Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Question: What's A Yoox?

Yoox is a fabulous fashion website where you can get name brand desinger clothes at majorly discounted prices. Right now the are having a VIP sample sale where you get items from Balenciaga, Miu Miu, Narciso Rodriguez, Roberto Cavalli, Nuala by Puma, Paper, Denim & Cloth, etc. most items well under $50 and nothing over $200. This will definitially be something great to amuse yourself while you waste time in your office (like myself) or cubicle.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Brooklyn Babes

Do I have news for you living in Kings County! There are some great stores and sales popping up all over. First there is the Built by Wendy annual sample sale. 46 N. 6th Street (btwn. Wythe and Kent) this friday and saturday from 11-8. The first time I read about Wendy Mullins was in an edition of Teen magazine when I was a young teen myself, she really has come a long way since then. A long way indeed, bad for the city girls but good for those in the 'burg. Also for the fashionistas in Williamsburg a fab boutique has just opened up, on Bedford Street between North 8th and North 9th called Jurnelle. Carrying items from Karen Walker, Sonia Rykiel, and Mint, to name a few. You don't have to travel into the city anymore to get dressed to go out and party on the LES. Lastly for everyone who is still fabulously sheik but lives slightly more twoards the ghetto, that's right I'm talking "Clinton Hill," and dare I say possibly even "Bed-Stuy" do I have something for you. Collect Her, a fun fashion forward second hand/vintage shop just blocks from Pratt and the Chocolate Factory. Located at 306 Franklin Avenue open thursay thru saturday from 12-8 and sunday from 12-6 but stroll by on any of those days because if the shop owner is still around chances are she'll let you in the browse even if it's after hours. Fabulous I know but, not as fab as the prices.
Your welcome brooklyn gals...

Quite Tubular

I love the fact that tube tops are now longer and more billowy than ever before. I have always wanted to make them a regular piece in my summer wardrobe but was too nervous about the length or the tightness but shirts like this one from Urban Outfitters are made for me. If it doesn't work for you try this, much roomier indeed. O yes, I'm already stocked up.


I find this sale strangely disturbing only because it actually appears that it is geared twoards children even thoughI know it's more meant for the parents. I mean it's fine to dress your child nicely but who cares what designer they are wearing! Is that really so important at such a young age? If so, that's a shame. Let the kids be kids for as long as they can because they grow up faster and faster as we move into the future. Besides, you should save the money for they actually want designer clothes and they can pick it out themselves as the fashionistas of the future. *Ahem* you know who you are ;-)

Bulga Love

Right now NM has a bunch of Bulga bags on sale. If this is something you have been waiting for check it out because they are 25% off. I love the flap satchel but most are fans of this leather studded hobo made famous by celebs around the world.Both are on sale so take your pick.

Monday, May 29, 2006

It's Back

The new Tokidoki for LeSportsac summer line has been released and with it comes some crazy stuff, as expected, but also the simple black Bella Bella with the fabulous rainbow zippers. That's fabulous, at normal retail price. My other pick, the Luna. Because who really needs to be searching for their luggage amongst the sea of black at the airport or amongst adidas duffles in your friends trunk.

VIP Treatment

If you are in love with the Tara Jarmon line at Target do I have news for you. Right now you can shop the new styles before anyone else, here. At least for the next week before they open the flood gates to the rest of the masses. Her romantic Parisian flair is quite a hit indeed.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

It's For The Troops

Halle Berry is looking fabulous in Diane von Furstenberg and flight gear as she helps kick of Fleet Week in NYC. She really is a trooper to put in all that effort to fit in with the boys and still look so fabulous!

Make A Contribution With Style

I know your all sick of me talking about t-shirts but I can't help, I'm a jeans and t-shirt kind of gal when I'm not decked out in designer. That's is why I love Threadless, they have shirts that are stylin, unique, and much better than the sexual innuendo t's you'll get at every preppy chain store. Right now, You can buy any of the three designs pictured below on their website and for every t-shirt sold, $5 will go to the Red-Cross. They were part of a t-shirt competition to celebrate the Red Cross' 125th anniversary and convery "Hope, Humanity & Compassion". See people benefit from your shopping in ways you could never imagine.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

This Just In

Urban Outfitters is having a huge sale starting today. Women's, men's and apartment stuffs are all on sale. And I'm not talking sissy sale, I'm talking clothing starting at $6.99 and acessories from $1.99! This dress, which I am loving for the summer, was $68.00, now $19.99. So shop it early and get the best stuff. If you can't make it to the store don't worry it's online as well.

Get Ready For It

Having just gotten word of the first sailor sighting this week I know that it is in fact Memorial Day Week! Yes, it is the whole week in NYC because any bar you go to in midtown has tons of boys in white and that of course means tons of fun for you. But when the weekend rolls around it is time to push them aside and head out for the shopping extravanganzas. Here is your notice for the Memorial Day sale at Woodbury Commons outlet in Central Valley. I know many of you city girls don't drive but hijack a friend from the outer-bouroughs because these sales are worth it. And if you do in fact motivate and go, do it early because the crowds will be merciless!

Gentlemen Prefer...

Marilyn Monroe was a pinicle of fashion inspiration for all women large and small. Monif C. has really bought that to life for women of all sizes with her Marilyn Convertible Dress, inspired by vintage Halston. And it is fast becoming the dress to have for the season whatever size you are, because it fits size 8-24! I know it's unbelievable, and the shockers keep on coming. This dress ties 10 different ways including as a halter dress, dress with sleeves, skirt, baby doll top, and anything else you can imagine. Supposedly "Monif even found a new way to tie the dress by turning the dress around backwards with the back of the dress in the front to cover her back fat!" Order it now before they sell out, because it's on sale and will be gone before you know it.

Monday, May 22, 2006

A Bit Of Real News

I don' t know how many of you but, this year's Pulitzer Prize winner for criticism was none other than the fashion writer of the Washington Post, Robin Givhan. Her out of the box way of looking at fashion and her extreme honesty make her different from other's in her field and worthy of note. Check out more of her inspiring story.

In The Shade

Summer is about here and if you haven't picked up a styling pair of shades you absolutely must! Might I recommend these, the Thin Serpent Sunglasses from Roberto Cavalli. They come in three different colors, will match about anything, and look fabulous. Bonus, you pick them up online at NM. Convenience and style all at the same time.

It's That Time Again

That's right, Memorial Day! Tomorrow Girlshop will be having a sale to kick of a week of savings at 819 Washington Street (btwn. w12 and Gansevoort) from 5PM-8PM. Perfect timing for some after hours shopping. They are very well known because they carry the kimono dress made famous by Kara Janx on Project Runway. Get casual dresses, beach pants, cover-ups, tunics and fabulous tees. And get a free pair of Havaianas flip-flops when you spend $150 or more!!!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

No question as to why these would end up in the clearance section at DSW.


I received an email yesterday about a fabulous sale at the multiple Plaza Too locations and online. There are handbags and shoes in regular fashion of this chic boutique like the Botkier fan hobo marked down to $399.99 from $695.00 and similarly great deals. That being said. What is up with this? It doesn't seem like much of a sale to me. Someone goofed but it's ok I forgive you.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006


If you have some sort of black tie event to attend in the near future do I have a sale for you! For four days only starting on Thursday, Escada is having their sample sale at the Altman Building (135 W. 18th St btwn. 6th & 7th) Items will be discounted up to 85% off original retail value, and when I say items I mean beautiful pieces from the Escada Collection, Couture, Evening, and the reason that I am wishing I had a gala or somehting to go to: Badgley Mischka gowns, footwear, etc. New merchandise will be restocked daily but make sure you are deeply and madly in love with whatever you pick out because there are no exchanges or returns accepted. I think I could handle that!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

What Goes Around Comes Around, Or The Other Way Around?

New York's premiere vintage boutique, What Comes Around Goes Around, is having it's first ever annual sample sale, and this deserves some early notice so mark your calendars and prepare to head over to 351 West Broadway (btwn. Broome & Grand) bright and early next Thursday (5/18) because they will have both men and women's vintage pieces at 80% off, starting at $10.00!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Fashion Night

Every fashionista in New York would die to get invited to a show at Fashion Week, even if it's just someone like Atil Kutoglu instead of Gucci. Well here's your chance, kinda... Next Tuesday at the Hammerstein Ballrom the Styles 2006 Fashion and Awards show will take place. Featuring 30 up and coming winning designers pulled from all over the world having their wears strutted down the catwalk at one of the greatest venues in the world. You can buy your tickets (there's always a catch) and be part of the action along with celeb judges: Diane von Furstenberg, Richard Lambertson, and our favorite Tim Gunnat from Project Runway at the pre-reception, fashion show & awards presentation, and after-party access. Still need convincing? You can feel better about shelling out the dough because all proceeds go to benefit the Gen Art Foundation

Chéz Targét

You thought that Target couldn't get much better: cheap, practical, and with their Go International lines, unbelievably fashionable. Well your not the only person who thinks that. The people at Intuition and had their own Jaye Hersh collaborate with some of LA’s hottest designers to launch this fun, fashion-forward, limited edition product line aptly named Targét Couture available exclusively at I'm not sure if this is a collaboration of some sort but I am sure that this is one of the funniest things I have ever seen.

"Make sure to hit the Bullseye and be right on Target with these latest Must-Haves!" -


As much as I have always been a fan of LeSportsac and their wacky patterns I don't know what they were thinking with this new line of bags, "assume vivid astro focus". Yes, that is what it is called. LeSportsac has really hit it with the L.A.M.B. and Tokidoki lines, selling out in no time at all and finding their wares peddled on eBay for 3x the cost. I know because I have both bought and sold, more bought but whose really keeping track? Even the Remix collection wasn't that bad but, I predict this new one to be a total flop. Unless, you are on some hardcore drugs and even then you can wait for them to hit the outlet.

Sexy Meets Posh

Today the posh resale event opens to the public! I'm so excited and am heading over there shortly to check it out. Unfourtunatly it's one of those rare sales in NYC where you have to pay to get in but $10 seems reasonable considering what is promised inside. Bonus: If you are a student (YES!) or a senior you get 50% off addmission with a valid ID. Petite, small, large and plus sizes are avilable from a countless number of designers, not to mention the shoes and other accessories that will be in abundance as well. Some examples of what will be available are shown below. All proceeds go to benefit Lighthouse International and their various programs and services meant to help people of all ages deal with vision loss. I can appreciate that. So, hurry over to 110 East 60th Street (btwn. Park & Lex) because you only have till Sunday.

Monday, May 08, 2006

This Is Worth Checking Out...

and we can't forget...

I'll Never Get It But...

For all you people who are obsessed with your dogs, here is a sale for you! We are talking warehouse clearance on a huge inventory of designer dog accessories like travel bags, tote bags, raincoats, coats, sweaters, collars, leashes, harnesses, beds, toys, and more. Up to 80% below retail and way below wholesale, much better than you would do at the fine dog boutiques and department stores where these items are sold. This event is not to missed if you want you pooch to be as stylin as you! So on Wednesday till Friday head over to 133 W. 25th St. (btwn 6th & 7th) 5 West. and get the deals while you can.

Mixing It Up

Here's another Sample Sale from the Girlie Girls, taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday from 11-7 (that's two hours later than they normally stay open) Apparently they are really doing it up with designers such as Stella McCartney, Prada, Antik Denim, Buddist Punk, Grail, Milly, Yigal, Coviello, Alvin Valley, Mason, Tree, Kristense, Rozae Nichols, Marni, Habitual, Notify, Hussein Chalayan, Margaret loves Peter, Amy Tangerine, and tons of dead-stock vintage... ALL up to 80% off the original retail, which means $10 and $20 items!!! Located at 598 Broadway (nr. Houston) on the 6th Floor.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Better Late Than Never

If you happen to live in Westchester County and are near The Westchester tomorrow stop by and look in on the Manolo Blahnik Pre-Fall Trunk Show on the first floor of Neiman Marcus anytime between 10-5. Tomorrow is the last day to get a sneak peek!


Starting today, and running till Sunday is the Dolce and Gabbana sample sale. With men's, women's, and children's stock from basic pieces to coveted couture there is something for everyone. At 85 Spring Street (btwn. Broadway & Crosby) on the 2nd Floor.

You Will Love It

Ok, for all you people who are loving the Ecoist do I have some news for you! Until May 8th (Monday) they are offering 10% off everything on their site, even clearance, with the code "mothersday." So take advantage and shop now if there was anything you were eyeing! Here's my personal fav, the recycled movie billboard bag.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


When I found Torrid I sang praises to heaven, finally some clothes that was meant for curvy women... and no, I don't mean curvy as a in fat I mean curvy as in I have hips! I am not a waif! And the heads up about from V was another eye opener and a relief, finally there are places online besides Torrid where I can get fun trendy clothes at relatively reasonable prices that actually fit. Things were looking good! Today I recieved an email that really put a huge smile on my face, and a glimmer of envy in my eye because there is no way I can attend this fabulous event.

Finally these industry people are really getting it, not every fashionista is a size 2 or 4 or even a 10. If you happen to go and buy your tickets in advance you will be privy to shopping Monif C's new and sold out lines at considerable discount, offers from sponsers, free cocktails, and a goodie bag!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Go International

As Target bids farewell to Luella, they are welcoming the newbie Tara Jarmon. Her pretty Parisian flair is a big change from the punky British stylings of Luella, can she live up to her predecesors sell-out smash line? I think yes! So buy anything you see that you like because I'm sure after a short while the only place you will be able to find it will be on eBay for 3x what it costs retail. Bonus, now you can get Luella things that are still in stock at clearance prices. Also, I have a few bags and an iPod holder on eBay starting tonight, don't worry I'm not a price gouger... I picked them up for myself and since I probably won't use them, someone else should benefit.

Whose da Man?

Delman is a designer that I always come back to, and without even realizing it. These shoes are so classic and simple that they can be worn to work, out to the bar, on vacation, for a day of shopping, etc. You name it and Delman has something that will work. Starting today and running till the 5th is the sample sale and you can get at least 50% off at 730 Fifth Ave (nr. 56th) on the 8th floor. I'm sure they will go fast so get them while you can.

So I Breeze Through, Jeans Is Evisu

Here's something familiar, Ben Sherman and Evisu, 60% off, starting today till the 5th at 261 W. 36th Street (nr. 7th) on the second floor. How awesome to get designer jeans that didn't come off a table in China Town, huh?

Trunk Show Of The Week

Get 'Em While They're Hot

It's very simple:, $10 sale, till May 8th, BUY NOW!