Friday, May 30, 2014

34th Street Weekend Picks: Gap, Levi's, Zumiez, and More!

Up to 40% off select items like boyfriend shirts and shorts, and a kid's and baby sale! 60 West 34th Street at Broadway

Take an additional 30% off already reduced items. 45 West 34th Street just east of Sixth Avenue

The new store is looking good, and currently has a B1G1 50% off sale on select pants, tees, belts, and beanies. 15 West 34th Street just west of Fifth Avenue

Banana Republic
Show your social media love (or like) to Banana Republic, and you'll get 40% off! 17 West 34th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

Joe Fresh
All regular-priced shorts are 30% off! In stand-alone stores only (so not JCPenney). 215 West 34th Street just west of Seventh Avenue

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Urban Outfitters Herald Square: Almost Open!

The big Urban Outfitters Herald Square opening day is Saturday, June 7th, and we can't wait.
Looking towards Urban from Herald Square at 35th and Broadway.
Yes, this is their biggest store ever, and will be home to Intelligentsia Coffee, without walls (buying this entire page), West Coast independent music store Amoeba Music, Three Potato Four, Tortoise & Blonde, and LA's Hairroin Salon.

35th Street entrance and Hairroin salon locale.

This is a huge addition to the retail scene in the 34th Street District, and we couldn't be happier they are moving in. Welcome, Urban Outfitters, to one of New York City's busiest retail corridors!

Urban Outfitters Herald Square
Opening Saturday, June 7th 
1333 Broadway at 35th Street

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

DSW Shoe of the Week: Crown Vintage T-Strap Pump

Trying to keep it bright and cheery post-Memorial Day weekend? Go get this pretty and well-priced shoe from Crown Vintage at DSW on 34th Street.

Comfort and t-strap cuteness, all for just under $60.

213 West 34th Street just west of Seventh Avenue

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Now on Sale: New York City Street Signs

Today's post subject is particularly close to my heart as I see them almost every day: New York City street signs recently retired from the 34th Street District.

Shop these custom-designed street signs on our sister company's shop. Need I say this is possibly the most perfect Father's Day gift you'll find this year?! And if you buy before Father's Day, you'll get a free Bryant Park book and t-shirt.* For a full range of streets (Broadway to 34th Street to, yes, Fashion Avenue!), click the above link, or if you're looking for a way-finding sign pointing the way to Madison Square Garden or the Empire State Building, click here.

Have a favorite subway line? We've also got subway way-finding signs directing riders to their station:

It doesn't get more New York City than this. These signs were previously in use in the 34th Street District, and all pieces bear distinct wear patterns resulting from everyday use and weather conditions. Prices are $200 for the street signs and $250 for the way-finding signs. If you'd like a particular street block (eg: 463-479 Seventh Avenue, see above), email for availability. 

All proceeds from sales go back to the non-profit company, the 34th Street Partnership (owner of this blog and my employer), to support its design, sanitation, security, and horticulture departments that beautify and maintain the area's streets and parks.

see store homepage for details, L or XL Musical Chairs t-shirt only

Vintage 34th Street street, subway, and wayfinding signs

Friday, May 23, 2014

34th Street Weekend Pick: Macy's Herald Square

Macy's HSQ
Not only is Macy's Herald Square having a big sale for Memorial Day weekend, but they are also hosting a pre-sale event through June 3rd for their next Friends & Family sale. How does pre-sale work? Visit the Herald Square store and shop now before the sale starts. Your pre-sale merchandise is held for you until pickup is available on or after June 4th. Pre-sales: doing what they can to ensure you get exactly what you want in your size and favorite styles! 151 West 34th Street between Broadway and Seventh Avenue

Best, as Macy's has noted, this Friends & Family sale is just in time for Father's Day. We recommend the newly renovated men's section at Herald Square (almost 200,000 square feet devoted to him)...

 ... and specifically, some classic looks for Dad this season, including Polo Ralph Lauren and Lacoste. Both brands have gorgeous, shop-in-shop boutiques in Macy's Herald Square, with Lacoste boasting the largest ever shop-in-shop on the second floor.

But maybe you're not shopping for Dad? In that case, Macy's Herald Square is happy to help you treat yourself with a little something from their fine jewelry department.

And a reminder to all of our out-of-town shoppers: Don't forget the new, state-of-the-art Visitor Center on the Mezzanine Level.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Buy One Get One Free at Lane Bryant

What a sale: starting tomorrow through closing on Monday, May 26th, it's BOGO free on everything at Lane Bryant! Picks below are from the website, but I'm sure you'll find all you need at the Lane Bryant 34th Street flagship (please see store or website for details).
Isabel Toledo sheath dress, $128, jacket sold separately. 
Buckle tote with graphic by Ruben Toledo, $60.
Simple, pretty maxi, $79.95, and adorable fabulous asymmetrical zipper skirt, $78.

Lane Bryant
225 West 34th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

DSW Shoe of the Week: Rebecca Minkoff

So perfect in every way.

And it's even got a sexy, graphic-print mate:

Find them both at DSW on 34th Street.

213 West 34th Street just west of Seventh Avenue

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Hour Passion: Shop the Range

Last week, while perusing the Hour Passion Baselworld watch preview, I was struck yet again by the range of prices in Swatch's multi-brand boutique. From the outside, a shopper might think Hour Passion is too luxury for their timepiece needs, so today I want to show just how far your dollar can go in this mecca of Swiss watches.

First up, the Swatch watch, spotted in fun candy themes for summer for $60, and chic nautical stripes for $120.

Next, Balmain, starting below at $400.

Certina, starting at $540...

...and on up from there in several brands, including the prestige brand Longines, and the Hamilton watch featured in our Baselworld post last week, below, that will be available later this year for $3,295.

Impressive, right? Hour Passion also has repair on site and a lounge and showroom on the second floor.

Hour Passion
112 West 34th Street at Broadway

Monday, May 19, 2014

Kmart Penn Plaza: Route 66 Dresses

Yes, I'm Route 66 obsessed. It's the section I'm drawn to when I visit Kmart Penn Plaza's first floor. But its adorable, music-fest-meets-grunge-meets-junior styles get me every time. I would even recommend us girls out of our twenties to try on Route 66 dresses for lightweight and cool weekend options.

Love this soft chambray look.
Because you're going to need something to throw on top of that dress when dancing in the desert.

Penn Plaza at 34th Street and Seventh Avenue

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Modell's at One Penn Plaza

Modell's has moved into One Penn Plaza, the space that previously housed the American Eagle Outfitters pop-up.

No word on whether this is a permanent spot for the sporting goods retailer, or preparation for Herald Center renovations. Modell's store in Herald Center at 1293 Broadway is in the lower level, so this new location gives them some great street frontage on 34th Street. And they wouldn't be the first sports-related retailer to have more than one store in the 34th Street district. Either way, we welcome you to the every-burgeoning West End, Modell's!

Modell's Sporting Goods
One Penn Plaza at 34th Street and Seventh Avenue

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

DSW Shoe of the Week: AS98 Cole Sandal

If you're looking for something beyond the usual, pretty sandal for the warmer months, go try on this very hip A.S.98 sandal at DSW 34th Street. 

Adore this style and the mix of buckle and studs. Below is a web shot for another angle and the full upright effect.

213 West 34th Street just west of Seventh Avenue

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Hour Passion's Baselworld 2014 Collections

Last week we had the opportunity to check out Baselworld 2014 watches at Hour Passion on 34th Street, and it was a morning filled with gorgeous timepieces and impressive technology. Below are a few of our picks from the collection, but be sure to stop by Hour Passion on 34th this summer to peruse their brands' new collections.

The Hamilton Khaki Takeoff Auto Chrono Limited Edition. This watch is inspired by the brand's aviation history, and the watch can be easily removed from the strap for placement on your plane's dashboard. Adore. Now I just need a plane to go with it. Click here for more info on this modern version of a WWII design.

The biggest announcement of the year for Tissot is their T-Touch Expert Solar, the world’s first ever solar touch watch. It has 25 tactile functions including compass, alarm, mini-GPS, altimeter, and chronograph, and the strong solar charge requires only one week of access to light to keep the charge for a full year. Bonus: it comes in colors like this fabulous orange, above.

For those of us who only want white this summer, the above Calvin Klein watch will fulfill all your timely needs. And their jewelry below? Stunning.

A couple picks from elegant watchmaker Longines, above: a 1930's watch with a leather band and a modern diving watch. Longines is Hour Passion's prestige brand, and the 34th Street location has impressive depth in the brand's luxury steel and gold timepieces.

We will end with Rado, a brand popular with tennis players and well-represented at Hour Passion. This handsome men's watch from their Baselworld collection has a two-time zone display.

Hour Passion
112 West 34th Street just west of Broadway

Monday, May 12, 2014

Happy Birthday, Lane Bryant 34th Street!

Lane Bryant is celebrating the one-year anniversary of their flagship store on 34th Street with a big party!

From 5pm-7pm this Thursday, May 15th, stop by Lane Bryant 34th for treats, giveaways, and a chance to win a $100 gift card. Lane Bryant is giving away five $100 gift cards and a chance to get 50% off two full-price items (you must be at the party to enter).

See you at Lane Bryant this Thursday!

Lane Bryant 
225 West 34th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues