Editor’s Note: This giveaway is from 2014.
The fourth prize in The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway is all about jaunty menswear and custom-made accessories.
AENDEE. designer Ashley Dedin uses button down shirts from thrift stores, family heirlooms and loved ones’ closets to create bespoke neckties, bow ties, scarves, hair bows and other accessories.
These handmade, custom pieces feature impeccable craftsmanship and, more often than not, major sentimental value.
It’s a unique business model that reduces waste and recycles materials and it’s attracted a cult following.
AENDEE. customers include menswear enthusiasts, brides and grooms who want to give their wedding apparel a personal touch and fans of handmade products. Earlier this year, the shop even attracted the attention of the folks at Martha Stewart when it was named as an American Made Crafts Finalist.
Almost everything in the AENDEE. Etsy store and the little shop on 8th Street in downtown Fargo is one of a kind, so be aware that the particular items shown might not be available when you’re ready to shop — but plenty of other great options will be.
If you still have a little Christmas shopping to do, AENDEE. is sweetening the deal. Get your Etsy order in by December 15th and it will arrive by Christmas with a free holiday gift tucked inside.
Ashley does custom orders as well, so if you’re looking for unique ties for your groomsmen or a sweet father/son look for next year’s family photos, you’re all set.
Here are some more fun gifts ideas from AENDEE.
Great Gift Ideas:
I love the classic elegance of cufflinks. And an AENDEE. print like this jaunty plaid adds such a charming exclamation point to an outfit.
Classic Bow Ties:
Bow ties are it this season and AENDEE is the local hook-up. Ashley has a great eye for prints and her customers love her for it. It’s great to see guys leaving the shop wearing ties with bold stripes, charming prints like flowers and polka dots and eye-catching color combinations. Men’s fashion is fun again!
Handy Zipper Bags:
Everybody has stuff. Everybody needs something to put that stuff in. Enter the AENDEE zipper bag. It’s sleek, practical and aesthetically pleasing. What more do you need?
A $50 AENDEE. Gift Card
Valid in-store or online
Register to win here!
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There will be new prizes in The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway every single day now through December 12, so check back daily to see the featured shop, get gift ideas and register for the daily prize. If you missed a day, sign up for previous contests here.
All winners will be announced on December 14.
Be the first to score cool, locally designed graphic Ts from a Moorhead-based company. It’s so brand new that they’re probably printing as I write this.
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All photos in this post are provided by AENDEE
5 8th Street South