Get Your Shop On: NYC's Latest Boutique Openings

Undeniably Dapper Menswear

Attention all sartorially savvy dudes—J. Crew has opened a second dedicated menswear store in Tribeca. In response to popular demand at the first locale, the additional Ludlow Shop, named for the label’s signature Ludlow suits, focuses specifically on offering the handsome suiting for every style—nineteen versions to be exact. The store not only carries J. Crew’s signature line, but other products and brands as well. Shirting by Thomas Mason for J. Crew, fine shoes by Alden for J. Crew, and accessories from Drakes and Corgi all make for a well-rounded wardrobe. There are even personalized services including custom tailoring, monogramming, and complimentary couriers to be taken advantage of. Infused with the brand’s signature clean-cut style, the store’s interior design with throwback vintage details (think British music magazines, vinyl records, and vintage art books,) has been receiving praise. Complex dubs its décor as, “a mixture of laid-back elegance, classic masculinity, and an old-world tailor shop feel.” A trusted brand, affordable price points, and cool atmosphere—we think this new menswear hunt has all the ingredients for a flawless shopping experience.

NY Fashion Week F/W 2012 Recap

Coming off Fashion Week we are both exhilarated and exhausted. What a huge season, not only for the designers, but for us! We worked around the clock, resulting in our biggest, most extensive fashion week ever. We covered a combined total of nearly 100 runway shows and parties over the course of the week. We also attended the Fashion 2.0 Awards,'s Bloggers Brunch, Elle & Style360's Accessory Lounge, and CFDA's IMPACT exhibit. If you're wondering if we've slept, the answer is "No!" In addition to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, we also covered NOLCHA, also known as Independent Fashion Week. There we discovered standout, lesser known designers who have been flying under the radar; including Danilo Gabrielli, Vassilis Zoulias, and JetSet Collective.

Yigal Azrouel's Fashion Week Fete at the Gramercy Park Hotel

The crowd reflected the hotel's upscale, sophisticated vibe. Notable attendees included Yigal Azrouel (obviously!), Waris Ahluwalia, Zelda Williams, Lauren Remington Platt, Claiborne Swanson Frank, Lynn Collins, Steven Strait, Sara Brajovic, Valerie Boster, Sarah Howard, Lisa Marie Fernandez, Hayley Bloomingdale, Matthew Chevallard, John Demsey, Jaime Johnson, Antoine Verglas, Polina Proshkina, and Kathryn Neale.

Happy Fashion Week!

If your day has been anything like ours, it has been a mashup of exciting, overwhelming, exhausting, inspiring, climactic, and did we mention exciting? With Fashion Week in full swing, we've hardly taken a moment to breathe, let alone eat lunch. (Those Fiber One bars being given out in the tent don't count!) In the past 24 hours we've covered Kaelen, Honor, Duckie Brown, Obakki, Steven Allan, Hyden Yoo, Rachel Comey, and Tadashi Shoji, just to name a few. We also attended the Fashion 2.0 Awards with host Robert Verdi.

The other half of our staff is at Nolcha (Independent Fashion Week) covering a long list of upcoming, independent designers. This, of course, is all leading up to the daily finale: the parties! After parties we'll be attending include Refinery29, Joseph Abboud, Gemma Kahng, Hudson & SCOOP NYC Party, Yigal Azrouel's Fashion Week Fete, Style360, and more. So, check Glam Damn It regularly for up-to-date coverage and keep up with us on Facebook. To get a live look of the shows, follow the official Live From the Runway video feed on Youtube. Also, be sure to peruse our New York Fashion Week Party Tracker for events and parties all fashionistas are invited to!

Happy Fashion Week!

Scoop Warehouse Sale is Back!

This just in – Scoop’s Warehouse Sale is back! Seriously marked down goods from August are available for your second opportunity to take advantage. An additional 50% off of already marked down merchandise have us dubbing these as “Killer Deals!” According to Racked NY, here is a sneak peek at what is still ripe for the picking at Scoop.

Found in women’s apparel: a Smythe trench coat, $159.50 (from $650); a Maison Martin Margiela trench coat for $344.50 (from $1730); Rag & Bone sleeveless trench dresses for $99.50 (from $395), and an MM6 Maison Martin Margiela bodycon knit dress with a stringy strap neckline for $159.50 (from $535). All of these are still lingering with season-less summer dresses, maxi dresses, select separates, a few swim pieces and miscellaneous belts and bags. Also, great deals on women’s shoes: gray Camilla Skovgaard gladiator heeled sandals for $199.50 (from $560) and tan leather faux-sequined Maison Martin Margiela heeled sandals for $259.50 (from $1295).

Fashion + Weather = Feather Report

Melisa Russo is founder and head stylist of Feather Report, an iPhone app and fashion blog that offer daily forecasts and style suggestions to women across the country. If you've ever checked the forecast and wished the weatherman would just tell you what to wear, Feather Report is for you. Launched in January 2009 to a New York City readership, quickly grew to include a nationwide fan base. Realizing the potential for a weather-based fashion application, Melisa connected with Medl Mobile to discuss plans for an iPhone application that would take Feather Report to the next level. In September 2009, the Feather Report iPhone app, which delivers your daily weather forecast along with a customized outfit suggestion, was born. You can search for outfits based on your body type, weather, and occasion; shop items directly from your phone; and get forecasts for any city across the country. So, let's say you're a Curvy Cathy heading to Happy Hour and Baby, It's Cold Outside. Feather Report serves up five outfits that match your criteria. You'll even get an umbrella alert if the forecast calls for rain or snow. It's like a stylist in your pocket.

Designers Carry On

Life isn't just about Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone on vacation. There are actually other people and things going on in fashion - believe it or not. For instance, the stud muffin Yigal Azrouel going surfing in Costa Rica - hmm, I wonder if he's still cheating with Billy Joel's ex-wife? Or, the ever so delightful Behnaz Sarafpour, taking on India and elephant rides with primary colored cloths. Whatever satisfaction the warmer climates bring our creative souls on holiday, we hope they bring us even warmer collections for fashion week - to put it simply, it's cold in this city of dreams.

Best Fashion Moments of 2009

MObama Shows Off - Amusingly, the First Lady became au fait with an overabundance of American Designers - distinctively, Jason Wu for the Inaugural Ball and the cover of Vogue. Work girlfriend!

Oliver vs. Nina Ricci - Following a season of hypothesized buzz, Nina Ricci and designer, Oliver Theyskens, divided. This left Theyskens out of a job and Nina Ricci to, well, Peter Dundas.

Fashion Week Packs Up - Mayor Bloomberg declared the ending of girls walking the Bryant Park pavements in their Nicolas Kirkwoods, with a fresh start beginning at Lincoln Center next fall. Boo!

Boutique Rundown: Yigal Azrouel

Yigal Azrouel
Meatpacking District
408 W. 14th Street
(near 9th Avenue)
New York, NY 10014
(212) 929-7525

Walking into the Yigal Azrouel flagship store on 14th Street in the Meatpacking District, shoppers are instantly drawn to the racks of garments attached to the wall filled with colors and patterns made of lace and silk. Instantly you come to the conclusion that Azrouel designs clothes to make women look classy, to make them stand out. The clothes, including tops, bottoms and sweaters, look unique and one of a kind, with small accents that add to the merchandise, not overwhelm them. Yigal doesn’t stick to one palette but rather explores with a variety of fabrics and patterns. The clothes stay business casual: sexy enough for the club, elegant enough for work.