THE SAMPLER
Spruce Up For Summer: NYC's Upcoming Sample Sales

What: Don’t miss out on Richard Chai’s sample sale including both women’s and men’s apparel! The sale will include his women’s collection, his women’s contemporary collection, Richard Chai-LOVE, as well as select men’s wear. Featured items will be flirty dresses, blouses, classic separates and select shirts and pants for men.

When: Now through Sunday, July 8th

Mon-Sat Noon-8 PM

Sunday Noon- 7 PM

TRENDTASTIC
Trending: Bold, Edgy & Abstract Prints


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.

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
CFDA Nominations Are In!

Wednesday night was the stellar CFDA nominations - right after Diane Von Furstenberg was re-elected another term for the organization - as some of New York's most popular young designers came out to celebrate at Diane's design studio for a cocktail gathering.

Some in attendance were: Alexander Wang, Prabal Gurung, Michael Kors and more.

AGNES B
Fashion Calendar: Monday, August 10th

8/10
Meet former New York Yankees player Bernie Williams, who will be available for autographs and photographs when he stops by JCPenney to celebrate the retailer's new Manhattan store. 100 W. 33rd St., at Broadway; 11–1.

8/10
Dresses, jackets, shoes, and more from Venexiana designer Kati Stern are 70 to 80 percent off. 335 W. 35th St., nr. Eighth Ave., eighth fl. (212-629-6868); F–M (10–7).

GO INTERNATIONAL
Tracy Feith Goes International...

Target’s 15th guest designer for Go International is Tracy Feith. The Texas native and avid surfer will bring an eclectic collection of about 60 styles and 15 original prints. Styles include shorts, swimsuits, tops, jackets, pants and dresses priced from $14.99 to $44.99 with the highest priced item in the line being a leather motorcycle jacket lined with a signature Tracy Feith print for $139.99. His color story uses lollypop red, Persian turquoise, seafoam green, neon orange, neon pink and Saturn lime and definitely has a beachy feel.

Other recent designers for Go International include Thakoon Panichgul, Jonathan Saunders, Richard Chai and Rogan Gregory. Tracy Feith’s Go International collection is set to hit stores May 17 and stay through June 27. You can find out more about the Go International line (currently featuring Thakoon) at www.target.com/go.

Go Tracy: Feith to Design for Target [WWD]