Nordstrom Launches Twilight Fashion and Jewelry Collection

News broke today the Nordstrom has cooked up a pretty interesting partnership.

The store will launch a fashion and jewelry collection inspired by the highly anticipated Nov. 20 release of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon.”

That’s the followup to “Twilight,” which had some fashion-loving folk running around trying to find this jacket by BB Dakota, which was featured in the film.

We’re told that Nordstrom’s movie-inspired collection will be available at nordstrom.com/newmoon beginning Oct. 1 and in the BP. department at Nordstrom stores beginning Oct. 15.

Expect fitted screened T-shirts, tanks and hoodies that reflect the mood and spirit of the film. Apparently, there’ll be T-shirts featuring film-related lines such as “Bet You Can’t Read My Mind” and imagery such as “Forks High School Phys. Ed. Dept.” and the tattoo design worn by the werewolf pack.

Price points? $32 to $58.

The jewelry will be silver and gold-plated and will include necklaces, bracelets, earrings and key fobs. “I love Edward” and “I love Jacob” heart pendants hang from chains, and bracelets and key fobs feature film-related charms including Bella’s truck, Jacob’s motorcycle, vampire family crests, a moon, wolf and feather.

Summer Trend Alert :: The Romper

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The romper bursts on to the trend list this season with its versatility for night and day looks.

Pair with gladiators and bold accessories for an extra pop.
Featured : Bellatrix silk floral print romper, in ink floral. $98, available in select Nordstrom stores and online at nordstrom.com.

All About The T-Shirt This May!

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Anna Sui and Koi Suwannagate are making May exciting at Nordstrom.

The two designers have designed a limited-edition T-shirt collection to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage.

It’ll be available exclusively at 15 Nordstrom stores and online from May 1.

Each T-shirt’s $60, with proceeds benefiting the scholarship program of OCA, a national organization dedicated to serving Asian Pacific Americans. They provide assistance to students in achieving their dream of a higher education.

Go get your T-shirt!

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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…

You Can’t Stop LC

In the midst of all the chatter her Emmys designing gig has caused, Lauren Conrad is staying busy.

The celebrity designer will celebrate her Orange County homecoming as she kicks off the first-ever Style Week Orange County™.

It takes place September 8 through 13.

Conrad will debut her fall collection while kicking off Style Week Orange County with a runway show on September 8 at Irvine Spectrum Center.

That’s just a few miles from where she grew up in Laguna Beach.

Her line is carried at Nordstrom at Irvine Spectrum Center.

In addition, Nordstrom, Macys and H&M will join iconic Orange County surf brands Hurley and Roxy for the week of fashion shows and in-store events.