Sneakers can be a lucrative investment. As we noted in this week's issue, the free market is in the midst of a sneaker boom. Prices seem to be on a constant rise and the hip teenagers at the front lines of the rush are making crazy paper. Certain newly released shoes nearly double in price within ... More >>
As rare shoes soar in price, seventh-graders make like Wall Street traders.
The Brooklyn Flea is back outdoors
FIT pays tribute to some famous cobblers
Cops want to find the two thugs who shot a Bronx resident in the back Wednesday -- after he refused to hand over his iPhone. Police say that the 23-year-old victim was walking with a friend along West 190th street, between Aqueduct and Grand Avenues, around 6:30 p.m. when the perps accosted them, d ... More >>
OpenSkyAnd just when you thought you couldn't have enough Guy Fieri in your life comes Guy Fieri Jewelry.
Shop till you drop? No, you wont drop. Its all right here.
I know that's mere pocket change with that group, but still, it bears mentioning in case any of you are thinking about purchasing an engagement ring for some TV cutie in the near future. Says Ira Weissman from TruthAboutDiamonds.com: "Most men are clueless when it comes to diamonds and end up payi ... More >>
Brace yourself, fellow commuters, as this is horrible news. Now, to add to our various rational or irrational New York City fears, we have the fear of wearing open-toed shoes while sitting on a bench on a subway platform, because a rat might be hiding underneath it and notice us there and pop ... More >>
via RegretsyIt's well known by now that Urban Outfitters sometimes rips off designs from independent artists. Last summer, Foster Kamer noted that the hipster warehouse was stealing from Brooklyn designers; this week, Averie wrote about how the chain could be basing their state pendant neckl ... More >>
Double the Bo.Despite the media focusing on any number of alleged "gaffes" on the part of President Obama (awkward toast, a car getting stuck, etc.), the Obamas have been quite etiquette-appropriate in terms of giving presents to their hosts. The following items have been given, according to ... More >>
Say yes to burgers, workshops, and music
Really? This had to happen? Ugg boots, smelly, slouchy, ridiculous-looking (but comfy!) foot-fungus-encouraging Ugg boots, now have a very special New York City skyline -- yep, that's the Empire State Building -- iteration, and of course they are also encrusted with Swarovski crystals, becaus ... More >>
Rock that facial hair thing you got going on
For the Less Neiman Marcus-inclined. P.S. Get your damn hands off the ostrich!
The good news from today's big fraud case involving a ring controlling more than 30 for-profit day care centers that bribed and scammed their way into $18 million worth of federal day care funds is that they were tripped up when they tried to bribe the wrong city employees. Although the stra ... More >>
Everyone's hating on American Apparel these days. Are we the only ones who think it's getting old? Yes, a lot of the clothes are stupid (long-sleeved lace thong leotards should be banned). Yes, the company has a specific dress code and uses photos to recruit people. Yes, Dov Charney is one s ... More >>
Lorenzana shows one of her many pairs of Uggs on her Facebook page.If you've watched a TV or seen a paper or glanced at a computer this week, there's no way you haven't heard about the hot-hot-hot lady banker who may have been too hot to bank. The whirlwind of responses to Elizabeth Dwoskin's ... More >>
The perennial fashion question -- "Should I wear heels or flats with these pants?" -- isn't just for women anymore, reports the Daily News. Oh yay. (Is that really the perennial fashion question? We always thought it was "Does my butt look fat in these jeans?" But moving on to the horror in q ... More >>
We at Runnin' Scared make it a policy to adhere to some simple fashion rules. Nothing crazy: Foster is required to wear pants. We eschew Velcro. We do not purchase or in any way promote $995 jeans. And, whether exercising or simply going about our daily blogging business, we never, ever wear ... More >>
We see you, dick.Hello. If you are the guy with the handlebar mustache working at the Me&Ro jewelry store on Elizabeth Street between Houston and Prince who wouldn't make eye contact and barely spoke a word to me, even after I asked, nicely, for some assistance: Why are you such ... More >>
Image borrowed from Museum of Useless Objects' Etsy page This Diner Ensemble necklace would make a terrific gift, although you might want to keep it for yourself. It's from the Museum of Useless Objects on Etsy, and each necklace is made by hand from crocheted and wet felted Malabrigo merino ... More >>
You probably know Etsy, the website that brings together hundreds of small, home-grown businesses--letting you buy a homemade knit cap from some crafty girl in Vancouver, or a "dog necklace" from a quirky jewelry maker in Los Angeles. Now there's a similar website for food, Foodzie, which launch ... More >>
In a post-Gail Top Chef world, we were finding Padma increasingly tolerable, far better than one Toby Young. But now comes the news that she's planning to launch a jewelry line "inspired by things like seeds and pods, like cardamom, lentils and cloves." Is this going to be the Padma-take on those Ti ... More >>
With dazzle to spare, all that glitters isn't golden in Ophuls's Madame De . . .
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Flip your routine and skip the rubber thongs
The search for this season's hottest (and largest) jewelry
Nolita's greatest treasure will soon shutter its doors
Spring shoes show off a different kind of cleavage
Williamsburg shop sells one-of-a-kind earrings
Key Jewelry is something to write home about
Untraditional charms for girls with attitude
Spring '04 on the Cheap
Dropping Nasty Science Like Spirits in the Night
A Short Cultural History of Wedding Rings
No Blood for Oil, and Other Fashion Statements
Cheap Sparkle for the New Year
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