Earlier this week I read that Seven for all Mankind signed a deal to open their first store in the heart of LA's contemporary retail area. That is, nearby to the always-popular Lisa Kline boutique, Kitson and Maxfield Blue. The store, which will open in November will house both the women and men's lines in a cozy, modern space.
I remember when Seven for all Mankind first came onto the jean scene. Along with Habitual, Diesel and Lucky, it seemed like one of the first companies to finally get what women wanted: a great fitting pair of jeans, in a variety of hip washes with a simple cut and fit. Looking back, it's hard to imagine we were once without these gems. I hope this store does well.
Jean scene part deux
On a similar note, I also read that Dallas has opened a new fashion "terminal" which is really a name for an extra large store full of nearly every amazing label out there right now. The LFT terminal, or Lifestyle Fashion Terminal, is a 30,000-square-foot fashion emporium in downtown Victory Park. Boasting 30 brands of men's and women's denim - which are displayed on a dry-cleaners conveyer belt -- this industrial space is set to be the newest in contemporary downtown shopping. While the emporium boasts Seven for all Mankind (they're everywhere!), Citizens of Humanity, Odyn, Rich & Skinny and William Rast (Justin Timberlake's line) to name a few, the collection is constantly growing with the needs of its customers.
And according to their buyer, the best seller for women this season is clean, dark blue denim. Raw denim is also big, as are off-the-wall colors like royal blue and purple. As styles go, this seasons skinny leg is starting to wane, and in it's place a traditional, classic boot cut.
One of my most favorite NYC boutiques, ABC Carpet and Home is adding jewelry to its mix of home furnishings. Last week, the store launched the Grounded Jewelry collection which features jewelry made from sustainable goods like recycled gold and diamonds. I for one would love to wear jewelry that is not only stunning, but also sensible. From the photos the items look incredibly natural, rugged and unique.
Going green has become quite popular lately. And I'm all for it. The magazines are heralding the movement while the stores are stocking lines with materials that are both renewable and reusable. I'm especially obsessed with ways to improve your home's efficiency. Thought it's not fashion related it's lifestyle related and the fact is they all end up in the same category anyway.