One of our favorite French brands? A.P.C. The simple yet classic goods are always a strong bet, but are (like so many good things) very expensive. Good news! A.P.C. is having an online sale with up to 50 percent off winter accessories, coats (quality coats are always expensive so if you’re looking for a moderate price, you’re in luck), dresses, blouses, leather boots, ballet flats and more! Our top picks after the jump … [APC] Keep reading »
It’s summer sales time, which means we might be able to afford something from French retailer A.P.C. without a trace of buyer’s remorse. Somehow, A.P.C. manages to be distinctly Parisian yet gives a nod to American sportswear as well. While we wouldn’t call the sale clothing Cheapskate finds, the items are still pretty tempting, especially since some are 50 percent off the original price. So here’s the best of the A.P.C. sale, and remember to order quickly before your size is all gone. Keep reading »
Karaoke isn’t normally a classy affair. Dive bars, sloppy slurred words, vodka shots, and embarrassing photos are more like it. Leave it to A.P.C., one of our favorite French clothing labels, to make karaoke cute. Their new DVD offers instrumental versions of the standards: “Like a Virgin,” “Billie Jean,” and other hits by the likes of The Ramones, The Spice Girls, and The Police. Except, instead of the cheesy beach scenes and ’80s montages you normally get on the screen (OK, we do kind of like those), you get nature images filmed from a boat on a polar exploration in icy Greenland. See? Classy. [$35, Apc.fr] Keep reading »
We hear Jean Touitou, the designer behind cult French label A.P.C., may be taking the popular multidisciplinary approach to the fashion business, but in a completely unexpected way. A few months ago, Touitou opened a school for two- to six-year-olds in Paris called Ateliers de la Petite Enfance (or A.P.E. for short). We’re just learning about the posh, artsy academy now, so it made us wonder what would happen if other fashion designers started schools…what would they teach? Keep reading »
I don’t get much mail, except for the occasional postcard from my mom and the handful of magazines I subscribe to. For the most part, this pleases me because I’m not wasting as much paper as I would if I received L.L. Bean catalogs every week. However, amidst crap catalogs like Just For Redheads, there are gems that so beautiful, you’ll want to live in them.
Even the catalog from French import A.P.C. exudes the easy style you’d assume all Parisians possess. The latest, which appeared in my mailbox a couple weeks ago, comes covered in army green cloth. Keep reading »