Getting into the pages of Harper's Bazaar magazine is a challenge - unless, of course, you happen to be Julius clothing, in Sacramento's Pavilions shopping center.
In Harper's March issue, Julius has been honored by the magazine's editors and other important fashion figures - for the third time - as one of the magazine's Style Leaders and listed among the Top 100 best specialty stores in America. The complete list can be found on page 218.
"We're very proud (of the honor)," says Julius owner Sharon Anapolsky, who recently returned from a buying trip to New York, where she also attended a dinner at the Hearst Building (home of Bazaar's publisher).
"The magazine's publisher and fashion director spoke," Sharon says. "And we exchanged ideas about the industry and how we could take things a step further."
Here's what Valerie Salembier, Bazaar’s senior vice president and publisher, had to say in an e-mail about speciality stores in general and Julius in particular:
“Women’s specialty stores have a special place in fashion retailing. Harper’s Bazaar’s Style Leaders provide the most discerning customers with high-quality customer service and unique, luxurious products, resulting in a personalized shopping experience that our readers truly appreciate. We're proud to salute Julius ... the top tier of women’s fashion specialty stores."
FYI: Julius was the only Sacramento store to make the prestigious list. The closest honorees are Cielo and Wilkes Bashford in San Francisco, Susan in Burlingame, and Susan Graf Ltd. in Healdsburg.