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Farm to Table Designer Spotlight: Marco Gallegos

In case you missed it, our Farm to Table Collection you chose for this Spring has arrived in stores and online!

Today, we are spotlighting designer Marco Gallegos. His Acacia Wood OOO Collection was picked by consumers. Fans agreed his Acacia Wood OOO Collection distinctly represents the Farm to Table approach with its rich wood tone and organic shapes.

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“With this collection I wanted to take advantage of modern manufacturing processes and do something interesting and unusual. All pieces in this set are intended to challenge our expectation,” Marco explained.

“Asymmetric yet simple, elegant forms make the observer keep their eyes on the object and its contents. Oak and walnut wood contrast with each other and have a beautiful grain that enhance the shape of the piece. This collection promises to be a highlight on your table and a perfect complement for you delicious food.”

Shop Marco’s Acacia Wood OOO Collection here.

Shop the Farm to Table Collection here.

Marco Gallegos at a glance

  • From: Costa Rica
  • Studied at: Costa Rica’s Institute of Technology, Hochschule fur Gestaltung in Germany, currently an MFA candidate for Furniture Design program at the Rhode Island School of Design
  • Skills: Product Design, Industrial Design, CAD, Solidworks, Sketching, Photoshop, Illustrator, Furniture, Interior Design, Rendering, Prototyping, Product Development, InDesign, Model Making, Concept Development, Microsoft Office, Hypershot, Digital Rendering, Sketchbook Pro, MIG welding, Plywood, Tube Bending, CNC Programming, CNC operation, Mastercam, Rapid Prototyping

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75th Anniversary Exclusives: We’re Celebrating You!

Seventy-five years ago, in the midst of the Great Depression, William Dillard took a giant leap of faith:  he  borrowed $8,000 from his father and opened up the very first Dillard’s in Nashville, Arkansas.  From the very beginning, our founder’s focus was on you, the customer, because he knew you were the cornerstone of his success.  That’s why we’re celebrating you during our entire 75th anniversary year with an exclusive collection of goods we asked our designers to create just for us — and for you!

Just enter “75th Anniversary” in the search field at the top of any web page and get an eyeful of dazzling goods chosen especially for you — like the Antonio Melani Radiant dress sandals, for stepping into spring in style. Pair those with the Gianni Bini Allie beaded stripe dress , and the Antonio Melani haircalf box clutch.  Finish off the look with the Anna and Ava Super Popular bib necklace. Then, after a long day, pamper yourself with panache by soaking  in philosophy bubbly cheers to you 3-in-1 shower gel.
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Antonio Melani Radiant Dress Sandals Gianni Bini Allie Beaded-Stripe Dress Antonio Melani Haircalf Box Clutch Anna & Ava Super Popular Bib Necklace philosophy bubbly cheers to you! Dillard´s 75th anniversary 3-in-1 shower gel

We’re celebrating men with these Rockport Tillins slip-on dress shoes, juniors with the Coco Rave Melrose bandeau swimdress and children with the Bonnie Jean 2T -ZX floral printed party pants. But these are just idea-starters: search our site for all the 75th Anniversary Exclusives and start celebrating yourself today!

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Rockport Tillins Slip-On Dress Shoes Bonnie Jean 2T-6X Floral-Printed Party Pants Coco Rave Melrose Bandeau Swimdress

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Shop the Looks: Antonio Melani Radiant dress sandalsGianni Bini Allie beaded stripe dressAntonio Melani haircalf box clutchAnna and Ava Super Popular bib necklacephilosophy bubbly cheers to you 3-in-1 shower gelRockport Tillins slip-on dress shoes,  Coco Rave Melrose bandeau swimdressBonnie Jean 2T -ZX floral printed party pants, 75th Anniversary Exclusives.

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Estee Lauder and Lilly Pulitzer Spring Gift With Purchase

Welcome spring with two style icons — Estee Lauder and Lilly Pulitzer. Limited edition gifts with purchase bring together the Lilly Pulitzer Frosty Floral cosmetic bag and Estee Lauder best sellers.

Now through March 1 (or while supplies last) with any Estee Lauder purchase of $35, choose either the Resilience Lift Creme or DayWear Creme (gift size). Then, choose the Subtle or Bold eyeshadow and lipstick shades.

Deluxe Size Moisturizer Choices:

  • Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Creme SPF 15
  • DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15

Lip & Eye Shade Choices:

  • Subtle: Pure Color Crystal lipstick in Pink Parfait and Pure Color eyeshadow quad in Wild Truffle, Tranquil Moon, Tempting Mocha and Ivory Slipper
  • Bold: Pure Color Crystal lipstick in Rose Petal and Pure Color eyeshadow quad in Sugar Cube, Amazing Grey, Amethyst Spark and Lavish Mink

All Gifts Include:

  • Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex, deluxe travel size
  • Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara in Extreme Black, 10-day supply
  • Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude Body Veil, deluxe travel size
  • Exclusive Cosmetic Bag featuring an original Lilly Pulitzer print in Frosty Floral

020913blog_estee_gwpBut that’s not all — get more with the Pure Color Lip & Nail Travel Set available with any $70 Estee Lauder purchase.

Get More Bonus includes:

  • Pure Color lipstick in Rubellite
  • Dual-Ended Pure Color gloss in Mod Poppy and Shocking Pink
  • Pure Color nail lacquer in Berry Hot
  • Exclusive “Lilly” nail file

Need shopping inspiration? Shop all Estee Lauder here.

Will you choose the Subtle or the Bold palette? Let us know in the comments.

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eGift Cards: The Gift that Arrives Now

Maybe she wants Miss Me Jeans but you don’t know what size, or maybe he wants a cool Cremieux sweater, but you’re not sure of the color. Or maybe the truth is you’ve waited until the last possible moment and you’re out of time to shop.

Whatever the case, we’ve got you covered with the eGift Card.

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To get started, visit Dillards.com and click on the eGift Cards banner. Then, select a design and an amount from $10 to $250 and tell us who you want the eGift Card sent to. In a flash, they’ll have it in their inbox and they can begin shopping online or they can print it to shop at the nearest Dillard’s store.

While you’re on the site to purchase your eGift Card, take a moment to peruse some of the top gift items so you’ll have an idea of what the recipient might purchase. For example, 2 eCards of a little more than $200 each will cover the cost of this Dooney & Bourke satchel.  An eCard for $200 would cover the cost of these UGG Australia cheetah-print slippers or would be enough to buy this Jessica Simpson sequin feather dress for a New Year’s Eve party.

How many eCards will you be purchasing this year?

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Fashion’s Hottest Wave: UGG Australia

Legend has it gnarly surfer dudes in Australia and the US kicked off the UGG phenomenon back in the ’70s when they began wearing the iconic boots to keep their feet warm between rides.  It wasn’t long before the funky footwear with the sheepskin upper and shearling lining began surfing its way onto the feet of celebrities, sports stars and anybody else who wanted to put their best boot forward. Today, UGG Australia is one of the best-known fashion brands in the world and has morphed into handbags, coats, gloves and more.

There truly is an UGG for everyone and any occasion not involving white tie and tails. Now that cold weather has arrived,  put your emphasis on looking hot and staying warm.

UGG Women

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Kick it old school with  UGG Australia Classic Short Sparkle boots, which combine two foot-stomping looks in one: brush the sequins forward for a shimmering champagne sheen; smooth ‘em back for a daring camo effect. Pair them with the UGG Australia Classic Hobo handbag, with its goldtone hardware and pocket-rich interior, and you’re ready for Saturday errands or an after-hours concert!  Add the Lexington women’s leather jacket, covered in buttery brown genuine lambskin, to a pair of your favorite skinny jeans and cruise in confidently to an apres’-ski wine-tasting or holiday party.

UGG Men

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Guys can get their “UGG-on” with the sturdy Herrick boot, which looks great with a chunky wool sweater and jeans.  When the sun goes
down on a shivery winter’s night, don Ascot leather slippers. Their genuine sheepskin sock lining  helps keep manly feet nice and dry in
front of a crackling stone fireplace.

UGG Kids

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After taking off their ice skates, girls can slip on their to-die-for Bailey Bow boots, so named for the playful ribbon bows on the back.  Boys can stay warm and dry during a long day of sledding if they’re wearing Butte boots, featuring a breathable waterproof liner, water-defeating rubber outsole and snow-gripping tread.

UGG Care

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With so much leather and sheepskin in their products, UGG Australia realized footwear maintenance would be critical. That’s why the company offers  a care kit which  includes everything you need to clean and protect your UGG twin-faced sheepskin boots and slippers, including cleaner, conditioner, scuff eraser and more.

One thing is sure: UGG Australia may have stepped-up in style but will never lose the outlaw surfer-cool that keeps them on the frothy crest of fashion.

Shop the Looks

UGG Australia, UGG Australia Bailey Classic glovesUGG Australia Classic Short Sparkle bootsUGG Australia Classic Hobo handbagLexington women’s leather jacketHerrick bootBailey Bow bootsButte bootscare kit

See more from the World of  UGG here.

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Dillard’s Exclusive Interview with Joe’s Jeans Founder & Creative Director Joe Dahan

A legend in the modern fashion world, Joe Dahan launched Joe’s Jeans in 2001. His innovative designs pioneered the idea of body-specific fits. He remains the creative director for the company, responsible for the design, development and marketing of the brand.

Learn more about the man and his famous denim line.

Q: Who is the Joe’s Jeans woman?
A: The Joe’s woman cannot be defined or placed into an individual genre. She embodies a casual chic lifestyle, but her personality does not fit into one specific mold.

Q: Where do you draw most of your inspiration from?
A: Among other things our collection is inspired by our surroundings — the places we go, someone we spot on the street, a friend or maybe even a blogger with a unique sense of style.

Q: Who or what are your major influences?
A: Art in any form whether it be music or architecture — it provides inspiration for our various collections each season.

Q: What do you feel you bring to the industry?
A: Since we started we have been known as the go-to brand for body-specific fits. Even today we are constantly developing new fits and silhouettes and working with innovative fabrics, washes and techniques to ensure we are continually bringing our customers not only the best fits but also our take on the latest fashion trends.

Q: What is your favorite step in the design process?
A: I love being hands-on and working on a variety of projects from designing the next collection to looking at the design of a new retail store to brainstorming on the next ad campaign. No two seasons are the same. The natural momentum and evolution of the creative process keeps me intrigued.

Q: Did you attend school for clothing design or are you self-taught?
A: Self-taught. I started in the business very young.

Q: How did you decide you wanted to design denim?
A: I started Joe’s in 2001. At the time, there weren’t any premium denim brands in the market and my vision was to create a line that would bridge the gap between fashion and denim.

Q: How do you choose your colors for a season?
A: It starts with our overall inspiration for the season — not just in terms of color palettes, bodies and fabrics but what we see here in L.A. and on our trips. Music, art and street style are big influences.

Q: The Joe’s Jeans pocket stitch is iconic. How did you end up with that design?
A: Our pocket design is very minimalistic — we’ve named it the Moon Eclipse. We use our signature tiny needle arch along with a Joe’s logo.

Q: What’s the ultimate message you want to get across through your designs?
A: We believe the most important aspect of our designs is that women wearing them feel comfortable, confident and sexy. Even a little more daring and provocative, if you will.

Q: Which pair of jeans should no woman be without?
A: The Skinny Jean.  The iconic skinny is definitely not a trend — it is a wardrobe staple that is here to stay.

Shop all Joe’s Jeans here.

What pair of Joe’s can’t you live without?

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Announcing International Shipping!

Great news! Dillards.com now ships internationally to over 100 countries. Not only can you shop across the globe, but you can also shop in the currency of your choice. Whether you live in the US and want to send a gift abroad or are shopping from another country, enjoy Dillard’s wide selection of women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and shoes, handbags, cosmetics, accessories, and home items. It’s the style of your life, wherever you live.

Click here to select your country and currency — and start shopping!

Countries Dillards.com ships to:
Anguilla
Antigua And Barbuda
Argentina
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belgium
Belize
Bermuda
Bolivia
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Canada
Cayman Islands
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Estonia
Finland
France
French Guiana
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guatemala
Guernsey (uk)
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jersey (uk)
Jordan
Kuwait
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macau
Maldives
Malta
Martinique
Mexico
Monaco
Montserrat
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Reunion
Romania
Russian Federation
Saint Kitts And Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
Trinidad And Tobago
Turkey
Turks And Caicos Islands
United Kingdom
United Arab Emirates

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Rococo Flair: Crafting a Cheese Plate

Throwing a party or hosting a get-together? A cheese board is a popular and savory addition to your table.

This Rococo Cheese Board, by Emiliano Reyes, channels the curvaceous designs popular in 18th century France. The gracefully rounded lines of this board are sure to be a conversation starter, while the cheeses will keep their palates full!

Do you like this board? Vote here to see it in Dillard’s stores in Spring 2013. You can also check out and vote on other creative submissions.

Putting together a cheese board is fairly simple – diversity, diversity, diversity.

It’s good to have a mixture of soft and hard cheeses. Foodies will tell you that the difference between what is considered hard and soft may be subjective, but it has to do with the amount of time the cheese was aged and the process that was used.

Some examples of hard cheeses are:

  • Swiss
  • Asiago
  • Gruyere

Some examples of soft cheeses are:

  • Brie
  • Feta
  • Boursalt

For a ready-to-go cheese plate, try these suggestions by Southern Living.

Shop our wooden servingware here.

What cheeses are your favorites?

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Enjoy Your Holiday!

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Juniors: Be Gorgeous at Graduation

No girl with a reasonable fashion sense really wants to hide it underneath a bland and baggy graduation gown. You can still express your unique style by choosing a put-together look for the celebration afterward.

Here, we’ve assembled several looks ranging from the classic elegance of this  basic  white dress with its simple black belt to the vibrant boldness of this one-shoulder orange ensemble.

Paired with the right shoes and accessories, you’ll feel and look like you’re walking the runway not the auditorium stage.

Shop for more graduation looks here.

What will/did you wear to be gorgeous on graduation day?

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