Chip & Pepper Launches Denim at Belk
CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Regional department store retailer Belk has inked an exclusive denim deal with the twin
brothers behind the brand Chip & Pepper. The men's and women's jeans, T-shirts and knits are now in 100
of Belk's 301 stores.
"At Belk, we are constantly searching for new ways to bring innovative fashion to our customers," said
Belk's president and chief merchant Kathryn Bufano. "This new collection expands our denim offering to
include premium fit and styles at affordable prices. The jeans will start run $68 to $78. Men's T-shirts will retail for $32 and women's knit tops will retail for $38. The collection
will grow for spring...
In Their Genes/Jeans
Chip and Pepper Foster are the genetic duo behind one of the most exclusive denim labels in the world
today. With innovative styles and out of this world washes, the brand Chip & Pepper which caters to
Hollywood elite is another successful Canadian story at heart.
Born in Winnipeg, and raised in Burlington, Ontario, Chip and Pepper had distinct dreams. "I wanted to be
an underwater welder," says Pepper, "Coz I loved going underwater, and I read all these articles about
it!" Nothing similar to Chip's early entrepreneurial skills of selling spray painted Adidas shorts. Of
all these, an earlier part of their fashion career was also labeled 'Bulldog.'
Though the twins began capitalizing on their creative drive and began building a company in the 1980s,
Chip & Pepper Starting Out
The Canadians had dreamed about moving to California since childhood, fleeing the subzero Canuck freeze,
and eventually headed down on the waves of a multimillion dollar deal for a TV show. The blonde twins
were soon idealistic surfer kids and they also licensed out their name in a US-based deal, but that ran
them in to some trouble. "The licensing deal with an American company was so I could still design and
pursue my passion, designdirect them there, and that never happened that way. We lost everything, and
we had to re-build and start over. We suffered pretty hard," says Chip Pepper tenses when recalling the
jam they faced with the deal-gone-bad, "I was living ...
Chip & Pepper INFLUENCES
Their father who was in the pickle business influenced them not only in a keen taste in cornichons and
develop a green palate in design, but how to be valorous in a cut-throat business world.
"The integrity that my dad built in to his business was old school. When good people make a business,
they make their business successful," says Pepper, explaining the model to their own company, inspired
by their dad.
Chip also draws design inspiration from their dad's pickle factory. "Going to my dad's pickle factory.
I love the colour of the green pickles when they're freshly picked. That is an awesome shade of green.
Horseradish is also a beautiful kind of white. I always wanted to make a shirt out ...
chip + pepper launch party
Chip and Pepper's newest denim line, exclusively sold at Belk. For those of you who don't know,
Chip and Pepper are twin brothers who moved from Canada down to California to create a vintage
denim line, which made its debut back in 2003. It has been a hugely successful brand in California
and New York, and one of the only denim brands to stand the true test of time ...
Chip & Pepper Foster
Identical twins Chip & Pepper Foster grew up in Burlington and went to high school at M.M. Robinson. They are co-owners of the self-titled
Chip & Pepper apparel company and former hosts of their own NBC series, Chip and Pepper's Cartoon Madness. In 1994, the
Fosters opened a store by the name of Golf Punk. As it grew, the Fosters decided to resurrect their signature brand, which
took place in fall of 2003 in Los Angeles. The duo gained notoriety as stylists on the Style Network show The Look For Less
and numerous appearances on E!, including ...
Denim Deals Chicago: Designer Jeans Galore!
Planning to do some serious shopping in Chicago? Then you better hold onto your bills for The Warehouse Sale's big event, occupying 10,000 square feet at the Congress Plaza Hotel on March 5 and 6. "The unprecedented sale will offer dramatic savings on some 15,000 items of pure value and style including women??Ts and men??Ts jeans in all sizes (this is not a traditional ???sample??? sale) as well as a full range of tops, jackets, dresses, sweaters, skirts and shorts."
Expect to find drool-worthy brands like 7 For All Mankind, AG Jeans, Antik Denim, BCBG Max Azria, Chip & Pepper, Christian Audigier, Ed Hardy, English Laundry, Frankie B., Junk Food, Laguna Beach, Lucky Brand, MEK, Monarchy, Morphine Generation, Rock & Republic, Rock Revival, Taverniti So, True Religion, William Rast and more.
Denim Deals: Chip & Pepper Jeans From
Of all places, I never thought to look for jeans at 6PM, where you can "save up to 75% off retail."
I thought it was just a discount shoe outlet, spun off from Zappos. As with any business, you've got
to diversify in order to survive, I suppose. I'm so glad they did. Get your red, hot, Chip & Pepper
jeans for less than $100!
Denim Deals: Save up to 40% at Denim Rack
Ladies, if you've been waiting for Chip & Pepper's Stella Bootcut or Hudson Jeans' Sarah Wide Leg to
go on sale, then you're in luck. Men, if you want to score your own high-end jeans, such as Stitchs
or Taverniti, then look to Denim Rack. Get some pricey jeans at up to 40% off. With free domestic
shipping on orders over $100 (or $5.00 flat rate for orders under $100), you can't really complain.
But hurry! The sale won't last and neither will their discounted shipping deal ...