Jill Biden States Her Case, Shops Locally and Still Looks at Price Tags

January 21, 2021 2 min read

Jill Biden States Her Case, Shops Locally and Still Looks at Price Tags - Peter Kate

“She’s very much her own person. She’s not influenced by designers. She is much more influenced by the occasion and what she needs for her different events. She goes to so many different types of events,” Aerenson said. “She’s got a great sense of her own style. She’s very classic. She always looks appropriate, which I really admire. Because in today’s world, our modern fashion can be tricky sometimes.”

Her pragmatic side could be seen Tuesday night in the necklace she wore — a Peter Kate purchase that retails for less than $50. Having always been the kind of shopper who looks at price tags, she sometimes says, “‘Oh, maybe not today,’ like a lot of women do when they’re checking out or thinking about something,” Aerenson said.

Rather than stand by party lines and wear a hue of Democratic blue on Tuesday night, Biden sported a bright green Brandon Maxwell shirtdress. The designer declined comment Wednesday through a spokeswoman. Choosing green and that silhouette is just one example of how Biden approaches classic styles in a very modern way, Aerenson said.

After Kamala Harris’ history-making speech Wednesday night at the DNC, the Bidens joined the vice president Democratic nominee and her husband Douglas Emhoff on stage in a Delaware auditorium. Jill Biden wore a short-sleeved Ralph Lauren dress from Ralph Lauren, who designed the pale blue suit First Lady Melania Trump wore to President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

The pearl necklace that the 69-year-old Biden wore Tuesday night reversed the traditional style with larger pearls at the center and descended with smaller ones. Biden wears the necklace all the time, according to the store owner. “Pearls are so classic, very Jackie O. Yet, these are more modern and funkier,” she said.

Aside from dealing with Jill Biden as a loyal shopper for nearly 19 years, Aerenson has known the Biden family for as long as she can remember. Her mother, Kathy Savage, grew up with Joe Biden and his sister Val. And Aerenson came of age with the former vice president’s children. “Wilmington is a small area so you tend to know people,” the retailer said. “That’s why the Bidens — all of them — have always been supportive of us, coming into our store. I’ve met the staffers over the years. It’s been a really fun and interesting experience.”  For more check out the whole article here