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Early Spring Fashion Trends February 25 2017

Winter in Arkansas has been mild to say the least with February temps reaching nearly 80 degrees at times.  It looks like we may be heading into Spring fashion a little earlier this year.  In fact, we can't get in Spring merchandise soon enough!  Customers were showing up in their flip flops this week! 

My bi-annual trip to Las Vegas was this past week and Spring Fashion trends were pretty clear.  If you like feminine style, you are in luck!  Ruffled sleeves abound on tops and dresses.  Rose and soft pinks are the color of choice.  Jewelry trends continue to show mixed metals with accents of rose gold.  Large dangle earrings are making a comeback.  Keep them lightweight and airy like the filigree styles we have featured on our site.  The choker necklace continues its popularity but keep it simple for summer.

While Winter may still be here for a little longer, you can certainly start building your Spring wardrobe.  I've picked out classic pieces that will help you build your wardrobe and keep it on trend with new colors and fabric choices.  We will keep you posted as new styles arrive.  The good news is that you will probably have a long summer ahead to wear your favorites!

 


We've Moved! August 23 2016

We are so excited about our new space!  We've combined our brick and mortar and now are located in 1 single location on J Street.  This central location is conveniently located just off of Walton and J Street in the heart of NW Arkansas.  Our customers are loving the ease of parking and accessibility to our new space.   You'll experience the BEST of Kate Austin products hand picked just for you.  Our friendly staff are ready to help you choose something new for your wardrobe or a gift for a friend.  We've been in business 10 years and don't plan on going anywhere!

Kate Austin, Who is that? July 22 2015

10 years ago when we decided to follow our dream of owning our own business, one of the hardest decisions was trying to come up with a name.   My first name being Claire, we didn't want to confuse ourselves with the fashion jewelry giant Claire's.  One of my friends suggested we use our youngest child and only daughter's name, Kate.  At the time she was just 3 years old.  We then liked the classic sound of adding my maiden name Austin.  Kate Austin Jewelry and Gifts was launched in 2006 as a locally owned boutique in the heart of NW Arkansas.  Most folks now  just call us Kate Austin.  And I answer to "Claire" or even "Kate."  Who knows, maybe the real "Kate" will take over the company someday.

Welcome to the NEW website for Kate Austin April 18 2014

We've changed a little since we opened our doors 8 years ago.  Once we were just jewelry and gifts.  Now we've become so much more than that!  We've added apparel, fashion jewelry, and handbags over the years.   We want to offer our customers a complete shopping experience.  That's why we decided to make the switch from kateaustinjewelry.com to our new spot, shopkateaustin!  You'll still find our best-selling lines in- store like Pandora, Firefly, and Vera Bradley.  But at shopkateaustin, you'll find our favorite apparel and tried and true favorites.  We will be adding new things all the time.  We'll also be updating you right here on our blog on all the latest trends and tips to keep yourself classically styled.  Thanks for checking out our new site.