Save the Date: May 14 Holds a Special Glam Gardens Surprise

We Have a Beautiful Glam Gardens Secret That Will Be Revealed on May 14.

To think, all the incredible Saks Glam Gardens glory isn’t even halfway done. There’s still plenty to look forward to in this beautiful, fragrant and dream-like month of May.

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Wake Up and Smell the Tulips

We can’t say just yet, but on Thursday, May 14 – the New York flagship store will be holding a very special Glam Gardens surprise. We’ve been sworn to secrecy, so here is what we can say: Read More..

To think, all the incredible Saks Glam Gardens glory isn’t even halfway done. There’s still plenty to look forward to in this beautiful, fragrant and dream-like month of May.

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Wake Up and Smell the Tulips

We can’t say just yet, but on Thursday, May 14 – the New York flagship store will be holding a very special Glam Gardens surprise. We’ve been sworn to secrecy, so here is what we can say:

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Maybe This Picture Will Give You a Better Clue of What’s In Store for May 14

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On Thursday, at 5:45 PM (EST) make sure to head to the @Saks Instagram account. From there you’ll receive further instructions. Just know this – you’re going to want to be close by. See you on Thursday!

 

Glamify with Saks Glam Gardens beauty.


What’s Next: Five French Menswear Designers Visit Saks New York

Kenzo, The Kooples, AMI, Melinda Gloss and Maison Kitsune Make a Personal Appearance at Saks New York on March 12.

It’s that time of the year again – Contemporary Week arrives at Saks Fifth Avenue from March 12 through the 15. To get the ball rolling on this exciting event, our New York flagship store will be hosting five French menswear brands on 7 from 6PM-8PM. See which five international star brands will be making personal appearances and find out what special prizes are in store when you shop during Contemporary Week after the jump.

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Keeping Things Sporty with Maison Kitsune and AMI

Maison Kitsune: Music & Fashion Cotton Logo Sweatshirt  I  Serge Slim-Fit Cotton Pants

AMI: Logo Sweatshirt  I  Denim Chino Pants

Starting now online until March 12 and picking up in-store after that until March 15, you can win a Saks gift card for up to $700 when you shop our Contemporary Week event.

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It’s that time of the year again – Contemporary Week arrives at Saks Fifth Avenue from March 12 through the 15. To get the ball rolling on this exciting event, our New York flagship store will be hosting five French menswear brands on 7 from 6PM-8PM. See which five international star brands will be making personal appearances and find out what special prizes are in store when you shop during Contemporary Week after the jump.

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Keeping Things Sporty with Maison Kitsune and AMI

Maison Kitsune: Music & Fashion Cotton Logo Sweatshirt  I  Serge Slim-Fit Cotton Pants

AMI: Logo Sweatshirt  I  Denim Chino Pants

Starting now online until March 12 and picking up in-store after that until March 15, you can win a Saks gift card for up to $700 when you shop our Contemporary Week event.

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Optimal Accessorizing with Kenzo

Kenzo: Eiffel Tower Print Sneakers  I  Leather Card Case  I  Nylon Eye Weekender

Here’s another handsome proposition: When you spend $250 on men’s contemporary apparel, you’ll be treated to your own Madison Supply tote, hat and chic pair of sunglasses. We’re in the giving mood. What can we say?

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Play Up Your Rugged Edges in Melinda Gloss and The Kooples

Melinda Gloss: Leather Bomber Jacket  I  Abstract-Patterned Cotton Sportshirt  I  Honeycomb Trousers

The Kooples: Washed Leather Cropped Jacket  I  Collage-Print Cotton Tee  I Snow Denim Jeans

Come to Saks New York to meet your favorite French men’s brand on March 12 and start shopping men’s contemporary.


Designer Dispatch: Brett Heyman of Edie Parker Handbags

Handbag Designer Brett Heyman is Changing the Way We See Luxury Accessories Today.

Brett Heyman, founder of Edie Parker, is having quite a year. Her handbag line has reached stratospheric popularity, thanks in part to her CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund nomination. Modeled after vintage acrylic compartment bags from the 50s and 60s, Heyman is onto something special that is making the world of luxury accessories exciting again.

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Edie Parker Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

Lara Soft Embroidered Clutch  I  Jean Embroidered Acrylic Clutch  I  Flavia Namaste Acrylic Clutch

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Brett Heyman, founder of Edie Parker, is having quite a year. Her handbag line has reached stratospheric popularity, thanks in part to her CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund nomination. Modeled after vintage acrylic compartment bags from the 50s and 60s, Heyman is onto something special that is making the world of luxury accessories exciting again.

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Edie Parker Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

Lara Soft Embroidered Clutch  I  Jean Embroidered Acrylic Clutch  I  Flavia Namaste Acrylic Clutch

SAKSPOV: What new ventures are you looking into as far as finishes and textiles in 2015?

BRETT HEYMAN: We’ve sampled some new materials and fabrications over the past few seasons, but they never really felt right. But we just did a soft version of our Lara bag silhouette and it’s one of my favorite bags because it’s just so unique. It has these ice ends, all of which are hand‑sculpted pieces of acrylic. The inside is like a gooey center.

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What about personalization? People have come to know Edie Parker with fun names like ‘Namaste’. 

HEYMAN: We try to keep the bespoke program fresh each season by doing a series of words that play back to the collection, as well as fashion colors. For spring there’s a photographer named Karen Knorr who did this series called ‘India Song’. To go along with that, we did some bags for sale as‑is like “Namaste,” and “Ohm,” and some Sanskrit symbols, the hamsa.

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Whatever Strikes Your Fancy

Edie Eye Acrylic Clutch  I  Lara Acrylic Confetti Clutch  I  Flavia Glittered Hashtag Acrylic Clutch

You have an extensive background in Public Relations, so how do you get into acrylic molding? How did this enterprise get its start?

HEYMAN: I was always artistic, it was always something I wanted to do. When I had my daughter Edie, I was on maternity leave and I had some time off from Gucci, so I started researching these bags more. I had always collected them, just like a hobby. For so much of my career at Gucci and at Dolce & Gabbana, I had covered accessories. I was very aware of the evening bag market, specifically. Evening was a total afterthought. I felt like there was this hole where there could be cool, luxury evening bags that weren’t that serious.

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Luxury That Doesn’t Take Itself Too Seriously

Lara Acrylic Backlit Clutch  I  Jean Glittered Zebra Acrylic Clutch  I  Jean Sacred Acrylic Clutch

Usually in fashion things resurface and these kind of bags hadn’t quite resurfaced in a long time. Why do you think it lay dormant for so long?

HEYMAN: I think there became this negative connotation with plastic, even though the way that we pour these sheets is just as luxurious as many materials out there. People started looking to Europe, and skins, and leathers, etc. But acrylic wears well and it’s so multigenerational, because this bag will last. You can get lipstick on it, you can drop it and it’s not going to fall apart. You can pass it down, generation to generation.

 

Have fun with fashion thanks to Edie Parker.