4 Sweet Words: Denim, Music, Summer, Sweeps


It’s about this time every year that music starts sounding sweeter. Maybe it’s all the outdoor concerts and festivals in full swing, the playlists you blast on your weekend road trips or just the fact that it’s summer and, well, there’s a joie de vivre that comes with that. We’ve teamed up with Spotify to give you the gift of music all month long. What exactly does that mean? We’re glad you asked.

We caught up with three of our new favorite artists—Sharon Van Etten, Lucius and Kelela—to understand their personal offstage style a bit better (from how they dress to what they listen to). Get to know them and check out the playlists they made just for us here.

What’s more? Well, we’re hosting a little sweepstakes.* We’ll fly one lucky winner and a friend to LA to see Kelela perform live in a Madewell Sessions show, with a stay at Palihouse West Hollywood, a $1,000 Madewell gift card and a Transport Tote filled with Madewell and Spotify goodies. To keep the good vibes going, we’ll also include a year of Spotify Premium. Two runners-up will each get a $500 Madewell gift card and a year of Spotify Premium. (And should you get inspired yourself, just make sure to dedicate your first album to us.)

To tide you over until the sweeps ends, we’re also offering 60 days of Spotify Premium through June 28th** and hosting listening parties in all our stores on May 21st (with sips, sweets, denim, tunes and a few other treats too). RSVP here.

Enter our sweeps here. Check out our favorite musicians (and shop their styles) here.

Stream all our playlists on Spotify here.

*No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States (including D.C.), 18 years and older. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes ends June 15, 2015. To enter and for Official Rules, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit madewell.com/sessionssweeps.
**Offer valid in Madewell stores from May 19, 2015, through June 28, 2015. Offer cannot be redeemed for cash. Offer valid for new Spotify Premium users only and subject to Spotify’s terms and conditions. Visit the URL provided at checkout to go to Spotify’s website and redeem 60 days of Spotify Premium for free. 

Photography by Angi Welsch.