Talk of the Town

Marsala has gotten mixed reviews from bloggers, fashion forecasters and stylists…

POSITIVE:

“And while we kind of felt a little “meh” about this past year’s choice, radiant orchid, we’re totally ready to start sporting this versatile burgundy-wine hue.” -Popsugar

“Think of Marsala and the name spells Fortified Wine. This compelling hue brings the richness of a fulfilling meal enriching mind and soul. The red-brown roots point towards natural earthiness.” -Fashion Forecaster Deepika Dewan

“We love that the reddish brown tone lends itself remarkably well to different fabrics — like Beyoncè’s leather pants or Miroslava Duma’s suede cape. Plus, we’ve see it in accessories, embellishments, and even beauty trends. And, while Marsala particularly captures the warmth of fall, it’s virtually seasonless, unlike its vibrant predecessors” -Stephanie Sporn, Refinery29

NEGATIVE:

“You may have heard the big announcement last week. You know the one. Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year. My first inclination was to NOT write about it because it doesn’t deserve the attention because it is a hot mess. Yes, that’s my professional opinion.” -Kristie Barnett from The Decorologist

“There’s not really a color that I hate, but now I have an exception,” says Los Angeles interior designer Kerry Joyce. “It’s a repellent version of cranberry, deeply unattractive, like cranberries with mildew, wine turned to vinegar. What were they thinking?” -Interior Designer Kerry Joyce

“Sorry, Marsala, you couldn’t be more off track,” Los Angeles designer Christian May says. “No muddy tones, thank you.”

“It’s a color that makes you want to go to Olive Garden or order Tampax in bulk,” -New York Magazine’s The Cut blog

Marsala in Athens

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Athens

Here are a few pictures of Marsala in Athens local retailers (Cheeky Peach, Heery’s, American Threads, Red Dress Boutique). It was found in dresses, hats, scarves, shoes, coats, rompers, sweaters and accessories. The trend wasn’t found as much in January and February which is surprising. This trend was mostly found within the last 10 weeks. Lots of these trends look very “spring and summery” versus “fall and wintery.” I predict that there will be A LOT more of this trend in the coming months, especially when fall comes around. As far as window displays and promotions go, I never found any that were strictly related to Marsala. There were no window displays (that I saw) that just featured Marsala items. Also there were no Marsala sales promotions either.

Major Retailers

None of the major retailers that I have seen have featured anything on Marsala. There was nothing on the front page, side bars or dropdown menus. There wasn’t even anywhere to pick out the color “Marsala” from the color menus. For me to find anything Marsala, I had to go to the color red. Also, when I went to the search bar and typed in “Marsala,” absolutely nothing of the color came up. I am very surprised that none of the major retailers have anything about Marsala in their website. Maybe when the season shifts to fall there will be more publicity for this trend. Here is a compilation of some of the Marsala items I found on major retailer’s websites such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Zara and Forever 21. This goes to show that you can find Marsala at any price point!

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Customer Review:Glad I bought this for summer. I got the reds color. Very boho

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*only one customer review was available*

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