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A T9er Fumbles Around India: Joyful, Overwhelmed, but Well-Outfitted

Our retail gal, Kate Johnson, from the Madison store recently traveled to India and brought back with her some excellent fashion advice, a fresh take on the less popular Kerala, and a beautiful reflection on the women of the world. Enjoy.

Traveling to India is one of those once in a lifetime opportunities. When the chance arises, you just have to emphatically say YES and ask questions later, sure that the details will work themselves out- as they always do. In July, my husband and I spent two weeks in the South Indian state of Kerala. Contrary to what Kerala’s tourism board would lead you to believe, this is not the typical American tourist choice. Most opt, understandably, for the Taj Mahal, Delhi, Mumbai or Varanasi, all in the north. We were also traveling during monsoon season- euphemistically known as ‘the off-season’. Needless to say, packing was daunting. Luckily, I work at a Title Nine store!

So, here’s what I ended up bringing with me: mostly SAMBA. I tell you what; I’m not sure what I would’ve done without my Samba V-Tees (long and short sleeved of course). Well, actually I can tell you exactly what I would’ve done – there would be plenty of photographic evidence of a beet red, sweaty, frizzy-haired, soaking wet, smelly, smelly white girl in India. Instead, thanks to Title Nine, I maintained a reasonable body temperature (and moisture level, for that matter) and was free to explore and enjoy my surroundings. Culturally, shoulders should be covered at all times and any obvious ‘chest’ should be concealed. But the hot and humid weather disagreed. The tencel blended with cotton and spandex of the Samba fabric performed above expectations. It resisted odor like a champ, wrinkles shook out like an instant face-life, and breathed like… Lance Armstrong. If I had been thinking straight, I would’ve packed my Samba dress (Amelia) and skirts (Amelia and Cha Cha)! Burnouts from Prana proved invaluable as light, breathable layers and cover-ups. Here’s the Chai Tee in action at a spice market in Koch:

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T9er’s Holiday Wish List

As Title Niners, we too have our wish lists for the coming holiday! Lucky to be around such great product day in and day out, it’s not hard to have a million things we’d love, but below are some of the teams top picks. We wanted to share with you in hopes of providing a guide if you are shopping for someone but don’t know what to get! Picking different gals with different tastes, hopefully you can find someone similar to the girl you are shopping for.  Also, stay tuned for more ideas – we have a few more Title Niners on the way!

Whenever you are ready to shop, go ahead and click any of the items of clothes, or you can always (and we would love to meet you!) hop on into one of our retail stores (Salt Lake City is now open!), or give us a buzz here at the office. Happy Shopping! 


T9 Vocabulary Lesson: Regulator and Woolicious

We love product reviews as much as you do. And we thought it’s high time to take the conversations had over mixing our oatmeal here in the kitchen, zooming around on scooters, and waiting for the next workout and put them down on “paper” for you. Rebecca, our Director of Retail, is always waiting for next years Regulator, and Alice, of Alice’s Picks, is lovin’ the Woolicious this year. Here’s their take.

Take it, or leave it ;)

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Butter Button-Up Review

My hands down favorite fabric for pretty much any activity is our “Butter” products (by Mountain Hardwear). I doubt I could do the fabric justice by trying to put into words how incredibly soft it is -

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