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Our enthusiasm for Fashion’s Night Out pretty much went out the window the third time someone nearly knocked us over last year trying to elbow their way to the in-store bar, but we realize there are those of you with higher crowd thresholds and a greater will to meet Kim Kardashian, so for you we’ve got some details for September 6th!
New York retailers are taking the incoming of Hurricane Irene very, very seriously, and many of the city’s iconic stores have shut down and boarded up to prepare for the onslaught of rain and possible flooding.
There are few things better than a really good t-shirt. Our tee preferences span the high (Alexander Wang, $76) and low (Hanes, $2.50), but we’re always in search of that elusive combination of style and value — and it doesn’t hurt if the tee is deliciously soft. Well, our search may be over. Leslie Fremar‘s Fruit of the Loom collection is all that and more.
New York’s now-famous retail act, The Bedbugs, have decided that specialty stores like Nike, Victoria’s Secret, Hollister and Abercrombie and Fitch were too small time. In order to bring their message of intense creepy-crawliness to the world, the bugs have started making appearances at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s.
Another day, another Photoshop fail, this one courtesy of Jezebel and thanks to Bloomingdales.com. So, if you’re in the market for a pretty, poufy-sleeved dress that really accentuates your elbows, then we’re pretty sure you’re in luck.
Why is it that shoppers feel the act of sampling erodes their status as the “refined consumer?” Is it because we fear the judgmental opinions of the girl who walks by carrying $200 worth of goods in her giant Sephora carrier? Will the sales associate tell us to scram? Here’s our advice: throw that shame out the window and carpé diem! Here are seven beauty products you should sample hard — and why!
Purchasing your very own Chanel number is a bag-hoarder’s equivalent of the Holy Grail. Women will starve themselves, max out credit cards, even skip paying rent just to know what someone like Rachel Bilson experiences every time a piece of quilted arm candy hangs off her shoulder. And now, rumor has it that the price of European Chanel bags, including reissues, just went up 20% — and the price-hike plague is expected to reach the states in a matter of weeks.
The fashion industry isn’t known for its stellar sense of humor nor, come to think of it, are its members known for their love of off-priced retailers that make a profit by marking down their wares. So we’re not exactly surprised that a number of buyers are less than pleased with a new round of commercials that makes light of their misfortune.