Friday, January 30, 2015

34th Street Weekend Picks: H&M, Levi's, Zara, Uniqlo

H&M Herald Square
Up to 70% off sale. Find racks of $7 and $3 items on the second floor in the Divided section, and grab a cropped gold jacket. Every closet needs one. 47 West 34th Street at Broadway

Up to 60% off sale, including puffer vests, gloves, and other winter items. Also, you can get seven pairs of socks for $7.90. DEAL. 31 West 34th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

Take an additional 40% off already reduced merchandise! It's a rare visit to the sale section in the back of the boutique that I don't find something amazing. 45 West 34th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

70% off sale! You might think the sale is picked through, but stop by the 34th Street store (it's big) and browse some more, there are still great deals to be had for women, men, and kids. 39 West 34th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

Thursday, January 29, 2015

United by Blue's Bison Socks

A few weeks ago, at about 6:30am, I ignored all snow forecasts and the threat of a polar vortex, and chose a pleated grey mini dress and a pair of thin leggings for the day's outfit. But as any good Iowa girl knows, you can survive thin leggings and a mini-dress in January if you've got warm socks.
And baby, I've got warm socks.

They aren't just warm, they are breathable, comfortable, genius socks. Hyperbole aside, these socks really are fabulous.

The Ultimate American Sock is ultimate in warmth and dryness, too. Click below for all the details (their Kickstarter, launched back in November, was funded almost immediately), and order some for yourself here. Don't forget, New Yorkers, February is the coldest month of the year. I've been wearing my bison socks whenever I've got outdoor events (like this weekend's Winter Carnival) and they've been a lifesaver.

Find more United by Blue products at Urban Outfitters in Herald Square. United by Blue is a outdoor lifestyle brand with a focus on water conservation. For every product sold, United by Blue removes one pound of trash from our world's oceans and waterways.

Urban Outfitters
1333 Broadway at 35th Street

Friday, January 23, 2015

34th Street Weekend Picks: Joe Fresh, Lush, and Uniqlo

Not only is their winter sale ongoing, but cashmere now starts at $19.90. Wowza.  31 West 34th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

Time to CelebrateBuy one get one FREE on select items at Lush (click link for details). YAY. God I love Lush.  44 West 34th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
Joe Fresh
Great time to shop clearance at Joe Fresh on 34th Street! Take an extra 30% and stock up. I mean, winter is just starting, right? Please note, this deal is in stores only, kids.  215 West 34th Street just west of Seventh Avenue

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Nike x Foot Locker House of Hoops Pop-Up

The old Borders space (RIP bookstores) outside Madison Square Garden at 2 Penn Plaza is now home to a Nike/Foot Locker House of Hoops pop-up.

33rd Street at Seventh Avenue, open 10am-11pm daily till February 22

This shoe mecca pop-up is here for the NBA All-Stars game, and will remain open till February 22nd. This 5,100 square foot location fits a lot of kicks, and will host shoes releases, a customization center, and visits from Nike basketball athletes.

All photos below from HYPEBEAST

House of Hoops Pop-Up
2 Penn Plaza at 33rd Street and Seventh Avenue
Open 10am-11pm daily

Friday, January 16, 2015

34th Street Weekend Picks: Crocs, Urban Outfitters, and Mango

Urban Outfitters
Bravo to Urban for sending some spring to my inbox. I think they are my first spring marketing mention of 2015! So that means: get to Urban this weekend and save. 1333 Broadway at 35th Street

 Urban Outfitters sale

50% off everything except their new collection, which usually is a small section in the front of the store. I want everything in the photo below. 7 West 34th Street just west of Fifth Avenue
 Mango sale

There are few things I don't want fur-lined these days. Fuzzy crocs for the entire family, please. Get them on 34th Street, and while you're picking up fuzz-lined styles, look for other, end-of-season sale items. 152 West 34th Street just east of Seventh Avenue

 fur-lined crocs
 end of season crocs sale

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Opening Tomorrow: Hooters!

Tomorrow Hooters is opening in the 34th Street District in a prime location catty-corner from Madison Square Garden. I took a tour in December before the holidays, and let me tell you: it's spectacular.

Seriously, this restaurant is huge, the bar upstairs is ginormous, it has the biggest Hooters retail section in the world (probably not true, but hello Hooters tanks), and it is going to be your perfect wings and beer destination before and after games and shows at Madison Square Garden.

The view of MSG from the second floor.
Hooters 34th Street also boasts a more streamlined and revamped Hooters decor. There is a fetching surf display, photos of Hooters girls past and present, and a history display on the second floor. But all-in-all, this new Hooters skews more Midtown restaurant than theme-chain. 

Downstairs, left, upstairs, right.
With all the TVs, clearly this Hooters will be a great place to watch the game. Then there's the Hooters girls. It is sacrilege if one writes about Hooters and does not mention the Hooters girls, right? It's all about the food, the drinks, and the girls at Hooters! So here's an adorable holiday Hooters Girls photo from their facebook page, featuring the girls from the original restaurant in Clearwater, FL: 

Let's go get wings, guys.

Corner of 33rd Street and Seventh Avenue
Entrance on 33rd just east of Seventh

Monday, January 12, 2015

Aeropostale's Teens For Jeans is Back!

Teens for Jeans kicked off today, so donate your denim at any Aéropostale or P.S. from Aéropostale store from January 12 - February 15.

Over a million young people experience homelessness in the US every year. One item they often request? A pair of jeans. Drop off a gently-used pair of yours soon, and/or help by signing your school up for Teens for Jeans. The school that collects the most jeans wins $5,000, Aero tees, and a private concert by The Vamps!

Aéropostale and P.S. from Aéropostale
Manhattan Mall level one
33rd Street and Sixth Avenue