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May 05, 2008

Sacre Bleu! Fashion Geek is Moving!

Posted at 01:42:27 PM in Web/Tech
by Keith Wagstaff


Don't worry, you can find it at our other Citysearch blog, Bottomless Dish. Both Fashion Geek and Imbible are making the move, so now you can come to just one blog for all of your fashion/nightlife/restaurant needs. 

Remember to switch over to the Bottomless Dish RSS feed, and check in regularly for the dish on new stores, fashion gossip and cool event coverage. We promise to "Make it work."


Apr 30, 2008

How to Wear American Apparel

Posted at 03:20:52 PM in Fashion trend
by Keith Wagstaff


Unlike other chains like Brooklyn Industries, Urban Outfitters or Gap, if an item sells well at American Apparel, chances are it will continue to appear on the shelves for years.

Debuting two summers ago, the overwhelmingly popular Cotton Spandex Jersey Bandeau Dress has created a sea of multicolored extras from Feist's "1,2,3,4" music video. Still featured as the first dress listed on the website, it can be seen on at least three girls at any one time in any neighborhood, from the the East Village to the Upper East Side. Sold for $36 and in 19 different shades, the dress can be worn in at least 15 different ways (even as a shirt and a skirt). The dilemna: Does one buy the $36 wonder dress, or back off because everyone and their mom, younger sister and cousin in England own it.

If you do decide to go through with the purchase, here are some tips for wearing it:

1. Strapless- Top-heavy girls, be careful with this one. Unless you like to attract attention, avoid publicly exposing yourself by wearing a V-neck short sleeve shirt underneath the dress. You get the style without the embarrassment.

2. The Skirt- If you like the skirt look (which can be suitable for a casual work environment), buy the dress a size larger than you normally would. You'll regret eating lunch otherwise.

3. The Shirt- To be honest, even in a large those curvier than a size 6 may have trouble wearing this style. But no one's missing much … the fabric bunches up underneath the arms in a less than comfortable way. Sometimes a dress should stay a dress.

-- Jacqueline Wasilczyk


Apr 29, 2008

Sale: White + Warren

Posted at 01:56:08 PM in Sale
by Keith Wagstaff

White + Warren Sample Sale
Wed-Thu, April 30-May 1
80 W 40th St, 3rd Fl

Mmm, the 60 degree weather of spring. There might still be a slight chill in the air, but that doesn't mean you can't stock up on seasonal staples like tissue-weight cashmere cardigans, cotton sun dresses, cotton T-shirts and more from White + Warren, all at more than 50 percent off. After the White + Warren sale, check out even more NYC sample sales.

Apr 21, 2008

Shop at Barneys, Save the World

Posted at 02:32:04 PM in Vintage
by Keith Wagstaff


Only one more day until Earth Day! Celebrate early by doing what you do best ... shopping. From now until April 25th, Loomstate and Barneys are teaming up to save the earth with a dose of fabulousness. Bring in your old, gently worn T-shirts to Barneys and receive a 20 percent discount on Loomstate's eco-friendly fashions. The old T-shirts will then be refashioned (with dyes and prints) into something much trendier than your original "Senor Frog's" souvenir from spring break 10 years ago. The hip, recycled shirts will then be sold during the Holiday 2008 season, with 1 percent of sales going to charity.

Apr 17, 2008

Sale: BBlessing

Posted at 11:42:40 AM in Sale
by Keith Wagstaff

BBlessing Off-Site Sample Sale
Thu-Fri, April 18-19
at 5 Crosby St, Ste 6D

Our fave men's shop is having a big sale (up to 80 percent off!) on some of the hippest labels out there including Rag & Bone, Surface to Air and RAF by Raf Simmons. BBlessing pretty much defines the arty downtown look, so this is a sale you won't want to miss. Check out the BBlessing Off-Site Sample Sale, as well as our other NYC sample sales.

Apr 16, 2008

Million Dollar Doggie

Posted at 01:18:59 PM in Fashion events
by Keith Wagstaff


Yesterday, at the ASPCA's "America's Next Top Dog" event, a pit-mix named Cali was crowned with $1 worth of Chopard diamonds. The doggie fashion competition was all done in order to promote the Bergh Ball, a benefit for the ASPCA which will be attended by Dylan Lauren, Nicole Miller and Isaac Mizrahi. Stay tuned for Fashion Geek's coverage of a water skiing squirrel ... 

Apr 11, 2008

Omnipresent Chloe Sevigny Strikes Again

Posted at 02:19:04 PM
by Keith Wagstaff


At this rate Chloe Sevigny will soon be appearing on the dollar bill. Uniqlo recruited her to promote their limited-edition T-shirt line with Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano. Complete pics from Fabsugar.

Simply the Best

Posted at 12:23:10 PM in Gift, Vintage Shopping
by Keith Wagstaff


This is the face of hip! No, not broken hips, but cool vintage threads. In case you haven't seen it yet, we've released our Best of Citysearch results and I named the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Thrift Shop as my fave vintage shop. Sure, it's not as hipster chic as fantastic new contender Fox & Fawn, but the combo of designer donations, totally eclectic selection and good cause (the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center) made me stray from the LES-Williamsburg vintage nexus just this once.

Check out the results:

Best vintage shop

Best gift shop

Best used bookstore

Apr 09, 2008

Brooklyn Flea

Posted at 02:24:15 PM in Brooklyn, Vintage Shopping
by Keith Wagstaff


Our intern Jacqueline Wasilczyk visited the new flea market in Fort Greene on Sunday.

Despite gusty winds and the promise of rain, last Sunday over 15,000 bargain enthusiasts flocked to Bishop Loughlin Memorial High in Fort Greene to witness the much anticipated opening of Brooklyn Flea, the largest outdoor market in New York City. Organized by Brownstoner blogger Jonathan Butler, this weekly gathering of roughly 200 vendors looks to be the most promising hope of reviving the dying flea market scene (stay strong Chelsea market). With popular craft and jewelry standbys (Etsy and Ericar Weiner) and an abundance of graphic tees from the likes of Junkprint and Loyalty & Blood, the market wasn't lacking in items to browse through, but it did deviate from traditional offerings. In future months look for a more balanced blend of vintage furniture, knick knacks and good eats. Until then, bring your own coffee, browse the goods, and buy with your most ironic friend in mind.

Brooklyn Flea will be every Sunday from 10am to 5pm, on Lafayette Ave between Clermont and Vanderbilt Ave (at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High).


Apr 08, 2008

Sale: Hayden-Harnett

Posted at 04:09:46 PM in Sale
by Keith Wagstaff

Hayden-Harnett Spring Ahead Sample Sale
Now through April 10
16 W 36th St, Ste 501

Our fave Brooklyn designer is having a big sample sale in Manhattan, with discounts of 30-80 percent off handbags, totes, belts, wallets and overstock items. This is kind of a big deal, so I'd definitely put this on your can't-miss list of sample sales to attend. Check out all of the details on the Hayden-Harnett sale, plus take a look at the rest of our NYC sample sales.

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