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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Headline Trip

Continuing a kind of Good Will tour, Anna Wintour is scheduled to appear on David Letterman on August 24. Here's her possible Top Ten list. [Gawker]

Let's hear it for the boys. Fashion Week is shaping up with a dapper docket of men's presentations, including 3.1 Phillip Lim, Odyn Vovk and Bespoken. [WWD]

Look for Agyness doing her best King of Pop impressions in next month’s Harper’s Bazaar. [Models.com]

Shoe designer and champion of the high heel, Nicholas Kirkwood is unveiling a shop-in-shop at Dover Street Market. Rumor has it it'll even carry flats. [Style.com]

To pay her doctor's bills, ailing photographer Corinne Day is auctioning off unpublished snaps of Kate Moss, whom she was first to immortalize. [Vogue UK]

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Hooked: Be@rbrick

Not much time left to see the three larger-than-life Be@rbrick figures installed in the windows of Dover Street Market, temporarily transforming the shopping mecca into a conceptual animal preserve. Part of Comme des Garçons' ongoing collaboration with the iconic Japanese toymaker MedicomToy, the ursine display embodies the new Black line, preppy basics embossed with the Be@rbrick silhouette—which pretty much amounts to Comme's Play line, but with anthropomorphized bears. An adorable assortment of T-shirts, sweatshirts, button-downs and the like will tempt even the most discerning of tastes (we'll resist the obvious Goldilocks reference here). But our favorite from the bountiful menagerie are the charm keychains, which feature the cuddly critters in colorful metals. More portable than the seven-foot variety, they let you take your toys with you wherever you go.

—Franklin Melendez

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Hint Tip: Dover Street Market

Regular Hintsters will know we're not exactly fond of publicizing sales. (They're everywhere and the discount is usually meager. Besides, who wants to be reminded how wankerish they've been for paying super-inflated prices?) But Dover Street Market's last sale of the season—January 7-13, before they close and reopen with spring deliveries—is a must. We're talking 70% off. Only on selected items—poo!—so it's something of a gamble. But still, get thee to Dover. Run, fly, roller skate—pole vault, if you have to!

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Print Shop

Printed Matter may be a legendary art-book store on New York's West Side, but it's also the name of an exhibition showcasing 40 years of Comme des Garçons imagery, through November 22. Ad campaigns, pages from SIX magazine (which CdG published from 1988-91) and the work of Argentinean art collective Mondongo (seen here) span all six floors of Dover Street Market. Because Rei Kawakubo doesn't just design fashion; she "designs the company called Comme des Garçons," says the Dover site...

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Your First Look: Hussein Chalayan at Dover Street Market

Check out Hussein's new shop-in-shop at Dover, a collaboration with British design firm Block Architecture. Intended to be permanent, the space "was based on being in a garden," says Hussein, "an interplay of indoors and outdoors." Five looks exclusive to Dover, together with key pieces from the fall '08 collection, are available for purchase or perusal. Either way, take time to stop and smell the racks...

Photos by Morgan O'Donovan/Diamond Rodgers

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Monday, June 9, 2008

Chanel and Dover, Together at Last

Chanel has dropped in at Dover Street Market, complete with a hut-like boutique, a cardboard Eiffel Tower and life-sized Karl cutouts—ironic, considering the flesh version is possibly the most animated man in fashion. Spread across five of DSM’s six floors is a wide array of ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes from the Paris-Londres Metiers d'Arts collection, as well as edits of iconic Chanel pieces and a few limited-editions, too. Coco herself once said, “Fashion is not simply a matter of clothes. Fashion is in the air, born upon the wind. One intuits it.” Those words will ring true again on June 25, when the Parisian powerhouse packs up and only the memory of the temporary takeover will remain...

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