23 July 2009

SF Finally Gets a Barney's Warehouse Sale

I just realized I am going to miss the first day due to a wedding. :/ I guess I'll see what slim pickings are left at the end of the sale.

Barneys Warehouse Sale Details

50-75% off Regular prices on our selection of the finest designer clothing, shoes +accessories for Men+Women, as well as gifts for the home.

Thursday July 30th - Sunday August 9th

Thu-Fri Jul 30-31st 8am-9pm
Sat Aug 1st 9am - 7pm
Sun Aug 2nd 10am - 7pm
Mon Aug 3rd, Thur, Fri 7th 10am-8pm
Sat Aug 8th+Sun Aug 9th 10am-7pm

Fort Mason Center
Herbst Pavilion
415 268 3497

08 July 2009

Wanna look like a F1 driver?

If you want to look like Sebastian Vettel or Nick Heidfeld, look no further than a pair of Ray-Bans. I believe Ray-Ban is actually an official sponsor of F1! If I was a F1 driver I'd like to be sponsored by Shu Uemura for some free makeup... hohoho. Free clothes or bags from my favorite brands would be acceptable too.

If Ray-Bans are out of budget (cuz honestly Vettel's and Heidfeld's sunglasses are quite questionable looking), you could buy a knock off at Urban Outfitters. UO calls these sunglasses "80s Racing Sunglasses." How oddly appropriate? The lovely photos of the drivers are from motorsport.com.

Oh my...

07 July 2009

Cut the crap

I now know what to do with the unattractive XL sized t shirt freebies I have amassed from my company (besides giving them to my dad haha). Just shred it and make a necklace...

It's quite easy, there is a tutorial here at cumbersome.com.

06 July 2009

Brand dilution?

Designer collaborations with mass market retailers and fast fashion chains are nothing new. The latest brand to succumb to the trend is luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo. Is this a wise move? To bring the "luxury" to the masses - where luxury is defined by marketing and celebrity cult status ... hmm perhaps. Maybe more aspirational shoppers will be attracted to the mainline of Jimmy Choo and boost up their long term sales.

I know, this news is quite old by now. The shoes and handbags will be available starting November 14th, and I don't think I'll be queuing up for it (I doubt my boss will understand the merits of it...!). I am eager to find out about the quality of the items, since the promotional pictures look quite attractive.

The price points are a little high for H&M, but I suppose they are on par with their other designer collaboration price points. Supposedly flat shoes will run for approximately $60USD, with boots going for $130USD, and some handbags for $276USD. To be quite frank, I'm hoping that some of them will linger around for 50% off sales but I doubt that will happen. I'm not quite willing to pay full price for these items seeing as how I can buy a good quality sale shoe for the same prices (though of course without the Jimmy Choo label).