A brand ‘worthy’ of La Jolla’s fashionistas
by Sabrina Heft
Oct 31, 2012 | 2944 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print

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In my quest to find local fashion, I heard about a brand called Worth of New York. La Jollan Wendy La Grange is the brand’s new director of business development for Southern California, and she invited me to get acquainted with this versatile and beautiful line.

Whether you are a working woman or a mom on the go, Worth has something for you, and I was more than a little impressed when I looked through the fall/winter collection.

Worth was established in 1991 in New York. The line is sold through agency leaders, not department stores, and features four trunk shows a year — one for each season.

What this means is a sample set of the collection is housed at an agency leaders’ home, who meets clients by appointment. The client gets one-on-one personal attention and makes smart buying choices, which allows Worth to make couture-quality garments at a bridge price point. Items can range from $200-$1,500, and the fabrics used are milled in the same Italian mills as Gucci, Bottega Venetta, etc. 

The fall/winter collection is modern, sophisticated and chic. Beautifully knit dresses, sweaters, silk blouses, suede and leather pieces come in colors that are rich and on trend for fall — think berry, mustard yellow, navy, grays and creams. The collection also features color blocking, animal prints and plenty of sparkle for holiday dressing. I’m personally obsessed with the brick shawl cardigan ($598) and liquid gold-metallic organza coat ($998).

If you are interested in viewing the fall/winter trunk show, contact LaGrange at (858) 444-7348, wlagrange@worthltd.com or the agency leaders for La Jolla directly: Kelli Fales (kfales@worthny.com) and Cristina Schaffer (cschaffer@worthnewyork.com). They will be making appointments for a trunk show in La Jolla that will run from Nov. 2-8. If you don’t want to wait that long, can check out the collection online at www.worthny.com. Happy shopping!

 — Sabrina Heft has been a fashion consultant in San Diego for several years. Along with consulting, she is the creative director and lead stylist for kate spade in the Village. heftsabrina@yahoo.com
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