Say hello to Mara Hoffman’s 2013 Fall Collection! One of our favorites? Absolutely (not that we’re that surprised). Vibrant prints and bold colors were the name of the game for Mara’s latest collection. From geometric shapes to printed separates, we can’t wait for these pieces to hit the stores.
(Images via Style.com)
Recently we discovered the fabulous Luxury Garage Sale, founded by bestfriends Brielle Buchberg and Lindsay Segal. The two friends founded the company after attempting to warehouse their excess belongings and then decided to sell the unwanted items on E-bay. With the motto, “Who says spring cleanning only happens in the spring,” the girls have developed a strong following helping others reduce clutter no matter what the season. LGS specializes in selling new and gently used contemporary and designer clothing, artwork, collectibles, and home good items. The girls authenticate, research, price, and photograph merchandise. Best part about the service is that you don’t even have to leave your house and it costs nothing upfront. LGS keeps 35 percent of the final sale price and doesn’t charge if the item doesn’t sell. The item can then either be returned or donated to charity. The girls have been featured across numerous major media outlets including Refinery 29, Time Out Chicago, Lucky Magazine, and Daily Candy Chicago.
Wednesday night, we were invited to attend Tory Burch’s first exclusive runway show (second ever) here in Chicago at the Field Museum. We had a great time rubbing elbows with friends, both old and new, and DJ Cassidy had us bumpin to some of our favorite tunes. The mood overall was fabulous and we must say, TB did not disappoint. Her 2012 Spring collection is nothing short of divine with bold colors and prints to satisfy anyone’s color craving after a long winter. Below are some of our favorite pieces from the collection. For more behind-the-scenes looks and pictures from Wednesday night be sure to check out our Tory pinboard! Enjoy! - GOLP
The infamous New York luxury retailer, Henri Bendel, will be re-opening it’s doors in Chicago this week after a 13 year hiatus. HB will now be conveniently located in Water Tower Place on the Magnificent Mile. Just in time for holiday shopping, Chicagoans will be able to stock up on one-of-a-kind accessories including pieces from Bendel’s chic line of jewelry.
To celebrate it’s return, Bendel’s will be having an official opening party on Friday, November 18th complete with champagne, photobooth fun and a gift with purchase. Talk about an early Christmas gift, Chicago. We hope to see you all there! - GOLP
During Breast Cancer Awareness month, Prettycity.com is partnering up with BrightPink to bring the 6th annual Pretty in Pink program to Chicago. Many of your favorite spa, salon and wellness spots all over the city will be offering select services for just $31 during the month of October. With each fabulous service purchased, a donation will be made to Bright Pink. We’ll definitely be booking the European Facial at The Spa on Oak which would normally set us back $85. Talk about a deal that is too good to pass up!
To browse $31 dollar Pretty in Pink specials and locations, you can sign in here.
As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and an organization that is near and dear to our heart, Bright Pink, will be hosting a fundraiser on October 20th at Saks on Michigan Ave. The event includes a silent auction, fashion show, and guest djs sponsored by Gilt City. Your ticket and/or donation will include Grey Goose vodka drinks and Bicardi Spirits. In addition, there will be wine and food supplied by Rockit, Lillie’s Q, Foiled Cupcakes, Elate, Union Sushi, and more. The ticket also includes an afterparty at Underground. And who doesn’t love a good night at Underground?
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://vipinkchicago.eventbrite.com/
24 hours until the Chicago flagship store opens! Let the countdown begin…
Alright fellas, this one is for you. We all know that many the average man hates the traditional shopping process. Whether it is the long lines or the overwhelming stacks and racks of clothes, us girls will never be sure why shopping doesn’t work for some men. Let’s be honest, guys are either A. dragged along by their girlfriends who are determined to get rid of their raggedy jeans or B. guys will randomly pick up a select few items when needed. Keyword “needed.”
Now insert Trunk Club.
Locally based and founded out of Chicago, Trunk Club looks to “create a better way for guys to discover great clothes and build awesome wardrobes.” It is really quite genius. All guys have to do is create an account, build a profile online, and TC will send a trunk with carefully hand picked clothing recommendations based on profile and size.
Don’t like what you receive? No problem, no costs associated with the service. Only pay for what you like. Prices are similar to upscale department stores. Shirts range from $100-$250 and denim from $175-$200.
(photos via trunk club)
Comfort Me located at 651 W. Armitage is a new must stop shop in LP that recently opened by a mother-daughter trio this past June. The idea of the shop came from Melanie - the mother of the trio - who is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist whose passion and job is to promote comfort, health and connection. The goal of Comfort Me is to provide a one-stop shop with wonderful items of comfort for the mind and body. With a definite Anthropologie feel, no doubt this will be one of our new favorite stops on Armitage.
What you can find: unique and vintage jewelry, home and garden furnishings including lovely flea market finds, women’s apparel and sleapwear in luxurious and soft fabrics, and lastly, fine teas, chocolate and gifts for any occasion. As the girls on their Facebook page say, “Stop in and enjoy the true meaning of retail therapy.” @ComfortMe
In honor of Lollapalooza and it’s 20th anniversary, we have put together our 2011 Lollapalooza playlist to prepare us for the weekend in Grant Park. Who’s everyone excited to see?
1. Helena Beat - Foster the People
2. Fix You - Coldplay
3. Uprising - Muse
4. Who Knows Who Cares - Local Natives
5. The Cave - Mumford & Sons
6. Ghosts and Stuff - Deadmau5
7. When the Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys
8. If You Wanna - The Vaccines
9. Hang Me Up To Dry - Cold War Kids
Last but not least, our man 10. Cee Lo - F**k You
We are happy to see Vogue’s Richard Alleman featuring Chicago as destination of the month. The article featured on Vouge.com covers Lollapalooza (coming up this weekend), local bites and the unique architecture of the city. Below is a snippet of the article but you can find the full article here.
Rock of Ages
Celebrating its twentieth anniversary, Lollapalooza, now based in Chicago, takes over the city’s downtown Grant Park for three days (from August 5 to 7) of rock, rap, hip-hop, electronica, and avant-garde music. Among the 130 bands set to perform on eight stages, the headliners include Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Muse, My Morning Jacket, deadmau5, A Perfect Circle, and Arctic Monkeys. Chicago star chef Graham Elliot will oversee the festival’s Chow Town food court, serving Chicago specialties like his signature lobster corn dog; lollapalooza.com.
The Third Coast
On a muggy summer’s day, Chicago has the sultry feel of a big beach town. Sporting an ocean-size lakefront, the city has numerous pristine stretches of white sands. Not quite Rio, the most popular of these urban beaches is Oak Street Beach, which is a two-minute walk under a tunnel from Cartier on the posh Magnificent Mile. If you don’t want to swim or sunbathe, soak up the scene with a drink or snack under an umbrella at the adjacent café.
Via - Richard Alleman: Vogue