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Denim Insider: Rick Owens Dark Shadow



Rick Owens Dark Shadow Denim series is Mad Max gone minimalist.  The architectural lines and poetic fine detailing sets off a sombre silhouette that envelopes you by surprise. This luxury denim is not for the faint hearted, as with any of Rick Owens other collections.  Be prepared to captivate fellow denimphiles by storm with bold statement pieces that will overshadow your run of the mill J Brand or Seven for All Mankind.  This is what I define as the Zen of denim.



Rick Owen Drkshdw Dark Detroit


Rick Owen Drkshdw Miniskirt


Rick Owen Drkshdw Dust Berlin












1) Rick Owens Drkshdw Black Detroit Jean, $438.00

2) Rick Owens Drkshdw Black Denim Zip Miniskirt, $492.00

3) Rick Owens Drkshdw Dust Berlin Jean, $448.00

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–Nikki Cho Russo


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Posted Sep 09 2009 in Uncategorized

NYC & LA Sales! Deals of the Day: Oak, Otte, Freemans Sporting Club, Mackage, Space 15 Twenty, and More…

Get your shopping on with a long list of sales to hit both in NYC and LA!

Source: refinery29

New York

Oak Sample Sale
What: Score awesome deals on Oak’s coveted clothing and accessories at their 3-day sample sale. They’re combining sale stock from all their locations, as well as discounting select samples from their own Oak line.
When: Friday, September 4, through Sunday, September 6, from 11 to 8 p.m.
Where: Oak Sample Sale, 208 North 8th Street, (Driggs Avenue and Roebling Street): Williamsburg; 718-782-0521.

Freemans Sporting Club Moving Sale
What: Gentlemen’s purveyor Freemans Sporting Club is moving out of their L.E.S. office and selling off stock of their rugged shackets, tailored shirts, polos, belts, swim trunks, and more??”including a selection of their antiques and furniture.
When: Now through Monday, September 7; Monday through Friday, from 11 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, from 11 to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, from noon to 6 p.m.
Where: Freemans Sporting Club, 8 Rivington Street, (between Bowery and Chrystie streets); 212-673-3209.

Otte Moving Sale
What: Otte’s Williamsburg locale is moving and marking down their entire stock of designer goods. Get up to 80% off clothing from Steven Alan, Rag & Bone, See by Chloe, Mike & Chris, and more.
When: Sale goes until it’s gone or the store closing on Sunday, September 6
Where: Otte, 132 North 5th Street, (at Bedford Avenue); 718-302-3007. 

Steven Alan Sale Ends
What: It’s your last chance to pick up discounted summer offerings at Steven Alan’s end-of-season sale. His floral printed shirts, jumpers, bright plaid blouses, cropped trousers, and signature button-downs are up to 80% off.
When: Ends today, Wednesday, September 2
Where: Shop online at

JF & Son Store Opening
What: Known for their hand-woven fabrics and couture-like craftmanship, JF & Son, opens their first-ever retail shop in NoLIta. In addition to their luxe dresses, beaded clutches, and knit necklaces, the store will serve as a unique design space offering exclusive JF & Son designer collaborations and shows.
When: Opens Friday, September 4
Where: JF & Son, 19 Kenmare Street, (between Elizabeth and Bowery streets); for more info, check

Jumelle Sale
What: Jumelle is making room for their new fall arrivals with deeper discounts on past season merch. Shop up to 60% off Nomia, Steven Alan, Bodkin, Mociun, Rachel Comey, Lover, and more. Plus, get a first look at new fall goods from Phillip Lim, YMC, A.P.C., Karen Walker, and others.
When: Ongoing sale
Where: Jumelle, 148 Bedford Avenue, (between N. 8th and N. 9th streets); 718-388-9525.

Wish You Were Here Pop-up
What: Get taste of the U.K. at the Wish You Were Here Pop-up. Some of our fave L.E.S. boutiques travel across the pond and trade places with London’s posh shops for a month-long exchange. Part one of the switcheroo starts this week with London’s Newburgh Quarter’s shops opening throughout the Lower East Side??”including Beyond the Valley, Twenty8Twelve, Chateau Roux, Concrete, and more.
When: Store exchange lasts through Sunday, September 13.
Where: Wish You Were Here, 186 Orchard Street, (between Houston and Stanton streets); for participating stores, other events, and more info, check out

Barneys Warehouse Sale
What: Barneys infamous Warehouse Sale is underway at their Chelsea Co-Op store. This week, they’ve started taking additional markdowns on their already discounted designer merch for men and women??”including pieces from Phillip Lim, Marc Jacobs, Rag & Bone, Prada, and so much more.
When: Now through Monday, September 7; weekdays, from 10 to 9 p.m.; and weekends, from 10 to 7 p.m.; Monday, September 7, from 10 to 7 p.m.
Where: Barneys Warehouse Sale, 255 West 17th Street, (between 7th and 8th avenues); 212-450-8400.

Mackage Pop-up Shop
What: Mackage’s tailored coats and separates are on display at their month-long pop-up. Shop their full line of signature wool coats and leather jackets for both men and women at their new Meatpacking locale.
When: Just opened
Where: Mackage Pop-up Shop, 829 Washington Street, (between Little West 12th and Gansevoort streets); for more info, check out

Oliver Spencer Store Opening
What: Find classic fall staples at Oliver Spencer’s new East Village locale. The store is switching locales with friends Odin/Den and moving into the former Den boutique. Stop by and check out their new fall deliveries??”including classic jackets, tailored trousers, and more.
When: Now open
Where: Oliver Spencer, 330 East 11th Street, (between 1st and 2nd avenues); for more info, check

Amarcord Sale
What: Amarcord’s Williamsburg locale is taking a special 30% off practically everything in the store. Score sweet savings on their one-of-kind vintage fashions, accessories, and more.
When: Ongoing sale
Where: Amarcord, 223 Bedford Avenue, (between N. 4th and N. 5th streets); 718-963-4001.

Vintage Loft NYC at Lyell 
What: Emma Fletcher’s Lyell boutique has reopened for fall and this season they’re stocking beautiful vintage pieces from Vintage Loft NYC. Find a rotating selection of delicate blouses, vintage bras, dresses, gowns, and more??”in addition to their new fall merch.
When: Now in store
Where: Lyell, 173 Elizabeth Street, (between Spring and Kenmare streets); 212-966-8484.

Areaware Pop-up at Port Authority
What: Port Authority is housing a new rotating pop-up??”Areaware’s Design to Go. Shop a collection of nifty travel items and home decor from The Future Perfect, Jack Spade, Malin + Goetz, KIOSK, Retro Super Future and more.
When: Open through Saturday, September 26; Monday through Friday, from 11 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, from noon to 6 p.m.
Where: Areaware Pop-up, 641 8th Avenue, (at 41st Street); for more info, check out

Suite Orchard Sale
What: Drop by Suite Orchard’s ongoing summer sale for hot deals on their dressy faves Expect new markdowns weekly of up to 70% off as they make room for fall??”including items from Rag & Bone, Loeffler Randall, Sonia Rykiel, and their own Soni & Cindy collections.
When: Sale continues until it’s gone
Where: Suite Orchard, 145a Orchard Street, (corner of Rivington Street); 212-533-4115.

Los Angeles

Some Odd Rubies Closing
What: Vintage boutique Some Odd Rubies is closing their West 3rd Street location. It’s your last chance to shop their beautiful re-worked vintage dresses and accessories. Plus, during these last days, they’ll be selling their antique fixtures, decor, and more.
When: Closes on Saturday, September 5
Where: Some Odd Rubies, 8024 West 3rd Street, (between S. Laurel and S. Edinburgh avenues); 323-782-0191.

Elaine Kim Sale
What: Designer Elaine Kim is throwing a fun summer sale at her Beverly Center studio and online at her e-boutique. Score up to 70% off her stylish dresses, lovely jackets, tops, and more.
When: Ongoing sale
Where: Elaine Kim Studio, 8373 West Third Street, (at S. King’s Road); or shop online at

Welcome Hunters Super Summer Sale
What: Welcome Hunters is saying goodbye to the summer season with their annual super sale. Check out 70% to 80% discounts on their spring/summer ’09 merch for both men and women. 
When: Ongoing sale
Where: Welcome Hunters, 451 Gin Ling Way, (between N. Broadway and N. Hill Street); 213-687-9905.

Sophomore’s Scorpio Rising Pop-up at Space 15 Twenty
What: Space 15 Twenty is prepping for their new pop-up Scorpio Rising featuring Chrissie Miller’s first-ever pop-up for Sophomore. Shop Sophomore’s downtown-chic dresses, skirts, and T-shirts, as well as a selection of goods from vintage boutique Circa Now, Scorpio Rising, Madison Harding, aNYthing, and more.
When: Now open
Where: Space 15 Twenty, 1520 North Cahuenga Boulevard, (between W. Sunset Boulevard and Selma Avenue); 323-465-1893.

Milkmade Sale
What: Milkmade’s end-of-season sale launches with major discounts on their men’s and women’s merch. Find up to 40% off items from Trovata, Operations, Corpus, What Comes Around Goes Around, Preloved, Apolis Activism, Park Vogel, and more.
When: Ongoing sale
Where: Milkmade, 1413 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, (between California and Millwood avenues); Venice; 310-581-8890.

Ooga Booga Sale
What: Enjoy fun summer discounts at Ooga Booga’s ongoing sale. In-store or online, their spring/summer ’09 lines are now up to 50% off??”including Opening Ceremony, Anntian, Bless, Patrick Ervell, Leif and Tooya, and more.
When: Ongoing sale
Where: Ooga Booga, 943 North Broadway, #203, (near W. College St.); 213-617-1105.

Post 26 Sale
What: Brentwood Country Mart boutique Post 26 is celebrating summer with major discounts on their designer stock. Head upstairs and find up to 50% off their clothing and shoes and up to 40% their jewelry. Sale goods include items from Vena Cava, Kova & T, Alexander Wang, Missoni, and more.
When: Sale run until it’s gone
Where: Post 26, 225 26th Street, (between San Vicente Boulevard and Georgina Avenue); 310-451-0950.

Satine Sale
What: Summer clearance discounts at Satine are now at the 70% off point. As they prepare for their big move to a new locale, shop sale merch from Tsumori Chisato, VPL, Life with Bird, Thakoon, Filippa K, and others. Plus, check out new pre-fall collections from Alexander Wang, Seneca Rising, Erin Fetherston, and more.
When: Ongoing sale
Where: Satine, 8117 West 3rd Street, (between South Crescent Heights Boulevard and South Kilkea Drive); 323-655-2142; and online at

Confederacy Sale
What: Find further discounts at Hollywood boutique Confederacy’s summer sale??”now at up to 50% off. Shop in-store or on their newly-launched e-commerce site for men’s and women’s sale merch;including pieces from Phillip Lim, House of Holland, Future Classics, Alexander Wang, Conference of Birds, Loden Dager, Robert Geller, and more.
When: Ongoing sale
Where: Confederacy, 4661 Hollywood Boulevard, (between North Vermont Avenue and Rodney Drive); 323-913-3040; and online at


La Pisette Jewelry Discount
What: La Pisette’s rocky jewels and rings are going on sale at their online boutique. Save a special 25% off at checkout??”on their the new Form Four ring (now $146.25) or the Form One ring (now $198.75).
When: Discount runs through Labor Day, Monday, September 7
Where: Shop online at

Beklina Sale
What: Check out the sweet summer sale stock at eco-friendly e-boutique Beklina. Select summer styles are now 50% off including pieces from Mociun, Stewart + Brown, Ashley Watson, Mr. Larkin, and more. 
When: Ongoing sale
Where: Shop online

I Don’t Like Mondays Sale
What: E-boutique I Don’t Like Mondays has just launched their first spring sale. Choose from a selection of men’s and women’s casual T-shirts, dresses, denim, and more??”now up to 30% off.
When: Sale lasts until it’s gone
Where: Shop online at


–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Sep 03 2009 in Uncategorized

A.OK NYC Launch Party (6/23)



OAK, the super stylish New York City and Williamsburg (Brooklyn) clothing boutique, is throwing a party to celebrate the launch of their new collection, cleverly named A.OK.  It’s not any cheaper than the designers they stock — a price you have to pay for style — but, you get the sense that what you get is high style and the ability to create a non-conformist look, which is hard to achieve simply by shopping at your local urban malls.

Everything is A.OK Launch Party

Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Don Hill’s
511 Greenwich Street, at Spring
9PM – 2AM | Open Bar: 9-11PM
No cover. No list. No RSVP.
Performance by Led Er Est
DJs: Ca$$idy (Garutachi), Lauren Flax, Dave P


Kathy Ng Hassan

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Posted Jun 22 2009 in Uncategorized
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