Saturday, April 25, 2009

Heartbroken

I was more than a little heartbroken when I found out that Jill Bradshaw has decided to close her boutique, I Heart. A downtown favorite for years, she's always stocked some of my favorite lines, such as Sonia Rykiel, Surface to Air, Karen Walker, United Bamboo, not to mention Fiftytwo Showroom's resident golden girls, Sunday's Best. As this economic climate worsens, it is becoming increasingly difficult for independent designers and boutiques to stay in business, and it feels more important than ever to support them. I hate to sound weepy and sentimental, but with the loss of I Heart, in addition to last winter's closing of Dernier Cri, we're not simply loosing places to shop, we're losing venues for new voices, and a proponents of young designers. Having represented my own collection, as well as several other jewelry lines, designers depend on boutiques like these to give them a chance, and promote them and introduce them to the right audience as they make a name for themselves. I mean, not everybody can get their line into Barney's on the first try, right? Anyway, they're having a major sale until they close their doors at the end of May, starting at 30% off all Spring merchandise, with discounts increasing as the month goes by. Make sure to stop by the store if you're in New York, or check out what they have on their blog, since they'll ship worldwide!

Sunday's Best friendship bracelets, perfect for you and your best friend.


Sunday's Best giant knot bracelet.

Nomia dress

Samantha Pleet Kaleidoscope romper
-Tiffany

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6 comments:

Susie Bubble said...

Gutted....love this basement store....

nadia said...

It is sad to see so many independent boutiques and designers struggling to stay afloat at the moment. Love the Sunday Best friend bracelets, such an elegant take on a usually kitsch item!

Amanda said...

this is my favorite store in ny so needless to say i was shocked and bummed. they stock a lot of australian and new zealand designers that aren't carried anywhere else in the city. i hope jill reincarnates the shop as some other project/store/label...something!

frau meier said...

wonderful dress. i want it :)

amythewolf said...

the economy is bunk and losing i heart sucks. i went in there and bought a one piece cut out suit for this summer that barely fits. haha. uhhhhhhh, thank you 66sick girls for your wonderful blog and your wonderful energiezzzz.
xxx
amy

Mae said...

i've missed this blog...glad to be back ! that art exhibit looks amazing...lucky you were dressed in such gorgeous drawings !