It only took the Frye Co. about 150 years to open its first retail store. The beloved boot brand, which is perennially popular with
Feast your four eyes on this: Warby Parker, purveyor of the world's hippest and most charitable specs, wants to fly you and a friend to New York City to celebrate the opening of its first-ever boutique. No need to check your prescription--you read right! Warby Parker has put together an amazing weekend getaway pack for the lucky winner and a pal, including airfare both ways, a two-night stay in The Standard Hotel in NYC, along with a fancy brunch, chilled-out dinner, energizing Soul Cyle class, and more.
NARS is so ubiquitous and popular you just naturally assume that there are boutiques all over the place. This is not the case. For the first time since launching the makeup brand 16 years ago, Francois Nars will be opening a namesake, stand-alone boutique. It officially opens on February 10 at 413 Bleecker Street in NYC’s West Village. Really, it’s the perfect hood for this brand. So now you can grab a cupcake at Magnolia, pop into one of the many Marc Jacobs stores, hit up a gay bar or two, then grab some eyeliner. Not necessarily in that order. The interior decor will apparently be a lot like the logo you see at the left. Black and pops of Jungle Red, one of the original 12 lipstick colors that launched Nars, will be the color scheme. You can get updates on NARS’ facebook page before the big launch.
FLORENCE--Yesterday we broke the news that beloved Parisian brand Carven plans to open it's first store outside of Paris in NYC. And now we know where. Carven designer Guillaume Henry told us last night that New York's own Carven will go up sometime this fall (presumably after Paris fashion week--so in late October) on Mercer and Grand, the former site of a grocery store. A chic upgrade, to be sure.
The fragrance community can be a bit mysterious and closed off sometimes, and listening to perfume aficionados talk can be downright mystifying. But that doesn’t mean that we regular people don’t have very strong opinions about what we do and don’t want to smell like, even if we can’t identify a dry down note. For the first time ever the FiFi awards, which is the fragrance equivalent of the Oscars, is awarding a Consumers’ Choice Award for Fragrance of the Year. In the past, industry insiders voted for the winners, which will still be the case this year in most categories. But in a nod to all of you who actually buy these scents, the Fragrance Foundation added the new consumer category.