Journal

Stories of the people, places and gatherings that inspire us.

FW16 Runway Show

On the evening of Wednesday, February 3, Billy Reid debuted his Fall-Winter 2016 collection during a runway presentation, part of the collection of shows known as...

Sam Beam of Iron & Wine

Sam Beam, the singer-songwriter who performs as Iron & Wine, talks to the Journal about choosing songs for a covers album, and the poetic magic of Talking Heads’ David Byrne. Read more…

Singer-Songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard

Ray Wylie Hubbard is not easy to define. As Willie, Waylon, and Jerry Jeff carved popular enclaves for themselves in Nashville with their outlaw country ballads in the 1970s, their...

Casey Kelly's Buckhead

When I moved to Buckhead 11 years ago, I couldn't have imagined I would be lucky enough to walk to work every day to a beautiful Billy Reid store. Returning after three years living in Aspen, Colorado, it’s a...

Chef Ashley Christensen + Justin Vernon of Bon Iver

The Fan Club series is one of our favorites to share on the Journal, wherein we invite chef and musician friends, who we know share a mutual admiration, to create a...

Jann Eckert's Chicago

Growing up in rural Illinois, Chicago was the city of my youth. Don’t get me wrong, cornfields and tractors surrounded my childhood, but Chicago was the epicenter of budding culture for this born and bred...

Abhi Bhansali & The Fox Tux

Our Well Worn series hands the mic to friends and customers who’ve grown attached to a specific Billy Reid piece, and asks them to share their own Billy...

Author Warren Zanes on "Petty: The Biography"

Author Warren Zanes’ critically acclaimed book Tom Petty: The Biography is an honest account of Petty’s...

Ted Harrington of Terrapin Stationers

Ted Harrington runs his family’s 102-year old engraving business, Terrapin Stationers and Engraving Co., from midtown Manhattan, where he creates...

Frederick Bouchardy of Joya

Frederick Bouchardy’s Brooklyn-based fragrance design studio, Joya, creates one-of-a-kind hand-crafted candles and scents. Joya’s roots are grounded in using simple, locally-sourced raw materials,...

Russell Mefford of Mefford Jewelers

Russell Mefford, owner of Mefford Jewelers, just up the block from our Florence, Alabama headquarters, is one of the easiest-going dudes you’ll ever meet. With a big heart, infectious laugh, and...

Muscle Shoals Music Foundation

In 1969, FAME Recording Studios house band, The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, opened their own studio at 3614 Jackson Highway in Sheffield, Alabama, one of four small cities - along with Muscle Shoals, Florence and...

Imperial Yarn

We have a long history of supporting American manufacturing and production. And it’s equally important to us that the raw materials and labor that go into our collections trace back to quality sources, ones...

David Zaritsky

In 2012, Daniel Craig wore our Bond Coat as James Bond in the film Skyfall. The slim-fitting coat with horn buttons and...

Billy Reid + SFA

Our relationship with the nonprofit organization the Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA) has a long and storied history. SFA director, John T....

Audwin McGee

Today, we introduce a new series on the Journal called The Shoals, interviews with local talents and friends who add color to the quad-cities where Billy Reid headquarters are anchored. They’re not only...

Maura Tierney

Actress Maura Tierney’s resume includes roles in film, television and Broadway, and is perhaps most memorable for her role as the endearing and complicated Abby Lockhart during eight seasons of the NBC drama...

Billy Reid + K-Swiss FW15 Collection

Our five-year partnership with the American heritage tennis shoe maker K-Swiss returns this season with a lineup that introduces new luxury fabrications and more streamlined, polished...

FW15 Image Shoot

Photographer Steven Perilloux had never been to The Shoals before August, when he came to town to photograph Billy’s FW15...

John Besh

New Orleans chef John Besh launched his fourth cookbook, Besh Big Easy, this week. With 11 acclaimed New Orleans restaurants and a television resume including Chef...

Jesse Tyler Ferguson + Justin Mikita

Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, star of Modern Family, and his husband Justin Mikita founded the nonprofit organization Tie...

Nick Pihakis

Our ongoing series The Dish features chefs and culinary leaders in the Billy Reid family, those who’ve cooked for various events and gatherings, dined alongside us, and included our shops on their cookbook tours....

Axe White Label Collective Celebration

Last Thursday, Billy celebrated the first day of New York Fashion Week in style, by co-hosting an event with Grammy winning-musician John Legend and Esquire’s executive fashion director Nick Sullivan to...

Shindig No. 7

Last weekend, Billy Reid celebrated another incredible gathering around fashion, food, music, art and friendship at our annual Shindig revelry. Hundreds of guests descended on The Shoals for

Brittany Howard Of Alabama Shakes

The highlight of Shindig 7 last weekend was arguably our Surprise Headliner on Friday evening at the Shoals Community Theatre. The sold-out 700-seat venue welcomed a...