Clothing Accessories

  • Voice Choices

    November 12, 2014


    Navajo jewelry adorns the Smithsonian.

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Supreme Foamposite Sales Show How Secondary Market Dominates Sneaker Trade

    Retail prices are meaningless in the sneaker scene these days. Only way you pay retail for a pair of fresh, high-demand Jordans or Foamposites or SB Dunks is: 1) stand outside the sneaker store for at least several hours--several days in some cases; or 2) get lucky and snag them online in the five m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    NYPD Shuts Down Foamposite Sneaker Release Because of Big Crowd

    Supreme x Nike Air Foamposite One sneakers, released Thursday April 3 at 11 a.m., retail for $250. They sold out by 11:05 a.m. April 3, but you can cop a pair on eBay for $900. That sort of appreciation rate explains why a crowd of sneakerheads and sneaker investors and the kind-hearted girlfriends ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Sneaker Boom: Price Timeline Shows Surge Between Early 2011 and Summer 2012

    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 >>

  • News

    July 17, 2013

    New York's Sneaker Boom

    As rare shoes soar in price, seventh-graders make like Wall Street traders.

  • Voice Choices

    January 30, 2013


    FIT pays tribute to some famous cobblers

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Bronx Man Shot for iPhone

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Guy Fieri Jewelry by Room 101: What Not to Get that Special Someone For Xmas

    OpenSky​And just when you thought you couldn't have enough Guy Fieri in your life comes Guy Fieri Jewelry.

  • News

    October 19, 2011

    Globe-trotting on a MetroCard

    Shop till you drop? No, you won’t drop. It’s all right here.

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Kim Kardashian's Husband Could Have Saved A Million On The Ring

    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 "Most men are clueless when it comes to diamonds and end up payi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Rat Bites Woman as She Waits for J Train

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2011

    Urban Outfitters and Etsy Artists: Who's Stealing From Whom?

    via Regretsy​It'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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    The Obamas Gave the Cameron Kids Scooters and a Bo Stuffed Animal

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 11, 2011


    Say yes to burgers, workshops, and music

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Swarovski-Encrusted Ugg Boots Featuring New York City Skyline Signify End Times

    ​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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 19, 2011


    Rock that facial hair thing you got going on

  • News

    November 24, 2010

    Winter Guide: A Guide to 2010 Holiday Gifts

    For the Less Neiman Marcus-inclined. P.S. Get your damn hands off the ostrich!

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    City Day Care Scam Ring Busted After One Bribe Offer Too Many

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    In Defense of American Apparel

    ​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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 22, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Questions That May Never Be Answered: Where Did Sexy Banker Debrahlee Lorenzana Get Her Pushup Bra?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Things We Don't Need at All: High Heels for Men

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Runnin' Scared Fashion Terror Watch: When Footwear Goes Bad

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    To the Sales Clerk at Me&Ro Who Was Too Busy Being a Dick to Help Me

       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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Foodie Gifting: Breakfast Necklace

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    Foodzie is Etsy for Food

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Really Padma?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2007

    Hunter Boots Trunk Show

    Hunter, the company that makes wellies that make you look cool and WASPy instead of cutesy and trendy, is having a trunk show. With every purchase, you get a pair of $38 welly socks. Sale details below. San Francisco Clothing 975 Lexington Avenue (between 70th and 71st) (212) 472-8740 Saturday, De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2007

    This Just in: Sweet Tater Vintage Deals Extended

    Sometimes there is non-junk mail in our inbox, and you, dear reader, benefit: If you weren’t able to make it out to the summer sale this week, no worries!!! Sweet Tater is getting ready to host a warehouse sale! Check out these amazing deals!!!!

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2007

    Things You Can't Wear Anymore: Leggings Edition

    We're assuming you already know that you can no longer where Uggs, keffiyehs, "thunderbird" beaded moccasins, or gaucho pants. In this feature on Threadster, we will try to make sure you're not the last to know when it's time to throw in the towel on some other trend.

  • Film

    March 6, 2007

    Girl with a Diamond Earring

    With dazzle to spare, all that glitters isn't golden in Ophuls's Madame De . . .

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2007
  • Blogs

    January 12, 2007
  • News

    April 18, 2006

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Shopping on 14th Street, from Union Square to the meatpacking district

  • Theater

    August 16, 2005
  • NYC Life

    July 12, 2005

    One Mighty Flop

    Flip your routine and skip the rubber thongs

  • NYC Life

    May 31, 2005

    Aggressively Adorned

    The search for this season's hottest (and largest) jewelry

  • NYC Life

    April 12, 2005

    Goodbye to Charles and His Place

    Nolita's greatest treasure will soon shutter its doors

  • NYC Life

    March 22, 2005

    On Your Toes

    Spring shoes show off a different kind of cleavage

  • NYC Life

    March 1, 2005

    Something Special

    Williamsburg shop sells one-of-a-kind earrings

  • NYC Life

    February 8, 2005

    OK, Computer, Typewriters Are Back

    Key Jewelry is something to write home about

  • NYC Life

    February 1, 2005

    Deck the Neck

    Untraditional charms for girls with attitude

  • NYC Life

    December 28, 2004
  • News

    August 3, 2004
  • NYC Life

    February 17, 2004

    Recovered Memories

    Spring '04 on the Cheap

  • Music

    July 8, 2003

    Casper Gets Crunk

    Dropping Nasty Science Like Spirits in the Night

  • News

    May 27, 2003

    I'm With the Band

    A Short Cultural History of Wedding Rings

  • NYC Life

    March 18, 2003

    Peace Goods

    No Blood for Oil, and Other Fashion Statements

  • NYC Life

    December 24, 2002

    The Glitterati

    Cheap Sparkle for the New Year

  • NYC Life

    July 24, 2001

    Clasp Struggle

    Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Designer Handbags

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