Shop Local and Keep Money in the Community…during the Holidays and Year Round

This holiday season more and more gift buying is occurring at local businesses in our community.  Shoppers prefer doing business with local merchants who are established and reputable. Holiday shopping can be a hassle in a big box or chain store where help is limited and darn near impossible to get questions answered.  Unfortunately, there is a lack training and experience and that exasperates the buying experience.

Big Box and Chain Stores, alike, drain money from the community and does not cycle back into the local economy.  The same occurs with on line shopping.  If the gifts have to be returned, there is the added expense of returns, restock fees, shipping and the time it takes.

Shop Local eliminates most of the negative shopping experince.  Local Merchants are passionate about their business and clients.  Work with experts, who are knowledgeable and deliver a top notch buying experience.  This is evergreen throughout the year.

Is it time to make a change this holiday season? The year to come? Want to support local business and the local community? Give it a try, you might be pleasantly surprised.

This Holiday Season…Consumers return to Stores in search of Special Gifts

Many consumers have decided this year they are returning to the stores to make their purchases.  They are tired of buying gifts on line and disappointed not getting what they thought they were purchasing.

Specialty Stores make shopping easy, fast and simple.  Find unique, quality, affordable merchandise that lasts.  Deal with owners who are experts and passionate in what they do.  Buy with confidence knowing the store will make your purchase right in case the gift needs to be returned or exchanged.  There is no substitute for a unique shopping experience and you give a gift that shows you care.

There is no free lunch, no matter how good it seems.  Price is not much different, but you get so much more than price and you deal with reputable merchants.  Ready for a change this holiday season, try a Specialty Store, you will be in for a pleasant surprise.

Traveling to the Warmth and Sun…Don’t leave your Head unprotected!

Conner Hats are made of Organic Cotton, Hand Made.  Made from materials friendly to the environment are one of the best Hats available that are quality and very affordable.  There are a lot of hats out there, but its whats inside a Conner Hat that makes the difference.  Get outstanding Sun protection and high UPF ratings for protection against harmful radiation. A few neat features are the Chin-Cord System, Clip System to keep your Hat secure and inside the top of the Hat is a secure velcro Credit Card Slip.  For more information, contact Bel Air Fashions.

Know What You are Getting Beforehand…Not After The Caboose Goes By!

Clothing should never be bought based on a name or label. There are
so many variables in clothing production, source of manufacture, fabric, interfacing, lining, padding, thread, buttons, styling, fit and longevity.

Names and labels does not denote quality, especially when the price is too good to be true. Something has got to give and normally it is taking short cuts in fabrics, production, etc.

Before purchase, do your homework! Know and understand what you are getting. There are differences. Don’t base an apparel purchase on the marketing of a garment, make it on quality, value and longevity. A core essential wardrobe consists of garments that last, mix-n-match, dress up and down and be ready on a moments notice for anything that comes up. You will have a better wardrobe over time, spend less and one that will give you a good return on your investment.

It is best to take your time and base your decision on good information not after the Caboose passes by. Be pro-active and prevent buyer’s remorse!


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What Impact Does Your Wardrobe have before you realize its not Working? by Dick Lerner, Bel Air Fashions

The cliché “There is no such thing as a Free Lunch” is more true today than ever as the market is flooded with disposable merchandise. Nothing is free, inevitabley the consumer pays for it.

disheveled dress 3.8 x 1.8 5 24 17Garments made for a low price, you can be sure of the following has occurred, it is made with the cheapest fabric, linings, buttons, thread and low production standards; not made to last. When image is paramount and cheaply made clothing is worn it is a barrier to how one is perceived.

The foundation of any garment is good fabric, linings, buttons and production standards. Clothing shouldn’t fit like a gunny sack or look like it was slept in after 5 minutes of wear. Fabrics should have great appearance and garments are made with good styling that fit well.

Whether dress is Professional or Lifestyle, garments that don’t meet a professional standard, become costly and interferes with ones ability to do business.

If you need help, be sure to contact Bel Air Fashions, for a FREE no obligation consultation. Call Bel Air Fashions at 402-493-5160 or email, [email protected]


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Suit or No Suit…Is Your Core Essential Wardrobe Ready?

Lifestyle CollageA Core Essential Wardrobe means you are ready for just about anything.  It is well man and woman suit
planned and you can dress up or down, and be dressed right.  It helps you define your Professional Image and enhances it.  Nothing is worse when something comes up and you go to the  closet and the essential items needed are not there.  The downside is the lack wardrobe planning .  It doesn’t take a lot of clothing, it takes strategic wardrobe items that will mix-n-match and you be ready for anything in a moments notice.  It is a wardrobe that will not only pay dividends, you will spend less over time, will last and have a better wardrobe.  That is the value of wardrobe planning.  Whether a Suit is worn or not, your wardrobe makes a compelling statement about you and pays a huge ROI in return.


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Is There A Difference in Custom and Made-to-Measure Clothing?

aj navy stripe suitThe answer is yes! Simply put, Custom Clothing uses a few measurements, where Made-to-Measure is from scratch. Great cakes are made from the best ingredients, all from scratch.3 mtm women pic in suits 2 3 17 Definitely, not something that comes out of a box.

Made-to-Measure is the cumulative of many measurements so a careful crafted pattern is created. It is the ultimate in comfort and fit and longevity. There are over 200 steps in making a garment that will take 4 to 6 weeks to make. It is not a rush process, that is for sure.

Made-to-Measure offers what is not available in off-the-rack and custom clothing.  The choices of fabrics are vast and come from the Worlds best Mills.

Whether the fit is classic, modern, slim or trim, it is a garment made for the wearer like no other. The workmanship and attention to detail is outstanding. So comfortable to wear. Made-to-Measure is Clothing at the next level.


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April is Foot Health Awareness Month

Sockwell Socks are crafted Therapeutic Socks in a
Lifestyle look.  Made in Men’s and Women’s moderate and firm compression that are excellent circlation-compressionsupport that promotes circulation, minimizes swelling and helps reduce fatigue.  Sockwell is ideal for travel, sitting, standing, on the move and no matter what you have great support that you are wearing.  Sockwell is made of high performance custom crafted yarns and outstanding quality and fit.  Features natural moisture management, odor control and thermo-regulation.   Sockwell Socks are now available in Men’s Over-the-Calf Moderate Compression Socks at Bel Air Fashions and Women’s by Special Order.


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Wear Clothing in Moderation…You will have Longer!

IMG_0487IMG_0485It is important to have enough clothing to get through the week. Clothing and other items in the Wardrobe were not made or designed to worn everyday or every other day.  Simply put, it means there isn’t enough clothing in the Wardrobe.  Even the best of quality garments wear out prematurely because of overwear.


Clothing can be worn once or twice a week at best anything else IMG_0486shortens the life of the garment.  Not having enough clothing will
actually increase how much is spent in the Closet.  Continuous washing and dry cleaning will eventually wear out the fabrics, linings, etc.

By cutting down the number of wearings and cleanings will advance the life of the wardrobe and wind up spending less.

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Ice Lock Technology ideal for Winter Footwear

Ideal for Winter Climate to help reduce falling and slipping on Ice and Wet surfaces.  Icelock Technology increases the grip on theNestfit Technology Fit construction illustration rev surface with increased traction and helps Ice Block by Treksta 12 18 16with balance.  Treksta is a leader in this technology.  They are the first producer of  shoes to truly fit the human foot.  Treksta’s Hypergrip are high performance rubber soles for outdoor, work and day-to-day recreational wear.  Treksta Shoes are available in Men’s and Women’s styles at Bel Air Fashions. Experience the comfort and fit unlike anything you have ever worn. Treksta Shoes are high quality and affordable.