Tag Archives: shopping
Man Repeller: Let’s Give a Little Love to J.Crew
“Had J.Crew never made a pair of high waist, cropped and flared white jeans, I never would have bought them, loved them and declared them a fixture of my summer wardrobe. They cost me $150, so were they cheap? No. But they also weren’t made cheaply — which is important. And in comparison to the designer iterations that […]
The art of avoiding ownership
“In the age of Facebook, people don’t want to be photographed more than once or twice in the same dress.” Read more about Millenials’ commitment issues in this great article via Business of Fashion.
I’m Loving: Self-Portrait
London brand Self-Portrait’s Pre-Fall line is about to change your idea of the Little Lace Dress. Rarely does a brand so deftly mix the frilly and feminine with the crisp, directional appeal of contemporary wear. Lace dresses, while delicate, are given unique patterns and strong lines for sharp silhouettes that are simultaneously classic and modern. For a […]
Harper’s Bazaar: What I wish I knew about shopping when I was younger
“The main advice I would give my younger self is a message of quality over quantity. I haven’t lost the thrill of the chase, but now I wait and truly consider before I make a purchase.” Kerry Pieri speaks to my heart (and my experience as a college kid in NY) for Harper’s Bazaar.
Steal of the week: Rebecca Minkoff LA Sample Sale
Pastels, sundresses, and sandals galore. And up to 70% off? Yes, please. Check out the LA and online event next week.
Type A: The Midi Skirt that Matters
It’s come to my attention that the A-line midi skirt is the best trend to come around lately, and the reasons are obvious. The A-line midi is that careful intersection of modest and modern, so intrinsically feminine without being frilly, retro without being kitschy. Plus the shape is flattering on literally anyone. A is for […]
The denim capital: L.A. births premium brands despite industry decline
“The fashion capitals of the world may reside in cities like Paris, New York, and Milan, but the denim capital of the world is undoubtedly Los Angeles, California. Equipped with some of the best wash houses and textile mills in the country—and home to the casual cool aesthetic and lifestyle that denim so expertly embodies—the […]
Racked: The Fall of the Hipster Brand
“‘Urban Outfitters and American Apparel did a good job of commodifying the earliest kind of hipster—the Vice-reading, PBR-swilling, trucker-hat-wearing twentysomething,’ she says. ‘But they have not successfully evolved to meet the needs of the new wave that cares about authenticity and buys products from brands that have a strong ethical core.’” …. “But it’s clear […]
Freezing temps in the east and three days of rain in L.A. means I have a bona-fide excuse to lust after knitwear. Honestly, though, who needs an excuse?
Lucky unveils new Lucky Shops
“On Monday, Lucky Group, the Conde Nast-backed venture still in relative infancy, unveiled its newest enterprise: Lucky Shops, a site marrying editorial content ande-commerce. In response to the success of “shoppable” editorial platforms such as Who What Wear, The Coveteur, and Into the Gloss, Lucky has decided to stake its claim in e-commerce territory. However, […]