Monday, November 29, 2010

Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Everyday's a Shopping Day

My last post was all about Black Friday, and how that particular day held the power to predict the status of the economy. Well, on Friday I was one in a million who was crazy enough to wake up at 4am and join the crowd as retailers were ready to open the doors for the sea of people waiting outside. I went home to Long Island for the week and spent two days at Roosevelt Field Mall. As I shopped, I realized how mostly all the prices remained the same. There were particular items that were listed on sale to attract people to walk through the doors, but what made that day special from any other shopping day? I watched crowds of people in each store as they waited on line for the fitting room and to purchase. Two hours at Urban Outfitters...my friend and I waited on the line as it wrapped around the store several times. Their sale only lasted until 10am, adding an extra 50% off sale items. The hype of "Black Friday" had everyone in the mindset to shop. And for the economy, it's a positive sign. The National Retailer's Federation (NRF) surveyed results that are boosting the economy. Finally! Shoppers spent $365.34 compared to last year's $343.31 billion.

As for today, it's Cyber Monday! All the tweets I saw today had something to do with great deals. So of course, I had to shop! I have a good reason to, I need new boots and the economy needs a boost. I visited Bloomies in Soho last night, only to find a perfect pair of Lauren by Ralph Lauren dark brown leather riding boots on sale...that ran out of a size 6. I have been searching forever to find new boots, only to be disappointed many times because I am so picky. But this is a classic, and I placed my order today. There was free shipping over orders over $100 and many items were 30-40% off.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Are you ready for Black Friday?

The busiest day of retail shopping is soon approaching, have you made your list of which stores to visit? If you have, set your alarm clock for a bright and early morning, plan an easy outfit and comfy shoes because you're going to to glad you did! Black Friday is almost like an unofficial holiday, bringing people together to buy tons and tons of merchandise. Customers are on the look out for the best deals, from purchasing holiday presents to marked-down prices of electronics. Not only is Black Friday beneficial for us personally, it may be just what the economy needs. Consumer spending definitely contributes to the economy's growth, and Black Friday is used to measure exactly how much money we are spending. In just about two weeks, we can compare this year's sales to last year's. Hopefully, this will be a postive outcome because our country needs it. With internet sales becoming more popular, many Black Friday deals are also available online, perfect for those who want to stay in our warm pj's, have their morning coffee, and shop at the comfort of their homes. But if you do decide to go for the shopping hunt, be careful. Shopping can get dangerous! Here are a few retailers that are advertising huge savings for this crazy day: Macy's, Best Buy, Costco, Kohl's, Macy's, Lowe's, Office Max, Old Navy, Radio Shack, Sears, Staples, Target, Toys 'R Us, Wal-Mart.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Adorable new collection called "Wee People"

What's the cutest thing about a new collection? The collection chopped into a baby version! I came across "Wee People" a line for the "Free People girl." It's probably going to be my next new obsession, next to Crewcuts, of course.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

100 Years & 100 Moments Throughout Fashion History

If you follow WWD on Twitter, then you very much know about their 100 Year Anniversary. I have their notifications sent to my phone and they have been nonstop tweeting, and there's quite a reason for the big buzz. Over the past hundred years, WWD has provided news on memorable designers, parties, artists, and celebs in a well-written editorial and fashionable way. I mean, a hundred years is a long time! WWD has been around even before the two-piece swimsuit had become mainstream in the 20's. From updating us to the lastest "It" bag to showing the most recent designer collection, WWD has always got our back when it comes to fashion industry knowledge.
And what's a celebration without a party? WWD hosted the party of the century this Tuesday at Cipriani on 42nd Street with a very interesting guest list including designers, models, celebs, reality TV stars...Everyone reminisced on the memories of the publication throughout the years.
Models Liu Wen, Arlenis Sosa, and Constance Jablonski

Photo Credits: WWD.com

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fashion Shows, Taken to New Streams

In this changing world of fashion, technology can't help but play a huge role! Especially when it comes to fashion shows. Back in the day, the majority of people who attended shows were the ones who really mattered in the industry; editors, buyers, designers, media...but now who are the ones in the front row? Bloggers, celebrities, and socialites have their names written all over the A-List seats. How did this happen? The world of Twitter, Facebook, and Blogspot have flowed through, creating a stream of social media that affects our everyday lives. In fact, anyone can attain the access to watch designer shows during Fashion Week, through streamed videos online. A greater audience can feel a part of the fashion world by tuning in to what is going on, in New York City and other fashion capitals. Social media is a fascinating world of updates as to what's new, every second of the day. It's a smart and free marketing tool for brands and retailer. A snapshot of a look from the runway could be the next "tweet" and a status update could inform everyone a new fashion trend. Live fashion streams are definitely the next new show format. It is revolutionizing the way we live, constantly changing and exciting. And that's how the world of fashion should be, never boring and absolutely always changing.

Photo Credit: Twitter.com