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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!

STIX

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TWIST

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TOMBOY

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KICK

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BABE

 

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ECCO Staff Profile: Meet Marissa

ECCO Boutique Burlington VermontContinuing what we started last week, we’re looking forward to introducing you to each of the members of the ECCO team that help make the store as great as it is. Last time we introduced you to Melissa, and this week we’d like to tell you a little more about our Store Manager and Buyer extraordinaire, Marissa. A huge reason why we have so many  of the styles that you love – Marissa also gives us the inside scoop on her favorite Burlington destinations, hidden talents, and some of the perks involved with being a fashion buyer. 

ECCO Boutique: So how long have you been working at ECCO, and what is it about this job that makes you love it?

Marissa: I’ve worked at ECCO for going on four and a half years now, and one of the best parts of the job is the variety. Obviously I love the clothes and the creativity that comes with being involved in deciding what fashions we will bring into the store each season – but one of the best parts is the variety. From creating ads, to selling, to creating unique displays, there’s always something to do. Something new and exciting going on each day.

EB: Can you tell a little about what goes into buying clothes for the store?

M: When we’re buying for upcoming seasons, we go into New York City and meet with our regular brand representatives and designers. We look at what they’re showing for the next season, and really try to see what would work best for our customers and clientele back home. Next we always try to go around and see what innovative options other people are working with and what styles will be on trend in upcoming seasons. We try to pick up a new brand or two and really get immersed in the culture.

EB: Besides being able to get first looks at all the new designs, are there other perks that come with being a buyer for a boutique? 

M: Occasionally we’re wined and dined by some of the designers, which we definitely aren’t complaining about!

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EB: After a long day, where are you headed to go and grab a drink?

M: Lately, I just can’t get enough of Juniper in Hotel Vermont. They have such great food and drinks, and I love the atmosphere there!

EB: How about for a Sunday Brunch, any favorite spots?

M: The Farmhouse has a really great brunch – and I always get the same thing. Eggs Benedict – can’t mess with a classic.

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EB: What is your favorite brand in the shop, and an item that you just knew you had to have?

M: My favorite brand is probably J Brand jeans. I love their styles and they always fit just right. As for an item that I just had to have – there are literally too many items – basically I love them all, that’s a big reason of why we bring them in!

EB: And lastly, how about any hidden talents that we might not know about?

M: I’m a writer – I love to write poetry.

 

 

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Marissa is wearing: Chinese Laundry shoes // Citizens of Humanity rocket high rise coated jeans // Michael Stars NY State of Mind tank // Joe’s Jeans flannel shirt // June leather jacket.

Special Thanks to Jacob at Burlington Records for letting us come in and shoot.

Come in and get to know more about Marissa, all of our fantastic staff, and their favorite fashions here at ECCO. Located at 81 Church Street in downtown Burlington. Open seven days a week, Monday – Saturday from 10AM – 9PM, and Sunday from 11AM – 6PM.

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ECCO Staff Profile: Meet Melissa

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Ask any of your friends, and every last one of them will tell you that a great sales staff can make or break your shopping experience. We’re particularly proud of our team here at ECCO, and we wanted to take a second to introduce them, so you can get to know them even better! Their favorite place to grab dinner, best part about living in Vermont, must have piece of clothing, can’t-leave-home-without-it travel accessory…you get the idea. So, without further ado, here’s Melissa! 

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ECCO Boutique: What is your favorite part about living in Vermont?

Melissa: Even when it’s as cold as it has been at times this winter, the snow is just so beautiful. Especially on Church Street, at night, when all the lights are lit up and snow has fallen, it’s gorgeous.

EB: You’re out for a night on the town. Where are you going to eat dinner and where are you grabbing a drink?

M: Same place actually. I love Lenuig’s – the food there is incredible. And upstairs at the Lounge, probably my favorite place in town.

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EB: Favorite movie?

M: Bridesmaids is pretty awesome. But my favorite movie that is a little older than that is White Oleander with Michelle Pfeiffer. It’s sad, but really good.

EB: Travel item that you just can’t leave home without?

M: Makeup brush and bronzer. Don’t leave home without it.

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EB: What is your favorite brand in the shop, and an item that you just knew you had to have?

M: My favorite brands would have to be Velvet and Feel the Piece – and I just got a cashmere sweater from Feel the Piece – my new favorite.

EB: Any hidden talents?

M: I’ve been singing since I was a little girl. In high school and college I was in a capella groups. I love to sing.

ECCO Boutique Burlington Vermont

Melissa is wearing: Paige Premium denim jacket // Dress the Population sequin dress // Chinese Laundry peep-toe pumps // HOBO clutch // Locally made Jewelry by DRULA

Special Thanks to Jacob at Burlington Records for letting us come in and shoot.

Come in and get to know more about Melissa, all of our fantastic staff, and their favorite fashions here at ECCO. Located at 81 Church Street in downtown Burlington. Open seven days a week, Monday – Saturday from 10AM – 9PM, and Sunday from 11AM – 6PM.

 

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