Consider it NYFW’s (very) little sister.
Boston Fashion Week starts on September 27th and runs through October 6th. With a slew of local designers and students showing at The Tent (located on the green at the Mandarin Oriental, 776 Boylston Street), our eyes are on Candice Wu’s show on September 30th. A Boston Fashion School of Design graduate, we’re left lusting over her mix of courture fabrics and eye for everyday wearability in her RTW collections.
(image courtesy of jojolovesyou.com)
At her discreet South End studio, Boston jewelry designer JoJo literally blings.
Found at boutiques across the state, JoJo’s handmade earrings - Blings, Mini Blings, and Party Blings - are a staple in the ears (and jewelry boxes) of women all over Massachusetts. With a small team of interns and assistants, team JoJo makes sure that flawless vintage Swarovski crystals are used in every pair. In a dizzying array of colors, this it’s one accessory that’s sure to go with every ensemble.
Where: http://jojolovesyou.com or in-store at Crush Boutique @ 264 Newbury Street.
Who: Ashley Bell, fashion marketing coordinator
What she’s wearing: Richard Chai for Target dress, J.Crew shoes & headband, Marc Jacobs handbag, Rolex watch, David Yurman bracelets
Her outfit mantra: “I like to mix high-end designers and affordable brands. I wore this because I thought it was a good summer-fall transition outfit. The pastel suede shoes are summery, while the peacock feather headband tones it down to the cooler weather. And since the dress is a summertime silhouette in a darker fall palette. It works for this time of year.”
It’s true. No one can never expect a zen-like outlet shopping trip. The Tory Burch location at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets is no exception.
The good: Price slashes. And lots of them. Particularly on those iconic Tory pieces that’d never otherwise go on sale. Reva flats. Tory totes. Simone cardigans. In nearly every color and size imagineable.
The bad: Crowds. And lots of them. The limited space and abundant shoppers make flipping through racks easier said than done. (Although, points for the spacious and well-lit dressing rooms!)
The verdict: The selection can’t be beat. It’s worth pushing through the crowds to snag that leather handbag you’ve been holding out for. Just remember to breathe!
Vince sweaters. Diane von Furstenberg day dresses. Miniskirts by Milly. No, we’re not talking about the contemporary level at Saks. We’re talking consignment on Newbury Street.
Boston-based chain Second Time Around knows the thrill of the shopping hunt, creating the ultimate playground for Bostonites looking for a steal. Those Victoria Beckham sunglasses? 30% off retail. That J.Crew cashmere pullover? Cheaper than your best friend bought it for. With racks filled with Fashion Week favorites like Catherine Malandrino, Theory, Tibi, and Rebecca Minkoff (to name a few) - there’s a little something that appeals to every Back Bay dweller.
What’s even better? The staff at each location (three on Newbury Street alone) are built-in stylists, trying to make Boston a bit more stylish. (Remmeber that little worst dressed city article?) The sales associates bring options to fitting rooms to match shoppers’ personal style, and find that perfect add-on to complete a look.
Pro tip: Check our their social media pages to see - and snag - their latest arrivals. (They’ll take phone orders for the most covetable pieces!)
we will surely be brewing up a cup in the near future.
Craving a mug right now.