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When John Friia, 20, of Malverne, heard the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership was giving away a weekend in Manhattan to the person willing to strut in public in the ugliest holiday sweater Tuesday, he went on a mission.
"I went to most of the stores on Fifth Avenue near the Flatiron, and when I saw this sweater I knew I had a good chance of winning," Friia said of the winning...Read more »
Betsey Johnson, known for her avant-garde neon designs and cartwheels down the runway, will be making an appearance at Macy's at Roosevelt Field mall on Dec. 15 at 2 p.m.
Shoppers can meet the fashion icon at the new Macy's Shoe Department and receive a free tote bag, gift and photo with her just for coming while supplies last. Blogger and television personality Micah Jesse, a former Hofstra...Read more »
Never before has a fashion faux pas been applauded like the ugly holiday sweater.
Every December, partygoers search for the gaudiest, tackiest and most festive knitwear they can get their hands on, hoping to win a prize or just get a laugh out of friends.
The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership is hosting the ultimate ugly sweater soiree Tuesday as a part of the 23 Days of Flatiron...Read more »
So, you're almost done with your holiday shopping. As you merrily check off your list, feeling like jolly old Saint Nick himself, you get to that one final name.
Cue horror movie soundtrack.
You're not alone . . . many of us have that friend who is nearly impossible to shop for. She lives with her head in fashion magazines and looks like she just stepped out of one. She has a perfectly...Read more »
Through Dec. 24 Bring a new pack of diapers, wipes, book or toy to benefit Baby Buggy to Alice + Olivia and take 15 percent off your full price merchandise purchase at Americana Manhasset (516-472-2687) and Manhattan locations at 431 W. 14th St. (646-747-1232), 80 W. 40th St. (212-840-0887) and 755 Madison Ave. (646-545-2895). Dec. 11-14 Save up to 70 percent at the Diane...Read more »
Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, 63, might have a new gig in her future.
Bloomberg News first reported Tuesday that President Barack Obama is considering Wintour, who raised more than $500,000 for his re-election campaign, for the role of ambassador to the United Kingdom or France in his second term.
Wintour was the brain behind Obama's Runway To Win fashion line, which...Read more »
Shoe fanatics -- you may want to hold onto something to steady yourself. Tory Burch has gone over the top -- and off the edge -- with her printed Pixie Open Toe Pump, $395, and Pixie Wedge, $425, perfect cocktail party stunners that are both 3-D and too-too. They look great in black and white or red, with a mix of floral print, glass stones and petal embellishments....Read more »
Oh, sure, Kendra Scott has standard jewelry that's designed and constructed already. But where's the fun in that?
Creative folks will want to sidle up to her Color Bar on the Austin, Texas, jewelry designer's website, which allows you to customize earrings, pendants and rings with just a click of your mouse.
How about earrings with gemstones in your daughter's school colors,...Read more »
Sculpt on-the-go with Bobbi Brown's Brow Kits, in light or dark palettes, with two brow-filling shadows, a new stiff-angled brow brush, mirror and mini tweezers, $45 in light or dark versions; at bobbibrown.com. Touchback's BrowMarker, like a Sharpie for brows, deposits a fine amount of smudge-proof color that bonds to brows and skin to fill in sparseness, for a lush look; $19.95, in...Read more »
If you love rock and roll and comfy clothes, it's worth paying a visit to The Hoodie Shop at 181 Orchard St. on Manhattan's Lower East Side for the funky decor, surround sound and projection screen that shows classic concert footage while you shop.
But for those who don't have time to hop on the F train, the fairly new boutique (open since March) now has an online store.
The new online...Read more »