Monday, June 30, 2008

Valentino Red


This week we will focus on the wonderful combination of red, white, and blue, and I will try to forget that The Closet starts accepting fall consignments in just a few weeks. For The Closet, as well as anyone else in the business of fashion, the 4th of July signifies the end of summer and lots of 50% off tags. However, most people see the holiday as just the beginning, though for us it marks the fact that fall is only two months away. I don't want to depress all of you with this news since there is still plenty of time to enjoy your summer finds, but don't forget that early autumn looks are already arriving in stores, The Closet included (and we get our best pieces early!)

p.s. If you are looking for the perfect pair of flats to last you still September, I think these Valentino peep toes will do the job.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

YSL 'Raspail' Tote

We just received a fabulous Yves Saint Laurent tote in black croc-printed patent leather. It is sooo nice and big, but so light. Come in and take a peek. The best of fall is yet to come!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Cute Juicy Trench


New with Tags!

Summer in the City


All good Boston girls have a little wicker bag! From the authentic Nantucket basket to the Lambertson Truex mini tote pictured above, this piece will make your outfit most proper this summer.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Singing in the Rain in Style!

It is a little wet in Boston right now. You might need these...

Pucci Rainboots

H-our Watch

We have one of these and as i'm sure you know, they never go on sale...but they do at The Closet!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

More Pucci!


Look at these colors! The fabric is fine silk jersey, a great classic print, Italian 46. I like that it has sleeves so you can really wear it any time, pair it with some dark brown slouchy boots and a cardigan for early fall or right now with a metallic gold sandal. Take me to Capri!

Just in: Chanel Bag!


Lovely classic pink Chanel bag from Spring '06. It is a darling purse. The cloth fabric is printed with iconic designs from the famed French fashion house, featuring mini camellias, perfume bottles, pearls, and the 2.55 (which this bag surely resembles!) The condition is excellent. A perfect addition to your collection!

Pucci & Purple


What a pair! I know the combination of purple and turquoise is a little 80's, but now more than ever is the time to wear bright color.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Ports Please!

Ports Please

It didn't last long! One lucky regular snapped up Ports' frothy silk frock on Saturday, a mere day after its arrival. You should have seen the smile on her boy's face when she gave him a sneak peak!

A Treat from Etro


For a stylish girl that is a little Rock 'n Roll...

Monday, June 23, 2008

Color of the Day: Fuchsia




It is always a pleasure to create new displays in the shop. We try to rearrange them as often as possible, as the merchandise changes daily. So even though The Closet decides what to accept and market, we can never plan exactly what we want in the store, yet there always seem to be a few underlying trends among the items. I know that clashing is a rule of fashion, but The Closet loves to match!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Happy Friday!


Don't these flats just make you smile!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Just In: Jewelry

Lots of of classic silver pieces from Tiffany and a lovely blue topaz ring by David Yurman!

Visvim Sneakers


Here is a small sampling of the Visvim sneakers that we have...the majority are size 9 1/2. As far as I know, this brand is very hard to come by in the States. We have had customers who said they travelled all the way to Japan to get their hands on this stuff!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Oh Oscar

Oscar skirt

Oscar de la Renta has created quite the confection. Here is a dreamy snow white silk tiered skirt, trimmed with tiny black ribbons and a few feathers. It is so delicate and so lovely.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Doo. Ri Dress!

Doo. Ri

Doo-Ri Chung is well known in the fashion world for her elegantly draped designs. You may recall she was the winner of the 2006 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award, however it is rare to see one of her creations here at The Closet. Until now! This dress is size 2 and has a delicate sash and beautiful bubble hem.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Pleats Please

                                MJ Pants

I love the idea of a cropped, slightly baggy gaucho pant with a little tank and heels. These two are Marc Jacobs collection, size 2, but they run large. I find this photo from The Sartorialist very inspiring. I just hope I can pull them off as well as she does!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Prada Wedge

Prada wedges

These are really awesome lightly worn Prada sandals, Sz 39, in multi-colored snakeskin. Don't they remind you of those sweet patchwork bags from the eighties?!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Consignment is chic!

The NY Times talks about consignment in today's Fashion & Style section! Also, we have LOTS of nice Rogan for the boys.

Vanessa Bruno

The 4th of July is fast approaching so it is time to think about what to wear. Think short, colorful, easy dresses you can take from the beach to a barbeque. I usually find myself in all black ensembles, but a long holiday weekend gives me the perfect excuse to lighten up. I love the Madras line from APC, it actually makes me want to wear plaid! I am also a big fan of this Vanessa Bruno mini dress/jumper in blue linen, her designs are so cool and simple. The Closet is the perfect place to find a festive outfit.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Pucci Hat

Pucci Hat

The perfect thing to protect your highlights from the sun!

Just in:

Two gorgeous bias cut Jil Sander dresses. One is a lovely pale yellow, the other black. The best part...the liquid feeling fabric is 100% polyester, so it will not wrinkle! Who knew?!

mmmmm Missoni


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Dita Shades

Dita shades

Big sunglasses are a major weakness for me. I recently discovered Dita's Opus style (they are huge!) The subtle branding of these shades is appealing as the vintage-inspired frames stand alone in a crowded eyewear world of logos and glitz. They make me feel quite glamorous. We have a pair at The Closet, the Lotus style in brown tortoise, which seem slightly smaller and not as trendy.

Blue & Cream

Blue & Cream

This color combination is perfect for summer. I love Balenciaga's pure white version of a chic and modern gladiator sandal. The Lanvin slides will work in Beacon Hill or Nantucket. Finally, Ferragamo's white patent tote can take you from the office to the beach. It's nice to have the idea of a clear bag, without the entire world seeing all your stuff!

Marni Top

Marni top

Marni so cool and easy. There is always a special touch, often a combination of wonderful fabrics and unique patterns, that lead to a totally one of a kind look.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Just in:

Epi Pochette

The Closet has Louis Vuitton's black Epi leather Pochette Accessoires in perfect condition.

Jelly shoes!

This summer I decided that I am not going to wear flip flops. I hear they are actually a terrible form of footwear, and I hate how dirty my feet become. Perhaps I will bring a pair down to the Cape, but they really don't belong in the city.


These fun plastic jellies ($20 at Aldo) were recommended to me by a trusted shoe connoisseur and friend of The Closet, one who happens to have the best collection of flats that I know. I was a little unsure at first, but my friend was right. They took me from a day wandering the Harbor Islands to dinner back in the city, and I can report that I am blister free and had clean feet when I got home!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Little Feet

I think Tory Burch's flats look a million times more precious on little girls than those who wear a size 9, but I do find this NY TIMES photo shoot really cute!

Colorful Shoes

MJ, Prada, Choo

The Closet says: Sometimes it is easier to start with a bright shade on the bottom!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Must Try!

I just want to take a moment to remind my fellow shoppers of the importance of trying on a garment, regardless of how it looks on the hanger. Case in point: A couple of weeks ago we received a black silk kimono dress by Lanvin. It had wide dolman sleeves, a big belt, and narrow skirt. I hate to say it, but it looked rather unremarkable. The dress remained on the hanger for a few weeks, NOBODY wanted to try it on! Finally, a smart shopper arrived (from Vermont no less) who was game. It looked AMAZING and went home with her in a matter of minutes. This is a lesson to all of you who have ever looked at a piece of fabric resting carelessly on a plastic frame and thought, "mmmm I don't think so." Please, just try it on. What do you have to lose? The most perfect Lanvin dress is all!

Prada Platform

Prada platform

Friday, June 6, 2008

Hogan Bag

Hogan Bag

This is a great bag, nice muted olive gray color, practical pockets and messenger handle, what's not to like?! I used to feel like Hogan and Tod's were such different brands, but they seem to be playing off each other more and more. This bag is particularly reminiscent of the Tod's bags seen last season. How much of an influence does Derek Lam have on accessories design? I hope a lot!

Undercover Sneaker

This is the perfect summer sneaker for a boy who likes to be casual, but still stylish. Undercover designer Jun Takahashi debuted this design a few months ago, but they have only recently become available outside Japan. Browns in London is still selling them for full price! Lots more to come...

Undercover Converse

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Rebecca Taylor Delivery!

Rebecca Taylor

Don't want the girls to be left out! We love Rebecca Taylor for her fine leopard prints, flouncy silk skirts, lovely floral dresses, and all around girly, yet slightly punky attitude towards dressing. I often find her pieces to have a decidedly vintage feel, while remaining relevant for today. She is so hard to resist!

Just in: Visvim

Visvim Polo

Visvim animal tee

45rpm shirt


Visvim shirt

Visvim windbreaker

We have this in black too! What you see above is a VERY small selection of what we have received...enjoy!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


We recently started to see this label E2 in the shop. It is designed by Michele and Olivier Chatenet who are based in Paris. They are known for taking fine vintage items and reworking them to give each piece (like Hermes, Lanvin, and Chanel) a modern, yet authentic bohemian look. I think it is a neat idea, especially since the updated garments become completely one of a kind. Yesterday we received this...

E2 Blouse

E2 Tag

How fitting!

Just in: Visvim

The Japanese streetwear brand best known for fancy limited edition sneakers and perfectly-cut dark denim is back at The Closet! Some pictures will be up later, but we will have new arrivals all week. Bring in your boyfriends!

The Last of Helmut Lang


Here is a dress from the last collection Helmut Lang designed for his label. This dress was shown in white on the Spring/Summer 2005 runway. It is a very straight cut with some interesting braided detail. It is a light cotton which makes it perfect for warm weather. Luckily we don't have to abandon our black just because it is sunny and hot!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Should have bought it...when I saw it!

Closet Sign

This is a good rule, especially if you are shopping in a consignment store, where what you see is what you get. Part of the charm of The Closet is that we have only one of each item/only one size, so it is either meant for you or it isn't. This is one reason we choose not to ship. It is also important for shoppers to be able to examine an item in person, since our merchandise has been 'gently worn'. We like to keep it simple! Although online shopping is an increasingly popular method of treasure hunting, there is no substitute for the feeling one gets upon finding a piece that can be enjoyed immediately. Who wants to wait!

Donna Karan Signature


This is classic Donna Karan. The dress is so tiny I could barely fit it on the mannequin!