Style and sample sales, fashion and fun.
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Fiery British designer Vivienne Westwood has done the unthinkable twice in the past few weeks, criticizing the fashion choices of (gasp!) both Kate Middleton and Michelle Obama.
First, she told reporters at London Fashion Week that she wished the duchess would recycle her wardrobe more often to help the environment and send a message to the public that it's not necessary to buy so many clothes.
Middleton...Read more »
Ever dreamed about owning a Hermès Birkin bag? Yeah, us too. The queen of all "it" bags can cost more than a car (some, such as the alligator styles, go for $100,000) and are the arm candy of choice for countless A-list celebrities. Well, now one can be yours . . . and no, you don't need to win the lottery or rob Kim Kardashian. Luxury shopping site RueLaLa.com is giving away not one,...Read more »
We've all watched David Tutera make even the craziest of brides' dreams come true on WEtv's "My Fair Wedding." From the venue and decor to the food and entertainment, the man seems to make miracles happen.
Now take Tutera's event planning genius and add racks full of designer gowns from Manhattan-based rental site Rent the Runway, plus fashion industry experts including Teen Vogue...Read more »
Marc Jacobs is known for pushing the envelope with fashion, and the designer is breaking into the acting world in the same style.
Jacobs makes his big screen debut in "Disconnect" April 12, a dramatic thriller by LD Entertainment that entangles three different stories, all about the effect of the Internet on modern day relationships. He plays a sleazy, acid wash jeans-wearing man...Read more »
The lines were nonexistent at the DKNY sample sale — a welcome surprise — Monday morning at 260 Fifth Ave. in Manhattan as shoppers perused the first discounted offerings.
The sale, on through Saturday, is a 15-minute walk from Penn Station and features a promising selection of spring and summer styles.
Among the steals for just $30: A knee-length, color-blocked pleated skirt, originally...Read more »
The Barneys Warehouse sale was once a biannual event of epic proportions. Flocks of fashionistas from all over the New York metro area would storm the Chelsea outpost in search of discounts on designer goods that could reach up to 75 percent.
In February, the sale entered the e-commerce frontier with a permanent website that offers discounts on luxurious labels, ranging from Alexander Wang...Read more »
It's Monday morning and you've got enough work to do. We've made your online shopping habit even easier by uncovering this week's best deals:
1. Leopard-print shirtdress
Now: $66.33 You save: $32.67
Why buy? Add some spice to your workwear rotation with this Anne Klein leopard-print shirtdress. Add a black blazer and tights to tone it down a notch.
Get it...Read more »
March 7 and 8
Stop by Saks Fifth Avenue in Huntington March 7 for a free Wacoal or b.tempt'd bra fitting; for each fitting, Wacoal donates $2 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer research and outreach programs; get a tote bag with your $80 Wacoal purchase (one per customer, while supplies last); appointment suggested; 631-350-1233). On March 8, shop the Ippolita jewelry trunk show,...Read more »
Jodie Feist was a fifth-grader in the Sachem school district when she got the news: She needed glasses.
“At 11 years old, this was a death sentence,” said Jodie, who is known as Jo. “Glasses were ugly, and in them, in my mind, so was I.” By age 13, Feist was in contact lenses, but when she started working at Plainview Opticians after college, her viewpoint changed. "I started to...Read more »
Note to the girls who update their shoe racks more often than their Facebook pages: Steve Madden has you on his radar.
The Lawrence-bred designer just launched the Steve Madden iPhone app, to help savvy shoe shoppers keep up with the latest styles, shop easily from their phones and score exclusive discounts.
It's just the right blend of practical and fun-- shoppers can search for the...Read more »