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Nice, Er, Tie, Uh, Scarf, Um, Tie-Scarf

Is it a tie? Is it a scarf? Is it a tie and a scarf in one? If it’s a tie-scarf, why is it called an “Andtie? Shouldn’t it be called a “Scarf-and-tie,” or a “Scarf ‘n’ TIe,” or a “Neck Suggie Tie”? Works for the guys or the girls, apparently. Comes in black or gray, plain or striped. Works for interviews on chilly days, perhaps? No idea how much it costs. I think I like it. In a weird, American Apparel sort of way. Not that I would wear it. Would you? [The Daily What] Keep reading »

Could You Be Sitting On A Fashion Gold Mine?

The one upside to being a clothes hoarder is that you might keep stuff around for so long that it’s come in and out of fashion and is subsequently worth bank in value. So if you happen to have a pair of Nikes from your childhood, listen up: Vintage Air Jordans from the ’80s are now collectors’ items and can fetch anywhere from a couple hundred bucks to thousands of dollars at auctions, depending on the model and condition. According to Forbes, there’s a bastion of sneakerheads out there scooping up rare shoes, many of them making a business out of it through resale. Could you imagine suddenly finding out those kicks at the back of your closet are worth something? It would be like the best episode ever of “Antiques Roadshow.” [Forbes]

So what else in your closet could earn you some cash? We hit eBay to track the bestsellers in the vintage section and found that some surprising items held value: Keep reading »

Bubbly, Bollywood-Style

Remember when Monsieur Louboutin collaborated with Piper-Heidsieck to bring you designer champers? Now very cool Indian designer Manish Arora has joined forces with Pommery to dress its Brut Royal Champagne bottle for a limited edition run of 1,500 bottles available in-store until Valentine’s Day. Unclear what a bottle of booze needs with clothes but hey, why not? [WWD] Keep reading »

Sneak Preview: Sonia Rykiel For H&M, Take Two

Sonia Rykiel‘s lingerie collection for H&M may have been an appealing idea, but truth be told, we weren’t quite rushing to stores to buy it. After all, when an iconic designer like Rykiel does a collaboration with a budget chain, isn’t the point to feel like you purchased something affordable with the same spirit as the original? Rykiel, considered a French fashion staple to Parisian-styled girls, made her claim to fame with luxe, bright colored knits, often decorated with stripes. (Kind of a far cry from lacy lingerie, no?)

Now it seems Miss Sonia is giving the crowds what they want—she’s slated to do another collection for H&M, this time producing wares that are much more identifiable with the Rykiel brand. Coming to stores in February, the range features bright pink or yellow knit dresses, oversized striped sweaters, sparkly leggings, and some too-cute, bow-adorned pullovers. To this we say: Oui, oui, oui! More pics after the jump. [Mademoiselle Quincampoix] Keep reading »

Who Do You Shop With?

It’s the season for post-holiday super sales and like all of us, celebs are out taking advantage of the slashed prices—check out Charlize Theron with her mom at BCBG and Renee Zellweger has been seen out with boyfriend Bradley Cooper‘s mother too. I’m planning on hitting up a few sales in the next few days (got those holiday gift cards burning a hole in my pocket, after all!), but, personally, I loathe shopping with anyone but me, myself and I. Keep reading »

J.Lo Goes Denim Happy

Sure, jumpsuits are really hot and trendy right now, but didn’t anyone tell Jennifer Lopez that all-denim outfits are a tad too much? The diva took her onesie out on the town for a Miami Dolphins game on Sunday, and while you’re judging, please scan down her outfit to check out the peep-toe pumps, in the exact same shade as her denim get-up. Perfect attire for an afternoon at a football game, isn’t it? Keep reading »

Azumi & David Coffee Sleeve: Totally Ridiculous Or Eco-Conscious?

At first glance this leather coffee sleeve by Azumi & David seems like one of those superfluous girl-who-has-everything accessories. Then again, how many times a week do you slip a paper sleeve around your morning Starbucks, or even double up on cups to avoid scalding your hands? This ostentatious muff would certainly cut down the waste … yet possibly increase the amount of people rolling their eyes at you. [$57.59, Colette] Keep reading »

NY Times Realizes Fashion Bloggers Matter — Three Months Late

Given that it was printed in a newspaper, the New York Times piece “Bloggers Crash the Front Row” was rather generous towards fashion blogs, acknowledging that we provide an of-the-moment service that magazines simply cannot. I’m not going to bother telling you that fashion blogs matter, because you’re blog readers and you already know that. It’s just ironic that The Times‘ capitulation to the bloggers perfectly encapsulated the very reason why online fashion publications are trampling print media in the first place: timeliness.

While it is true that fashion bloggers sat in the front row at various fashion shows, that was in September. As in almost four months ago. As in this has already been widely noted online. Yet, in swoops The New York Times as 2010 rolls around, there to make the power of the blogger “official.” Oh please. Keep reading »

Quick Vid: Lara Stone Shows How (Not) To Rob Chanel Boutiques


Sometimes Karl Lagerfeld likes to make “art.” This means that he films something in black and white, tries to impersonate Truffaut, and adds a sultry girl dressed up in Chanel. His latest oeuvre, if you haven’t caught it yet, is a short called “Vol de Jour” and features model Lara Stone and some shaggy-haired dude who rob a bunch of Chanel stores in Paris. The hilarious thing about this movie is how completely implausible the robberies are as store clerks are filmed waiting for the couple to pass before deciding, “Oh hey, we better catch those thieves.” And newsflash: most Chanel stores have detectable tags and menacing security guards. Otherwise we would have tried this long ago. [YouTube] Keep reading »

How To Work Post-Holiday Sales

The days of waiting outside for a store to open alongside a dangerous mob of people swarming around you are coming to a close. Thanks to online retail and all the comparison shopping tools available, it’s never been easier or more convenient to score seriously great deals. And due to the combination of competition and the recession, many online venues offer low-cost to free shipping. Here are a couple of guidelines for getting the most out of all the after-Xmas sales going on right now. Keep reading »

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