Barrie Pace is [was] a high-end catalog apparel company. I am fairly certain I have some pages still stashed from a couple of their catalogs. I assume it's yet another company going under primarily due to economic downturn as there are no specifics on their site beyond that they are officially going out of business.
They still have styles available appropriate for business/ business casual + still a number of dresses available [although in limited sizes / colors]. But still, for under $20, it's worth a look.
Here are a couple of my fav picks:
(lol-this is almost a modern Joan Bennett a la Dark Shadows dress. just a tweak of the hair [& make-up] & you're there! & lightly sarcastic big thanks to mom. most other 30-ish year olds probably don't get that reference...not even the 90's revival version...both of which you got me hooked on)
♥ - Kat.
[images from Barrie Pace newsletter & site]