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Jump for Joy: Lela's Ode to Jumpsuits

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Is there anything better than a jumpsuit? It's an instant outfit, no effort required. And they're not just a summer staple: we've got styles in for all types of weather. 

Basic But Beautiful
Are you in on this secret gem? These Last Tango jumpsuits are a bestseller that work for almost everybody. Try it with sneakers and a denim jacket for a casual look, layered over a turtleneck with bold jewelry in the office, or with heels and sparkly accessories for night events. 

 

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Holiday Party Hopper
Velvet is everywhere for fall and winter this year, and it's no surprise: this lush material makes any piece look luxe. We just adore these velvet jumpsuits from Freesha in wine and steely blue!

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Babe on a Budget: Consignment Jumpsuit
Even your backless summer favorites can make it into fall and winter with the power of layering! We are loving this mesh turtleneck (also in black and light grey). 

What do you think? Will you be rocking a jumpsuit this season? Let us know in the comment section below or on our Facebook page!

Hello, Neighbor: Our Favorite Spots in the Third Ward

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Lela is about to have some new neighbors! Warby Parker and Francesca's will both be opening up locations on our growing block of Broadway soon.  To celebrate, we wanted to make a post about our favorite stores and locales currently operating in the Third Ward!

For top-tier bar food, check out The Wicked Hop. If you're down here during the week, they always have amazing food and drink specials, and nothing beats a Wicked bloody mary on a Sunday morning.

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shоo

When people ask us which stores they should shop after Lela, our first answer is usually Shoo -  the best shoe store for the unique soul. In 2005, just two years after Lela opened its doors, Shoo brightened up the neighborhood with its commitment to "unusual, hand-crafted, well-made, funky footwear for men & women." 

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Mod Gen MKE

If you want something for the whole family, why not try Mod Gen? Short for Modern General Store, they carry a mix of the nostalgic and the new, handmade goods and tons of plants to choose from. 

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Broadway Paper

Broadway Paper is your one-stop shop for - you guessed it - paper goods!  But most of these paper products are far from ordinary (though their basic items are the highest in quality). They also carry stationary, pens fit for calligraphy, and lots other bits and bobs. 

If you're in need of a suit, look no further than NL Suits. NL is without a doubt the best in the city - you only need to peek at his client list, which includes Jabari Parker of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Milworks

Looking for menswear on the casual side? Check out Milworks, in the park at the very end of Broadway. Bonus: an incredibly curated Instagram feed for the menswear aesthete.

Treat Bake Shop

For the best cookies money can buy, there's nothing better than Treat Bake Shop! But if you want them, you have to act quickly: Treat is only open to the public on Fridays. Just last week, they rolled out a cookie bike to bring cookies to every corner of the Third Ward; you can stay up to date with cookie movements via the Treat Bake Shop twitter feed @treatMKE.

 

What are your favorite places to visit in the Third Ward? 

Our Favorite New Markdowns!

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Did you miss our semi-annual Brown Bag sale last weekend? Luckily, we have some brand new markdowns. Everything in store with a pink-marked tag is going to be an additional 30% off - and all of our consignment is still 50% off! We put together a few outfits to get you thinking. 

Mel En Stel blouse, on sale for $77 (orig. $110); white gauchos, on sale for $61.60 (orig. $88)

Grey halter, on sale for $25.20 (orig. $36); leaf print skirt, on sale for $53.20 (orig. $76)

Mel En Stel dress, on sale for $156.80 (orig. $224) 

Kiki Sol tunic, on sale for $30.80 (orig. $44); Lysse leggings, on sale for $54.60 (orig. $78)

See anything that tickles your fancy? For 30% off you can hardly go wrong! 

♥ The Lela Team ♥