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Fashion With Compassion

imageWith outside temps pushing a bone-chilling 30 degrees, why on earth would I bother to venture out of my home office today, let alone shower? Then again, having just received an e-vite for tonight’s “Fashion with Compassion” shopping event at Té Casan, my favorite New York footwear haven, I just might have to rethink my plans. Plus, I can still make it home in time to watch Lipstick Jungle (pathetic, I know).

Stop by tonight’s free Té Casan shopping soirée for VIP access to dreamy designer footwear, schmoozing and sipping cocktails. Glam up your gams with Natalie Portman’s new vegan line (pictured above), which includes a chic assortment of metallic gold and silver fabric sandals with dainty rhinestone buckles, black satin ballet flats to faux red-patent pumps. Also not-to-be-missed are the chunky wooden platform sandals by Fay Baldock (my personal fave) and the cobalt blue Grecian-inspired flats by Niki Robinson. Be sure not to overlook the slightly reduced Fall/Winter ‘07 stock, which can all be previewed online. Take my word for it… you won’t be disappointed!

You can shop without the guilt since a portion of the proceeds from the evening’s sales will go to LESC Foundation (dba Angel Street Thrift Shop), to benefit those afflicted with HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, mental illness and Bridge2Life Camp, a LES Foundation youth initiative who’s goal is to enrich the lives of children of substance abusers.

  • The Retail Details!

  • What: Fashion with Compassion
  • When: Thursday, February 21, 2008
  • Time: 7pm-9pm
  • Where: Té Casan, 382 West Broadway (between Spring and Broome)
  • RSVP: scipriani@lesc.org or call 212-566-7781

Happy shopping!

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Glovely

imageAs the season’s most in-demand accessory, elbow-grazing opera gloves should be simple to find. But having ransacked every big name department store from Barneys to Bloomies, it seems extra long cashmere-lined leather gloves in small sizes are seemingly non-existent. Having been on my radar screen since mid-October, I practically put the kibosh on the search until I stumbled upon Sermoneta – a bustling Madison Avenue boutique that only sells gloves.

A well-lit, snow white space no larger than a walk-in closet, Sermoneta’s lone U.S. location carries a deceivingly large selection of haute hand coverings. The holy grail of gloves, Sermoneta is littered with over 60 jaw-dropping styles, all of which are artfully displayed on hand mannequins that sit atop gallery-like Lucite shelves. Rather than rummage through messy bins to find your size, the shop’s stock is securely stowed behind the counter in space age-y cubbyholes.

This season’s handi-work includes sleek opera length silhouettes (a cut so coveted, they’ve re-stocked ‘em five times!), purple driving gloves with half fingers (perfect for pressing numbers on your cell), an ivory ensemble with intricate lace cut-outs, a timeless teal number with side buttons, racy leopard prints adorned with zippers, punk-infused pairs with metal grommets and a standout style with shimmery silver strips (pictured above). Prepare to pay top dollar for the finest fabrics such as rabbit fur, mink, buttery suede, pigskin, patent and quilted leathers, all of which are handmade at Sermoneta’s headquarters in Italy. With such an abundance of styles and sizes, one thing’s for certain… you won’t be leaving empty-handed.

Special Fashion Junkie Announcement: Fashion Junkie will be back on Tuesday, January 8, 2008. Have a Happy New Year!

  • Sermoneta
  • 609-611 Madison Avenue (@ 58th)
  • 212-319-5946
  • sermonetagloves.com
  • $49-$700
  • exchange or store credit only
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Luxe For Less

imageThe only thing better than a designer handbag is a designer handbag at half price. While recently visiting Bulga’s showroom to preview their Spring ’08 collection, I wound up convincing the designer, Natalia Konovalova, to host a holiday sample sale exclusively for Fashion Junkie subscribers. Woo hoo for you!

Designed for confident women who aren’t afraid to stand out from the crowd, Bulga is a sophisticated and timeless handbag line with an edge. Created from buttery soft patent, pebble and metallic Italian leathers that are virtually weightless, these coveted carryalls are anything but basic. Bulga’s signature, hand crafted details include multiple zippers, hidden interior pockets (perfect for safely stowing your cash) and exquisite silk linings. This season’s au currant styles range from extra large satchels to chic clutches, in an assortment of eye-popping patent brown, taupe, black, mauve and shimmery gold and silver metallic leathers.

Need some stylish holiday gifts for the fashionistas in your life? Sprint over to Bulga’s showroom this Wednesday night. Arrive early for first dibs on the sizzling Fall/Winter ’07 and resort overstock at up to 60% off retail (normally $600-$900!), plus schmoozing, sweet treats and bubbly. Expect a dreamy assortment of discounted merch including the iconic frame silhouette, the butterfly bucket bag with leather tassels and metal grommets, over-sized totes and the must-have Misa (pictured above).

Natalia Konovalova and Fashion Junkie will also be on-hand to help you find a Bulga bag that suits your body type and purse-o-nality. So grab the girls and get set for a red-haute holiday shopping soirée.

  • The Retail Details!

  • What: Bulga Handbag Sample Sale
  • Where: 208 West 29th Street, Suite 203 (btw 7th & 8th Avenue)
  • When: Wednesday, December 12, 2007
  • Time: 6-9pm
  • RSVP: bulga@fashionjunkie.com
  • Prices: $250-$450
  • Payment: cash and credit
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Shop ‘Til You Drop With Gen Art

imageAttention shopaholics! Better clear your calendar for one of the biggest shopping soirées of the season – Gen Art’s SHOP NYC. A fun-filled bash you won’t wanna miss, SHOP NYC is a 4-hour buying extravaganza showcasing the wares of 50+ emerging designers, including irresistible Fall overstock and samples at deeply discounted prices, and all under one roof. Not your ordinary sample sale, Gen Art provides featured designers with a unique platform that enables them to interact directly with thousands of consumers and the press.

Gen Art, an innovative arts and entertainment organization dedicated to supporting top up-and-coming design talent, produces several jam-packed shopping events throughout the country every season. A word of advice: buy your SHOP NYC tickets in advance to get first dibs on all the best stash as inventory sells out fast. Some of the hottest participating designers include Thea Grant (edgy jewelry), Andrea Brueckner (over-sized handbags), Madison Harding (killer kicks), Lara Kazan (hand-knit sweaters and accessories) and Lewis Cho (avant-garde dresses and tops). After duking it out with other hardcore shopping divas, try chilling out with an on-site spa-ahhh treatment, sweet retreats and cocktails by the bar or groovin’ to the live DJ beats. Check out this SHOP NYC video to see what all the fuss is about.

Exclusive Deal Just For YOU! Gen Art is offering Fashion Junkie subscribers a special 20% discount on VIP and General Admission Shop NYC Tickets when purchased in advance. Visit genart.org and enter the promo code “FJFIX” upon checkout to redeem your discount. Plus, Fashion Junkie will be on-site offering FREE retail therapy for VIP guests from 4-6pm. Head to the Fashion Junkie station for your chance to win a FREE tailor-made “NYC Shopping Safari” for you and a friend, compliments of yours truly.

  • The Retail Details!

  • What: SHOP NYC
  • When: Wednesday, December 5th, 2007
  • Where: The Puck Building @ 293 Lafayette Street (btw Houston & Prince St)
  • Time: 4pm-6pm (VIP Pre Sale); 6pm–10pm (Main Event)
  • VIP Tickets: $40 (includes a gift bag & special perks)
  • General Admission: $15 in advance, $30 at door if available

Don’t delay… buy your discounted SHOP NYC tickets today! Visit genart.org or call 212-255-7300 for more information. Happy shopping!

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Fashion with Compassion

imageFashionJunkie.com, Té Casan and Fashion Delivers cordially invite you to attend a FREE event, Fashion with Compassion!

Join us next Wednesday, November 14th for VIP access to dreamy designer footwear discounted at 10% off retail, not to mention schmoozing, hors d’oeuvres and sipping cocktails. Plus, Dara Fleischer, Founder and Editor of FashionJunkie.com, will be on hand to offer expert tips and tricks for building your holiday wardrobe.

Purchase any pair of femme fatale heels such as the black suede stunners shown here for your chance to win a $250 Té Casan gift certificate and a FREE tailor-made NYC shopping safari, courtesy of FashionJunkie.com.

You can shop without the guilt, knowing your donation is going to a worthy cause. 10% of the proceeds from the evening will go to Fashion Delivers, an organization that helps people rebuild their lives following natural disasters or tragedies.

Don’t delay…. RSVP today! Make sure to mention Fashion Junkie at check-in.

  • The Retail Details!

  • What: Fashion with Compassion
  • When: Wednesday, November 14th, 2007
  • Time: 6pm-8pm
  • Where: Té Casan, 382 West Broadway (between Spring and Broome)
  • Phone: 212-792-5847
  • Email: rsvp@tecasan.com
  • Website: tecasan.com

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