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November 4th, 2008 | By | 3,170 Comments

GET THE LOOK: LAUREN CONRAD

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I’m not afraid to admit that I’m obsessed with The Hills. I crave the drama and refuse to believe that it’s actually scripted. BUT I also refuse to believe that these feelings come from anything other than the fact that I want to see what Lauren Conrad is wearing each week. Lauren’s sense of style has inspired me–and I know that I am not alone. However, I always felt that in order to achieve her wardrobe, I too would have to become a reality superstar. Turns out I was wrong, as I was easily able to find an outfit on Swell that closely resembles one of her trademark looks. Honestly, I now prefer my ensemble more, as I achieved her chic boho look while staying true to my surf roots–and that’s one thing that I’m not willing to trade for fashion.

Get the Look Outfit:
1: ROXY G&T SUNGLASSES. 2: HURLEY NATALIE BAG. 3: ZADS LAYERED COIN NECKLACE. 4: ZADS NATIVE FLOWER RING. 5: EZEKIEL DANDY SS TOP. 6: HURLEY MOVEMENT 11 YC DENIM. 7: ONEILL TOPSY TURVY SANDAL. 8: ZADS BANGLE SET

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November 4th, 2008 | By | 6,010 Comments

HURLEY’S TOMBOY DRESS TURNS IT UP

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As everyone knows, the best part of any major awards shows is seeing what the celebrities are wearing. And this year’s 2008 MTV Video Music Awards was especially stunning, as we saw supermodel Bar Refaeli rock Hurley’s Tomboy Singlet Maxi dress. Later did we learn that the frock was actually made specifically for her. From the moment we saw it we knew the Tomboy was pretty amazing. And Swell ended up as one of the select few retailers able to offer it in limited supply. Simple, chic and refined, the floor-length number is as comfortable to wear as your favorite t-shirt, but is sultry and versatile. Should you want to accessorize with jewelry, scarves, a bag or some type of jacket, the dress easily flatters all body types. And in a recent photo shoot we assembled three great ways to wear it–proving you hardly need a figure like Bar’s to pull it off.

We were also able to get the full lowdown on the dress’ design and inspiration from Hurley’s Jenna Woodhull, who explained that what really sets the Tomboy apart is its effortless sex appeal. (more…)

October 29th, 2008 | By | 3,617 Comments

SHOP LONG, SHOP HARD: 20% OFF YOUR ORDER

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October 28th, 2008 | By | 2,856 Comments

SPANKIN’ NEW RVCA

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Those crazy kids from Rvca never seem to slow down. No wonder our customers chose them as their favorite brand. Which is why Swell is always the first to have Rvca’s latest and greatest in stock. But we wonder how many of you know the real Rvca story? Equal parts Cinderfella and the America dream, it all started with designer PM Tenore’s vision to create a design-driven (i.e. cool art and graphics) skate/street brand. The first t-shirts were sold exclusively in boutique skate shops. But then PM’s childhood friend and pro surfer Conan Hayes stepped in, and brought his own unique and opposing style–hence the brand’s slogan: The Balance Of Opposites. Rounding out the posse was skater / artist Ed Templeton, whose art was prominently featured in PM’s skate shop ten years earlier. Ed can be credited for Rvca’s pioneering use of artists showcasing their works to help raise awareness and benefit the community. And there you have it. No fat guys in suits, no slick marketing gimmicks, just creative minds coming together for the common good-looking.