Fashion’s Night Out

FNO

Get a sneak peak of the new fall merchandise for Fashion’s Night!

Join us for a fun night helping a great cause! Learn more about Lindsey’s Place by watching thier video or going to their website

Don’t forget! Thursday, September 5th. We hope to see you there!

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Denim Promotion!

Terra Cotta is having a denim promotion unlike any other!

That’s right. When you come into the shop between October 25- November 13, you can donate an old pair of jeans and receive $25 OFF A NEW DESIGNER PAIR! These well-loved jeans will be donated to a wonderful local charity, Savannah Area Family Emergency Shelter. This Chatham County charity acts as a caregiver for women and families who have suffered from domestic violence.

Once your donation is made, you will receive $25 off a new pair during October 25- November 13! This includes our richly colored denim, jean jackets, and super comfortable skinnies that are perfect to tuck into your boots this fall. We are proud to carry some of the highest quality, luxurious brands of denim. Including:

Henry and Belle

Red Engine

Nic + Zoe

Christopher Blue

& Miracle Body

Our expansive selection of fits include straight leg, skinny, cigarette ankle, boot-cut, flare, and wide-leg denim. We have a pair for every age, shape, body-type, and style. Can’t wait to help you find your perfect pair and give back to our community at the same time!

*Applies only to full price denim

ciao,

Terra Cotta

images via Henry & Belle

Giveaway/Wrap It Up: September

FNO: SWEET SIXTEEN

On Sept. 6th, Terra Cotta teamed up with Vogue and businesses around the globe for one amazing night of celebration!

Fashion’s Night Out – Four years and going strong! Editors, stars, models, fashionistas, and designers all came together for one of fashion’s most iconic extravaganzas! Last year’s bash featured events in eighteen countries, including 4,500 FNO events in the States alone. Savannahians showed their support with an estimated 5500 people, two runways stages, a half-pipe skate ramp,VIP set-ups from Savannah Magazine, and plenty of pop up stores covering Broughton Street.

Not only we were celebrating the joy of shopping, but also Terra Cotta‘s 16th birthday!

What better way to embrace a sweet sixteen than with delicious cupcakes from Back In The Day, giveaways, live music, and an entire night dedicated to celebrating the customers and clothing that we love.

A photograph taken inside Terra Cotta when it first opened in 1996.

Can you believe it? Our owner, Christine Nussbaum, opened up shop in a Savannah that is quite different than it is today.She carried luxury soaps, considerate gifts, the fluffiest powder puffs you’ve ever seen, and a handful of comfort wear. Terra Cotta is renowned for excellent taste in quality products. Christine has held onto her  belief in beautiful presentation, excellent customer service, and  continual generosity.

Customers have been coming for 16 years, just to have a signature gift wrap! As a token of our gratitude, we gave away over 16 HUGE gifts this Fashion Night Out to our fantastic customers!

Have you ever heard the song by Donovan called  “I love my shirt?” . We feel this summed up the mood of our FNO evening. Our  window was inspired by a 1940’s  fall department store painting. Replicating the past, we included styles from some of our favorite vendors including  Nic+Zoe, Francis, and Fifteen-Twenty!  Racks were bursting into a  fall bloom with the latest looks for the season!  We have the most incredible selection of vintage inspired coats lined in faux fur, two-toned riding boots, plush cashmeres from Velvet and  gorgeous handbags in  the most opulent fall shades!

What a great kick-off to fall, filled with laughter and customers truly getting excited about shopping! We were too!

Fashion’s Night Out was made possible by the giving hearts of our fantastic vendors and the generous donations of our local FNO Savannah team! . Check out the photos of our lovely customers wearing the some of giveaways that they won from Fashion’s Night Out.

1. Irresistible newborn cupcakes from Back in the Day, 2. Stylist, Hannah Bering wearing one of the latest looks from Annie Griffin, 3. Detail of Eva Franco dress.  4. Our stylish customers Christy and Rose loving the fall looks! 5.Incredible DJ Keith Kozel spinning records out front- (Yes, spinning real old-school records!)  5. Detail of display  Chocolat Blu CAMs and Velvet sweaters

 We were able to give-away 18 fantastic prizes!! It feels so fantastic to be able to give back to the customers who have supported us for years! Thank you! Congratulations to all of our winners! We hope to see you soon to pick-up your giveaway!
We would like to give a special THANKS to all the vendors who contributed to our FNO event:
We couldn’t have done this without you!
-European Soaps
& Lorren Bell who graciously provided 50 giveaways for our guests!
Amelia, our store kitty, also had a great time at Fashion’s Night Out!
Ciao,
Terra Cotta
photo of Eva Franco dress via our wonderful customer, Bevin Valentine. Check out her awesome blog Magnolia Reverie to see how she styles her Terra Cotta finds!

Lifestyle : August

Working Girl

The new, modern and chic office/back to school wear.

The Terra Cotta Woman‘s is in transition this August as she switches gears into an early fall. Her confidence takes charge as the kids go back to school and her schedule suddenly fills up with new fall agendas. You can still hold onto that slow summer feeling and bring it back with you to the workplace.

This August let us show you how that  typically stark work environment can be lightened up with “decidedly feminine touches”.

 “Dress shabbily, they notice the dress. Dress impeccably, they notice the woman” – Coco Chanel

Nic&Zoe‘s fall collection at Terra Cotta helps transition suiting to easy mix-and-mingle pieces with beautiful colors that are bright enough for your workplace without becoming the talk of the cubicle.  With the consistent fit and quality we’ve all come to love, feel-good fabrics and a passion for open weave knit sweaters, we can see the heart of designer Dorian Lightbown in her Fall 2012 Barcelona Collection.

The heightened state of influential television series like “Mad Men” is having quite the affect on the way we dress for the workplace. Remember that late 80’s film “Working Girl“? Power dressing for the workplace doesn’t have to mean shoulder pads and costume jewelry… thank you Melanie Griffith!

The concept behind power dressing has always rested in projecting the inner confidence and ability of the wearer through their dress, and the coming Autumn season heralds an energetic return to authority driven dressing in all its commandeering glory.

   This Fall, your alpha-female energy  can purr in animal print once again in an updated geometric shape that feels less kitten and more lioness. This Fossil flat has such a reasonable heel height, it will not only become your work shoe but your after-work shoe, and your weekend shoe, and your running errands shoe.

The structured tote is something every woman needs!  How organized is your work bag? With all the hustle and bustle in our every day life, how long does it take you to find your iphone? Your lipstick?  Sunglasses?

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, jet-setter, banker, or mother, nothing feels better then when everything has a place.  You need a bag that is organized with updated pockets for your ipads, laptops, and smart phone devices. The following are the Terra Cotta Girls top picks for your carry-all and organized work bags by Hobo the Original.

.1 Annalisa in Black .2 Morena in Amber .3 Lauren Wallet in Dove

As Autumn rolls around, its time to let the clothes do the talking. Slink into creative color palettes and pattern play with ensembles that feel confidently feminine and authoritative.  If the urge to quote Tess McGill’s infamous line becomes overwhelming, well go ahead and indulge, after all “we are not steak, and you can’t just order us”.

Ciao

Terra Cotta

quotes via the erudite

What’s New : June

Summer Soirée

(Britt Ryan Seahorse Tank, available at Terra Cotta!)

The Terra Cotta Woman knows just how to dress for the summer in Savannah as June inspires her to think nautically when dressing for the day.  She wouldn’t mind getting lost with the Gilligan’s Island crew and feels no shame sipping bubbly with Thurston and Lovey Howell III.

The Terra Cotta Woman keeps moisturized with the finest French milled soaps, she wears sunscreen year round, and she proudly sports her wide brimmed floppy hat, even if it is cloudy.

With new summer merchandise out on the floor, it’s got us thinking…

Yacht Party, anyone?

01. This Cotton Lawn Boyfriend Shirt from Subtle Luxury is perfect for the open sea as a bathing suit cover up or a stop on the shore with it’s light-weight, flowy fabric and detailed contrast embroidery!

02. These denim striped flats from Seychelles remind us of sails on a boat!   Pair with white capris, gold jewelery, linen dresses and a fabric tote!

03.  Scarves are the quintessential accessories for that wind-blown hair-do. They look great around the base of your hat, or tied around your head to keep your frizz under control.

04.  Have you tried our Swedish Sea Salt soap ? Not only does it smell like the sweet beach air, but the softening salt makes it  ideal for shaving!

05. We have a pant for every body.  These classic fit Nic + Zoe linen pants are perfect for a day out with the Skipper!

06. With different seaside prints and colors to choose from, these leather bags from Dewdrop Designs are perfect for toting around your beach towel and sunscreen.

Perhaps you’re more of a “land” over “sea” girl, how about…

Garden Parties on the Green?

01. Nothing could be more darling than this Darling Valerie Skirt!  It’s silky, soft, lightweight fabric is combined with pleats and a lovely floral print.

02.  Perfect by itself or as a wallet, the Alena wallet from Hobo International is made from top-grain leather and finished with this Tropical Garden Floral print and a hint of metallic.

03. Our new Sweetheart Floral dress from Tulle is fabulous for that game of croquet or bocce ball.

04. Tea with Bea?  Yes, please!  This lovely recipe book from Bea’s of Bloomsbury features many recipes for the perfect tea cakes and scones!

Terra Cotta’s latest collection is perfect for any summer soirée!

Ciao, Terra Cotta