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Emery LeCrone Dance leaps to the Joyce Theater and Full Court 21 returns. Plus, music lovers there’s a treat for you!


The Oscars of food trucks, another great tasting event in Brooklyn, and shop your DIY faves this weekend.


Fashion Week is here! What will the hottest trends be? Plus, meet Nigel Barker and catch Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher on Broadway.

Transition from Drab to Fab with Uniform

Just when men thought their wardrobe couldn’t be trendy along comes a hot little boutique shop like Uniform. Located in the South End, this popular men’s store for contemporary clothing, skincare and accessories offers those fashion forward men a sense of style. If you are looking for a new suit, head over here where the staff will size you up and fit you in the most exquisite suit you’ve ever seen. They also carry fun T-shirts, deconstructed blazers, roll sleeve button downs, slim fit chinos, and even reversible shorts.You’ll transition from work to play in no time and look fabulous in the process. Check out the website at uniformboston.com.

Industrial style meets nature at risk taking clothing store Owen

Owen’s thoughtful compilation of men’s and women’s wear in rich jewel tones, dark neutrals, and complex, highly textured knit, leather, and fur, make it a worthwhile addition the high-end boutiques in the meatpacking district. Phillip Salem, Owen’s enthusiastic, 25-old-owner, handpicks every piece―his lofty goal is to ensure that each pick is both statement-making and timeless.

A look at the sleek, made-to-measure custom shirts from Manuel Racim

The new made to measure experience. Manuel Racim offers the latest trends in custom suit tailoring. Just walk in—no appointment necessary—for a stylist-led tour of the high-tech space: Remote-controlled panels rotate with some 200 Italian-milled fabrics and a magical wall mirror converts into a digital touch-screen, letting customers swipe through options for everything from the type of fit, collar, and cuffs to the color of ­monogram, buttons, and threading. The shirts, which start at $125, are sewn in a century-old French atelier and arrive within two weeks; your ­measurements, meanwhile, are saved to an online account for future bespoke shopping

Check out heritage brand Etienne Aigner’s new flagship store in Soho

Etienne Aigner is a heritage brand that’s been respected for its value, quality, and devotion to classic fashion for decades. The brand just opened up a 3,500-square-foot flagship store in Soho, located at 65 Greene Street.

Luxury shopping from home décor to shoes at Bergdorf Goodman

Come visit Bergdorf Goodman, the number one location for luxury shopping, with supermodel Petra Nemcova, as she takes us on a tour on some of Bergdorf’s most luxurious items. Catch Petra’s new home décor line “Be The Light” on the 7th floor and Petra’s own personal favorites from Bergdorf’s most fashionable 2nd floor shoe salon.

Stop By Salon AKS For NYC Styling!

Salon AKS

Salon AKS is staffed with hair experts, many of whom have established themselves in the world of fashion and beauty designing looks for Vogue, W, Allure and countless others. We cover every area of expertise and our team of dedicated professsionals is ready to assist you with the utmost care and attention to your needs. Visit salonaks.com formore information.

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair


The Ebony Fashion Fair began in 1958, and over the next 50 years the traveling fashion show blossomed into an American institution that raised millions for charity and helped Johnson Publishing Company reach audiences.

Show organizers overcame racial prejudice to bring the pinnacle of Europe’s premier fashion to communities that were eager to see, in real time and space, a new vision of black America that was the hallmark of Ebony and Jet magazines. Eunice Johnson took over as producer and director in 1963, and under her direction, the traveling show took on new heights as she expanded her cachet and power within fashion circles.

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair recreates the experience of the Ebony Fashion Fair through the story of Mrs. Johnson and more than 60 garments from icons of the fashion industry such as Yves St. Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Cardin, Emanuel Ungaro, Christian Lacroix, and Patrick Kelly among others. Click here for more information.

Luxury Garage Sale: costume jewelery & the coolest vintage finds!


Luxury Garage Sale is co-founded by partners Brielle Buchberg and Lindsay Segal. Childhood friends, Brielle and Lindsay always had a love of collecting; beginning with stickers and erasers, evolving to shoes and handbags. However, over the years their assorted collections soon overwhelmed their available storage space. LGSChicagoUtilizing their backgrounds in fashion and sales, Brielle and Lindsay began selling their unwanted items. After realizing that their friends had the same predicament as well, a light flashed and voila… Luxury Garage Sale was born!

Luxury Garage Sale is an upscale consignment service that specializes in selling new and gently used contemporary, designer and vintage clothing and accessories. Visit luxurygaragesale.com for more information.

Timeless dresses, alluring belts & everlasting style at Atelier Azza!


Emerging luxury womenswear label Atelier Azza strives for timeless yet modern opulence with its signature Swarovski laden hand-embellishments and voluminous cuts.

Launched by designer Azeeza Khan in 2012, Azza swiftly established a recognizable aesthetic with distinct motif hand embroideries on vivid pure silk fabrics.

The Azza Ready-to-Wear and Couture showroom is located in the heart of Chicago’s luxury shopping mile at 520 N. Michigan Avenue. The nearly 1,000 square foot boutique is located on Level 3, adjacent to the women’s department of Nordstrom Michigan Avenue.

This retail effort brings mainstream access to Azza’s statement garments that have garnered a cult following amongst Chicago’s fashion set and continues to attract attention globally. Click here for more information.

Fine and Dandy

The store’s expansive selection of bowties, ascots, and spats. The shop is decorated with a combination of product and vintage paraphenalia, like the ‘Dress well and succeed’ poster (photo below). Much of the merchandise is the same as is on the website. But it is always nice to see something before purchasing it. However, there are additions to the sites repertoire, like some of the hats.


In mid-2008, Ashley Turen innocently applied paint to a vintage leather jacket in a hot summer’s day fit of wardrobe revamping. Friends and family began to request more and more of her hand-painted designs, and soon the Tisch graduate opened her eponymous downtown boutique. Turen can also customize pieces. Equipped with a large book displaying all sorts of possible embellishments, she guides clients through a collaborative process to create one-of-a-kind garments.

Blake Scotland

We’re obsessed with the Lower East Side and for the last year have taken pleasure in dressing her friends, neighbors, and strangers from New York and cities and countries abroad.
Every line carried in the boutique is hand chosen for its high quality, unique design, and perfect attention to detail. If we wouldn’t wear it we are not going to sell it. Consistently influenced by this neighborhood, each piece reflects its cutting edge sensibility – comfort clothing for the wild child who’s just a little rough around the edges.
The boutique itself maintains an emphasis on making passionate hard work fun. This ethos is reflected through every facet of Blake Scotland: The hot, clever staff, boyfriends smoking on the bench out front, creative excuses to host events – albeit increasingly fashion focused. There’s no I in team. We aren’t shy about pooling our resources. We boast a family of friends who turn ideas and dreams into reality.

Accessorize and then some at Sam Moon

If you’re ever in dire need of a belt, bag, any jewelry, luggage, faux fancy flip flops or a tiara, go to Sam Moon. Sam Moon is a warehouse of every accessory under the sun and then some. Despite the openness of every store’s floor plan (or rather, lack thereof) and short shelving, it’s still somehow possible to get lost in oozits and whatzits galore. It’s like a no man’s land of cheap but nice-enough looking jewelry and accessories at rock bottom prices. Another nice thing about Sam Moon is their intolerance for ill-behaved children. They have three locations across the metroplex in Dallas, Frisco and Fort Worth.

Unleash Your Inner Diva at Diva Boutique


With an obsession with shopping and fashion, Diva Boutique’s owner runs this designer consignment business with a passion for six years straight. Situated in historical Alexandria in a 19th century townhouse, Diva is listed by the Washingtonian Magazine as the consignment store with the “best vibe.”

Carrying high-end designer lines such as DVF, Chanel, Prada and other more affordable luxuries such as Michael Kors, Tory Burch, and so much more… This is definitely a treasure cove for those hunting for bargains.

In order to be a true insider, sign up for Diva’s email list to be alerted of the newest top secrets! Visit divaboutiqueva.com for more information.

Consign of the Times: Bargain designer duds and wares

Not only is the name catchy with its play on words, Consign of the Times is a legendary spot with two locations in Miami where fashionistas shop to find great deals on designer clothing, accessories and home furnishings.

Making their mark since opening in 2001, the store quickly became the go-to spot in Miami Beach and South Miami, especially during season for gowns, jewelry, shoes and handbags. Their high-end luxury pieces are continually rotated and revamped in an effort to keep their return customers pleased with their findings.

The list of designer names is impressive and includes Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Hermes, Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blanik, Chloe, Christian Louboutin and Bottega.

Boutiques are located at 1635 Jefferson Ave., Miami Beach 305-535-0811 and at 5900 SW 73 St., South Miami 305-667-6675, www.consignofthetimes.com

Find discounts on designer labels at the Allen Outlets

Oh, outlet malls; you’d love to hate them and hate to love them but when it comes down to it all your favorite stores and designer labels are represented and the prices are all discounted, sometimes deeply. The Allen Premium Outlets live up to all that outlet malls promise and more. Charlotte Russe, Juicy Couture, Coach, even Le Creuset calls your name and whispers sweet nothings in your ear about lower prices and the current season’s trends. You can even join their VIP club to receive special coupons and promotions for over 100 outlet stores. They also usually have big sales around national holidays that yield three day weekends.

C Madeleine’s: Quietly hidden, big name designers

Vogue, Elle, Daily Variety and Lucky Magazines have all hailed C Madeleine’s in North Miami as the hidden gem that all fashionistas must find, trouble is it’s quite discreet, tucked quietly into a small spot along Biscayne Boulevard and NE 137 St. that’s almost not visible, even though there is a sign.

Fashionistas will go crazy for the vintage and couture clothing, bags, accessories, shoes and jewelry that range from the 1900s to even present day. At C Madeleine’s they take pride in offering customers quality, custom made items that make add a unique element to any wardrobe. The items sold here are either one-of-a-kind or one of only a few manufactured.

With a selection like this, it’s no surprise the place is a celebrity haunt, attracting the throngs of them that descend on Miami for jetsetting to events and weekend getaways.

C Madeleine’s is located at 13702 Biscayne Boulevard, 305-945-7770, www.cmadeleines.com

Second-hand Fashion at Secondi

Tucked away on the second floor of a Starbucks on Connecticut Avenue, the tiny glass door to Secondi may be hard to find; however, if you did find the rabbit hole, you will fall into a brand new fashion paradise. Walk through the mysterious little door, up a narrow staircase, and you will be welcomed into a spacious fashion heaven with consigned apparel and accessories at a heavily discounted price.  There is definitely something here for everyone. Don’t feel sorry for your boyfriend or husband who is waiting – Secondi has a special couch just for them. Boys, hand over that credit card or move out of the way.

Shhh – the insider’s tip is that with the high inventory turnover rate, newly consigned goods are replenished every 15 minutes and after one month on the rack, unsold items gets a 20% discount and two months later, they will be 40% off the tagged price! Visit secondi.com for more information.



Be bold on a budget at POP, a trendy clothing boutique in Brooklyn. The color coded inventory of POP will make your dive into the unique “in” style wares much easier. Whether your style is bold and colorful or muted and chic, POP has all fashion types under the Sun. Even if you don’t know exactly what it is your looking for, the talented staff there, will offer personalized consultations on what style suits you best. Owner, Sheila Sharman, is the fiercely fabulous head of operations, whose love and passion led her to the founding and opening of POP.

POP is located at 310 Grand St. Brooklyn. Why don’t you POP in!

New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center The Fall 2011 Collections at New York Fashion Week

The fashion industry’s finest, and the celebrities who love them, are descending on Lincoln Center once again for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week from February 9-17, 2011.

All of the hottest designers are showing their Fall 2011 collections to celebs and fashionistas in the tents at Lincoln Center this year.


Dallas Museum of Art

Fashion is certainly an art form and the Dallas Museum of Art celebrates it with the new exhibit, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk. This exhibition is the first retrospective devoted to Gaultier, who draws inspiration from dance, pop-rock, cinema, television, photography, and world cultures. Once nicknamed “enfant terrible” of fashion he is now a celebrated fashion icon. The exhibition highlights Gaultier’s eclectic and vibrant sources of inspiration through a selection of 120 haute couture dresses and ready-to-wear pieces made between 1976 and 2011. Dallas is the first of only two U.S. cities on the international tour through February 12, 2012. And while you’re in the neighborhood stay for the museum’s late night program on the third Friday of every month, when the Museum remains open until midnight or Thursday Night Live!, featuring live jazz music each Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

November 13, 2011–February 12, 2012


No Need to Shop Elsewhere: Noni Boutique

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Located in the Larchmont shopping district, Noni Boutique definitely stands out when it comes to high-end women’s fashion and designs. Whether it is that perfect cocktail dress you are looking for or a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry, Noni only carries the best and can offer some styling guidance and advice for the girl who can’t seem to make up her mind.

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The racks at Noni are filled with big names such as Vivienne Westwood, Anna Sui and anyone else who is major in the fashion industry. Though Noni is considered to be one of the trendiest stores on the block, it also combines art and fashion to create a one-stop-shop for the fashion and art enthusiast. Many gallery viewings and art openings have occurred in the store so patrons can enjoy art and fashion in one viewing.

Even though some of the items at Noni are on the pricier side, be sure to attend their famous Semi-annual Sidewalk Sale that happens as a part of their “spring cleaning.”

Fashion Forward in Studio City: Dari Boutique

For anyone living in Studio City who cares about fashion and the latest trends in over-the-knee boots, eclectic jewelry and the like, know to visit Dari Boutique for all their fashion, jewelry and accessory needs.

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Though other stores have come and gone, Dari Boutique caters to those craving high-end brands, unusual jewelry finds and anything else you could possibly imagine. Ever since their opening, Dari has treated their loyal clients like family, knowing them by name as well as their likes and dislikes as soon as they walk through the door.

Even though the store has a Zen vibe, some of the items that fill the racks may force you to break the bank. If you love Dari but can’t always afford to spend big, the big blowout sale has some amazing deals on designer finds and expensive accessories.

If you are looking for your “go-to” store or just looking to find that “go-to” dress, the lovely women at Dari Boutique are always ready to lend a fashionable hand.

Mixing to Match: Intermix Store

After Intermix called the Malibu Lumber Yard home, Malibu locals and those craving a little bit of high-end fashion came running to the opening. Featuring top designers such as Stella McCartney and popular brands such as Citizens of Humanity, this Malibu store has become a popular destination for those looking to scoop up some designer duds and accessories.

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Though the Malibu store is packed with everything you could possibly want to find, if you can’t find in on the shelves and racks, head over to their website. Not only does the website feature clothes, shoes and accessories foud in and out of the stores, intermixonline.com features different sections such as a Lookbook, a must list and what they are obsessed with currently. International customers are now also able to shop the website, when they aren’t free to jet over to the Malibu location.

If you visit the website and subscribe to the Lust List, you can get 15% of your very first purchase.

Walk the Walk: Downtown LA Art Walk

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Ever since the first event in 2004, the Downtown LA Art Walk has become an event bringing food, fashion and of course art, together for Angelinos to enjoy. The second Thursday of every month brings locals as well as visitors to the Art Walk where from the hours of 12pm – 9pm, anything goes.

Though one of the first to help launch the event, Bert Green, may have had a vision for the Art Walk, each month brings something different, such as spur of the moment fashion shows and live music events. Set up outside of galleries, people can roam the streets admiring artwork, listening to music, and enjoying food from one of the many food trucks that have begun taking over the Walk.

Since every month is different, everyone who visits once seems to come back again. For immediate news, events and anything else you could be interested in finding, the Downtown LA Art Walk has redesigned their website for viewers and Art Walk aficionados to enjoy.

2. Mercedes-Benz Swimwear Fashion Week July 15-19

Picture 26As if Miami wasn’t hot enough, the sexiest models and swimwear will be in town for the skin-revealing sister of the Berlin and New York fashion weeks. Featuring over 20 of the best swimwear designers from Parke and Ronen to Trina Turk, you can bet that fashion royalty will be there in the front rows, and journalists right outside.

While you must be invited to see the shows inside the hotel Raleigh, you will most likely catch glimpses of the gorgeous supermodels right outside on the beach. At night, you can celebrate with them at parties all over town, where you won’t need a pass.

2. Rock Out at Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival May 29-30

Picture 18Some of the most popular nightclubs and bars are located around the intersection of Belmont and Sheffield and serve as a testament to its central role for all that’s happening in Chicago’s trendy Lakeview neighborhood. With its reputation for nightlife, food, and music, it comes as no surprise that the Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival is a reflection of the atmosphere and style that the neighborhood is famous for. The festival boasts some of the best local musical talents in the Midwest. This year, the bands include the Trippin Billies, Wedding Banned, Rock Candy and more. The festival also features arts, crafts, fashion, and a variety of food and drinks. It usually brings out a young crowd, so there will be plenty of partying and dancing here, too.

5. Pier Antiques & Fashion Alley is NYC’s Largest Show March 13-14

Antiques Picture 3and fashion are two of the best exhibition markets and so when New York combines both of them under one roof, the result is massive. The Pier Antiques Show & Fashion Alley features over 500 shops and galleries showcasing major designers and decorators from all over the country. In its 35th year on the Hudson River, The Pier Antiques Show is New York City’s largest antiques, art, style and collecting event. Find everything from jewelry and vintage designers to ceramics, folk art, furniture and more in one weekend.

The Nation’s One and Only Fabric Workshop and Museum

To say that The Fabric Workshop and Museum is one-of-a-kind is an understatement – there is no other museum in the nation of its kind! This is not a textile museum, it’s shocking and thought-provoking with pieces like “Entrails Carpet” and “Restless Nights/Atomic Shroud.” The FWM’s main goal is to show “design excellence in everyday objects,” anPicture 5d by transforming everyday textiles and objects, like carpets and beds, into channels for social commentary, it pushes contemporary art to another level.

The list of artists represented in the permanent gallery is lengthy, ensuring that you will see a variety of distinctive and creative pieces. Many of these artists also have items available exclusively in the Museum Shop, like canvas bags, scarves, napkins, ties, pillows, umbrellas, and t-shirts.

With an appointment, you can visit the construction and print studios, where you’ll see exhibitions of contemporary art, video programs, pieces from the FWM permanent collections and works in progress.

4. Catwalk Meets Canvas 1/23/10

Art Partners, the social and volunteer arm of Atlanta’s High Museum, and Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead are joining forces to presentPicture 15 the 2nd Annual Catwalk Meets Canvas.  The event is a delightful mélange of art and fashion, with up-and-coming artists exhibiting recent works, a fashion show, and an intimate marketplace comprised of the top 12 boutiques, designers and spas in Atlanta.

Guests will enjoy the complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres and the music of DJ Joel Rabe of Lethal Rhythms Inc., as they interact with the creative contributors to this soiree.  The highlight of the evening is at 8PM – a fashion show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue.

3. Spend An Evening with Project Runway’s Nick Verreos 12/09/09

Nick Verreos was one of America’s favorite designers during his season of Project Runway, and now he is one of DC’s favorite designers. Join him at the FIDM where he will talk about the inspirations behind his designs that have been worn on the likes of Eva Longoria-Parker and Heidi Klum as well as what’s next in fashion. If that’s not good enough, he will also give the audience a front row, special viewing of the FIDM’s Debut 2009 that showcases its top design students’ work. A reception will follow the talk from the charismatic designer and TV star.

Putting the Decade in Decadence

Along a stretch of South Broadway where they’d have sounded downriPicture 6ght foreign a few short years ago, the adjectives “quirky” and “luxury” are becoming not only apt, but synonymous with the area thanks to finds like Decade.

A fixture in the gentrifying Baker district, this funky apparel and accessories boutique is a browser’s (not to mention buyer’s) dream, filled wall to wall with the likes of colorful handknits and Audrey Hepburn–retro wool trenches, cheeky piggy banks and cheekier lingerie, coffee table–worthy cookbooks and sumptuous Shiraleah handbags with all the bells and whistles (or, as the case may be, straps and buckles). In the back room, tot-sized togs and trinkets abound.

The collection is as varied as the kudos it receives from local publications, from “Best Paris-Flea-Market-Style Store” to “Top Maternity.”

As you take it all in, keep your eyes out for Stella the Fella, the feline mascot in the gem-studded collar.

Patty Tobin Does Big Bling for Little

Jewelry Designer Patty Tobin’s self-named flagship store has garnered frequent visits from some of NYC’s most respected women: news anchors, magazine editors, and politicians’ wives just to name a few.

The reason they visit the unassuming Chelsea store is for the big, one-of-a-kind jewels at prices that don’t match the quality of the work. Prices are from $65 to $895 for everything from pearl drop earrings to chunky onyx necklaces with gold and Swarovski laden ombre clasps. It sounds luxurious, and it is, at prices that make one-of-a-kind attainable for all.

DNA Does Hollywood Wardrobes at Half the Price

DNA pictureIn the midst of a town filled with designer duds and overpriced everything, we can only thank our lucky stars that a place like DNA landed itself on one of the most well known and priciest streets in Los Angeles. Filled with straight off-the-rack clothing and in season accessories, DNA on Sunset is one of the only places in L.A. where you can actually shop without breaking the bank. Racks are filled with designer jeans, while shirts and dresses come from some of the trendiest and most expensive stores you could find.

You might expect that your discount shopping trip will be accompanied by not so accompanying salespeople, DNA provides exceptional customer service with a personal shopper experience. Thanks to its busy location, you may want to enter in the back to avoid as much foot traffic on Sunset as possible.

Though DNA is a woman’s shopping haven, there are definitely enough great finds here to fulfill the male shopper extraordinaire.

Fred Leighton

Fred Leighton has draped countless red-carpet stars in diamonds, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Kidman, and Catherine Zeta-Jones (who was married in them). Explore this Madison Avenue boutique and find antique cushion-cut diamonds and estate brooches. Leighton also designs delicate diamond and platinum engagement rings for brides-to-be.