Hey collecthers! We have not forgotten you... We have been at the brooklyn flea every Saturday for 9-5 serving as an outpost for all the best summer accessories! Fedoras, sunglasses and a select offering of vintage dresses... We will reopen in August and will be sending out a mass e-mail with the date very soon. In the meantime, visit us at the flea or make an appointment to stop by my home to studio so we can take care of your needs.
Many of you have hit me up on email or come into the store with a magazine in hand folded to the new Liz Claiborne Spring Collection ads, asking, "Girl, is that you!?" Well... YES IT IS ME! In addition to the ads in VOGUE, In Style, Elle, GLAMOUR, The New York Times, Oprah and Lucky, I'm featured on billboards, bus shelters and bus ads nationally and there's even a commercial:
SO CRAZY!! Here's how it went down...this fall at Brooklyn Flea, I was approached by some talent scouts to be in the ads for the new Liz Claiborne Collection. At first I was skeptical and didn't expect to hear anything else about it. But once I got the call and heard that Isaac Mizrahi was on board to refresh the brand, I was down! You can read more about his thinking behind the campaign and the "regular girl" casting here.
Overall, it was a great experience and a fun way to spend a couple of days. No worries ladies... while I could DEFINITELY get used to the model lifestyle, I won't be leaving Collecther anytime soon. Check out the other photos below and click on the images for a larger view. Later!
HEY COLLECTHERS! What a busy weekend... here's a snap shot of what went down. On another note, it's almost time to purge your closet for our seasonal Clothing Swap! If you've never been to a Collecther Clothing Swap you are in for a treat. In true Recessionista fashion, what's old to you is new to another and vice versa. It's a great way to begin your spring cleaning and refresh your wardrobe. It's fashion recycling! Stay tuned to the blog for more details.
AND DON'T FORGET: Denim Drop-off EVERY SUNDAY! Bring your favorite ripped and worn-out jeans in on Sunday for some Collecther TLC and pick them up the following Sunday, gorgeous and ready to wear!
CHECK US OUT! this week, Collecther was featured on the New York Times blog "The Local," for Clinton Hill and Fort Greene. what a difference the press makes - on the Sunday after the story ran, we got a chunk of Manhattanites to cross the bridge and check out our little corner of Bed Stuy. A special thanks goes out to Collecther C. Zawadi Morris for writing up such a great piece.
and now... RECESSIONISTA SUNDAY! just a few shots of the early goings-ons... :) see you soon!
TGIF COLLECTHERS! as you can see, we've streamlined our photos! hopefully, this will make viewing the blog more convenient for you. to slow down the images, click the pause button, then click the arrows at your leisure. enjoy!
we know you've been anxiously awaiting the return of Collecthers independant label, Dressher. all dresses in the Dressher line are designed and created by owner Shana Jackson. in the slideshow, you'll see the first offering for the season - a gorgeous wrap dress that will be your go-to dress for the summer. for more information on ordering these dresses and to let us know what you think, email collecthernews at gmail dot com with the subject "dressher wrap dress."
as a reminder, every Sunday is Recessionista Sunday at Collecther where the mimosas are FREE and ALL dresses are $25. HOWEVER, DRESSHER DRESSES WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE RECESSIONISTA SUNDAY SAVINGS. SEE YOU ON SUNDAY!
HAPPY THURSDAY COLLECTHERS! it might be raining outside today, but it looks like this Sunday will be perfect weather [55 degrees and sunny!] for cashing in on our Recessionista Sundays savings. Check out who scored this past Sunday...
Hannah looks at home in this brown, mustard and white batik blouse. the light fabric is perfect for transitional weather.
this puff sleeved blouse is a perfect piece for spring. the high collar lends itself to making any outfit chic - dress it up with a suit or skirt for work or dress it down with a pair of skinny jeans and pumps. either way... too cute.
are any of you surprised to see Farrah here on Recessionista Sunday? you must be new here... check out Farrah's swagger...
stripes and snaps and off-the-shoulder action... OH MY! this top reminds us of our outfits back when we were kids. Farrah liked the top so much, she wore it out of the store.
is it May or March? doesn't she look like she's about to walk out of here and straight to Brooklyn Flea? the crochet bag is the perfect addition to this breezy summer outfit. speaking of the Flea, Collecther will be there again this summer, so visit the blog often for more details.
O.C. Kristy is here! armed with more orange juice and her camera.
Shana was on the premises serving as on-site tailor and stylist for the Sunday crowd. she added a belt to this 1960s era day dress and made it modern.
blue day dress:
original price $42
recessionista price $25
seriously, you can never have too many day dresses. there's really nothing simpler to throw on and look instantly put together. this brown cap sleeved dress works with opaque grey tights now or bare legs when the summer arrives.
brown capped sleeve day dress:
original price $42
recessionista price $25
slowly but surely, the summer shoes are making their way into the store. these rubber slides are perfect for a day at the beach or paired with short shorts for a day at the park.
are those cowboy boot galoshes? yes... COWBOY BOOT GALOSHES. HOT! they didn't stay on the floor for very long.
this gorgeous slate blue blazer wasn't homeless for long either. hardcore collecthers Kristy and Liz shared a MOMENT when the question of the blazer's owner came up... we won't get into the details, but let's just say the blazer went to a very good home!
this new collecther paired the turtle neck she wore into the shop with this great pink button front skirt. we like!
these two hail from the city if SISTERLY love... they're Philly girls and Brooklyn flowers.
it's the fashion angel Deulon again. along with several folks who've been in the store lately, he wanted to know...
who is going to be the lucky lady to take these pleated mustard knickers home???
check out the detailed embroidery... it really is a beautiful garment that is just waiting for the perfect woman. we'll be sure to keep you posted on who takes them home.
embroidered mustard knickers
original price $25
"thank you for being a frieeeend, traveled down the road and back again... your heart is true, you're a pal and a confidaaant." let's be real... who DIDN'T love The Golden Girls?
remember this dress in our last blog update? vintage is so versatile... it looked great on BOTH ladies. with a little alteration, this hot red number was a perfect fit.