Attention all bargain hunters! Today's the day we know you've been waiting for: beautiful pieces at even more beautiful prices, all able to be purchased without having to leave the comfort of your home. There are a lot of good deals to distract even the most skilled shopper, so we picked the five pieces we've been waiting to see go on super sale all season long.There's no greater statement you can make with your outerwear than with this Alexander Wang Goat Fur & Leather Trenchcoat ($3,000, originally $5,000). Expensive, yes, but when's the next time you'll be able to grab a fur and leather coat for 40 percent off?
Brave are the women who battle the crowds on Black Friday. While many of us have given up on setting foot in an actual store during the holiday shopping season in favor of cyber deals, there are some who embrace the rush of scoring a deal in person. Ladies, this one’s for you.
We’ve broken down Black Friday survival tips into 10 essential pieces of advice. The first is, naturally, to wear comfortable shoes. (Our moms taught us well!) And not just any comfortable shoes — chic sneakers from Nike. Beyond that, make sure to layer properly, carry a classic tote (avoid that dreaded “elbow crook cramp”), and of course, reward yourself with a little something at the end of the day. We say make it count — and make it cashmere. Shop our 10 Black Friday tips below. (Yes, more shopping before all the shopping.)
It's another season of mix mastery from Jenna Lyons! The vibe at the J.Crew Spring 2014 was more laidback with an emphasis on casual separates (although a pair of sequined jogging pants are definite contenders for evenings out). A highlight of the season is the launch of Sophia Webster for J.Crew shoes, which were on the feet of every single model lest you worry it is a tiny capsule. Printed, striped, embellished — they are everything her fans love and the perfect finishing touch for a collection that editors and every girl they know will be snapping up once in stores.
The shoes at J.Crew's New York Fashion Week presentations always set tongues wagging, and the heels Sophia Webster created for the brand's show on Tuesday will carry that tradition straight into the retailer's stores.
Webster, the relatively young British shoe designer who was mentored by Nicholas Kirkwood, took some of her own signature shapes and applied J.Crew's Spring 2014 design motifs to them. The stilettos, pumps, and sandals Webster created for the presentation are covered in polka dots, floral patterns, and neon shades, and WWD reports that Webster's signature tassels are on some of the shoes, too.
J.Crew's customers will be able to buy the shoes early next year, but for now they exist as sketches. A look at the drawings of Webster's capsule collection, here.
On Monday morning the retailer created a board called Style Guide Sneak Peek and filled it with close to 50 pictures of its latest products. "Just for our friends on Pinterest, an exclusive first look at our September Style Guide," the brand wrote. The products featured on the board include everything from denim shirts, floral dresses, a rhinestone studded skirt, and a cream peacoat. The pins were followed by a similar announcement on Facebook, which links back to the board.
Because the products won't be available until Aug. 21, the pins are accompanied by contact information for J.Crew's personal shopper service.
Monday's big unveiling is part of a larger trend that sees brands interacting directly with consumers to deliver ad campaigns and other imagery, instead of waiting to publish them in magazines or revealing them to trade press. In late July, Oscar de la Renta published its entire Fall 2013 campaign on Instagram. Juicy Couture went a step further, revealing its Fall campaign alongside a Facebook-based microsite designed to help its fans "connect with other fearless girls," a representative of that brand said.
The piece: J.Crew Silk-Jacquard Shirt Dress
The price: $275
Why we want it: The fit: Like its parent garment, the dress shirt, the shirt dress should fit trim throughout the torso and avoid any unnecessary snugness or a billowy effect. This shirt dress is body-skimming, not hugging, with a slight bottom flare that is a hint of retro without going into costume territory.
The pattern: The safe bet is to go with a classic shirt dress in something solid and basic, but it's August and we're not shopping for staples. We want color and rich jewel tone patterns that work perfectly together with little effort.
The versatility: Sure we'll wear this now with sandals and bare legs, but in the transitional months, we already picture this layered over tights, booties, and a deliciously thick sweater coat.