6 posts tagged "shopping"
My closet is littered with more than a few “dramatic exit” tops that I rarely wear. Regardless of how much I like them, they tend to leave me feeling too exposed to sport to the office. This one, however, from the Swedish label Altewaisaome, isn’t going to be getting dusty like the rest of my split-back shirts. With its generous boxy proportions, sharp lines, and V-back, it ticks all the boxes. Plus, it’s a perfect daytime counterpart to eveningwear’s latest leanings toward a more covered-up cool.
Altewaisaome Whiskey top, $399, Buy it now.
Attention, SoCal Style Filers: Erin Wasson is having a garage sale tomorrow at her boyfriend’s Venice Beach store Rogue Status. The designing model-muse is ridding herself of nearly a decade of fashion, including pieces from Balenciaga, Givenchy, Burberry, and Chanel and a sizable cache of Marc Jacobs (perhaps even the Spring 2002 look pictured here) from the days when Jacobs paid his girls in merch. “My style has gotten a lot simpler and now that I’m designing, I want to wear my own stuff,” explains Wasson, who promises that no price tag will exceed $100, with most hovering around the $20 mark. At any rate, it’s guilt-free shopping. Remember: Used clothes are the ultimate in eco-chic. All proceeds go to the Best Friends Animal Charity, which operates a sanctuary for abused and abandoned animals in Utah, where Wasson plans to drive post-sale to deliver the donation herself.
Erin’s Garage Sale: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 1720 Main St., Venice, Calif.
Fashion week notes from the legendary Parisian sound designer.
Apparently, this holiday season has some salespeople working extra hard to get that merch moving. In addition to hovering and offering unsolicited advice, there’s also dancing and singing going on. But does the hard sell help or hinder? I tend to believe that less is more. When I walk into a store and an overly enthusiastic salesperson doesn’t let me browse in peace, I walk out. In fact, there’s one boutique I used to frequent but no longer do because of a pushy owner who would goad me into plunking my already weary credit card down simply by repeating “That looks amazing on you” like some sort of magical retail mantra. And you could only return for a credit or exchange. Forbidden! But I suppose there’s a fine line between helpful and annoying—and every shopper’s tolerance level differs. What about you, Style Filers? How do you feel about pushy salespeople? How do you like to shop?