ABOUT DRESS & DWELL
Dress & Dwell was born out of a passion for all things lovely, and this passion is made evident in the detail that is in every facet of the store’s fashion and interior design. Amanda Gibson, owner and founder of Dress & Dwell, started her journey by obtaining a degree in Apparel Merchandising from Indiana University. A few years later while working full time and living in Chicago she pursued a degree in Interior Design from Harrington College of Design while interning at a well known Chicago design firm, Buckingham Interiors + Design. With a love for things all beautiful, as well as those long forgotten, Amanda’s love for unique antiques and vintage pieces has become a major part of the Dress & Dwell brand. In a recent article highlighting the unique feel of Dress & Dwell and it’s eclectic, yet refined taste Amanda gave the following bit of advice, “I suggest finding your own style, and mixing it up. I personally love a mix of old and new. Just find unique antique pieces that mean something to you and mix them with new pieces.” Amanda travels to many markets to scout the latest clothing and home decor!
Our time here at Dress & Dwell is spent greeting our customers in our hometown shop with the Southern Hospitality our rural upbringings have ingrained in us, and dressing our customers with the style savvy that our big city adventures have allotted us. We scour the big retail markets for the latest trends and newest styles, as well as the antique markets for the unique and unusual. We see our online shop as an extension of our brick and mortar shop located in historic Downtown New Albany. As soon as you enter our website we want you to feel right at home, like you’re visiting an old friend with a decked out apartment and a lot of really cool stuff in her closet.