Let’s end this week with 2 unisex sample sales that we will be adding pictures to Social media as we shop today (Check us out on instagram @tfgnyc).
KENNETH COLE WAREHOUSE
As Kenneth Cole prepares to leave America forever, this will be the last time to get your hands on a piece of his collection and with father’s day right around the corner, the best time to pick up some gifts on time for once.
611 W 50th Street, NY, NY
10am to 7pm, 4/12-4/21
Versace Sample Sale
260 sample sale hosts yet another high-end brand that usually goes to Soffin Haskin. This sale will be at the smaller greene street location but offers house wares as well as scarfs, jewelry and small leather goods.
150 greene Street
10am-8pm, 4/12 to 4/17
It has been a long time that Target did a collaboration and this one is huge. Hunter, mostly know for brightly colored rain boots, collection for target spans shoes, bags and even plus size, men, and kids clothing alongside the more common women wear.
The collection drops April 14, this Saturday and I doubt it will last. Although, this time the collection is only available in select stores so not to repeat the last collaboration with famed Florida designer, Lily Pulitzer.
Price points takes a dip from the orginal brand’s prices starting at $20 dollars and the iconic rain boots drops the $125 price tag to just $40 dollars.
this pouch comes in various colors for $6.00!!
My fave item is the men bag above(first picture, bottom left). I can not find it on the site so comment below if you see it! The bags in general look like the iconic london bags…snag a tote for $35 and a bucket bag (so hot right now) for just $25.
The site says collection launches April 14 but some stores already have it in stock.
Happy Hump day!
I’m having such a fun time taking a trip down the memory lane of the fashion portion of our Tokyo trip and I could go on forever but alas it’s time to move on so I’m compiling the remaining two Fashion brands into this post. I hope you had as much fun reading this as I did writing about it!
Liz Lisa has so many locations but the two we visited were in Harajuku and were having massive sales!I ended up getting a beautiful soft sweater with bows and two bags while Yvette ended up with a gorgeous faux fur sailor collar coat and tote bag! Liz Lisa was founded in 1999 and was a way for Gyaru style to evolve to a more grown up” look. Their style is feminine, sweet and 1960s all mashed together. Prices are $41-145
Next up is Swankiss which we visited in Shibuya 109. The store had a very pretty floral decorated area for picture taking and the pieces were so detailed and girly! Alas we didn’t purchase anything as we were planning to come back but didn’t get a chance too. I do however own a beautiful faux fur bag made to look like cotton candy from the brand. Saaya Hayashida is the designer behind Swankiss which has a dreamy, ballerina and doll like aesthetic. Prices are $16-180
We wrapped up our trip to Japan just in time for more snow in the Northern US (hopefully the last one).
We covered what to wear between season but what do you wear to a season unlike any of the past?
No wonder that crop sweaters have come down every spring runway!! Here are some tips when April showers turn into April snow storms that kill May flowers:
Get some sexy rain boots
Rain boots can double has snow boots especially when the snow is mostly slush or a few inches. Also, it will not be as cold as winter (even at 39 degrees). Shop outlet retailers like Nordstrom Rack to find great pairs for over 50% off!!
Get a rain trench with style
Trench coats never go out of style!! You may be tempted to just wear your waterproof winter coat but hey, it’s spring..ish. Remember to get one with a hood so you can ditch the umbrella.
Chic nylon bags are better than coated canvas and leather like bags when it comes to standing up to rainy weather!
last week and part of this week we covered the punk and goth stores I visited to soothe my dark little heart but the other half of me is covered in frosting and dusted in glitter so we also visited some super cute, frilly modern Lolita style stores. There were so many so I narrowed it down to three of my faves.
First up is Ank Rouge. Ank Rouge was located in Shibuya 109 but have several locations in Tokyo. Ank Rouge was founded by Japan imagination Co. Ltd. in 2010. Their style can be described as frilly and girly streetwear. They are much more casual but retain a modern Lolita esque vibe. I was over the moon in love with their designs but alas they were not plus size friendly so I could only drool and longingly ogle all the pretty designs..Thier prices range from $39-120.
The next stop on our punk leg of the tour was a Brand extremely hard to find; Algonquins. I only saw this Brand in Kern magazine and instantly fell in love with their dark cute and rock and roll aesthetic but couldn’t find much information on the origins or even who the designers are behind the Brand! Needless to say I was very happy to come across the tiny store in La Floret mall in Harajuku. The prices are mid ranging from $60-120 and I was super excited to participate in their “lottery” for $5 in which the shop girl placed my 500 yen coin into a candy machine and turned the dial..a plastic container containing a number popped out and I won….a 2 pc Algonquins button set! Yay! I bought a bag, top and long fuzzy black cardigan as they were having a sale! You can only shop from them in Japan so be sure to stop by La Floret if your ever in Tokyo!
I was over the moon with joy that I was able to shop brands I used to buy from the now defunct brick and mortar store Tokyo Rebel in Nyc ( they now have an online store only) and Otaku mode website. It was such a privilege to get super lost in the rainy cold looking for my favorite punk/goth brands which are off the beaten path. Sex Pot Revenge is located down a tiny side alley on Harajuku and took me several trips back to Harajuku to find it.
Sex Pot Revenge was founded in 2000 by Takashi Eto and can be described as punk, goth and alternative with creepy cute thrown in. The Brand features oversized skirts, dresses and tees that are covered in graphics and gothic lettering and words and is unisex as well. They also make accessories and outerwear. They often make one of kind pieces they hand stud, rip and dye. I am happy to say you can buy the Brand at www.tokyorebel.com and cdjapan.jp and they ship internationally! Prices range from $35-120.
We are back from our awe inspiring week long trip to Tokyo, Japan! Tokyo was a fashion blogger’s dream come true! Harajuku had such cute little boutiques, and adorable giggling school girls in their cute little uniforms! Shibuya crossing reminded me so much of my hometown New York City’s Time Square; except a little more people ( shocking as that is). I enjoyed the small malls with even tinier stores; namely La Floret and Shibuya 109. We will cover six brands we love and some we just discovered so I hope you enjoy!
First up is Korean Brand a Kol Me Baby that is based in Tokyo. I stumbled upon their store in Shibuya 109 while looking for plus sized brand Punyas and was mesmerized by their colorful and cool designed shop! Their brand can be described as colorful urban/streetwear with a punk twist. They have oversized sweatshirts, checkerboard backpacks, fanny packs and duffle bags; hoodies with metal rings and giant tags hanging off to name a few of their pieces.Though the brand is described as being a girls Brand I can easily see men wearing the designs as well. Prices are $20-$70. I wanted everything I saw and I am sad to say they don’t ship internationally so if you are ever in Tokyo check them out.
The frist day of spring was nothing like we predicted with a massive snow storm. So how do we incorporate all the spring fashion we bought in lew of sweaters, these past sales?
Here are some early spring outfits you can use to beat the cold and still look hot!!
Layer like you mean it
Mixing prints are instantly cool!! Plus you can create interesting looks with any material. Some standout pieces are floral trenchcoats and belted vests (the fur vest in your closet works as well.
Add a bralette
From pleather to sweater, layering a bralette over a shirt seems an nod to the material girl. We also love the nod to future beach days.
Okay, guys! Henleys, windbreakers, anoraks, jackets and all sorts of outerwear can be layered for a cool guy vibe. Unzip the layers to show an array of colors!
Next week, Eva will take us back to Japan!
New clip on earrings are light weight and charming.
For some reason, piercing your ears are not in style as it were in the 1990’s (although, they keep saying the decade is rolling back in).
Old clip on earrings are going away..
These earrings slide on the earlobe and are light weight. The are similar to ear hangers that focus on the skin between the face and ear.
Happy hump day!!