If you haven’t already been to Bird we’d be surprised, but in the case you don’t frequent Brooklyn boutiques we’re here to tell you to go. They carry all our favorite labels like 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, Isabel Marant, and new arrival Gretchen Jones just to name a few. There are also menswear collections including (but not limited to) Band of Outsiders, Billy Reid, Paul Smith, and Shipley & Halmos. The LEED-certified Williamsburg location regularly features art and photography exhibits and the occasional shop-in-shop combining creativity with their goods for a shopping environment we could spend all afternoon in. Check out their Cobble Hill and Park Slope locations as well.
On Saturday May 5th, the Sheraton Hotel, Boston will be hosting the Ladies Luxury Escape event for women to enjoy a private shopping experience and meet design and retail exhibitors from all over Boston. Grab your girlfriends, your mother, your daughter, or anyone you want to share this amazing experience with as the event welcomes women of all ages to enjoy the indulgences we all need every once in a while. The range of shopping opportunities is endless from boutiques with clothing, jewelry and handbags, to spas, to salons, to treatments and makeup services! Featured exhibitors include: Jewelry Bar, Nina Hayes Yoga, David Kavaler, Lila, 'do Salon, and many more.
This season's wardrobe completing, must-have accessory is…not a man! (Sorry, ladies!) In addition to a picture perfect pair of wedges, beach-worthy waves, and your favorite polka-dot maxi dress, take advantage of spring's opportunity to make your outfits really pop! Add a touch of spunky, spontaneous, bohemian, or couture to your look with the best spring bag for your buck!
Colors are everywhere for spring and one of our favorite places to see a pop of attitude is by your side in eye-catching tote form. Both high-end and contemporary designers are taking risks with when it comes to pattern designs, fabric choices, size, and shape of the traditional spring carryall. When you hit the ground shopping this season, it's important to search for cost-effective bags that won't break the bank. So, we did the hard work for you. We've scoured the web and come across eight of the hottest spring handbags all under $100!
ALDO's vibrant ads shot by Terry Richardson exude the carefree attitude and excitement of a tropical vacation --reminding us of how badly we need one right about now!
French-Canadian model Anais Pouliot of Trump Model Management, has some serious fun in the sun alongside a slew of vacation-y props, from palm trees and totem poles, to over-sized popsicles. And, yes, even a big ol’ pile of bananas! In case there was any doubt, these ALDO ads confirm that it is all about color, color and more color this season. Styled by Sabina Schreder, Pouliot is shown in a variety of bright hues, however not to be outdone by the true stars of the campaign: the shoes!
Dressing for the weather is always a daunting task this time of year, especially given the erratic weather patterns experienced as of late.
80 degrees and not a cloud in the sky one week, dreary and cold the next...it’s enough to give a girl a true case of Seasonal Affect Disorder.
The good news?
Spring is finally here and the temperatures will only rise from here, so chase away what’s left of those bad weather blues with a pair of bright, punchy rain boots. Not only will these make facing the inevitable downpours that much more tolerable, but you’ll look stylish and have fun while doing it!
With our love for shoes and the now becoming oh-so-trendy sneakers, we happened upon Vanessa and Angela Simmons, the duo behind Pastry fashionable footwear. These two sisters are the driving force of this up and coming sneaker line that has redefined the sporty shoes for our 'girly' tastes! You may remember those days of wearing Phat Farm sneakers in a men's size 6 to achieve that street ready style. There was just something about those that lacked the coveted cute factor. Luckily we've found an alternative--Pastry's kicks are sporty, cute, and sexy all in one... who knew?
If you love designer bags, shoes, and accessories, a new boutique has come to Chelsea called DF Discount. As covered in Time Out NY, the boutique offers in-season designer goods from Prada, Fendi, Tod's, Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana, and more. Savings average about 20% off what you would normally pay. We were a little confused as to how this was possible --we always assumed we had to pay full retail for our designer goods! According to the owner, all items are 100% authentic and the key to their business is that they import their goods "duty-free" from overseas in small quantities, passing the savings on to their customers (which apparently includes celebs in-the-know). As described on their site: "We travel throughout Europe to bring you current authentic merchandise from top highend designers. We keep our over head low so we can offer you the lowest price possible. Visit us often as new styles are always arriving."
One of New York’s most dependable consignment stores, INA prides themselves in accepting and reselling only the highest quality merchandise. They’re tuned in to current fashion trends and have tons of contacts in the industry assuring that you will find relevant styles in store. Shop any of the five New York City locations for a unique selection every time and brands like Miu Miu, Jimmy Choo, Vivienne Westwood, and more. You can also shop INA online where we’ve found deals like YSL Gray Suede Booties for $360 and Rochas Platform Sandals for $275. INA’s footwear has barely been worn—we’d gladly accept a “like new” status in exchange for deals this good!INA NoHo, 15 Bleecker Street (between Lafayette & Bowery); 212-228-8511
Digging through the piles upon piles of clothing and accessories in consignment stores can get exhausting and tedious. There are so many boutiques on this one fashion metropolis and narrowing down the best hot spots for good vintage finds can be daunting. Well now you don’t have to! With a little digging --actually, A LOT of digging, have provided all of you bargain buyers with the best of the best consignment boutiques that our lovely big apple has to offer.