Nasty Gal Has Officially Touched Down

The business that started out as a simple vintage eBay shop now officially has a brick-and-mortar store of its own. That's right, Nasty Gal has set up shop at 8115 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles and will open the doors to customers starting November 21st.

image via  Instagram

image via Instagram

Although the store's neighbors consist of fashion standards like Fred Segal, Creatures of Comfort, and Paul Smith, Nasty Gal is sure to bring something fresh to the block. After all, that's what has made the business such a success. The Nasty Gal look is unique, flirty, and, most importantly, fun. So if you were looking for a way to avoid heading to LA for Thanksgiving, maybe think again. Yes, you'll have to spend time with relatives who hug for way too long, but Nasty Gal will only be minutes away... time to start those pro/con lists up again!

Start planning your Nasty Gal store shopping list with some of my favorites below:

Bonjour J. Crew!

Est-il vrai? Mais oui! J. Crew will be opening two stores in Paris's Marais neighborhood (one women's and one men's) along with a fifth store in London in March of 2015. After the success of J. Crew's London stores, which have been in action for just over a year, the fashion powerhouse has decided to venture into some of the chicest places of all - French women's closets.

images via J. Crew

Some have raised concern over the company's expansion, remembering the closing of a number of Japan-based J. Crew stores in 2008. There has also been some bad press regarding the prices of items overseas versus the US. Items can cost as much as 20% more in London and will likely be just as expensive in Paris. However, CEO Mickey Drexler doesn't seem concerned.

Before opening their London stores, J. Crew tested their customer base by selling through Net-a-Porter for three years. Drexler suggests that they have done just as much research on the French market, making Paris an excellent location for a brick-and-mortar store. And if J. Crew's growing collection of Paris and French themed sweaters, t-shirts, and more are any indication, this love affair is just getting started.

Beauty Making the Leap from Stockholm to NYC

This past weekend I was thrilled to learn that one of my favorite Swedish beauty brands will be making its way to New York City this Friday, October 17th! & Other Stories found major success with its clean Scandinavian influence and simple beauty, both with their clothes and their beauty products. Although the NY store will focus on & Other Stories' soaps, perfumes, and lotions, all their products will be available to shop online.

& Other Stories' beauty products are fresh, light, and leave you feeling clean and rejuvenated. The scents are delightfully playful and easy to wear, or to fill a room with a scented candle. After all, any brand that gets the stamp of approval from Iris Apfel must really be a brand to watch! Ms. Apfel is featured on & Other Stories' website, offering her style and beauty advice and talking up the brand's move to the US. If you're not already a fan, her nod of approval should certainly make you want to try it out.

all images taken from &OtherStories.com

all images taken from &OtherStories.com

Check out the & Other Stories website to pre-shop the store and then head on over to Soho this Friday at noon to snag all the beauty products you've been missing since your stint abroad in Stockholm. At least that's what I'll be doing for the next few days… see you there?

& Other Stories located at 575 Broadway, New York 10012

& Other Stories located at 575 Broadway, New York 10012