contemporary brand spotlight

Brand Spotlight: Alice + Olivia, Brochu Walker, L’Agence, and Veronica Beard

With Spring finally approaching, there is no better time to highlight some of our favorite contemporary women’s brands with stunning collections for this upcoming season.  The love for these brands has been present by many for quite some time, and each easily explains all of the reasons to be obsessed just upon first glance! For more on these fabulous lines and some of our top picks from recent deliveries, keep reading below. 

Alice + Olivia

Nearing its two-decade anniversary, this company has dominated the fashion scene for years.  Founder and CEO Stacey Bendet developed this brand with the feminine, fashion-forward lady in mind and catering to her wardrobe for all occasions.  You can find basics, cocktail dresses, jeans, blouses, going-out tops, handbags, and everything in between.  Not to mention, will not find anything similar elsewhere, further boosting the quality and reputation of this stunning brand.  Constantly boasting bright, bold colors and patterns paired with stunning and unique silhouettes and styles, this line is irresistible for many.  Each piece is made with quality materials that are made to last; you are ensured to have each item for years.

Alongside producing amazing pieces, Bendet and the Alice+Olivia team are passionate about giving back to the community and serving others.  Bendet devotes much time to the GOOD+ Foundation, of which she is a board member.  This foundation’s purpose is to aid and provide necessities to family and children in need.  Also, she is a proud supporter of the Ronald McDonald house, which is famous for its life-changing work with struggling families of ill children. 

As if you could not love the brand anymore, Bendet and the Alice+Olivia team also demonstrated their humility through the COVID-19 pandemic, even as business was slow due to the circumstances.  Using leftover material and producing new material, they began to manufacture face masks to sell to the population, and for every mask purchased, one was donated to a healthcare worker.  Also, $1 from every mask purchase was donated to Share Our Strength’s “No Kid Hungry” cause, further elevating their sincerity and genuine motives and values in running their company. 

Check out some of our favorite Alice+Olivia pieces below and shop more on the website here!

  1. Braxton Tee
  2. NYC Slim Jogger
  3. Dunn Blazer
  4. Maris Halter Top
  5. Dylan Cuff Pant
  6. Rashida Square Neck Cropped Tank
  7. Shayla Pleated Dress
  8. Donald Short
  9. Dee Off Shoulder Rib Cardigan

Brochu Walker

Brochu Walker is well-known for their luxuriously soft and flattering high-quality cashmere sweaters, blouses, pants, and more.  Each piece is a classic that will continue to be a staple in every woman’s closet, lasting a lifetime.  These pieces do not have a timeframe; they are able to be worn year-round for a multitude of occasions. 

With the movement towards sustainable and eco-friendly production practices and an increasing demand for such, Brochu Walker jumped at the opportunity to make their brand even better.  They made the permanent change to source all cashmere fibers ethically and partnered with a Responsible Wool Standard mill to further ensure environmentally friendly practices.  Also, they are devoted to recycling pieces and material as often as possible.

Not only is this brand trustworthy and cautious in their production processes, the quality and style of the line is unmatched.  Each piece is unique, long-lasting, chic, and comfortable.  For some pieces that are sure to make you fall in love with this line, take a look at some of our favorite picks below!

  1. Madsen Shirtdress
  2. Alum V-Neck Layered Looker
  3. Sandra Jogger Pant
  4. Suede Westport Pant
  5. Rita Pull-On Pant
  6. Layla Lace Blouse
  7. Toldeo Cami

L’Agence

Born in 2008, L’Agence is known for its simple and timeless pieces able to be worn by every woman.  This brand has made a name for itself and has gathered the support of many well-known celebrities and consumers alike who are constantly looking to elevate their style and make a statement with their fashion.  Combining elegance with fashion-forward innovation is a quality that L’Agence accomplishes beautifully. 

Whether you are on the hunt for the perfect basic silk tank to layer under your favorite blazer, a pant able to be worn both for work and date night, or the ideal leather jacket your closet needs, you are presented with stunning options that make your purchase decisions quite hard to make (in the best way!).

No words are needed to describe the quality of this brand – it speaks for itself! Some of our top choices from L’Agence are below and shop even more on our website here

  1. Dani Blouse
  2. Oriana High-Rise Straight Jean
  3. Billie Belted Leather Jacket
  4. Marguerite High-Rise Skinny Jean in Hunter Coated
  5. Bianca Blouse
  6. Margot High-Rise Skinny Jean in Coated
  7. Kenzie Double Breasted Blazer in Ecru
  8. Kylie Racer Tank

Veronica Beard

Veronica Beard is quickly making her way to the fashion scene with a constantly increasing following, and for all of the right reasons! Owned and operated by two sisters-in-law, Veronica Swanson Beard and Veronica Miele Beard, they have created a successful brand that continues to elevate in popularity and style with each new collection. 

For those women who are constantly on the lookout for new pieces that make a bold statement no matter the occasion, this is the brand for you.  This company is constantly predicting and identifying trends and creating pieces catering to such trends with an added, distinguishable twist.  The stunning patterned fabrics and silhouettes tailored to fit like a glove keep customers coming back for more.  Veronica Beard has something for all women, no matter your age, style, and needs. 

From shoes, to workwear, to beautiful spring dresses, and the perfect denim, this brand is an easy stop for everything for which you are on the hunt!  Take a peek at our top picks and get as obsessed as we are with this fabulous brand!

  1. Dazed Shirt
  2. Ryleigh High-Rise Straight Patched Jean
  3. Anamaria Belt
  4. Quilted Cooke Dickey Jacket
  5. Zeila Dress
  6. Mac Skirt
  7. Anoki Dress
  8. Abra Blouse

As if we can tempt you anymore, we are now offering Affirm monthly payment plan on Gwynns.com! For those who have their eye on something they can’t live without, but don’t need to spend all the money at once, this is the way to go.  Buy your favorite pieces and have them now instead of having to wait. Be able to show off your new Gwynn’s pieces when you pay a portion of the price each month, making both you and your wallet smile! What are you waiting for? Log on to Gwynns.com now and get started on your new spring wardrobe featuring these fabulous contemporary brands that are sure to have everyone wanting to follow suit.

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