Looking Ahead: Spring Scarves!

Even though we still have a couple months of wintery weather to go, we’re starting to think spring at The Rare Pair! An early shipment of spring scarves has us in the mood for sunny, breezy days when it takes nothing more than a trench coat and a lightweight scarf to keep you comfortable!

Sometimes it’s tricky to know exactly how to wear a scarf. Do you loop it once around? Tie a complicated knot? Wrap once and toss over a shoulder? Luckily, there’s really no wrong way to wear a scarf. I’ve found that the best looks are often the most simple.

Here are four ways I like to wear a scarf:

(Starting from top left, going clockwise: The Magic Trick, The Hidden Loop, The European Loop, The Modern One Loop. See the awesome video below for a complete how-to!)

This adorable video is a visual guide of 25 ways to wear scarves – and I know I’ll definitely be trying a few this week! My favorites, in addition to the four pictured above, are The Infinity, The Mira and The Celebrity.

What looks will you try?

Looking Ahead: Spring Scarves!

YOU’RE INVITED: Winter Clearance Sale!

Don’t you just love a good sale? January is one of the best times of year to score a deal, so we invite you to head on down to Division Street this Saturday, January 28th for The Rare Pair’s Winter Clearance Sale! Take up to 50% off select winter shoes, boots, clothing and accessories. Brands include Ugg, Sorel, Born, Merrell, Bogs, Keen, Simple and many more.  Sizes are limited, so shop early for the best selection! We’ll be open from 9am – 5:30pm.

Here’s a sneak peek of what’s on sale…

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Hope to see you on Saturday! Bring your friends!


YOU’RE INVITED: Winter Clearance Sale!

Get to Know You: Beth Fossum

If you’ve ever stopped into The RP on a Tuesday night, chances are you’ve seen this lovely lady!

Name: Beth Fossum

How long have you worked at The Rare Pair?
5 years

Favorite brand (of the moment) that we carry?
Frye! I just love them.

Most comfortable shoe at The RP?
Haflinger slippers. They’re  comfy for around the house and they’re good for your feet.

Here’s a quiz for you! If you HAD to choose (I know it’s hard!), which would you pick?
Hobo or Ellington? Hobo
Smartwool or Wigwam? Smartwool
Mystree or Nally and Millie? Nally and Millie
Hunter or Bogs? Hunter
Wrap gifts or ring in the register? Wrap gifts!

Finally, what do you like most about your job?
The people I work with. And I love being a part of downtown Northfield.

Get to Know You: Beth Fossum

Harvey’s Seatbelt Bags – NOW ON SALE! [UPDATED]

[UPDATE: Out of stock]

After many years of carrying Harvey’s Seatbelt Bags, The Rare Pair has decided that it’s time to try something new. It’s always sad to say goodbye to a brand, but it’s also exciting because it means there will be room for fresh new merchandise! And lucky for you – we’re marking all Seatbelt Bags 20% off until they’re gone! We’ve still got plenty of bags and wallets, so hurry in to score a deal!

Here’s a sample of what we’ve got in stock:

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Harvey’s Seatbelt Bags – NOW ON SALE! [UPDATED]

Forever Plaid: The Rare Pair Staff Christmas Party

To celebrate a successful (albeit exhausting) holiday season, our wonderful boss took her Rare Pair employees to a showing of Forever Plaid at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres last Friday night. In past years, our Christmas party has happened in March or April, so we were all proud to celebrate our Christmas party in December – a true feat! It was a fun and festive evening full of laughs, classic 1950’s tunes and all our favorite Christmas songs.

Never one to stray from a theme, Krin asked that we all wear a touch of plaid to the show, encouraged us to work plaid into our gift exchange and gifted us a little something plaid as well (Thanks, Krin!). Throughout the show, the singers wore plaid, carried plaid accessories and wished the audience “Plaid Tidings” this holiday season – and all I could think was, “Man, I’ll bet Krin is wondering where they got those plaid suitcases because they’d have sure looked great in our holiday window display!” And I was right! That’s exactly what she was thinking.

Forever Plaid’s December run has come to a close, but the show is returning to the Chanhassen for a limited engagement in January! It re-opens on January 10, so click here to buy tickets now! It’s got The Rare Pair’s stamp of approval!

Image credit: chanhassendinnertheatres.com

Forever Plaid: The Rare Pair Staff Christmas Party