized fabrics and treatments that are made to withstand heat and odor, as well as move 360 degrees. 

CHARACTERISTICS: Woven with American Cotton Features T400 Lycra Fibers 360 Movement

ACTIVEX

Smart Denim crafted in fit + fabric to move 360 degrees.

CHARACTERISTICS: Woven with American Cotton Features T400 Lycra Fibers 360 MovementCross-Weave Technology

 

 


 

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AG Jeans

 

Chic, sophisticated and classic as the AG team describes their jeans. And yes, it is more than true. AG Jeans are one of the best denim brands out there. Their comfortable fabrics and never ending new looks are perfect for everyone looking for their favorite pair of jeans. AG Jeans started in 2000 by a denim pioneer Yul ku, originally created to be an exclusive premium denim brand, it turned its image into a more contemporary and lifestyle brand in 2008 when Samuel Ku, son of Yul Ku, took over as the brand’s Creative Director.

However, AG doesn’t stop with beautiful comfortable jeans for everyone, the brand is also socially and environmentally active and driven.

Here is a piece taken from the AG Jeans websites that elaborates on their environmental responsibilities.

 Water Conservation

We place a high priority on reducing our water usage. Our production facilities utilize Ozone Technology, which cuts water consumption by 50 percent while minimizing the use of chemicals and energy. First implemented in 2010, the Ozone process has saved millions of gallons of water.

Eco-Friendly Fibers

Premium fabrics are a core component of our designs, and we source materials that benefit our customers as well as the planet. Many of our textiles incorporate sustainable fibers such as Tencel® and Modal®, which are entirely natural and biodegradable.

Waste Reduction

AG takes great care to reduce the amount of waste we generate. We cut our patterns in a way that maximizes fabric yardage and keeps the amount of leftover materials at a minimum. Excess scraps are collected for recycling on a weekly basis, totaling approximately 1,300 to 1,400 pounds per week, and are repurposed as home and car insulation.

Energy Efficiency

We continually invest in the latest technology in order to increase the efficiency of our manufacturing facilities. Our heat-saving equipment recycles heat from commercial dryers, reducing laundry energy consumption by up to 46 percent.

 

AG jeans also has a “Green Label” which was made for a more active lifestyle. The mission was to redefine sportswear for the modern era. Creating the green line was specific to the active lifestyle. Their styles are made with quality and the image of “sharp yet comfortable attire”. Mostly specific for golfers, the green label is styled beyond just the golf course.

If you’re not convinced yet, come into Ecco and try on some AG jeans! Here are just some of the styles we are carrying right now!

 

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Your Perfect Summer Sandals

Sandals are the must have of the summer! Hot summer sandals are going to be one of your summer staples for all of your cute outfits. Investing in a cute, comfortable pair of summer sandals is the smartest and most rewarding thing you will do, and what better place to get them than at Ecco?!

Whether it is a flat sandal or a small open toed wedge, Ecco has it for you, check out some of the styles we are carrying in store today!

Flats are great paired with shorts, dresses, skirts, and jeans! Wear a cute pair of flats with all of your summer outfits to complete your entire look. What’s better than being comfortable and looking cute? When buying a pair of cute flat sandals you know you will be able to walk around and be comfortable at the same time.

 

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Wedges and small heels are also great paired with any summer outfit. Whether you’re going out on the town with your girlfriends or going out on a hot date, wedges are a perfect way to complete your look. Wear them with boyfriend jeans, skinny jeans, dresses, skirts and shorts for all of your summer occasions.

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AMO Translated Is The Latin Root Word For Love

 

Yes it is true! Ecco is proud to now be carrying a new denim line. Since we are the denim hot spot of downtown Burlington, we knew there was no better way to start off July than gaining a new denim line. Recently created, AMO denim has five specific must have styles that targets all customers. Created by industry veterans with experience from True Religion and Current Elliot, AMO’s five styles are cut from the best vintage denim and range from your true boyfriend jean to your true skinny jean. All of their denim is carefully made with love so that everyone can find their perfect jean. Below is a small excerpt from the AMO website that elaborates further on the AMO story

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Longtime friends and self proclaimed denim soulmates, Kelly Urban and Misty Zollars founded AMO in 2014 out of a personal desire and void in the market.  ”We couldn’t find the jeans we wanted to wear” both stated, ”We absolutely love vintage jeans, but we find that they rarely fit well and are often uncomfortable.  We wanted that vintage look, but also wanted a jean that fit perfectly, and that felt good on.

But it doesn’t stop here, AMO also works with a non-profit organization named SNP LA. This non-profit organization is the largest nonprofit spay and neuter animal welfare organization in California. When buying a pair of AMO denim, you know that a small portion of the proceeds are going to a loving and nurturing organization. What better way to shop? Here is another excerpt from the AMO website explaining in depth what SNP LA does.

 SNP LA’s vision is to ensure that spay, neuter and veterinary wellness services are affordable and accessible to all pet owners in the Los Angeles area and to create an environment in which animal shelters no longer rely on euthanizing animals as a way of controlling pet population.  SNP LA has spayed and neutered over 100,000 cats and dogs – preventing millions of animals from being born into homelessness.

Here are the 5 styles that AMO carries. Each come in different washes which include distressing and non-distressing. Come to Ecco this July and find your new favorite pair of jeans from AMO denim!

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TWIST

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TOMBOY

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KICK

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BABE

 

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Made In The USA

 

Did you know that most of Ecco’s brands are made in the USA? Well it’s true almost all of our denim brands and about half of our dresses, tops, and accessories are all made here, in the USA.  Made in the states brands have such an effect on the environment and on the country’s economy. Almost always, brands that are made in the states have higher labor standards and allow safe working conditions, plus they all have a higher standard when it comes to keeping the environment clean. When you choose products made in the USA, you contribute to the payment of an honest day’s work for laborers. We at Ecco are happy to contribute to all positive aspects of Made in the USA brands products, and encourage others to contribute as well. This Fourth of July stop in at Ecco and receive 20% off all denim! Let us help support your country! Below are some of the brands that are Made in the USA.

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Boyfriend Jeans are Your Calling!

Tired of your tight skinny jeans and leggings? Well thanks to Ecco it will be easy to find a comfortable boyfriend jean for the days you feel like looking cute, but staying comfortable. Boyfriend jeans come in different washes and styles. Below are some of the styles that Ecco carries.

 Citizens of Humanity Emerson: The Emerson by Citizens of Humanity is the company’s slimmest boyfriend jean and one of Ecco’s most popular seller. This jean is comfortable with its soft fabric, but also very stylish. It is easy to pair with a t-shirt for your casual days and a leather jacket for a cute going out look.

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The Ex-boyfriend Slim by AG jeans:  This boyfriend is cut at a mid rise and can be bought with distressing or without distressing. Usually has some fading in the thighs and fits a little bit looser than most of the “slim” labeled boyfriend jeans. Pair this jean with a cute booty for a night out, or with a stylish sneaker for daytime to do’s.

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The Jimmy Jimmy by Paige denim: The Jimmy Jimmy is slim through the waist and hip,  and skinny yet slouchy through the thigh and leg. It works for any type of occasion and comes in distressed and non-distressed washes, making it easy to find your perfect pair. Below you see Kendell Jenner rocking the Jimmy Jimmy on a sunny day.

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The Relaxed Skinny By Seven For All Mankind: This relaxed skinny has comfort stretch and authentic denim. It is made with a super soft denim for ultimate comfort. Comes in many different washes to ensure each customer can find the right wash to fit in their wardrobe.

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Amanda Uprichard Everything

Looking for that perfect thing to wear? Well look no further Amanda Uprichard is a hot new designer that works with silk to ensure you will have the perfect top, dress, or romper for all of your wardrobe needs. Amanda Uprichard has an abundance of different cuts and colors for sophisticated and classy women who demand contemporary style.

Dresses: Where an Amanda Uprichard dress to all of your important occasions, or even style it with a flat sandal for a more casual look.

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Rompers: These fully silk rompers are perfect for those semi-formal events you don’t want to go all out for. And for those more casual nights, pair with a cute wedge!

 

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Tops: These silk tops will have you begging for more. From sexy tanks to sophisticated long sleeves, you will want all of them in your closet!

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Spring Up Your Summer Wardrobe

 

Now that it is spring we are all starting to dive into our summer wardrobe! We can finally pull out our cute patterns and start to spring up our summer clothes. Many of us have an abundance of shorts, tank top, dresses, and sandals. Here are 10 tips to help you include your summer clothes for this spring.

1) Pull out your sandals and wear them with tights!

2) Wear your patterned dresses with a cute leather or shape jacket!

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3) Layering!

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4) Turn your summery dresses into skirts by adding a sweater or sweatshirt!

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5) Try putting a cute long sleeved top or turtle neck under your sleeveless dresses!

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6) Add a hint of fur!

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7) Wear a crop top with a cardigan!

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8) Put a scoop neck under your jump suits!

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9) Try tights under your summer shorts!

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10) Use your maxi skirts to pair with tops and cardigans.

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Men’s Spotlight!

Ecco Clothes in downtown Burlington has long been known as the hotspot for designer clothing, particularly women’s denim and dresses. Over the last two decades we have continually provided women the beautiful fabrics, patterns and styles of some of fashion’s favorite brands. In more recent years, Ecco has slowly moved into the territory of men’s clothing. Burlington is full of professional men in need of durable, well-tailored clothing. We would love to take this opportunity to spotlight our men’s department and to showcase all the amazing brands we carry!

Our men’s department is fully stocked with denim, shorts, button downs, flannels, dress shirts and the casual and comfortable basics. We are always looking out for the latest trends in the men’s world to bring into our store. Not surprisingly, our best seller has always been denim and here’s why: we carry four amazing denim brands that always come through with the best and latest trends for our guys! AG (Adriano Goldschmied) is a brand based out of Los Angeles that’s been around for 15 years and is founded by “the godfather of denim.” This particular company has one of the best selections of men’s denim. We carry four styles with a variety of washes for each because we know that guys can be particular about style too.

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Another brand we carry that’s closely connected with AG is Citizens of Humanity. The company was founded in 2003 and is also based out of LA where they produce around 1 million pairs of jeans locally! If it’s made in the US, it’s just another reason for us to love it! Citizens of Humanity also produces a magazine twice a year showcasing people in the creative industry doing stuff that matters and that’s just cool! We have a great selection of styles and washes; from slim to straight or even a relaxed fit, we have it all!

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A brand founded in 2002 in, yep, you guessed it, LA, that just about everyone has heard of is Seven for all Mankind. Also known as Seven, this company launched a men’s line in 2002 and it’s been a huge hit in our stores. The more traditional denim feel to these jeans make them a big winner with the guys. For some men, jeans that are too soft or “modern’ won’t cut it. They don’t want to feel like they’re wearing yoga pants; they want that tough and thick denim that’s been around for decades. As well as carrying Seven denim, we also have soft flannels, crisp button downs, sweaters, basic t-shirts and the occasional zip-up.

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Last but not least in the denim department we have Joe’s jeans. Probably known as the most comfortable jean in the store, this company knows how to mimic that “favorite pair of jeans”feel like no one else. Joe Dahan, a designer who wanted to make modern versions of basic wardrobe pieces for men and women alike, founded the company in 2001 in LA.  As well as blue jeans, we also carry colored denim as well by Joe’s. Local shopper and stylish outdoorsmen, Zach Foley, came by Ecco a couple weeks ago to pick up a pair of black jeans for work and everyday wear. He looks great in them along with a soft flannel for a casual look.

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Michael Stars and French Connection are two other brands we carry at Ecco. They provide us with great tops for men including dress shirts, casual tees and sweaters.

At ECCO we strive to provide quality, durable and timeless styles that every guy can feel good wearing. Good style is an investment!With all these incredible brands in our store any guy is bound to find something he loves! Come by Ecco on the corner of Church and Bank for whatever your closet is missing!

 

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