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Has Ann Arbor
got your look?





By Eda Benjakul
F YOU'RE trying to find a certain
look, Ann Arbor has a store for you.
Six stores have recently opened within
the campus area and another six are
scheduled to open by early May.
From Vintage to Vogue (621 Church
St.) is the latest store to open, offering
just what the name suggests. "We try to
carry the best of a lot of different
looks," said store manager Tes Haas,
"a lot of the fashions are New York and
L.A. inspired."
The store is different, operating out of
an old house, and it shows in the type of
clothes they sell. The range of styles is
anywhere from 20s to 50s to 80s and
from formal to jeans with names such
as Putamal, Terra, and Guess.
"This season we're selling a lot of the
peasant look, with the full skirt. We're
also doing a lot with cutwork and em-
broidery from Indonesia," Haas said.
The store caters mostly to women,
but by fall will include a selection for
Ayla for Men (323 S. Main), like its
counterpart Ayla for Women, offers a
"middle of the road" fashion selection.,
"Our store sells to the fashionable man
who wants to look nice, but not way
out," said store manager Terry
Bassett. The store is strictly spor-
tswear, not selling jeans or suits. Ayla
is heavily influenced by newer
designers such as Perry Ellis, Willie
Smith, Basco, and Bob and Jane.
This spring Ayla is offering Japanese
influenced skirts by the designer

Yomoto as well as the traditional cotton
sweaters with aslight twist from the
regular crewneck.
"Ayla meets a large price range,
from $30 for a pair of Willie Wear pants
up to $150," said Basset. "We don't sell
a lot of the established designers. We
try to find things that can't be found in
the department stores."
Goldberg's (218 S. Main) serves as a
store for the man who wants an updated
look, yet also wants a traditional look
without being staunchy. Goldberg's of-
fers a conservative approach without
compromising fashion.
"We deal in clothing from swim-
trunks to $400 suits," owner Joel Gold-
berg said.
There is a wide range of designers,
many being the more established, such
as Christian Dior, Henry Grethel,
Stanley Blacker, Pierre Baumaine, and
Geoffrey Beene. "We sell mostly to
people with more sophisticated tastes.
Many of our customers want to look
professional with a flair, and still not
look like he walked out of a New York
magazine," Goldberg said.
This spring Goldberg's will rely on
Boston Trader for much of its business.
"Every year Boston Trader sells twice
as much as the previous year. This is
because of their new color com-
binations and use of 100% natural
fibers," Golberg said.
The Cat's Meow (213 S. State) is just
that for those looking for new wave,
military, or vintage clothing. Cat's
Meow offers vintage clothing from the
50s and 60s, many which are unused and
in excellent condition. Sixties ac-

American Ballet Theater
Masonic Temple Theatre
Tuesday, April 3-Sunday, April 8
By Julie Edelson
D ANCE FANS, take note. On April
3-8, the American Ballet Theatre
will grace the stage of The Masonic
Temple in Detroit. After last year's
successful run, the group returns to
delight dance audiences.
The American Ballet Theatre, whose
base is in New York, performs
primarily classical dances. But direc-
tor Mikhail Baryshnikov has incor-
porated some modern works into the
company's repetroire, including a
Twyla Tharp piece entitled Push
Comes to Shove.
Wednesday night is a benefit for the
company and WTVS channel.56 (public
TV). Unfortunately, this is the only
time that we will have the opportunity
to see Baryshnikov perform.
The other nights are dedicated to a
variety of works, including 'Paquita,
Sinatra Suite , and Graduation
Most of the company's publicity has
centered around their million-dollar

production of the new, full-length
ballet, Cinderella. Although ABT has
had -a recent history of financial
troubles, they have taken a huge risk
with this production, in the hopes that
the elaborate sets, costumes, and
special effects will attract the general,
non-dance public, as well as the usual
following of dance enthusiasts.
Indeed, this ballet promises to be a
spectacular display of glitter. There
are five cast changes, six scene
changes, and a collection of exquisite,
authentic costumes, which undoubtedly
make for an attractive scene.
Cinderella stars Magali Messac in the
title role, and Patrick Bissell as the
Prince. Baryshnikov includes some
comical twists, such as using males in
drag (Robert La Fosse and Victor Bar-
bee) to play the wicket stepsisters, and
there is also a funfilled search for the
infamous glass slipper.
one can only hope that the dancing
will parallelthe stupendous external
exhibitions. In Cinderella, we find the
long lost, full-length classical ballet,
with women in pointe shoes executing
elevated extensions, several pas de
deux dances, and large, colorful chorus
numbers where company members
dance with perfect synchronization.
This is a difficult effect to achieve,
especially in the midst of such exten-
sive external decoration.
But the Detroit/Ann Arbor audiences
(dancers and non-dancers alike) will
have the chance to judge the company's
capability for themselves when The
American Ballet Theatre waltzes into

Ayla for Men: For the sportif
cessories can be found: Shoes, belts,
hats as well as 80s new wave ac-
Semi formal wear from the 50s is sold
as well as this spring's newest look in
military wear. "We have imported

American Ballet Theater: Paquita sensation

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military pants from Germany, Spain,
and the Netherlands," said manager
Keith Hay, "We're also experimenting
with new Spanish army coats, oversize
T-shirts, and pedal pusher type pants
this spring.
This store offers clothes for both men
and women with such names as Canal
Jeans, Reminiscence, and Trash &
Vaudville. Cat's Meow is a unique store
and deserves to at least be taken a look
at. "We get a lot of people browsing and
about half of the people do buy things,"
Hay said.
Donna Sacs, new in Briarwood Mall,
specializes in leather goods for con-
temporary men and women who want
high fashion. "Donna Sacs offers high
quality leather jackets in wide price
ranges, starting at $79," district
manager Cathy Monseur said.
Caren Charles, also in the Briarwood
Mall, is geared toward the career-
oriented woman. Caren Charles. is at-
tracting many customers with their 2
plus 2 plus 5 equals 9 concept which
allows a woman to buy two suits, two
skirts, five blouses, and come out with
30 outfits. "This type of investment
dressing comes out to about $15 an out-
fit," said manager Jane Hemilton.
The store, which is affiliated with
Casual Corner, offers personalized
dressing and consultation working with
a woman's old wardrobe. The suits for
spring range from $59-149 with color
combinations such as green and blue.
and red, black and white selling well. It
offers a more tailored, yet feminine
Coming to Briarwood Mall is the
fashionable sportswear store T. Ed-
wards, selling lines including Guess,
Jennifer Reed, and Norma Kamali. The
Italian knit sportswear store Benetton
will soon open at 222 S. State. Other new
stores opening in Briarwood include
Brook's, Lane Bryant, Hadley Arden,
and the men's store Van Horne's.

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