Just a short hop, skip, and jump from our home-base in NYC, is Boston…and before you think we’re going 100% prep on you, take a peek at our 5 favorite shopping destinations.
We can almost guarantee it would be worth the trip from NYC…
Brand Favorites: With over 3000 bras in store, we can’t just pick a few!
MW Insider Tip: As much as we are concerned with our outerwear, KM Hudson reminds us that our “girls” should also be dressed to perfection. Drop in for a personalized bra fitting and one of KM Hudson’s helpful staff will find you the ideal undergarments, not matter what your size…be gone beige boring bras!
Where: 125 Charles St. Boston, MA 02114
Brand Favorites: Loeffler Randall, Steven Alan, A.P.C., and Current/Elliot
MW Insider Tip: This perfectly curated boutique will forever prove that Boston goes beyond just prep. Check out the wide selection of clothing, shoes, and jewels while strolling down shopper’s paradise, Charles St.
Where: 70 Charles Street Boston, MA 02114 (617) 248-9910
Brand Favorites: DVF, Kate Spade, and Tory Burch
MW Insider Tip: Fashion girls know that no ensemble is complete without an incredible shoe. For an added bonus, check out their blog where they craft inspiration from within the store…making shopping even easier.
Where: 51 Charles Street Boston, MA 02114 (617) 557-9991
Brand Favorites: Jason Wu, Balenciaga, and too many others to name
MW Insider Tip: Louis is not a store, it’s an experience. Situated on Boston’s Fan Pier, this serious locale boasts a wild view and a totally new shopping experience. Louis has been around since 1925…but don’t let that trick you into thinking their style might be old-fashioned. The store features items on the cutting edge of what’s happening in design.
Where: 60 Northern Ave. Boston MA 02210 (617) 262-6100
Brand Favorites: Hache, Samantha Sung, and Joshi
MW Insider Tip: To satisfy your inner bohemian, visit Tess and Carlos. With lines spanning from France to local Boston designers, you’ll be sure to find something new and fresh! Check out their robust facebook page for updates and new arrivals, HERE.
Where: 20 Brattle St. Cambridge, MA (617) 864-8377
"Very easy, friendly and efficient process. A nice way to clean out the closet and get some nice surprises for it!"-Sonali on her Material Wrld experience
What could be better than cleaning out your closet AND doing good for ladies who need a helping hand with their professional wardrobe? We here at Material Wrld are SO excited to announce our new partnership with a non-profit organization committed to empowering women with fashion and so much more, Dress for Success®.
From today through Monday, September 15th, 2014, we will be offering our Valet (we come to you!) service for Manhattan residents as well as our signature pre-paid mail in service nationwide for trade-ins. As usual, you’ll receive a gift card to your choice of Saks, Bloomingdales, or Shopbop for the trade-in value of your items, but here’s the kicker…. your choice to donate items we could not accept for tax credit will help empower women in need and we’ll be matching your contribution with $10 for each trade-in we issue a gift card for.
“While shopping new fashion is a fun and rewarding experience, women often think of cleaning out their closets as a chore with resale as a time-consuming and painful experience. We wanted to change this by offering a unique experience that makes women feel great when they are upgrading their closets. We are excited to partner with Dress for Success since we strongly believe in their mission, and are working towards the same goals to upgrade closets and empower women to feel great about themselves,”
-Rie Yano, co-founder of Material Wrld.
Material Wrld is committed to supporting Dress for Success’s efforts to “upgrade the closets” of women and provide them with career development tools to reenter the workforce with confidence and dignity. Our #GetAndGive campaign, goes from now through September 15, 2014, so start sending in your items or if you’re in NYC, schedule a MW Valet pickup HERE.
“We are grateful to Material Wrld for providing our supporters with an easier way to give—and for giving us a greater opportunity to get more women back to work.”
-Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide
Cue the moment of panic when you realize that you have to move in NYC. In the summer. And clean out your closet.
Have no fear ladies, Material Wrld is here to make your move less painful. Moving is the perfect time to clean out your closet, so you’re not spending time and energy moving items you no longer want.
We’re passionate about refreshing your closet. Well, our new partner Bin It has the same passion about making moving simple and less of a headache. One of the most annoying parts of moving is the process of hunting down boxes, hauling them to your new spot, and then getting rid of the impending cardboard mountain that will soon take over your new living room.
With a few clicks, Bin It will deliver reusable bins directly to your place, then you pack them up at your leisure and simply schedule a pick up when you’ve moved. After the unpacking process is done, they’ll pick up the bins and you don’t have to deal with any of the clean up.
So here’s the clincher, for a limited time, you can designate one of your bins for packing up the designer fashions you no longer wear. This particular bin will be sent over to the Material Wrld office when they pick up your emptied bins, with no other effort on your part. We will then offer you a gift card to Saks, Bloomingdales, or Shopbop (your choice!) and will donate anything we can’t accept to Dress for Success.
Imagine that…your move is easier, your closet is cleaner, and you’ve got instant shopping funds for a post-move treat.
Check out Bin It, HERE.
// Each month in our “What’s HOT! at MW”, we highlight types of items we are looking for in particular (i.e. higher trade-in value for you when trading in)! Basically, it’s a great excuse to trade-in and get shopping for fall.//
For August trade-in’s, we’re looking for the following killer styles, but of course all items are welcome as long as they are in quality condition and live on our accepted brand list (updates monthly!):
// Each month in our “What’s NEW! at MW”, we highlight our newly-accepted designers we are hunting down at the moment. We’re always adding to our “accepted brand list”, constantly expanding the range of items you can trade-in. Basically, this means a cleaner closet and more funds to get those Fall pieces you’ve been dying to grab before the season starts.//
New to MW for July:
Remember these tips when trading in at Material Wrld:
Fund that Fall wardrobe NOW. Request your free MW kit, HERE.
** All images courtesy of Style.com
Tuesday evening, Material Wrld and Vênsette hosted our clients and friends for a summer party featuring makeovers, shopping, and a special guest presentation by personal branding expert, Jacqueline Peros.
1. Smile! It’s amazing to me how many people don’t smile when you first meet them. A smile is a great way to put everyone at ease and build better rapport.2. Have a firm handshake. This is especially important for women because most think its better to give the “dainty” handshake so they don’t come off as too overpowering. Giving a firm handshake demonstrates your self-confidence. 90% of the time when I meet a male business professional he will positively comment on my handshake. I think when they see a petite woman such as myself they feel I’ll automatically give the “dainty” shake. :)3. Be present. We are so easily distracted by our phones and thoughts that we forget to stop and be in the moment. If you are meeting someone for the first time be present and engaged.
JP: Digital dress code is your online presence and reputation. It’s how you express yourself online which directly impacts your personal brand and how others perceive you.
Your digital dress code encompasses everything from how you communicate via email, your LinkedIn profile, photos you share, blogs you write, comments you make, tweets and Facebook posts, and brands you endorse. We work hard to control our brand in the offline world by the way we dress, where we shop, the way we interact with others, invitations we accept, etc. and this needs to translate consistently and authentically to your digital brand.
It’s never too late in the season for a full fashion and beauty refresher…that’s why we at Material Wrld cordially invite you to an essential event tomorrow evening.
To sweeten the evening, come meet Jacqueline Peros for a personal branding seminar, "What’s In Your Digital Closet?". Shopping, beauty, and solid advice on your personal brand…does it get better than that?
We didn’t think so. Find out more and RSVP HERE.
Who doesn’t love to slip on the perfectly worn pair of denim shorts to embrace the casual summer spirit? Well, a few very fashionable clients of ours sent in these fabulous denim finds from Current Elliot. And they just happen to be one of the hottest brands in contemporary wear right now, so trade-in values were sky-high for these delightful pieces.
The total trade-in value for these Current Elliot bottoms would be $160 in instant shopping funds.
It’s time to revamp your closet ASAP. Request a Material Wrld kit for yourself!
There’s no place more committed to fun than New Orleans, but today, we’re highlighting that NOLA isn’t all hurricane cocktails and benigets. There’s serious shopping to be had!
Take a peek at our 3 favorite NOLA shopping destinations and our favorite spot to have a lunch break:
Brand Favorites: ALC, DVF, and Vince
MW Insider Tip: What’s better than combining the trifecta of clothes, shoes, and beauty in one place? Not only does Angelique stock the hottest designers (both clothing and shoes), but they also feature the Tisa Beauty Bar, conveniently located in the middle of the store. Now there’s some major relaxation.
Where: 7725 Maple St New Orleans, LA 70118
Brand Favorites: Tibi, Milly, and Trina Turk
MW Insider Tip: Azby’s not only is a destination of its own right, it also lives on one the most fashionable streets in NOLA. Check out the rest of Magazine St. while you pop into this fabulously chic shop.
Where: 5531 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70115 (504)-895-1311
Brand Favorites: Theory, Clover Canyon, and Mara Hoffman
MW Insider Tip: Pick up a couple pieces of custom jewelry from owner Sanja’s native country of Bosnia while you’re shopping the ultimate in designer fashions.
Where: 725 Magazine St New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 522-8687
Menu Favorites: Bread Pudding Souffle, Fried Pork Belly, and the Turtle Soup
MW Insider Tip: We here at Material Wrld always love a good deal…especially when it clears up shopping funds. Our favorite thing about Commander’s Place is their daily 25 cent martini lunch. Yes, you heard that right. We think that in and of itself might be worth the plane ticket to NOLA.
Where: 1403 Washington Ave New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 899-8221
Find out more about Material Wrld, HERE.