There's a new chill in the air today that suggests that fall is officially here. Just in time for the changing season, we have some other changes happening here at Au Lit... new products! We are so excited to show you some of our new product offerings, available both in-store and online.
Have you seen our ultra cozy, luxurious new Cashmere Robes? Available in five colourways and crafted from the softest cashmere you could imagine, we think they're the perfect gift... for yourself!
This new Fiona toss cushion is one of our favourites for fall. Featuring a leaf-shaped appliqué design in rustic grey velvet, we think it's the perfect statement piece for any bed (or sofa, for that matter!).
Does it get any more glam than this Silver Fox Ice Scraper? We think not. This unexpected essential features a faux fur "sleeve" to keep you warm and dry as you scrape the ice off of your car. It (almost) makes us excited about the freezing cold temperatures ahead.
While they've long been a customer favourite in-store, our Abyss Pousada towels are a new addition to the online shop. This cult classic boasts a basketweave texture, and is renowned for being lightweight yet extremely absorbent. We think they're perfect for making your bathroom feel like a spa.
This simply adorable Grey PomPom Robe is perfect for cuddling up by the fireplace on chilly nights. We love the cozy hooded style and matching pom-pom detail.
Our Gift Cards have gotten a makeover! Give the gift of their dreams with an Au Lit gift card, now available in this luxe white box with matching grosgrain ribbon.
Keep your eyes peeled for more gorgeous additions to our boutique! We update our New Arrivals section frequently. Happy shopping!
Like it or not, Autumn is just around the corner. We're busy preparing for chilly nights ahead - we're dreaming of cozy blankets, warm tea, and all-night Netflix marathons. If Fall is on your mind too, we've got some gorgeous new throws to keep you toasty. Check out our favourite new cozy throws available in the shop.
Here at Au Lit, it sometimes feels like we're in a permanent wedding frenzy. Whether it's watching one of our own team members plan her dream wedding (congrats Zoe!) or helping brides create their dream bed registry, we always have wedding bells on the brain.
We were delighted to stumble upon two of our toss cushions on the pages of Wedding Bells' Fall/Winter 2015 issue! We love the idea of using a cushion as a decorative piece to jazz up your wedding reception (and your home, after the big day is over).
We also spied our Genziana Ivory bedding (a favourite amongst brides) as an inspirational image on Wedding Bells' pages. Have you picked up your copy yet? Hope this issue inspires you as much as it inspired us!
Genziana Ivory (now 30% off!)
Just like your duvet, pillows, or sheets, investing in a high-quality set of towels is an investment in your quality of life. If you're looking for excellent quality towels that are meant to last, we always recommend looking for towels made from Egyptian cotton (our customers love the Abyss Super Pile Towels). The long-staple fibre of Egyptian cotton is renowned for making towels durable, resilient, and long-lasting.
Now that you've invested in excellent quality towels, what is the best way to take care of them? We've rounded up our top tips to extend the lifespan of your towels.
Whether we realize it or not, trends permeate every aspect of our lives. While we may think that trends are confined to one domain (i.e. fashion), in reality, they're fluid and transcend boundaries. We've analyzed the big trends for Fall '15 and discovered how they influence the world of home decor, fashion, and yes - your bedding. Which trend is your favourite?
Trend #1: Into the Woods
Think cozy cabins, heaps of fur, and layers of wood texture. This fall, it's all about rustic style. We're loving all things woodsy and sustainable, au naturel. You'll see lots of soft neutrals paired with earth tones.
Michael Kors (FW15)
Trend #2: Modern & Masculine
Classic Italian men's shirting has always translated beautifully to the bed, but this fall it's coming on strong with bold stripes. Look for interesting textures like tweed, houndstooth, and herringbone, all inspired by the bespoke tailoring of London's Savile Row.
Derek Lam (FW15)
Trend #3: Incandescent Tones
Our favourite neutrals for Fall '15 are literally luminous. In tones of sparkling champagne and lustrous pearls, this palette embodies elegance and luxury. Look for neutrals that shimmer and shine.
Luisa Beccaria (FW15)
Trend #4: Relaxed Living
While pyjama dressing has been a fashion trend for a few years, a new wave of relaxed style is now at the forefront. This look isn't rumpled or messy - think refined layers of natural materials (linen, silk, washed cotton) with a lived-in look. On the fall runways, this casual style translated into lots (and lots!) of delicate slipdresses with a sophisticated nightwear feel.
Jil Sander FW15
Trend #5: Texture Play
This fall, we give you permission to go ahead and touch everything! Textures have gotten a fall-ready makeover; we're seeing a soft and luxurious melange of velvet, knit, linen, and washed fabrics.
Sonia Rykiel FW15