We Buy An Obscene Amount Of Clothes. Here's What It's Doing To Secondhand Stores.

by Chima Rose


We Buy An Obscene Amount Of Clothes. Here's What It's Doing To Secondhand Stores.

Many of us can't get enough of "fast fashion" -- hyper-trendy clothing that moves from catwalk to retail floor at breakneck speed. While this is great for you rarely having to wear the same outfit, there are some serious implications of consuming clothes in ever-increasing volumes. What happens when you're sick of your bedazzled loafers or upset that your $10 jeans are starting to wear out? Read the rest of the article here.


Presenting All of Jay Z’s Fashion-Label Name-Checks in Order on a Shirt

by Chima Rose


Presenting All of Jay Z’s Fashion-Label Name-Checks in Order on a Shirt

Like the best lists, the chronological order of every fashion brand that Jay Z mentions in his lyrics tells a story. This story is now on a T-shirt, created by Katherine Bernard. She spent three months sifting through all of Jay Z's catalogue. A slice, from Reasonable Doubt into In My Life: Volume 1: “Reebok Armani Bally Calvin Klein Levi’s Guess Versace Rolex Rolex Victoria’s Secret Rolex.” Read the rest of the article here.

Image and article via http://nymag.com/



Galliano Loses Unfair Dismissal Case

by Chima Rose


Galliano Loses Unfair Dismissal Case

Remember when Galliano was fired from Christian Dior for some alleged anti-semitic comments he made? Well he sued them for wrongful termination…and he just lost. Read the full article here

image via www.vogue.co.uk


The Anatomy of a $432,000 Handbag

by Chima Rose


The Anatomy of a $432,000 Handbag

Well, that was fortuitous. Last week we celebrated World Handbag Day. Coincidentally, we happen to have a freshly posted  Hermès Himalayan crocodile Birkin bag, priced at $432,000—thought to be the most expensive Birkin ever offered for sale. How’s that for thematic relevance vis-à-vis a novelty holiday?

But in all seriousness, this bag is one of the most stunning Hermès pieces we’ve ever laid eyes on. Curious to learn more, we spoke to 1stdibs dealer  JaneFinds—the bag’s retailer and one of the foremost authorities on collectable  Hermès—to figure out exactly why this magnificent Birkin merits its equally magnificent price. Read on for more!