Monogramming is having a comeback in a big way this season. This is evident by many elite designers rush to embark their loyal customers names on their masterpieces. Monogramming has always had its place in the fashion world, but was primarily limited to beach bags and stationary. It is the inner preppy trend that reverts us back to this dedication of customizing our most prized possession - our wardrobe. In Back bay I have found three great designers to initial both your wardrobe and your home.
Clare Vivier is a designer that I have recently become obsessed with afrer reading a Vogue article about monogramming. It is her momogram striped flat clutch that first hooked me to this fabulous line . It is a bit preppy but in a very New York way that makes you feel cool while carrying. The place to find her line in Boston is at the Tannery on Boylston Street.
Jonathan Adler designs have been adding color and life to homes for almost two decades now. It is his fun and chic designs that add a bit of happiness to any room without being too over the top. I am in love with his Monogram Initials tray. It comes in almost twenty different designs each so intense and polished it's hard to choose one. I am also partial to the letter pillow that while bright very classic.
Goyard bags are somewhat of a status symbol in Boston. They range in price from around one thousand to ten. That being said they are a fantastic bag that has many uses and is so durable you will own it for decades. There are several styles and colors to choose and adding your own name to bag makes it so much more chic. Barney's is the only store in town to sell these exclusive bag so while they are magnificent they are never on sale.
Monogramming is a classic. It is not simply associated with L.L. Bean bags but rather reserved for precious necklaces, bracelets, and your favorite handbag. I had forgotten before writing this article how much I favor my monogrammed treasures and I am glad that it is getting the attention it deserves.