Aug 23, 2016 1:06:11 PM
Locally and family owned and operated in the heart of Texas since 1978, there are few things Saint Bernard loves more than getting to introduce another local family business on the fashion scene. Texas Standard, the new menswear line for Texans, was brought to life right here in Dallas by husband and wife design team Drew and Christine Bagot.
Saint Bernard is thrilled to be the first retailer to carry Texas Standard! Get to know Drew and Christine and their inspiration for the line in our exclusive Q&A:
This is the first fashion initiative for each of you. What made you want to work together and how did the idea for Texas Standard come to life?
Drew: “Christine and I work as a great team in our marriage and always dreamed of building a business together. I grew up around the apparel industry my whole life through my family who has been in the business for over 40 years, so in some ways it’s been in the back of my mind for a long time. We still wouldn’t have guessed we would ever start a clothing brand, but ultimately it felt like something we needed to bring into reality.”
Christine: “We are, as many Texans are, proud of where we are from and felt that none of the brands on the market really represented us. After talking about it for years, we finally asked ourselves "Why not us?” and decided to lead the charge to create Texas Standard.”
What will the Saint Bernard customer love about wearing Texas Standard?
Drew: “First and foremost we think that wearing a classic brand designed by Texans, for Texans, is long overdue and Saint Bernard customers will really enjoy being a part of that movement. Beyond the brand, our clothes are soft, durable, and cut with both style and comfort in mind. Part of our design mission is creating timeless clothing that can be dressed up or down, always versatile for an array of seasons and occasions. On top of that, 10% of all our profits go to Texas-focused charities, which makes it about something even more important as well.”
What are some characteristics of the design of Texas Standard pieces that help them stand apart?
Christine: “Learning from square one how to design and manufacture top-quality clothing took a long time, but we think going the extra mile paid off in the final product. We started from scratch in designing our products, from the fabric to every stitch and seam. We wanted each piece to have that classic look and feel, but also be fashion forward and flexible. For example, our sport shirts are short enough to look great untucked and casual but also work perfectly with slacks at the office, and our pocket tees have hidden stitching so they are a bit dressier and wear well in a variety of settings.”
Where’s your favorite place to wear Texas Standard?
Drew: “One of our personal passions is travel, and long before we brought Texas Standard to the public we’ve worn it across the state, the country, and the world. We really enjoy getting asked about the brand outside the state and talking with non-Texans that are inspired by the sense of independence and pride that drove us to create the brand.”
- What inspired you to launch the Texas Standard Foundation?
- Christine: “When we decided to create Texas Standard, it was important that our company have a larger purpose, and directly giving back to Texas communities became a key part of our mission. Ten to Texas is our initiative which takes 10% of all of Texas Standard’s profits and donates them to our partner charities. We are currently working with Feeding Texas, Texas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children), Habitat for Humanity Texas, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation. Our long term vision is to add to the list of partner charities as we grow, and also develop volunteering opportunities for the company and our customers.”
Check out Texas Standard in our stores or shop online at Saint Bernard and get free 3 day shipping on orders over $99 and free returns!
Aug 10, 2016 1:07:43 PM
Living in Texas, we are all accustomed to the odd weather that makes up each one of our seasons. However, Fall and Winter are always consistently chilly, which means it’s time to stock up on some of this seasons new, improved Patagonia items that the whole family can enjoy. For those shoppers who are unfamiliar with the brand, the most popular items are the Patagonia backpack, the Patagonia hat, the Patagonia jacket, the Patagonia fleece pull-over and the first ever Patagonia fleece poncho; All of which make the perfect birthday, Holiday or “just because” gift!
Both durable and affordable, the above Patagonia items will have any shopper prepared for any type of weather, besides the 100 degree plus Texas heat, (which we have just about beat!). Stock up for a cozy fall and winter at Saint Bernard and you can earn free three day shipping and free returns!
Aug 8, 2016 12:51:36 PM
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Lilly Neubauer, Director of Marketing
Saint Bernard Gives Back to School in Second Annual Backpack Drive Shoppers to Donate Gently Used Backpacks for Gift VouchersDallas Texas – With 37 years of outfitting families in Texas for adventure, Saint Bernard (formerly St. Bernard Sports) is reaching out to get the community back to school with a $20 gift voucher for a future purchase of $100 or more to shoppers who bring in a gently used backpack to the stores during August. The backpacks will benefit children in need through St. Phillips Community Center in Dallas, Breakthrough in Austin and Communities with Schools in Houston.
“From the ski slopes to the beach and back to school, our team at Saint Bernard is passionate about helping shoppers feel confident and prepared for new experiences,” says Wes Goyer, president and founder of Saint Bernard, “It is a privilege to work with our charity partners to extend that feeling to those in our community in most need.”
The program also seeks to help Saint Bernard customers with their back-to-school shopping, as the $20 gift vouchers can be used on any purchase of $100 or more in stores, including new fall arrivals from brands such as Patagonia, Citizens of Humanity, Southern Tide and Herschel backpacks.
Lasheryl Walker, community center coordinator for St. Phillip’s, shares that the backpack drive does its part to instill confidence and opportunity to children in need.
“Many of our children did not have backpacks when school started and we were able to give those who needed one a backpack,” Walker says. “Some had backpacks but they were used and dirty. It was nice to give them a brand new backpack. Those that were left over was given out later in the school year for those students that lost their backpack or needed a new one from wear and tear".
Gently used backpacks should be brought to Saint Bernard stores in Inwood Village at 5570 W. Lovers Ln #3388 Dallas, TX, 75209, in The Shops at Park Lane at 8044 Park Lane #D140, Dallas, TX, 75231, the 2nd St District in Austin at 401 W. 3rd St., Austin, TX 78701 and The River Oaks District at 4444 Westheimer RD G100, Houston, TX 77027. For store hours for each location, please visit saintbernard.com/storelocations.
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About Saint Bernard:
Saint Bernard is a family owned ski, snowboard and apparel retail shop and online store based in Dallas, Texas. Saint Bernard has two retail locations (and is headquartered) in the Dallas, Texas area and has a third retail location in Austin, TX.The company currently focuses on carrying men's, women's and children's skis and snowboarding equipment as well as high end and preppy clothing, including fashion accessories such as sunglasses, watches and bags. The company also features ski shop services including tuning and ski waxing at 2 of its locations.
Aug 4, 2016 1:09:19 PM
The summer is coming to an end, which is sad for everyone. However, there is a bright side…TAILGATING SEASON! Head down to Saint Bernard for the latest and greatest collegiate apparel. We have everything from Yeti cups keep those drinks ice cold in the blazing sun to college color appropriate clothes and accessories to be the biggest fan in the best styles.
More specifically, we have various colors of the Mare Sole Amore Alli Necklace, and BB Dakota and Cupcakes & Cashmere dresses. Add a Beau & Ro bag, a pair of Original Hunter Rain Boots (on those cold, rainy game days) or a pair of Seychelles shoes. You’ll be, without a doubt, the most fashionable fan at the whole tailgate!
We are all bummed about the end of freedom and tan lines, but make the best of it by shopping for the highest quality tailgating attire at Saint Bernard!
Aug 4, 2016 7:01:44 AM
At Saint Bernard, we hope our clothes inspire new adventures and confidence. It may be on the mountain, at the ocean or for a new weekend full of promise around your hometown.
Our neighbors at Howdy Homemade Ice Cream are also promoting adventure and confidence, one scoop of handmade (and delicious!) ice cream at a time. Howdy Homemade not only stands out by serving inventive ice cream flavors. Their mission of hiring exclusively from the special needs community makes them a very special part of the neighborhood at our flagship Dallas store. "Ice Cream for Dreamers" is now the only ice cream for us!
We noticed the pride Howdy Homemade employees feel at their job and realized we could bring in our specialties to help. The 14 employees at Howdy Homemade were surprised with new uniforms, styled by Saint Bernard and outfitted by Southern Tide. These Southern Tide Skipjack polos are ready for long days of scooping and serving! Their new looks were topped off with new Southern Tide sport shorts for cooler days, Southern Tide Skipjack pants, custom aprons and Southern Tide Skipjack hats.
Kalin, a key holder at Howdy Homemade, let us know how professional he felt in his new uniform, saying "It's like you walked into my day and changed my whole world." That's how we feel when our friends come to us and let us dress them for their new adventures!
We hope our Dallas friends can pay the great team at Howdy Homemade a visit soon! Make sure to tell the team how sharp they are looking thanks to our wonderful friends at Southern Tide!