Monday, January 28, 2008

Brick Lane is launching EDUN

I am very excited to announce that this season Brick Lane will be launcing with the Men's collection of EDUN.

For those of you unfamiliar with the line EDUN is a socially conscious clothing company created by Ali Hewson and Bono with New York clothing designer Rogan Gregory. Two years in the planning before its launch in spring 2005, the company aims to bring the issue of sustainable employment to the world of catwalks and high fashion. This is conscious consumerism, with a radical and crucially stylish twist.

Using Organic materials is another plus in the EDUN fashion line - and one of the things that interested me in bringing the line into Brick Lane.

Here is a little clip in People magazine about their organic denim.

So come into the store - or check the online shop soon as EDUN is due into Brick Lane within the next few weeks!

Cheers luvs



Sunday, January 27, 2008

Brick Lane on Store Adore

So we recently got a notice about a new adorable website that is dedicated to featuring interesting boutiques and online shopping sites in a few major cities in the US.

Brick Lane was chosen to be on the site and we couldn't be more thrilled! The site is Store Adore and is a great resource for finding interesting boutiques in New York, LA, Boston and Washington D.C - with more cities being added soon.

Here is the adorable write up I received:

The Brits are coming! The Brits are coming! To Brick Lane, that is. With a Union Flag front and center and a bright red phone booth outside that could have been plucked right off of Carnaby Street, it’s pretty clear that this shop is an homage to all things Cool Britannia. Stroll through the charming cottage-like store and browse a medley of imports from across the Pond. You’ll find treasures from brands you’ve heard of (handsome Pringle of Scotland sweaters, printed Orla Kiely handbags and bold Issa jersey dresses) and ones you will surely fancy (like John Smedley knit tops and sharp Union Jack wallets). Owner (and Philadelphia native) Amanda Dugan may have grown up a Yankee, but her love of all things English (from the countryside to the clothing) would make her the perfect royal subject. She opened her shop as a way to bring innovative British labels to stateside fans. Righto, Amanda. We envy your shopping trips.

The funniest part is that I don't remember which interview this was - as recently I have been interviewed for print and TV quit a few times. YEA!

So go on the Store Adore site and check it out, and if you are one of our customers, I would be so grateful if you would rate us or review us!

Cheers luvs,

Buckler in the News

ENK, IMG Fashion Week Debuts
Jan. 21, 2008
NEW YORK — The men’s fashion week envisioned by IMG and ENK International is up and running. Four young designers are staging shows at the runway space created by the two influential companies, which are attempting to organize an enduring week dedicated to men’s fashion, held simultaneously with The Collective, Blue, Project and Capsule trade shows. At presstime, Conference of Birds and Distilled were scheduled to show last night, Jan. 20, and Yoko Devereaux and Buckler by Andrew Buckler are slated to show this evening, Jan. 21. “We understood that designers don’t exactly love to be the forerunners of change, and everyone wants to see what this is going to be like. So I think these designers deserve extra props for being the trailblazers of something bigger to come next season,” said Kelly Cutrone, founder of the People’s Revolution showroom and PR agency, which is consulting on the initiative and has been instrumental in organizing these fledgling shows. The show space created by ENK International and IMG is situated on Pier 92, behind ENK’s Blue show. It seats about 240 people and has a 70-foot runway, making the location similar in size to the Salon venue inside IMG’s Bryant Park tents, where New York Fashion Week is centered. Conference of Birds and Distilled are neophytes to the New York runway, Yoko Devereaux has not shown in recent seasons, but Buckler is abandoning his traditional New York Fashion Week slot. “It’s a bit of a pioneering move but I’m excited by it,” said Buckler, who sells his label to about 75 wholesale accounts, including Rolo in San Francisco, Brick Lane in L.A. and David Lawrence in Seattle.

Anya Hindmarch and Ellen page

We're not big gamblers but we think it's a safe bet that if the Oscars red carpet takes place, nominee Ellen Page will be toting an Anya Hindmarch clutch. The Juno star toted Hindmarch's black patent Louisa clutch to the 7th Annual Hollywood Life Breakthrough of the Year Awards and a Juno screening in New York. Then she opted for a red Maud to hold at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards gala.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Brick Lane on Your LA

News Flash:
Today we had a little segment filmed in the store for Your LA on NBC on Saturday Mornings at 6AM.
I don't expect anyone to be up that early to watch it when it airs - so we will post a clip on the blog when it hits their website.
Cheers Luvs,

Friday, January 11, 2008

Anya Hindmarch yet again in Glamour

I know I risk of sounding like a total fashion suck-up as I realize I post about Anya more then anyone else - but it's hard not to - she is EVERYWHERE in the press these days. The London fashions worlds very own purse darling - here is a preview of her newest collection as featured in Glamour UK- soon to be available at Brick Lane.

I know they are pricey - but the quality, detail and luxury in these bags actually in my humble opinion - makes them worth every dollar. In fact I have seen more expensive bags that looked tacky or were shoddily made - and Anya bags are very high quality! Maybe that is why so many celebs are coveting these bags and why everyone at London Fashion week had them. Let's just say there is NO way I am going to London Fashion Week without one of my own this time - except they are almost sold out at my store! Damn you would think I would grab one right? Well it's hard - all the Anya Fans beat me to them and buy them before I can justify taking it off my shelf and denying someone else the pleasure of owning one. :-)
I leave to start buying in a few weeks and can't wait to see the Fall 08 collection. I don't know what I am more excited about - getting the Spring/Summer collection in the shop in a few weeks or being one of the first to see the Autumn/Winter collection! Maybe this time I will take pictures so my fashionista readers can get a sneak peak!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Abbot Kinney is in Vogue!


Abbot Kinney got some Vogue love this month. Sadly Brick Lane was not mentioned - but we are thrilled for our neighbors who were! If you live in LA and haven't strolled and shopped the boulevard lately - what are you waiting for? Clearance Sales, new shops, galleries and restaurants galore! Brick Lane is having our semi-annual SALE of 40% - 75% off! Come down and visit us soon before everything is gone!

Cheers Luvs,


Award Winning Designer Anya Hindmarch

As if Anya Hindmarch bags weren't fabulous enough - she has been honoured as Designer Brand of the Year! By the way we have ONE of the fantastic bags left that you see above AND it is reduced to $625!

Anya Hindmarch wins Designer Brand Accolade at British Fashion Awards
London 27th November 2007

We are thrilled to announce that Anya Hindmarch was honoured last night at the 2007 British Fashion Awards with the accolade of Designer Brand of the Year.

This year has seen many special projects come to fruition for Anya Hindmarch from designing bags for the Hollywood’s biggest stars at the infamous Vanity Fair OSCAR party to proving the huge impact fashion can have with the launch of I'm Not a Plastic Bag which sold out within hours around the globe. With a newly enhanced website, the opening of two flagship stores in London and a further 16 planned around the globe before March next year, 2008 looks to be equally as exciting for the Anya Hindmarch brand.

The Designer Brand award, presented in recognition of Anya’s achievements throughout the year, marks a significant highlight at the end of an incredible journey in 2007.
Winners were decided by an invited panel of judges made-up of key influencers within the media, retail and creative direction

Billy Bag in the press and helping us stay green!

Billy Bag
I discovered the line many many years ago when they were a new brand while on a shopping trip in London. My best friend and her husband moved to Notting Hill for a year and I used it as an excuse to visit my favorite city and do some retail therapy - this was back when the dollar was in better shape vs. the pound as well as being prior to Brick Lane's conception - however I must say the seeds for the idea were planted at the time! So, I found the cutest sun hat that I still wear today by this line I had never heard of called Billy Bag. Cut to 3 years later and when the idea of Brick Lane was born - so of course they were the very fist company I contacted. 3 years and going on 6 seasons later Billy Bag is still a line I happily and proudly stock. Their bags and accessories are high quality, fashionable, fun and most importantly affordable! Everything from passport covers to FABULOUS purses with the extra touches of included dust bags and makeup mirrors. I love watching people discover them for the first time in my shop! Now this brand that is not as well known outside of London is finally starting to get the notice and press they so greatly deserve! See some examples of the press they have received this year.

They just informed me we will be getting our Spring Summer shipment in the next few weeks so keep checking One particular item I most excited about is the zip-away shopper bag. A small leather pouch to slip in your purse so when you are at the farmers market or drugstore or grocery to pick up a few essential unzip and have a fabulous cotton carrying tote so you can say no to plastic bags! YEA! Finally...a fashionable way to do our little part to be green and not have more bags to throw away! Billy Bag is a brand to watch!

Oh yeah - I can't remember the exact details of my order - but I DO remember this electric Blue bag! Guess what is on it's way to Brick Lane??

Cheers Luvs,