All About Laurie B.

Laurie B.'s Moonlight Cap Sweater

Laurie B.'s Moonlight Cap Sweater

Gable Stripe Cardigan by Laurie B.

Gable Stripe Cardigan by Laurie B.

Laurie B.’s designer knitwear is perhaps one of the most distinctive of all of the designers available at Vintage Fringe.  The American knitwear line: Laurie B. is the creation of Laurie Brazeau.  Laurie was born in Mexico, raised in the United States and traveled the world searching for work and inspiration.  After working for years in Paris as a private label designer she returned home and launched her own knit line Laurie B. working from her own home in Oakland, California.  While Laurie Brazeau has no formal design school training she has managed to build her brand and her style into a recognizable icon for knitwear internationally.  Laurie B. credits her international travels, vintage shopping skills, and her color outside the lines mentality as her inspiration behind her one of a kind designer styles.  I am continually amazed at how Laurie B. continues to design knitwear far out of the traditional sweater box you usually see knitwear in.  Above are some of my favorite Laurie B. designer but there are much more at Vintage Fringe, and don’t forget you can always shop by designer at VintageFringe.com.

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Winter Sweater Trends

Laurie B. Sweaters

Laurie B. Sweaters

It’s sweater season and this winter we wanted to let you know what we’ve seen for upcoming sweater trends.  We love the sweaters we carry from Laurie B.  One reason why we love them so much is because they are not your typical stuffy sweater.  These sweaters are all super stylish and what makes them Vintage Fringe worthy is their attention to cute details like pockets and large buttons.

One trend that we’ve seen are the short sleeve cardigan sweaters.  With a bit of a twist on the retro cardigan from years gone by, the new short sleeve versions are perfect for layering over turtlenecks or long sleeve tops.  These cardigans are a great alternative to a vest and would be amazing with leggings or boots.  We love the Laurie B. details including the pockets, the off-center snaps that give it that finished look.  At Vintage Fringe we currently have two versions the Emmy (shown) and the Sunset cardigan.  The Emmy features an acrylic/wool/mohair blend and the Sunset is made from a cotton/elite blend.  Both are fabulous sweaters and this style of sweater the short sleeve cardigan is a big trend this upcoming winter season.   We currently  have a few left of the Sunset version available in Navy Blue and Black and the Emmy available in Green (shown), Sky Blue, and Brown.

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