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Bobbi Brown and Lord & Taylor Partner to Give Dress for Success a Makeover

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DRESS FOR SUCCESS, the international nonprofit, best know for giving disadvantaged women professional new looks while providing career services to help women take on their job with confidence is getting a makeover in NYC thanks to Bobbi Brown of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and Richard Baker of Hudson’s Bay Company/Lord & Taylor who are spearheading the renovation of the Manhattan boutique.

Project Runway and Lord & Taylor: Match Made in TV Heaven

This summer Lifetime’s hit show, Project Runway, is celebrating its 10th anniversary season by introducing an exclusive partnership with retailer, Lord & Taylor. Among other things, fans can expect to see a never-before-done challenge in which Project Runway will showcase a custom-built “accessories wall”, as well as an assortment of Lord & Taylor shoes, accessories, and handbags that contestants will use for the 10th episode competition. This particular episode will take place at the Fifth Avenue flagship store and will air on Thursday, August 30th.

The grand prize winner will have the opportunity to sell their collection at Lord & Taylor stores.

You can follow the progress of the contestants and watch exclusive interviews on the Lord & Taylor website and via Lord & Taylor Facebook page and Twitter. The store will also host appearances from past and present contestants during this year’s Fashion’s Night Out!

Keep a look out! This will undoubtedly be an exciting collaboration!

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Shopping with Lindsay from Saucy Glossie

It doesn’t get too much lucky-ier then an invitation from Lucky Magazine and Lord & Taylor for an exclusive shopping experience with L&T’s Fashion Editor at Large, Suze Yalof Schwartz and their Fashion Director, Paula Correri before the store opens. What’s even better is doing so during this crucial month when it’s time to transition your wardrobe from summer to fall and your in need of a few key pieces! Suze’s advice for quick updates for fall is it’s all about sparkle (although pay attention to your shape to be sure it’s flattering), get into the color blocking fad and if all else fails rely on beauty for a quick and easy pick me up.

While it’s clear Lord & Taylor has been making grand strides to invest in their classic department store and modernize it (have you seen Suze on the cab TV’s?); I have to admit they have been my secret weapon for a while now. Since there ‘ultimate face-lift‘ last year on October 26th (I remember the opening date as it was on my birthday), the redesign has made for an exceptional shopping experience and houses my favorite Clinique counter (check it out, it’s interactive and so amazingly merchandized —read my post about it). Although, I didn’t really have a problem with the older one since what I’ve always loved about their 5th avenue location is it rivals the assortment of Bloomingdale’s but mitigates the crowds or over-selling sales associates. And while you may equate it with an older crowd or sans the cool factor of the Brown Bag, nothing beats the privacy, instant access to the dressing rooms or spectacular beauty floor; especially when you’re in a rush and not looking for that shopping experience as much as to just get in and out of the store as quickly as possible with everything on your list. And they have the best

YOU’RE INVITED! Lord &Taylor Presents the FIT Winners of the Keds Competition

Paying a little tribute to my alma mater, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)… check out the FIT winners of the Keds competition. On July 21st, Lord and Taylor 5th Avenue, will be offering on-site Keds customization, cupcakes, live music and your chance to meet the winners and check out their designs. As a bonus, Lord & Taylor will be giving away a GWP tote bag with every Keds purchase.

Lord & Taylor is located at 424 5th Avenue, NYC

The NEW as you like it Clinique Counter at Lord & Taylor Fifth Avenue

By now most of you New Yorkers have seen the rose adorned advertisements and shopping bags around the city for the announcement of Lord and Taylor’sUltimate Face-lift’. A $25 million endeavor the company invested in the renovation of the iconic department store’s Fifth Avenue location.

Although I was beyond honored to receive an invitation from Brendan Hoffman to the unveiling of  ‘The Ultimate Face-Lift’, I was unable to attend the gala (it was my birthday!). However, I did stop by Lord & Taylor that week for a preview and guided tour of the new Clinique counter. My guides, Clinique’s Anthony Battaglia, Vice President, Global Retail Design and Visual Merchandising and Cherie Werle, Education Executive and Makeup and Skin Care Expert, took me through the new shopping experience they created, based on Clinique’s service as you like it concept.

What does that mean? It literally means service as YOU like it.  From self service to full service Clinique’s organized the counter to cater to their clientele’s needs at all levels, through clear, concise messaging and merchandising that it is not intimidating or overwhelming.

For customers looking for a skin care analysis or application tips, they can enjoy a one-on-one experience with a staff member at the Clinique Full Service consultation table.  Equipped with a diagnostic mirror (which the consultant can