Freaking out about what to give the folks at the office, family and friends for the holidays? Here is your opportunity to stay on budget and still come out with fabulous gifts.
Although known for specializing in Italian cashmere, Portolano also offers the finest quality in leather, knitwear, footwear, childrenswear and home goods. Shop Portolano's sample sale and you'll come out with luxury accessories including pashminas, gloves, hats, slippers, blankets, ponchos, shawls and more, all in a variety of colors and styles and marked at or below wholesale prices! You'll be able to pick up something for everyone.
Fall and winter often offer some of the best fashions abound for those of us that reside in cold climate regions. One reason being the range of fabrics available in said fashions. Thicker, heavier, and softer materials are ideal for lower harsher temperatures. And as a result, it's easy to forget that the materials working so hard to protect us from the elements need a bit of protection for themselves. So we're going to tell you how you can protect and care for your favorite fall/winter pieces in leather, suede, velvet, and cashmere.
Leather, as durable a fabric as it is, will last that much longer if treated properly. For new leather pieces, apply a waterproofing spray as a preventative measure against staining, and then dry in a cool place. It is very important that leather stays hydrated. To ensure that your leather stays hydrated, condition it with leather lotion - yes that exists - and allow wet leather to air dry instead of applying direct heat. Waterproof, air dry, and lotion your leather approximately every three months for continued results, and never store it in plastic! Rub away a scuff mark with a gum eraser. However, if the mark remains simply mask it with an indelible felt marker or crayon in a matching color. For those salt stains on your boots, wipe them clean with a solution of one cup water and one tablespoon white vinegar.
The models of Koi Suwannagate's installation show on Broadway chatted in a woodland-themed spread coated in assorted designs of cashmere and prints. Stunningly arranged, models were in black and agate blue cashmere kimono tops with sleeve extensions to create seasonal versatility. Complementary to the forest theme, a deep green cropped long-sleeved cashmere top with scoop neckline and ribbed sleeves created a natural look on the painted and chatty ladies.
As beautiful as the clothing appeared, models distracted on-lookers by fidgeting with their hands and nails. But perhaps Koi had planned on that.
Manhattan - Retail: Ksubi
What never goes out of style?
Where do you find hidden gems/ signature pieces in the city?
I make sure to check out Goodwill stores.
What accessory are you never without?
My feather earring or my sunglasses.
What’s on your wish list this season?
A pair of Rich Owens shoes.