Thursday, July 31, 2008
One of the things that makes The Closet such a unique place is the fact that you can find a cute H&M jacket for $10 hanging next to a piece by Yohji Yamamoto for $185. I am consistently amazed by the quality and variety of labels that can be found here. Although we are not a thrift shop, you can find many items at thrift shop prices. You can also find Chanel, Etro, and Missoni. The Closet has the best of both worlds and you just never know what you might find!
Here is another potential designer DIY, this time in the form of a modified Prada paint-by-number. I think Miuccia Prada's greatest talent is for finding the most unusual colors and fabrics and putting them together in a way you wouldn't expect, but somehow they look quite natural in the end. Can you pull off a Prada parrot skirt?
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
The piece is very wearable as either a blouse or jacket. I think it fits nicely into the category of fall florals and could also be worn into the winter, when a splash of bright color always stands out in a sea of dark & drab hues.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Tired of seeing your handbag on the arms of other girls? I don't think you have to worry about that with this sequined delight from Dries van Noten, a little known label that produces just a small number of items per season. His habit of using the MOST gorgeous materials has made the Belgian's pieces quite coveted at The Closet for a few years now, especially since the man simply refuses to expand his beloved bohemian/intellectual brand. As you can see this is a large bag, but the fabric is a sturdy canvas trimmed with patent leather, so it's not going to weigh you down. I think an iBook would fit nicely in here as well. Thanks Dries!
Monday, July 28, 2008
Martin Margiela is one of a kind in the fashion world. In addition to his unique approach to design and marketing (or lack thereof) I really appreciate his tendency to create items that even the most non-crafty person such as myself could reproduce. Like these glitter covered shoes!
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Every now and then a rainy day can be a blessing in disguise. The torrential downpours kept the majority of people inside and off Newbury Street yesterday, which enabled us to unpack and tag over 50 pairs of the most wonderful Italian shoes. We have Manolos and Marni as well as Prada sandals, Chanel mules, and many more. They are mostly size 37.5/38.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
It's time for a weekend escape and some fresh sea air. I think this Marni top is a great choice for all that a few days in the country entails. It is super light in both color and fabric and is just long enough to cover your bikini or pair with some little shorts for cocktails. The cut is fantastic, just skimming the body and flattering your shape, while still looking voluminous. Best of all, the linen/cotton blend is coated with a substance (maybe acrylic?) that totally resists spots. Because who wants to do washing on the weekend right?!
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
We have a combination of these two Lanvin dresses from SS 2007! The Closet's version is a smokey grey color, size 40. It has lots of properly placed pockets and zippers, as well as the requisite belt, so your waist will hopefully look as little as Valentina's!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Just wanted to let everyone know that The Closet will start accepting fall merchandise in August. Can you believe it?! Fall clothes are way better anyway! So if you have designer items (think labels from Barneys, Saks, high end boutiques, etc) in good condition, and preferably no more than 1 or 2 years old, we would love to hear from you. It is really helpful to call ahead and set up an appointment. We can be reached at 617.536.1919.
Here is a perfect summer outfit, for all of you that are size two and have tiny feet! Madge is rocking a pair of sky high Stella McCartney wedges (brand new from Intermix) with a strapless dress by Zachary's Smile White Label, which specializes in printed fabrics from the Ivory Coast. On top is a big floppy straw hat by Eric Javits and a beaded cord necklace from Anne Fontaine.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
The Closet is the perfect place to find that special piece to make your outfit Sartorialist worthy, from the printed Alex Wang jacket atop Stella McCartney's mini dress to Manolo Blahnik's version of the biker boot, look no further than 175 Newbury Street for a Barneys wardrobe at a fraction of the price.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
The Closet has the BEST consignors, we can't say it enough. Some choice items received this morning in the accessories department include 2 Burberry nova check totes, an oversize Chanel clutch/agenda, and Louis Vuitton's Mandara GM in mandarin epi. On the clothing side we have a fab Issey Miyake black ruffled jacket,a pair of white Chanel jeans from Cruise '08, and a Stella McCartney black mini dress. Come enjoy our AC and have a look around!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
with my Phillip Lim tote and a cute Japanese dress! Happy 4th of July! The Closet will be closed Friday for the holiday and reopen Saturday the 5th at 10am. We will also be open Sunday, however the blog will be going on vacation until Thursday. Cheers!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Marni makes wonderful prints. It is definitely one of the most coveted brands in the shop, and we receive pieces of it from as far away as San Francisco! The combination of rose, cream, and French blue gives the skirt a perfect vintage look.