Review: Ines de la Fressange Spring/Summer 2016 UNIQLO

The new  Ines de la Fressange Spring/Summer fashion collection for  2016 is just in at UNIQLO stores… [more]

Review: Ines de la Fressange Spring/Summer 2016 UNIQLO Review: Ines de la Fressange Spring/Summer 2016 UNIQLO

Neiman Marcus & Alice and Olivia Partner for Pre-Coachella Runway Show

Alice + Olivia is about to launch an in season (Spring 2016)  runway show and collection in the build… [more]

Neiman Marcus & Alice and Olivia Partner for Pre-Coachella Runway Show Neiman Marcus & Alice and Olivia Partner for Pre-Coachella Runway Show

Project Gravitas Makes Shapewear Part of the Dress

Ever worn a dress with shapewear underneath that keeps slipping down or up? Or maybe the shapewear under… [more]

Project Gravitas Makes Shapewear Part of the Dress Project Gravitas Makes Shapewear Part of the Dress

The Lane Bryant/Christian Siriano Collab

The Christian Siriano fashion collaboration with Lane Bryant is now in stores and online.  Here's a… [more]

The Lane Bryant/Christian Siriano Collab The Lane Bryant/Christian Siriano Collab

Shopbop Surprise Sale: Great Mother's Day Gifts + Fashions

Fashion website Shopbop just started a surprise 3 day sale offering 40% off apparel, handbags, shoes… [more]

Shopbop Surprise Sale: Great Mother's Day Gifts + Fashions Shopbop Surprise Sale: Great Mother's Day Gifts + Fashions

Consumer Complaints: JustFab and Fabletics Charges

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JustFab offers customers buy one get one free with a VIP Membership, but the charges have been described as “misleading” by consumers.

There’s no doubt that the websites Just Fab and Fabletics offer stylish accessories and athletic wear. But both websites, owned by the same parent company JustFab, charge monthly subscription fees that some consumers unwittingly signed up for and find very difficult to get out of.   As the charges pile up on monthly credit card statements, unhappy consumers have been filing complaints with the Better Business Bureau and now in the UK with the Trading Standards. There’s even a JustFab Complaints Facebook group. Continue reading »

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Timo Weiland in at Banana Republic & Selling Fast!

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Models show off the new Timo Weiland for Banana Republic Collection & Banana Spring peplum dress in white (center) Photo via CFDA.

The new Timo Weiland “Made in New York” collaboration is in at Banana Republic stores and online. The red dress from the collection is already sold out online (picture above, far left.)  Banana shoppers are savvy and clearly, already snapping out the pieces.  The tree print top is sold out, and most sizes of the tree print dress (picture above, far right) are already gone online. I plan to go to my local Banana Republic store to try to get the pieces I want tomorrow.  If you’re interested in this collaboration, get to the store or order online quick, as this one is selling as fast as the Banana Republic for Roland Mouret collection did.  Online reviews for the collection are generally favorable, although many shoppers are disappointed that this collection does not go beyond size 10 US/size 40 EUR.  With the average American women now being estimated to be a size 14, it’s a shame that there is no size 12 or 14 available in  Timo Weiland for Banana Republic Collection.

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H&M 2016 Conscious Collection Inspired by Louvre Archives

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Garments from H& M Conscious 2016 Collection

Art lovers and vintage fashionistas will fall in love with H&M”s next Conscious Collection.   Recycled materials have never looked this good.  For the Spring 2016 Conscious Collection the H&M design team has delved into the Louvre museum’s collections of archival fashions and picked up key pieces from the last three centuries of haute couture. The result is a contemporary and artistic collection that is simply amazing! The designs are truly unique and sure to sell-out. Book marke this one and get your shopping list ready.   The collection will be available in approximately 180 stores worldwide and online starting April 7, 2016.  As with previous collections, quantities will be limited and it will be sold in a only a few stores. Continue reading »

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Spring Style: The Topshop 50% off Sale is on for 2016

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The Topshop sale for Spring 2016 has begun—save 50% off your favorite styles.

Looking for a deal at Topshop? Then you’ll want to check out the Topshop spring sale that just started. for a limited time you can save 50% off select apparel, shoes, accessories and handbags. There are even some Topshop boutique items on the sale. Read on to see our top picks from the sale, including a pair of black and white loafers that are a dead ringer for a more expensive pair from Ferragamo. Continue reading »

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Forever21 Pulls “Don’t Say Maybe If You Want To Say No” Tee

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Forever21 took T-shirt slogans to a new low with a shirt Twitter users called “rapey.”

Amid a storm of social media outrage today, budget retailer Forever21 pulled a distasteful T-shirt with the slogan” Don’t Say Maybe If You Want To Say No.”  Twitter users were quick to spot the T-shirt and point out how inappropriate and offensive it was.   Seriously, want are the people who run Forever21 thinking?   This shirt is a new low, even for  them, a company not known for great employment practices.  The only good thing about the shirt was the outrage it sparked.  This is why I love Social Media.   Consumers can voice their opinions loudly, and Forever21 watchers did is some on point Tweets. Continue reading »

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Monique Lhuillier for Pottery Barn Kids

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Monique Lhuillier’s collection for Pottery Barn Kids features petal canopies, priced at $199US ; tutus, priced at $69  and designer dolls in fashionable dresses priced at $59

Pottery Barn Kids is launching a new product collaboration with renowned bridal, ready-to-wear and accessory designer, Monique Lhuillier. Composed of over seventy pieces for nursery, bedroom, and playroom, the ‘Monique Lhuillier for Pottery Barn Kids’ collection  will capture Lhuillier’s sophisticated and glamorous design aesthetic. The collection is inspired by her own experience as a mother creating serene and magical nurseries and bedrooms for her children. The capsule collection, which is Lhuillier’s first entry into children’s home furnishings, will debut in March 2016.  A replica of Ms.  Lhuillier’s famous bridal gowns will be worn by designer dolls in the Pottery Barn collection. Continue reading »

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Liberty of London Coming to UNIQLO

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Prints from the forthcoming Liberty for UNIQLO collection.

UNIQLO has announced a new collection with Liberty of London heading  to stores and online March 24, 2016. Liberty of London’s iconic floral prints have been fashionable for over 100 years.  According to UNIQLO  their collaboration with Liberty will marry ” Liberty’s signature heritage florals with a wide variety of UNIQLO items.” The collection will feature shirts, dresses, tank tops, tees and pants.   Here’s a preview of some of the items. Continue reading »

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Target Announces Fashion Collab with Marimekko

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Target is collaborating with Finnish design house Marimekko

Target has announced a collaboration with Finnish design house Marimekko to bring Marimekko to Target stores starting April 17th.  This collaboration could be a home run for Target after a somewhat lukewarm reception to their “Who What Wear”  fashion collaboration.  When H&M collaborated with Marimekko several years ago the collection was a sellout. Banana Republic’s Marimekko collection was also a success. Target reports that most items in the forthcoming collection will be under $50.00.  As with the Target Liberty of London collection, Target for Marimekko will included housewares, fashions for the whole family and specialty items like a paddle board that will be priced at $499.00. Continue reading »

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s goop announces Juice Beauty organic skincare

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The starter kit for Juice Beauty priced at $125.00 contains travel sized versions of all the products.

As I reported last year at the BlogHer conference, Gwyneth Paltrow is going into the beauty business.   Her goop website is introducing goop by Juice Beauty, a ” high performance age defying skincare line that merges luxury formulas with certified organic ingredients.”   With lots of organic beauty products already in the market, like Physicians Formula, Airelle Skincare and Pixi Beauty just to name a few, is there room for Juice Beauty?   Juice Beauty is not cheap with pricing ranging from  $140.00 for replenishing night cream to  $90.00 to cleanser.   Ms. Paltrow has stepped away for acting for a while to focus on goop and her new beauty line.  So what’s so special about Juice Beauty?  Here’s what we’ve learned. Continue reading »

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ZARA Opens a Superstore in New York’s Soho

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ZARA’s new 47,361-square-foot flagship store in Soho

ZARA has opened a new 47,361-square-foot mega store in Manhattan in Soho, between Broome and Spring Streets on 503-511 Broadway. ZARA follows budget retailers Topshop and UNIQLO into Soho’s fashionable retail space.  The new store features three floors of retail space, and apparel for women, men and kids starting with  Spring/Summer 2016 collections.  Beyond offering discount fashions, the new store is environmentally friendly.  Zara SoHo sets the standards for highly demanding sustainability measures across all its processes, combining these efforts with energy efficiency and recycling in order to consume 30% less energy and 50% less water compared to a conventional store. How is cool is that? If you’re in New York, you might want to check out the new ZARA space.  If you stop by, leave a comment and let us know what you think.

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