Now that Henri Bendel’s focus is strictly on accessories be sure to check out their latest find - Tuccia DiCapri’s gorgeous custom made sandals. What makes this line interesting is the fact that customers can practically design their own sandals, by style, color and heel height, and they’ll be ready in 30 minutes! The company’s founders traveled to Capri to study the ancient art under one of
The collection will be available until September so if you’ve got the creative urge, this is your chance. Bendel’s biz has been pretty brisk. For more info, go to www.tucciadicapri.com.
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Continuing in its quest to help find a cure for breast cancer, Bloomingdale’s has put together a showcase for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. There will be special events, new vendors and special custom publications held in-store. I recently had a first hand peek at some of the terrific merchandise that will be offered and I’d have to give thumbs up to the full size umbrella that’s a steal at $12. It has a chic, black exterior piped in pink and a pretty pink solar system design on the inside by noted illustrator, Marisa Acocella Marchetto.
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Twenty bucks will get you a chicly (what else?) designed pink pony water bottle from Ralph Laure. It’s exclusive to Bloomies and features single wall stainless steel construction, a screw top lid and a carabiner for portability. It can hold 24 oz. of fancy-schmancy designer water or good old NY tap.
One of the most fabulous items I noted during the store’s holiday press preview, was Nespresso’s sleek and compact coffee maker, the C110. It was conceived to appeal to both coffee brewing neophytes and lovers of retro-modern design. It’s available in steel gray and fabulous fire engine red. For a couple of hundred bucks you can enjoy the perfect cup of espresso any time you want! Remember, the holiday stuff won’t be available for a couple of months so just be patient. To shop online, visit www.bloomingdales.com.
Roberta Roller Rabbit by Roberta Freymann just happens to be one of the cutest (and chicest in a low key, sort of way) boutiques on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. There are also satellite stores in East Hampton, South Hampton and
By now you’ve gathered that I’m a big fan of the “new” Ann Taylor so it won’t come as much of a surprise that I also loved their holiday collection. While I’m not going to go on and on about the whole line I definitely think you should invest $185 in a bright red “Glam Puffer Coat.” It’s really more of a ¾ topper with stand up neckline and chic styling that will easily segue from day to night, it’s that versatile.
If you really must consider buying someone else a gift, go for the chunky cabled hand knit cardigan in gray, unexpectedly detailed with a row of delicate crystal buttons – or keep it for yourself. It’s gonna be $185 so you might want to re-think the whole gift business! Ann Taylor has stores all over so just keep checking their website for updates.
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