Fashion’s Night Out, taking place this year on September 6th, 2012, is in it’s fourth year and bigger and better than ever! Heavy hitters such as celebrities, DJ’s, designers, models, and the fashion glitterati will be making appearances at stores across the country. Fashion’s Night Out supports and promotes shopping and retailers and also serves as a prelude kick-off party to New York Fashion Week. With over 42 pages of activities in New York alone, we sorted through all of the fun to bring you the best of the best: appearances by almost the entire Kardashian clan on both coasts, designers Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, and Zac Posen, and musical guests such as Alexa Chung, Haim, The Knocks, and Matchbox Twenty. Read on to find out what’s going down in your city on fashion’s wildest night!
Alice + Olivia
431 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014
Guests will dance along to our favorite 80’s jams and watch slumber party chick flicks while enjoying sweet treats and browsing the boutiques for the latest Fall frocks! Braid bars, manicures, charm bracelet stations and tattoo booths will be making over FNO shoppers with aura and palm readers on hand to predict our (sure to be bright) futures! And, what slumber party is complete without an extreme pillow fight with special guest stars!? Join in on the action at our new Meatpacking location.
542 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011
Balenciaga welcomes you to a Fashion’s Night Out champagne reception to celebrate the launch of a limited-edition “Pumpkin” accessories line created by Grace Coddington and Nicolas Ghesquière. This special line of accessories features Grace Coddington’s whimsical drawings of Pumpkin, her cat, modeling iconic Balenciaga looks.
Beauty & Essex
146 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002
Meet curator and Gold Girl, aka Lauren Kaminsky, as she showcases different jewelry collections with special offers. Stylists will be on hand to show you how to embellish outfits with unique accessories. A celebratory cocktail and a special dish created by Chef Chris Santos will be served throughout the evening in the restaurant. Have any photo engraved on a complimentary item with purchase.
754 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10019
Starting at 3:00 pm: Special guest appearances by beauty experts and makeup artists including Aerin Lauder, Francis Kurkdjian, Colette Malouf and Miss Pop nail bar, Brows by Sonja, lashes by Taylor and more. With DJ Johnny Dynell.
BOOK LAUNCH PARTY. Book signing with author Sara James Mnookin and designers to celebrate the new book “Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman” (Harper Design.) With special guests Edward Bess, Halston Heritage, Lela Rose, Michael Bastian, Naeem Khan, Rachel Zoe, Roberto Faraone Mennella & Amedeo Scognamiglio, Thakoon Panichgul, Robert Verdi and more. Music by Andrew Andrew.
PHOTOS ON 5F. Put on your party hat! BG and Tumblr invite you to capture your favorite FNO moments with Tumblr photographers and Bosco photo booths on 5F. Photos will stream on Tumblr and designers will be on hand to help style guests and share images with their own social media followers. Our very own 5th/58th astrologers Amy Zerner and Monte Farber will also be on hand, reading tarot cards and sharing their special brand of celestial wisdom.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BERGDORF. One city, one store, one experience. Since 1901. Join us at Fashion’s Night Out for a very special birthday party throughout the store to kick off a season of celebrations commemorating Bergdorf Goodman’s 111th Anniversary. Featuring the launch of the new book “Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman” (Harper Design), and an exclusive collection created especially for the anniversary by more than 100 designers. DJ Lady Bunny.
1000 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022
Shop the latest collection from Rebecca Minkoff and have your new purchase personalized with monogramming or a custom painted design by artist, DIY expert, and blogger Nicole Cohen of Sketch 42.
Meet philanthropist, animal activist, author, and accessories designer Cornelia Guest and shop her newest collection of animal-friendly, oh-so-stylish handbags.
Shop the fall collection from Free People and have your new Boheme look studded on-site, including Free People purchases as well as your new Fashion’s Night Out t-shirts and Fashion’s Night Out tote bags. Plus, the first 25 guests to have an item studded will receive an iPhone cover.* *One per customer, while supplies last.
Join Heather Thomson, Founder of Yummie Tummie and newest cast member of “The Real Housewives of New York,” for a picture on the red carpet!
Multi-platinum superstars Matchbox Twenty will be here to celebrate the September 4th release of their highly anticipated new studio album NORTH and their cover of the Bloomingdale’s Best of Men’s book.
Meet and Mingle with The Twilight Saga actor Kellan Lutz for Charisma.
Challenge ping pong pros from SPiN to a ping pong match! The winner will receive a gift from Fred Perry.
72 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012
C. Wonder representatives will be passing out different colored C. Wonder balloons throughout Soho. Bring your C. Wonder balloon back to the Soho store and find out what prize you win based on your color! C. Wonder will also be teaming up with Daily Candy for FNO. Exclusive Daily Candy Editors will be at the Soho store. Music will be provided by our in house D.J, and we will be serving sweet treats and lemonade.
Calvin Klein Collection
654 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021
Join Calvin Klein Collection co-hosts Francisco Costa + Italo Zucchelli for a special evening with Vogue’s Virginia Smith at the brand’s flagship store. The night’s special guests include eight-time NBA All-Star, Dwyane Wade, who will be signing his memoir, A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball, as well as photographer, blogger, and model Hanneli Mustaparta, who will capture the event for Calvin Klein’s Tumblr®, as guests enjoy music, refreshments, shopping + style tips.
420 West Broadway, New York, NY 10012
Join hosts Lauren Bush Lauren and supermodel Karlie Kloss for a special shopping event benefiting the FEED Foundation. Featuring the DKNY x FEED capsule collection and the launch of Karlie’s Kookies, baked in partnership with Kloss and Momofuku Milk Bar, and served by supermodels Jordan Dunn and Toni Garrn. Proceeds from the cookies and percentage of event sales will benefit the FEED Foundation.
874 Washington Street, New York, NY 10014
Get Ready to Rendez-vous at DVF! Hosted by Girls™ Allison Williams and Vogue™’s Meredith Melling Burke, our studio will be transformed into the ultimate space to get ready for your next chance encounter. Receive styling advice from a Vogue Editor and makeup touch ups from MAC artists, ask a fortune teller for a glimpse into the future, and enjoy cocktails, desserts and special guest DJ Solange Knowles.
18 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10014
Take a break from all the heavy shopping bag lifting at Exhale’s Gansevoort location. They will be offering complimentary mini massages, 25% off future spa appointments, 20% off at the boutique, and special offerings on core fusion and yoga class packages.
812 Washington Street, New York, NY 10014
Intermix invites you to toast FNO & Fall 2012. The Knocks will spin of-the-moment tunes while you fall in love with must-know designers, exclusive product and covetable pieces. Sip celebratory cocktails as Benefit cosmetics treats you to a pop of color.
723 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10065
J. Mendel hosts “Ballet Beautiful” book signing party at Madison Avenue Boutique. Ballet Beautiful Dancers will perform in the J. Mendel windows wearing J. Mendel ballet-inspired designs. First ten guests to purchase a book will receive an original signed, framed sketch by Gilles Mendel.
Jeffrey New York
449 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014
Jeffrey New York is excited for yet another fabulous Fashion’s Night Out including celebrity appearances by Jessica Chastain and Dan Stevens from new Broadway musical The Heiress! Listen to tunes spun by guest designer DJ Monique Péan while sipping healthy BluePrint Juices. Sally Hershberger Downtown stylists will provide the latest hair trend – complimentary temporary extensions in pops of color.
10 Columbus Circle, Manhattan, NY 10019
L.K.Bennett takes to the streets on FNO with The London NYC and restaurateur Gordon Ramsay in a double -decker bus! The bus will transport shoppers to and from the hotel property and L.K.Bennett’s Time Warner Center location every half hour starting at 6 pm. Guests will sip champagne, shop with renowned stylist Amy Acton and enter to win an overnight stay in a London Suite at The London NYC, a three-course dinner for two at Maze, and a head-to-toe L.K.Bennett ensemble.
541 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
Join us as we celebrate croc-clad fashion icon Mickey Boardman’s 20th anniversary at PAPER Magazine. Lacoste will ring in the special night for Mr. Mickey with a delicious custom confection by the “Cake Boss” that you have to see to believe. Mr. Mickey will be on-hand to style guests in his favorite polos while cocktails and light bites are served. Guests can capture the evening’s memories by taking supped-up snapshots in our Superbooth as DJ Pierce Jackson spins your favorite tunes.
Lord & Taylor
424 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018
Stop by and meet TV Personality/Entrepreneur, Jill Zarin. Preview her newly launched jewelry collection and receive an autographed photograph.
Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Project Runway and meet current and past designers.
Stop by for your chance to meet BCBG Chairman & CEO Max Azria and BCBG Chief Creative Director Lubov Azria as you capture your favorite FNO memories with the BCBG Photo Experience.
Stop by for your chance to meet Olympic Gold Medalist and NY Times Best Selling Author Kristi Yamaguchi. Kristi will be signing complimentary Tsuya tote bags.
Stop by for your chance to meet style-savvy entrepreneur and fragrance designer, Kim Kardashian, with your qualifying* True Reflection fragrance purchase. *Qualifying purchase includes $123 True Reflection gift set. Due to time limitations it may not be possible for each customer to meet our special guest.
Stop by and meet New York City’s bravest from the 2013 New York City Firefighter’s Calendar and receive a complimentary signed calendar* with any purchase.
Stop by the Manoukian boutique to have your photo taken in front of big city backdrops. Meet 9to5chic blogger, Anh and receive a complimentary Manoukian bracelet.
Stop by and receive a personalized fashion illustration from the students of the Fashion Institute of Technology, complimentary with any purchase.
151 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001
Vogue’s Senior Accessories Editor, Rickie De Sole will show you what the ultimate shoe closet holds.
Join Bethenny Frankel for a “Skinnygirl Social” as she hosts a Skinnygirl Smoothers n’ Shapers fashion presentation. Be one of the first customers to arrive at the event and receive an autographed headshot from Bethenny. And, with any Skinnygirl Smoothers n’ Shapers purchase customers will receive a special gift.
Party with Benefit Cosmetics and television sweetheart, Emily Maynard, for a “Beauty Best…or Bust” Event. Get your photo taken with Emily with your qualifying $50 Benefit Cosmetics purchase that includes They’re Real! beyond mascara.
Celebrate the opening of The World’s Largest Shoe Floor at a fashion trivia quiz hosted by fashion designer and TV personality Michael Kors.
Meet actress Britt Robertson and create your favorite Tommy Girl look for a chance to win a Macy’s shopping spree!
Stop by our Men’s Lounge hosted by “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star, Scott Disick. Enjoy cigar rolling, refreshments, and more. Plus, get your photo taken with Scott when you make a qualifiying purchase! While you’re here, meet the New York Jets Flight Crew Cheerleaders.
Join Macy’s Culinary Council chef, Johnny Iuzzini and Debi Mazar as they share their tips for entertaining in a New York space.
Get a fresh new look for the Fall! Macy’s Style Expert, Clinton Kelly will be here to answer your style questions and help you prepare for a stylish new season! With any $50 women’s apparel purchase on the day of the event, receive a special gift.
20 Harrison Street, New York, NY 10013
Make your way to Matt Bernson’s new Tribeca store for a night of swanky services hosted by Redbook Magazine’s Fashion Editor, Cris Desposito. Meet the designer & score insider tips on the hottest trends, enjoy endless cocktails by Given Liqueur, Signature NailEZEE Manicures, Joico Braid Bar & more. Be first to check out in-store exclusives, swoop up a designer-curated vintage shades, & catch a sneak peek of what’s to come from MB. Get there early – the first 100 will grab a very special swag bag.
Maybelline New York
14th Street & 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10017
For Fashion’s Night Out the Meatpacking District is the place to be as Maybelline New York hosts their official Color Studio Lounge. Enjoy makeovers by Maybelline’s top makeup artists, walk the catwalk like a pro, and step into their custom photo studio to show off your new looks and much more! Look for Maybelline New York’s Mobile Color Studio throughout New York City offering beauty on-the-go. Enjoy daytime touch-ups and mini-manicures featuring the season’s hottest new colors.
667 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10065
Come watch your favorite YouTube stars compete in a Karaoke contest judged by Michael Kors and guest celebrity judges. Have a chance to shop exclusive product as well as have your portrait taken by famed photographer Victor Demarchellier.
1009 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10075
Guests will have the opportunity to meet Margherita Missoni and to purchase special rings supporting Edodé Onlus, an Italian charity working in Mali to provide safe drinking water to villages in Africa. These colorful rings come individually wrapped in Missoni raschel bags. Drinks and light refreshments will be served.
128 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012
In honor of our new targeted haircare products and Fashion Week, we’re throwing a suitably stylish event at our Soho store. We’ll be giving away fascinators (the popular British hair accessory) to help glam up your tresses while you smile and strike a pose for the camera in our digital photo booth from Boothomatic. Plus we’ll also have herb-infused mocktails from the Teaologist and mini colorful treats courtesy of Georgetown Cupcakes.
401 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014
This year’s Goldilocks and the Three Bears themed Fashion’s Night Out event will feature a DJ set from fashion icon Alexa Chung. Join us in store for themed surprises that will be “just right”. Refreshments will be served on this “beary” exciting and fun filled evening. Limited edition Moschino iPhone cases, in the form of the iconic Moschino bear, will be available in store for purchase.
Opening Ceremony at The Ace Hotel
1190-1192 Broadway, New York, NY 10001
Opening Ceremony is returning to the ACE Hotel for Fashion’s Night Out this year launching Korea as its country of focus.
KARAOKE. The hotel lobby will be converted into a noraebang, or a “private” karaoke room, where guests can participate in the favorite Korean pastime and sing among special hosts.
The hotel lobby will be converted into a noraebang, or a “private” karaoke room, where guests can make a donation to participate in the favorite Korean pastime and sing among special hosts. All donations will be donated to Broome Street Academy.
BOOK SIGNING. With its 10-year retrospective book launching only a few days before, Opening Ceremony will be hosting a live signing of the book by Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, and special contributors, and will display in the Ace Hotel gallery space beautiful reprints and pieces by artists featured in the book. These artworks will be sold during FNO, and all proceeds will be donated to Broome Street Academy.
Fashion’s Night IN: If you can’t make it out to the festivities but want to get in on all the FNO action, follow your favorite fashion insiders on OpenSky, the e-commerce sensation. Shop for stylish clothing and accessories curated from their top fashion gurus such as Molly Sims, Cynthia Rowley and yours truly! OpenSky has dedicated an entire collection in honor of Fashion’s Night Out. They are also offering an OpenSky exclusive FNO tote…items are limited and sure to fly! Get your shop on here.
Piperlime Store Opening
121 Wooster Street, New York, NY 11201
Piperlime celebrates FNO with the launch of its first store at 121 Wooster Street. Meet Rachel Zoe-Piperlime’s Fashion Authority, Olivia Palermo-Piperlime’s Guest Editor and your new best trends for fall. This is your chance to shop your heart out in popular sections like Girl on a Budget, Celebrity Editor Picks and Obsessions. Guests will enjoy cocktails, music by Rev Run + DJ Ruckus and a treat with purchase (while supplies last).
724 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10019
Prada Fifth Avenue invites you to step into the world of Hamish Bowles, Vogue’s International Editor at Large. A percentage of sales from FNO will benefit New Yorkers For Children.
980 Madison Avenue Space C, New York, NY 10075
We are having Lucky editor Lynette Pone style 15-20 girls in fall looks, in categories such as “Work,” “Weekend,” and “Night on the Town.” We will then post the images of the girls to Facebook for fans to vote on which look they like the best for a few days after the big event– the winner will win her full look! Photos of the event will also be posted to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram, from both Rebecca Taylor and Lucky Mag.
Saks Fifth Avenue
611 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10022
Start off your FNO right with freshly trimmed bangs courtesy of designer Erin Fetherston. Meet Erin, shop her fall collection and get your bangs trimmed. Erin will be joined by the legendary Edward Tricomi of Warren Tricomi salons.
Celebrate the launch of his new fragrance, Essential Luxuries with Mr. Oscar de la Renta at 6. Enjoy a private consultation with Creative Director, Tom Pecheux of Estee Lauder from 6 to 8. Meet husband and wife team, Max and Lubov Azria from 8 to 8:45. Play ping pong with Spin Galactic and Men’s designers Bespoken and Number Lab. Also, come in and meet New York Knicks star, Amar’e Stoudemire from 8 to 9!
Get styled with custom print Suno nail designs from Minx Nails with designers, Max and Erin. Make your Mark with Kimberly Ovitz and Rihanna’s tattoo artist, Josh Lord of East Side Ink to collaborate on custom designs to be painted on guests that night. Get a henna tattoo and meet Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia.
Enjoy various activities provided by Crayola. Watch artist, Diem Chau carve into jumbo sized crayons and artist, Herb Williams make sculptors. Partake in our airbrush graffiti wall and life-size paint-by-number.
Join Rebecca Minkoff for a Girls’ Night Out. From a “ponytail bar” and “smokey eye station” to a “make your own arm party” and nail art inspired by her fall handbag collection, guests can get decked out and dabble in DIY before they hit the town.
Meet Darren Criss of Glee and Special Guests for signed copy of the September Issue of Vogue.
Personal Appearance by Rachel Roy, Gabriele Franzen, Megan Papay and Cristina Paloma-Nelson of Freda Salvador and Edgardo Osorio. Meet Elle.com’s celebrity astrologers, The Astro Twins, who will tell you which shoes are right for you based on your birthday. Superimpose yourself into the Rayban ad campaign and have fun with our Social Pix Station.
875 Washington Street
Join Scoop NYC and AG Adriano Goldschmied for a block party with special appearances by Zac Posen, Sonia Evers of Runway Hippie, and the bloggers of Born and Bread. Musical performances by St Lucia and DJ Mick Boogie, featuring Beyond Vintage, Fashion Etc, Yosi Samra, and Beautybar.com.
597 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017
Get your Fashion Week fix at Sephora! Starting at 7:30PM, design duo Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig will be in store to introduce you to their new fragrance, MARCHESA PARFUM D’EXTASE. See actual Marchesa dresses previously worn by celebrities, have your picture taken on the red carpet in a life-size Marchesa dress cutout, experience Marchesa Parfum d’Extase at the fragrance bar, and enjoy refreshments, a live DJ set, and more.
28 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012
Hey kids, it’s finally time to retire that fake ID: Sigerson Morrison is turning 21! And what better way to celebrate than to throw the biggest, chicest birthday celebration that FNO has ever seen. It’ll be the same kind of debauchery you remember from your heydays, but with a haute twist and much better accessories; think lots and lots and lots of champers. Of course, Belle will be there to keep things fresh, and to make sure the DJ keeps the classic 90s jams bumping all night!
441 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014
Join Target as we celebrate our fall installment of “The Shops at Target,” featuring New York City’s “Odin” and “Kirna Zabete,” Boston’s “Patch NYC,” and San Francisco’s “The Curiosity Shoppe.” The one night only, pop-up shop will give New Yorkers the chance to shop the collections before they launch at Target stores nationwide and on Target.com. Quantities limited to each guest.
Tiffany & Co.
106 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10012
The world’s most dazzling diamonds beckon you downtown on Fashion’s Night Out to visit Tiffany’s new store in SoHo, where NYC’s first great jeweler is celebrating 175 years of legendary style. There’ll be art, fashion, tunes and treats in an atmosphere sparkling with the beauty and glamour of Tiffany jewels.
478 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Get ready for Fashion Fanfare! Come and help us celebrate Vogue Fashion’s Night Out, TOPSHOP style this Thursday September 6th, 6-10pm. With our favorite band of the moment, Haim, performing live in our New York store window, plus a fashion raffle that could see you winning big – it’s guaranteed to be a night to be a night to remember. Don’t miss the Vogue team’s personal style edit, and if all that wasn’t enough, we’ve also got makeovers, nail art and gifts galore.
746 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10065
Valentino will be celebrating Fashion’s Night Out with hosts: Genevieve Jones, Nicky Hilton, Olivia Palermo, and Sofia Sanchez Barrenechea. Music by: Sean and Anthony Souza.
532 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
Join us at our SoHo store location to shop our new fall collection and meet founder Vince Camuto and creative director Louise Camuto along with the duo behind the wildly popular blog Honestly… WTF! Honestly… WTF founders Erica and Lauren will host a DIY crafts table where shoppers can decorate a Fashion’s Night Out tote printed with your choice of an exclusive Vince Camuto or VC Signature sketch of our hottest fall designs! As you decorate your bag, chat with Lauren and Erica who will swap style tips and their favorite fall pieces from Vince Camuto.
Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti, founder of Vivre, a luxury catalog with an undeniably strong editorial point of view has a distinctively chic and global sense of personal style! Honored as a “mail-order magnate” by Time Magazine and one of Vogue’s “ten most stylish women in fashion,” Eva is one of the original and authentic taste-makers of our time. She was also recently a designer mentor on Project Accessories, a spin-off of Project Runway. The former investment banker launched her fashionable publication in 2001, which has since grown exponentially- reaching more than two million customers each year. The overwhelming success of Vivre and launch of Vivre.com has much to do with Eva’s emphasis on classic and timeless style. Eva offers her customers an insider look at a luxe lifestyle to go along with her chic finds. I am excited to share some of Eva’s best-kept secrets and her insider tips, tricks and stylish product picks!
MM: What was your inspiration for starting Vivre?
EJL: I believed that I could create a catalog that had a very different perspective towards luxury. I had a lot of passion and a lot of ignorance at the time. There are always 99 reasons not to do something- and always one overwhelming reason to do it; the experience is always worth the mistakes you make along the way. Experience is the word for the mistakes we survive.
MM: How would you describe your personal style?
EJL: Traditional, classic tailored with a twist. I love to wear architectural, well fitting clothing with accessories that tie it all together! When it comes to fashion I am not into the over dressed look.
MM: What are some of your favorite recent purchases?
EJL: I found this long necklace with beads and different things hanging off of it at (Beads of Paradise) an antique store downtown unexpectedly, and a great pair of blush suede shoes by Prada.
MM: What are some of your fashion rules?
EJL: Wear what fits you and not just what’s on the pages of a magazine. If something is the “it” thing, it’s only going to be “it” for a second so go for what suits you best.
MM: Fashion pet peeves?
EJL: A look that is over dressed and over accessorized, and mixing things that don’t work together, flip flops in the city.
MM: What is your go-to outfit for day? Cocktails?
EJL: For day, a great pair of black or grey pants, a well fitted shirt and a leather jacket or blazer with sling backs! For cocktail, an original skirt with an interesting top or a beautiful pair of slacks. I am not a cocktail dress girl-I actually wear more dresses during the day.
MM: What do you wear on the weekends?
EJL:Lots of jeans-I love J Brand, and fun chords or twill pants. I also wear a lot of blazers and cool jackets with a variety of shirts to dress up the look.
It may be the night of film but the real winners (and losers) are chosen on the red carpet. Here’s a list of the best and worst looks of the night.
Best: Jessica Chastain
The Best Supporting Actress nominee strove away from her simple red carpet looks and donned a black and gold Alexander McQueen gown. We love the contrast between the tight bustier and flowing skirt. She completed her look with loose curls and Harry Winston yellow diamond jewels worth $2 million!
Best: Emma Stone
Emma proved just how smart she is. She chose a gown that closely resembled Nicole Kidman’s Balenciaga from the 2008 Oscars. It was a hit then and it is a hit now. She paired the scarlet Giambattista Valli dress with Louis Vuitton rubies.
As the Creative Director of PageDaily, I review so many amazing fashion items every day. I love curating the high-low to provide women with real value (or offer a selection to those who want to splurge)! Here are my favorites for summer:
BEACH COVERUPS Get summer chic with cover ups! The stylish sheer white fabrics and loose flowing sleeves are perfect for throwing on over a bathing suit for poolside or beachside fun. The one size fits all lightweight Love Quotes – Shiva Versatile Top/Coverup was recently seen on Halle Berry and has a huge celebrity following. Or, you can opt to rock the animal print trend with Top Shop’s Off White Animal Print Cover Up . Both of these can also be worn as tops with a cami underneath.
GIRLY CARDIGANS Add some flair to your basic white cardigans. The lightweight and soft Augden Deauville Ruffle Cardigan is adorned with two rows of washed silk ruffles. Launched in the fall of 2010, the Augden collection comprises of handcrafted sweaters that are handmade and knit from the finest and purest fabrics with remarkable attention to details. I also love draped cardigans such as the long sleeved Chelsea & Theodore Wrap Cardigan from Dillard’s. The romantic tiered ruffles along the open front of the cardigan are perfect with any summer outfit. When the sun goes down and the weather gets a bit chilly, you can’t go wrong with either of these two versatile cardigans that will keep you warm and looking fabulous.
FUN FEDORAS Top off an outfit with a fun fedora. Melissa Odabash’s Panama Hat, also seen on Cameron Diaz is a perfect choice to keep you in the shade while sipping cocktails by the pool. Melissa Odabash is known for her laid-back yet refined swimwear looks and of course, her hats have that same whimsicality. This one looks great on everyone. With mark’s Fierce Fedora you will also be “brimming with style.” Each fedora comes with three interchangeable bands in coral, black, and navy floral. Avon mark’s brand ambassador and Twilight actress, Ashley Greene was seen wearing the Fierce Fedora at the Coachella Music Festival. You can’t go wrong with either one.
CLASSIC AVIATORS Brave the luminous sun with ultra-cool aviators. Keep your eyes protected with distinguished titanium and leather frames from MODO for Jennifer Creel Aviators. These are the most gorgeous aviators. I love the white stitching detail and perfectly shaped tinted lenses. Urban Outfitters Classic Metal Aviator Sunglasses are a traditional aviator, always in style, and look good on everyone–I wear mine year in and year out!
BEACH BAGS Stay fashionable this summer with the amazingly stylish yet casual Mulberry Beach Tote Pink Trippy Tiger Print Raffia. The tote bag has two adjustable leather handles to easily carry everything you need for having fun in the sun. It is so gorgeous and chic–I like it as a day bag too. Another favorite for hitting the beach and town is the sturdy and lightweight American Apparel Large Denim Carry-All Bag in white. The newest edition to American Apparel’s accessory collection features a large easy to carry weekend bag made with leather accents and double shoulder straps.
GLADIATOR SANDALS Multi-strap leather sandals are perfect for summer. There’s nothing better than slipping on a pair of sandals and displaying impeccably pedicured toes. The Balenciaga gladiator inspired Multi-Strap Sandals are sophisticated, sexy and fun. Balenciaga’s flat open toe multi-strap sandals with contrast leather details and adjustable ankle straps have an attention-grabbing appeal that will look fantastic with mini-skirts, sun dresses and shorts. Gap Women’s Colorblock Sandals are so on-trend and great staples to have in your shoe collection this summer—they are comfortable, as well as a great value.
By Katrina Caspelich
It’s New York Fashion Week, and all eyes are on designers and the looks they’re sending down the runways. But let’s face it. Not everyone can afford to rock designer clothing. Instead of ruling out designer duds, reevaluate your mindset. You CAN own designer accessories. You WILL purchase designer clothing. You SHOULD treat yourself to designer jewelry. Just because fashion is designer doesn’t mean it has to be expensive. If you’re dying to own a Givenchy or Isabel Marant piece, fear not, we have you covered with some of our favorite designer pieces under $100.
Great Designer Clothes for Less
1. Designer Fashion for Less: Go for Givenchy without Going Broke
Transition into spring with these chic Givenchy fishnet tights, which feature an elastic waistband and shadow toes. For a mere $16, you own Givenchy! Bring your Givenchy Abstract Net Tights to work, then slip them on for that special evening out to take your little red dress—or any other—from day to night.
2. Pucci in Pink: A Designer Find for under $100
Put away your winter hats, gloves, and scarves by accessorizing with this Pucci silk scarf that can double as a head wrap or belt. Multipurpose and designer for $90? You’ll be loving this Pucci Pink Floral Cotton-Silk Scarf for years to come.
3. Get Fashion Designer Dior for Less with This Little Book
Ditch the diet book and get into the head of famous designer Christian Dior by reading this page-turner. And for $19.95, The Little Dictionary of Fashion by Christian Dior makes a great gift. Not only can you own designer, you can give it away!
4. Designer Shoes at a Discount: Hello, Gucci!
Stay on the metallic trend by sporting a pair of these leather Gucci flip-flops. Weighing in at $99.95, just under the $100 dollar limit, these Gucci Metallic Flip Flops in silver will go with just about everything you wear.
5. The Designer Charm of Isabel Marant Maintained on a Budget
Get girly with Isabel Marant’s feminine beaded bracelet featuring a black silk tassel and pink tulip charm. Buy yourself your own Valentine’s Day or Just-Because-I-Want-It Day gift—this Isabel Marant Rhodonite Charm Bracelet for $80 is perfect.
6. You Too Can Wear Miu Miu Designer Fashion
Thought Miu Miu would never make it into your wardrobe? Think again. You’ll feel sexy in this pair of comfortable Miu Miu briefs with side lace inserts, front bow detail, and scalloped edges. These Miu Miu Silk Two-Tone Briefs are yours for $92.
7. Designer Fashion from Missoni Not on Budget? Not So Fast
Perfect for everyday wear, this Missoni jersey top looks great by itself or layered under a sweater. This M Missoni Top is only $49.
8. Sleep in Designer Style with Burberry
Not only can you wear designer looks for less, you can sleep in them. Decadence on a budget! Get even more beauty sleep by wearing this pair of Burberry’s cotton, elasticated-waist, signature-print sleeping shorts. For $75, these Burberry Checked Cotton Sleep Shorts make your designer dreams come true.
9. You Can Tighten Your Belt—and Buy Designer Balenciaga
Show off your figure and make the look of your body slimmer with this Balenciaga braided leather belt with silver-tone buckle closure. You’ll be wearing this Balenciaga Belt, $65, with everything from jeans to dresses.
10. Designer Handbags for Less? Count Us In!
Forget carrying that celebrity “it” bag; keep your spare change in this colorful leather change purse from Comme Des Garçons. With all of the money you’ll save with these designer fashions for less, your blue Comme Des Garçons Zip Pouch, $98, will come in handy.
11. The Price of Designer Genius from Alexander McQueen
Never lose your keys and stay in style with this enamel, silver-tone keyring from Alexander McQueen. High-end designer plus practical for $80 makes this Alexander McQueen Skull Key Ring a must-have.
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