Quote/Unquote: 15 compelling quotations on
design, fashion, and style

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Garnet Hill Eco-Cashmere Fair Isle Sweater

“Style is when they’re running you out of town and you make it look like you’re leading the parade.”

-William Battie

“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit.”

-Michael Kors

“Playing dress-up begins at age five and never truly ends.”

-Kate Spade

Fashion is something that goes in one year and out the other.”

-Author Unknown

“I firmly believe that with the right footwear one can rule the world.”

-Bette Midler

“Confidence is the best fashion accessory.”

-Vivienne Westwood

“Simple. Sensual. Timeless. This is the essence of our design philosophy.”

Eileen Fisher

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I know white clothing is supposed to enhance that summer glow, but writers don’t tan.”

-Diablo Cody

“I am anti-pants.”

-Lena Dunham

“I base my fashion taste on what doesn’t itch.”

-Gilda Radner

“Never wear anything that panics the cat.”

-P.J. O’Rourke

“Life is short. Buy the shoes.”

-Author unknown, but look for someone in new shoes

“Brevity is the soul of lingerie.”

-Dorothy Parker

Børn: redefining footwear

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Born Boots at Garnet Hill

For over 20 years, Børn has been reinventing footwear. Here are the top three ways Børn designers continue to innovate and craft unique shoes.

#1: Hand-selecting the finest leathers
Børn footwear designs are crafted with rich, premium leathers that are selected for their exceptional softness, comfort, and durability. The leathers are either burnished or specially treated to achieve an aged patina, giving each shoe a distinct look and feel.

#2: Designing shoes for every occasion
Wedges to short boots to ballet flats, Børn shoes come in a wide range of styles and feature an assortment of artisan details — a brushed-metal color, hand-cut tassels, embossed motifs on the soles — that make each shoe a work of art.

#3: Using their signature hand-stitching technique
Børn shoes are handsewn using the signature Opanka hand-stitching technique. Skilled artisans sew the upper, insole, and bottom of the shoe together, in a way that makes the shoe flexible, extra-cushioned, and incredibly comfortable.

The Frye Company

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Frye Anna Leather Oxfords - By The Frye CompanyIn 1863, John A. Frye opened the doors of a small shop in Marlboro, Massachusetts. The shoes he made eased the daily lives of the hundreds of factory workers in that small New England town. In the mid and late 1800s, homesteading inspired adventurous New England families to head west. Many of those pioneers wore Frye boots on the journey. When soldiers in the 1900s walked into battle, many — General Patton among them — wore Fryes. The passion for the process of crafting footwear as durable as it is handsome remains the company’s benchmark, evident in every stitch of the Frye designs you see at Garnet Hill.

This is Frye’s history and heritage, told across cultural shifts and changes in fashion for generation upon generation. Now, Frye boots are envied on city streets, roughed up on country roads, and chosen above all others for their exceptional style and uncompromising quality.