Chanel's Black Satin nail polish is in high demand, and demand for Black Satin is highly inelastic: it's sold out everywhere, and the going rate for the polish on eBay is around $50 (compared to the original price of $18)! However, a new shipment of Black Satin is set to hit stores Monday. Beauty Addict has the details, and suggests a few substitutes.
From Comme des Garcons to Target, pop-up concept stores are a major trend in retail (one which would make good post fodder, no?). Head over to Fashiontribes for a first-hand look at a pop-up Puma store.
A while ago I mentioned how, as an economist and fashion addict, I love perfect basics. We also began to track the trend of Oxfords for women in a post about diffusion theory. The Trashionista has identified the perfect pair of Oxfords to carry you through Fall 2006, Spring 2007, and quite possibly Fall 2007. Nab them now if you want to be in the early majority!
Good news arrived in the inboxes of fashionistas everywhere this past Thursday. Mayor Bloomberg has announced that, as the fashion industry is an important part of the economy of New York and February is right around the corner, fall Fashion Week will be held in Bryant Park. Read all about it at Papierblog and Second City Style.
As most cosmetics are impossible to (a) adequately test prior to purchasing and (b) return, shopping for makeup can be a bit of a gamble. To reduce your risk of shelling out for something you'll never use, have a look at pro makeup artist Elke's in-store testing methods on her blog, The Beauty Newsletter.
Fab Sugar asks your opinion of the latest from the makers of Crocs: Croc ballet flats. In the words of Tim Gunn, who was recently asked his opinion of Crocs, "May I respond by merely saying, 'I hate crocs. May they please go away.'" (Disclaimer: as an economist I do value function--so if you are a gardener, enjoy your Crocs. However, when you're thinking about wearing them when not gardening, I have two words for you: negative externality.) 'No Crocs' image via Kiss Me Stace.