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The French Invasion

Looking to inject a little joie de vivre into your wardrobe? Lucky for you, a plethora of hipster Parisian-based boutiques recently landed stateside. With kooky names like The Kooples, Zadig & Voltaire and Maje, these ultra cool outposts offer the crème de la crème in contemporary fashion. Herein, some sweet French finds to suit every style and budget. Sorry, Laduree macarons not included.

Maje

Channel your inner Rachel Zoe (but French) with flirty ‘n feminine staples from this trés chic Parisian chain. I’m crushing over pretty much everything, including this two-toned lace top, punchy crimson coat (Fall’s “It Color”) and eye-popping electric blue blazer. The ultimate pièce de resistance: a studded black leather cuff. Available at Bloomingdale’s shop-in-shops and Maje.com. Prices range from $79 – $1,200.

Sandro

This hipper sister store to Maje stocks a stellar rotation of on-trend Boho-chic staples that exude that special je ne sais quoi. Available at Bloomingdale’s shop-in-shops and us.sandro-paris.com. Click here for store locations.

The Kooples

You just might go cuckoo over this edgy masstige label. Note the sleek Savile Row-inspired tailoring and androgynous vibe. Strikingly similar to All Saints, n’est-ce pas? Available at select Bloomingdale’s locations. NYC flagship coming soon. Prices range from $50 to $550. Visit thekooples.com

Zadig & Voltaire

Rock ‘n roll accents and somber shades rule at this posh Parisian paradise. Though made to look like effortlessly chic street fashion, the price tags beg to differ. Reluctantly, I’ve become a bonafide Zadigian. Available at select Bloomingdale’s. Click here for flagship store locations in NYC and L.A. Prices range from $65-$900. Visit us.zadig-et-voltaire.com

Other French newcomers guaranteed to empty your wallet: Celine, Jerome Dreyfuss, Isabel Marant, Comptoir des Cotonniers and Surface To Air. Happy spending!

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Hosiery, Haute Couture and… A Handbag Giveaway!

Happy hump day! Since there’s so much exciting news to report in the week’s Fashion Junkie Fix, I might as well just cut right to the chase.

imageEditorsCloset.com: Exclusive “Red Carpet” Discount!
If you’re a fan of flash sale sites like Gilt and Haute Look, you’re gonna flip for Editors’ Closet – the latest by-invitation-only sample sale site that offers members VIP access to jaw-dropping designer clothing brands at up 75% off retail, sans the catfights. Click here to take advantage of your FREE EditorsCloset.com membership and exclusive $40 discount today!

imageBulga Handbag Giveaway on iVillage.com!
You might not be aware, but aside from managing FashionJunkie.com, I’m also the Shopping Editor at iVillage.com. One of my many roles is to manage “Steals & Deals” – a daily blog informing frugal fashionistas of the best fashion and beauty buys. In case you missed my latest post, I arranged an exclusive Bulga handbag giveaway exclusively for iVillagers. Don’t fret… for your chance to win the stunning $800 Bulga satchel shown here, make sure to visit this “Steals & Deals” post. Good luck!

And Now For This Week’s “Re-Tales” Blog Round-Up:

imageHosed!
According to The Wall Street Journal, women everywhere are peeling off their panty hose year round – even at the office. What’s your take on the workplace panty hose policy? Wear or go bare? Read all about this clothing conundrum right here!

imageUS Weekly Mistaken identity
Having once worked at the now-defunct TV show A Current Affair, I’ve developed a bit of disdain for trashy print tabloids. That said, I typically end up perusing US Weekly by default during my weekly trips to the pedicurist. And I must admit, there’s some pretty decent celeb fashion coverage! After flipping through “The Ultimate Recessionista Guide” in this week’s issue (turn to page 69), I came across a comical case of mistaken identity. Click here to read all about the FashionJunkie.com US Weekly snafu.

FashionJunkie.com Featured On Brand Habit!
Our friends at BrandHabit.com, an addictive online shopping directory for the fashion obsessed, just featured a Q&A with FJ on a host of topics that somehow all relate back to, shopping… of course! Click here to read the complete profile!

If you have a fashion emergency or need some retail therapy, drop me a line at contact@fashionjunkie.com!

xo
-Fashion Junkie

 

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Extra, Extra! Read All About It!

In case the thought may have crossed your mind, I haven’t been neglecting you. I simply didn’t send out a Fashion Junkie Fix last week due to the Memorial Day holiday. Cut me some slack… a girl’s gotta take time off for some power shopping every now and then! But I’m back now (better dressed although much poorer), with a round-up of this week’s “Re-Tales” posts:

Fashion Junkie Featured on ABC NewsRadio… and PRCouture.com!
When it rains, it pours! Not only was FashionJunkie.com just featured in The Wall Street Journal, but FJ also provided tips for a live Komo 1000 NewsRadio broadcast in Seattle (ABC affiliate) about finding bargains in the depressed economy. To hear the voice behind the caricature, tune in right here!

Plus, our friends at PRCouture.com, a sassy fashion PR source, just featured a Q&A with FJ on a host of topics ranging from blogging to shopping. Click here to read the complete profile!

imageLook Out for Luxury “Flash Sale” Sites!
Have you been invited to shop at Ideeli.com yet? In case you haven’t joined the club yet, Ideeli is a members-only luxury sample-sale site that’s the biggest thing to happen to shopping since Al Gore “invented” the Internet. In fact, I just wrote about this trend on the Fashion Junkie “Re-Tales” Blog. Read the post right here!

imageExclusive Ideeli.com Deal Just For YOU!
Since Fashion Junkie is all about sharing the love, we’ve arranged a FREE membership to Ideeli.com exclusively for FJ subscribers. Once you’ve signed-up, you’ll receive an e-vite to a new designer sale each day, from deeply discounted Prada purses to Gucci shades! Plus, when you register, you’ll automatically get $25 off any Ideeli item of your choice. Happy shopping!

If you have a fashion emergency or need some retail therapy, drop me a line at contact@fashionjunkie.com!

xo
-Fashion Junkie

 

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Haute Happenings

Having just received an influx of new FJ subscribers, I thought I’d begin today’s newsletter with a heartfelt welcome. And if you’re a returning visitor, thanks so much for tuning-in again! Since there’s so much exciting stuff to report in this week’s Re-Tales blog round-up, I might as well just cut-to-the-chase.

imageFashion Junkie Featured in The Wall Street Journal!
In the shameless act of self-promotion, I thought I’d share the latest press mention with my peeps. FashionJunkie.com was profiled in The Wall Street Journal in an article about bargain shopping in the depressed economy. Click here to read the article!

imageComic Couture:
Hot-on-the-heels of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala, “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy,” came the announcement of Diane von Furstenberg’s latest venture: a capsule collection of, you guessed it… Wonder Woman-inspired clothes! Read all about DVF’s haute heroine lineup right here!

imageShop Talk: Harlem’s Uptown Emerging Designers Market Debuts!
A hot new retail destination for cutting-edge wardrobe essentials, the UEDM is a bi-monthly market that will feature 50 of the country’s top emerging designers’ wares, including apparel, handbags, jewelry and décor. Check out this post to read all about it!

Stay tuned for next week’s shopping obsessions and confessions! And if you have a fashion emergency or need some retail therapy, drop me a line at contact@fashionjunkie.com – I love hearing from you!

xo
-Fashion Junkie

 

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Happy Anniversary!

Not only am I celebrating my birthday this week, but FashionJunkie.com is also gearing up for its first anniversary. While I’m not expecting any presents, I will be treating myself to a day off. Woo hoo! To celebrate, I’m offering you, dear reader, an opportunity to take over the reigns by writing a guest Fashion Junkie Re-Tales blog post! Just send in your fashion or beauty posts to contact@fashionjunkie.com no later than Sunday, May 11th and I’ll announce the winner in next Monday’s newsletter. In the meantime, make sure to check out this week’s Re-Tales Blog Round-Up.

imageFashion Junkie Profiled on Coupon Cowgirl!
In the shameless act of self-promotion, I thought I’d share the latest Fashion Junkie profile with everyone. Our friends at CouponCowgirl.com – a sassy social shopping site that brings you the best online deals, bargains and coupon codes to use towards your favorite products and brands, posted this kickin’ FJ overview. Yee haw! Click here to read more!

imageShrink Wrap: the latest in Retail Therapy:
According to an article in last week’s WWD, specialty boutique sales staff in NYC and L.A. have become stand-in shrinks for their regular customers. A number of salespeople provided hysterical anecdotes about certain high-maintenance shoppers, some of whom think it’s normal behavior to prance around a boutique in nothing but their skivvies. However, in my humble opinion, the most amusing part of the article is its classification of shoppers into five humorous categories. If you’re a shopaholic or know someone who is (don’t we all?), click here to read more!

imageRain Busters:
Although I meant to post a rain-busters round-up in April, I figured you would still find this entry useful given May’s grim weather forecast. Click here to read about the hottest waterproof wardrobe staples. 

Stay tuned for next week’s shopping obsessions and confessions! And if you have a fashion emergency or need some retail therapy, drop me a line at contact@fashionjunkie.com – I love hearing from you!

xo
-Fashion Junkie

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