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NYC, SALES / November 7 2012 5:22 PM

Housingworks Hosts Huge Designer Charity Sale in Chelsea

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Amidst the nor’easter, one gala is pushing forward raising money to help those with AIDS, HIV, and now those affected by Superstorm Sandy. Housingworks Thrift Store is back again with Thom Browne as the host of their majorly discounted new designer sale. We’re talking donations from DVF, Brooks Brothers, Salvatore Ferragamo, Herve Leger, Marc Jacobs and 250 more brands, sold at up to 80% off!

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NYC, SHOPPING, STYLE / June 8 2012 2:38 PM

BOUTIQUE CRITIQUE: New Downtown Men’s Shop, Entrepreneur New York

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In a slice of Nolita on Kenmare, the self-made man can find his ideal digs. The two-month old shop, Entrepreneur New York knows that every day is causal Friday if you’re your own boss. This kind of casual sets you a head above the rest.

Get to know Entrepreneur better based on Style, Brands, Price, Neighborhood, Interior Perks, and see 5 looks styled by/on Lester Brathwaite. Happy shopping, gentlemen.

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FASHION, NYC / December 12 2011 5:40 PM

Three East Village Shops with Coats to Die Faux

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Inspired by Kate Lanphear lauding the East Village as her shopping stomping grounds, I plucked my bum up off the interwebs and hit the road. I dropped myself off on E. 9th Street and journeyed eastbound and up. What struck my fancy in a few stores in particular were the awesome caliber of faux fur jackets, which usually just strike me as faux pas. In case you don’t have a few thou to spend on a few animals’ worth of jacket, try these real life finds in these fantastic indie boutiques.

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FASHION, NEWS / November 10 2011 9:13 AM

Indie Boutique Hunting Made Easy with New Search Site

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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

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BOUTIQUE CRITIQUE :: A. Turen : Look 2

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What, you wanna mess? With this? You crazy?? There might be some vintage teeshirt collectors out there that feel this way about Ashley Turen, for she takes these rare, valuable vintage tees and has her way with them. Crazy? Maybe. But I say fearless. She takes pieces of clothing that have existed in a certain way, and that have exact replicas floating around the universe, and transforms them into one-of-a-kind. Her style of painting gives the shirts an other-worldly, walking-through-space effect. And the cold shoulder cutouts on this one? Divine. And only at A.Turen.

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FASHION, GIRLS, NYC, TRENDS / April 13 2011 8:56 AM

Boutique Critique:: AvaMaria: Look 2

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The modern power suit gets a lift at AvaMaria. Here stands a summer office outfit, turban and all. Store owner Katherine Virketiene is an expert on taking a look from evening out dancing to professional, and vice versa, because she was a professional ballroom dancer for so many years, and made costumes for Dancing with the Stars. Here is Boutique Critique’s most professional look yet.

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