As I was browsing through the contemporary section in the Macy's in downtown Minneapolis today, I walked into a section containing some the most beautiful chunky sweaters and denim you only dream of. I felt like I had walked into my ideal Fall closet. When I flipped the tag on the merchandise, I was plesantly suprised to find that it was Ralph Lauren's new difussion line, Denim & Supply. According to its press release, it's inspired by "vintage" and "heritage" stuff and its muse is the young painters, poets, musicians and visionaries from the Brooklyn community. The Fall 2011 collection is based around 3 stories: Into the Wild, The Lodge, and The Wharf. You can shop the entire collection now at Ralph Lauren's online shop, with prices ranging from $39.50-$298, specialty jeans under $200, and core jean styles under $100. Check out some of my many favorite looks from the new line below.
Less than a week away! I can hardly contain my excitement! Check out some of the events I am looking forward to below.
3.1 Phillip Lim 115 Mercer Street New York, NY 10012
For 2011 Fashion’s Night out 2011, Phillip Lim boutique will be transformed into a ‘Girls on Bikes stop’ in the vein of a truck stop but for chic girls around town who ride bikes! Taking inspiration from the FW season the 3.1 Phillip Lim girl is effortlessly chic navigating the city on a bike without compromising her style – the ‘Girls on Bikes stop’ is where she stops for a quick drink and maybe a hit of retail therapy! For the night Phillip himself and some of the brands favorite girls Marina Munoz, Stevie Dance, Dianna Lunt will be bartending for the night. They will be serving custom made cocktails designed and named by Phillip Lim. For shoppers entering into our prize draw we will also be giving away a Linus Bike and a FW ‘Pashli’ bag, which were both featured in our ‘Girls on Bikes’ film.
ADAM by Adam Lippes
678 Hudson Street New York, NY 10012
Custom-made charm bracelets will be given out to our guests. First come first serve. Music by DJ Rumor. Refreshments will be served. September 8th, 6PM-10PM.
ALDO 579 Broadway New York, NY 10012
Aldo will be hosting a super-fun evening with the Coveteur girls. They're styling their very own ALDO closet where guests will be able to be photographed and meet founders Stephanie Mark & Erin Kleinberg. Snacks, drinks, DJs and special guest appearances by our ALDO RISE designers, Julian Louie and Christian Cota. For everyone who missed our fab ALDO x Julian Louie collab this past spring and anyone who just needs another pair, they're back for FNO! Like all that isn’t enough, we're hosting a one night only pre-sale of our next collab—ALDO x Christian Cota—exclusively at the 579 Broadway location. Get it first before its official launch in October. While quantities last, get a limited edition ALDO Rise market bag with purchases over $100 to share in our support for the rising stars of fashion.
Artists & Fleas 70 North 7th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211
Brooklyn's longest running artist, designer and vintage market brings together over 50 vendors to showcase new items from their Fall/Winter collections. 6:00-7:00pm Fashion Blogger Preview & Styling Tips 7:30-8:30pm New Line, New Designs: Fashion Show DJ sets throughout the evening
Belle by Sigerson Morrison 28 Prince Street New York, NY 10012
Belle takes over the 28 Prince St. boutique of sister label Sigerson Morrison, and does what any decent rebel would do: throws a rager! Join Belle from 6-10PM for an old-skool HOUSE PARTY with DJ, kegs, a menu of munchies and an in-house tattoo artist to make it a night you’ll never forget. Just hope it isn’t busted by the five-o.
Bookmarc 400 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10014
Marc Jacobs carnival! Shoppers will receive a limited edition Marc Jacobs carnival tote bag (while supplies last). David Armstrong will be signging copies of his latest book '615 Jefferson Avenue'. Sofia Mini champagne cans will be served to all shoppers 21 years of age or older.
DKNY 655 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10065
Celebrate New York street style with DKNY and receive a DVD of the award-winning documentary "Bill Cunningham New York," in an exclusive, limited-edition tote*. Treat your tresses with a complimentary Blind Barber haircut before you strike a pose for our street shutterbugs, who will snap your photo using the newly launched Pose App. Munch on popcorn in custom Bill Cunningham New York popcorn bags while you cool off with bottled beers from Brooklyn Lager. *Purchase of $250 or more, while supplies last.
Manolo Blahnik 31 West 54th Street New York, NY 10019
Sarah Jessica Parker and Manolo Blahnik USA invite you to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out on September 8th at our boutique where we will unveil a special shoe Sarah Jessica teamed up with Manolo in designing. In toasting this very special collaboration a van will be tooting around the city with Manolo’s favorite treat—milkshakes. Milkshakes and Manolos, what could be better! A portion of the proceeds will go to The Fund for Public Schools. Come visit the truck: 1. 42nd Street and Broadway from 12:00pm to 1:30pm 2. Washington Street and West 13th Street from 2:30pm to 3:15pm 3. Prince Street and West Broadway from 3:45pm to 4:00pm 4. 58th Street and 5th Avenue from 5:15pm to 6:00pm 5. Manolo Blahnik, 31 West 54th Street from 6:15pm to 9:00pm
Phaidon Store 83 Wooster Street New York, NY 10012
Phaidon Store, with Garance Dore and Refinery 29, will host an evening celebrating the past and future of fashion photography. Featuring a new site-specific installation by photographer Garance Dore, the launch of the new book, Guy Bourdin, and a Fashion Reading Room curated by Refinery 29. Ms. Dore will be present to greet fans.
Stella McCartney 429 West 14th Street New York, NY 10014
Stella McCartney has designed an exclusive gold charm bracelet for $165 which will be available on sale at Fashion Night Out. The Stella McCartney Meatpacking store will celebrate the evening with special guest DJs Alexa Chung, Elettra Weidemann, Dree Hemingway, Jen Brill, and Lily Cole from 7 to 11PM. Guests are invited to stop by a customized digital photo booth to pose with the Stella McCartney runway as a backdrop and the portrait will be uploaded on the Stella McCartney Facebook page. Specialty drinks will be provided by BES and VeeV. Enter a special raffle draw and win a VFNO t-shirt personally signed by Stella McCartney.
Target 1095 6th Avenue of 42nd Street New York, NY 10018
Please join Target and the Missonis to shop a special preview of the Missoni for Target collection before it arrives in stores on September 13. Angela Missoni and Margherita Maccapani Missoni will greet guests when the doors open and the first 20 guests to spend over $100 will have the chance to take a family-style portrait with the Missonis – a fun, quirky take on the classic prom photo experience. All images will be uploaded to the Target Style Facebook Page for guests to view. Guests who purchase the official FNO t-shirt within the first hour will be automatically entered to win a Missoni for Target prize pack hand-selected by Angela and Margherita with their favorite pieces from the collection.
The Frye Company 113 Spring Street New York, NY 10012
Help The Frye Company celebrate our first ever Flagship retail space! Join us for an evening of cocktails and shopping. - Complimentary monogramming on your favorite pair of Frye's - Receive a gift with any purchase - Enter to win a free pair of boots
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