Have you seen this photo making the rounds on Facebook? It’s clearly Photoshopped. Nothing like a little body shaming to give you a giggle.
While touring the new Tower District location of Bebe O’s Boutique (in the former dojo, more on that here), I stopped in my tracks when I saw these babies. See the big furry things on the boots at left? They’re… Read more »
This dress made an appearance in my last Retail Therapy column, about Tsu Tsu Boutique opening a second location, this one in Old Town Clovis. You can read more about the resale store and several other new places to shop… Read more »
I spotted this on a mannequin at the H&M clothing store opening in River Park Thursday. These look like the same little white socks I used to wear with dress shoes when I was 6. Is this a trend that’s… Read more »
Happy Earth Day! Some fashionable folks are getting in the Earth Day spirit this week with a new take on the reduce-reuse-recycle message. Mall employees at Fashion Fair and students at Fresno City College will participate in separate events to… Read more »
Anthony Taylor is one of those wears-a-lot-of-hats guys. He’s known in the cultural/theater arts creative community for his work with the Organic Theater Company, as a member of the Blimprov comedy team, for his video work at Windsong Productions, as… Read more »
Target will unveil its Prabal Gurung collection Sunday, its latest collaboration with a high-end designer. Gurung’s women’s clothing, purses, shoes and jewelry range from $12.99 to $199.99 at Target. No word yet on whether Gurung’s will sell out like Jason… Read more »
Shoe lovers, rejoice!
DSW, or Designer Shoe Warehouse, will open its Fresno store to shoppers tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 13) from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The store, at the Villaggio Shopping Center (official address is 7923 Blackstone Ave.), is 18,000 square feet and has 24,000 pairs of shoes. It is DSW’s first store in Fresno. It will open another Central Valley store in Modesto in October.
What makes DSW special? DSW’s West Regional Manager Jim Mires says: “The convenience of our stores. The ways things are laid out, from heels to men’s. It’s a great environment to shop in.”
DSW is known for its selection and discount prices (I noticed a range of $50-$140) on designer shoes. During a tour of the store earlier today, I spotted a wide variety of style — boots, booties, flats, pumps, platforms, wedges — from designers such as Michael Kors, Guess, Jessica Simpson, Via Spiga, Steve Madden, Crown Vintage, Pink & Pepper, Converse, Vans, New Balance, Brooks and Nike.
Today, Ralph Lauren unveiled the official Team USA Opening Ceremony Uniforms, which the company describes as embodying “the spirit of American athleticism and sportsmanship.” The 2012 Olympics start in London on July 27.
According to the new release, the uniforms feature “classic silhouettes in a timeless palette of navy and white with pops of red.” Much of the Olympic collection is also on sale to the public.
The women’s look includes a white blouse and fitted navy blazer, a cotton scarf with red, white and navy stripes and a knee-length skirt. The men’s look includes a white club-collar sport shirt, a red and navy tie, tailored double-breasted blazer and cuffed trousers.
So how do you rate this look? Is it a fashion win? Will these looks stand out during the opening ceremonies?
My opinion: The look is more dressy than sporty. My favorite piece is the women’s scarf, which is fun and youthful. I’d say they’re nice, but I don’t have a “wow” reaction.