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  • Made in Brooklyn Certification

    Apply to Receive Brooklyn-Made Certification

    The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is upping the ante on what Made in Brooklyn means. Their recent certification called Brooklyn-Made was passed to help communicate the authenticity of products crafted in the borough and weed

  • Ruifier Fine Jewelry London

    Ruifier Launches Fine Jewelry Collections

    Building upon their architecture meets industrial chic aesthetic, Ruifier, the London-based label is bringing playful wearability to the forefront with their fine jewelry this season. Versatile, colorful and fun, you’ll see a clever story unfold

  • Joan Shepp Philadelphia

    Open Call: Joan Shepp Launches Emerging Designer Residency

      Joan Shepp, the Philadelphia-based retailer known for their eclectic curation and support of fresh talent has decided to go one step further by launching their emerging designer residency program to help discover the next big name in

Made in Brooklyn Certification

Apply to Receive Brooklyn-Made Certification

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is upping the ante on what Made in Brooklyn means. Their recent certification called Brooklyn-Made was passed to help communicate the authenticity of products crafted in the borough and weed out companies that simply try [...]

August 20, 2014 DESIGNERS
Killer Heels Exhibition at Brooklyn Museum

Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe at Brooklyn Museum

Killer Heels, the Brooklyn Museum’s upcoming exhibition will delve into the interstices, adornment and fascination with one of the most provocative fashion accessories. Looking at sixteenth-century platform chopines to modern day red carpet heels that have influenced popular culture, the story of [...]

August 19, 2014 NEWS/EVENTS
Bergdorf Goodman Instagram

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Social Media Real Estate

      One easy way to optimize your social media channels is clearly tell the story of your brand and also provide people with all the pertinent information they need to contact you and learn more. Since discovery reigns [...]

August 18, 2014 MARKETING/PR
2014 Pantone Colors

Week in Review: Lauren Bacall, Spring App, Changes at Lucky and Fall 2014 Pantone Colors

1. Check out Pantone’s must-have colors for the season and compare it to what you have in your collections. (via Elle) 2. Read this article on Spring and see why this new fashion app features some of the most coveted brands. [...]

August 17, 2014 NEWS/EVENTS
Swords-Smith Sample Sale Summer 2014

Swords-Smith’s Great Minds Sample Sale

Swords-Smith is back with their massive, multi-designer sample sale! You’ll be able to shop Swords-Smith stock, Creatures of Comfort stock, plus over 60 additional designers at up to 90% off including: Dusen Dusen, Samantha Pleet, H. Fredriksson, Soulland, Mary Meyer, Chromat and many other coveted names. [...]

August 14, 2014 NEWS/EVENTS
West Elm Local Small Business Grant

Open Call: West Elm Local’s $25,000 Small Business Grant and Portfolio Reviews

West Elm is continuing their support of local makers and designers with their latest initiative. This fall, they will give one winner a $25,000 small business grant and three finalists will have the opportunity to be a part of their [...]

August 12, 2014 CONTESTS/OPEN CALLS
Ruifier Fine Jewelry London

Ruifier Launches Fine Jewelry Collections

Building upon their architecture meets industrial chic aesthetic, Ruifier, the London-based label is bringing playful wearability to the forefront with their fine jewelry this season. Versatile, colorful and fun, you’ll see a clever story unfold in each of their collections. [...]

August 11, 2014 ACCESSORIES, DESIGNERS, JEWELRY
Joseph Altuzarra and Targe

Week in Review: 5 Untold Fashion Truths, the Importance of Pinterest, Altuzarra at Target and Crowdfunding

1.  Up next for Target is the Altuzarra collaboration. Read about their process and how it benefits the designer and retailer. (via The New York Times) 2. Every wonder which social platforms you should be on? These stats show why [...]

August 10, 2014 NEWS/EVENTS
emPowered wristlet

Wearable Tech: emPowered Launches Wristlets with Four Times the Charge

EmPowered, the line of accessories that cleverly designed a built-in-charger in popular tried-and-true handbag silhouettes has just launched wristlets for fall. Supercharged and built to impress the most connected person, users can charge their phone (iPhone and Android) full up to [...]

August 8, 2014 ACCESSORIES, DESIGNERS, HANDBAGS
Museum at FIT

Fall 2014 Fashion Culture Events at the Museum at FIT

  This fall, the Museum at FIT has organized another series of lectures and events free to the public. From in-depth talks with historians, authors and today’s fashion influencers, there’s plenty to learn during the next few months.  1. Exposed [...]

August 6, 2014 EDUCATION, NEWS/EVENTS
Joan Shepp Philadelphia

Open Call: Joan Shepp Launches Emerging Designer Residency

  Joan Shepp, the Philadelphia-based retailer known for their eclectic curation and support of fresh talent has decided to go one step further by launching their emerging designer residency program to help discover the next big name in apparel and accessories. Named as [...]

August 5, 2014 CONTESTS/OPEN CALLS
Kordal Sample Sale

End of Summer Sample Sale featuring Kordal, Days + Nights, Rachel Weisberg, Supra Endura and Andrea Diodati

  This Sunday, August 10, join knitwear label Kordal, Days + Nights, Rachel Weisberg Vintage, Supra Endura, and Andrea Diodati at Su’juk in Brooklyn for their end of summer sample sale. Guests can shop and mingle with lavender infused champagne cocktails, stop by the flower wreath [...]

August 4, 2014 NEWS/EVENTS
Shoefiti Renee Snelson

Week in Review: Shoefiti, the Fugly Shoe Trend, Increased Twitter Activity and Emoji Talk

  1. From sketches to street art, see how Renée Snelson has created shoefiti all over New York’s East Village and Lower East Side. (via WWD) 2. There’s been a battle over who owns the color pink. Read more about the legal [...]

August 3, 2014 NEWS/EVENTS
Vanity Sizing and Comparison Chart

Could Fit Be Your Point-of-Difference?

It’s probably safe to say that fit is a huge problem and at the same time an opportunity for fashion brands. Both major retailers and small labels are trying to get it right. An article in Racked shed light on what’s [...]

July 30, 2014 MARKETING/PR