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December 30, 2010

WINTER CLEARANCE

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SHOP SHIRTS UNDER $40
SHOP JEANS UNDER $100
SHOP SWEATERS UNDER $100

December 22, 2010

FASHIONISTA PICK OF THE WEEK

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Blazer by Penguin, Wovens by Stone Rose, V-Neck Sweater by Penguin

New Year's Eve is around the corner. . .what will you be wearing at the stroke of midnight? Traditionally the colors for NYE are Black and Silver, classic and cute but I say let's break with tradition this year! Be BOLD in 2011, strike up your own party by wearing a pop of fresh jewel tones! Purples and Teals look marvelous next to sleek Jet Blacks and Steely Greys. After all, in a sea of black and silver you will be a beacon a sophistication & style!

Have a Happy New Year Fashionistas and remember everyday is a new runway!

--Dustin Schaad

December 21, 2010

FLASH SALE - TODAY ONLY

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-ONLINE EXCLUSIVE-

December 13, 2010

Holiday Style: Ben Sherman

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The Brits have done it again! If you're in need of a Party Perfect Holiday outfit look no further than Universal Gear's Ben Sherman Collection.

A Helpful Guide to creating the perfect holiday look: A crisp, bold, solid button up (go with strong colors like Crimson Red, Forest Green, Deep Purple, Charcoal, Rich Black or Classic White) tucked into a classic black or grey pant (no cargos or pleats please). In general , your look should be clean, crisp, and put together. If you want to have some fun with your outfit, choose a sleek black or gray vest and accent it with a skinny tie (or bow tie if you're in the mood for something a tad more fashion forward). If vests are not your thing, you can pair this look with a fitted v-neck sweater; playfully tucking your tie into the sweater. This is a smart, witty ensemble that is sure to turn a few heads. If it's really cold outside, complete the look with a classic blazer (a velvet or cord blazer works as well) that you can take off when you reach your destination. Finish the outfit with a black dress shoe or Chelsea boot, black belt and cuff links.

--Dustin Schaad

December 10, 2010

Give BIG & Give BACK

Universal Gear wants to give back to our community and we need your help!

This Saturday December 11th from 12pm -4pm our Washington DC & New York stores will be hosting clothing donation drives for two very special organizations. DC will benefit the Wanda Alston House and NYC will benefit GMHC. Donate your clothes and get 20% off your full price purchase that day. ...Sponsored by Bang & Olufsen, & Cobalt & Level One Restaurant.

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December 08, 2010

FLASHSALE - 50% OFF

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December 03, 2010

Holiday Style Guide

Do you feel it? Winter has arrived, and along with the chill of the season comes one of my favorite holiday traditions . . . the Holiday Party! From Thanksgiving to the New Year there will be an overabundance of get-togethers & cocktail parties. Universal Gear is here to see to it that you are dressed for the occasion.

Formal or Informal? Dressy or casual? What do I wear? Don't panic. Here are a few helpful outfits ideas that will not only help you blend into the scene, but maybe even steal you a bit of the spotlight. Pair a classic button up with either a pair of flat front chino pants (chino's are a dressier choice but not super formal) or nice pair of clean cut denim or corduroy pants . If you go with denim, there are a few rules to follow: dark solid wash denim only, and clean (no rips and no abrasions). You should top the look off with a v-neck sweater, cardigan or sweater vest. This will add a touch of sophistication and dress up the denim combo. Complete the look with a classic belt. As for footwear, dress shoes or boots are a must!. If you follow these guidelines, you'll have a look that will work with any occasion from an office party, cocktails after work, to an intimate social gathering with friends.

In need of a Party Perfect Outfit? Take a look at Universal Gear's Holiday Selections
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--Dustin Schaad