5 Consignment Boutiques for Sample Sale Junkies {NYC Edition}!

Did you miss your favorite fashion designer’s Fall/Winter 2012 sample sale? Have no fear, we’ve got 5 consignment boutiques for {NYC} sample sale junkies!

For Models off Duty

Ina is perhaps the most well known designer resale boutique in the city. Shop any one of their manhattan locations for current collection shoes, handbags and separates, from Marc Jacobs, Chloe, Zac Posen and Thakoon.

For Uptown Girls

La Boutique Resale In addition to a fabulous inventory of shoes from designers including Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin, La Boutique offers both current and vintage designer fashions from Chanel, Prada and Hermes.

For Happening 20 Somethings

Second Time Around Fresh from the sales floor at Barney’s Co-Op, STA is a one-stop shop for followers of contemporary lines like Marni, Dries Van Noten and Vince. Whether you’re looking for a cocktail dress or a work horse piece, STA offers of the moment brands and even offers a frequent buyer card.

For The Designer Bag Lady

offers a mix of on-trend and classic pieces from designers like Rick Owens, Balenciaga and Lanvin. A premier new and used couture destination, Roundabout is yours truly’s favorite shop for shoes and handbags.

For Downtown Style Mavens

Resale Riches
Gently used gems from Alaia, Matt Bernson, and Gucci make Resale Riches Tribeca’s toast of consignment. Set apart by an appointment-only designer showroom, Resale Riches boasts an exclusive inventory for the most resourceful post-sample sale huntress.



{Editor’s Picks} Memorial Day Must Haves

Memorial Day Must Haves

Memorial Day is a day to remember our fallen soldiers and is the unofficial kick off to sun-drenched summer festivities. From Coney Island to free concerts in the park to laying out at the shore, we’re gearing up with these new essentials. My personal favorite is the {sexy} maxi dress. Emphasize on ‘sexy’, as this summer is all about the barely there, backless, make him stare maxi.

The tote bag is up next, as long as its outfitted with razzle dazzle embellishments  inspired by some exotic tropical escape, you’re endless-summer ready. And of course, we can’t forget about the bikini. Whether your petite and busty, tall and boy-shaped, or average height with a few extra curves, you’re sure to find a suit that screams “summa’ time!” As long as you’ve got these, the rest is just gravy.

Have a Great Memorial Day Weekend!


Fashion News: Have You heard about Joe Fresh?

Joe Fresh takes New York City with the opening of its flagship store on 5th Avenue. As seen in Elle Canada and More Magazine, the french fashion sportswear label gives Benetton a run for their money. Reasonably priced polo shirts, trenches and sheaths, tote bags & crisp trousers in Spring’s hautest hues most certainly say ‘fresh’ and remind us of Joe Cool.

Fifth Ave has got a brand new shopping bag.


Shekinah J

What To Wear: Big City Weekend Getaway

3 Day City Getaway

Man we loved college…game nights, house parties, football games and the highly anticipated Spring break. Under-grad or not, winter getaways are usually well deserved. Whether you’re hitting South Beach, cruising the Caribbean or headed to the Big Apple, you’ve simply got to dress the part.

If you’re headed to New York City, be prepared for the big chill with a few suggested pieces. Fashionable hoodies, rugged denim, sweater dresses, cardigans and boots should be at the top of your packing list while leaving plenty of room in your suitcase to shop like a New Yorker.



Runway Rewind: Falguni & Shane Peacock F/W 2012

Falguni & Shane Peacock’s Fall Collection took Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week back to the future. Laser sharp brows, 10 inch pony tails, sparkling beaded gowns, velvet applique, black feather detailing and pops of blue made futuristic fashion statements for Fall 2012.

Peacock combines fantasy and the unusual throughout the latest collection, with long sleeved catsuits with trains made of feathers suitable for evening gowns. Beams of blue danced down the runway in bodycon silhouettes featuring exquisite bead work and yes, more feathers.

photo credits: Zimbio

And finally, corseted cocktail dresses with gold and gun metal breast plates reminded us of R2-D2 while dark digital prints and thigh high slits screamed 25th century sensuality.



What To Wear: Fashion Week Day 4

FW Day 3


Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week keeps getting better.  From Tracy Reese to Reem Acra, designers are pulling out all the stops to make a powerful impact on the upcoming season. Its only natural that the esteemed attendees and fashion feens would put on for the exciting events.

This Rachel Zoe inspired looks serves as a fashion statement and a necessity. Its 32 degrees in NY fashionistas! If all else fails, keep warm. See you there!