Northshore Magazine

Northshore April 2016

Northshore magazine showcases the best that the North Shore of Boston, MA has to offer.

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 100 of 180

98 | DECEMBER 2015 98 November 2012 28 CHESTNUT ST ANDOVER 978-409-2797 dress by Thomas Wylde 98 "I don't want to ever make or to sell disposable clothes," she says. Instead, these pieces "stay in your closet for 10 years…. To be able to make a line that's ex- actly that and at a better price point, that's exciting." She can also get the clothing into her shop in real time. Instead of ordering six months in advance, she can get what she needs from Vo much more quickly. "It's a different opportunity," she says. "I don't usually have that available to me." Also important to Finegold is seeing how and where the clothing is actually produced. Finegold visited Vo's workroom last year and met the people who work there, meeting the employees who produce the patterns, for instance, and those who specialize in embroidery. She saw that Vo's staff is well paid and has benefits. "It was fabulous to see," she says. "It was another re- minder of how similar we are. You're really only as good as the people around you, so you really have to take care of them." Now, as she gets ready to launch the spring line of dresscode Anna Vo, Finegold is still marveling at the chance meeting between herself and the Ho Chi Minh City–based designer. She says collaborating on this line has been exciting and freeing. "Wow, we're doing this! And it's working," she says, adding that she feels like she's found a kind of kindred spirit in Vo. "I have found that a lot of things happen at the right time for the right reason." And she can't wait to see what's next. "I'm looking forward to seeing what else she comes up with," Fine- gold says. dresscode 2 Elm Sq. Andover 978-470-0300 CO N TAC T in-depth SHOP Anna Vo's ethical business practices also drew Finegold to the designer. Photograph by Lea St. Germain

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

view archives of Northshore Magazine - Northshore April 2016