Issa x Banana Republic Launches August 8

What better way to celebrate the birth of new royalty than shopping? Banana Republic is collaborating with Issa London – one of Kate Middleton’s favorite designers – on a collection launching in August. The collaboration, which launches in stores August 8, is made up of about 40 pieces, including a dress inspired by Kate’s infamous …

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Art And Fashion Come Together In Net-A-Porter’s New Capsule Collection

Wearable art isn’t typically worn by the masses, but Net-a-Porter is starting to change that. The e-tailer’s new bespoke, couture-inspired collection, dubbed Art Capsul, was curated by Stacy Engman, the chief curator of contemporary art at The National Arts Club in New York. Engman chose five contemporary artists to create made-to-order garments, giving the artists …

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A Little More On H&M's New Conscious Collection…The Lookbook

H&M has created an extension of their sustainably made, ethically sourced Conscious Collection called Conscious Exclusive. The line perfectly fulfills all chic women’s partywear needs. Dresses, gowns, jumpsuits, embellished accessories, and sophisticated heels round out the gorgeous assortment. The collection launches April 4 at H&M stores worldwide. -Claire Mykrantz Images: Vogue UK

Wave Goodbye To Barneys Co-Op, And Hello To Barneys New York

Barneys Co-Op will be renovated and re-branded. According to Women’s Wear Daily, the contemporary branch that withstood 25-years will no longer reside on New York’s Upper West Side, nor at The Grove shopping center in Los Angeles. Only the “Big Apple”, and the “City of Angles” are just the latest to close the Co-Op. Within …

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H&M Gift Card Giveaway! To Celebrate The Grand Re-Opening Of The Lexington & 59th Street Store!

Since Second City Style editors are HUGE proponents of the high-low concept of dressing, we love H&M for their totally on-trend options. Don’t you just love to see MAJOR designer shoes paired with an H&M dress? And how many of us have complimented a friend on something she is wearing only to find out she …

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June Proves to Be Another Lackluster Month For Retail Sales

There is no denying retail sales are in the crapper. As we reported in yesterday’s Fashion Headlines of the Day, Daffy’s is liquidating and Syms and Filene’s closed earlier this year. You know things are bad when discount retailers can’t even make it! According to today’s NY Post an unexpected and dramatic pullback by shoppers …

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