Manhattan is known to worship at the altar of all that is retail. So, it comes as no surprise that the formerly reverent Church of the Holy Communion in Chelsea has been transformed into a marketplace. The Limelight Marketplace is on 656 Avenue of the Americas, this unique market of specialty food shops and fashion boutiques opened its doors on May 7th to crowds of curious locals and devout...
Brooklyn Flea Market Style
Brooklyn style has become an entity all its own. The I-don’t-care, ironic overtone to Brooklyn’s style has developed mainly due to its heavy vintage and flea market influence. I scoured the Brooklyn Flea market in Fort Greene, a favorite weekend shopping spot of mine, to find people expressing their style and expressing their hopes for the upcoming summer season. Cool prints and bright colors...
Uptown Shop Report: Betsey Johnson
Betsey Johnson has always been know for being a wild, New York designer and a favorite of the artsy-downtown scene. But, Betsey got her start in uptown Manhattan and now has stores that establish her uptown roots. The Betsey Johnson store on 60th between 2nd and 3rd and the store on Madison Avenue between 80 and 81st street are the perfect fab boutiques for my fellow Marymount Manhattan...
Shopping Guide: Bloomingdales vs. Saks Fifth...
New York City has made shopping a fine art. Cute boutiques and cool clothing stores lurk on most of Manhattan’s streets from SoHo to the Upper East Side to Chelsea. However, one aspect of the New York shopping scene that is still intimidating to most young people is department stores. Store’s like Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, and Lord and Taylor are part of the...
Hester Street Fair
New Yorkers love flea markets, hence the success of the antique market in Hell’s Kitchen and the Brooklyn Flea Market in Fort Greene. The Lower East Side is finally getting their share of the hipster flea market scene now that the Hester Street Fair has moved into town. The Hester Street Fair opened on April 24th, and despite heavy competition from all of New York’s various weekend...
Favorite Fashion Boys
Fashion obsession does not just affect women —some of my favorite, models, designers, and bloggers are really cool guys. Here’s of few of my favs: Pelayo Diaz: Blogger Katelovesme.net - Student at fashion university Central St. Marks - London boy-about-town. Derek Blasberg: Editor-at-Large of Style.com — Contriubtor to V, VMan, Interview, and many more — Author of...
East Village Trend Report
Carolina, 24, Chef Since the early 70’s when the punk music scene dominated New York City, the East Village has been known for its daring nature regarding style and fashion. The spring and summer of 2010 will be no different it seems as young East Villagers are stepping out in minimalistic apparel with an artistic and eclectic edge. As spring truly comes into its own this April, young...
The Reborn Process is a SoHo shop that sells restored and redesigned vintage clothing and jewelry. The creators of this new store are 22-year-old supermodel Hyoni Kang, renowned stylist Aeri, and photographer/producer J. Yi. Though it’s a new store, it already has a small cult following of local and international lovers of revamped vintage. The Reborn Process, located on 35 Crosby Street,...
Nicole Giambolvo was only 19 years old when she turned her hobby, of screen printing graphics on to t-shirts, into a popular company and brand called 410 BC. 410 BC is an artist collective that makes limited edition t-shirts, jewelry, hats, and even skateboards designed by a broad range of artists. Nicole will graduate Mount Holyoke in May with a BA in Philosophy. She has run this business while...