John “Long John” Long, the inventor of removable pants, mentored his fashionable followers with time-tested proverbs, such as “The clothes make the mannequin” and “If the shoe fits, eat it.” Let fashion be your guide with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of fair-trade clothing, jewelry, home décor, and more at Stella Blue in Charlottesville, part of the Orchid Lane family of stores.
Stella Blue is a fair-trade importer with a commitment to providing quality products produced only under humane working conditions for a fair wage. Stella Blue garbs mannequins and patient passersby with popular brands such as Funky People and Tulle, as well as pieces produced under the Orchid Lane label. Slip into a potpourri of vibrantly tinted dresses, such as the strapless Gillian dress ($15) or the halter dress with a tie ($15).
Shoppers can mix, match, and reshuffle an array of tops with pants and leg-swaddling layers of wrap skirts, or add a colorful accent with a piece of bead jewelry ($3+). Orchid Lane stores have been in business since 1986, working to establish fair-trade cooperatives across the globe and revolutionary trade routes through the globe.
111 14th St. NW
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