Rachel Roy launched her new plus size line, RACHEL Rachel Roy Curvy, at Macy’s and I lost it. While this line doesn’t feature each and every piece from her straight size collection, it does feature a good bit of them. We have been asking major fashion designers for years to make a line for us that has the same if not similar items as the main line, and she did it. Continue Reading
Graphic blazers were a really hot trend this spring, but you can carry that trend into fall as well. Graphic blazers are the new conversation piece. They also look great on everybody, so don’t say you can’t wear one because of your size or because they are just so busy! Busy print action can still look good. If you are uncomfortable with this trend, try to offset the prints with a solid bottom. Think a skirt or pants in a contrasting color. Try one out today.
The Sampson Smoking Flat by Madonna’s Material Girl clothing line at Macy’s is the perfect shoe for the fall. The best thing about the shoe, that comes in Black and Dalmation, is the fact that it used to be $39 but now it is $19. You can get this shoe on sale and be on trend in time for the fall. Pics from Macy’s.
Strappy sandals are making a comeback during the day. I haven’t seen these shoes being worn during the day since Sarah Jessica Parker was on Sex and the City. Try wearing them with a skirt or cropped ankle pants. These sandals from Chinese Laundry are cute and affordable at $49.98. Not bad, so hop on this trend revival train. Photo from Macys.
The Surrie Flat Sandal by Steve Madden is a little different from last week’s Shoe of the Week sandal post. This sandal is great because it lets you wear a moccasin in sandal form. I mean who really wants to wear a hot, sweaty moccasin in the summer when you can just wear this sandal version from Macy’s? For $59.00 you can have a great sandal that looks great with denim cutoffs and long maxi skirts. Photo from Macys.
Who said Fashion Week was over? Join Rafaella and Harper’s Bazaar for a shopping event at Lord & Taylor! Enjoy music, refreshments and great giveaways while shopping new Rafaela styles! Harper’s Bazaar Executive Events Director, Jane Rotherham Loddo, and Rafaella’s EVP of Womenswear, Rosemary Mancino are hosting the event and will be on site speaking about trends and the Rafaella collection. There will also be a great gift with purchase, a Harper’s Bazaar “Your Guide to Personal Style” coffee table book and a Rafaella tote bag.
Date: Wednesday, September 21st
Location: Lord & Taylor New York 5th Avenue
If that isn’t your style, then come check out Betsey Johnson at Macy’s.
On Wednesday, September 21st, 2011, Betsey Johnson will be onsite at Macy’s Herald Square at 5:00 PM as she launches her namesake brand’s timepiece collection. Guests are invited to come meet Betsey and receive a pre-personalized photo. Those who make a qualifying watch purchase will be given “Front of Line VIP” status to receive a special gift from Betsey Johnson herself.
INC Editor at Large Anna Dello Russo shows us a behind the scenes look at the new INC International Concepts collection. This is a really cool video. I can’t wait to see what she does with this line since it has been one of my favorite Macy’s lines for a while now.
Model Coco Rocha gives us a behind the scenes look at the new Karl Lagerfeld for Macy’s collection that is due in store on August 31. I can’t wait for this collection. It looks like it will be amazing. Coco looks so good modelling the collection in Lagerfeld’s person home studio.
If Karl Lagerfeld isn’t your thing, it has just been announced, on WWD, that Giambattista Valli will be the next Macy’s designer collaborator starting on October 26.
Finally Macy’s is taking a stab at fast fashion. It has worked for Target, H & M, and countless other brands in the past decade. I think it is about time, and I can’t wait. Just like Target, Macy’s will have a series of designer lines. When one designer is done, the new one will begin selling their wares. Kinder Aggugini, big in London but not here…yet, will be the first designer. I can’t wait to see what he will bring to Macy’s. This is all very exciting!
From The New York Times:
The collection for Macy’s, which will be sold at about 250 locations, will cost $50 to $300 and is targeted toward younger customers who shop in its Impulse departments. “This customer loves to shop,” said Jeff Gennette, the chief merchandising officer of Macy’s. “She wants to be in our store all the time, and we’d better be interesting.”
The American Rag – All Access contest calls for American Teenage girls to Ignite their inner supermodel with Macy’s and
Seventeen Magazine search for the next American teenage Style Scout.
Contestants must do an online submission at www.seventeen.com/ALL-ACCESS <http://www.seventeen.com/ALL-ACCESS> , by March 16th. Contestants must
upload a video that describes their unique style and music aspirations, and showcase why they should be an official ‘American Rag Style Scout.’ This is a one time nationwide opportunity, call it a search for ‘America’s next top style scout’
Winners Prize: -Receive an all expenses paid trip to Los Angeles or New York City
-Appear in an American Rag ad, which will be featured exclusively in the September issue Seventeen Magazine
– Star in an American Rag All – Access video
-VIP access to report backstage from a Warped Tour concert.
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While I was eating lunch today, I took a gander at CNN. They unfortunately reported that Macy’s, the “Great American Department Store”, is closing 11 stores. Be on the lookout for sales at the closing stores and on the website.
Update: I just went on the Saks website today and found this little tidbit of info for you. 80 FREAKIN’ % OFF !!!!!!!! They are either going to close stores soon, go bankrupt and lose it all, or think about a new business strategy because, while this is good for the consumer, its not good for them. I have always wanted to work here. Maybe I should seek employment elsewhere.