| Dec 23, 2012
| 6:58 PM
Just skip down Michigan Avenue or any mall thoroughfare and you’ll discover an abundance of retail establishments, boutiques and upscale shops featuring women’s apparel. But where can you specifically find a variety of options to smartly strut...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 1:08 PM
There's nothing like getting a deal on exclusive labels. With that in mind, Affluent Goods boutique has opened at Newport Coast Shopping Center.
Cleveland native Abbey Said, 28, dreamed up the concept. Consignment shop Affluent Goods sells new and...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 12:06 PM
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Federal agents have seized more than $820,000 worth of counterfeit designer goods in a series of raids across Orange County.
The raids were part of a six month crackdown called "Operation Fashion Faux Pas."
According to a news...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 2:20 PM
The annual POSH Palm Beach Sale - that's where a pop-up vintage boutique is staged for charity - has a new location this year: the Lake Pavilion at 101 South Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach (between Clematis and Bradley's).
The event will take...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 8:31 AM
The first thing you notice when you step inside the tony boutique in Boca Raton is the gleaming table of Louis Vuitton handbags surrounded by Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo shoes.
But at Encore Plus, one of several high-end...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 4:38 PM
DALLAS — Like spokes stretching from its 400-foot arch, the steel cords of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge propel us from the glossy downtown Arts District to gritty West Dallas.
Renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, performer Lyle Lovett...
| Apr 13, 2011
One day after burying my beloved cousin Rosario Giambalvo, I was looking for any reason to smile. I was almost too depressed to drive from my home in Boca Raton to Pembroke Lakes Mall to interview Anthony Williams, the flamboyant...
| Oct 10, 2011
After her breakthrough as a makeup artist — doing the face of soon-to-be-super model Naomi Campbell for the cover of Vogue — Bobbi Brown found the world was her palette. And yet the world was not enough. However applied, most products appeared...
| Jun 19, 2011
Watching people shop farmer's markets religiously on Sundays, splurge on locally grown blueberries at Whole Foods and select dishes from fancy menus that name-check family farms got me thinking. Localism is a huge trend in food; why not in fashion?
| Jun 12, 2011
When Giorgio Beverly Hills was in its heyday, from the late 1960s to the late 1980s, Rodeo Drive was not lined with the kind of marquee designer flagships that are located there today. There was no Prada Epicenter, with its arty open facade, or faux...
| May 8, 2011
Any doubt that there would be life for the Alexander McQueen brand after the death of its founder should have vanished over the last two weeks. The hoopla surrounding the opening of the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" exhibition at the Metropolitan...