Fancy This: The Chic New Shopper's Tab

The shoppable version of Pinterest has taken their company to a whole new level with their newest addition of the “buy now” tab. This little green button they have so slyly created is for the use of independent bloggers to integrate into their sites where it allows readers to purchase the products featured on the blogs without leaving their page --Fancy that!

The Fancy partnered with the Independent Fashion Bloggers Network for their launch, which will be beneficial to them as it is home to over 40,000 writers. Though most of the blogger bunch in the network are small style bloggers that use their site as a hobby and have a small readership, Taylor Davies, TechCrunch’s IFB Editor, explained that she thinks this simple addition of the shopping tab could potentially be “the next step in how we, as blog consumers, shop and purchase things we like and see” (racked).

Steals + Deals: Upcoming Summer Sales

WHAT: Get amazing deals at this summer sample sale with items up to 60% off! Collections included in the sale will be holiday/resort and spring/summer 2012!

WHEN: Now through Tuesday, July 31st

Mondays-Saturdays 11 AM- 7 PM

Sundays Noon-6 PM

WHERE: 8408 Melrose Pl. (see map)

A Beautiful Bargain: Upcoming Summer Sample Sales

WHAT: Apparel by Splendid, Joie, Rebecca Taylor, and Autumn cashmere will be included in this sample sale where shoppers will receive discounted prices on pieces that are up to 75% off!

WHEN: Wednesday, July 18th 8 AM-8 PM

WHERE: 1249 3rd Ave (see map)

WHAT: Shop the chic designs of Yansi Fugel at her summer stock sample sale and receive up to 80% off designer pieces.

5 Spots to Get Your Shop On in the Hamptons

TIINA the Store
Euro-Chic Décor & Apparel

Brand new to Main Street Hamptons is TIINA the Store. Opened in late May by Tiina Laakkonen who, as far as storeowners go, has some great credentials. The Finland native has modeled for William Klein, worked as an assistant to Karl Lagerfeld, and styled at top fashion publications like T Magazine. Her love for high fashion in everything from home accessories to ready-to-wear has led her to open the eponymous boutique. Inspired by decorating her recently built “dream home,” the store will carry many of her favorite European wares. Vintage Marimekko quilts, Dosa rugs, and Finnish designed wallpapers will be available alongside Ten Thousand Things jewelry, Ancient Greek Sandals, and Save the C handbags. TIINA is a one-stop-shop to fashionably outfit yourself and your home.

Cheap + Chic: Our Favorite Carryall Bags Under $100

As women, we naturally like to have everything we’ll need for the day at the tips of our fingers. Thus, we continuously pull a Mary Poppins by carrying everything from makeup, to work essentials, to accessories and more in our handbags so we can be prepared for whatever the day brings us! As the middle of summer arrives, the best deals are hitting the department stores and now is the time to go a-shoppin’! We’ve combed through the many, many big bags out there right now to bring to you our top 7 favorite carryall bags that can bring you from the workday, to a night out, and the best part? They are budget friendly! Who ever said being a bag lady was a bad thing? Find our favorite stylish big bags below!

Save the Date: Store Openings You Won't Want to Miss

Tom Ford Outlet store

Tom Ford’s first ever outlet store will be opening up just one hour north of the city at the infamous Woodbury Commons. Get your shopping fix with some amazing designer duds at discounted prices!

When: July 7th

Where: Woodsbury Commons, 498 Red Apple Court, Central Valley (see map)

Mad about Madison: Summer Sales Take Over the Avenue

June marks the start of endless summer sales from all of our favorite designers. Usually lasting well in July, these designer sales are the latest to open their doors to the public for great deals on spring/summer season merchandise. Head over to Madison Avenue this weekend to score big and get all your summer wants for a fraction of the cost!

While Celine bags are a wardrobe staple for any season, ready to wear is the main draw for the brand’s summer sale. Apparel is discounted 40% off and, although luggage totes will not be included, other current season handbags will marked down 30%.
870 Madison Avenue (at 71st Street); 212-535-3703

Boutique of the Week: Town Shop

There are countless lingerie shops in Manhattan, but there aren’t many like Town Shop on the Upper West Side. Now, we’re going to go out on a limb and guess that most of you haven’t been properly fitted for a bra. In fact, statistics say that 75–80% of women wear an incorrect bra size.

If you feel that you could use some support, look no further than Town Shop, where you will be met by eager saleswomen with measuring tape in-hand. Their mission is to get you into an undergarment that will not only fit you accurately, but actually help you look your best in your clothes.

Saks Unveils 3.1 Phillip Lim 'Shop-in-Shop'

As a part of Saks' contemporary-wear expansion, the storied NYC flagship formally opened the first 3.1 Phillip Lim “shop-in-shop” with an exclusive launch party Wednesday night.

Nestled on the store’s fifth floor, the 825 square foot space will play host exclusively to the 3.1 Phillip Lim brand. Known for its hip, modern aesthetic, the brand’s space is a welcome addition to the floor which also houses other in-demand contemporary brand’s as Rag and Bone, Vince and Alice + Olivia. Saks’ expansion within this division of women’s apparel was a strategic move, as this area has experienced a boom within recent years and continues to steadily drive sales within the industry. WWD reports that women’s apparel saw over $1.05 billion dollars in sales fin 2011 at Saks, which is over a third of the company’s entire sales volume and the area which represents the store’s largest portion of revenue.

Shop-sessed: 5 'Hoods, 5 New Boutiques

We are biting our nails in anticipation as we wait for these 5 fab new boutiques to open up! From the Meatpacking district, to the Upper East Side, back down to Nolita and Soho, find a boutique opening in your 'hood this summer. And save those pennies, you're going to need them for all the shopping you'll be doing!

OWEN- Meat Packing District- 809 Washington St.

Owen is a a men’s and women’s boutique that will be opening in the ulta-chic Meat Packing district in May. The boutique will feature emerging designers as well as those already established, with great stylish and contemporary looks. Just a few of the designers that the store will include: Sass & Bride, Cut 25, Nicholas K, and Cheap Monday.