In the latest instance of an e-commerce company bringing its online experience offline, Rent the Runway has launched a showroom on the second floor of Henri Bendel in New York.
No one does holiday windows like the NYC department stores. In most cases teams of 30-100 people start planning and conceptualizing the windows a full year in advance.
As Hurricane Sandy moves on and New Yorkers are left to clean up the city, the full extent of the damage is becoming increasingly clear. One particularly hard hit area, at least fiscally, was retail, both in the city and beyond as stores were forced to close their doors to brace for the storm. And now reports of looting are starting to surface.
It’s been a while since we’ve been in our tween years, so we brought along a special 10-year-old beauty correspondent to help us review Willa, a line of skin care for tween girls.
Ostensibly, Fashion’s Night Out is about well, you know, fashion. But a practiced party-goer knows that the night’s real value lies in all the free booze, food and swag one can squeeze out of the hours-long event.
Here we break down the night‘s best bets for making it through the night hunger sated (and slightly tipsy) without spending a cent.
Deal: 40% to 70% off select merchandise including Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Proenza Schouler, and Thakoon
When/Where: Monday, June 27 through Wednesday, July 6. Mon—Sat 10:30am—6:30pm, Sun by appointment only. 1368 Lexington Ave between 90th and 91st Sts (212-876-1368)
Ends: Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011
Deal: Discounts of 25% off storewide at the Henri Bendel semi-annual sale
When/Where: Ongoing. Mon—Sat 10am—8pm; Sun 12pm—7pm. 712 5th Ave at 56th St (212-247-1100)
Ends: Monday, 11 Jul 2011
We’ve had arguments with people who say that beauty gifts are boring and impersonal. This can be true if you just buy some random fragrance set in a tacky basket at your corner drugstore on Christmas Eve. If, however, you put a bit of thought into it, you can get some gorgeous, thoughtful things.
This year there is an absolute flood of gift sets available at all price points (though we decided not to include a $1,600 fragrance basket we found). So we’ve pulled the best scent, color, and spa sets, with an eye towards originality. They’re guaranteed to get you a kiss under the mistletoe, or at the very least, a delighted squeal. Happy Cyber Monday!
For the second installment of our new feature, “How I’m Making It,” we present Jodie and Danielle Snyder, the sisters behind DANNIJO jewelry. Jodie, 28, and Danielle, 25, quit their jobs to launch their line in December 2007, and Bergdorf Goodman picked up DANNIJO in March of 2008. Today, Dannoji is sold everywhere from Henri Bendel’s to Harvey Nichols Hong Kong, and has found fans in Natalie Portman, Blake Lively and Beyonce.
Danielle: When my sister and I were teenagers we found our dad’s medical tool kit and taught ourselves how to do wire work with them and started making jewelry for all our friends.
Jodie: When I was in college we had opened a boutique in Jacksonville, Florida–where we’re from–to sell our jewelry. We noticed that we had a following and that it was well received.
Last night, Henri Bendel celebrated the launch of a new perfume line, Aromachology. Founded by Kirsten Menkes and Ashlee Firsten, Aromachology explores l’arte du parfum. The line hopes to unite personality and scent with a custom-blended perfume. Clients complete a ten question “scent profile,” and based on their answers, they’re given a fragrance identity. When Read more →
Every year, twice a year, Henri Bendel holds an “open-see” basically a big old open casting call, fashion and beauty style. If you’re looking for your big break (Anna Sui and Todd Oldham got theirs here), the next one is happening this Friday, October 23rd. Just be prepared to wait in a long-ass line. The Read more →
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