Schott NYC


I love Fall in Manhattan, the weather is crisp and its a perfect time to stroll, shop, eat, and explore the seemingly infinite shops both new and well established.  The Schott flagship store at 236 Elizabeth Street is rich with history.  In 1913 brothers Irving & Jack Schott starting making raincoats which were sold by street peddlers.   After that Irving began designing leather jackets.  The first to put a zipper on a jacket the Schott brothers developed the American classic…the motorcycle jacket. In 1928, Irving Schott designed and produced the first leather motorcycle jacket. Retailing for $5.50 at a Long Island Harley Davidson distributor, the Perfecto (named after Irving’s favorite cigar…the Perfecto) was durable, rugged, and immediately a hit!

I love all the Made in USA brands carried at Schott NYC:  Chippewa boots, Digby & Iona jewelry, American Trench,  and of course the Schott and Perfecto jackets.

Digby & Iona Spyglass (fully functional!) on 26" sterling chain

Spyglass (fully functional!)
on 26″ sterling chain

AMERICAN TRENCH Watch Cap hand knit USA

Watch Cap hand knit USA

Schott NYC

Until next time enjoy every moment of this wonderful refreshing weather and  happy shopping Made in the USA! L


Joah Love Stylish Childrens Clothing Line

Joah Love

Joah Love is a trendy children’s line designed by Ahyoung Kim-Stobar and made in Los Angeles, California.  The beautifully made clothing line is seen on many celebrities children but I love the quality, comfort and fun styling of the pieces.  For sizes ranging from infant/baby to boys and girls size 6M.

Baby Joah Love


Their focus is stylish children’s clothing but they also have a a limited line of cool and comfortable adult pieces.  Here I am in a racer back maxi dress (Sage-Bonjour).  I love it!  You could coordinate with your children!



You can find Joah Love at your local Nordstrom store or to shop online or for store locator go to

Until next time enjoy the sparkling Fall days and happy stylish shopping Made in the USA! Linda

The Bow Tie Club

I have always loved a man in a bow tie.  Whether at work, at a wedding, a Kentucky Derby party I love the look! But if you have ever tried to find a great selection of bow ties at your local retail stores it can be a sad trip…usually a few pre-tied ones hanging as an after thought below the socks in the men’s department!  Now you can enjoy a stylish array of beautifully made silk bow ties Made in the USA in Baltimore Maryland!   The Bow Tie Club has a great selection of formal and fun bow ties you can order online.  Need help tying a bow tie?….thats available on their website as well.


The Bow Tie Club

The Bow Tie Club


I think every guy is just a little bit cooler when he wears a bow tie!  Made Stylishly in the USA.  Be sure and check out The Bow Tie Club at

Men in bow ties

Until next time happy stylish shopping Made in the USA!





Simple Sugars

Simple Sugars

Last year I discovered a great line of body and face scrubs called Simple Sugars.  Developed by a young entrepreneur from Pittsburgh PA the Simple Sugars line consists of all natural face and body scrubs that smell wonderful, slough away rough skin, and leave a really silky finish.  I have tried many scrubs that are either too rough, filled with chemicals, or leave my skin dried out.  I use both the face and body scrub and they are available in a great array of uplifting and soothing scents like tangerine, grapefruit, green apple, green tea(my current favorite) and lots more.

They now  have a line for men as well: Smooth for Men.

Simple Sugars

Check out their entire line of products Simple Sugars which are produced right in Pittsburgh, PA USA!

Happy Summer everyone and until next time happy shopping Made in the USA!

Curb Appeal

Style Made in the USA

We did some Spring spruce up this month including colorful flowers in my vintage pots, freshly painted red entrance door, handsome gray/blue shutters and the final pop of color, a Maine Float Rope door mat.

Maine Float Rope Mats

Maine Float Rope Mats

The Maine Float-Rope Company makes Down East Doormats that are designed and handmade on the coast of Maine using reclaimed lobster fisherman’s float-rope.  They are hand-woven by fishing families and others year round.  These super-durable mats, runners and area rugs are virtually indestructible. The vivid colors are so cheery at a front or back door, foyer, or a Summer home where fussy fabric rugs have no place.   Check out their website where you can order ready made color combinations or custom design your own!

reclaimed-rope-matHappy Spring everyone and until next time keep on shopping Made in the USA!

Happy Spring

New England, USA

New England, USA

Hi Everyone,  I hope you all enjoyed a happy, healthy and peaceful Memorial Day weekend!  I have been lapse in my blog writing but am back on track to deliver stylish American made products to you as I discover them!  My new blogs are going to be shorter but will continue to be rich with images and information.  And as always feel free to contact me with any of your stylish discoveries.    Best, Linda

Maine, USA

Maine, USA

Clare Vivier Womens clutches and more!

Clare V in NYC

Clare V in NYC

Last year I discovered the wonderful line of Claire Vivier clutches, bags, and totes all designed and manufactured in Los Angeles.  On a recent trip to NYC I visited the Clare V shop on Elizabeth Street in the hip Nolita section.  I purchased this fabulous canvas tote bag with chambray lining which I really love.

Matilde Tote stylishly made in the USA!

Matilde Tote stylishly made in the USA!

Clare Vivier’s initial business model was developed several years ago out of her own need for a nice laptop cover.  She designed an oversized clutch style cover for  her laptop and then friends wanted the same for their laptops.  The laptop clutch is still a staple of her product line along with flat clutches and foldover clutches.

Great foldover clutch with monogram

Great foldover clutch with monogram

Smaller change and credit card cases.

Smaller change and credit card cases.

Her leather handbags and totes are unique, beautiful and classic.

Clare Vivier

Clare Vivier,

Clare is also known for her details such as adding a rich leather tassel  or making any leather or suede bag monogrammed.

Clare Vivier

Inspiration wall at the Clare V Nolita shop

Inspiration wall at the Clare V Nolita shop

I hope you will check out the Clare V website for all her latest offerings.  Go to for lots of fun!  And until next time enjoy Spring and happy stylish shopping Made in the USA!  L




Maine Heritage Weavers – Loomed to be Heirloomed!

When I was a little girl the highlight of each Summer entailed traveling to my Aunt Eunice’s lovely farm house in Easton, Maine.  I loved her blue ribbon vegetable garden; the way strangers gave a friendly wave from their cars passing by the farm house; and the soft Terry coverlets and bedspreads she had on all the beds.  The raised hobnail patterns and pom pom fringe gave each of her many bedrooms such a happy and welcoming feeling that to this day when I see a Terry bedspread I am immediately transported back to Summer in Maine.

I am super excited to tell you about my visit and tour of Maine Heritage Weavers in Monmouth, Maine where those Terry coverlets and bedspreads are still manufactured today along with Matelasse and classic woven bedspreads, coverlets and blankets!

Maine Heritage Weavers,

Here is a Terry Loom making a Candlewick bedspread.

Here is a Terry Loom making a Candlewick bedspread.

And here is the final product.  This design is The New England Tradition.

And here is the final Candlewick product.  This design is The New England Tradition.

This woven bedspread is perfect in pattern Spectrum.

This woven bedspread is a lovely pattern called Spectrum.

For years all the big designers have featured flag style design for their All American themes but rarely do they manufacture them in the USA.  Well here is the Betsy Ross pattern in the Matelasse Collection made in Maine and so well designed.  I love this!  How about a few pillows made of  recycled denim to complete the look.

For years all the big designers have featured flag style designs for their All American themes but rarely do they manufacture them in the USA. Well here is the Betsy Ross pattern in the Matelasse Collection made in Maine. This is so well designed, I love it!  How about a few bolster pillows made of recycled denim to complete the look.

Bates Mills Stores

This Snowflake throw and the George Washington’s Choice woven blankets are a must for any home and a great gift item.

This seashell bedspread is so perfect for a Summer house or ocean lovers!!

This seashell bedspread is perfect for a Summer house or ocean lovers!!

With Spring here and redecoration on our to do lists how about a Candlewick bedspread in French Blue or one of my favorite the White Matelasse…there is nothing more cooling and refreshing on a hot day!  For more information or to order visit


Maine Heritage Weavers has a rich and interesting history.  It started out as the Bates Mills Manufacturing Company in 1883. It was established by Benjamin Bates (Bates College is named after him) in Lewiston, Maine as part of the thriving cotton textile industry in America.  During the Civil War Bates Mills worked full throttle producing duck fabrics for tenting.  After the war Bates Mills continued to produce hundreds of fabrics from damasks to gingham’s to cottons for myriad of household products.  During WW2 Bates Mills turned out vast quantities of nylon parachute cloths and camouflage cloth.  Bates Mills had many ingenious inventions and ideas including the matching bedspread/drapery sets very popular with college students for their dorm room decor.  Check out this vintage Bates advertisement in Vogue Magazine August 1948 with a very young George Bush Sr and Barbara Bush posing in a dorm at Yale University.

Bates Mills Advertisement

However, in the 1950’s Bates Mills started closing until there was just one mill remaining in 2002.  Fortunately the wise and industrious Mr. Fred Lebel who had worked for Bates Mills since 1961 and worked his way up to President of the company was determined to build up the business.  Mr Lebel located a large factory in Monmouth Maine, tracked down the looms and equipment and secured the proper funding to establish Maine Heritage Weavers.   Thanks to Mr Lebel, his family, and his family of employees those candlewick spreads, coverlets, and blankets continue to be made with pride, quality and are loomed to be heirloomed by the good people in Maine and Made with Style in the USA!

Until next time Happy Stylish Shopping Made in the USA!  L


Brighten your day with Made in the USA!

During these never ending cold, gray Winter months here are three quick and fun ways to brighten any day with Made in the USA!


100 Percent Pure Brightening scrub.  This is a brightening and smoothing scrub.  Fruit acids and gentle brighteners rejuvenate while jojoba beads buff away flakes and dullness.  I have been using this scrub and the delicious grapefruit scent makes me so happy plus it is gentle yet works.  For me the best part of this whole line of products is that every single ingredient is truly 100% natural and organic….just read the ingredients you will recognize every item…all fruits and plants!  Their body lotions, face serums, hair care products are all super fruit infused and Made in the USA!  Check out everything at:

Candles and Scents to brighten and uplift: Simpatico-Home out of St. Louis, Missouri.  The Simpatico-Home line of candles are made with a 100% vegetable wax blend, made from renewable sources, and grown by American farmers.  I love the hobnail glass which is offered in tons of colors and delicious scents … these candles will brighten any day or evening!


And here are Simpatico-Home gift boxed candles in the Fern scent which is a blend of white cedar and black current….irresistible!  For store locators or online retailers (Anthropologie carries Simpatico!)  visit:

Simpatico-Home Fern Candles

Dogeared Jewelry.  A nice pair of earrings always brightens my day!  I love these handcrafted Moroccan style earrings from Dogeared jewelry out of Southern California.  Available in gold dipped; rose gold dipped; and silver dipped…now I just need to decide which finish.  Everything is packaged in their Dogeared logo pouch for the perfect presentation.

Dogeared jewelry

Dogeared Jewelry is well known for their “word” jewelry collection.  They offer adorable State necklaces like this one for Massachusetts:

Dogeared jewelry

So until next time, chin up Spring is only a month away!  Happy stylish shopping Made in the USA!  L

Made in USA – what I bought and what I gave….

Hello Everyone – to wrap up 2013 and in anticipation of bringing you lots of stylish Made in USA offerings for 2014, (I like that number don’t you?), here is a recap of some of the wonderful Made in the USA products that I purchased last year.  I have made it a habit to check out labels for USA made…now its just part of my shopping routine whether online or at the mall.  If it doesn’t say Made in the USA it probably isn’t.,sleigh of made in usa giftsI love Nanette Lepore women’s couture made in New York City.  Her fashions never disappoint year after year and I now even have pieces from 15 plus years ago that look fabulous and I get tons of compliments.  Last year I purchased this top in a chartreuse color.    I have the best luck with her sales…check it out:  Nanette Lepore

I also purchased a few casual pieces from the Alabama based Earth Creations.  They make organic cotton shirts and a complete casual wear line for women made from sustainable fibers.  I love the pieces I have including this bell sleeved cowl neck in black.

Earth Creations

Next up…some items I purchased as gifts:  Duluth Pack out of Duluth, Minnesota.  For over 130 years, Duluth Pack has been located in Duluth, MN. where they have been manufacturing high quality, built-to-last canvas and leather bags, packs, and outdoor gear in their century-old factory.  With their tag line of “Guaranteed for life and made in USA”…. you cant go wrong!  This all leather and spacious over sized dopp kit I gifted was a big hit:

Duluth Pack

The Goorin Brothers hat company makes most of their  stylish hats in the USA.  Many of my friends and family purchased several hats at Goorin Brothers last year.

Goorin Brothers hats,

FOR THE HOME...since I am an interior designer I get to purchase home furnishings for myself and all my clients!  I am in love with the blankets and throws from Brahms Mount Mills in Maine.  Their blankets, throws and linen towels are woven on antique shuttle looms by local artisans in their mill in Monmouth, Maine.  Go to Brahms for store locators or to order online. I have purchased several of these herringbone throws.  Every home should have a Brahms Mount Throw!Brahms Mount

One of the most important purchases any of us can make is our bed!  I am in love with the Beauty Rest mattress manufactured by Simmons in Agawam, Massachusetts.  Quality, comfort and the pillow top is like sleeping on a cloud!

One of the reasons I started this blog was my frustration with finding quality bed linens, blankets, comforters and throws that would not wear out in a year or less!  American Made Home started in 2011 from a similar response for quality, durable dorm and home bedding supplies!  American Home  is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky with mills and suppliers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, and Massachusetts.  I can tell you that for a ready made product the quality and workmanship cannot be beat.  I have been very happy with everything I have purchased from this company!  Here is a simple guest room I did for a client.

Simon Pearce out of Quichee, Vermont makes all things tabletop including glassware, dishes, and pottery to name a few.  I love the fact that their pieces are elegant, made in USA, high quality and the glass and crystal are lead free.  I started my collection of the stemware pattern Royalton.  Here are the champagne stems I purchased:

Simon Pearce

The Maine Float Rope Company makes Down East Doormats that are handmade on the coast of Maine using reclaimed float-rope.  They are hand-woven by fishing families and others year round.  These super-durable mats are virtually indestructible. The vivid colors are so cheery at a front or back door.  I love mine seen here: Maine Float RopeMaine Float Rope Company

SMALL, FUN & NECESSARY…. Just a few products that I purchased in multiple quantities last year since I love the companies and am a big fan of their products.


The Naked Bee makes a luxurious line of hand creams, body butters and tons of other personal care products with “all the good stuff and none of the bad stuff.” I am in love with their ultra-rich body butter in Orange Blossom Honey.

Buddy Biscuits by Cloud Star come in several flavors and are a big hit with all the dogs in my life!  I gifted the gingerbread flavor to all my pups for Christmas.  Check out their website for all kinds of goodies all safe and made in USA.

Cloud Star

I didn’t touch on all the Made in America products I purchased in 2013 but I think this list gives you an idea of the breadth of quality, stylish, Made in USA products that are out there for all of us to consider.  Best wishes to everyone for a happy, healthy New Year and as always Happy Stylish Shopping Made in the USA!!  Linda