It’s In The Bag For Lindsay

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Lindsay Lohan’s fashion line, 6126 LLC, has expanded into handbag territory.

Called the 6126 Handbag Collection, it packs a hefty design team led by Paz Shaked Wolf, former handbag designer for Tarina Tarantino and Dolce & Gabbana.  Lindsay Lohan will sit on the team as Creative Director and according to a 6126 release today, “will continue to be extremely hands-on in all aspects of the design and production of 6126.”

The collection launches Holiday 2010 and will retail at $165-$395. It will be sold alongside 6126 apparel and will target Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales and other high-end specialty boutiques worldwide.

For Spring 2011, 7286–a seemingly more affordable version of the 6126  line, inspired by Marilyn Monroe–will launch at Dillard’s department stores across America. The handbag collection for the diffusion brand, named after Lindsay’s birthday, will retail at $168 and under.

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Brighten Up Spring Time!

Temperatures hit a high today to confirm that spring is on its way.

And with spring, comes spring trends, which, this year, happen to be bright–again!

One thing putting in an appearance is neon-colored timepieces.

Check out this fab five I pulled from $7 to $198.


DKNY Jelly Watch @ Dillard’s: $85

Juicy Couture HRH Jelly Watch @ Neiman Marcus: $198

Forever 21 Digi Watch: $7

La Mer Collections Silver Round Watch @ Singer22:  $80

Nixon Neon Blue Vega Watch @ Asos: $89

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Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman Feed America

It’s always pretty cool when swanky retailers do their part to help make the world a better place.

Neiman Marcus stores and Bergdorf Goodman are great examples this week.

They’re helping Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, raise funds to feed those who need food most.

The stores will do this through “The Good Event” Thursday, April 30 through Saturday, May 2.

How can you help?
Simply head in to Neiman Marcus customers and purchase a $40 non-transferable donation card in the Contemporary Sportswear, Sport Shop, Dress Collections and Men’s Contemporary Sportswear departments.

You will receive a 30 percent discount on full-priced merchandise in these select areas.

Bergdorf Goodman will also provide a 30 percent discount off full-priced merchandise in their 5F contemporary department.

100% of your $40 donation will support the Feeding America network with the majority of the funds going toward the stores’ area member food bank; the remainder will support national programs.

American Apparel Reports Gains in Spite of Recession!!

Some of the big players in the fashion retail industry are getting screwed by the recession.

  • Nordstrom reported that holiday sales dipped 8.0 percent compared to last year.
  • Neiman Marcus is reporting decreases of 31.2 percent in the five-week holiday period compared to 2008.
  • Macy’s, Inc. reported a 4.7 percent drop for this holiday season compared with the five weeks ended Jan. 5, 2008.
  • Gap Inc. reported a 12 percent decrease compared with last year.

But get this.

American Apparel reported that for the month of December 2008, sales for stores open for more than twelve months increased 3% over the year ago period, “on a constant currency basis.”

For the month of December 2007, comparable store sales increased 37%. There were 162 stores in the sales comparison for December 2008.

Makes you go hmmm…