5 Things You Didn't Know About BLDWN
- BLDWN's fashions are inspired by the independent American attitude, American design, and American artists and icons.
- Matt and Emily Baldwin started with a clothing store. Matt became known for his well-fitting jeans and clothing made from premium denim.
- Emily and Matt Baldwin continue with the company at the headquarters in Kansas City while design and production moved to L.A.
- BLDWN allows returns of unworn, unwashed regular merchandise within 30 days of purchase.
- When shopping the BLDWN website, click on New Arrivals to see the latest additions or Best Sellers to see what others like.
How to Redeem a Coupon Code at BLDWN
When you add an item to your cart when shopping the BLDWN website, a popup box shows you the item you just added. From your cart, you can edit your items, continue shopping, or checkout using PayPal, Google Pay, or the BLDWN checkout.
One thing different about the BLDWN checkout is that, instead of textboxes, you enter your information on lines as you would if you were filling out a paper form. In the checkout, enter your promotional code on the line on the right-hand side of the page below your order summary. Fill out your shipping address and email address, and then click on the box that says "Continue to Shipping Method" to choose your shipping method.
After choosing your shipping method, click on the button that says "Continue to Payment Method." Enter your credit card information and your billing address if it's different from your shipping address. Finally, click on the button that says "Complete Order" to submit your order. Save your information for faster checkouts if you like.
In the end-of-season clearance sales section, you'll find discontinued items from the men's and women's collections. Anything that has been discontinued, from jeans to basic pieces and even statement pieces, can be included in this section.
Prices are substantially reduced from non-clearance prices. You can choose to shop either the men's collection or the women's collection, and then you can sort items by size and color. If you do make a purchase from the clearance sale section, be certain that you have the right size. All sales of clearance sale items are final, and BLDWN will not make any additional adjustment on your purchase price even if identical items to the one you purchased remain in their inventory until the price is discounted even further.
Like Todd Shelton and Save Khaki United, BLDWN, originally BLDWN Denim, is an American fashion brand. The company was founded by designer Matt Baldwin and his wife Emily in 2009 in their hometown, Kansas City, but the couple opened their first clothing store in 2003.
The couple met at a summer sports camp that both had attended as children, but they didn't meet until they returned to work as counselors. They taught wakeboarding, and they became friends as Matt helped Emily improve her wakeboarding skills so that she could better teach the kids. Near the end of the season, Matt tore his bicep down to his wrist in a wakeboarding accident, and Emily invited him to stay at her parent's house while he recuperated.
Instead of going their separate directions after camp as they had planned, they got to know each other and began dating, broke up, and met again at the sports camp when they both returned the next summer to work as counselors. Emily planned to attend the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles in the fall, so Matt followed her there, and three weeks later, he proposed. Both say that if it weren’t for Matt’s injury, they wouldn’t be together and the company might never have been founded.
Both Matt and Emily graduated from FIDM. In 2013, Matt and BLDWN Denim were named GQ Best New Menswear Designer. In 2015, Matt and the company were among the finalists in the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America)/Vogue Fashion Fund. Matt is a member of CFDA.
Originally, BLDWN Denim focused on menswear. The company then expanded from denim into other fabrics and from menswear into womenswear, but the emphasis was still 70 percent menswear to 30 percent women's wear. A makeover that began in 2018 with the choice of Jonathon Crocker to guide the evolution and the opening of a second headquarters in Los Angeles shifts the company's focus from their well-fitted jeans, always a best seller, to ready-to-wear collections that also include outerwear, knitwear, tops, shorts, pants, and dresses and skirts for women.
The styles have an iconic yet progressive, innovative look influenced by American design, designers, and artists. The balance of the collection also shifts to 35 percent menswear and 65 percent womenswear. A new logo omits the vowels from the company name and recasts it in a bold, modern American typeface.
While opening its own new stores, the company is also approaching major department stores like Nordstrom's, specialty department stores, and boutiques like Mario's, especially those that used to carry the company's denim wear, with the revamped approach that is already apparent on the website. So far, the response from stores like Nordstrom has been positive.
Customer reactions also are positive, as affirmed by this YouTube video from Jeffrey Loftus of Finnu Designs entitled Why Finnu Chooses BLDWN. As stated by Loftus, "This is not a paid ad. We just love the jeans."
BLDWN Social Media Links
BLDWN on Facebook: On BLDWN’s Facebook page, you'll find posts about the latest editions to their seasonal clothing collections for both men and women as well as new lifestyle items. The Facebook page also carries announcements of sales, special offers, additional discounts to clearance items, and news about New York Fashion Week.
BLDWN on Pinterest: On Pinterest, BLDWN has created boards showing the inspirations behind their Fall 2018 collection, their seasonal collections for Spring and Summer 2018, and separate boards for their Fall 2019 Men's and 2019 Women's collections. They also have a board that offers a behind-the-scenes look at their 2019 collection.
BLDWN on Instagram: In their Instagram account, BLDWN features items from their collection, sneak previews of items included in upcoming collections, and looks into the inspirations behind a particular collection. In addition, you’ll also find photos of fashion photographers, stylists, and bloggers wearing BLDWN styles.
BLDWN Customer Service Contact Info
6601 College Blvd, Suite 140
Overland Park, KS 66211
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