Happy-Happy almost-weekend everybody! Here at the Prepatorium we finally have something resembling normal temperatures: we might hit 75 degrees today. Calm yourselves, it has not yet happened, it is merely a prediction made by the Weatherologists on teewee, so there’s just an itty-bitty chance they could be wrong.
Regular readers are aware we feel strongly about the virtues of basics upon which one can construct a meaningful existence: basic decency towards others, basic recipes, basic apparel and accessories.
One such elementary item is a simple watch on a classic ribbon band. Today we bring you a new entrant to this sector of the market:
The new watch from Bobby Jones is just out. It has a stainless steel case and comes in two additional striped ribbon patterns, as well as a solid black ribbon for those preferring a more understated look. (TP’s father wore a plain Timex with a plain black ribbon strap as far back as she can remember.)
The movement is by Seiko, so this one isn’t just a pretty face. It is available now at the Bobby Jones Shop.
We have several other opportunities for you to make contributions to the economy, all of them fiscally-friendly, of course. Bergdorf Goodman is having their Designer Sale with “Prices as much as 40% Off” on items like the D & G Pumps(L) and the Tory Burch Megan flat (R).
Another emporium offering substantial savings: J. Press. Their Blue Silk Herringbone jacket is an excellent investment for the MOTH (Man of the House) in your life.
Classic stalwart Banana Republic also has scads of goods with revised price points. Below, the Cotton V-Neck Sweater, now $39.99 for most colors, but only $24.99 in white.
Not to be left out, Brooks Brothers is promoting some solid discounts on Men’s merchandise for Father’s Day.
Our next company covered is assuredly not known for helping one save their pocket change; we quite respect that policy. We’re talking about Hermès.
The luxury firm has opened a seasonal store in East Hampton. The shop is located right on Main, will be open until Sept. 20, and will carry some limited edition goods.
PHOTO: Skot Yobbagy/WSJ Magazine
In another SOTT (Sign of The Times), word from P&G that Max Factor cosmetics will no longer be sold in the US.
PHOTO: WWD Staff
Today’s story in WWD about the planned phase-out quotes an unnamed P&G executive:
“It’s a shadow of what it once was. Domestically it’s just so competitive. They have lost considerable real estate over the years and certainly over the last two years. It’s actually long overdue.”
Because we adore The Queen (we more-than-adore our own TQM but today we speak of the one on the far side of the pond,), we thought we would close out the post with this photo, perfectly suited to be today’s Pretty in Pink.
The picture of HRH and Prince Philip dates to late May, and we think she looks faboo.
Enjoy the weekend, dollfaces, we’ll chat again soon!