Wardrobe Builders

These closet staples are worth making room for.

We are all stylists of our own wardrobe, and the best of us know when to toss a has-been trend and when to hold on to items bound to make a comeback. The result: a well-equipped closet of quality pieces and styles that endure season after season. These picks from The Six: Wardrobe-Building Women’s Labels – in burgundy, leather, velvet, and gold – are surefire trends, but in timeless shapes that last.

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Red Dress
This little number has the same versatility as an LBD, but with added have-to-have details. (If you love the cutout look, this is up your alley.) Throw this frock on for any can’t-get-out-of-bed Friday and transition (sans bathroom change) from desk to drinks.

Leather Mini
The leather skirt may be a then-and-again trend, but this straight shape is a classic, making this buttery number a long-term investment.

Velvet
It’s just one of those things that can either go so right – or so wrong. If you’ve been holding off on this 80s throwback – just waiting for the perfect blend of sheen that’s not too gaudy, not too grade school – now’s your chance.

Belt
As memorable as Carrie’s leather studded belt and just as versatile. Cinch this stunner around a polished frock (ahem, like the little red dress), print dress, or even a winter puffer.

The Six: Wardrobe-Building Women’s Labels Boutique opens Friday, January 4, at 11AM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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January 4, 2013

Lord & Taylor: Cashmere by the Numbers

Lord & Taylor: Cashmere By Numbers

There’s something kind of nostalgic about slipping on a cashmere sweater from Lord & Taylor’s in-house label. The timeless pieces are perfect for stocking up on season after season, and keeping as lifetime favorites. Just pair with sleek riding boots and dark denim, and the result falls perfectly between effortless and ultra polished. As an ode to the super-soft sweaters, we’re counting up the reasons we love to put them on. In this Boutique:

2-ply cashmere makes for sweaters that are luxurious, lightweight, and durable.

3 timeless staples including the cardigan, shell, and V-necks.

6 polished patterns come to life in crisp stripes and classic argyles.

10 on-trend shapes like draped asymmetrical pullovers, open-front cardigans, and cropped shrugs.

21 colors from subtle neutrals and autumnal shades to bold brights and pastel prints.

Endless outfit options.

Our Cashmere Sweaters By Lord & Taylor Boutique opens Friday, September 9, 2011 at 11AM ET.


September 9, 2011

Madison Avenue Couture

AN INTERVIEW WITH OWNER JUDY SCHNEIDER

Madison Avenue Couture

It’s amazing what two little words can do to a style-lover’s soul. When we heard “vintage couture,” we had to sit down with the woman responsible for finding these iconic treasures and delivering them to our Members. Here, Judy talks about her love for vintage and gives us an insider’s guide to shopping these must-have heirlooms.

Rue La La: We dream of waking up and owning a fabulous shop like Madison Avenue Couture. How did that come to be?
Judy: One day I decided to leave the corporate world behind and embrace something I always loved:  fashion. I would spend hours searching for fashion treasures, be it from current collections or from the past. I looked at the art of fashion and why certain designers have a place in history and why some of their pieces are truly special. I became a collector of pieces from certain designers and fashion eras. Initially, our shop sold only contemporary couture, but we found that many of our clients loved to add vintage pieces to their wardrobe. I will admit that I often don’t want to part with the pieces, as they are truly special. But, our clients share my pleasure of owning and wearing the pieces they purchase.
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May 20, 2010