Before she was Chanel…

Tuesday night, I went with my actress friend to the Screen Actor's Guild screening of the Coco Chanel biopic, "Coco avant Chanel." Director Anne Fontaine's film breezily showcases the events that shaped the French designer's life early on.  The film portrays Chanel's struggle in her early 20s as a seamstress and part-time singer, then as the live-in lover to a playbo[...]

Fashion's Night Out Flashback: Lucky's Boutique Crawl...

If you enjoyed yourselves on Fashion's Night Out, you can sip, socialize and score again this Thursday, September 24, on a smaller scale.  Take part in Lucky Magazine's boutique crawl. Just stroll down Bleecker Street between Hudson and Seventh Avenue for discounts of 10% to 30% off stores like Cynthia Rowley, Lulu Guiness, Diptyque, 7 for all Mankind, and Castor[...]

A Look at This Week’s Sales…

A Look at This Week's Sales...

Hermés is hosting a sale this week where you can get 40 to 60 percent off bags and accessories. Where/When: The Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 West 18th St between Sixth and Seventh Ave. Thru 9/26 (10-6p). Get 50 to 70 percent off rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings at Slane & Slane.  Where/When: 8 W.25 St between Sixth Ave and Broadway, 11th floor Thru 9/2[...]

Shopping Frenzy at Hayden-Harnett's Blowout Sale...

This weekend, Brooklyn-based label Hayden-Harnett is holding a warehouse sale where their spring-summer ‘09 collection is 60-80 percent off.  The small boutique in NoLita was busy Friday evening when I stopped in to check out the merchandise.  There was a line to the dressing room and at the cash register.  This was the first day and the clothing was alread[...]

J.Crew Sample Sale: Overstock & Actual Samples...

With all eyes on Fashion Week, there's not a lot of samples sales taking place this week.  But the big event didn't stop Clothingline from holding yet another J.Crew sample sale.  I was surprised to find quite a few people rummaging through the racks today when I stopped in right before closing.  There's a lot of merchandise so be prepared to spend some time lookin[...]

Crowds & Celebs Turn out for Fashion's Night Out...

Thursday night, the rain held off just long enough for the crowds to partake in Fashion's Night Out.  I met a friend at Prada where we spotted Grace Coddington signing the September issue of Vogue.  By 7pm, there were lines at Bergdorf to get in and lines to take the escalator to the 7th floor where the Olson twins were tending bar and server apps.  Down on [...]

A Guide to Fashion's Night Out... Discounts, Gift Bags and Cocktails

Thursday night (6-11pm), hundreds of retailers and designers are hosting events across the five boroughs intended to boost consumer confidence while celebrating fashion.  In Manhattan alone, walk into almost any boutique and you'll get handed a glass of Champagne.  There are so many events planned - get complimentary cosmetics at Saks, free manicures at Chanel, and [...]