Summer trends are slowly fading; fall is approaching and with it comes an array of new trends. If you’re like most you are anxiously awaiting fall's romantic weather, eager to wrap yourself in colorful layers and stylish add ons. One of our favorite trends of the season, however, is the fierce fur bag statement seen at Miu Miu, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, and Marni among others. Sometimes it just seems like designers like to work together. Whether they come in a bright, colorful hue or something a little deeper they’re each just as furry and cozy, so don’t be surprised if catch yourself hugging your bag more than once.
Even though bold prints aren't exactly a new trend (they were all over Fall 2011 runways), designers have really made bold design shine this spring and summer, too! High-end designers, boutiques, and commercial stores have placed bold prints on their must-have lists this season, weaving intricate, geometric, origami, and animal inspired prints that decorate tops and bottoms into their spring and summer merchandise.
Bold prints have come out looking edgier and more chic this season than ever before. We’re taking more chances as shoppers, buying unique and stylish pieces and designers are feeding our frenzy by creating bolder, edgier, and abstract looks.
Want to shop ‘til you drop this weekend? Check out these great sales!
- All spring/summer clothing, shoes, and accessories are discounted at Zara's semiannual sale. Through 7/31. Various hours and locations.
- Hand-knit sweaters by Ideeen start at $10. Risto dresses start at $50 and tops start at $40. Sale ends 6/26. 325 W. 38th St., nr. Eighth Ave., Ste. 401; F (11-8), S (10-7).
- Merchandise from Gryphon, Deviated, Gar-de, Lulu Frost, and more is 40 to 80 percent off at Sucre. The Gryphon sequin skirts are $207 (originally $345), Deviated necklaces are $138 (originally $275), and Margarita Sapala dresses are $155 (originally $310). Sale ends 6/28. 357 Bleecker St., nr. Charles St. (212-352-1640); F-S (11-8), Su (noon-7), M (11-7).
- Graphic-print tees, tanks, crop tops and dresses are discounted at the Mary Meyer pop-up shop. Sale ends 6/27. Beside Shoe Market, 160 N. 6th St., nr. Bedford Ave.; S-Su (noon-7).
New York City is covered in snow, which leaves us with two choices: to haul out our boots and fur coats, or to download as many movies as possible and order takeout until the New Year. I actually chose to do both, and was quite surprised by the traffic I saw in the streets of Soho and West Village. In fact, remind me to email Marc Jacobs about the chaotic lines outside his Bleecker accessories store. Yet, I am delighted to see that so many people are shopping for fashion in such nasty weather. Nonetheless, the Joonbug crew had a little shopping of their own to do this past weekend. Friday was the evening to be downtown at the Shecky's Holiday Night Out event - a somewhat secretive traveling shopping event, filled with vendors and complimentarily cocktails. With such a massive crowd, I did two things instantly: I ran to the restroom to check my hair and then ran to the back to see if I could find Balmain at 99% off. Though I was fooled by the crowd, I was pleasantly pleased with the cute and delicate vendors; every one had its own personal story to what they were doing or selling. Items ranged from jewelry to graphic tees and from spa facials to Chi flat irons.