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.

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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?

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  • Retailers now look to “super-shoppers” for fashion influences. Start shopping! [Fashionista]
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  • The new way to style your V-neck sweater. [Glamour]