Weekday Fun | #JosephTurns85

Last week I was a busy little bee: on Thursday, Joseph celebrated their 85th anniversary + had one helluva party! For those not familiar, Joseph is one of the top five retail operations in the U.S., outside of the Neiman Marcus group and Saks, in sales of designer shoes and handbags, as well as jewelry, apparel and cosmetics. There’s another location in Houston, but their history began here in Memphis in 1930. Joseph is the place to go to if you’re looking for luxury goods. DVF, Louboutin, Valentino, Lanvin, Stuart Weitzman, Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, Pedro Garcia: you name it, it’s here.

Fantastic fashion was pulled from the archives (1930s-2015) and installed in the windows by Stylist (and one of my fashion boos) Augusta Campbell. Couple that with a dope DJ (seriously, his mixes floated through genres and blended perfectly), yummy treats and strooong drinks (grapefruit martinis, I love you), everyone who came had a stylishly good time.

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I love when events like this occur in the city because you really get the see how much style lives here. Our fashion community is small but mighty, and every day it’s growing!

To learn more about Joseph Stores, click here!

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