Living fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld is about to open up his own concept boutique. Encompassing all of his brands, Lagerfeld unleashes a store presented Karl vision and we want a ticket to ride.
Remember three months ago when designer Betsey Johnson filed for bankruptcy putting roughly 350 employees out of a job? Well Miss Johnson cannot be kept down. She’s partnering up with The Levy Group and is launching a new dress line.
Collectives are the perfect way to start out if you’re an emerging designer. Lucky for you a new designer collective is opening up in Philadelphia in August 2012. If you submit some of your designs to their Design Contest they will host your line for a month, free of charge. Fancy that.
You know there must be hundreds of exhilarating independent boutiques around this city just waiting to be discovered, but you’re a little sick of waiting to discover them. You’re a busy lady, you don’t have time to stalk the streets in hopes that you stumble into an adorable store selling your (new) favorite local designer. That’s why a genius site has arrived to help you search, sift, and shop small: Boutiika.
If you haven’t heard of SSENSE.com by now, my friends you are in for a treat (the stylish kind, not the caloric kind). SSENSE is a killer online luxury retailer with just one brick-and-mortar shop located on a beautiful cobblestoned street in Old Montreal. The site has been a major influence in online luxury retail since 2003, with over 10 million visitors monthly and over 400,000 visitors per day.
Across from the comically delicious Meatball Shop on Stanton St. in New York sits a boutique that boasts some ballsy moves of its own. Alongside brands like Timo Weiland, Martin Margiela and other emerging talents, storeowner Ashley Turen carries her own collection of hand painted pieces. Here’s where balls of steel come in to play: she hand paints vintage Chanel bags and coveted concert tees (see them here this week). For the shopper that wants something rich with history and a fresh coat of paint, A. Turen is the destination.
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Shop owners Lisa Fuller and Nicole Tondre do more than simply run their deeply designed Soho boutique, they’ve also created some of the top merchandise in it. These women have put their knowledge of fit and sales further into business and designed their own line of jeans. With a slew of varying washes, ankle-lines and a touch of stretch, these jeans are about to get seriously courted.
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This Court room is a treasure trove of layers. Especially with the majority of pieces being shades of black and white, the garments are merchandised to live with one another, complementing and interchanging. I clothe myself by the philosophy of layering, so to have selected a dress, a single solitary layer of clothing for Look Two, you know this dress must be super fascinating.
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