Topshop of the Morning to Ya

April 3, 2009

I am NOT a happy camper right now as I painstakingly wrote one of my better posts (if I do say so myself), saved it, watched two 30 Rocks that were on my DVR, came back to post it AND IT WAS GONE. Damn you, WordPress! I emailed their tech support but no one is getting back to me. I really want to go to bed but I will try to recreate the post…

Just one of many, many Topshop looks

Just one of many, many Topshop looks

Today is the day! For those of you who crave fashion at reasonable prices, you no longer have to head across the pond to find your fav Topshop pieces — it’s now available in SoHo as Topshop has opened their US flagship store. While I still feel that Topshop on Oxford Street in London is the best, I’m excited that I can hoof it or take the subway to find all of the treasures Topshop has to offer.

Some of you may be scratching your head — what is this Topshop, you ask? Well, it’s a British chain that offers fashionable goods at a fraction of designer prices. Kate Moss does a line for them. In addition to clothes they have shoes, jewelry, lingerie, trinkets — really anything cool. To be honest, I have mixed feelings about them being here. Because now everyone will have access to the same stuff, which potentially makes it…uncool. But the truth is, they sell through merchandise so fast that if someone sees something on someone they like, by the time they go there it’s gone. It’s not a place I go for whole outfits (it definitely offers more to the younger crowd, if you know what I’m sayin’), but you go with the mindset of finding a few key pieces. I have a fab striped sweater in offbeat colors with dolman sleeves that everyone thinks is Marc Jacobs, and a black and silver charm bracelet that adds drama to every outfit.

If you can’t make it to the store, topshop.com is offering free shipping til April 9th. Happy hunting! (Topshop in SoHo is on Broome and Broadway.)

Single of the Week

Take it away Ken:

“At the nexus where new wave synth meets fuzzy guitar pop meets Blondie meets Garbage sits Metric and their new single, “Gimme Sympathy.” The great hooks and fetching lead singer alone are reasons enough to put aside Turbo Tax, mute CNBC, wake the kids and crank it up.”

Stand Up and Be Counted

Time is running out on survey week — don’t you want your voice to be heard? Click here to take our short but oh-so-helpful survey. A huge THANKS to all of you who have taken the survey…to the rest of you — come on, what are you waiting for? Time is ticking…

Current Events

Why do rich people feel the need to give each other gifts — does the Queen really need an ipod?

Michelle Obama looks well put together, and I’m glad the world has given the Obamas a warm welcome, but is her fashion really that great to cause all of this frenzy? (I said this to Ken last night and he responded, “Well, after Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton and Barbara Bush…” I agreed he had a point!) But I mean, couldn’t any of us have gone in our closets to pull out the white top, black skirt, black cardigan combo she wore to meet royalty? All I know is J. Crew should give her free clothes for life with all of the publicity she’s giving them.

It’s hard to believe but apparently just yesterday they identified the remains of a worker from Windows on the World who died on September 11th. I still remember that crazy, tragic day so clearly. I hope this gives his family some small comfort.

Albany better get its act together and figure out a bailout for the MTA that doesn’t rest the burden of their financial screw-up solely on the backs of mass transit riders. It’s ridiculous.

All right, I think that about covers it. I really liked the way this post was written the first time I wrote it, but I guess this will have to do. Oh, technology.

Enjoy the weekend!

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