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Wardrobe Reset Step 1: Start with the Basics

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Wardrobe Reset Step 1: Start with the Basics

Mid-winter (now) is a great time to assess your basics, aka your base layers, intimates, or under layers. These garments are the foundation for every outfit's success. Even when you invest in quality basics, you are still going to have to cleanse ripped, stained, stretched out, and unloved pieces from your collection periodically. Items in good condition can usually be donated; fiber recycling is a good option instead of trash. When you are in the habit of regularly checking base with your basics, your restock shop can be quick and easy. Use this list for reference when assessing your shopping needs.

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Virtual Tour: New Year Reset

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Virtual Tour: New Year Reset

Happy New Year! While you can still find all of your favorite products on our website, our store front has undergone a thorough a "sparks joy" reset to kick off 2021 with minimalist aesthetic and intention. Winter Cozy, Wardrobe Staples, Classic Glamour, & Sew Much More.

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Designers Choice: Custom Made Gift Guide

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Designers Choice: Custom Made Gift Guide

If anyone has a good handle on which custom-made clothing items make the best gifts, it's the designer and creator herself! I had a lot of fun talking with Yana to figure out what she wanted to put on this list. She's got good taste. Keep reading for Yana Dee's top 5 custom made gifts for the 2020 Winter Holiday Season. 

1. Fortune Robe

Here are 5 reasons why the Fortune Robe is at the very top of Yana's personal recommendation list:

  1. Inclusivity. This robe is for bodies of every size, age, shape, gender, and ability. Everyone deserves to be cozy and warm in soft fabric...

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Yana Dee is hiring! *Updated October 7 2020*

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Yana Dee is hiring! *Updated October 7 2020*

If you are dreaming of joining the Yana Dee team, now is your chance! We are actively hiring for a Store Assistant Manager. We are also accepting applications for studio sewers, and store sales associates, on a rolling basis. If you are looking for work in Traverse City, Michigan, read on to learn more about these positions and how to apply! Assistant Manager - Now Hiring Our busy downtown Traverse City boutique needs an assistant manager! Previous sales and management experience is required.  A passion for sustainable fashion is a must. As the assistant manager, you would do everything a sales associate does (see...

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Summer 2020 Visitors Guide for Yana Dee in Downtown Traverse City

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Summer 2020 Visitors Guide for Yana Dee in Downtown Traverse City

You will find beautiful, charming downtown shopping in Downtown Traverse city. One of the most unique stores here is, of course, Yana Dee!

Everything we sell is made "in house" right here in Michigan. The quality of materials used is of high importance; you will find only the finest cotton, linen, silk, hemp and other natural fibers in our clothing. Probably the most unique part of shopping here is that you can have clothing custom made for you! We will take your measurements, and help you pick the right color, fabric, and design details to suite your style. 

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