You may love to shop or you may hate it, but one thing is for certain, all women shop. This especially holds true during the holiday season. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if shopping could be enjoyable and something to look forward to rather than a chore? I. O. Domani can turn a bad shopping day into a delightful and enlightening experience. This is a place where you can feel at home, socialize a bit, have a few laughs and maybe even have a glass of wine while you get to the know the savvy owner, Chad Thomas, and her dynamic mother/partner, Clarice Thomas. Their goal is to make your day better when you walk through the door and give you a personalized shopping experience.
When I interviewed Chad, she was brimming with excitement and it was obvious that she loves everything about fashion and she has worked tirelessly to make her store run seamlessly. The clothes are carefully thought out and she collaborates with her designers to create exclusive collections for I. O. Domani.
We sat together and Chad started pulling pieces that she felt would work great for the festive holidays. She particularly likes these three designers: NFP (New Form Perspective), Coco Rocha Co + Co, and Rachel Pally.
- NEW FORM PERSPECTIVE: NFP – offers basic building blocks to encourage each individual to create their own personal comfort and blueprint. Gail Travis has designed a collection of smart geometric shapes and styles that are of the moment, but not bound by time. Each piece has the ability to link, layer, fold, snap, shift or connect, creating a platform for personal expression. The knitted sweaters, hand felted dresses and tops and foundation jersey pieces of tanks, bodysuits, and leggings collectively present a unique line of architectural building blocks. NFP’s pieces can be turned upside-down and backwards. The snap wrap piece below can be worn as a dress but when flipped upside down and backwards, it becomes a cardigan. It can also be molded into a longer flowing cardigan that can be wrapped.
- Coco Rocha – Rocha’s inaugural collection, called Co + Co, is a sporty contemporary line that aims to bridge the gap between luxury and affordability while fitting right in with the current fixation on the athleisure market.
- Rachel Pally works jersey like no other designer around. Her designs have been described as comfortable, feminine, body-conscious and sensual. Inspired by her days as a dancer, she has taken her love of fluid moving fabrics and transformed it into a brand that attracts women of all ages, shapes, and sizes. Rachel’s appreciation for the female form inspired her to turn that love into dressmaking. “I love that you can just throw on a jersey dress and feel great and look great. Day and night! It really can work for anyone!” This dress does not have a hem so it can be cut to any length. Wear it one season long and the next just cut it to any length you desire.
L*Space – You can’t come to Cabo without the perfect bathing suit. L*Space swimwear designs focus on that chic, yet unfussy coastal-cool lifestyle, making waves on and off the beach. L*SPACE is the soft, sensual bikini that you covet, and the beach-chic dress that quickly becomes the go-to in your closet.
I have only touched on a few of the amazing designers to choose from as well as accessories, bags and shoes (coming). I. O. Domani is a beautiful shopping experience.
Across the courtyard from Mercado Gastronomica in the Koral Shopping center, Cerro Colorado, San Jose del Cabo
Open Monday – Saturday 10 – 7 / Sunday by Appointment only