Monday, August 9, 2010

Strawberry for Stripes

I walked into Strawberry at Manhattan Mall last week and got stuck in a rack full of stripes. Strawberry got the merchandising right with this one, as it is impossible for a stripe lover to pass up a rack full of 20+ striped tops.

These two were favorites: bat wings and optical stripes. None of the below was over $26, and the tanks were around $15.

Stripes and a butterfly bow? Rosettes, layered stripes? Yes, it was striped madness in Strawberry. And the tiny black, vinyl-padded dressing room evoking a hybrid porno/insane asylum set didn't help.

I loved this last striped top because it came with a halter-string underpinning which makes it look like you've got your bathing suit on underneath.

And I'll end with the fabulous silver Madden oxfords, above. I just have one complaint about the shoe section at the newly renovated Strawberry in Manhattan Mall: I hate how the shoes are displayed on these standing racks, hanging off plastic hooks. I know it saves space but it make them all look really cheap. Yes, inexpensive shoes displayed cheaply annoys me. I'd like my marked-down, secondary line shoes to be sitting on something, please.

Strawberry Manhattan Mall, levels 1 & 2, 33rd & 6th Avenue


WendyB said...

I'm feeling bat wings!

Midtown Girl said...

You look so French Chic in stripes - love it!!

Intern Craig said...

You look so fabulous in glasses. I demand that you wear them more often.

Tricia said...

Yes, sir! I cannot ignore an Intern Craig demand.