Friday, August 30, 2013

34th Street Labor Day Weekend Picks: Storewide Sales and More!

Old Navy
30% off the entire store through the weekend (click here for details), and 40% off adult Famous Jeans (in-stores only for the jeans!).

Vince Camuto
Final clearance reductions at the 34th Street store through September 2nd! There's a rack of cute sandals and flats, and pretty Signature shoes on sale in the back of the 34th Street boutique (pictured).

Campus essentials hoodies and jeans are buy one get one 50% off! And take an additional 50% off the dormitory sale, including the items below.

American Eagle Outfitters
The entire store is 40% off (click here for details). The newly renovated 34th Street flagship is open and it's beautiful. Also, it's selling the world's most beautiful sweatshirt:

Happy holiday weekend to all!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Ivana Helsinki at Uniqlo 34th Street

The Ivana Helsinki: Love Stories, Road Trips & Dresses// Northern Oddity, Pure Beauty & Wildwood Vagabond collection (best name ever) is in Uniqlo on 34th Street, and Herald Square shoppers must check it out. I'm putting the long-sleeved hoodies and the scarves on my list. I did not see this top, that I also must have, but I'm scouring the store for it after the holiday. Today I was just doing a brief store tour with my girl.

There's only so long one can sit by the mannequins with one's Dora backpack. But we are wearing the Karen Walker x Uniqlo kids skirt. It's brilliant.

31 West 34th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Monumental H&M Flagship to Open in Herald Center

Rendering of the future World's Largest H&M in Herald Center
I've facebook'd it, I've tweeted it, and now I'm blogging it. You may have seen this news already if you're a WWD reader, or read the recap on Racked NY, but I had to share again as H&M's official press release is titled: H&M TO OPEN MONUMENTAL STORE IN HERALD SQUARE.

I really love the word "monumental." H&M is projecting a Fall 2014 opening for what will be the world's biggest H&M flagship, with four floors and 63,000 square feet of H&M brands, including their home collection. Herald Center was rumored to be getting Topshop, remember? Well, they're going to have to go somewhere else on 34th Street now, because H&M will be taking over Herald Center. The retailer says it is not closing or changing the concept of their other two stores on 34th Street, so there will be three H&Ms all in very close proximity (34th and Broadway), or down one long city block (34th and Seventh Avenue).

I'll end with a quote from the President of H&M North America, Daniel Kulle: “34th Street has proven to be one of the most successful retail corridors for the brand after having operated two stores there for over 10 years. With close to 300 stores across the country as well our new Shop Online, the H&M anchor store at this historic intersection will be one of our greatest accomplishments to date.”

Welcome, again, H&M, to 34th Street Herald Square.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Express: (Minus the) Leather Tops

I tried these on a few weeks ago at Express on 34th Street, and was so very impressed. They might be minus the leather, but they are definitely not minus the style.

You might want to drop by for a little fall shopping! These colors are perfection.

7 West 34th Street just west of Fifth Avenue

Monday, August 26, 2013

Jaclyn Smith at Kmart: The Hats

WAY back in the end of April, I checked out the Kmart fall press preview, and today, while browsing online, remembered the fabulous Jaclyn Smith faux fur hats shown at the preview.

Adorable, right? Also, this Jaclyn Smith blouse, below, struck me as very noteworthy. I'll be looking more than twice at the Jaclyn Smith this fall on 34th Street.

250 West 34th Street at Seventh Avenue

Friday, August 23, 2013

34th Street Weekend Pick: Macy's Shop For A Cause

Have you got your savings pass, yet? This year's Shop For A Cause event at Macy's stores will benefit the March of Dimes, the leading non-profit organization for pregnancy and baby health. How does it work? Buy a pass for $5 and use it in store this Saturday, August 24th, and get 25% off regular, sale, and clearance merchandise, as well as 10% off electronics, furniture, mattresses and area rugs (see pass for details, exclusions and restrictions apply). Can't get to Herald Square or another Macy's location on Saturday? Just go online on the day of the event and add the pass to your shopping bag.

Best benefit of all? 100% of your $5 savings pass goes to the March of Dimes! Macy's annual Shop For A Cause event has raised more than $45 million in the past eight years for local and national charities. So get your pass (you can buy it today or Saturday in stores) and SHOP for a great cause!

Macy's Herald Square Shop For A Cause
Saturday, August 24th
34th Street between Broadway and Seventh Avenue

Thursday, August 22, 2013

DSW Shoe of the Week: Herve Leger Boots

I've had my eye on this Herve Leger boot for a while, and now it's on clearance. Also, it's getting a lot closer to fall, and you know when it's fall all we want are boots, especially boots that mix a delicate heel with a tough platform.

Find them on the first level of DSW on 34th Street.

213 West 34th Street just west of Seventh Avenue

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Aeropostale's Shoe Bar

OMG! Have you seen the Shoe Bar at Aéropostale lately?
The Shoe Bar at Aeropostale on 34th Street
This one's in the middle of the store on 34th Street, and is full of not just those cute wedge sneakers, but also boots (including cream colored combat boots, YES) and other super cute shoes for fall. Also, I did not know that Aeropostale carried Supergas. I'm looking closer next time I'm on 34th Street to see if they are in-store or online only, as I need to try these on.

15 West 34th Street just west of Fifth Avenue

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

JCPenney Manhattan Mall: Sale Picks

It's end-of-season time and fall collections are hitting stores, so if we're shopping summer looks we're looking for deals. JCPenney has got a nice group of dresses and basics still hanging around the sale racks...
Both Joe Fresh, left $29, right for $27.99
MNG by Mango dress, $65, and basic blue shirt, $15
Manhattan Mall lower levels 1 & 2, 33rd Street and Sixth Avenue

Monday, August 19, 2013

Opening Soon on 34th Street

1. American Eagle Outfitter's
The store at 40 West 34th Street has been closed for renovations, but will re-open any day now. Possibly, it is opening now as I type. The store has a gorgeous new shiny look with big video screen included (on the second floor, below, facing the street). Also, the pop-up at Seventh and 34th Street down the block is still open for business, filling the 34th Street AEO gap during renovations. Updated to add: store has re-opened!
Getting ready to open last week on 34th Street
2. Hour Passion
This Swatch boutique will be opening soon at the old Billabong space in 112 West 34th Street. Look for a wide variety of brands including not just Swatch but also luxury brands like Longines and Balmain.

3. Kids Foot Locker
Things are moving along fast at the old Brookstone space which will become home to a dedicated Kids Foot Locker store (below, to the right of Skechers). I get all my girl's kicks at Foot Locker just down the block, so I'm highly anticipating a whole storefront dedicated to the kids (no news on projected opening date).

4. Crocs
In what once housed Tad's Steaks will this winter become home to a big Crocs experience. I admit it, as a mom, I'm ecstatic. It doesn't matter if you scorned Crocs as a singleton, once you have kids you bow to the ease of the shoe made of a proprietary material that doesn't smell, is easy to clean, and can go from sidewalk to sprinklers, to pool, or beach and back.

5. Joe Fresh
This was originally a pop-up on 34th Street, then became permanent, and then closed last spring for renovations. Can't wait to see its fabulous new look on 34th Street (should  reopen very soon, again, might be opening right now...)

Friday, August 16, 2013

34th Street Weekend Picks: Back-to-School at Manhattan Mall

Manhattan Mall is located between 32nd and 33rd Streets on Sixth Avenue.

Need towels, kids? JCPenney has them on sale for $5.99. Also, you'll find super discounted candles and desk lamps for your dorm room, and cute basics and dresses on sale.  Lower levels one and two

P.S. by Aeropostale
Some kids have all the luck and super fun, shiny shoes. Everything in the store is 40% off (and some more!). Level one

City Streets
Get a large selection of summer shoes on sale, including adorable Nautica and UGG Australia styles. Level one

Victoria's Secret
Pink Nation members: Get a bandeau for $10 with a Pink purchase (see store for details)! Meanwhile, the rest of us can shop the Body by Victoria panties for $5.  Level one

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Gap Basics: So Fabulous

I cannot encourage you enough to check out Gap's new basics. The T-shirts and the oxford shirts are so so SO fabulous, I don't think I will buy a basic T-shirt from any other retailer, ever, as long as Gap keeps making these. Yes, I'm that impressed. The below had "Designed and Crafted" in the label, and the emphasis is apt.

Soft, hangs just so, loose in the right places, perfectly fitted in the right places, exactly the proper length, and is a v-neck: the above T-shirt has it all ($24.95). 

See all of the above except "v-neck." The is The Shrunken Boyfriend, and it is exactly as if you are wearing your boyfriend's shirt and he's skinny and has a great tailor. Lovely, lovely fit ($49.95).

The jeans in both looks are 1969 Sexy Boyfriends. I just got Levi's Skinny Boyfriends, or these would have been a new boyfriend in my collection. 

Gap Herald Square
60 West 34th Street at Broadway

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

DSW Shoe of the Week: Cole Haan

I've been on an eternal search for a comfortable driver/loafer that won't break my bank. This beautiful blue Cole Haan shoe, spotted last week at DSW on 34th Street, is easily the best I've seen for the price. 

And because shame on me, I didn't know I could find Alice + Olivia shoes at DSW, here's a runner-up:

Perfection, the both of them.

213 West 34th Street just west of Seventh Avenue

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Social Apparel: Now on the West End, Too

If you need a sequin SWAG T-shirt or a bleeding Chanel logo T, I've got your store.

Meet Social Apparel. The store was once known as Cliquers on 34th Street, then moved into Manhattan Mall and became Social Apparel, and now has opened another outlet on the west end of 34th Street. I haven't stopped by the Manhattan Mall store in a while, but based on what I've seen there in the past, this new Social Apparel is the best iteration. Although yes, there are these...

... there are also the occasional Strawberry-esque gems.

Trashy, sure, but in a music festival way.
A perfectly cute dress and blouse.
There's also a wide variety of special occasion dressing, as you can find on their website. I recommend dropping by this 34th Street Social Apparel to look for an inexpensive blouse, a good little summer dress, or your ironic trashy T-shirt.

Social Apparel
255 West 34th Street just east of Eighth Avenue

Monday, August 12, 2013

AerGOs: Now in Aerosoles 34th Street

I raved about them back in May at the press preview, and now you can buy them in Aerosoles on 34th Street.
AerGOs in store at Aerosoles 34th Street

AerGOs, Aerosoles new brand of shoes, feature plush insoles for extra cushioned comfort and EVA soles engineered to be flexible and incredibly lightweight. I picked them up in store and was amazed at how very light they are. For fall city hiking, my choice is the suede ankle bootie. I just can't decide, brown or purple suede?

36 West 34th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

Friday, August 9, 2013

34th Street Weekend Picks: All About the Friends

Get 30% off your entire purchase at Gap's Friends event through Sunday (click link for details). There are some Gap x Alice Ritter Brooklyn blouses hanging around the first floor (below, mostly XS and S, but there's Ls in the white w/black polka dots), and I must insist you try on that fabulous denim jacket. Really fabulous!  60 West 34th Street at Broadway

We mentioned it yesterday, but wanted to be sure you 34th Street shoppers don't miss their Friends & Family event! 30% off your entire purchase, click here for details and to print the coupon for in-store purchases. I recommend stocking up on the below...  15 West 34th Street just west of Fifth Avenue

Live Love Dream. So cute.
40% off all jeans! I love their jean leggings, below. The white faux leather top is also Express, and it's making me highly anticipate fall.  7 West 34th Street just west of Fifth Avenue

50% off clearance merchandise. This means you'll get great basics and more, look in the back of the store by the dressing rooms.  22 West 34th Street between Fifth & Sixth Avenues

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Aéropostale Friends & Family Starts Today

Starting today, get 30% off your total purchase at Aéropostale. Sale ends Sunday, so stop by one of our two Aéropostales in 34th Street and stock up. Back-to-school time is upon us, so don't forget to check out Aéropostale's new lounge and activity line, Live Love Dream, while you're shopping the sale! It's perfect for dorm and campus-wear.

Click on the above image for a coupon for in-store purchases, or use code FRIENDS30 online. Please go here for sale details.

15 West 34th Street just west of Fifth Avenue
Manhattan Mall level one, 33rd Street and Sixth Avenue

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

DSW Shoe of the Week: DVF Boots

Truly fabulous. I love the height of the boot, and I love the cutouts.

Diane Von Furstenberg open-toe boots, $299.95. Get them at DSW on 34th Street.

213 West 34th Street just west of Seventh Avenue

Monday, August 5, 2013

Weekend MaxMara at Macy's Herald Square

Weekend MaxMara, a new(ish) collection from the Italian fashion house, was recently spotted on the floor in Macy's Herald Square.

Sadly, I don't dress like the left at all on the weekend, but the right? I would wear that over everything all Saturday and Sunday long: taking out the garbage, running to yoga, and competitively wielding my cart round our Italian Queens grocery store. Of course, I'm taking the "Weekend" in "Weekend MaxMara" literally here. I used to never think twice about MaxMara until I did a trunk show for them back in the day. After that, I was smitten. Beautiful cuts, beautiful quality, and not a ridiculous price.

Look for their new(ish) collection on the third floor of Macy's Herald Square next to DKNY.

Macy's Herald Square
151 West 34th Street between Broadway and Seventh Avenue

Friday, August 2, 2013

34th Street Weekend Picks: Denim, Shoes, and Basics!

Select denim is on sale for $9.95 and up, basics for women are B2G1 free, and school essentials for kids are also B2G1 free. Back to school is sneaking up on us, go to H&M and stock up! 47 W. 34th just east of Sixth, and 435 Seventh Avenue at 34th

Steve Madden
Their Sneak Peek sale is on: get 30% off select new merchandise! Limited time only, see store for details as sale may not go through weekend. 41 West 34th just east of Sixth

50% off sale! 29 West 34th Street just east of Sixth

Clearance items are an extra 30% off. Also, their jeans promotion may be ongoing through the weekend: buy one pair of full-priced jeans and get 30% off a top! See store for details. 45 W. 34th just east of Sixth