yes, that was my first thought - true story.
being an avid shopper, trips to beachwood mall are quite frequent for me, especially to my beloved nordstom's wing. and seeing that NEXT is next to the second floor nordy's entrance, i've passed the storefront hundreds of times.
i've never really stopped in NEXT prior to this past tuesday night simply because i thought it was a bit too urban street wear for me. but it wasn't until i actually shopped in the store and spoke with the owner robert and his helpful staff, that i realized my initial perception of this store was wrong.
do they have hot party dresses and super sexy heels? yes!
but do they also have classic jeans, sweaters, jacket/blazers and going out tops? YES!
affordable trendy accessories like scarves, purses, watches, sunglasses, earrings and necklaces? YES!
oh, and i suppose i should mention they have an extensive men's department as specifically their men's shoe selection is off the chain. (yes, i just said that)
there are currently five NEXT stores in cleveland and you should be sure to check out their blog for additional information about brands they carry.
throw together a group of cleveland bloggers and give them the opportunity to shop and you'll get some very happy women...
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the loot i picked up from NEXT: a crinkly black top that ties on the side, two sexy necklaces, a pair of earrings, and two t-shirt circle scarves.
i did good, very good.
so to all my lady (and gentleman) friends who may think that NEXT isn't for them, i urge you to stop in the store as you're walking from j crew to nordstrom's - you may be surprised!
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