Paul Smith’s Highly Limited Bespoke SpecialThe English designer’s crack team of tailors are in town for just three days, fitting dandies for bespoke suits at the Greene Street boutique. So who’s willing to wait five or six months for a suit?
Breaking: Richard Chai Confirmed for TargetThe next designer for Target’s ever-popular GO International line? As speculated, it’s bright young thing and Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation winner Richard Chai. Chai comes from the hallowed halls of Marc Jacobs (he helped launch Marc by Marc) and TSE; he finally launched his own eponymous line in 2004. Time seems ripe for the big bullet, doesn’t it? His diffusion line — expect clean and modern but with old-school details — will hit in early August.
Breaking: Chloé Hires New DesignerLooks like the executives at Chloé are tired of being hit-and-miss. WWD reports that the fashion house is replacing creative director Paulo Melim Andersson with Hannah MacGibbon:
Canal Street Update: Police Confiscate Bags of BagsPolice are busy clearing out the fake merchandise from the 32 Chinatown shops that were shut down by the city yesterday; we snapped this photo on Canal Street this morning amid a gaggle of forlorn tourists. They came all this way from Iowa, and now look.
Scenes From a Sale: Inside Barneys’ WarehouseThis morning, we braved the ungodly cold (and ungodly hour) to be one of the first responders as the doors opened at the mythic Barneys Warehouse Sale. Now we bring you photographer Melissa Hom’s stirring images from the battlefield.
Live From the Barneys Warehouse Sale7:32 a.m.: Still 28 long and excruciating minutes until they throw open those doors and the shopping hyenas go wild. But we’ve got Cut operatives staked out on the premises, reporting from the madness as it happens. Early intel: “I got here just after 7 a.m., and there were around 35 people; in the past twenty minutes, maybe another twenty have shown up. Everyone’s bitching about how cold it is; lots of people are wearing Uggs.” Uggs? Uggs? Today is not for the faint of heart.