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Shopping for high fashion on a budget

Although bargain shopping isn't exactly considered chic, I've found some amazing deals at places in the city. I find that as long as you keep some simple ground rules, you can still remain relevant. My simple rules are:

  • Nothing over three months old no matter the price
  • Keep the same look of whatever I'm doing

To find these deals I typically go to a few different small boutiques (and even "thrift" shops on the east side) but my favorite store is probably…


Added by Myke on February 11, 2008 at 1:36pm — 1 Comment

Giorgio Armani Sunglasses Tribute to Sixties

Unique and eccentric, the new Giorgio Armani sunglasses (model GA 558/N/S) pay a subtle tribute to the Sixties with the allure of their generous oval design which imparts an air of mystery. With the arms decorated with a black obsidian insert, the front in smooth hand made effect acetate, they feature the Giorgio Armani logo photo incised at the temple end of the…


Added by Apparel1 on February 11, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

MAGIC Marketplace Moving to Three Day Format August 2008

MAGIC International, organizer of one of the worlds preeminent business events for the fashion industry, announced recently that MAGIC, WWDMAGIC, MAGIC kids and Sourcing at MAGIC will move from four days to three days, starting with the August 2008 show.

Now the entire MAGIC Marketplace, which includes sister shows PROJECT and POOL, will be a 3-day event.

Learn more about the…


Added by Apparel1 on February 9, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Should Clothing Stores Manage Fashion Design

I have read in the newspaper recently that Wal-mart Stores may be planning to move design and development of its apparel to New York. Wal-mart may close the product development and sourcing divisions for men's, women's, and children's clothing at its Bentonville, Arkansas headquarters. It appears that the retailer is expanding its New York design division in the effort to lure shoppers with a more fashionable selection of… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on February 9, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

Fashion Warriors Prepare for Battle


Burberry introduces The Warrior Bag- the newest addition to its accessories collection, previewed during the Burberry Prorsum Spring Summer 2008 women’s catwalk show.

The Warrior bag appeared in alligator with Celtic…


Added by Apparel1 on February 7, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

Betsey Johnson Celebrates 30 Years

Betsey Johnson's FW08 show included not only her new line for fall, but also a collection of archival pieces. The new pieces blended surprisingly well with her collection showcasing Johnson's consistent vision as a designer. The cohesiveness even surprised the designer. According of, Johnson said, “It's interesting. You see there's a timelessness to this stuff.”

More from FW08 Collection:…


Added by FashionMeFabulous on February 6, 2008 at 12:14am — No Comments

My very own fashion blog!

Hey guys and gals,

Please check out my fashion blog at


Added by Laura Corleys on February 4, 2008 at 11:44am — No Comments

New issue of Wickedly Chic is live...if you are a product junkie, this is your issue!

Yes, it's alive. The latest weekly edition of Wickedly Chic,

We're featuring Crater Lake Company, Debby Arem Jewelry, Candessence, Fragrant Soul & The Herb Garden. Be sure to take a look at the great shipping prices at Crater Lake.

And remember...Valentine's Day is nearly here. Aren't you going to treat yourself? Be sure to take a look at our fabulous gift guide loaded with exclusive discount codes. See…


Added by Liz Nonnemacher on February 3, 2008 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Opening A Boutique

I have decided to open up my own boutique. I was wondering if anyone could help me with any adviceon how to get started, obstacles, and how to STAY successful past 3 years. Thank you so much any advice or comments are welcome.


Added by Raven Nicole on February 1, 2008 at 2:53pm — 2 Comments

Makeup Artists - Share Creations at Oscar Week Event

For all of you makeup artists on the fashion industry network, I thought you may have interest in this new press release. Makeup Nominees To Share Creations at Oscar Week Event.



Added by Apparel1 on February 1, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

Winter Fashion vs Summer Fashion : Timing of Fashion

Recieved a news letter today from Steve Madden (shoe company). After clicking on the image on the newsletter it brought me to the shoe above. The description of the shoe; basket weave wedge comes in this seasons hottest hues and is perfect for any warm weather outfit. I guess the question I have is should clothing retailers and shoe stores do a better job targeting their audience. For example, I happen to live on the East Coast of the…


Added by Apparel1 on January 31, 2008 at 7:49am — 1 Comment

New items available!

New items up in my etsy shop as well as my ebay store. Stop by and do some valentines shopping!

Added by Chrystine on January 30, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

My Fashion Initiative

My Fashion Initiative is a company that specializes in international trade with a focus on the fashion industry and the industries that make fashion happen. From starting a new company to arranging financing for distribution around the world we are here to help.

Please email me if you are interested in hearing more about our company!

Added by Monika on January 29, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Your Fashion Stinks

Please do not take the title of my blog to heart.. I am not insulting your sense of style nor the smell of your old gym socks.. Actually, I just wanted to inform you about a new fabric that claims to be ODOR - FIGHTING. Their is a new odor fighting fabric called VisaEndurance. This fabric is developed by Milliken & Company and is available to apparel and other product… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on January 29, 2008 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Brief Thoughts on The Project Show, Collective, and Blue January 2008

Well, last week was predictably a very busy one. There were shows all over town (New York City), and the cabs were kept active carting buyers and Designers around in 20 degree weather.

The Project show, way downtown @ 7 world trade center, was a visual Wonder by all accounts. The Views were Spectacular, and the products shown Generally lived up to the hype. Four floors of where Premium direction is going. Lot's of good new vendors,…


Added by Apparel1 on January 28, 2008 at 12:47pm — No Comments

WWD Fashion Career Expo New York February 2008

For those of you looking for a career in fashion, this event may be helpful to you. I have never personally attended the event, but I would image it is a good place to visit if you are searching for employment....

WWD Fashion Career Expo is the premier opportunity to interview with hiring decision-makers of marquee companies in fashion, retail and beauty, with the exclusive support of Womens Wear Daily, one of the…


Added by Apparel1 on January 28, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

Swimwear the Old Fashion Way - still looking good

Atonement has been nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 80th Annual Academy Awards® for the category of best motion picture of the year. In my opinion, this particular image from the film captures the simple elegance of the time. The film is set in the 1930's and captures suttle beauty in a full one piece bathing suit... Anyway, I could not resist posting the image. See ladies, you can look smashing without…


Added by Apparel1 on January 28, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

Hello All You Gorgeous People

Thanks for all the new friend requests. It's always a pleasure meeting new people in this industry. I hope to meet many more of you. Here are some fashion updates:

  • Valentino showed his last collection at the Musee Rodin on Wed
  • Elie Saab takes inspiration from …

Added by Millissa M | Editor, Haute Mimi on January 28, 2008 at 12:33am — No Comments

Discount Code for Fashion Industry Network members: TXC707

Dear Friends:

I had promised that I will have our marketing team create a special discount code for all my friends on the network. I am posting this code for your personal use or for use by your family members and friends.

This code allows discounts in addition to the discounts being offered for Valentine Day Special on Texere Silk Website.

I am sure you will love the hand painted…


Added by Ali Syed on January 27, 2008 at 11:19pm — 2 Comments

Latest weekly edition of Wickedly Chic is now available

If you aren't familiar with Wickedly Chic, be sure to check us out at We are a weekly online magazine dedicated to the promotion of independent businesses. In addition, we have games (check under Wickedly Lucky), weekly contests sponsored by indie companies and much more.

This week, we are featuring Dorothy Lynch, willowNwisp, Gentle Illumination, Nature's Shea Butter, Bayside Soap & Candle, Debby Arem Jewelry &…


Added by Liz Nonnemacher on January 27, 2008 at 5:07pm — No Comments

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