Bettina’s Blog 2017-09-20T15:20:59+00:00

Bettina’s Blog

Must-haves for Autumn 2017

  • A chunky, natural-fiber pullover with a feminine detail…we have some precious ones in the store. Anything goes but cheap knitwear!
  • Velvet!!! We have scrumptious washed, cotton, silk and jersey velvet in yummy autumn colors: aubergine, burgundy, plum, tobacco, rosewood, and of course black.  What are you waiting for?  This fabric is not just for Christmas any more!
  • Baby cord – prewashed to a softness you have to feel to believe! We have shirts, blazers, dresses, pants in winter olive, dirty eggshell, and navy blue.
  • An ultra-cozy Matta cashmere scarf with pom-poms: Mine is my security blanket, never travel without it.
  • Antipast socks: This Japanese brand was the first to do patterned socks and they remain unique. Eclectic has carried them for 15 years and my pairs from then are still in great shape.
  • Any shoes with laces and eyelets, especially a feminine version of hiking boots like our olive green suede ones from Italy – wear them with everything! For something a bit lighter but no less indispensible: our Angela Scott sneakers in flannel, a sophisticated winter version of your favorite summer footwear.

My Latest Discovery

I found Natāljia Jansone, a petit Latvian designer, in a tiny booth in the far corner of the Louvre hall on the last day of Paris Fashion Week.  Her designs and the quality of her product – on a par with couture — impressed me so, I wanted half of the collection for myself (which is a rare reaction)!  Even though I had already spent my whole buying budget, I asked for a rack and within 10 minutes had chosen 50 pieces that I just know my customers are going to LOVE as much as I do.  They are in store NOW, come see for yourself how fantastic this label is!

Amo denim, the rising star on the jeans front. eclectic is the first store in Europe to carry Amo. See how we wear it.Amo denim, the rising star on the jeans front. eclectic is the first store in Europe to carry Amo. See how we wear it.

Amo Denim

Amo denim, the rising star on the jeans front. eclectic is the first store in Europe to carry Amo. See how we wear it.

Amo denim, the rising star on the jeans front. eclectic is the first store in Europe to carry Amo. See how we wear it.