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We adore Etsy here at Styleite. So much so that our EIC, Verena, has furnished an entire apartment with finds from the site. We don’t just love the idea of helping talented artists to keep doing what they’re doing, we (for totally selfish reasons) love what they’re selling. So we’ve compiled a gallery of some of the best stores Etsy has to offer, as well as a list of reasons to get your cute, budget-friendly things from them instead of a fast-fashion chain.
Karl Lagerfeld is one of those rare designers who is as recognizable as the clothing he designs. He’s already an icon apart from his work at Chanel, and now he’s doubling his efforts to grow an eponymous brand all his own.
Azzedine Alaïa may have turned down a job at Dior, but that doesn’t mean the 73-year-old designer is looking to retire. On the contrary, he’s planning to expand his eponymous label by opening up his first storefront since 1992.
While J Crew has been gaining momentum over the last decade as a contemporary retail force to be reckoned with, sales at the Gap have been steadily lagging. All is not lost for the struggling company, however, if we are to believe the latest report from the New York Times.
What do you think the most successful fashion company in the entire world is? Whatever you guess, you will be wrong. We promise.
We know times are hard — especially for people who work in traditional retail — but we had no idea just how bad things were until we read that some boutiques in Australia are charging customers a fee for trying on clothes.
Like most responsible members of the retail community, Neiman Marcus has just launched a blog called NM Daily that gives its readers (who it hopes to convert into shoppers, no doubt) an extra layer of interaction with the people who make the national retail chain work.
You know how sometimes you’re walking through Ikea and you think to yourself, why does this floor plan mimic the Labyrinth at Knossos? It turns out there’s actually a method behind the madness, and that method is (what else?) to make you spend more money.
You know what’s cool? Blogging. Which is exactly why Saks Fifth Avenue has gotten into the game of showing and telling and pontificating about and obsessing over fashion with its new editorial venture, Saks Point of View.
New York City’s Bleecker Street just charged ahead of a few world shopping meccas as one of the most expensive retail strips on the planet.
A recent survey found that 61% of Americans would be more likely to purchase a product if it was marketed as having been “Made in America.” Somewhere, Dov Charney is screaming, “I told you so!” — but how much of an impact do these results like this really have on retail?
Back in the day, and by “day” we mean a good 50 years ago, it was popular for women to shop from the comfort of their own homes. When it was de riguer to have a Sears catalog waiting close at hand on the coffee table, magazines jumped to fill their blank spaces with ads, like the ones we discovered while flipping through a January 1956 issue of Cosmopolitan.
one are the days of dressing up toddlers to resemble an American Girl doll. In its place, mothers are vicariously test driving the hot adult trends of today by putting them on their own little tykes. The next big trend to circulate community playgrounds nationwide since the debut of denim diapers: tapered jeans for toddlers.
Ever since we saw Alicia Silverstone‘s fully automated and computerized closet in “Clueless,” we’ve been dreaming of a system that would bring our cluttered wardrobe into the sleek efficiency of the digital age. Thanks to Japanese design firm TeamLab, we’re getting one step closer to making those dreams a reality.
Since reaching out to British designer Luella Bartley for its first limited collaboration line in 2006, Target has kept a firm grip on the pulse of the fashion world. And now WWD is reporting that the next collection on the menu is with none other than William Rast – proving that Target still knows how to win the love of the frugal fashionistas.
Much has been made recently of getting guys to buy expensive threads online. Why? WSJ‘s Ray Smith reported this week that while men don’t shop as often as women, they do tend to spend more when they open their wallets.
Leave it to British designer Stella McCartney to stir up some magic in both the Adidas brand and the fashion world. The result: working out never looked so good.
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!
The mind of a NYC bedbug slowly reveals itself with each news bite we receive. We have come to the conclusion that these elusive beings do have taste — though it’s certainly shallow. First Hollister, then Abercrombie & Fitch, and now our favorite bed monsters have found solace on a pair of angel wings and in wonder bras at a Victoria’s Secret on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
The act of “retail therapy” has been redefined thanks to a shopping mall in Shenyang, China. Located on the building’s fourth floor, a recently opened shop gives customers the opportunity to release their anger through breaking assorted objects in its house-replicated interior. But there’s a catch: this form of therapy is for women only.