Fashion

Prep Yourselves for a Must See Collaboration between Lauder and Bazaar

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Estee Lauder might be one of the hardest to pronounce beauty brands to exist in our lifetime, but we have to admit that their reputation has gone through massive changes and beyond the incessant demands for innovation. This eponymous brand always gives its patrons something to be excited about, may it be a new shade of their trusted lipstick or a fresh revival of their nail polish colors.

Estee Lauder has established quite an impressive reach all throughout the globe, and with how things are rolling, they are definitely far from stopping. Caring for the things that meet the eye, Estee Lauder is widely known to supply beauty lines that make use of only the best ingredients, without going overboard in pricing. A majority of women around the world have come to adore and trust Estee Lauder, and their recent venture will definitely make it big in sales.

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Probably one of Estee Lauder’s loudest campaigns to date, the brand teamed up with an equally respected firm in the world of beauty and fashion which is Harper’s Bazaar. Women will be introduced to select versions of gift-with-purchase kits which are just irresistibly good.

Aside from the fact that this is a merge between two established pillars, these kits are made more special with the treatment applied to each set to be released. Hold on to your seats as Estee Lauder plans to warp us back in time by crafting cosmetic bags that are reminiscent of past icons, and these will definitely be collectors’ items as soon as they hit the stands.

Estee Lauder will showcase Harper’s Bazaar’s most celebrated magazine covers from the years 1929 until 1932, featuring icons and personas who dominated the era. It can also be remembered that it was during these years that the advent of high-fashion designers and brands was on the rise.

Brands like Chanel, Schiarparelli and Lanvin have been deemed the most famous, and Estee Lauder got everything clumped together in these gift-with-purchase kits to make us realize how fashion evolved from what it was before to how it is now. Aside from the artsy tote bags, Estee Lauder products are also contained within, making you remember the reasons why this beauty brand is revered.

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Also, Harper’s Bazaar’s current Beauty Director Alexandra Parnass put forth some beauty tips and strategies which will be included in every set purchased from Estee Lauder. Some of the products that you can find within each designed tote bag include the legendary Re-Nutriv line, your pick of lipstick, some nail polish shades and the iconic Aerin Mediterranean Honeysuckle scent.

If you want to be the first ones to have these coveted packs from Estee Lauder, mark your calendars as this will be released publicly on Saks Fifth Avenue and online on April 28. Take note that these gift-with-purchase kits can only be bought if you have a $35 purchase first from Saks Fifth Avenue itself.

See More:

Estée Lauder Honors Iconic Bazaar Covers with Limited
http://www.harpersbazaar.com/beauty/makeup/a14661/estee-lauder-harpers-bazaar-makeup-bags/

Estée Lauder, Saks join forces to find beauty at all ages
http://www.luxurydaily.com/estee-lauder-saks-join-forces-to-find-beauty-at-all-ages/

Paul Intalan

H&M came up with an affordable bridal line

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One of the frontrunners when it comes to fast fashion has something new to offer, but this time, it does not include streetwear. This is something new and refreshing as the ready-to-wear chains of stores will not only cater to those who are into casual attire. Get this; H&M has released their most unexpected venture by far: a bridal collection.

We know how weddings can turn out to be expensive, let alone the gown that the bride will wear for her special day. While all brides want to have something spectacular, let us face the truth that not all have deep pockets to pay for a labeled, designer gown. The struggle is definitely real especially for women who want to look pretty, but are limited by budget constraints.

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Those who want to be fabulous on their special day no longer have to worry because H&M came up with bridal pieces that are not only wedding appropriate but cost effective as well.

Trendy as they are, the pieces in the latest H&M collection are all fashionable and elegantly styled. This venture from the brand will surely create a sigh of relief especially for wise spenders.

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The gowns may be cheaper compared to conventional options, but they are still of great quality. A-line dresses will definitely go well for any bride no matter what size she has. The classic silhouette is a safe way to go because it is not only timeless but conventionally flattering as well.

There will be a wide variety of choices to choose from, all relative and can attractive to any modern bride. What’s even more interesting is the fact that H&M played with color and is not only restricted to the color white. There are lace, prints and subdued see-through fabrics that are feminine with flare and class.

See More:

H&M Reveals Bridal Styles:
http://www.vogue.co.uk/news/2016/03/18/hm-conscious-collection-bridal-style-launches

High street chains including ASOS and H&M launch cut-price bridal collections:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3511847/149-wedding-dress-bargain-big-day-High-street-chains-including-ASOS-H-M-launch-cut-price-bridal-collections.html

Aira Algado

Chanel names Willow Smith as their new ambassadress

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Chanel’s group of representatives grew even bigger as a new name was announced to join the ranks of fashionable and exceptional women who embody the style and aesthetic of the brand. Chanel is an empire, no doubt, and being a part of the fashion house that is desired by many is both a privilege and opportunity, which is why getting handpicked by Karl Lagerfeld is definitely a big deal.

15 year old Willow Smith is the newest addition to the lineup of exceptional women who endorse Chanel. Not all teenagers can get the chance to wear one of the most craved brands in the fashion industry and being chosen exciting beyond doubt. It’s like becoming Barbie personified as the chance to wear Chanel’s beautiful creations on a whim is just within reach.

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It is a win-win situation for both parties as Jada and Will’s daughter personifies a young lady who has already determined her style at an early age. Her distinct personality is flawlessly epitomized and impeccably channeled through her choice of clothing.

For Willow, being a celebrity comes naturally as she is an offspring of two of Hollywood’s superstars. Having parents with distinguished senses of style, it is not surprising that elegance was passed on to the Smith couple’s children, including Willow’s brother Jaden who also had a stint for Louis Vuitton.

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The celebrity daughter who has already etched her name in the industry as a multitalented performer was first seen sitting on front row together with her mother during the brand’s presentation of its autumn/winter collection. Days after, it was formally announced that Miss Smith will join the bandwagon of other trendy women like Blake Lively, Lily-Rose Depp and Elle Fanning.

“Thank you Karl Lagerfeld and the entire team at Chanel for expanding the perceptions of ‘beauty’ by picking me to be the new Chanel ambassador. I am honored.” – Willow posted on her Instagram account. (Cited: https://www.instagram.com/p/BCsmYzJPNjU/?hl=en)

See More:

Willow Smith is Chanel’s Newest ‘Ambassadress’:
http://fashionista.com/2016/03/willow-smith-chanel

Willow Smith Attends Chanel Show:
http://wwd.com/runway/fall-ready-to-wear-2016/paris/chanel/fashion-scoops/

Aira Algado

Estée Lauder launches new line Estée Edit

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For 70 years, Estée Lauder has been a trusted brand for women’s needs. The label that has become a staple presence in women’s vanity passed from generation to generation has long established their caliber when it comes to delivering quality products that make ladies from all over the world feel beautiful and ready for anything.

While it is undeniable that the prestigious brand already has a deep foundation when it comes to introducing high-quality products, there has been an invisible wall that separates the younger generation from picking Estée Lauder as their go-to brand in a heartbeat. This gap is something the brand wants to bridge, which is why they came up with a big venture that they haven’t done before.

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The brand released a product line named Estée Edit that targets millennials. This is the brand’s game plan when it comes to coping with the growing number of youngsters who occupy a big chunk of the pie chart when it comes to beauty product consumerism.

To become more effective, Estée Lauder worked hand in hand with influential women, such as model Kylie Jenner and beauty blogger Irene Kim. The brand made a favorable choice as these two have a wide following. The 82- piece makeup and skincare line aims to appeal to the ever-changing and always-challenging tastes of the new generation.

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It is hard to keep the loyalty of younger consumers as they always seek something new. Because the market always innovates, millennials will always be curious about trying the latest when it comes to skincare and makeup. Since technology and new discoveries pop up regularly, brands like Estée Lauder will really have to make sure that delivering a satisfactory result through their products is maintained.

Pieces in the Estee Edit line have been launched and can be purchased at Sephora branches, an all-around store that has always been a favorite since it is a one-stop shop that offers a variety of women’s needs.

See More:

The Estee Edit Launches at Sephora for Spring:
http://www.temptalia.com/the-estee-edit-launches-at-sephora-for-spring-now-for-vibvib-rouge

Kendall Jenner Is One of the First Guest Editors of The Estée Edit! Here’s How You Can Shop Her Collection:
http://www.instyle.com/news/kendall-jenner-estee-edit-collection

Aira Algado

Zara Dips into Versatility through the Ungendered Collection

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Breaking gender barriers is a key move for the fashion industry to reach as many people as it could. The realm of style has embraced the likelihood that every gender should have a say in what looks good and what doesn’t. Several companies and even modeling agencies have opened their doors to cater to the members of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community to take an integral part in making fashion flourish even more.

We now have lots of men who seem a bit aloof before in walking on runways, women who wear androgynous outfits and a mix of both. The entire human race is now as one in keeping the business alive, throwing in contributions for it to surpass its own form every now and then.

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Zara is widely known to have supported all genders when it comes to the collections and pieces they have released in the market. Catering to men and women, this illustrious company has supplied luxurious and sophisticated clothing lines, as well as ready-to-wear items that are affordable and accessible to many.

 

Zara, a brand so bold and ideal, yet again shocked the world by releasing the Ungendered Collection, which generated applause and accolades from the mainstream fashion industry.

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From the namesake itself, the Ungendered Collection is Zara’s latest contribution to the burgeoning concept of fashion for all. This is the brand’s first major take in promulgation a collection that puts focus on garments and items that are gender-free. Zara, despite its reputation for grand launches, kept it on the low for the Ungendered Collection, leading to more intrigue and heightened curiosity.

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The Ungendered Collection is known to have eight pieces including hoodies, jeans and shirts, which comes in three basic colors of navy, grey and white. Zara also ensured that the Ungendered Collection can stretch to pragmatic clients, listing it under the TRF line which means that it is accessible to the masses.

Zara’s Ungendered Collection thrives on giving men and women the option to look fashionable without the drama of designs, colors and prints. Most of the items under this collection is priced below $50, meant to channel comfort and are decidedly cozy.

 

The philosophy of having a unisex collection has been a dream come true for the eponymous brand, and this is just the start of the many surprises that Zara is cooking up for their market. Many fashion enthusiasts have also applauded Zara’s bold move into releasing this collection as it veered away from what they are known for: high-fashion and high-street style.

See More:

 Zara Released an “Ungendered” Clothing Line

http://www.buzzfeed.com/augustafalletta/zara-ungendered-clothing

Zara Launched a Genderless Clothing Section Online – Zara

http://www.elle.com/fashion/shopping/news/a34593/zara-genderless-clothing/

 

Paul Intalan

 

 

 

Chanel names Willow Smith as their new ambassadress

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Chanel’s group of representatives grew even bigger as a new name was announced to join the ranks of fashionable and exceptional women who embody the style and aesthetic of the brand. Chanel is an empire, no doubt, and being a part of the fashion house that is desired by many is both a privilege and opportunity, which is why getting handpicked by Karl Lagerfeld is definitely a big deal.

15 year old Willow Smith is the newest addition to the lineup of exceptional women who endorse Chanel. Not all teenagers can get the chance to wear one of the most craved brands in the fashion industry and being chosen exciting beyond doubt. It’s like becoming Barbie personified as the chance to wear Chanel’s beautiful creations on a whim is just within reach.

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It is a win-win situation for both parties as Jada and Will’s daughter personifies a young lady who has already determined her style at an early age. Her distinct personality is flawlessly epitomized and impeccably channeled through her choice of clothing.

For Willow, being a celebrity comes naturally as she is an offspring of two of Hollywood’s superstars. Having parents with distinguished senses of style, it is not surprising that elegance was passed on to the Smith couple’s children, including Willow’s brother Jaden who also had a stint for Louis Vuitton.

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The celebrity daughter who has already etched her name in the industry as a multitalented performer was first seen sitting on front row together with her mother during the brand’s presentation of its autumn/winter collection. Days after, it was formally announced that Miss Smith will join the bandwagon of other trendy women like Blake Lively, Lily-Rose Depp and Elle Fanning.

Thank you Karl Lagerfeld and the entire team at Chanel for expanding the perceptions of ‘beauty’ by picking me to be the new Chanel ambassador. I am honored.” – Willow posted on her Instagram account. (Cited: https://www.instagram.com/p/BCsmYzJPNjU/?hl=en)

See More:

Willow Smith is Chanel’s Newest ‘Ambassadress’:

http://fashionista.com/2016/03/willow-smith-chanel

 

Willow Smith Attends Chanel Show:

http://wwd.com/runway/fall-ready-to-wear-2016/paris/chanel/fashion-scoops/

 

Aira Algado

Banana Republic: Exuding Minimalism While Being On Top

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Sometimes, people love to wear brands that are neither too superfluous nor too shabby. We all want comfort especially in our wardrobe, and we only rely on familiar names every time the need arises.

While it is everyone’s dream to own a parka from Chanel or a sweatshirt from Hermes for a hefty price tag, our wallets and salaries just can’t cover the expenses.

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Fashion isn’t measured by how much it costs, but the way it is worn, and that is where the brand Banana Republic comes in. With numerous stores scattered all over the planet, Banana Republic is a household name that puts focus on ready-to-wear items and luxurious-looking garments without being pricey. Now established as one of the most purchased brands in the general fashion market, Banana Republic is a name to remember for style fused with utter comfort.

It was in the glorious year of 1978 when Mel and Patricia Ziegler ventured into the clothing business that trekked through unconventional designs and patterns. Stressing that their brand is a cut above the rest, Banana Republic originally focused on safari themed ensembles using luxury textiles for clothing that was still accessible to the middle class market.

In 1983, the eponymous retail brand was acquired by the equally famous outfit Gap Inc., which gave the humble clothing line a more upscale and indulgent feel without compromising value due to impending price hikes.

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Currently, Banana Republic can be seen and be visited in a whopping 642 stores all over the world, which makes the brand extremely worthy of your daily fashion needs. Banana Republic can be remembered by their risky patterns and unique cuts that touch tourist-oriented garments and styling.

The brand never strayed from this vision and has inspired the majority to give in to their cravings for being fashionable yet economical.

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The international presence channeled by Banana Republic can be merited to its parent brand Gap Inc., which never ceased to put up stores since the merger. The United States has the largest number of retail outlets, currently counted at 536 because Banana Republic was first built on this country. Banana Republic extended its reach to even more areas such as Morocco, South Africa, Azerbaijan, Peru, the Philippines, South Korea and Georgia.

Some of the most notable collections from this relevant brand include the BR Monogram, Heritage and Sunday Sunday. Banana Republic’s official website, www.bananarepublic.gap.com, offers their latest fashion releases from sweaters, outerwear collection, ready-to-wear garments, jewelry, accessories and even shoes for women and men.

See More:

The True Story Behind the Banana Republic Brand – Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/danschawbel/2012/10/02/the-true-story-behind-the-banana-republic-brand/

The Untold Story of Banana Republic – The Costume Society
http://costumesociety.org.uk/journal/the-untold-story-of-banana-republic

Paul Intalan

Aerie’s Latest Campaign and the Advent of Plus-Size Models

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When someone speaks of lingerie, the words sexy, sultry and sizzling hot would come to mind. We have indulged in the annual parade of ‘angels’ with lavishly beautiful bodies gliding on the playful runway of the illustrious Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Sometimes, we can see the well-sculpted bodies of women and men baring skin on print advertisements and billboards all over the country along with catalogs of our favorite lingerie brands.

Little do we know that most of these companies have stereotyped our view of what is truly sexy. We have stopped believing that every curve and body figure allows everyone to be tagged as sexy in one way or another. If you think it’s too late to turn this mindset around, then let Aerie burst your bubble and present you with their very own lingerie models.

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Just recently, Aerie, a brand owned by American Eagle Outfitters, released a campaign with the concept of lingerie modelling without the conventional inhibitions. Following a trend that’s slowly gaining popularity within the fashion industry, Aerie decided to be more realistic when it comes to using models that can be found in common households, streets and public transportation.

The lingerie brand wanted to remind us that amid the seemingly perfect bodies we’ve been lusting for, there are even more beautiful women in the world in their most natural state, which we have definitely ignored over the years. Aerie’s latest lingerie campaign is actually a continuation of what they had the year before in accordance to the National Eating Disorders Week.

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Aerie named their latest campaign as ‘Strong, Beautiful, Me’ which features a 25-year old British model Iskra Lawrence. Lawrence is a devout spokesperson of eating disorders and her involvement in this campaign is suitable to what she really fights for. Aerie will accompany this crusade with a limited edition T-shirt to be sold online with all of its sales funding used for education and the much needed treatment for persons with eating disorders.

Also, Aerie stores around the world will open its doors to kind donations, which will then be rewarded by a special edition bracelet from the brand itself. Furthermore, Aerie’s campaign is currently in full blast on social media networks such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to reach a larger audience and hopefully, touch more lives in the process.

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During the last few years in the fashion industry, some other brands have also played this type of advertisement such as Dove, Nike, H&M, David’s Bridal and Christian Louboutin to name a few. Also, who can forget when Ashley Graham graced the cover of Sports illustrated despite the fact that she’s considered to be a plus-size model, and the magazine itself is notorious in featuring women with slender, sexy bodies.

Television show America’s Next Top Model also had seasons wherein stereotyping was avoided to pick who the contestants will be and even a plus-size model won the competition once.

See More:

Aerie Gives Plus-Size Men the Underwear Campaign
http://mic.com/articles/138734/aerie-gives-plus-size-men-the-underwear-campaign-we-ve-all-been-waiting-for

Size 14 Model Iskra Lawrence Is the Newest Face of Aerie’s
http://time.com/4215404/size-14-model-iskra-lawrence-newest-aerie-model/

Paul Intalan

Vintage loving for Gucci’s 2016 Spring Summer collection

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Gucci is taking dressing up into whole new level for this year’s Spring/Summer collection. The touch of opulence is there, noticeable and presented generously. The nerdy aesthetic that the brand is known for can still be felt as the clothes for the said collection are unveiled on the runway piece by piece.

This is like seeing the 70’s get the lead post running the show with a classical glam vibe. Spring and summer are about being free and marching under the sun’s glimmering rays, but Gucci’s take this year is unlike the common conception as the brand decided to define the season as frumpy instead.

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Set aside skin bearing clothes because the Italian fashion house has a different point of view. Something that’s not as usual as midi dresses were armed with sleeves trailing down to the wrist.

This is a no-monochrome collection as the majority of pieces are backed with rich and affluent prints derived from blithe nature during summer. This is probably the brand’s adaptation to the season that the collection caters to.

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Women are redefined as prim and proper as there are huge designs that include the returning bow ties and collared close necks. Anti-fit as they may seem, ladies who are into lazy dressing while looking ultimately polished can identify themselves with this collection.

This batch does not flirt with the imagination in an alluring and teasing way. Cross out showing skin as these designs will demand esteem and reverence; a given for a lady boss without having to ask for these upfront.

Let us not forget the shoes. No frump styling will be complete without finishing it with a pair of grandma-inspired shoes. Mullets are taking over as sighted on some fashionistas, but the winners that took all the attention were the patented platforms and clogs that completed the persona of the 70’s glam.

See More:

Gucci officially redefined “frump length” with its S/S 16 collection:
https://www.wgsn.com/blogs/gucci-officially-redefined-frump-length-with-its-ss-16-collection/

Official website:
https://www.gucci.com/us/en/lo/runway/women/spring-summer-2016-runway-c-runway-women-spring-summer-2016-runway

Aira Algado

Tory Sport Now Dominating the Famous NYC Fifth Avenue

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With all due respect and veneration gathered from all over the planet, Tory Burch is surely eligible to expand their range of products in order to reach a larger market. Hailing from its small venture somewhere in Italy, this fashion-forward brand has transcended the unending demands of the industry and innovated when necessary.

Before, women drooled over their self-imposed logo patched onto a very sophisticated looking slipper. Now, they have stretched into offering all kinds of fashion items that will complete your fantasy wardrobe. Before long, Tory Burch and the people behind it will bask under an empire that was created through intense consideration of their clientele’s needs, all the while proving that they are not out of style yet.

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Branching out to a store in a foreign land had always been a huge step. Like a leap of faith, this would either make or break a fashion name, depending on the reception it would receive abroad. Unless you’ve been an established business for over a century, planning to dominate the world through building off-shore sites is not really suggested.

On the other hand, fashion is a camp of bold thinkers and risk takers, so the notion of expanding overseas has always been part of the long-term agenda. With a reputation for supplying only the most functional and fashionable styles, Tory Burch has finally decided to spawn a pop-up store right in the heart of New York. So far, it’s being regarded as an amazing feat from this illustrious fashion brand.

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Mainly offering their active wear collection, Tory Burch decided to test the waters of American buyers and put up a store located on Fifth Avenue, New York and its accompanying trends. Known to be a setting for nothing but the best brands in the industry, this long strip is frequented by famous celebrities and the most avid fashionistas.

Having this concept in mind, Tory Burch purchased a spot on Fifth Avenue, specifically in the Flatiron District which has been regarded as a cistern of fitness studios and business empires. Tory Burch has shipped their Tory Sport collection, which caters to people who want to look physically pleasing despite the strenuous physical activity during exercise.

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Launched last September, Tory Sport generated favorable reviews and responses from those who have seen it, with high hopes of changing the game concerning the seemingly boring active wear lines. Tory Sport’s spot in New York spans a total of 3,900 square feet, housing the gems of Tory Burch’s latest offering to the masses. Tory Sport offers everything you can think of in active wear such as bags, shoes, accessories and performance clothing.

Prices start at $35 and the most expensive garment on the rack is at $495. Aside from the interesting ensemble that you’ll see on the stands, Tory Sport also boasts the store’s interior design which screams wood accents, athletic inspired stripes and a montage of sports superstars shown on their large screen televisions. Also, revel in the fact that Tory Sport offers well-celebrated Jean Royere pieces for their in-store furniture, adding a lavish touch to shopping until you drop.

See More:

Tory Sport in New York: Tory Sport Stores | TorySport.com
http://www.toryburch.com/store-details?StoreID=trb_ny_ny

Inside the Brand New Tory Sport Store on Fifth Avenue
http://ny.racked.com/2016/3/22/11284000/tory-sport-nyc-flatiron

Paul Intalan