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Sanity is the fashion forward Men's & Women's Clothing & Accessory Boutique, specializing in the most sought after contemporary designers as well as handpicked independent labels from NY and LA. Sanity carries the hottest shoes and jewelry as well as unique gifts and apothecary lines. Sanity is truly a one of a kind and a must see!


goodbye blogger...hello!

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After 3 tedious days of Kevin changing, updating and reworking the blog, the NEW blog is finally up and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! is dedicated to both Sanity and myself so you’ll find a lot of different entries there and not just about the store, which i hope you enjoy.

Since Sanity is a large part of my life, you’ll obviously see a lot of posts about Sanity the store, and everything else that is Sanity, but you’ll also get to know more about me and Kevin and our lives outside of the store.

The blog has a new address so make sure to bookmark it and check back for updates and new posts.

Oh, and happy 90210 day!


Emmy's Fashion 2010

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Emmy's Red Carpet 2010!

E! just finished up their Live from the Red Carpet hour and I was soooo excited when I saw Ross Matthews interviewing celebs and manning the Glam Cam 360! I think he makes everything more fun!

I had a few favorites that I loved everything about their look... and I LOVED the Navy trend this year.

Kim Kardashian

Julie Benz

Lea Michele

Jayma Mayes

I have to give a HUGE thumbs down to Mindy Kaling...bad bad bad.

And the Emmy's 2010 begins... can't wait to hear what everyone else has to say!!


Shades of Grey Fall 2010 New Arrivals

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We just received some great pieces from Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen for men and the pieces look amazing in person.
Check out some of my favorite pics from the line...Kevin is obsessed with this Wax Twill Jacket, $198.
The hood zips down the middle and is lined in ultra soft faux fur.

The Quilted Flannel Jacket, $129 is so cozy and perfect for fall. It is fully lined with quilting and when zipped looks more like a shirt than a jacket so you can be stylin' in even the coldest climates.

Last but not least is Micah Cohen's signature shirt, the double layer long sleeve tee, $59.
Every season we get this in a different version and it's always a big hit.
This season we chose an Olive color.

Kevin and I just returned from an amazing buying trip to Vegas and I can't even begin to describe the amazing items and lines we found!
We ordered a ton of great items for this Holiday 2010 and Spring 2011 and I know it feels so far away, but for next spring think light colors and easy, airy styles. Every line we saw in Vegas, even the lines who are known more for their structured looks were showing this airy, cool, breezy trend and I think it'll be a huge hit with everyone. Girls, think dresses and fun shorts. Pinks, creams, light greys. All of the colors are super easy to style together and the neutral pallet can take you form one season to the next.
Guys, you'll love the super soft tees that are unlike any other that you have felt and chino shorts as well as cord shorts will easily take over your spring/summer wardrobe.

So, back peddling to present day...we just received our Life/After/Denim order for men and everything looks really amazing. Here's a little preview of what we just got, but there is so much more to see at Sanity.

Life/After/Denim Straight leg Chino in Grey. $78.
This Chino can easily take the place of your favorite jean and is a great way to switch up your every day look.

Life/After/Denim Kings Road Hoodie. $118.
This sweater is so soft and cozy, you could easily LIVE in it.

This was just a little peak for you guys, there are so many more awesome style in store that are a must have for this Fall/Holiday season.

I always love this time of year. The sun is shining, I get to wear my favorite sandals day and night, fall merchandise is starting to hit Sanity's shelves and we get to clear out our summer items during the SIDEWALK SALE!! it!!
This weekend, Chagrin Falls will be bubbling over with people (hopefully the rain holds off...fingers crossed) and we'll get to sell you, our customers a ton of great clothes and shoes at a super discount.
Shop early for all the best items...because they go FAST and I mean FAST!
Here are the SIDEWALK SALE hours...write them down, put them in your calendar, staple them to your forehead...whatever it takes, just don't miss this sale!!

Thursday, July 29: 10am to 9pm

Friday, July 30: 10am to 6pm

Saturday, July 31: 10am to 6pm

Sunday, August 1: 12pm to 4pm


Shop Men's and Women's Clothing, Shoes and Jeans up to 90% OFF!

$10/$20/$30 racks!

Designer Jeans starting at $75

Shoes starting at $25

Tees starting at $10

Don't miss out on this amazing SHOPPING weekend!!

8 E. Washington
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

We're starting to receive Fall 10 shipments at Sanity and I can't get enough! So far BBDakota, Mink Pink and Post'age Denim are in my top 3 for favorite new arrivals, but I made myself narrow down all of our new arrivals to my top 3 favorite items in the here they are!

Postage Denim Dover Skinny in Medium Ryan Wash $152

The Dover by Post'age in Medium Ryan wash and a skinny leg make this a classic jean that you will have for years.

Medium blue wash with distressing in

all the right places to make this a perfectly worn in looking jean.
Post'age jeans are known for their comfort and

softness, they're a brand that you must try!

BB Dakota Merritt Top $75

The Merritt sweater top BB Dakota features a faux wrap scarf around the neck and super comfy fit and soft cotton fabrication.

The cropped style lets you create sever

al different outfits from a Saturday night out with friends to a lazy sunday.

Sunner Florent Dress in Denim


The Sunner Florent Dress is a staple in celebrities' closets and can now be a staple in your closet!
The ruffle detail on the front and the gold lined buttons create a sophistication that can not be surpassed.
Brushed silk and tie back waist add to the interest of the dress.
The pockets in the dress are an added bonus!

I had to sneak in one favorite new doesn't fit in my top 3, but oh well!
This shoe is only available in store...The Ola Vintage Flair.
(and it's only $48!!)
Available in washed black and washed purple, this adorable shoe will surely become a favorite because it looks great with everything from jeans to skirts and dresses.


Made in LA...Post'age denim now at Sanity

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It's always refreshing to see a line made in the good ol' "U, S and A" (thanks Borat ;) ) that's why I am so excited to introduce all of our Sanity fans to Post'age Denim. Post'age Denim is a line that although is made in the USA utilizes the best denim and fabrics from Europe, Japan and the USA. Post'age some how manages to keep their prices down ranging from $145-$160, which is really great for all of us premium denim lovers!
This shipment of Post'age included men's and women's styles ranging from bootcut to skinny for women. Slim leg (with stretch to add to the comfort) and a true straight leg for men. Check out these awesome pictures below as well as Audrina Patridge looking so stylish in Post'age.
Stop in and try on a'll be hooked!


New Arrivals for Men Instore and Online

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Fall is by far my favorite time of year. The fashion is amazing and the trends are usually very wearable and fun to try. We have been receiving so many new's a peak at a couple of the newest arrivals for men at Sanity in Chagrin Falls and

TOMS for men are finally here and they have been a HUGE hit!
Check out these Cordones for men...the best part about them is that you can wear them with or without the laces.
Check them out here:

We also have a Classic TOMS for men in Black.

Plaid is a trend that is not be taken lightly this fall...
This button down by Palmer Cash has a great fit, great style and a great price. $55

Alternative Apparel is known for their hoodies and fleece, but this hoodie has to be felt in person. It is hands down the softest hoodie.


Make room in your closet for.....

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This must have trend for guys is everywhere for fall and almost as big as plaid...almost.
But Chambray shirts are definitely worth you making room in your closet because this trend is one that hardly goes out of style. Guys, you can wear a chambray shirt for years to come and these two are are a perfect example of slim fit, modern chambray shirts that will drive the girls crazy!

I found a little history about chambray that i thought was interesting...
Chambray was first known to be used in Cambrai, France, as early as 1595 then evolved into the comman workman's shirt in the US in the coining the term "blue collar"

Kill City Military Inspired Chambray Shirt

Palmer Cash Silver Chambray



Jean Paul Gaultier X Melissa hits Sanity!

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The newest Melissa collaboration shoe has hit Sanity and it looks ah-mazing! Melissa has collaborated with renown designer Jean Paul Gaultier to create a truly stunning shoe, the Jean Paul Gaultier X Melissa. This limited edition shoe features a 4 inch cigarette heel, opaque and transparent recycled rubber construction and an incredibly comfortable foot bed.
“Working with Melissa has been a coup de pied à la mode! I’ve enjoyed the challenge of creating a high heeled plastic shoe with all the values of my design ethos.” – JEAN PAUL GAULTIER
This isn't the first collaboration with Jean Paul and Melissa, the two joined forces in 1982 to create a sneaker, which if you look closely has some noticeable similarities. (See sneakers below. Picture from
The newest creation, Jean Paul Gaultier X Melissa will be treasured for many years to come and can be yours by visiting Sanity in Downtown Chagrin Falls or purchasing through Please know that stock is extremely limited.

Meet the amazing designer Althea Harper, Project Runway Season 6 contestant and runner up, at the ALTHEA HARPER Trunk Show this Saturday, June 26 from 12pm to 4pm at Sanity in Chagrin Falls!

Sanity alongside Karen Morse, Glamour Magazine's Cleveland Representative will be hosting a very special Trunk Show with Althea's incredible collection, ALTHEA HARPER as well as her second line SITTELLA.

Althea Harper, a runner up on Project Runway season 6 and a breakthrough designer will be showing her current collection at Sanity. Her cutting edge style combines beautiful tailoring and draping with strong silhouettes.

Althea is also knows for her unique work in knit wear as well as her experience working alongside numerous renowned designers, including Anna Sui, Zac Posen, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood and Tory Burch.

While designing for Tory Burch, she continued to build her own line, self titled ALTHEA HARPER which has shown consistently in

New York fashion week since its debut in September 2009.

Celebrities are falling in love with the line, especially Kourtney Kardashian who was just recently spotted wearing an ALTHEA HARPER dress while out one night.

To see Althea's beautiful collection in person and purchase pieces of your own, stop by Sanity this Saturday, June 26 from 12pm-4pm.

For questions about this event, please contact Sanity 440.893.9279

*Parking is available behind the building*


Must Have Trend-Gray Jeans

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A good pair of gray jeans never goes out of style.
I am loving the Gray Jean trend, which really isn't even a trend because a good pair of gray jeans never goes out of style. Each year, I find myself going back to my gray jeans and they always look so classic.
While going through my US Weekly's, People Magazine's and online gossip sites, I've noticed celebs rockin' the gray jean trend. If you haven't tried it, I think it's time. The versatility of gray jeans is amazing and they're an all year jean.

Check out Kate Moss wearing her gray jeans dressed up with a blazer and boots and also down with a casual tee and sandals.

With so many options I know you'll find a jean that you'll fall in love with.

Cheap Monday Narrow Jean in Bleached Black

Cheap Monday Flash Slim Jean in Wing Wash

Cheap Monday Spring Jean Short

The Cheap Monday Spring jean short is a great summer option. They are light weight and perfect for hot summer months.

The newest addition to the William Rast family is the Sienna Legging.
Sienna comes in two perfect-for-warm-days washes. Forever Gray ($145) and Monet ($165).

The Forever Gray jean is a nice lightweight denim and a customer fave!

Stop by Sanity in Chagrin Falls to find your perfect gray jean or shop on for FREE and QUICK shipping!


Ruffles for all ages

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I was recently asked, "what current trend can be worn at every age?" and my answer was... ruffles!

Ruffles are everywhere you look and can be worn in so many different ways.
Many women think that ruffles look "young" or are for little girls, but this season those two thoughts are definitely not the case. There is a ruffle for every age.
Every article of clothing this season can be found with ruffles of all sizes. From tops to bottoms to shoes...ruffles are everywhere.
Here are a couple of my favorite pieces that are available now at Sanity in Chagrin Falls as well as
This lace trim hooded vest ($55) is the perfect example of ruffles that won't overwhelm you. The ruffle detail is very minimal with only a ruffle trim as well as some ruffle detail on the hood (which is easily tucked inside the don't even know it's there!)

For more ruffles, this Ruffle Front Zip Top ($79) is a great piece! It's a personal favorite of mine. The top is beautiful with interesting details like the zipper in front and long back. You'll swoon over this top when you see it in person.

If you're afraid of ruffles or think they're not for you, I would start small with the ruffles and work them into an outfit that you are already comfortable in. They'll grow on you, you'll see!

Plus, it's always fun to try something new.


Jessa's Favorite Picks

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Jessa, one of our amazing models on picks her favorite pieces that are her must haves of the moment!
Check them out on and use the facebook "Like" button to like the pieces that are your faves! also has a fun new section, "In the News". 
We took all of our favorite fashion sites, blogs and news sources and  put them all on one page for you to keep you up to date on everything  fashion. 


Meet Sophie!

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I'd like to introduce you to Sophie by Young Fabulous and Broke!
The Sophie Jumper is my favorite item in the store right now. This jumper is versatile and comfortable!
Made from 100% Linen, you'll stay cool on hot summer days, but you'll still look HOT!
The Sophie Jumper looks great with flat sandals as well as heels and even looks great with a cardigan or blazer over.
Jessa is wearing the Sophie Jumper with a great pair of Chinese Laundry sandals, also available at Sanity.
Stop by Sanity in Chagrin Falls to try on this fab find!



Guys, get your print on.

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There are so many awesome prints out for men this year. There is plaid, floral and graphic just to name a few. Check out these amazing prints from some of our favorite brands Shades of Grey, Comune, Hugo Boss and toddland.

The Hot Stuff Tank from toddland makes me laugh every time i see it, but I still can't get over how cool it is.
For a closer look at the tank, check out the tank on our site.

Shades of Grey (the former Shades of Greige) came out with this awesome floral shirt with definite Hawaiian inspiration.
The Monaco Shirt looks really great on and lets a guy sport a masculin floral print.

The Wade Shirt by Comune is a lightweight take on a henley hoodie. This shirt is a great substitute for your favorite hoodie in warmer weather. You have to feel it to believe how lightweight and durable this material really is.

 Last but not least is the Hugo Boss Orange Label Sheridan Shorts in Blue Plaid.
This is one of my favorite pieces of the season.
I absolutely love the blue plaid for spring and summer and these shorts can take you from brunch to golf to having drinks on a patio.


Flower Power

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Us Clevelander's have had such beautiful weather lately and today it's snowing....yes snowing. Starting tomorrow though we are supposed to see sunny days again so my spring mood isn't totally gone. Just put on hold for a day. I still can't help but LOVE spring's hottest trend, floral print. The floral print may look familiar to those who used to watch the original Beverly Hills 90210 because all the girls in the original 90201 used to rock it! Check out these pictures below. The funny thing is, the floral print came back as well as the boyfriend blazer and leggings (even though leggings in my opinion never went out, just took a break. )
Check out Donna and Brenda, they're wearing the floral print and  Kelly is wearing a boyfriend blazer.

Below the 2 pictures of the original 90210 cast is a dress that we have right now at Sanity and on the Cap Sleeve Floral Zip Front Dress $65.00
This dress is so adorable on and a must-have piece for the season.