Monday, June 25, 2007
If you haven't already heard, this week, on June 28th, 2007, the Spice Girls will be holding a press conference. As to what they will be discussing is yet to be known, however, we are pretty sure it is in relations to a reunion tour that is way too long overdue, I think! Some rumors swirling about the tour includes tour dates all over Europe, the U.S., and even parts of Asia. It is also speculated that the girls will perform their solo hits as well as all the Spice Girls' chart topping hits like "Wannabe", "2 Become 1", "Too Much", etc... The time of the press conference is also unknown, but just keep a look out on all the news stations, E! News, perezhilton.com, tmz.com, etc... for all the details this Thursday!!! IT IS ABOUT FUCKING TIME LADIES!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, June 23, 2007
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Tuesday, May 29, 2007
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Monday, May 28, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
235 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
*American Rag Fashion Island still carries TWO different washes in the women's denim bar that the Chip & Pepper store doesn't carry!*
Saturday, May 26, 2007
For the Men, actually a lot of things were transferred. The only noticebly new items we have received are these goucho-looking sweat-shorts in black by Corpus, more polo's and tees from Trovata, also more polo's and shirts from Fred Perry. OH! I forgot the name of this new brand, I will post on here as soon as I find out, but also for men, there is a new line of tees and sweaters that are made from Organic Cotton, so for all you environmentally-conscious fellas out there, this line will be a great addition to your wardrobe this season, as they do come in fun vibrant bright colors!!! And it's reasonably priced at $45-$90 (I believe)... And a couple new washes in Insight denim came in and if you didn't already know, Insight denim is very affordable mostly selling for under $90!
The ladies on the other hand has had quite a bit of shipment:
More A.P.C. Madras plaid dresses that come in Blue and in Red. They are only $99!!! My personal favorite, however, is the red plaid dress.
Mike & Chris delivers a mini bubble jacket in Cream and I believe it's a little under $200 which very reasonable for this line and for the great style it brings. I have already seen a couple differnt celebrities sporting this cropped coat already in black! But I think the Cream is a great color for the summer!
NEW Da-Nang shorts and wide-legged pants ranging from $150-$200.
Silk Shorts and a cute knit boho-type tank both in black just in by Vanessa Bruno. Expect to hand over at least $190 for either of the two pieces, but I think it's worth it to look that cute and ZEXY! Especially the black knit tank.
Lots more fun tanks and tank dresses from LA Made, which only runs about $40-$75. Plus great stiped Tee-s and tank dresses that are great to pull over yourself coming to and from the beach to cover up after you've laid out for a fabulous tan.
Splendid has really impressed me with some of their new stuff. There's this new black buttoned sun tank dress that I am in love with and also a V-Neck Tunic-like dress also in black that's also pretty cute. I believe both dresses cost around $150. We also received more cute comfy tops and leggings and thermals that we all have come to expect from Splendid in Spring-appropriated colors and patterns.
Another line that I have come to enjoy seeing in our store is Aude. It's a mix between Splendid and James Perse. It's a simple Basic's line for Women that I have come to adore. We started just carrying fitted Tees and tanks, but we just got in these two thin striped tank tops one is with dark grey and white, and the other is a golden mustard and white.
Sweetees is another line we carried in the Fall that sold rather well also. Mainly dresses, but this time around, the dresses are shorter and a little bit more on the casual side. Again, it's great to throw on and off for a day at the beach or just to go run some errands but you still want to look somewhat presentable and cute! These cotton tank dresses come in blue and in white and will run you about $90.
From Sweetees, we also have Zoe Tees, which we now have in a blue-grey and cement striped tunic tee-shirt dress, and that same print is also on the swimsuit set that they sent us. It also come in black stripes as well! The tunic tee dress will run about $110. And the swimsuit is about $85.
Pulcini is yet another Basic's line for Women. The tees and tanks also come in solids and striped prints. The color schemes seems to be more of a pastel look like baby blue and light pink, etc... at least that's what it seems with what our buyer bought. There is a red tee-shirt in the line as well though. These soft and sensual feeling tops will cost you around $50-$75.
A LOT more bathing suits/swimsuits by Insight are now available, as well halter tunic dresses... all of there stuff are great bold and bright crazy, fun prints... I personally like the brashness of the prints, it for sure seems like something Nicole Richie would be sporting! And a lot of them are pretty reasonable costing only about $70-$90 for the set.
A long thin red and cream striped cardigan and a new blouse in by Lisa Gorman which I think is quite darling, although I'm always a sucker for cardigans! I believe the cream blouse is about $145, and the cardigan is about $150.
New denim washes and fits for 18th Amendment, Raven Denim and Paige are now in! Plus we got in two new denim lines: Small Town and Anlo! Both are in skinny fits only and are about $200.
AND FINALLY!!! FINALLY!!! More Trovata for Women. love, Love, LOVE! the new Trovata denim shorts, it also comes in denim overall shorts. A cute multi-colored hoodie sweatshirt and a khaki canvas-like bolero rounds out the new apparel we got in from Trovata. I am hoping, and am pretty sure, more will be sent in from this line very soon.
Keep checking back on this post as I will try to keep updating it with pics and more exact price info. Sorry there aren't any pictures attached to these labels.
Friday, May 25, 2007
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For the Women, we have a great simple classic line called Tailor Vintage. This New York based company has been shipping their contemporary sportswear to all the high-end upscale businesses like ARFI! Their shorts will run you from about $98-$120.
Below is a color swatch of the different patterns their Madras come in. We only carry the Key West Tea Dip and the Sand Bleach.
Madras is so big this season, reknown fashion lable, A.P.C. launched their own Madras line, which is even more price friendly than their already reasonably priced apparel. Below are some of the great new things we received in from their Madras line. This sun-dress below is my personal favorite from the Madras collection by A.P.C. It retails about $129. There's also a match handkerchief that would match this dress for about $30-$40 sold separately. Overall, this collections ranges from about $50-$220.
**There is a matching tote bag to match the top above
and/or the jacket below for about $60 sold separately**
And for the Men, we actually just received our Tailor Vintage (Men) shorts for men this past week. Again, we have the Key West Tea Dip, the Sand Bleach and (I believe) the Flamingo Acid. The men's shorts will run about $108-$125.
Also for the Men, we carry some great shirts and shorts by Engineered Garments. Now I must say that I personally like this line a lot. It's a sexy, yet stylishly classic brand. Below are some of the great stuff we have in from them this season. Prices range from $150-$200
Hey fellas, pair the Madras shirts with some fine quality premium denim also by Engineered Garments (see below). We only have a few sizes left in the wash below. I believe it is a Raw rinse. Engineered Garments' denim retails at about $230.
HEY! Guess what? J Brand for Men is NOW AVAILABLE at American Rag Fashion Island in three different washes. Starting at $180.
New washes in Ksubi just in, including the rare Van Winkle Pipeleg Stretch Skinny w/ Button Fly, in a Washed White Steel Blue that looks mucho bueno! It is priced about $265. (see below)
Now for the Women...
Deener is BACK! We carried a generous collection of Deener's in the Fall of '06 but transferred them all during our winter sale. But we are fully stocked again with three brand new washes including a skinny leg with flap button back pockets! And if you've never tried on a pair of Deener's before, YOU SHOULD! They are incredibly soft made from the finest Italian and Japanese denim and you can feel good wearing them because they run a little bigger. So if you normally wear a 28 waist, I would recommend you try on a 27, or a 26 even! Now doesn't that sound good?! Deener is your NEW default denim! Deener's will run you around $173-$200, but in my opinion, it's well worth the comfort!
More Paige Premium Denim are finally in. We can't seem to keep Ms. Paige on our shelves lately. But a few more darker denim in a more straight to boot cut fits to please all you ladies out there who aren't quite ready to venture into the trendy Flares and Bell Bottoms that are in this season. And I agree, if not worn properly by the right person, this look can be tragic! So stay safe with the straight/boot cuts! And Ms. Paige has got 'em! Prices vary between washes from about $170-$220.
What else have we got?? Oh, that's right, more 18th Amendment denim. A Mischa Barton favorite. This is denim line that is an ode to the classic American roaring 1920's. Simple and sophisticated. It's a vintage look and feel without being used... (see below)
Just received some Ksubi in the Low Rise Skinny Pins Mikey Blue's priced at $275. Also available in a High-Waist fit.
Saturday, May 5, 2007
Australian Fashion Week
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Meet Ella Moss Designer
May 5th, 2007 from 1pm–4pm
American Rag Fashion Island customers seem to love Ella Moss' line of fun, frilly, casual-chic wear... hopefully we'll be receiving more of her stuff in soon. Haven't been to our store lately? Then you must have missed the sexy green-striped bikini set that's been selling like crazy. Only a few left ladies, so please stop by and make sure you have one of your own to splash around in this summer!
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Unfortunately American Rag does not carry any of these titles, BUT we do have a HUGE CD/DVD collection! And the music and movies are eclectic and are rare finds, so definitely come by our store and check out all of our titles in stock.
** Thanks to a tip on Superfutre, the shorts Lindsay's wearing are by Ksubi and they're called the Albercurque in Worn Grey and it retails for about $220. Although we don't carry it in Worn Grey we do have the Albercurque in Black in stock for only $150, but the Worn Grey's may be sold on ebay, so you guys could try there. Either ebay or ebay Australia. Thanks Louce!**
Monday, April 30, 2007
American Rag Los Angeles already carries the J Brand Men's line. The Fashion Island store will be receiving their shipment in soon, hopefully... But it is on it's way!!! So hang tight guys, or just check out our LA store if you can't wait!
More bikini's from Insight are on the way, we only have one two-piece set in right now. It's actually pretty cute and colorful, definitely something the fellas will notice!
I'm excited to announce that American Rag Fashion Island will be receiving a new casual-wear line, Saint Grace. I had came across their line a while back and had made a request for our buyer to look into it and whether it was my request or she already knew about the line, either way we are getting in a shipment very soon. I had thought when I saw the collection was how well it would sell at our store because of how cute and simple it was and plus it was reasonably priced. which in my book is always a great combo! I would say it's a mix between Splendid/C&C and Clu. A great line in my opinion and I can't wait to see what we get.
We'll also be getting more apparel from French designer Vanessa Bruno, another women's line that sold very well at our Fashion Island store last season. We have a couple new Spring items in already from this line, but I'm excited to see more!
For all my chicas trying to get themselves a pair of high-waisted denim shorts like our celebs below, the Alice McCall Hi-Waist Denim shorts are being shipped as we speak so sit tight and keep calling in to see when it arrives because I am thinking this trend will stay through the Summer and you're gonna want a sexy pair of your own to strut in! This is what I believe will be sent in, as it's the only denim shorts I could find on Alice McCall's site this season and it is one hot sexy pair if I do say so myself:
Sunday, April 29, 2007
One of the standout and fashionable colors of this season is of course YELLOW. And these fashionistas made sure that they stayed on top of things by showing up in style and in season!
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Rachel is wearing Mike & Chris' Bailey Bubble Dress in Black. People went crazy for this coat at our store several months ago. Unfortunately, we are currently sold out of this coat in Black. But we still have it in the Forest Green which is also as darling. Not many sizes are left though, so call or come in and make sure you get it while it's still there. This coat retails at about $308.
As a Vietnamese American, I was pleased to come across a Vietnamese designer showcasing her talents at last year's New York Fashion Week. I am hoping we'll eventually carry her stuff at our store, but until then check out this article below all about this up-and-coming new designer.
"Thuy Launches Designer Women's Clothing Line and Opens Showroom
New fashion line Thuy launches at New York Fashion Week with the showroom exhibition of its Fall 2007 Collection. Lead designer Thuy Diep comes full circle from her days as a child learning to sew in her parent's tailoring school, to Parson School of Design graduation through diverse fashion industry work, to deliver casual chic designer clothing with understated romantic sophistication.
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 31, 2007 -- Thuy is pleased to announce the launch of its Fall 2007 designer women's ready-to-wear clothing line. The exhibition of the collection to be held on Saturday February 3rd at 5 p.m., will take place at the Thuy Showroom, located at 114 W. Houston, Suite 3, New York, NY. The presentation will also mark the opening of the Thuy Showroom, a tranquil and inspirational space dedicated to the display of Thuy's clothing.
The new line is a true reflection of its designer, Thuy Diep. Born to parents who taught at and operated a tailoring school in her native Vietnam, and surrounded by an extended family spanning virtually all aspects of the fashion world, Diep began honing her skills -- and a love for well-crafted clothes -- at an early age. A Parsons School of Design graduate, Thuy's career in the fashion industry has spanned a wide variety of positions, from pattern making to designing. With the launch of her self-named label, Diep brings her life's influences to realization in her clothing.
"My clothing mixes casual chic with understated romantic sophistication," describes Diep, whose designs highlight form, craftsmanship and subtle -- yet dramatic -- details. Her creations reflect a woman of beauty and intellect, one with an artistic and forever-youthful soul.
For information on the exhibition or to schedule an appointment for the Thuy Showroom: Phone: 646-429-9521.
Founded in 2006, Thuy is a designer women's ready-to-wear clothing line -- and dedicated showroom -- based in the SoHo-area of New York City."
THUY's Fall 2007 collection is already available for buyers to purchase, please check out Thuy New York now for her latest collection and all other information.