Happy Father’s Day: Let’s Hear It for All the Dads

Father’s Day has arrived. So go on, take some time to celebrate all the dads, granddads, and soon-to-be-dads out there. (The five Rue fathers featured below suggest starting with breakfast in bed…)

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June 15, 2014

Behind the Scenes with Rue’s Most Stylish Fathers

Part 5: Our senior men's buyer on being a grandfather & classic style

 
In preparation for Father’s Day, we’ve recruited five of Rue’s most stylish dads to share their thoughts on fatherhood, fashion, and more. Catch up on four of the dads right here – then read on as we spotlight our very last one.

Senior Buyer Rue La La
What are your kids’ names and ages?
I have three. Alex is 27, Christopher is 25, and Courtney is 23.

What’s your favorite thing about being a (grand)dad?
Sending my 3-year-old grandson home when he gets tired and cranky.

Do you have a Father’s Day tradition?
I always enjoy a little time playing golf with Alex or going fishing with Chris. Afterward, a cookout is usually our best chance to get everyone together and enjoy a little family time.

How would you define your style?
I enjoy modern classic styles by Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren, and also catalog shopping from J.L. Powell and carbon2cobalt.

Does that style influence how you dress your children?
Alex works in an office environment and calls on new and existing clients, therefore he must dress accordingly. He enjoys great-looking, slim-fitting dress or sport shirts along with dress slacks or a nice pair of chinos. Chris just became a firefighter and only cares about great-fitting skinny jeans (and thinks I’m too old to be wearing them). Courtney is a hair stylist with a creative style all her own. So in a roundabout way, my answer is no!

For more Rue fathers, click here. In the meantime? Shop last-minute gifts for Dad. Our Print & Gift: Cigar Subscriptions & More for Dad Boutique opened Wednesday, June 11, at 11AM ET.


June 11, 2014

Behind the Scenes with Rue’s Most Stylish Fathers

Part 4: Our VP of Marketing talks Midwest preppy style & his son Briggs

 
In preparation for Father’s Day, we’ve recruited five of Rue’s most stylish dads to share their thoughts on fatherhood, fashion, and more. Read on and check back. Every other day, we’ll spotlight a new dad right here.

Rue La La VP Marketing

What’s your son’s name and age?
Briggs. He’s 4.

What’s your favorite thing about being a dad?
The massive increase of humor in my house. My son is funny. Sometimes he means to be, sometimes he doesn’t.

Do you have a Father’s Day tradition?
We spend the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend with the other dads in our lives – my dad, father-in-law, and wife’s grandfather – and then Sunday is reserved for just me, my wife, and my son. Usually my wife lets me sleep in, we go to my favorite diner, and then we’ll do something with Briggs.

How would you define your style?
I’m from Ohio originally, so probably some flavor of Midwest preppy. And my last decade on the East Coast has definitely instilled a love for sport coats and nice shoes.

Does that style influence how you dress your son?
Definitely. Since my wife and I get to choose his clothes (for now), my son wears a lot of the same styles as I do. More than once I’ve looked at his shirt or shoes and wondered if they make them in adult sizes.

If you could receive any gift from our Father’s Day gift shop, what would it be?
I rarely buy ties since we don’t have a business-formal dress code at Rue, so I’m always disappointed with my selection when I need one. This tie is great – it goes with a lot and has just enough visual interest.

For more Rue fathers, click here or check back through June 15. In the meantime? Shop gifts for Dad. Our Best Father’s Day Ever: The Gifts He Really Wants Boutique is open now.

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June 9, 2014

Behind the Scenes with Rue’s Most Stylish Fathers

Part 3: Senior Web Designer Dom talks about his budding fashionista

 
In preparation for Father’s Day, we’ve recruited five of Rue’s most stylish dads to share their thoughts on fatherhood, fashion, and more. Read on and check back. Every other day, we’ll spotlight a new dad right here.

Rue La La Senior Designer

What’s your daughter’s name and age?
Her name is Stella. She’s only 15 months.

What’s your favorite thing about being a dad?
Picking my daughter up from daycare. The expression on her face is indescribable.

Do you have a Father’s Day tradition?
Belgian waffles with strawberries and whipped cream.

How would you define your style?
Blue jeans, sneakers, button-fronts, and bright accent colors.

Does that style influence how you dress your daughter?
At 15 months, Stella hasn’t exactly developed a style just yet. But she does have favorite colors: pinks, purples, and yellows.

If you could receive any gift from our Father’s Day gift shop, what would it be?
Canyon Ranch® + Miami = date night.

For more Rue fathers, click here or check back through June 15. In the meantime? Shop gifts for Dad. Our Best Father’s Day Ever: The Gifts He Really Wants Boutique is open now.

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June 7, 2014

Behind the Scenes with Rue’s Most Stylish Fathers

Part 2: User-Interface Master Nick on fatherhood (& endless pancakes)

 
In preparation for Father’s Day, we’ve recruited five of Rue’s most stylish dads to share their thoughts on fatherhood, fashion, and more. Read on and check back. Every other day, we’ll spotlight a new dad right here. 

UI Rue La La

What are your kids’ names and ages?
Lucas is 4. Tyler is 1.

What’s your favorite thing about being a dad?
Making my kids laugh doing something silly, ridiculous, or otherwise insane. While I am almost certain some of these things will embarrass them in the future, I’m trying to enjoy it as much as I can until then.

Do you have a Father’s Day tradition?
As many of my colleagues know, I think myself a master of the pancake griddle. On Father’s Day, I whip up a tall stack of blueberry, banana nut, or chocolate chip flapjacks. I’ve long had visions of jumping back into bed after, and my family bringing me breakfast in bed. Maybe this will be the year we start that tradition!

How would you define your style?
I try not take myself too seriously, and my style reflects that: practical staples mixed with a little bit of fun.

Does that style influence how you dress your kids?
My kids have much better style than I do. My wife takes great pride in making sure they have fun, stylish outfits that put anything I’d dress them in to shame.

If you could receive any gift from our Father’s Day gift shop, what would it be?
This copper fry pan to help make fancier pancakes. Or this chocolate-covered bacon. Because bacon makes everything better.

For more Rue fathers, click here or check back through June 15. In the meantime? Shop gifts for Dad. Our Best Father’s Day Ever: The Gifts He Really Wants Boutique is open now.

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June 5, 2014

Behind the Scenes with Rue’s Most Stylish Fathers

Part 1: Our CEO Steve shares his wish list (hint, hint) and more

 
In preparation for Father’s Day, we’ve recruited five of Rue’s most stylish dads to share their thoughts on fatherhood, fashion, and more. Read on and check back. Every other day, we’ll spotlight a new dad right here.

Steve Davis Rue La La CEO

What are your kids’ names and ages?
I have three. Mason is 3, Sierra is 7, and Zoe is 10.

What’s your favorite thing about being a dad?
Having my kids run to me when I walk in the door, screaming “Dadddyyyyyy!” and jumping in my arms.

Do you have a Father’s Day tradition?
Block party, BBQ, and moon bounce on our front lawn. Basically – a whole lot of fun.

How would you define your style?
Let’s call it “fashion casual.”

Does that style influence how you dress your kids?
I’m a smart man. My much more fashionable wife dresses the children.

If you could receive any gift from our Father’s Day gift shop, what would it be?
Canyon Ranch® Miami with my wife. It combines two of my favorite things: mind, body, and health inspiration during the day, and dancing all night in South Beach.

For more Rue fathers, check back through June 15. In the meantime? Shop gifts for Dad. Our Best Father’s Day Ever: The Gifts He Really Wants Boutique is open now.

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June 3, 2014

Alex and Ani the Rue Way: See How 3 Associates Styled Their Stacks

We were so inspired by Alex and Ani’s own Style File that we made a mini spin-off with our associates. With tons of charms and bracelets to choose from, customization is endless. Here, three Rue ladies share the mottos and stories behind their stacks.

Alex and Ani Style

Meet Rue’s Art Director: Vanessa G.
Stack Motto: Make it meaningful.
“I love to wear a Hamsa for protection and good luck. Plus, the charm mixes in perfectly with all the different bangles and chunky rings I have.”

Meet Rue’s Assistant Fashion Editor: Kasey R.
Stack Motto: Go for the gold.
“Gold bangles go with everything. I pile them on in varying textures and sizes to add a little edge to my everyday outfits.”

Meet Rue’s Hair & Makeup Artist: Rachael B.
Stack Motto: Find the silver lining.
“I practice yoga about once a week, so I love to wear the Namaste symbol to remind me to keep calm while not on the mat.”

Our Alex and Ani Boutique opens Friday, December 13, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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December 13, 2013

Step Up Your Shopping Game: How to Rue Like a Pro

You’re officially a Rue Member. Maybe you’ve been one for a while, or maybe today’s your first day. Either way, we want to make sure you know how to Rue like a pro. Check out the seven rules below to make sure you’re bringing your shopping A-game.

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October 17, 2013

Smell That? Rue Associates Share Their Favorite Fall Candle Scents

The quickest way to warm up a room? With the addition of a richly scented candle. Here, we asked Rue associates to share their go-to scents for the fast-approaching autumn season.

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September 19, 2013

On Our Bookshelves: The Latest from Rue’s Book Club

Forgive us. We’re newly obsessed – not with the latest NYFW trend (although we’re partial to seafoam for spring) – but with a completely addictive, cancel-all-plans sort of book: Marisha Pessl’s thrill of a read, Night Film.

This summer, Random House graciously gifted our associates-only book club advanced reader copies of Pessl’s now New York Times bestseller (released to the public on August 20). Best known for her blockbuster debut, Special Topics in Calamity Physics, let’s just say – Pessl’s at it again.

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September 16, 2013