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About Design History

There’s design history — 8 AM lectures in drafty classrooms, slide shows about 19th century textile production, panic attack-inducing midterms — and then there’s Design History: the emerging clothing label noted for its chic, luxurious knits for women and girls. One will require you to fill your head with esoteric factoids about the evolution of fashion ("did you know that cable knit sweaters were first popularized by Irish fishermen?"), while the other will inspire you to fill your (or your little one's) wardrobe with soft cashmere and merino wool cardigan sweaters, jackets, textured pullovers, luxe sweater dresses, and soft jersey maxi-dresses and tops. One of the best things about Design History's duds: You can layer them for dozens of looks — from office-casual to special occasion. Some people study their design history. Others wear it.

Past Sales Featuring Design History

Sale Ended January 28, 2013

Mobile Exclusive: Winter Weekend Favorites

Knitwear comes in all shapes and styles, so we’ve rounded up an all-inclusive pack of the hottest looks of the season. You’ll find everything from colorful tunics and space-dyed pullovers to cozy ponchos and trim cardigans, all perfect for rocking throughout the weekend. Think classic oversize stripes, sleek shawl lapels, and so much more.

Sale Ended September 25, 2012

Fall Must-Have: Darling Girls' Dresses

Little ladies' wardrobes won't be complete without these twirl-worthy fall frocks. We love the Isabel Garreton ruffle dress, and we have a smattering of shoes and hair accessories to pair it with. The looks here serve double duty: They are great for the playground and for special occasions.

Sale Ended January 20, 2013

Chic Knits: Dresses, Sweaters & More

It’s the perfect time of year for cozying up! This wintry weather calls for super-chic knits and our sale is full of versatile picks for every occasion. Our favorites? Softly draped jersey tops with eyelet trim from Gold Hawk; figure-hugging dresses from Firth; and luxe cashmere turtlenecks from Andrea Scagliotti.

Sale Ended January 01, 2013

Mobile Exclusive: Knit Picks

Update your winter knitwear collection with these classic finds from Design History, Atwell, and Christopher Fischer. Asymmetrical jersey tops, edgy cropped turtlenecks, open-knit sweaters, and sporty layered tees are sure to thrill hip fashionistas. Eager to stock up on essentials? There's no shortage of simply elegant cardigans and sumptuous wool pullovers.

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