Be Fashionable…Be Helpful…Come to The Bowery Hotel’s Fashion Girls for Japan Event

This weekend we’re hosting the Fashion Girls for Japan shopping event! Here’s what the Wall Street Journal had to say about it:

…The “girls” are at it again this year. This weekend, at the Bowery Hotel in New York, Fashion Girls for Japan, is hosting its second sample-sale shopping event. Among brands that will have women’s clothing and accessories on hand: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Doo.Ri, Helmut Lang, Proenza Schouler, Thakoon, VPL, Zero Maria Cornejo. There’s also something for men so they’ll have something to do if they’re tagging along. Menswear at the sale will include Acne, Helmut Lang, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Surface to Air, Theory, and Thom Browne…

…Fashion Girls for Japan was conceived by Kyoko Kageyama, an executive at 3.1 Phillip Lim, along with Kikka Hanazawa, president of VPL, Tomoko Ogura, fashion director of women’s Co-op at Barneys New York, Miki Higasa, president of public-relations firm Kaleidoscope Consulting, Stella Ishii, president of fashion showroom The News, fashion consultant Julie Gilhart and, Chiaki Yamamura , also of 3.1 Phillip Lim.

You can read the whole article about these wonderful girls by clicking here. See some of the wonderful fashions available below.

Zero Maria Cornejo Cross-Wrap Mini Dress
Acne Wall Street Jacket and Trousers
VPL Vivisection Sweater
Fallon Cuff Bracelet

Bande des Quatres Collection II Presentation

We were very proud to host the Bande des Quatres Collection II presentation on Friday, January 20th on the 2nd Floor Terrace.  Bande des Quatres is a collaboration between designer Erin Wahed and her mom, Janis Kerman (a well-known Canadian jeweler), who hand-crafts each piece to order. The collection is available to purchase on the newly revamped website – check it out here.

Following the success of the presentation, we had an after-party hosted by Erin and the Bowery’s Laura Cooper Brown with a line up including DJs Class Actress, Austin Peters and Ethan Silverman of Terrible Records, and a live performance by BELL.  A great night was had by all!

Erin Wahed and Janis Kerman. Photo: Jai Stuart

Rings - Left: Gehry, Right: Venturi, Bracelet - Piano. Photo: Awol Erizku

Model Francesca Vuillemin poses at the Bande des Quatres Collection II Presentation at The Bowery Hotel on January 20, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Marc Stamas/Getty Images) 2012 Marc Stamas

Models pose at the the Bande des Quatres Collection II Presentation at The Bowery Hotel on January 20, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Marc Stamas/Getty Images) 2012 Marc Stamas


UNIS is one of our favorites Mens’ stores in the city.  Conveniently located on Elizabeth Street in Nolita (a 10 minute walk from the hotel), this is one of our go-tos for classic, elegantly designed Mens’ casual-wear, including beautifully cut shirts and pants.  Designer Eunice Lee’s commitment to quality is apparent in every stitch and all her garments are made either locally in NYC or in LA.  The store also smells fantastic – you can purchase the Le Labo candles they burn just across the street!

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Remember, remember…

It’s the 5th of November! And over in England they are celebrating Guy Fawkes Night. Laura Cooper Brown has picked out of a couple of her favorite ways to remind herself of home. While she purchases her Marmite from Myers of Keswick and sups on Bangers ‘n Mash at Tea & Sympathy in the West Village, over on the East side she visits tailor extraordinaire, Alex Wilcox, at Lord Willy’s and knows where to go for New York’s finest curry… Brick Lane.