Marisa Tom | March 15, 2011 8:05 amAfter you've taken care of the most important kind of money spending, check out some of the must shop events happening this week.
Brooklyn boutique Thistle & Clover (221 DeKalb Ave., 718-855-5577, pictured above) is turning the ripe age of three and is inviting everyone to the birthday celebration. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., you can stop by and mingle with Camilla and Rand (the ladies behind T & C), along with some of the designers whose clothing is sold at the store.Read More
Marisa Tom | March 15, 2011 8:00 amBefore I moved to New York, I didn't even know what a bodega was. Correction: I always referred to it as a deli or a convenience store (which it is!) but never as "the bodega" on the corner. How quickly things changed.Read More
Marisa Tom | March 14, 2011 11:45 amWith rumors swirling that the Barneys warehouse sale could be on its way out (for good), we could be devoid of those biannual deep designer discounts and crazy shopper antics so closely associated with the event. Although I was more than a little disappointed by this season's sale selection, I'm not sure I want Barneys CEO Mark Lee to do away with it forever. It seems a bit sacrilegious.Read More
Marisa Tom | March 11, 2011 8:05 amJust a couple weeks ago, we tipped you off to the Marc by Marc 10th anniversary festivities. First, the brand took over its Little Marc location in the West Village to offer an edited selection of "greatest hits," and the celebration continued last night with the launch of a throwback capsule collection, which debuted at Bloomingdale's (1000 Third Ave., 212-705-2000) 59th street location. Not to fear, if you missed the kickoff, you can check out the sister special event at the Bloomingdale's SoHo location (504 Broadway, 212-729-5900) on Saturday, March 12, from 2 to 5 p.m.Read More
Marisa Tom | March 7, 2011 8:06 amFans of J.Crew's hipper, Alexa-Chung-ified younger sister Madewell (486 Broadway, 212-226-6954) and Brooklyn boutique Bird (203 Grand St., 718-388-1655) unite! As of this Thursday, March 10, the two stylish entities will join forces in a way that makes so much sense, I can't believe it's only happening now.
Curious to know what exactly Bird and Madewell are in cahoots about?Read More
Marisa Tom | March 4, 2011 8:07 amWhat's green, custard-flavored, and has ridiculous designer markdowns written all over it? I'll give you one hint: this weekend. Here's a handful of weekend-minded tips for those not interested in staying indoors, doing taxes, or resting up for New York's version of Mardi Gras.Read More
Marisa Tom | March 3, 2011 8:01 amSlowly but surely, the Meatpacking District is making room for another kind of New Yorker — not just the club-obsessed but also the beauty-addicted. Here's where we stand: Polish makeup brand Inglot just opened its newest location above Chelsea Market, Sephora is planning to move into a 4,500-square-foot space in MePa, Bond No. 9 plans to open under the Highline, and now Kiehl's is hiring for its slated Spring MePa opening in the old Kimberly Taylor spot.Read More
Marisa Tom | March 3, 2011 8:01 amCourt (178 Mulberry St., 212-925-1022) is no stranger to fabulous sample sales, and today's is pretty stellar. Just sayin'. The three-day sale will liquidate both Sophomore and Lindsey Thornburg clothing at low, low prices.Read More