A relatively new pop up company focusing on sustainability and women owned business has popped up in Midtown.

By Yvette E

With all the sales going on in every department store and brand, it is hard to remember that small businesses need our attention as well. Enter Owners, a pop up store bringing emerging female owned businesses a place to sell during the holiday season for the month of December.

Featuring products that are sustainable and handmade locally, it is the perfect place to pick up a gift for the hipster, feminist or just a family member you want to introduce to a new designer.

The collections are mostly contemporary with muted hue clothing while jewelry is dainty hammered metal. Which is why the whole store has a earthy vibe.

Stop by Refinery Hotel and take a look!

Happy Friyay!! 💋

Tis the season for pop-ups and we will be covering a few this season. First, up the tech pop up by Google..

By Yvette E

If you prefer Google home over Alexa then hit up this pop up open now til December 8th. They are also offering events as well as check out g.co to RSVP.

The Products

Pixel 2

The phone said to me the next rival of Apple is on display here as well as a chance to play with it.

Google home

Google has created an interactive experience for you to try out thier Google home commands. Check out the Kawaii Kitchen for a snack.

Other perks

A large “tree house” structure complete with swings seems out of place in a tech mecca but we can dig it.

Customize your own giftwrap

If this is a gift for a friend, head down stairs to create your own gift wrap! Simply, use 1 of 2 laptops provided and send your creation to print!

who: Google Hardware Store

what: Tech by Google

Where: 131 Greene Street

When: already open til 12/2 fr 11am to 7pm

As always, if you do go #tfgoogle and you could be featured on our Instagram page.

Happy Shopping 💋

AHA Mercancile has given independent brands a voice for some time. Yesturday, they turned a slick midtown apartment into a holiday showcase fulled with slick home decor and decadent jewelry.

We sipped hot bourbon cinder while we perused some of what the site has to offer. Here are a few of our favorite things:

  • OYO box – which has various boxes that hold things that most other brands neglect, sunglasses and watches.

  • This beautiful hand blown glass bowl is part of our teranium goals with beautiful peaks inside, just $97.

  • A coffee set with real stone accents paired with real copper.

Check out Aha Mercancile for all your upscale holiday needs, www.ahalife.com.

As always, check our instagram for more images from the event at tfgnyc.

Happy hump day?

Yvette

Nylon magazine features burton

Snowboarding stores are a niche market that has recently seen a resurgence in popularity despite other sporting goods going bankrupt (sports authority). 

Nylon spread

Nylon  makes it even fresher with a full spread in thier November issue with covergirl above sporting Burton gear that ranges from hats to of course snowboards. 


Some of the snowboards have unique Nylon graphics which showed that magazine had a relationship with the brand. 

Nylon + Burton shopping event

The party included a female DJ, a choice between wine or beer and super sweet cupcakes that surprisingly no one was eating. The gift bags ended the party with Nylon totes.

Prices start at 30 (for hats) and if you are looking for gear as well as snowboards, this is the place.

Happy Hump Day 

Yvette ?

Attention readers this is for both men and women; Macys has decided to no longer offer clearance sections and will  in the near future focus on sales and reclaiming their higher end clientele.

But for now they are giving some seriously deep discounts to quickly get ride of all that clearance inventory. We are talking 70-80% off!! They even gave Micheal Kors and select Coach handbags for $49 and $69!!! My male companion scored 4 pairs of pants for $27!! Insane!! Run don’t walk to your nearest Macys!!!

We had the pleasure of being invited to the preview of the new Off Saks Fifth Avenue store with Gilt Group sub store in NYC. The new Off Saks is three floors and features high end designers as well as mid priced designers all with huge discounts!  We couldn’t get into the Gilt section as it was very crowded but we were told Gilt will start having flash sales there and you can browse some of their products in person as well as order from iPad kiosks they set up.

I was very happy with the selections and couldn’t believe the prices I saw. I was only able to look at the handbags, shoes and sunglasses as downstairs was too crowded to go see the men’s department and women’s clothing. I did ask and their men’s department is fully stocked with clothing and shoes as well. My blog partner scored a Love Moschino logo metallic gold tote for $120 and I scored blue chunky crystallized Prada sunglasses for $100!! (We received 20% off from gilt for being press) I will certainly be going back!

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Moschino Display

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Karl Lagerfeld Display

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Prada Sunglasses

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Hermes Accessories Display

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Rag and Bone handbags

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Leather and canvas collide at this unisex accessories company established in 1981 out in Oregon. The layout of the store matched the idea the brand, rusrics and durable.

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During the holiday shopping event, clams were served and we were able to browse the store which is randomly stocked with multiple accessories. The store does not separate items by sex because they want you to pick up whay you like. The idea seems so gender friendly which has been the mood recently.

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Hats are in the back in cool neutrals including blues and reds from high round brims and classic fedoras. So if you love leather stop by for stocking stuffers as well as presents at this rustic store.

Where: 29 Prince Street New York 10012 US

Online: www.willleathergoods.com

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Quirky gifts of the fab gift pop up store

From quirky to usual, the small 2 story fab.com pop up store featured gifts that you wanted to hoard for yourself this holiday season.

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We attended the opening night that was saturated with guest, which made it hard to maneuver and even harder to take pictures. Free drinks and food were flowing and a flip book station was at the far corner for a memorable keepsake.

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Now on to the fun gifts from shoes that use a usb to keep your feet warm that look like smores (yum) to unique home goods and phone chargers. They even had kid items from a projector that created a night sky to robots. Then they got a little quirky with GI joe men in yoga posses and odd shaped aquariums. All these gifts and more for those hard to shop for friends and aquaintances ( some you don’t like) on your shopping list.

So if you can brave 2 flights of stairs (sorry no elevator) check out the store:

WHERE: 118 Orchard Street (at Delancey) New York, NY 10002

Check out fab.com for more gift ideas and check our social media sites for more fun gifts.

When I heard that Lily Pulitzer was doing a collab with Target I was a little skeptic because in the past a lot of Target Designer collabs look nothing like the actual brand;(Though I still use my Phillip Lin Target crossbody) So I was beyond excited when I heard that Target would set up a pop up shop and Lily fy Bryant Park for one day this past Thursday. The line had hundreds of Lily fans dressed up in Lily’s house line and when I finally got into the shop I was pleasantly surprised!
The collection is very well made and has the spirit of Lily; (though unfortunately none of her actual prints as Target chose artists to create prints that were inspired by Pulitzer and used those for the collection ) There is something for everyone as there are clothing, accessories, furniture, shoes and home goods all with the feel of being in Boca Raton,FL sipping on a Pina Colada!

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Ever so often we write about new brands and websites that create unique customer experience and go the extra mile in what seems the hardest feat in fashion today: creating universal fit structures for everybody type without limitations on style and perks.

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This site is one of the few sites that offers such a rare combination,  and even though we wrote about thier tailor service and wide range of sizes before, their new crop of 2015 dresses are so versatile, they can be used for different occasions past thier moniker. Yes, they sell dresses for prom but also bridesmaids,  brides and other events. Promtimes.co.uk is worth the time to peruse and you will reel at the selection and at the prices. Everything is always on sale with up to 75% off the original price.

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The new crop of dresses have a demure elegance that seem to extend it beyond the most obulent occasions.  We love the sleek fit and the subtle addition of exotic fabrics added to unique design details similar to what celebrities wear on the red carpet.

So stop by promtime.co.uk, not just prom dresses, a variety of sizes, styles and colors with a perpetual sale that is never ending. What more could you want?