Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Best 34th Street Gifts, Day Two: Macy's Herald Square

Call me commercial, but there is nothing like being in a busy department store the week before Christmas. And while there are endless gift possibilities to be found in Macy's Herald Square, today I'm focusing on one particular department: the new Alternative Apparel boutique on my beloved 2nd floor.

Wrap! I wore this upside down all day yesterday and that was cute too.

I want a stocking full of rolled up Alternative burnout T-tunics. They are long, they are soft, sexy (it's the cut and fit), and they are the perfect for layering. And did I say they are long? I can't abide a T that rides up when I sit down. I also can't abide yanking my T-shirt down all day long. Below are more perfectly cut, soft-cottoned, well-cut Alternative items: a cowl neck top, striped shirt, and the striated wrap.

Did I mention the sleeves in these are long? Love a long sleeve.Yes, I'm into long.

Look closely at the rings....

This dress, above, is fantastic. I've been wearing just about anything on top of it with leggings and boots. And in the summer I'll let it all hang. No, not really because the top of the dress is sheer, so do one of Alternative's really soft tank tops underneath. That are, yes, really long.

But definitely get her (or him, or yourself) one of Alternative's zip-up sweatshirts, because they're so comfortable you're going to want to loll around in one all Christmas Day. I consider mine "dressy" gym gear, but I'd wear it to the office with a dress, too.

And click! Don't hate on me, just go get some of your own. NYC is not currently available, (Update:  NYC is currently available! Email wendy at wbjewelry at hotmail.com for more info) but you can get the F@#! or OMG rings, and donate to a good cause, too.

And a perfect Alternative accessory? The Wendy Brandes NYC rings bought during her Kickstarter campaign. I tried really hard to pose sans "fist in face," but I'll have to work on that. When one's husband begrudgingly takes photos for you while watching football on the couch and the lighting sucks, one must be happy with the above.

Many thanks to Jarod from Alternative who sent me along these items after I worked with them at their Macy's boutique opening. Really, he has just made an Alternative fan for life.

Macy's Herald Square, 151 W. 34th Street btwn Broadway & 7th



Alternative is one of my absolute faves! I don't blame you for wanting a tunic in every color! I have worn my AA tees to death! xo

WendyB said...

NYC is available! It's not on the site due to technical reasons but peeps can email me at wbjewelry at hotmail dot com!

Anonymous said...

I ADORE the NYC rings!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Gah! You are adorable - I love your hair! I have heard SO many phenomenal things about Alternative Apparel, but have never tried their stuff myself. I really need to pick a few things up!! :)

Herald Towers said...

I can't even begin to tell you how much I love your blog! It's so great to have a spotlight on all of the great fashion spotting in Herald Square. There's so much fabulous shopping in the area that I'm glad it hasn't gone unnoticed.