I’m Taking a Zara Break and Shopping These Awesome Vintage Stores Instead

I’ll be the first to admit I’m a Zara devotee. But the thrill of finding a one-of-a-kind vintage piece that is unique is far more exciting than scooping up another Zara top. Vintage shopping is one of my favorite pastimes—my earliest (and fondest) childhood memories involve scuffling through racks of musty old clothes at the local secondhand store with my mother. It’s a shopping ritual I wholly believe led to my enduring love affair with fashion.

So today I wanted to share some of my favorite online vintage stores where you can find charming, pre-loved pieces that you can guarantee no one else will be wearing. Not only does shopping secondhand maintain individualism, but it also offers affordable access to designer heritage brands, it’s cost-effective, it favors quality over quantity, and it encourages sustainability.

Scroll below to see my favorite online vintage shops that range from Zara prices to

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Jeffrey’s Journey: Childhood Dreams and Serendipity

No bitterness. No sense of defeat. There’s just some disappointment and irony in his conversation as Jeffrey Kalinsky discusses the demise of the three Jeffrey designer specialty stores.

“I don’t think the business went south,” said Kalinsky. “We would have been fine if if it weren’t for the coronavirus. I really think we are a victim of COVID-19. It would have taken quite an investment to get through the next 12 to 24 months, and obviously, we know Nordstrom made the decision not to do that.

It’s several weeks after Nordstrom Inc.’s announcement in mid-May that Jeffrey would close for good, and that Kalinsky, founder of the stores and designer fashion director at Nordstrom, would no longer be part of the Nordstrom team. He seems at peace that a major chapter in his life has ended and ready to move on to the next chapter, and it helps that he’s … Read More

The 3 Best Fashion Sales to Shop This Holiday Weekend

Fourth of July weekend is officially upon us and there’s no better time to score big on all things fashion than right now. Out of all the deals going on, we’re most excited about scoring up to 60 percent off at Nordstrom’s Clearance Sale, taking up to 75 percent off at Old Navy, and shopping designer styles for up to 75 percent off at Shopbop.

Scroll down to shop our favorite fashion steals from Nordstrom, Old Navy, and Shopbop and kick your holiday weekend off in the best way possible!

Nordstrom

Nordies fans know that the retailer’s epic Clearance Sale is where all of the best deals happen. Case in point: Shoppers can score up to 60 percent off thousands of must-have clothes, handbags, shoes, and accessories. Whether you’re looking to shop Nordstrom-made brands like Leith, Zella, Treasure & Bond, and BP. or designer labels like

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New Bijan Men’s Wear Store on Rodeo Drive Is Banking on the Next-Gen .001 Percent

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Since 1976, the Bijan men’s wear boutique has been a fixture on Rodeo Drive, and its happy yellow facade with matching yellow exotic car parked out front one of Los Angeles’ most-loved tourist stops — even if the store itself was open “by appointment only” for the U.S. presidents, Saudi princes and Chinese billionaires who could afford the $12,000 suits and $950 ties inside.

Now, four years after the original two-story building was sold to LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton for $120 million, Bijan has a new location across the street at 443 Rodeo, where Nicolas Bijan, 29, is hoping he can continue to follow in his father’s footsteps making experiential retail magic — with a self-aware wink.

If there’s any time for that, it could be now, when shoppers need a more compelling reason than ever to venture out

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How Can Influencers Stay Relevant Amid Global Concerns?

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As recent as this past February, influencers’ social media pages were full of imagery of global fashion weeks, giving eager followers behind-the-scenes looks and glimpses into exclusive after parties. Today, these same social media pages look quite different, reflecting instead on a longer period spent at home that spotlighted family members rather than designers or celebrity insiders.

Since becoming a staple in the fashion industry, influencers have also been a continued access point for brands to reach wide audiences. And early reports stated that although influencer marketing would change during the pandemic it could prove to be extremely powerful amid the crisis. According to Influence Central, since the onset of COVID-19, 64 percent of consumers are doing all clothing and apparel shopping online and thus causing direct impact on how brands and the influencers they work with will engage followers and drive shopper

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