Although shoppers in bridge boutiques and departments are planning their wardrobes for holiday festivities, others dream of their trips to sunnier locales and are splurging on resort arrivals. A look at current bestsellers in the bridge category.
Store: Saks Fifth Avenue Best-selling items: A Tory Burch "Brigitte" purple elephant-print blouse and a Magaschoni bright orange cotton sweater with a patent leather zip-up. Price: Both are $195. Why: "Color and print are key trends for spring," said Saks' vice president and women's fashion director, Michael Fink. "You can purchase these wonderfully emotional wardrobe-pick-me-ups right now. Who doesn't love purple elephant for the holidays?"
Store: Bloomingdale's Best-selling item: Burberry gold quilted jacket with three-quarter-length sleeves. Price: $595 Why: "We did a 'limited edition' campaign for holiday based on items in gold that were exclusive to us," said Stephanie Solomon, vice president of fashion direction at Bloomingdale's. "This jacket was a hit because it was not available anywhere else, it was spectacular looking, festive and great fashion."
Store: Tory Burch Best-selling item: Silk wool Archer jacket and Laura pants. Price: $495 for the jacket, $325 for the pants. Why: "Tuxedo dressing was an important element of our holiday collection," Burch said. "I think this is selling well because it is a timeless look that never goes out of style."
Store: Elie Tahari Best-selling item: Sally mosaic-print jersey dress. Price: $398 Why: The resort collection "is inspired by the Mediterranean style of the 1970s," Tahari said. "With resort collections focusing on the dress, this jersey dress captures the perfect mix of old-world details and feminine charm. The mosaic print is a signature Mediterranean style and combines fresh colors such as turquoise, carnelian and coastline blue with muted neutrals."
Store: M Missoni Best-selling item: A woven jersey minidress. Price: $695 Why: "[It] has a fresh feel and is easy to wear," said Graziano de Boni, president of sales, marketing and retail worldwide at Valentino Fashion Group, which holds the license for M Missoni. "The M Missoni customer seeks feminine and trend-appropriate clothing that can be reinterpreted season after season, and this flirty dress is one of the most versatile pieces in the line."Store: DKNY Best-selling items: A Garnet satin dress with three-quarter-length sleeves and bow detail and a black satin cap-sleeve tunic dress with an embellished collar. Price: $295 and $345, respectively. Why: "Bows and jewels add flirty fun to holiday dressing," said Jane Chung, executive vice president of DKNY Design.
Store: Eileen Fisher Best-selling item: Organic cotton knit turtleneck. Price: $198 Why: "Customers are commenting on the luxe feel of the yarn, the modernity of the shape, with stitch play at the neck and sleeves, and the coziness of the yarn, which, as a nonwool, appeals to customers across the country," said a spokeswoman. "When told it is made by a cooperative of women in Peru who are paid fair trade wages, customers are excited to give the gift to themselves or a loved one, while supporting women's work."
Store: Dana Buchman Best-selling item: Taffeta blouse. Price: $295 Why: "It's got a universal appeal because the fit is flattering and the collar is dramatic," said a spokesman. "Our customers just put it on and they are 'done.'"
Store: Magaschoni Best-selling item: Ruffle cashmere wrap. Price: $344 Why: "Our cashmere ruffle wrap is the ultimate accessory," said a spokeswoman. "It's one-size-fits-all, which makes it the perfect gift to give. It's versatile in that it can be worn with jeans by day and over a cocktail dress in the evening."
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye
Did you know: @carlychaikin of "Mr. Robot" has been painting for about a decade? The actress, who plays Darlene on the show, is a self-taught artist who lists Salvador Dalí and Chuck Close as some of her idols. Chaikin told WWD that painting is a form of meditation for her — A much-needed one given the intensity of "Mr. Robot." See a piece Chaikin is working on at WWD.com (📷: @jilliansollazzo) #wwdeye