Marisa Tom | November 29, 2011 11:20 amOne of New York City's most festive displays of holiday spirit are just that — witness the city's holiday window displays. Sitting (store)front and center, encased for all entering shoppers and passersby to see, are majestic, miniature worlds of style and wonder at storied retail destinations like Tiffany & Co., Bloomingdale's, and Macy's. In true NYC form, there's no shortage of glitz, glamour, whimsy, and the purely fantastic inside these magical life-sized dioramas.Read More
Marisa Tom | November 22, 2011 3:35 pmNow that we've got upscale retail spots and vintage boutiques ready to burn a hole through our pockets, let's add holiday party frock finds to our shopping list, shall we? For all of our glitz, glam, and sartorial sparkle needs, this week's Pop 5 provides fabulous options for acquiring those holiday party-appropriate getups. From Betsey Johnson's wacky dress-filled SoHo-based haven to Topshop's no-fail frock lineup, try on these five dress destinations for size.Read More
Marisa Tom | November 22, 2011 11:31 amThe whimsical, weird, and wonderfully wacky world of Gaga's Workshop was set loose on a wildly excited group of late-night revelers. The Gaga-ified fifth floor of Barneys (660 Madison Ave., 212-826-8900) has been completely transformed to reflect the artist's zany style and, of course, offers up a store-within-a-store of kooky holiday-themed gifts that include, but are not limited to, chocolate "Poker Face" chips, "Disco Stick" lollipops, fake nails, Gaga's favorite childhood stories, and more.
Last night's opening was nothing short of a trip straight into the madness and genius of Gaga and stylist Nicola Formichetti's minds, and we weren't the only ones curious to see what was inside this over-the-top pop-up.Read More
Marisa Tom | November 15, 2011 9:00 amWith fabulous vintage finds under our Hermès belt, the next stop on our extended Pop 5 shopping tour of New York City just so happens to be one of our favorites, for reasons that have everything to do with each destination's ability to exhibit an ultra luxurious atmosphere and covet-worthy clothing selection. The big, bad Bs (think Bergdorfs, Barneys, and Bendel's) hold strong as the iconic upscale go-tos, but don't underestimate the power of a well-edited Meatpacking District boutique or chic French-imported shop in SoHo. This week's shopping locale musts may be more special occasion than everyday occurrences, but we say, 'tis the season!Read More
Marisa Tom | July 29, 2011 9:00 amFour months ago, we asked how you felt about the rumored demise of the Barneys warehouse sale. The general consensus was "the biannual warehouse sale is iconic — don't take it away from me!" and we'd have to agree.Read More
Marisa Tom | January 18, 2011 8:05 amThe most lucrative designer discount craziness is about to be set loose on Manhattan again — yes, the Barneys biannual warehouse sale is upon us. Set your iCal and Google Cal reminders for Thursday, Feb. 17, which coincidentally lands on the last day of New York Fashion Week.Read More
Marisa Tom | November 17, 2010 8:00 amNo, not booze, babes, and Bud. I'm talking about New York City's "B" hierarchy of shopping: Bendel's, Bergdorf's, and Barneys. It's safe to say that Fifth Avenue was pretty lit up last night.Read More