For more info on our handbag trade-in program, visit Material Wrld, HERE.
To celebrate this joyous news, we co-hosted a kick-off event at the Steven Alan Annex in Tribeca this weekend! The three day celebration allowed clients to bring their designer fashions and trade-in on the spot for instant Steven Alan gift cards. No waiting for a quote…just shopping new fall fashions in the store, minutes later.
So you missed the event? No worries. The good news is that now we’ve added Steven Alan as one of our permanent gift card retailers, so when you trade in you’ll be able to choose out of 4 options (Shopbop, Saks, Bloomies, and now STEVEN ALAN) for where you wanna buy NEW!
Trade-in to shop NEW, find out more from Material Wrld, HERE.
Things we are looking for in a best friend: sassy spitfire personality, prefers fun over the overtly serious, and a crazy-amazing closet to borrow from. Well, according to this list, it totally makes sense for us to be BFF’s with our Dream Closet of the day, Zoe Saldana.
And trust us, you want Saldana on your side…she’s fierce in more ways than the obvious and isn’t afraid to speak her mind. But beyond the fierce attitude and perfectly sinewy frame, Zoe is focused on family, working hard and keeping things solid with husband, Marco Perego and her tight knit NY-based family. Not only has she consistently starred in blockbuster films since 2000, but also is a savvy business woman who owns an LA-based production company with her sisters, CineStar Productions AND is the hottest face of L’Oreal cosmetics. People, she does it all.
Her style is always sleek and sophisticated…with a slight futuristic thread that runs through many of her ensembles. Saldana rarely has a red-carpet “miss” and her street style almost rivals her on-camera look. With a face and body that reads more like a model than an actress, Saldana is one to keep on watching, because she’s just getting started.
To get your very own Dream Closet, trade in your designer fashions with Material Wrld and get instant shopping funds to refresh your wardrobe.
We here at Material Wrld want to always be sure to provide you with the best shopping tips and tricks…in a city near you. In honor of launching our handbag program last month, we’re bringing you the best places to buy your new fall splurge-worthy bag, in 5 of our FAVORITE cities.
Brand Favorites: Givenchy, FENDI, Valentino
MW Insider Tip: Fashion doesn’t have to take things so seriously…hence why Kirna Zabete is one of our fave NYC spots. Their take on buying revolves around high fashion with a good sense of whimsy. Shopping here reminds us that fashion is all about fun.
Where: 477 Broome St. NY, NY 10013 (212) 941-9656
Brand Favorites: 3.1 Phillip Lim + Alexander Wang + rag and bone
MW Insider Tip: With locations from here to Tokyo, Ron Herman has their finger on the pulse of all things luxe. Visit their stores and experience not only amazing fashion, but incredible store design. Also, for a little more inspiration and updates, check out their Tumblr blog, HERE.
Where: 8100 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, California 90046 (323) 651-4129
Brand Favorites: Valentino + Alexander McQueen
Where: 2360 Fillmore St San Francisco, CA 94115
Brand Favorites: Proenza Schouler + CELINE + Chanel
MW Insider Tip: Where do you go when you want to take in some art, have a light lunch, and shop high-end designer clothing and bags? IKRAM. With an art gallery, full service cafe, and both a home and clothing store…they’ve literally left us no choice but to move in permanently.
Where: 15 East Huron Street Chicago, Illinois 60611 (312) 587-1000
Brand Favorites: Fendi + Lanvin + Chloe
MW Insider Tip: Sometimes, you just need to feel really fancy. Head over to Stanley Korshak for a dose of old school luxury and a taste of what shopping for fine goods should feel like. Don’t be upset when you get the best service of your life, and then every other shopping experience feels just so basic from then on out.
Where: 500 Crescent Court Suite 100 Dallas, Texas 75201 (214) 871-3600
To learn more about how to trade in your designer handbags for instant shopping funds, check out MW here.
Calling all NYC ladies- We’ve teamed up with our friends at STEVEN ALAN to offer another great way to refresh! Come by STEVEN ALAN ANNEX Tribeca Store with the designer fashions you are no longer wearing, and earn exclusive gift cards to shop new. It’s so good we’re doing it all weekend long!
RSVP here and get cleaning. See you all next weekend!
The 5 Essential Questions To Ask When Refreshing Your Handbag Collection:
Now here’s the biggest question of all…what do you do with the bags you need to get rid of without hassle or guilt? That’s where we come in. Our new handbag trade-in program is here to save the day (and your closet space). And best of all, get instant shopping funds to Shopbop, Saks, or Bloomingdale’s when you trade in with Material Wrld.
Well, I guess you can teach an old bag new tricks.
Sign up with Material Wrld HERE to get a free handbag quote and get shopping!
1. Stuff your purses with white tissue paper or old white t-shirts to retain their shape and prevent crushing.
2. Resist the urge to throw out the duster bags that came with your purse, try and always store bags within to avoid dust damage, color transfer from other items, and sun damage.
3. Install “S” hooks in the top of your closet to hang totes and long handled bags, but make sure bags are empty when storing to reduce un-needed weight on the handle. If the handle is delicate wrap the hook with fabric or bubble wrap before hanging.
4. Repurpose a hanging shoe rack to store small bags like clutches and minaudieres. You’re not only using wasted vertical space, but you can also see all your options easily on your way out on the town!
5. ALWAYS remove all items from your bag before you store them away. That harmless stick of Extra Winterfresh will inevitably become a ball of gummy-meltedness and will ruin the lining of your bag.
6. Kill two birds with one stone and use a storage bench or wooden chest as additional seating AND a perfect handbag storage unit.
7. Sort through your handbag collection each time you add to it. If you haven’t used a bag in a year, think about purging it. An easy way to get instant rewards for your handbags is our NEW bag trade-in program at MW.
// Each month in our “What’s NEW! at MW”, we highlight our newly-accepted designers we are looking to take 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 newly organized closet for you and more funds to get those Fall pieces you’ve been craving.//
New to MW for July:
Some things to remember when trading in at Material Wrld:
It’s a new season…time to trade-in and shop NEW. Request your free MW kit, HERE.
Today’s MW Snapshot is this ultra-dreamy Phillip Lim frock. We’re convinced this maribou-feathered sequined cocktail dress is THE perfect party dress. Our Material Wrld client received a whopping $54 dollars on this trade-in and instantly got a gift card to her choice of retailer, including Saks, Bloomingdales, and Shopbop.
Today’s MW Snapshot Trade-In: $54
For more info on how you can get instant shopping funds, check out Material Wrld HERE.