Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Celebrating 29 years of timeless style

Since our first catalog was mailed in 1983, we are proud to have become the premier shopping destination for classic women’s apparel and shoes at value prices.
Today, we are a leading multi-channel retailer offering our Signature Styles in catalogs and online at

More than just great prices

At Chadwicks, we know that “value” constitutes much more than just a low price. It’s in finding that perfect style that fits and feels so right, you’ll wear it time and again for years to come.
Our Signature Styles include timeless tailored blazers, easy linen separates, classic poplin shirts, beautiful knit dresses and more. You’ll also find a wonderful assortment of new styles inspired by the season’s trends interpreted in a wearable way for today’s woman. And of course, always finished perfectly with our shoes.
From the soft fabrics to the comfortable fits, you’ll find value in every detail. Of course, getting it all at a great low price just makes it all the more magnificent!

We are family

Chadwicks of Boston is now a proud member of Distinctive Apparel Inc., a company dedicated to customer satisfaction. For more information, please contact us at We are happy to be of service!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

How to Dress for an Evening Wedding

With a couple of evening weddings coming up I wanted to know if the rules had changed since the last evening wedding I had attended. Dressing for an evening wedding is a little more formal than an afternoon wedding, but I didn’t know exactly what the rules were so I did a little research. I came across the article below at the eHow website. ( I found the information very helpful. Let me know what you think?

How to Dress for an Evening Wedding

By an eHow Contributor

Evening weddings are more formal than their daytime counterparts. Invitations may say black tie; if not, opt for semiformal. So just what does that mean?
1. Consider an evening wedding as an occasion to dress up. Leave your daytime clothes in the closet and pull out those really dressy things you thought you’d never have the opportunity to wear.

2. Remember, the more formal the venue, the dressier the attire.

3. Rent the tux, guys, or pull it out to its hiding place in the closet. Black tie means just that: a black bowtie and cummerbund.

4. Opt for a formal gown or ensemble for black tie, ladies. Keep the lines simple, the accents subtle and the color complementary to your coloring. Consider a sleek velvet dress with a little lace, or a full shimmery skirt with a sequin stretch top and color-coordinated satin wrap.

5. Regard semiformal as slightly less dressy than black tie. A man may opt for a cummerbund and tie that match the colors of his date’s dress, or a very nice dark suit and tie. A woman might consider an elegant cocktail dress that hits just around the knee.

6. Select shoes wisely. You’ll be on your feet socializing and dancing well into the evening, so keep them comfortable. Women Stockings are a must.

The dresses below from Chadwicks are a great pick for a night wedding.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Office Staples to "Must Have" Items - CHADWICKS Here I Come!

Yesterday’s CHADWICKS facebook post on office wardrobe staples left me asking what are my “must have” items? Or do I have any of the office staples on my “must have” list? So last night I went home and opened my wonderful walk-in closet, boy was I amazed at what I found! Yes, I have all of the office staples but beyond that I found my closet to be somewhat boring. I need color, I need diversity in my items and most of all I need to make my office and weekend attire blend seamlessly! What did I do next you ask? I opened up the latest CHADWICKS catalog and circled all the items that will help me achieve my goals! Turned out to be a big list but they did become my “must haves” items...I need to order them! I know you’re waiting for it so below is a breakdown of my Fall 2010 “must haves”.

  1. Easy Knit Drape-Front Ruffle Cardigan
  2. Flyaway Sweater
  3. The Layered-Look Henley
  4. Pleated Tee
  5. Ruched Leather Blazer
  6. Dressy Denim Trapunto Jeans
  7. 3-Piece Point Knit Ensemble
  8. Knit Ruffle Wrap Dress
  9. Scrunch Scarf
  10. Tall Leather Wedge Boots

Friday, August 20, 2010

A Bridemaids Bliss

Happy Friday! Tomorrow is my BFF's wedding and I’m super excited. In fact, I’m not even nervous that I’m her only her only bridesmaid. I mean how could I be? Especially when I got to buy whatever dress I wanted, without any interference from the bride (boy am I glad she trusts my taste). I immediately bought the Stretch Satin Party Dress, its’ been on my list for a long time and I finally got the reason to purchase it!

My weekend duties will include the toast (I’ve been practicing for weeks), paying the vendors (checks are cut I just need to deliver them during the reception) and of course helping the bride with anything and everything she may need. I’m always good in a pinch so this will be easy, or at least I thought…Last night the Bride called me in a tizzy insisting I make her an “emergency bag”. If this kit were for me I’d just throw in some chap stick, a few Band-Aids and some travel deodorant. That however, will not fly with this girl! She carries a large purse everywhere “just in case” she needs something. Help, what do I include in an emergency bridal kit?!? I want to please the bride but I also want to be practical and not lug around an over-sized bag all weekend.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I am proud to say that I am one of those shoppers that walks into a store and goes directly to the sale rack. Or I pick up a catalog and turn to the clearance section. I love to get items at a bargain. This is my first year working at Chadwicks. And the Summer Clearance catalog is phenomenal! I got shirts, jeans, and a jacket at amazing prices. Each of these items are under $10!

Check out our website at for even more bargains.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Purse Persuasion

So if there’s one thing you need to know about me it’s my obsession with accessories, especially bags, purses and clutches! I love them so much that my new walk in closet has an entire wall dedicated to my beloved items. But with so many to choose from I find myself actually using two bags on a regular basis while the others are used for specific occasions/outfits.

My two go to bags are:

  1. Satchel Bag (medium sized) – fits everything I need on any given day, the arm loop is big and comfy and it’s a solid color that will either coordinate or add a pop of color to my wardrobe.
  2. Small Leather Clutch – Its length and slimness fits just my necessities, Chap Stick, ID, credit card, cash and Blackberry. I only use this bag in the evenings whether it’s a girls night at the bar or out to dinner with the hubby a clutch add instant class to any ensemble.

What are your top bags and purses? Do you find yourself using one style verses another?

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sweaters Among Us!

Say it isn't so, that there's only a few short weeks of Summer left! I do love a warm beautiful Fall day though. It is time to pull out some long sleeve tops and some light sweaters for those cooler Summer nights. Sweaters are so versatile today with all the styles and colors to choose from. You can dress in layers or simply wear them alone. Who doesn't love a great comfy sweater on a damp rainy day too? The season is here to start shopping for Fall Sweaters for your everyday jeans or casual pants to wear to work. Do you have room for some more sweaters in your closet? I always do!