Friday, June 28, 2013

34th Street Weekend Picks: Home Goods, Hats, and More

ruby and jenna pop-up

Go to ruby and jenna today because it's the last day in their pop-up space on Broadway, and everything is 50%-70% off! Here's what's left: jeans, tanks, shirts, some dresses, some underpinnings, and a small selection of accessories.  1293 Broadway between 33rd & 34th

Jeans are B1G1 50% off! Love the cropped, distressed style for summer, below. Also, already reduced items, like the grey top below, left, are an additional 40% off.  Manhattan Mall level one, 33rd & Sixth Avenue; 7 West 34th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues

There are two Lids in the 34th Street district, and both are having a buy one, get one 1/2 off sale on their caps through July 4th. Also, their sunglasses are on sale.  Manhattan Mall level one, 33rd Street and Broadway; 1293 Broadway just south of 34th Street

Home sale! Get 20%-40% off select home items, including luggage, furniture, and mattresses. If you've signed up for their mobile updates look for an extra 10% off coupon code.  Manhattan Mall lower levels 1 & 2, 33rd Street & 6th Avenue

Their 4th of July sale is on! Lingerie, tanks, shoes and more are on sale in the Manhattan Mall and 34th Street stores.  Manhattan Mall levels 1 & 2, 33rd Street and 6th Avenue; 14 West 34th Street just west of Fifth Avenue

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Ruby and Jenna Pop-Up: Last Day is Tomorrow!

Try to get to the ruby and jenna pop-up today or tomorrow, because tomorrow is their last day at 1293 Broadway, and everything is 40%-70% off! Sad to see them go, but perhaps they'll return to 34th Street someday? Their trendy, junior-skewing merchandise is a perfect fit for 34th Street.

ruby and jenna pop-up
1293 Broadway just south of 34th Street in Herald Center

Just In: Old Navy Picks on 34th Street

First up: straw hats. I can have enough straw hats in the summer for sun protection (face and hair), because I always seem to leave them behind. So I prefer to have one in the car, at work, and on the hallway bureau; basically, in my face wherever I go so I don't forget to wear a hat. 

I'm partial to the darker brown styles, and anything with a band on it.

Warning: the above is not a skirt, but a maxi dress. Bonus, it has pockets. I thought this wall looked so cute with the black and white and the denim jackets. 

Old Navy
150 West 34th Street

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Must Shop Now: Route 66 Tops

More 34th Street Kmart this week, because the Route 66 is like an addiction with me. Kudos to the Kmart design team that consistently hits the mark with this adorable line.

The above two are my favorite tops in store now (left $13.99, right $13.99). But there's also tons of cute, summery tanks like these two below (left $11.89 , right $11.89):

And I have to give a shout out to the Attention shorts I spotted, shown below.

 They're a deal at $12.59.

250 West 34th Street just west of Seventh Avenue

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

West End Shoes: The Selena Gomez Dream Out Loud Sandals

Kmart is one of the original pioneers on the West End of 34th Street, but I always forget to visit their shoe department (probably because I get immediately waylaid by the Route 66). The other week, while checking out shoe stores across the street, I remembered to peruse the Kmart shoes. And happily discovered the adorableness of Selena Gomez's Dream Out Loud sandals.

Cute, cute gladiators for $16.99.

Scarf print sandals, so resort.

A great little beaded sandal for $14.99 (I crossed out the B1G1 sale as I can't confirm it's still on! ).

 Impressive, right?!

250 West 34th Street between 7th & 8th Avenues

Monday, June 24, 2013

West End Shoes: DSW 34th Street

There's a lot of shoes going on in what I like to call the new West End of 34th Street, aka 34th between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. First to enter the lists was the Queen of West End shoes: DSW. Later came Payless, and then Footaction, but DSW regularly lures me westward with their designer shoe selection. Recently the Kurt Geigers were making me drool.

This mod-ish white sandal was seriously tempting me to break out the Amex.

The 34th Street DSW is full of designers, including a nice selection of Manolo Blahniks, Alaia Paris (really sexy heels in addition to the flats online), and Bottega Venetas, below.

When the store first opened, I wasn't as pleased with the designer shoe selection, but in 2013 I happily now cannot complain. Although looking back, how could I bitch with those gorgeous House of Harlow wedge booties up for grabs?!

213 West 34th Street just west of Seventh Avenue

Friday, June 21, 2013

34th Street Weekend Picks: Summer Sales!

Need we say more? This sale started today, get there soon as items go fast!  39 West 34th Street, just east of Sixth Avenue

Old Navy
Tomorrow only, "sunshine" dresses are only $8! This is in-store only, so after hitting up Zara, run down the street to Old Navy.  150 West 34th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues

Banana Republic
Up to 50% off tons of styles.  17 West 34th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues

Dresses from $10, tops from $5, and shorts from $7. Super summer stock-up opportunities available at the Herald Square and Penn Station stores! 435 Seventh Avenue at 34th Street, and 47 West 34th Street just east of Sixth Avenue

Foot Locker
Get your guy some kicks for less. Find select shoes on sale at the wall to the right as you enter the 34th Street store.  112 West 34th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues

Their sandal sale is on! Check out their huge selection of sandals on sale for 30% - 40% off.  140 West 34th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Retro Van Halen at Forever 21

I have a thing against retro band T's, because the concert T was such a badge of honor that it was totally poseur to wear one if you didn't go to the show. And back in the day, no one wore a band T that wasn't bought at a concert. But, as what usually happens with all #GrannyThinking, one day a girl walks into Forever 21 on 34th Street and goes Uh-oh!

I am so tempted to go against my Retro Band T Ban. So tempted. And yes, I once attended a Van Halen concert, although it was with Sammy Hagar so it doesn't really count. But I saw David Lee Roth too, so that almost makes for a complete Van Halen experience, right?! Unless you're a hardcore Van Halen fan, and then it's not even close. So many rules in the rock fan world!

Forever 21
50 West 34th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Summer Looks at WHO.A.U

WHO.A.U always impresses me with their selection and quality. Yes, this is a junior store, but those of us over 25 should stop by on occasion for their denim jackets, great tops, and sales racks in the back for basic sweatshirts and T's. Also, I tried on some of their dresses last week and was pleasantly surprised. How cute is this entire WHO.A.U look for a summer weekend? 

22 West 34th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Twinkle Toes at Famous Footwear

Yes, often now I go straight for the girl's shoe section before I browse for myself.  Last week I spotted these at Famous Footwear on 34th Street.

That's three layers of flower frills. Can you stand it? Touch of Nina girls sandals, now $29.99.  

And then these happened. If you're not satisfied with pink bows, there's also sequin studs and sparkly stuff. There are tons of cute Skechers for girls at Famous Footwear. I'm sorry, boys, there is nothing that tops shoes like these in any shoe department anywhere in the world, because boy shoes are brown, black, or blue, and always boring! 

Famous Footwear
250 West 34th Street between 7th & 8th Avenues

Friday, June 14, 2013

34th Street Weekend Picks: Father's Day and More!

Uniqlo, Levi's, & Geox 
Last minute Father's Day shopping? Hit up some sales on 34th Street. Uniqlo has specials for Dad, Levi's has 50% off select items, Old Navy has up to 40% off everything for guys, and Geox has up to 50% off select items.

30% off shorts, 30% off dresses, and buy one get one 50% off tanks. I adore WHO.A.U and really wish I could fit into their tiny, tiny shorts. I think.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Forever 21 34th St: Black & White & New All Over

Well, it's new all over on the second floor. If you haven't shopped Forever 21 on 34th Street in a while, you're in for a big surprise: this store is now so much easier to shop. First, there's all the really pretty displays featuring the latest trends, like black and white.

Then there's the section where GapKids and babyGap used to be, on the second floor of Herald Towers overlooking Broadway (Gap and Forever 21 are in the same building). Now it's all Forever 21 with light coming through the windows. Lovely!

Remember what the old accessories department looked like in Forever 21 on 34th Street? This is a HUGE upgrade. Also, there's a beauty section.

Again, remember what the old checkout lines looked like? Now you can browse merchandise while waiting to check out, just like at Sephora ;)

A huge improvement on 34th Street. Of course, I was there at 9am this morning which accounts for the lack of line at the dressing rooms and checkout. I highly recommend an early morning trip; Forever 21 is open at 8am on 34th Street, so you can stop by on your way to work.

Forever 21
Herald Towers, 50 West 34th Street just east of Sixth Avenue

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Bryant Park for Father's Day

Is your dad a big fan of our sister company, Bryant Park? We have the perfect gift for him.

The "Park Fan" package includes the Bryant Park T-shirt, ping pong balls, and baseball cap. Or we've got the de-luxe "Park Dad" package with the Bryant Park Klean Kanteen, baseball cap, ping pong balls, and our new Film Festival blanket. Visit the online shop to purchase, and if you're in NYC you can select local pickup when checking out and save on shipping. 

Want the full-on Bryant Park Dad experience? Take him to Southwest Porch for cold drinks and bites hot off their grill, then visit the new Bryant Park putting green. Perfection, yes? Happy Father's Day to all you dads! 

Both located at the southwest corner of the park. Enter at 41st & Sixth Avenue or 40th just east of Sixth.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Desigual by Lacroix: The Pants, Etc.

I usually fall madly in love with at least one Desigual by Lacroix piece per season, and this year it's these pants. Adore, want, need. 

Desigual by Lacroix pants $154; white jacket $219

This crazy fun jacket runs a close second. 

Desigual by Lacroix jacket $169

If you're dying to buy my macrame shell necklace, you are out of luck. This was a birthday present from my three year old, so until she's got an Etsy store you'll have to go get your own DIY macrame shell necklace kit ;)

358 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street