Department Stores Continue to Go Cheap Chic

What: International Research Firm, Colliers International, recently released a report detailing the growth of retail outlets and budget style stores like H&M. Retailers such as Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus are joining the “Cheap is Chic” trend with an increase of outlet stores opening across the US. H&M is also expanding with 240 new stores […]

Vera Wang For David’s Bridals

What: Shut the front door. Vera Wang is coming to Davids Bridal. Nope, there’s no mistake, you’re reading this right. The queen of bridal gowns is set to launch her own line under a new name next spring. According to WWD: Wang’s offerings will run from $600 to $1500, with most under $1200, and will, […]

Banded Dresses on a Budget

We’ve been big fans of the Herve Leger banded dresses ever since they hit the catwalk during NYC fashion week. However, spending $1,250 on a single dress, no matter how amazing, is, well, bananas.  So being The Budget Fashionista, I found some awesome, budget friendly, banded dresses that are super hot without the super high […]

Macy’s Enters Self Service Beauty

What: Macy’s is hopping on the bandwagon of self service beauty, with aisles of products from brands like Stila. According to WWD: The retailer is testing the assisted, open-sell concept, called Macy’s Impulse Beauty, in 10 to 15 doors, the biggest departure yet from its long-held tradition of selling mega nameplates from behind glass counters. […]

Quick Bit: UNIQLO’s New Manhattan Store at 34th and 5th

What: Japanese fast fashion retailer UNIQLO is opening a second New York store, this time at 34th street and 5th avenue (near Macys Herald Square). About UNIQLO: The first UNIQLO store was established in 1984 in Hiroshima, Japan. Today UNIQLO has grown to over 900 UNIQLO stores worldwide and is a household name in Japan. […]

Ann Taylor 2010 Fall Fashion Preview

What: Ann Taylor gives a sneak peek of their fall 2010 collection. Alissa gives us the scoop What They Say: According to Ann Taylor, the fall collection was inspired by the idea of mixing European sophistication with timeless American style. They took romantic sensibilities and mingled them with decidedly modern silhouettes and impeccable fabrics to […]

Costello Tagliapietra for UNIQLO

What: Brooklyn Duo Costello Tagliapietra teams up with Japanese retailer UNIQLO for a limited edition capsule collection on May 20th. From UNIQLO: This women’s collection will consist of dresses in 14 uniquely designed styles in a range of spring colors from grey to rose to mustard yellow and cornflower blue and will feature soft, draped […]

Get a Designer Handbag without Having to Sell Your First Born Child at

The Deal: Save 25-50% on Designer Handbags at The Lowdown: Tis the season of the great designer handbag at a reasonable (notice how we used reasonable rather than affordable, cause for some folks $200 bucks is far from affordable) price. However, if you’re fiending for a designer handbag fix, Bloomie’s has savings of 25-50% […]

New Balance for Nine West Spring 2010 Collection

New Balance and Nine West continue their collaboration with a new spring collection designed for the active modern women. The combination of New Balance’s innovative performance and material technology plus Nine West’s female fashion know-how are perfect for those who want both comfort and style. And the prices are lower than the Cole Haan + […]