12/31/2009

My new LANVIN Bag..

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I totally fell in love with my new bag, especially the chains on the bag. The leather is so soft to touch, and not only that... there are many pockets for a subway card, a cell phone, and also have another zipped pocket inside. I am so happy to have my new Amalia bag, that I came to our office an hour earlier today!!!

Thank you very much for your support all the year, and hope to see you again very soon year 2010!

Happy New Year!!!!!

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12/29/2009

Maria Rudman Bracelets in Huge Magazine

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In last month's Huge Magazine there was a small accessories story which featured one of our long time favorites, Maria Rudman. For the past couple of years we only carried her jewelry in the store and not on the website, but that is all about to change! Look for it in an upcoming weekly mailer. If you aren't signed up for our mailers yet, go here and enter your email. Then you will be up on all of the latest news from Aloha Rag!
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12/28/2009

Mannequin Watch: Year In Review

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On The Women:

Outer: Aula Aila Fox Fur Short Coat*

Middle: Alexander Wang Oversized Knit Pullover

Inner: T By Alexander Wang Cami Top

Bottom: Alexander Wang Sequin Cross Over Skirt

Feet: Giuseppe Zanotti Wedge Heel W/ Multi Studs

On The Man:

Outer: Kitsune One Button Pure Wool Blazer

Inner: Kitsune Merino Wool V-Neck Jumper

Bottom: Neil Barrett Skinny Rayon Dress Slack*

Feet: Martin Margiela Leather Slip Ons*

As Holiday celebrations head our way, our mannequins don their outfits to usher in the the New Year. They have had many looks over the past year, so we have a few samples of our personal favorites! Enjoy!!!

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*Some of these items are not available online yet. Please give us a call or send us an email with any questions or inquires.

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12/27/2009

New AR Eco Bag coming soon!

ALOHA RAG New ECO BAG has started their production. I can't wait to show you our AR Eco Bag Jr, very soon!

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For Old Times Sake...

This song could not be any farther from the truth today. New York's sky is full of sunshine and everyone is walking around in their "Fall" (and not "Winter") gear. Spring/Summer 10 deliveries have started to trickle in! Get ready...

12/26/2009

New Arrivals: Converse (Product) Red Leather Jacket Chuck Taylor

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We were able to get our hands on a couple pairs of this special shoe which was only suppose to be available in the NYC (Product) Red Pop-up shop in limited numbers. The shoe is great, with the more detailing then you can see in these photographs. From the quilted interior, to the leather sole cap, to the zippered eyelet edge, to the zippered heel entry (a favorite of mine because you can tie your laces perfectly once and never have to tie them again!). Also, just like with all (RED) products, 5% of the net wholesale price of these CONVERSE (PRODUCT) RED shoes will be paid to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Great shoe, great cause. Please give us a call 212-925-0882, or email us [email protected] if you have any questions about this item.

12/24/2009

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From Our Family To Yours

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12/18/2009

Art Basel Highlight: Brendan Fowler

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Leave it to T-Mag to put together one of the best reporting series from Art Basel Miami. Something Big Something Small is a video series recording artist involved with the fair in intimate conversation about the fair and their work. The latest installment is on Brendan Fowler, a amazing artist/person, and Aloha Rag friend. Please check out the video here. Below are some photos of Brendan at our Grand Opening Party. We would like to congratulate Brendan on his successful fair!

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Converse Hiroshi Release At New York Store

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Aloha Rag will be receiving a small number of the Converse Hiroshi Chuck Taylors. We will be releasing them on the morning of December 26th at the New York store. First come first served!

Merry Christmas!!!
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12/15/2009

Mannequin Watch 12.15.09

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On the Woman:

Outer: HTC Pinned Leather Jacket (see detail below)*

Inner 1: T By Alexander Wang Striped Tank Tee

Inner 2: T By Alexander Wang Drape Front Tee

Bottom: Thomas Wylde Harem Dragon Pants

Shoes: Bess Studded Fringed Minnetonka Zip Back Booties*


On the Man:

Outer: KZO Coated Cotton Jacket

Inner: Golden Goose Thank U Tee

Bottom: Cassaves Wool Houndstooth Pant

Shoes: Golden Goose Silver Alta Sneaker


*Some of these items are not available online yet. Please give us a call or send us an email with any questions or inquires.

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12/14/2009

New Arrivals: Bess NYC!!!

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Just in from Bess NYC are these Suede Studded Minnetonka Moccasins. These are brand new unworn stock and they have been embellished to perfection with with Bess's trademark stud treatment. There are three styles; a tall natural colored boot with fringed top, a black bootie with fringed top that zips in the back, and a natural colored bootie with a fringed tongue that laces up on the side! All sorts of lovely,check out the pics!!!

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We blew through our first shipment of Bess Sneakers, and are down to the last couple of pairs. The moccasins will be available on the website soon, but the sneakers will not be. If you have any inquires about the sneakers we have left (below) or moccasins please contact us at [email protected]

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Thomas Wylde Bag's For Free!!!

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Make a purchase of $2800 or more at aloharag.com and get a free Thomas Wylde "Hangman" Bag! This special promotional item was made to help benefit The Institute of Women's Breast Cancer Research, a charity personally chosen by CEO and Creative Director of Thomas Wylde, Paula Thomas. With your qualifying purchase you will receive a "Hangman" Bag in Thomas Wylde's Taupe colored leather lined with their signature silk skull material. More details here!!!

Times of Alexander...

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The New York Times has just written a wonderful article on Aloha Rag Staff favorite Alexander Wang. It speaks about his understanding of the fashion industry, his business (which is family run!) and also his knowledge of a women's form. All this, and the gentleman is only 25! One thing is for sure, it doesn't matter your age or body type, there are many pieces from Alexander's collection that will look amazing on you. Check out the article here and check out Alex's Cruise 2010 Collection here.

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Black Pupil Spotted at Art Basel...

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Leslie Fritz, owner of the Renwick Gallery, wearing the Black Pupil Sun Tee in her booth at the NADA Fair during Art Basel Miami 2009. Looking good!!! eyeeyeeyeeyeeyeeyeeyeeyeeyeeyeeyeeyeeyeeyeeyeeyeeyeeyeeyeeyeeyeeyeeye

Over the river and through the woods, to Art Basel Miami we went...

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I jumped on a jet plane in search of some sunshine, good times, and to see what's going on in the art world. This year, Art Basel's main fair, and the locations of the other fairs were much more spread out. I decided to rented a scooter to get around town, and it became one of the major fun points of the trip!. The weather is perfect for riding and Miami is small enough that you never really have too far to scoot. Highlights included Brendan Fowler at Nada, Miami Beach in the early morning, The Standard's jacuzzi, Dave's cuban coffee & empanadas, Max Fish pop up, Jason Krause's glass box and the main fair. Here are some photos of art from the main fair by Sunny Shokrae. I can't wait till next year!

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And I leave you with my favorite piece of the weekend... I don't know the artist's name, but this piece is sculpted in 3-D and all the figures that make up the image are super detailed!!! So good!

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Kitsune Music...

As many of you know, one of our beloved brands here at Aloha Rag, Kitsune, is also an amazing music label. When Yoda comes back from his buying trip to Paris he always brings their new mix CD in to the store. The music is quite progressive, and usually has it's finger on the pulse of Paris's dance music scene. They have also created an iPhone app which lets you explore their clothing, and keeps you up to date with their musical releases. Rad! Check out a couple of songs off of their label that we are currently enjoying in the store.

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Tis the season, finally!!! It looked like it was never going to be Winter this year, but the cold has finally descended upon us and nows the time to stock up on scarves and accessories for the cool weather. We have a broad assortment of scarves this season, ranging from the large fringy Ann Demeulemeester piece to the Golden Goose 2 color cashmere scarves. Take a look at Men's and Women's Accessories. Most are on SALE!!! Also, we have a few scarves that are not sold through the website. The first, by Japanese brand WJK, is made of a over-dyed crinkle Wool & Silk blend and comes in Khaki, Olive Drab, and Black. The second is by Neil Barrett and is a neck gator with two scarf ends attached to bundle up. The contrast in materials of the two parts makes for an interesting detail and it is available in Grey and Black.snowsnowsnowsnowsnowsnowsnowsnow

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*These Scarves are only available for purchase through phone order or in store sales. If you have any questions about them please call the ARNY at 212-925-0882 or write us at [email protected] happy01

Mannequin Watch 12.03.09

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On the Man:

Suit: Neil Barrett Suit
Inner: Kitsune Button up in White
Shoes: Martin Margiela Lace up Shoes
On the Woman:

Dress: Thomas Wylde Burning Dress in Black
Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti flat sandals in Black

Some of the items featured, are not available online. Please feel free to send us and email or give us a call with any questions.
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Winter Sale - the End of the Year!

Here you go! Our winter sale season has arrived at aloharag.com. 6a0120a679eaf2970b0120a6faeeb9970b-320wi
Please take a moment to read about our sales before your shopping cruise!

Fall/Winter items are 30% off (some items are excluded from sale), you may see the sales price with red figures on each designer's page. If the price is not in red figures, they are excluded from sale. You may also find all sale items in our sale section as well.

All sale items are Final Sale, no return and no exchange. Sometime, we can't reply to your questions as soon as we receive them because of the high volume. We will try all our best to process your order as soon as we can. In addition we will send you first and second order confirmation when we process your order, it may occur some delay during sale season. We appreciate you business and understanding. -Ren Chang

Please don't miss this special sale, enjoy your shopping!