Something as horrific as the Boston Marathon bombing doesn’t just go away. If September 11, 2011 is any indication, the city will feel its repercussions for years to come. But there’s one big difference between now and then. Today, we live in a world that is sadly more prepared for such tragedies.
That’s why experts predict that Boston’s retailers will stay ‘Boston strong’ over the next year instead of losing sales. “I almost think it’s going to have the opposite effect,” says Ken Morris, a partner at consulting firm Boston Retail Partners. “People are pissed off. They’ll go out of their way to support local businesses to prove ‘we’re tougher than this.’”
I know, I know. You probably thought we’d be the last site to call out fashion brands for going overboard with the whole cat thing. But even we, the people who conceptualized an entire site dedicated to cats in fashion (for April Fool’s), feel it’s gone a little too far.
We chatted with Vaunte’s co-founders Leah Park and Christian Leone about how the site came about, where it’s going, and how they get fashion people to part with their designer wares (or accidentally convince them not to), and got a sneak peek at Bird owner Jen Mankins‘s closet, which goes up for sale tomorrow.
Spring jackets are tricky business. How do you find one that’s not too thick, but will still protect you during those breezy evenings? Are you more of a trench coat or light leather jacket type of gal? We picked the brains of some of our favorite outerwear designers (Veda, Confezioni Crosby, Gryphon and more) to bring you some tips on how to find and wear the perfect spring jacket for you–and came up with a handy little guide to find the best ones.
We’ve scoured the market to find the best in five iconic spring jacket styles: the trench, the leather jacket, the denim jacket, the utility jacket, and the rain jacket (we already covered bombers, fyi).
Even though I left the discussion feeling a little like I was being blamed for something, I also left with some good tips on how I can take this whole sustainability thing into my own hands. Some of them seem pretty obvious–but they’re rarely followed. Read on to find them out.
Who doesn’t like manatees? They’re slow. They’re cute. They kind of look like they’re smiling. It’s fun to feed them lettuce. But you probably don’t want to wear a dress that evokes the appearance of one.
I bring this valuable information to you in the slow, gentle wake (appropriate for a manatee zone) of a recent blip in the otherwise pretty politically-correct history of Target. Recently, Susan Clemens, an eagle-eyed customer with arguably much better vision than a manatee, was perusing the superstore’s various offerings when she came across a most disheartening discovery: A Mossimo maxi dress available in both regular and plus sizes, in identical color palettes, was labeled in two very different ways: namely, ‘Dark Heather Gray’ and ‘Manatee Gray,’ respectively.
Are you totally having a (sea) cow right now?
Like the rolled fold-over paper bag-esque bags we wrote about earlier this week, the nail bracelet was inspired by an everyday household object. No one designer can claim to have invented the nail, but whose idea was it to make one into a chic bracelet?