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High Fashion, Warm Welcome
By: Emily AllenJanuary 11, 2023
The Tiger’s Eye Delivers Both
There’s something about a woman dressed from head to toe in Tiger’s Eye.
She’s always smartly accessorized. She’s chic, but she’s also comfortable. She’s perfectly put together and perfectly at ease. Take, for example, Tiger’s Eye owner, Nadine Poling. She exudes style…and also warmth.
Nadine has been at the helm of Tiger’s Eye for 26 years, putting her very distinct mark on Lititz style. When we spoke to Nadine recently, we talked about how comfortable fashion is more in demand than ever. We asked her what Tiger’s Eye brands she would choose to build a head-to-toe look that’s effortlessly chic. She didn’t hesitate to offer an answer.
“My go-to comfort, career, and casual brand is without a doubt Eileen Fisher. The simplicity of her silhouettes work together season after season. Eileen is the perfect backdrop for our excellent selection of accessories. Chose a cashmere scarf for texture and color, or a necklace from our outstanding selection of jewelry. Depending on your personal style, you could choose something simple and classic or opt for a statement piece from Debe Dohrer and Phyllis Clark.”
Of course, Tiger’s Eye is also known for their selection of shoes. Nadine says she’d finish her ideal outfit with shoes by Naot and a bag from Daniella Lehavi. The shoes because Noat offers “comfort and quality, all in one” and the handbag because they’re handmade in Israel from Italian leathers in unique styles and vibrant colors.
Of course, just as big a draw as the fashion at Tiger’s Eye is the relationships built over time. Nadine and her husband, Gaylord, have many favorites, but when asked if any relationships stand out, the couple quickly offered Marguerite Ziegler.
“Marguerite was our second oldest customer and resided at Masonic Village,” Nadine recalls. “She dressed to perfection, everyday. She always had a great story to share, was very quick-witted, and loved Lititz. When she visited, it quickly became a fashion show. She and her husband always had time for lunch either at Danner’s Deli or at the Lititz Springs Inn, and visited Sophia’s to get her hair cut.”
“She brought a smile to everyone’s face,” said Gaylord. “When life got a little tough, and John gave up driving, we would drive to Elizabethtown and pick them up. Unfortunately, John passed and Marguerite died a short time later of a broken heart.” It’s evident from the tenderness of the story how missed these special friends are.
These are the kinds of relationships that are built in between the brick and mortar walls that make up our Lititz shops…Real relationships. Treasured relationships. So if you’re looking for fashion that’s as comfortable as it is chic and shop owners who are as stylish as they are kind, look no further than Tiger’s Eye.