Each show at New York Fashion Week had its own attitude, rules and values, which sparked some major OMG moments. Every designer created their own world on the runway and while each was unique, there were commonalities that linked one show to the next: trends. While we haven’t even fully immersed ourselves in fall, we can’t help but dream of spring. With soft lilacs, head to toe white, stripes, sequins, long dresses and deconstruction spinning through our minds, NYFW week has certainly made it challenging to acclimate to fall. Do we really have to wait an entire season before rocking these trends?
This feminine color was so beautiful on the runways and fortunately, it looks good on every skin tone. Breezy, lightweight dresses and suits showcased how ethereal it can be. This might be our go-to come spring.
Head to toe white made a powerful statement at Zimmerman and Baja East. If you’re looking to exude ultimate confidence, this is for you. Nothing screams self-assurance like a monochromatic ensemble. What could be better?
Cool girl sequins rocked the runway at NYFW. We loved how Coach paired the trend with a silk bomber jacket, and Oscar de la Renta showed us a thing or two by adding an extra pop to a pink pant suit. Say hello to sequins with an edge.
Stripes were BIG and we don’t just mean figuratively. From broad stripes to candy stripes and everything between, NYFW had stripes for every taste. This was a far cry from classic – think colorful and statement making. Stripes are the new neutral.
Designers manipulated tops this season and really showed what they can do. There were askew shoulders, twisted tops, knotted ties and more -- nothing was safe from reinvention. This brought ordinary garments to an unexpected level.
Say goodbye to mini dresses because spring is making way for midis and floor dusters. These easy to wear pieces are amazing and we are all for something so carefree. The easier, the better!
It wouldn’t be New York Fashion Week without a few OMG moments. Jaws dropped when Tom Ford debuted his new pantless state of mind and more than a few eyebrows were raised as 3.1 Phillip Lim sent sock sandals down the runway (that’s right, a hybrid sock sandal shoe). Marc Jacobs wowed crowds with larger than life fanny packs and Calvin Klein took a more sinister approach with blood splattered leather coats. Will you rock any of these out-of-the-box trends?
There were also a few noteworthy theatrical moments this year. For instance, Marc Jacob’s show had no sound. Other than clapping, a few coughs and the clicking of shoes, models walked down the runway in complete silence – awkward. Ralph Lauren hosted his show in a garage with brightly colored luxury cars as the backdrop, and Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma show featured gigantic mounds of pink sparkly sand accompanied by motorcycle performances. RiRi shocked the audience by coming out on a motorcycle at the end, forgoing the traditional walk down the runway.
Overall, New York Fashion Week did not disappoint with its bold trends and OMG moments. From sweet springy looks to darker themes, there was something for everyone. Now the hard part, waiting for these garments and accessories to hit stores! Until then, we’ll dream of our perfect spring wardrobe. Next up...London Fashion Week!
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What we noticed for our best sellers this month? There was a major primary color moment happening. Rich blues, bright reds, and canary yellows were the go-to hues for EDO shoppers in August. Something tells us everyone is looking to bridge that gap between summer and fall. No matter the reason, we love the fun color choices!
It’s no surprise the amazing Dolce & Gabbana “Pisa” Dress topped our Best Sellers List. Back in May, we showed readers how to have their own runway moment in this gorgeous yellow number. Straight from the Spring/Summer 2016 runway, the iconic new with tags dress made an amazing addition to a very special closet (and we’re a little jealous!).
The next bestselling primary color item was a stunning Céline Mini Luggage Tote. Its sleek construction has the unique ability to be both classic and contemporary. Made in Italy with a spacious interior and adorable top handles, it’s easy to see why this made the list.
Step aside because the Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Knot Box Clutch is show stopping! The woven red snakeskin pattern makes it unique while the knotted clasp top adds a special touch. This clutch is like no other out there!
No one does feminine dresses better than Oscar de la Renta and this Resort 2016 dress proves just that! The gorgeous silk garment was designed to celebrate the spirit of Punta Cana. Its bodice is intricately beaded and the skirt boasts dramatic printed abstract flowers. Doesn’t it make you want to throw on a sun hat, some red lipstick and dance through the Dominican Republic?
A quilted Chanel Flap Bag is like an LBD – it never goes out of style! This bag works for every occasion and will always stand the test of time. The navy blue color of this Spring 2016 style gives it an unexpected contemporary edge that we are still crushing on. Is blue the new black?
The last item on August’s primary color best sellers list is the Louis Vuitton Savane Tiger Zippy Wallet. As part of a limited edition project, the tiger was Illustrated by the extremely talented Chapman Brothers. Jake and Dinos Chapman collaborated with Louis Vuitton to draw giraffes, elephants, tigers and other playful designs specifically for the brand. The tiger showcased against the classic LV monogram creates a cool contrast of history and modernity that we adore. Do you love this collaboration as much as we do?
With primary colors on the minds of shoppers last month, what will September bring? Maybe your items will make the list!
September is half over which means the last day of summer and first day of fall are right around the corner. It is that time of the year when most aren’t ready for summer to go but are also looking forward to wearing fall layers. Contradictory feelings about the month aside, it’s time to embrace all that September offers. In the fashion realm, flowy fabrics in liquid silver reign supreme. For boot trends, it’s all about floral jacquard. September is also the perfect month to do a little good in the name of fashion which is why we found a killer graphic tee with a powerful message that gives back. What could be better? On the beauty front, we had to address the most buzzed about lash trend – magnetic eyelashes. We know it sounds crazy, but we hear they really work. And it wouldn’t be fall without including something delicious – there is an amazing new restaurant in town with a very decadent focus. Check it out below to see what five things you need to try this month!
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Whether you want to admit it or not, fall is coming and when the temps drop you don’t want to be left in the cold. From belted coats to power red, Fall 2017 is all about embracing the bold. We’re diving into the runways of Rochas, Louis Vuitton, Balmain, Coach and so many more. What are your go-to designers this fall?
Who doesn’t want a little waist defining moment? Belted coats add interest to any outfit. Our favorite runways sporting this trend were Alberta Ferretti, Rochas and Louis Vuitton. We also saw a few other stunning designs at Hermes, Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu and APC. Needless to say, when the weather turns this trend is going to be big.
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Just as Pantone predicted, power red is the ‘it’ color for fall. It was prevalent at Derek Lam and Fendi, and Giorgio Armani lit the runway on fire with coordinating separates. Stock up now, power red handbags and shoes will be everywhere. Spice up your neutral fall palette with a pop of bold color.
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Watch out, it’s The Matrix! Slick, black leather and bold sexy cuts give this trend its name. Think a new leather uniform with minimal hardware. Wearing this trend is a sure way to make an entrance! For inspiration turn to Bottega Veneta, Proenza Schouler and Fendi. Are you bold enough to rock the trend?
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Chocolate and tan leather, patchwork, shearling, suede and fringe can only mean one thing – the Wild West is calling! Western influences are going to rock your world this fall. It’s no surprise that shearling was all over Coach’s runway but the always bold Balmain shocked the fashion world by jumping on the Western bandwagon. Etro took a different approach and showcased the trend with prints. This trend is easily achievable and always works for fall.
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With such a wide variety of trends to try, the hardest part is deciding which look to select first. What trend is most you? Happy (almost) fall!
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It's the mean green CÉLINE machine! This gorgeous olive green everyday bag is the epitome of modern simplicity. Its structure makes it ultra sleek and the mixed materials make it extra luxurious. With a suede crocodile embossed top flap, a buttery soft leather construction and expandable soft felt suede sides, holding this bag is a dream! The gold hardware closures add a hint of glamour and the single rolled leather top handle wears beautifully over time. However, the best part about this coveted Céline bag is its expandable sides – they allow you to carry a lot with you. So not only is it a gorgeous showstopping bag, but it is also practical!
This everyday bag will hold massive wallets, makeup, books, baby gear and whatever else you can think of! And as if it couldn't get any better, this luxe bag is timeless and will never go out of style. If you’re looking for your next big investment purchase, you’ve found it. Need a little more convincing? You’ll be part of the Céline
Street style photographers have also been snapping this bag like crazy. The bag transitions across multiple seasons, making it a no brainer for fall. After all, golden lime (aka olive green) is one of Pantone's must have colors for autumn. This luxe bag originally retailed for $2,700 and you can make it yours for $1695 on Buy It Now. No waiting for the auction to close – one click and it is yours. It's almost too easy isn't it?
We’ve rounded up the best (and most luxe) sellers for July! We noticed one predominant trend: logos are cool again. Elle Singapore even describes the phenomena as “Logomania”, while Vogue Arabia takes it a step further and shows us how designer labels are now adding a visual twist to classic logos in the article “How the Statement Logo Bag Made a Cool Comeback”.
First up within this emblem heavy trend is the Chanel light pink mini shopping tote. It has a raised pebbled leather ‘CC’ logo with white embroidery stitching. This is an ultra-feminine Chanel bag that we don’t see too often. It’s no wonder it was snatched up by one of our savvy EDO buyers! Maybe she’s sporting it to Sunday brunch this weekend?!
Orange you glad it’s Gucci? This vibrant polished leather bag is perfect for this summer. The featured silver interlocking ‘GG’ hardware and a silver chain-link shoulder strap scream warm weather. The best part? Someone purchased this chic bag in brand new condition for a fraction of the price (smart shopper).
Fuchsia YSL?! Well that is a statement. This elegantly smooth leather clutch was crafted in Italy and is such a beautiful bag to carry with any outfit. The gold ‘Y’ logo functions as a magnetic closure and adds a sleek linear element to this slim horizontal bag. We love it!
Logos weren’t the only thing that were heavily purchased this month. Luxe metallics also had a major moment. Whether it be silver, gold or bronze, we don’t think metallics will ever go out of style. They add instant glamour to any outfit…and everybody needs a little glamour in their life!
The Chanel flap bag is a showstopper, especially in gold. With a classic chainlink woven handle and detachable top strap, this bag can be worn two ways. And who doesn’t like having options?
Gentlemen! We did not forget about you. Givenchy Calf Leather black oxfords were another major seller this month and we can totally see why!
And since our promotion is winding down this month (pun intended) don’t forget you can earn an extra 5% commission on all handbags and watches consigned in August. This Cartier watch gives you an idea of what you could earn on something similar. Act now so you don’t run out of time!
Whether you love logos or opt for luxe metallics, you know where to buy and sell affordable luxury. Fashion should always be fun -- happy shopping!
Minimalism has been all the rage for the last few years, so it is refreshing to see fashion do a complete 180 and go in the other direction. Say hello to Maximalism. More is better anyway, right? Maximalism isn’t about piling on everything you own, look to the cool girl maximalists for inspiration. Think Leandra Medine from Man Repeller or even the brilliant and glamorous Iris Apfel. These maximalist ladies remind us that fashion should always be fun! Who doesn’t want playful pieces that do double duty as conversation starters?!
How you embrace this trend is totally up to you. Whether you opt for deconstruction, patches, studs, fringe, chains, prints or embroidery, it’s easy to work into your day to day wardrobe. Forget you even know the word minimalism -- fashion has been anything but minimal lately. With brands like Gucci, Prada, Valentino, and Louis Vuitton pushing the envelope, you can count on seeing punchy details in their recent collections. We’ve handpicked a few of our favorite pieces worthy of starting a conversation, and believe me, we’ve got plenty more where this came from.
Perhaps you’d like a Celine bag constructed from multicolor suede and crafted in Italy? This stylish bag features a punched puzzle design with studded detailing. Going for something even more dramatic? The MCM ‘Munic Lion’ backpack is crafted from monogram leather and features pointy studs and an eye-catching holographic strip along the front. You can also opt to upgrade your sunshine game with Fendi’s clear and blue cateye frames. Don’t forget, the sun never sets on a Fendi fashionista!
All eyes will be on you (literally) when you rock Kenzo’s black and white eye print sweatshirt. Or perhaps a Chanel chainlink necklace is more your style? After all, it’s the epitome of elegance. On the other hand, maybe you just want it all?! (You thought it, not us…) These pieces will make your outfit with very little effort. The best part? You can bring these items home ASAP – four of the five are listed on Buy It Now. No bidding required. That’s right, just one click and it’s yours! Whatever your style is, we hope you bring some fun maximal pieces into your wardrobe this season. We’re giving you an extra incentive to make space in your closet -- during the month of August you receive an extra 5% commission on all handbags and watches consigned. (That’s 65% of the final selling price!)
Glitter hair, bright colors and eye-popping embellishments can only mean one thing – it’s officially August! Chicago’s favorite festival, Lollapalooza kicks off today and while we have nothing against flower crowns and braided hair, we’re making way for something a little better: glitter hair. Whether you rock it in your part, on your ends or all over, it’s sure to make you shine a little brighter in the sun. This month we also recommend popping over to The Museum of Contemporary Art. You can see works by renowned Japanese artist Takashi Murakami (who once famously collabed with Louis Vuitton).
On the fashion front, it’s all about embellished heels and yellow dresses. Good news! You can rock these trends right into fall. For all our foodie friends, we suggest stopping by Rockit Ranch’s newest late-night spot, Otto Mezzo. With Italian cocktails, wine, beer and delicious bites, this may become your new go-to spot. August, we love you already!
Glitter Hair: We always heart a well-executed festival trend and glitter hair wins in beauty. Whether you rock it in your part, on your ends or all over, it’s sure to make you shine a little brighter in the sun.
Takashi Murakami: The Takashi Murakami exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art is a must see. It’s here through September 24th but don’t delay!
Embellished Heels: We’re all for a trend that can be carried from summer to fall and embellished heels are having a moment.
Yellow: It’s been said time and time again that wearing bright colors can make you feel happier. And while we don’t know if that’s officially true, we’re all for trying anything that boosts endorphins.
Otto Mezzo: This chic late-night cocktail bar offers Italian libations, wine, beer and mouthwatering snacks. Stopping by the intimate space is a must.
Whether you're a Joan, a Jessica or a Jennifer -- your signature bag style should reflect your personality. The Stella McCartney Falabella Tote is edgy and glamorous yet still fun and feminine. If you're seeking sleek, leather construction, opt for the Louis Vuitton Lockit PM Tote Bag. You're sure to make a statement with this timeless investment piece! Has Chanel stolen your heart? Every Chanel lover needs to have a boy bag in their closet. Luxe never looked so cool. Which It Girl are you most like?
While it's no surprise Chanel and Louis Vuitton topped June's best sellers list, a new favorite is in town: Goyard. This French leather goods company has been around for well over a century and is even older than Louis Vuitton! We think reacquainting yourself with these three French brands is always a good idea. After all, each has a certain je n'ais se quoi! Do you have similar items in your closet? Consign now!