Hello-Hello, Happy Friday!
It is simply fantabulous here at the Prepatorium, although we expect a repeat performance of last night’s raging thunderstorms, they are expected to return this evening. The booming and crashing always sends Scooter-the-Wonder-Cat straight up in the air and then under the bed, poor thing. It reminds us of when we were a tiny Princess and asked what was going on; at some point we were told the noise was God bowling. Were you ever told any tall weather tales as a child?
So much happening in the few days we were away! First, a few SOTTs (Signs Of The Times), most of which many readers already know:
- Eddie Bauer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday; yesterday a judge gave permission for the company to continue paying employees and vendors.
- Upscale retailer Ben Sherman announced in May it will no longer carry shoes, last week the announcement came the childrens line will also be discontinued. Below, we’ll use the Sherman women’s Argyle Vest for today’s Adventures in Argyle. (It is quite the bargain, now only $39.99, originally $80.)
Other newsy tidbits:
- The city selected for Tommy Hilfiger’s second ‘American Stories’ ad campaign is our nation’s capital; below, one of the ads.
- Ralph Lauren’s annual gala celebrating Wimbledon’s start attracted royalty, entertainers, and the fashion crowd last night at Kensington Roof Gardens. We see Sarah Ferguson with daughters Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice in this photo.
- There is a new preppy brand on our radar: Jeremy Argyle, recently opened in Soho, but better yet, available online! The company’s Pink Framed Stripe shirt is seen below:
One Sales & Savings reminder we feel obligated to share in light of the ‘additional percentage off’ savings:
The Kate Spade online sample sale ends tonight, but if one scoots over there before midnight, there is an additional 20% off merchandise.
We share a few nautically-inclined items today, starting with the Vans Captain Fin anchor tee. The design is actually the logo for Captain Fin, known for their surfwear.
And a line we weren’t familiar with that actually sounds rather unusual, the scented tees by Spiff.
Probably not for TP, but that doesn’t mean others can’t enjoy them. Our thanks to the always on-trend Nitrolicious, where we spotted the photo.
Some may recall our previous post on the new Coach Poppy line aimed at a younger, more financially conservative demographic. The Poppy bags aren’t officially due in stores until June 26th, but we can share a couple of the bags.
The line will include everything from bags and shoes….
According to a wonderful story in Business Week about the company, price points for the line will run approximately 20% less than other Coach merchandise.
“Poppy is supposed to help move the entire company back to … a more comfortable place, which at Coach means an average price of $290 for a handbag.”
The story by Susan Berfield makes for a great read.
There is also a Coach Facebook page for the new collection.
We’ll leave you with a Pretty in Pink borrowed from the new group.