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#TheSelectsPopUp NYC: Shop Emerging K-Beauty and Fashion at The Selects

We have been obsessed with K-beauty brands every since we were first introduced to the Korean Beauty industry by Sephora in 2015. And in those three years, the K-Beauty industry in the US has exploded and it’s showing no signs of stopping. You already know we love emerging and indie brands, both in fashion and beauty; so of course,  we had to preview and shop the curated selection of the most anticipated Korean fashion and beauty brands at The Selects. Noted as NYC’s premier destination for emerging K-Beauty and Fashion, you will find all things K-Beauty and fashion at The Selects. Today, we’ll be concentrating on the amazing K-Beauty brands we saw at the #TheSelectsPopUp NYC.

The Selects, a collaborative project promotes Korean fashion designers and beauty brands. The goal of the pop-up is to help assist these innovative brands break into the US market. This will be the first time most of the designers will have retail exposure to US consumers. On the fashion side, ten of the most promising designers evolving in the Korean fashion industry are represented at the  #TheSelectsPopUp. They include Bmuet(te), Beyond Closet, The Centaur, Heohwan Simulation, Hidden Forest Market, KYE, LIE, Nohant, SWBD, and Wnderkammer.  On the beauty side, The Selects have partnered with ten K-beauty brands.

K-beauty is highly focused on health and hydration, and the ingredients are innovative and inspired by nature. The beauty brands highlighted and sold at the #TheSelectsPopUp include Agerin, IPKN, Jinsoon, Knours, Meg, Moart, SKINRx Lab, Too Cool for School, Vika and Whal Myung. They represent some of the best Korean skincare and makeup on the market, some of which are featured below:

We had the pleasure of attending a beauty demonstration by Seong Hee Park using some of these skincare and cosmetics k-beauty products. Check out our K-Beauty at The Selects IGTV story to see the video of this demonstration and below for photos of Seong Hee Park in action.

Throughout the time the pop-up will be open, there will be two raffles held each week, one will be a classic raffle and the other an Instagram contest for the best Instagram picture of the week tagged of The Selects pop-up. Winners will receive a basket of amazing K-beauty products.

The Korean beauty haven opened on October 26th and will remain open until November 14th. The #TheSelectsPopUp, located at 62 Greene Street, will be open Sunday-Thursday 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Friday-Saturday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

FREE NYFW EVENT: CARAVAN X TABII Collection Pop-Up

Claudine DeSola of Caravan Stylist Studio has teamed up with conscientious-chic designer Tabitha St. Bernard to create a small capsule collection, the CARAVAN X TABII collection, launching with an interactive pop-up atelier at The Gregory Hotel. The NYFW pop-up will allow fashionistas the unique opportunity to purchase a garment they help bring to life. By selecting their fabric of choice, they will watch as their outfit gets created right before their eyes. This unique pop-up is open to the public (NO RSVP is required!) allowing the general public to experience a bit of the wonderful excitement of NYFW.

The CARAVAN X TABII collection consists of two zero waste designs and takes the emerging “see now, buy now” trend one step further with a “made now” option. The CARAVAN X TABII collection seeks to make women feel good about what they are wearing. The streamlined, zero waste designs will be made with surplus fabrics, with every square-inch being used in the collection. Any fabric that is not used for the design of the garments will be later turned into sachets and scarves.

The conscientious-chic CARAVAN X TABII Collection is not only waste reducing, the experience will also serve as color therapy for consumers, who are given the opportunity to select the fabrics and colors that are meaningful to them. The CARAVAN X TABII collection is supported by NYC Fashion M.A.D.E., (Manufacturers of Alliance of Design Educators), which will enroll a candidate from the factory where the collection will be produced in their educational program.

The CARAVAN X TABII Collection Pop-Up opens for two days only at the very fashionable, 132-room boutique The Gregory Hotel, located in midtown Manhattan at 42 West 35th Street, on Friday, February 10th, and Saturday, February 11th, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you love one-of-a-kind pieces and want to support reducing fabric waste, head over to The Gregory Hotel for this great event. We will certainly be stopping by. Will you be attending the open-to-the-public pop-up event for this sustainable fashion collection? What garment are you interested in having made? Share your fashionable thoughts with us.

Nau Clothing Holiday Pop-Up Grand Opening in NYC

Is it too early to think about the holiday gifting season? We don’t think so, especially when the items we’re highlighting today are essential to the cold temperatures and wet weather we’ve been experiencing this fall. We had the pleasure of being introduced to the refined Fall/Winter collection from Portland-based apparel brand, Nau Clothing (pronounced now). The event was to celebrate the return of Nau Clothing to the East Coast and the opening of their New York pop-up shop.

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Founded in 2007, the Nau Clothing fashion label creates premium apparel for men and women that blend technical performance and modern design, crafted from sustainably sourced materials. The sustainable fashion brand, whose name means “Welcome”, offers rain jackets, insulated and recycled down jackets, trench coats, dresses, shirts, pants, and skirts. The fall/winter collection boasts sustainable basics and outerwear essentials. Some of our favorites include incredibly soft and cozy alpaca cardigans, structured Merino wool jackets, warm and travel-friendly down pullovers, modern and ultra-soft down stoles, moisture wicking and thermal regulating pants, comfortable, easy wool dresses, and much, much more.

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We love the design aesthetic and silhouettes from Nau Clothing because of its versatility, its classic looks, and its ease of travel anywhere pieces. Pieces from the Nau Clothing collection will last you multiple seasons for many years without losing its innate style. It’s no surprise to know these pieces will seamlessly take you from season to season, year to year. Many items will easily become favorites you’ll be pulling out of your closet to wear time after time.

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The event’s music was provided by Kristin Kontrol, the newest musical endeavor from Kristin Welchez of Dum Dum Girls, while Megan Morrison, fashion illustrator from TravelWriteDraw, captured guests sporting their Nau favorites with custom artwork. Guests also enjoyed complimentary farm-to-table bites and craft beer and wine from Oregon-based Ninkasi Brewing Company and Union Wine Company.

The Nau Clothing pop-up shop is located at 262 Mott Street in New York. Hours are Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. For more information, call (212) 334-3343.

Final Two Photos by MJ Romero-Clark

Shopping NYC: Lands’ End Opens Pop-Up Shop in SoHo

The day before the first day of NYFW, WWD invited us to their Fashion Week Kickoff Party celebrating Canvas by Lands’ End, and the grand opening of the new Lands’ End Pop-Up Shop in SoHo. The two-floor pop-up, located at 580 Broadway between Houston and Broome, boasts 8,000 square feet of shopping pleasure. It features men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, footwear and accessories from the fall, holiday and winter collections, as well as Lands’ End’s latest collections, Canvas by Lands’ End, and Lands’ End Sport.

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Along with the Canvas by Lands’ End and Lands’ End Sport collections, fans of the brand can also anticipate seeing the Lands’ End Kids and Home products, which will be available shortly after the store’s opening. For those who are anticipating the season of holiday shopping, a Gift Shop will be introduced and located at the front of the store featuring a thoughtful, curated collection of gifts for everyone on your holiday list.

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Customers visiting the Lands’ End store will also have the opportunity to shop, indulge and relax in the following experiences:

  • Women’s Cashmere Bar – The Lands’ End Women’s Cashmere Bar features a variety of colors and styles of the popular sweaters ranging from cardigans to crewnecks and made of 100 percent Inner Mongolian cashmere.
  • Men’s Haberdashery Shop – Lands’ End is known for their high-quality, stylish men’s tailored apparel and the Men’s Haberdashery Shop will not disappoint. Complete with a pool table, men can discover dapper items ranging from sport coats and tailored pants to button downs that can even be monogrammed on-site, then take a break for a pool game or two.
  • On-Site Personalization Shop – One favorite gift to receive is a personalized item from Land’ End. At the onsite personalization shop, you can personalize almost everything sold in-store. Monogram totes and sweaters, add embroidery to fleece throws or gloves or take advantage of the on-site heat stamping to personalize leather gloves, belts, and handbags.
  • Sweets, Treats & Hot Cocoa – Shoppers can take a break and enjoy a variety of sweet treats and hot cocoa while relaxing in a variety of seating throughout the store.
  • Social Gathering Space – For those who find themselves waiting while loved ones shop, Lands’ End invites you to take a seat, refresh, and even recharge your devices at the electronic charging station and take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the store.

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The Lands’ End SoHo Pop-Up Shop has been open since September 8th and will remain open until February 15, 2017. Store hours are as follows: Monday through Saturday from 10am to 8pm, and 11am to 7pm on Sundays. Will you be stopping by the Lands’ End Pop-Up Shop in SoHo?

 

Fashionable Functionality | Erickson Beamon x LeSportsac Collection

What do you get when an iconic jewelry brand teams up with an iconic brand of functional and chic handbags? You get the stunning Erickson Beamon x LeSportsac Collection. The distinguished jewelry label, who has captivated fashion designers, editors and celebrities for decades, joins forces with LeSportsac for a whimsical, elegant, and timeless of bags that are sure to dazzle you. The collaboration made its debut at the week-long, Erickson Beamon x LeSportsac pop-up shop in New York City this past week.

The collection featured some of Beamon’s signature jewelry designs, pearls, crystals, chains, and chandeliers printed on the classic LeSportsac bags. The various prints include: Jodie, Glenda, Duchess of Fabulous, Redemption of Eve, Ballet Diamond Debossed, Princess Sissy Dome, Diamond Debossed, Brave New World, Kasey Color Block, Queen Jerry, Dorothea, Talking Heads, and Christie (double chandelier print) and can be seen on such LeSportsac styles, such as the Goldie, and Faye Cosmetic Bags, Holly Clutch, Jerry, Janis, and Andy Totes, Jane Weekenders, etc.

We found ourselves especially drawn to the Brave New World print (available in a Scarf), and the pink lover in us fell head over heels for the pink-on-pink Talking Heads print (available in the Andy Tote). Although the pop-up shop closed its doors yesterday, you can snag the “perfect for holiday gifts” collection online at www.lesportsac.com/collection/erickson-beamon.

NYC Event Alert – Meet & Greet Handbag Designer Monica Botkier at NOS Boutique

Calling all handbag lovers, are you a fan of Designer Monica Botkier, and her stunning bags? Tomorrow, December 14th, NOS Boutique, a premier men’s and women’s retailer located in DUMBO, Brooklyn is hosting an exclusive “Meet and Greet” with the renowned handbag and accessories designer to celebrate the first-ever Botkier pop-up shop at NOS Boutique.

The meet and greet runs from 2-5pm with attendees enjoying delicious light fare and refreshments as they get to know more about this celeb-favorite designer, and her chic and trendy bags. The Botkier Pop-up Shop will be officially open from December 14th – January 10th at NOS Boutique, 81 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

Pantone & Scoop NYC Celebrate the Pantone Colorwear Collection

Most may agree that color influences fashion more than anything else. When we heard that Pantone, the authority on color and the people designers and retailers go to when they want to know about color communication, and Scoop NYC teamed up to debut a menswear collection called Pantone Colorwear, we had to take a look. To celebrate this unification of fashion and color, Pantone hosted an exclusive launch event at Scoop NYC. Upon arrival, we were greeted by four of the event’s ambassadors, each with a balloon bouquet representing a color palette of this season’s Pantone Colorwear collection.

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The pop-up location is based on an Ultimate Closet concept, offering staples of every man’s wardrobe – tees, tanks, pants, shorts, and sweaters; and providing them in Pantone’s almost immeasurable range of colors. The decor itself invites each customer to get lost into the world of color. With great attention to detail and garment finishing, each item in the collection personifies its corresponding color personality and emotions. “Having been such a defining guide and inspiration in color for decades, this exciting new apparel line makes so much sense for Pantone to extend their color leadership into the fashion industry,” says Deepak Gayadin of Pantone Colorwear’s US arm, Empire & Branch. “We’re very excited to launch Pantone Colorwear here in New York City, and honored to be doing so through Scoop NYC.”

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The collection also features colorful polo shirts, hoodies, jackets, cardigans, and accessories, as well as their previously released swimwear collection. “Pantone Colorwear brings wardrobe staples to the forefront by combining color and function,” said Bryan Reynolds, DMM of Men’s for Scoop NYC. “The Scoop customer comes to us for our signature assortment, and Pantone’s menswear collection fits perfectly within our “Ultimate Closet” concept. The pop-up location will make it even easier for customers to experience the Pantone brand and bring color back into their wardrobe in a sophisticated way.”
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Extending to a block takeover in partnership with The Standard Hotel, the festivities continued at the ice-skating rink, which was beautifully lit in Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s 2014 Color Of The Year.

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The Pantone Colorwear collection will be exclusively available in New York through Scoop NYC, the pop-up will be occupying the entire space for the month of February.

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT | Kipling to Launch #MyKiplingBag Tour in NYC

Attention Kipling fans, starting November 12th and on through November 14th, Kipling invites you to their first ever pop-up in NYC. Get ready to enjoy an immersive, interactive journey through #MyKiplingBag. Over the course of three days, a fully branded Kipling pop-up space will be filled with playful activities. Attendees will get to enjoy complimentary on-site monogramming, surprise performances, transformative makeup vanities, visual sensationalism, bountiful bites, and crowd-sourced inspiration. Imaginative, individualized experiences like comedic personality readings are bound to stimulate the senses – and create a truly “out of the bag” adventure.

Kipling celebrates each individual’s special connection to his or her Kipling bag through the above mentioned activities and introduces its new Monogram Collection on www.kipling-usa.com which is launching this holiday season, giving consumers the opportunity to take personalization to the next level – all with the click of a button.

The excitement continues into the digital space with colorful content central to #MyKiplingBag shared across all platforms by guests at the event. Fans of the brand nationwide will have the opportunity to participate in a #MyKiplingBag sweepstakes. Tune in to @KiplingUSA on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for more.

President of Kipling North America Julie Dimperio comments: “We have learned that when consumers know us, they love us. We are giving them a chance to interact with us in three key markets.” Following the New York pop-up, hop on a plane down to Hawaii for a night of luau fun or hitch a ride to Miami for a festive Latin breakfast full of flare because Kipling will be taking the party south come December. No matter the city, it’s bound to be a wildly quirky and fabulously fun time.

To RSVP and attend this wonderful event, click on the image above or click here – http://mykiplingbag.com/.