Love prints or hate prints.....EVERYONE loves a good Tucker silk blouse custom-made with designer Gaby Barosa's famously fabuous prints.
We are thrilled, ecstatic and honored to be hosting yet another annual Thanksgiving
Tucker Trunk Show.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you all know and love a good Tucker top, dress or tunic. We are on the edge of our seats each season in antcipation to see Gaby's new amazing prints, sure to fill our closets. They are staples in my wardrobe. In my opinion, you can't have too many Tucker blouses. I think I may have around 15 and love each one of them just as much as when I opened the box and squeeled with glee for my new fav crazy print. They are made of beautiful silks and the most amazing colors...a "forever" top in my closets.
So we all know about a Tucker top or dress, but what do we know about designer, Gaby Barosa?? Well CIndy and I finally met her at this last NYC market in Sepember. It came as no surprise, she is pretty darn cute and super cool.
Gaby Basora is still shocked that the loose-fitting peasant blouse with bold prints she made for herself and sold to friends five years ago, turned her into an international design sensation. Her unforeseen good fortune began at dinner one night, when a friend introduced her to a Barneys New york buyer and a meeting was arranged.
“I arrived at Barneys with swatches stapled to paper,” says Ms. Basora. “I had no idea what I was doing.”
Barneys did. They spotted a trendsetter, and placed an order for 400 blouses in 30 of her distinctive prints. Six weeks later, the retailer ordered 2,000 more. She filled the order by working with the New York City factory that had done her initial friends-and-family batch.
Her style has been described as "eclectic bohemian". The designer says she used to enlarge candy wrappers to see how they’d work as a print for a blouse. I wonder where those crazy names for the prints come from???
Gaby has taken her company from making a few tops for friends, to over 55,000 pieces a season and over an estimated $5 million in sales, in just a few short 4 years. (some info from article by Tina Traster)
Come by Willow in Rosemary, call or email to inquire about one of the prints you love below!!!
We want to give a huge thanks to Gaby. We have had the priveledge of carrying Tucker at Willow since its first season. It has been so fun to introduce the line to hundreds of new customers who are just as loyal as Willow. We can't imagine where this lovely little line will go...but Willow is on board. Lots of love for Tucker!!!!