Where Does Nancy Pelosi Shop? At Stackpole Moore Tryon in Hartford
On Sept. 12, the highest levels of government and fashion came together in Connecticut when the distinguished men’s and women’s clothier Stackpole Moore Tryon/Tuesday’s in Hartford tweeted about a distinguished visitor.
It was Nancy Pelosi, the California Congresswoman who was the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House (2007 to 2011) and is now the Democratic leader of the 113th Congress. Pelosi was here for the annual backyard bocce fundraiser that U.S. Rep. John Larson holds at his house in East Hartford.
Pelosi was in Hartford specifically to shop at Stackpole Moore Tryon/Tuesday’s, which specializes in high-end clothing that bespeaks the best of fresh contemporary design, is perfectly tailored and distinguishes those who wear it in corporate and executive settings.
When Larson first told Pelosi “about the store she thought that Stackpole was a very traditional old school, old fashioned women’s clothing business,” owner Jody Morneault says.Pelosi first stopped by the Hartford institution last year and was surprised to see how seamlessly Stackpole blends stylishness with tradition, according to Morneault, who says, “She really loves what we’re doing. We have the type of clothing [she likes] … It fits her; she looks great in it.”
Pelosi favors Stackpole’s Iris line because of its balance, Morneault says, and she also buys Magaschoni at Stackpole, which does all the tailoring on the pieces Pelosi buys and then ships them to her.
“Believe it or not, it’s hard to find really high quality, great fitting clothes,” says Morneault. As a result for Stackpole, customers come from Boston, New York and beyond. “It’s always an honor when customers from New York, Boston and Washington say, “Oh my God, I’ve never seen anything like this.”
As for Pelosi, when Morneault said “see you next year” in parting, Pelosi responded, “Why do I have to wait?” She’s planning to return to Connecticut and Stackpole with her daughters before next year’s bocce fundraiser.
(Below, the announcement for a trunk show wrapping up this week.)
The rest of us don’t have to wait either. On Oct. 16, 17 and 18, Stackpole is having its annual Junior League Trade-In event, and in November there are two big trunk shows for women.
From the 6th through the 8th, the Italian label Santorelli will be on hand with luxurious high-end corporate jackets, dresses and more. “The fabrications are just fantastic,” Stackpole says, and fashions for spring 2015 will be featured. On the 13th to 15th Iris from Canada will be at Stackpole with pieces from its spring 2015 collection.
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