Client Stories

Stories about discovering and wearing Ivey Abitz garments.

Go Everywhere and Do Everything in Ivey Abitz

August 20, 2016
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Go Everywhere and Do Everything in Ivey Abitz

My Phinneus Coat Dress arrived today. My fingers brushed its material as I pushed aside the tissue paper wrapping. I was immediately compelled to grasp the beautiful and surprisingly soft steel gray bundle without unfolding it and hold it against my cheek, relishing in its coolness. I let the fabric flow over my hands...

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A Dream Fulfilled in Paris

April 30, 2016
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A Dream Fulfilled in Paris

When I found these clothes, it was immediately apparent to me that they were clothes that were made to be worn, made to be walked in, and I could hardly wait to wear them for my grand adventure in Paris.

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An Ivey Abitz Wardrobe in the Beautiful South

January 28, 2016
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An Ivey Abitz Wardrobe in the Beautiful South

By Liz in the Beautiful South After years of perusing the Ivey Abitz website I am, at long last, an extremely happy new customer. I don’t know why it took me so long to place an order. Clothes are very important to me. One of my cherished, early memories is of my grandmother making...

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Swathed and Comforted in Ivey Abitz Bespoke

July 23, 2015
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Wearing Ivey Abitz bespoke clothing after a double mastectomy.

It may seem strange, but I was actually looking forward to the mastectomy. Having been a classical ballet dancer, I was never particularly attached to my breasts. As well, I wanted to re-experience the freedom I felt in this body when I was an adolescent. I wanted to celebrate as I was being transformed....

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Ivey Abitz in Paris

October 17, 2014
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Ivey Abitz in Paris

Almost two years ago, I was having a lazy afternoon messing around on Pinterest when I came across a picture of an Ivey Abitz creation. Needless to say, the love affair began. So, when I had the opportunity to spend the month of July in Paris I knew Ivey Abitz was coming along with...

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Under Fire in a War Zone Looking at Ivey Abitz

May 23, 2014
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Under Fire in a War Zone Looking at Ivey Abitz

Under fire in Afghanistan, Frances hunkers down in a concrete bunker with her flack jacket, helmet, and IveyAbitz.com on her smartphone.

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Finding a perfect blend of quality, detail, and lifestyle

May 23, 2013
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Finding a perfect blend of quality, detail, and lifestyle

Years ago I had decided I would dress for myself and not need someone else’s approval for my own individual style. I even took a stab at sewing myself, but my design concepts were much better than the finished product! So, when I looked up the Ivey Abitz website, I...

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Traipsing Round the World in My Traipse Shirt

July 16, 2011
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Traipsing Round the World in My Traipse Shirt

This year for the tour and the four shows in D.C., I wanted something new from the wonderful IA collection. I had to have a new piece that would travel easily and be easy to move and dance in - the Traipse Shirt by Ivey Abitz.

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In Shock that I Went to a MALL

June 19, 2010
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Arrived in Charleston at 2 PM. Charleston is the capital of W.Va., and the city is quite beautiful...again, on a river. We are in the "downtown area" across the street from a MALL! SO funny, I never go to malls, but there I was, along with at least half of the NSO. Never knew a...

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How about a dance from West VA

June 10, 2010
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One or two nights in each hotel does not really allow unpacking or relaxing or siteseeing or "having fun." There are receptions for us, but now I understand why most of the musicians and staff come home and go directly to bed. I am exhausted, and I am not playing each night.

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