Openings and Events
On Thursday, the online vintage retailer Spark Pretty will open a shop in the East Village filled with colorful fashion finds like a neon Lisa Frank jacket ($450) and 1960s patchwork bell-bottoms ($400). At 333 East Ninth Street.
On Friday, drop by the pop-up called Kate Spade x Man Repeller Leopard, Leopard, Leopard to receive cat-eye tutorials from MAC as well as pro tips from Deborah Lloyd, Kate Spade’s chief creative officer, and the blogger Leandra Medine on how to wear their favorite feline print. At 400 Bleecker Street.
The designer Gabriela Hearst has pledged to donate $600,000 to Save the Children’s famine relief efforts in Turkana, Kenya by making her popular handbags, which always have a lengthy wait-lists on her website, available for one week beginning Sunday at Bergdorf Goodman and Net-A-Porter. By purchasing one of her signature geometric top-handle Nina bags, in cognac calf leather ($1,995), for example, you’ll be helping provide food, livestock and clean water to help families survive the drought.
On Wednesday, the Brooklyn housewares destination the Primary Essentials will open a NoLIta outpost stocked with chic artisanal finds including shaggy Moroccan rugs (starting at $720) and hand-loomed tea towels ($22) from Oaxaca. At 3 Centre Market Place.
Hitting the Racks
Visionaire magazine is celebrating its new issue, Visionaire 67 Fetish, with a collector’s series of 10 prints by Steven Klein exploring the outsize power of high heels. It’s packaged in a light-tight photo box and signed by the photographer ($1,000). At Sotheby’s, 1334 York Avenue.
The Australian fashion brand Zimmermann has teamed up with the eyewear powerhouse Cutler and Gross on a pair of sleek New York acetate frames with contrasting temples ($440) to celebrate its newest store opening. At 652 Hudson Street.
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