This Month's MagazineDining and SpiritsArts and EntertainmentTravel and LeisureHome and Real EstateHealth and WellnessShopping & FashionEvents and PicsElegant Wedding Magazine

Bookmark and share

Issue Date: September 2007 Issue


Artistic Statement

Organic themes and decorative touches color Eton Chagrin Boulevard's bliS


Tori Woods, photo by Izabela Viktoria
More like a gallery than a boutique, bliS’ inventory combines fashion with comfort and day-to-night versatility. Inside the store, art-deco furniture flanks full-length mirrors, creating a natural atmosphere that lets the clothing speak for itself.

“Professional women are dressing better — more feminine, more fashionably, more colorfully,” says co-owner Anne Meyers. “A lot of my peers are having more fun dressing.”

Meyers and Susan Salkin, who opened bliS in 2003 at the American Crafts Gallery in Larchmere and moved to Eton Chagrin Boulevard in April, cater to women ages 40 to 75 who might like to try something new. The store is filled with wearable art, hand-selected at local and national craft and fashion shows. Almost nothing is manufactured or mass-produced; every piece is dyed, sewed and finished with an artistic flair, be it clothing, accessories, jewelry or handbags.

“Many of our items are mix and match, not just set outfits,” Salkin says. Take the silver, crinkled taffeta jacket ($200) that can be paired with either cargo pants or a skirt-like wide leg pants, both in the same fabric ($155 each).

Cocoon Ra handmade purses are crafted from asymmetrical flaps of overlapping leather, accented with copper and wood and available in varying sizes ($85 to $390). Then, there is the handmade jewelry in a rainbow of different metals, finishes and accents — from organic-shaped, brushed silver pieces with freshwater pearls to geometric-shaped bronze pieces with beads and baubles. 

28601 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere, (216) 896-0700, www.bliswear.com

Comments. All comments must be approved by our editorial staff.
 
Choose an identity
Other Anonymous
 
Name 
Website 
All of these fields are optional.
CAPTCHA Validation
Retype the code from the picture
CAPTCHA Code Image
Speak the code Change the code
 


Home | Subscribe | Archives | Advertise | Newsstands | Contact Us | Jobs | Legal
© Cleveland Magazine 2014 | P: (216) 771-2833 | F: (216) 781-6318 | 1422 Euclid Ave. Suite 730 Cleveland, Ohio 44115
This site is a member of the City & Regional Magazine Association