Bad News: This Is All That’s Left Of The Alexander Wang for H&M Collection In Philly

All that's left of the highly-anticipated collab

Sigh. This single rack is all that is left.

Sorry, gang: If you were hoping to get your paws on that Alexander Wang for H&M neoprene cropped sweatshirt, you’re out of luck. The collection, which was stocked at H&M’s Walnut Street location this morning (the only location in Pennsylvania to carry it, according to the website), is almost entirely sold out. Sales associates reported that nearly half of the second floor had housed the 59-piece collection this morning, but was quickly wiped out by a queue of shoppers who began lining up first thing this morning for its 7:30 opening. Now, there’s a measly rack with some Alexander Wang signage as soon as you get off the escalator on the second floor.

But even though the selection is now sparse, it’s not empty. I popped by the store at 2:30pm today and rounded up what goodies were left–and you might be pleasantly surprised.

Keep reading to see what’s left.

Market Report: 5 Crazy-Stylish Ways To Wear a Basic Button-Down Shirt

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  • Happy Monday! Let’s kick things off with a new way to wear the most office-friendly piece in your closet: the button-down. Here are five crazy-stylish ways to style a basic button-down. [Style.com]
  • On Thursday, shopping website Vestiaire Collective will start selling clothing and accessories donated by stars, style icons, models and musicians (think: a Balenciaga dress from Kim Kardashian; a Givenchy top from Stella Tennant).  Even better? Prices start at $0. [Vogue]
  • How to recycle an outfit and still make it look totally new, as demonstrated by Kate Middleton. [WhoWhatWear]

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PHOTOS: Halle Berry Lingerie Line Launches in Target

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Call us cynical—or maybe we’ve just been burned by too many bad celebrity fashion collabs—but when word got out about Halle Berry’s Scandale lingerie collection for Target, we didn’t let our hopes get too high. At best, it’d be a boring collection mislabeled “classic” and at worst, it’d be wearable by only Catwoman herself.

Boy, were we wrong. Debuting today, the collection is the joint effort of 82-year-old Parisian lingerie company Scandale and is leaps and bounds ahead of similar inexpensive counterparts like SJP for Steve & Barry’s (cringe). More importantly, we could actually see ourselves hightailing it to Target to scoop up some $18 bras and $7 panties for ourselves.

Yep, you read that correctly: $25 for a lingerie set. Start filling those e-carts.

See the collection for yourself here.

Duke & Winston Debuts Fantastic New Antique Section Called Duke’s Library

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Picture this: you’re sitting in a velvet wingback chair staring pensively at your worn copy of War and Peace (because, ya know, you’ve read it 23,592 times), sipping a snifter of aged brandy, presumably. The walls are lined with cherry bookshelves that are, of course, well-stocked but simultaneously styled with things like an heirloom ship model and iron Scottie dog bookends. Maybe throw in a marble bust or two.

Now, those amazing antique knickknacks that make your study look like a cross between a scene from Dead Poets Society and Winston Churchill’s library (I imagine) can be bought in Duke & Winston‘s fantastically curated new antique section, Duke’s Library. Items are pricey, but they do all the culling and heavy-lifting, leaving you with the most charming selection of preppy odds and ends to outfit your shelves.

Next: How to shop the goods.

Study: 26 Percent Of People Start Holiday Shopping Before Halloween

illo girl with shopping bagsHere’s some shocking news for you: According to Google’s research on holiday shopping trends, 26 percent of shoppers will have already started their holiday shopping by Halloween this year. Yes, you read that right. As of today, about one-quarter of Americans have already started holiday shopping. 

We stumbled upon this curious study on Fashionista and immediately hated these people. They’re sort of like those annoying people at college who finish writing papers weeks before they’re due. Isn’t procrastination half the fun, that frenzied jaunt to the mall seconds before it closes? Hell, I haven’t even bought Halloween candy, let alone Christmas presents.

But is it really so crazy?

Answer: maybe not.

Market Report: 12 Best Anti-Aging Products Under $25

  • MR7Here are the best anti-aging serums, balms, peels, masks and creams—all amazing at zapping signs of aging and (this is the best part) all under $25. [Allure]
  • From Rihanna’s nearly nude crystal look to Kate Moss’s fishnet dress, these are the 20 best celeb style moments of the summer. [Style.com]
  • Meet the woman who owns more than 200 cardigans—and then started a business called, you guessed it, Cardigan. [J.Crew]

Keep reading here.

Huge Sale and Trunk Show at Peter Kate Today

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Spring sale season has begun! Rejoice!

Spring/summer sales and shopping events are just beginning to kick off. First on the list? Peter Kate‘s huge sale, which kicks off today in tandem with an Eyebobs trunk show. You’ll score up to 40 percent off shoes, apparel and accessories from brands like Loeffler Randall, Velvet, Kate Spade, DVF and Sam Edelman.

Keep reading for more details.

VIDEO: This Interactive Fashion Film Lets You Shop While You Watch

This is pretty awesome: Nowness.com, a luxury lifestyle web magazine, launched its first ‘shoppable’ video today. It features a troupe of contemporary dancers from a London dance company, guys clad in tighty-whities, girls in simple white slips and underwear. As the film progresses, clothing floats into the frame and onto the dancers: a blue Haider Ackermann dress, a Bottega Veneta jacket, a Kenzo top, a striped Louis Vuitton skirt. But here’s where it gets amazing: The entire video is interactive. Click on the articles of clothing you like as you watch—better do it fast; these dancers whirl about quickly!—and they’ll be instantly saved for you to review later. At the end of the video, click on the icon at the bottom right-hand of the screen and you can see descriptions, materials and designers of the pieces you liked. Even better, it takes you to a third-party e-commerce site where you can actually purchase the clothes. Watch the film below, and try not to fall into the rabbit hole: I’m already fantasizing about a time where movies and TV shows are shoppable. Could you imagine being able to shop, say, the SATC movie, Funny Face or, OMG, Clueless?

Market Report: According To Spring 2014 Runways, You Will Be Wearing Wigs Come April

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  • Retailers now look to “super-shoppers” for fashion influences. Start shopping! [Fashionista]
  • Buy these now: Ray-Ban‘s latest foldable sunnies give Steve McQueen’s Persols a run for their money. [Buro 24/7]
  • The new way to style your V-neck sweater. [Glamour]