Tag Archives: #winter

April & May Sales

We’ve hit the jackpot with sales this April and May. Major fashion brands such as Rebecca Minkoff, Sandro Paris, and Kitson are all having huge end of the season sample sales where you can save big, and have fun updating your wardrobe guilt-free!


-CALIFORNIA-

Adela Mei Boutique & Min Edition

Stop by their Pop up Shop and save up to 90% off retail prices!

April 22-26th Open 10am-6:30pm

Located at the San Jose Container Store

Melie Bianco

Save 80-90% off handbags nothing over $30!

May 2nd Open 9am-12pm (Cash Only)

Located at 9545 Brasher St. Pico Rivera, CA 90660

**Kitson Warehouse

Save up to 80% off original prices on all merchandise!

April 8-24th Open 10am-7pm

Located at 1124 Citrus Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Sole Society Pop Up Shop

Shop sample size shoes as low as $10 and current styles starting at $25!

April 23rd Open at 12pm

Located at 8511 Steller Dr. Culver City, CA

**Rebecca Minkoff 

Stop by the flagship store for up to 70% off clothing, shoes, accessories, and handbags!

April 20-26th Open 11am-7pm

Located at 4661 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA


-NEW YORK-

**Sandro Paris

Shop this sample sale for huge discounts on the men & women’s collection

May 5th-May 10th Open 9am-8pm

Located at 260 5th Ave (b/w Broadway & Madison) New York, NY 10001

Pas de Calais

Save up to 85% off retail prices!

May 5-8th Open 11am-6pm

Located at 482 Broome St. Basement Level, New York, NY

Fashion Haus Stock/Sample Sale

Fall &Winter 2014/2015 collections on sale. Designers include; Malene Birger, Rene Lezard, Etienne Deroeux, & many more

April 28-May 1st Open 9am-6pm

Located at 58 West 40th St. 9th FL, New York NY

Maje Sample Sale

Save on Women’s RTW & accessories

April 28th-May 3rd Open 9am-8pm

Located at 260 Fifth Ave. New York, NY 10001

**Peregine Showroom

Save 60-80% off retail prices of their SS15 Men collection. Designers include Oliver Spencer, Common Cut, Lyle & Scott, Bill Amberg, Gilded Age, and many more.

May 1st-2nd Open 11am-6pm

Located at 89 5th Ave. Suite 902 (9th FL) New York, NY

Miriam Salat

Shop this great sample sale, and save huge on women’s accessories, specifically jewelry.

April 28th-29th Open 10am-6pm (Shop Online April 30th-May 3rd)

Located at Space 530, 530 Seventh Ave. Mezzanine, New York NY

Fashion Illustration Makes a Comeback

Left: Sandra Suy, Middle & Left: Cecilia Carlstedt

Left: Sandra Suy, Middle & Left: Cecilia Carlstedt

In today’s fashion industry, technology and digital imagery have seemed to replace fashion illustrators, making the hand sketchers few and far in between. Nowadays, designs are more commonly created on the computer using software such as Illustrator and Photoshop. Design colleges are putting more of a focus on Computer Aided Design rather than hand sketching; teaching students the skills that are currently being used in the industry. One of the main reasons digital sketches are used is because of convenience. A technical sketch created on a computer can demonstrate correct proportion, measurements, stitching details, and all the specifications needed for production. It’s like going straight from conception to tech packs. In addition, many brands use existing digital flats and make small adjustments for each season thus eliminating the time it would take to sketch an entire new garment.

So where does that leave fashion illustrators? Well, just like designers have taken advantage of technology, so have fashion illustrators. They have found their own niche outside the design realm and it all centers around the Internet. Social media platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram have allowed illustrators to reach a much larger audience with their work. Major fashion and beauty brands like Bloomindales, H&M, ZARA, Elle Magazine, Rimmel, and more are commissioning illustrators to create pieces for their marketing departments. Just recently, Rimmel had Illustrator Hayden Williams create hand sketches of Kate Moss to be used in cosmetic displays and advertisements. Megan Hess creates hand-sketched imagery for Chanel, Dior, and Cartier; that have been used as art pieces in many stores. In addition, many illustrators used mixed media to create ethereal illustrations, and the world is embracing this trend. Seen on phone cases, postcards, calendars, book covers, stationary, notebooks, and so much more, it seems everyone wants hand-sketched illustrations.

Left: Kelly Smith, Right: Danny Roberts

Left: Kelly Smith, Right: Danny Roberts

So not to worry, fashion illustrators and enthusiasts; sketches aren’t going anywhere, the are just merely evolving.

February Sample Sales

fedsampleLots of lovely sample sales, warehouse sales, and end of season sales this month! So gear up and put those walking shoes on, it’s time to shop till you drop!

 

LOS ANGELES

Unionmade

  • 40% off fall/winter men’s apparel & accessories
  • Sale now through the end of February
  • 189 The Grove Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Way We Wore

  • 50-70% off all clothing & accessories on first floor
  • This designer vintage boutique sale is now through end of February
  • 334 S La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Springs

  • Save 25% off yoga apparel, accessories, jewelry & “wellness” merchandise
  • This Garden pop up shop sale is now until stock lasts
  • 608 Mateo St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

OAK

  • 60% off fall merchandise
  • Sale is now until stock lasts at the brand’s DTLA & Beverly Blvd shops
  • 910 S Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90017

Threadsence

  • Warehouse sale, everything is 7$ on February 28th at 11am
  • Apparel, accessories, shoes, & home merchandise
  • 140 W. Wilshire Ave, Fullerton CA 94123

SAN FRANCISCO

Margaret Elizabeth

  • Sample sale of jewelry and accessories
  • February 19th – February 23rd 11am – 5:30pm
  • 1735B Union St. San Francisco, CA 94123

Mira Mira

  • 50% off dresses, tops, bottoms, and accessories from brands like Mara Hoffman, Sundry, Harlyn & Courtship
  • 3292 22nd San Francisco, CA 94110

Freda Salvador

  • 40% Fall/Winter Boots & shoes
  • Now through the end of February
  • Shop online or at the Cow Hollow flagship 1782 Union St. San Francisco, CA

NEW YORK

260 Sample Sale

  • A sample sale space with designer brands such as DVF, Hudson Jeans, James Perce, DKNY, Rebecca Minkoff and much more
  • February 26th – March 1st Features Tamara Mellon
  • Two Locations: 260 Fifth Ave (28th/29th) & 225 Fifth Ave (26th/27th) NY, NY

Club Monaco

  • Sample sale, women & men’s clothing & accessories, all seasons & sizes
  • February 23-27th 11am – 7pm
  • 261 W 36th New York, NY 10018 2nd Floor

Cosabella NYC

  • Sample sale on all fall/winter apparel
  • February 22nd – 24th
  • 220 Lafayette Street, btwn Spring & Kenmare, New York, NY 10012

Thomas Sires & Ludivine

  • Joint sample sale at the Elizabeth St. Boutique
  • Up to 80% off past season clothing & accessories
  • February 24th – 26th Tues 4pm-8pm, Wed 11pm-8pm, Thurs 11am-7pm
  • 2 Rivington Street, New York NY 10002

Winter’s Hottest Trends: Street Style Edition

What is being worn by todays trend setters? Well, let’s take a look…

PshearlingShocking Shearling –

Shearling which in the past has been used as a trim detail or coat lining for extra warmth, has now become a winter style statement. Shearling made from real or fuax fur is now being incorporated into other aspects of clothing, from oversized collars, to full on coats, the extra warmth and fun texture is definitely a no brainer for this winter.

PplaidPlaid Perfection –

Now we’ve all become very familiar with plaid, in fact it’s pretty much become a staple in everyone’s closet, fashionista or not. But just because it’s the norm doesn’t mean it isn’t still stylish. Lately plaid has been seen on the street worn in oversized scales and bold colors. One of our favorite bloggers Chiara Ferragni from The Blonde Salad was seen rocking a classic red and black plaid coat, making it the focal point by wearing the plaid with all black.

PmonoMarvelous Monochromatic –

There’s a common misconception of what a monochromatic outfit is; which is that the entire outfit consists of different shades of grey or black and white. In actuality, “mono” translates to one, which means the outfit could consist of multiple shades of any one color. This winter we’ve been seeing tons of monochromatic head to toe looks. They are easy to pull off and always manage to look classic and put together. Playing with multiple textures and fabric weights is the best way to differentiate the similar tones and add dimension to an otherwise bland outfit.

 PtweedTons of Tweed –

It’s no secret that Chanel put tweed on the fashion map, making it an all time classy fabric, but recently we’ve been seeing tweed used in creative and innovative ways. Besides the classic coat, tweed is being incorporated into accessories such as clutches, shoes, gloves, and hats. Constructed with many colors this fun fabric adds lots of texture and elegance to any winter outfit.

Ppatent Playful Patent –

Most commonly worn as patent leather, this shiny fabric has been all the rage this winter. Typically seen on shoes, we are now starting to see patent leather incorporated into skirts, dresses, coats, and even pants! It’s fun, it’s reflective, and it makes a statement. What’s not to love? If patent leather seems a little too bold for you, start with basic black accessories. It’s hard to mess up and it still gives the glossy look.

Photos courtesy of (popsugar.com Street Style at Men’s Fashion Week)

January Sales

It’s once again sample sale time of the month! This month we have not only sample sales, but winter collection sales, and even some pre spring discounts! Check out the list below for some great deals in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City.

LOS ANGELES

 

CMC Showroom Sample Sales

Open to the public starting Friday, Jan 30th

California Market Center 110 E Ninth St. Los Angeles, CA 90079

 

Etsy Pop-Up Shop

Open to public starting Friday, Jan 30th

Presented by SoCal Etsy Guild

California Market Center 110 E Ninth St. Los Angeles, CA 90079

 

The Stylist LA

Save 40-75% off gently used designer tops, bottoms, accessories & more

Thursday, Jan 22nd – Saturday, Jan 24th

Thur 6-9pm, Fri 12-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm

3793 Wade St. Los Angeles, CA 90066

*cash and credit card accepted

 

SAN FRANCISCO

 

Cary Lane Designer Clothes Outlet

80% off regular priced items

Mon-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 12pm-6pm

560 Laguna St. at Hayes, San Francisco, CA 94102

3153 16th St. at Valencia, San Francisco, CA 94103

 

NEW YORK

 

Anni Kuan

80% off retail prices, women’s winter collection

Thursday Jan 22nd – Friday Jan 23rd 10am-7pm

315 W 39th St. New York NY

 

Fabiola Pedrazzini

Up to 80% off women’s luxury handbags, totes, clutches, and more

Friday Jan 23rd – Tuesday Jan 27th 10am-6pm

252 W 38th St. New York NY

 

Rent the Runway

Up to 90% off gently used dresses & accessories from designers such as Bradgley Mischka, Elizabeth & James, Shoshanna, Robert Rodriguez, Issa and more

Purchase VIP ticket for early access to sale

Thursday Jan 22nd – Sunday Jan 25th 11-7pm

260 Fifth Ave New York, NY

 

Miguel Antoinne

Discounts on women’s archival pieces and runway samples, overstocked prices at $50

Friday Jan 23rd – Monday Feb 16th, Mon-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 12pm-6pm

39 Wooster St. New York NY

 

Rena Lange

Liquidation sales, Fall 2014 & Spring 2015

Sunday Jan 18th – Wednesday Jan 21st 10am-6pm

430 W 14th St. New York NY

 

ONLINE

 

Nordstrom

Burberry up to 65% off & free shipping

75% off shoes & apparel

 

Lord & Taylor

75% Winter Break Sale

Extra 20% off with code SAVE & free shipping on $99 or more

 

Banana Republic

Extra 50% sale

 

Designer Spotlight – Calico Juno Designs

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Here at Findfashion we appreciative creativity, innovation, and authenticity. So when we stumbled across Calico Juno Jewelry designs we were delighted to find just that. Founder and designer Bonnie Riconda of New York, runs the successful jewelry company that after nearly 15 years, still remains true to Bonnie’s original design philosophy-bright, brilliant, colorful and of course, handcrafted.

Bonnie graduated from York College in 1998 with a BFA, and then went on to achieve a MFA in Sculpture and painting from Long Island University. With a passion for jewelry and creating things by hand, Bonnie decided to start her own business, crafting each jewelry piece by hand and selling it on her website www.CalicoJunoDesigns.com.

           Each and every piece from Calico Juno designs is handcrafted in the studio, and makes use of precious and semi-precious gemstones, crystals, freshwater pearls, and many other stones. With now over 1,500 designs, Calico Juno has grown to be featured in many major fashion magazines such as InStyle, Lucky, Marie Claire, Glamour and much more. Her pieces are carried in multiple retailers- including her own- all across the country and can even be found in a few international locations. In addition, celebrities Eva Longoria of Desperate Housewives, Dylan Lauren, Kathy Lee Gifford, and Geri Ryan have all worn Bonnie’s designs.

            What makes Calico Juno Designs so special is the authenticity and creativity that goes into every piece. Each jewelry piece is paired with either sterling silver, 14K yellow or rose gold, and includes multiple precious and semi precious stones, and crystals. Bonnie’s original designs have intricate color patterns, wire weaving, and unique shapes. The bright colors and beautiful designs speak for themselves, beckoning to be worn with a smile.

Please feel free to check out Calico Juno’s newest collection here    http://www.calicojunodesigns.com/new-designs-fall-2014/

Or visit her New York location at 310 City Island Ave, City Island (Bronx) NY 10464

Give Calico Juno Designs at (718) 392-4823

Fashion Myths Busted – Winter Edition

fashionmyths

There are A LOT of fashion faux pas floating around out there… you can’t wear black and navy, no white after labor day, don’t mix your metals…this week we are tackling some of the most common (and most absurd) fashion myths and busting them wide open. Let’s take a gander…

“YOU CAN’T WEAR BLACK AND NAVY”

False! You can absolutely wear black and navy, and in fact it’s one of the most elegant color combinations of all time! The thing you want to steer clear of is looking too dark and flat. Add texture with different fabrics to differentiate the black and navy and try adding an additional color to break it up. Also accessorizing with bold pieces is a great way to add dimension to this dark chic look. Try a metallic belt or some great layering necklaces.

“NO WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY”

This is probably the most absurd myth of all time and though it’s been cleared up for the most part, there are still a few who stubbornly feel the need to follow this “rule”. (ahem, you know who you are) This concept originated in the 1950’s when it was seen as inappropriate to wear white dress shoes after labor day-aka the fall and winter months. Somehow this evolved to clothes as well and now here we are, unable to wear out favorite white button up because it’s December.

Well ladies and gents, this is so not the case. You can wear any color you want all year round, it’s fabrics you need to pay close attention to. In fall in winter, stick with heavier fabrics such as wool, cashmere, velvet because well frankly it’s cold outside. Add texture to a white piece by layering scarves, chunky cardigans, and a great winter hat. The easiest way to wear white is to play with black and white pieces. You can never go wrong with a black and white outfit.

“FLORALS ARE ONLY FOR SPRING AND SUMMER”

Um, no. Florals are for all year round so don’t you worry. This pattern is super easy to incorporate into your fall and winter wardrobe, you just got to pick the darker florals. This means background colors like navy, grey, brown, black, purple etc.. My personal favorite is monochrome florals in shades of grey. This can add a fun pattern to an otherwise dull outfit but still sticks to the “fall color palette”.

Photos from thestylesample.com,  chicismo.com,  & themoptop.com