Tuesday, May 29, 2007

June Sample Sales!!!

Ladies: Get ready for a workout of your wallet!!

WHAT: Theory Sample Sale
WHERE: 261 W. 36th Street, 2/F (between 7th & 8th Ave), New York, NY
WHEN: June 4-8

WHAT: Tory Burch Sample Sale
WHERE: 261 W. 36th Street, 2/F (between 7th & 8th Ave), New York, NY
WHEN: June 11-15

WHAT: Mara Hoffman Sample Sale
WHERE: 70 Greene St., NY
WHEN: May 31-June 3

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

May Sample Sales Adds

More sample sales galore!!!

WHAT: Big Drop Warehouse Sale
WHY: Big Drop is having a little spring-cleaning in their warehouse! They will have thousands of items from current and previous seasons with all stock priced to sell. For example, a Rebecca Taylor dress originally $228, now $89 and LaRok multi-color dress originally $267, now $106. Other designers in the line-up include: Ya-Ya, Foley & Corina, Ella Moss, Inhabit, Tracy Reese, Development, and much more.
They will have new arrivals and mark downs daily and hourly during this four day sale. Visit their website at www.bigdropnyc.com.
WHEN: May 17- May 20, Thu-Sun 12pm-7pm
WHERE: 361 W. 17th St.(btwn. 8th & 9th Ave.)New York, NY 10011

WHAT: Delman Sample Sale
WHY: Cute flats, shoes are 60% off.
WHEN: May 17-18 (10 a.m.-7 p.m.)
WHERE: Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W 18th St., at 6th Avenue, 4F

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Spring Dressing (Literally!) Part 2

Spring dressing calls for, literally, spring dresses. Here are few best of the best staples that will bring you from the cooler spring days to the Indian heat of summer. AND looking fabulous while doing it - so beat that!

Et Vous Shimmer Dress: This dress captures the metallic silver trend that is wearable without looking like a cyber-bot. It is a glorified t-shirt dress that can go to the office and those hot evening with the right pair of heels and accessories.

Karoo Mark Eisen Pacific Short Sleeve Tunic: OK, this is not a dress but a tunic. But summer is not summer without a t-shirt dress. Hey, if you order a size bigger and have a great attitude it can be a very glamorous mini dress!

Cynthia Rowley's Ring Detail Silk dress: Love this dress because several elements - it's ivory (light), it's silk (light), it's trapeze-shaped (very this season), and best of all, it has these cute ring details at the chest that scream retro without overdoing it.

Photo from top: Et Vous Shimmer Dress, Karoo Mark Eisen Pacific Short Sleeve Tunic, Cynthia Rowley's Ring Detail Silk Dress.

Where to buy: laredoute.com, shopbop.com, bergdorfgoodman.com

Phillip Lim & Uniqlo launch update


Fashionista: The Phillip Lim/Uniqlo collection will be available May 22 in the Soho flagship. Please take note!!!

Friday, May 11, 2007

May Sample Sales Adds

More sample sales galore!!!

WHAT: Lambertson Truex Spring 2007 Sample Sale
WHY: Prices reduced 40-80% MSRP.
WHEN: May 22-24 (tuesday: noon-5 p.m.), (weds-thurs: 9 a.m.-5p.m.)
WHERE: 230 W. 17th St., 6/F, NYC.

WHAT: Derek Lam Sample Sale
WHY: Derek Lam’s cap-sleeve linen dresses, slouchy cotton pants, and Chantilly-lace-and-patchwork tanks still aren’t cheap at the sale (from $300), but the prices beat retail (from $890).
WHEN: May 10-11
WHERE: W. 26th St., nr. Eleventh Ave., Ste. 1750

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Phillip Lim & Uniqlo Collaboration

Jumping on the designer/high-street bandwagon, Phillip Lim is partnering with Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo for a one-off capsule collection this Spring. I have been hearing rumors about Lim's involvement in the Designer Invitation Project for days now; and now thanks to some searches on Google.com, I can finally reveal a few looks from the collection.

I'm still trying to nail down the date of the debut. Multiple sources say the launch will be some time in May in conjunction with the Alice Roi Uniqlo launch. So stay tuned...

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Patrick Robinson's Go International Debut

I woke up this morning to find myself unceremoniously logging in to my computer before coffee and checking out Patrick Robinson's Go International debut on Target.com. I must say the collection looked fabulous in the look-books but I stopped short in actually purchasing anything on the web.

Robinson's collection captures a strong Grecian, Mediterranean-inspired theme, with to-die-for prints and breezy fabrics. The pieces are perfect for summer (the swimsuits! the linen shorts! the light-as-air sundresses!) if you are into the whole beach-y, casual look. Since I am swim-suit shy this season I didn't really see much that can build into my city wardrobe.

The winning piece of this collection? A stunning Grecian-print maillot that will look great lounging on the summer lawns of Central Park.

Photo Credits: Target.com

Saturday, May 5, 2007

May New York Sample Sale

Sample Sales Galore!!!

WHAT: Yigal Azrouel Sample Sale
WHY: It’s time for Yigal Azrouel’s Bi-Annual sample sale featuring current merchandise of the designer label as well as the exclusive brand for Intermix, Yyigal. A large variety and bright and colorful Spring dresses, tops and sportswear.
A few examples of the great deals that you will find include:
Yigal Azrouel Aloha Silk Print Bubble Halter Dress with Pocket Detail Originally $700 Now $165
Yigal Azrouel Viscose Jersey Wrap Dress with Silk Chiffon Sleeves Originally $750 Now $175
Yigal Azrouel Stripe Viscose T Originally $245 Now $75
Yigal Azrouel Viscose Bubble Mini Skirt with Pocket Detail Originally $335 Now $85
WHEN: Tuesday, May 15th and Wednesday, May 16th 9AM – 7PM and Thursday, May 17 9AM – 5PM
WHERE: Yigal Azrouel, 225 West 39th Street, 7th Floor between 7th and 8th Avenues.
PAYMENT: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express

WHAT: TSE Cashmere
WHY: Cashmere and more all up to 80% off.
WHEN: May 6-10. Sun.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
WHERE: 317 W. 33rd st., btwn 8th & 9th avenue.

WHAT: Tocca Spring/Summer 2007 Sample Sale
WHEN: May 10-11.
WHERE: 542 W 22nd St., 3F.

WHAT: Lela Rose Sample Sale
WHY: Clothing up to 75% off retail.
WHEN: May. 16-17.
WHERE: 224 W 30th St., 13/F, NYC.

WHAT: TIBI and Hollywould Clothing, Shoes
WHY: TIBI and Hollywould Clothing, shoes are 75% off.
WHEN: May. 16-18.
WHERE: 336 W. 37th St., nr. Ninth Ave., penthouse fifteen

Sources: Topbutton, DailyCandy, Fashion Week Daily.

Yigal Azrouel Spring/Summer 2007 Collection

I've finally managed to download the podcast for Yigal Azrouel Spring/Summer '07 Collection onto my Itunes. I must say of all the collections I've seen, Azrouel is one of the strongest collection in the market, editorially and realistically speaking.

Sportswear is an American invention. Azrouel's collection captures a casual elegance and makes it modern and unique. His jersey pieces scream fluidity while still maintain volume -- an important silhouette for this season.

Check out Yigal Azrouel's full collection on www.yigalazrouel.com

Photo credits: Style.com

I'm Not a Plastic Bag Bag

Ever since Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth won gold at this year's Oscars, everyone suddenly wants to go green. Let's talk about Eco-fashion! Let's talk about using sustainable energy! Let's talk about recycling! Even accessories has gone chic this summer, thanks to Anya Hindmarch's version of going green.

Her reusable shopper tote, "I'm not a plastic bag" bag, has met crazy demands in the U.K. All brown stitching canvas bags that were available at U.K. supermarket chain Selveridges were all sold out.

State-side, eco-friendly chicettes can still get their totes at selected Anya Hindmarch stores on June 20. You can try signing up on www.anyahindmarch.com and attempt to get on its pre-order waiting list in May. The totes will be available at east coast's Whole Food Markets starting in July.

Why all the fuss for a shopping bag? For a price tag of $15, you are contributing to the environmental movement by saving that shopping bag.

Photo credits: www.anyahindmarch.com