Saturday, December 1, 2012

MACY's SPRING 2013 Preview-INC International Concepts, Rachel Rachel Roy, Material Girl, BAR III, ALFANI, Greg Norman

Macy's Herald Square, NYC

words/images Judith Ecochard

The largest department store in the world staged a media preview of it's own brands ---showcasing mostly women's apparel/accessories for Spring 2013.

Relatively speaking, there was only a small selection of Macy's future offerings on hand to peruse through-on garment racks and display tables---but wow---we can see why this division of Federated Department Stored is so successful---especially when it comes to its private labels.

Clearly,  Macy's is a fashion destination for its own labels and its designer exclusives now---the variety of styles=all well made, the quality of fabrics and trims---PLUS accessories and footwear---that run the gamut from the classic basics to the bold bling...

INC International Concepts-bold optic types prints in flattering Empire waist dress-timeless

Style&Co.-women's clothing ready for work

silky blouse-with roll-up sleeves 

ALFANI-is a women's line targeting the older gal (and guy)-with classic styles- ...for women, feminine tweed jackets, pretty dresses and blouses-for SPring 2013-solid colors mixed with black/white prints. Easy, interchangeable separates.
American Rag is for the teen girls-wanting affordable casual a massive range of junior sizes---sweet, girly styles....lots of pale floral prints and pastels colors, washed denim....
Sleeveless denim vests in range of colors-dress-up a boho flower printed long dress.

cute knit cary's over sleeveless racerback tank

The BARR III gal wears fashion forward, contemporary priced clothing---bold pieces to mix and match
peplum dress is a winner -with lace cutout mesh back top-special
bleached out denim

Men's BAR III jacket-updated variety style

Men's BAR III jacket-with ribbed knit uffs/waist

A few Men's looks ...

Alfani grown-ups attire...

INC International Concepts...
slim silhouettes-longer blazer jacket ---shrug up the sleeves

trendy printed short-great to wear on a night out...preferably on a board walk somewhere

Tasso Alba-European casual wear

GREG NORMAN-exclusives-polo golf shirts, causal shoes...

Madonna's Material Girl---still a strong seller-trendy clothing aimed for teens but we think-that even older gals-we borrow some pieces from their daughters...

sleeveless denim vest over flowing long dress is more edgy than sweet

sleeveless leather vest over leopard print sleeveless dress

back criss cross ribbon detail-zipper back

this dress top pick-bodice top-modern pink/black print---

Rachel Rachel Roy-no surprise-will probably be in many editorial print reads---every item we saw was terrific...featuring a lot of prints...ethnic, floral -and painterly---really well done.

Dress-sheer cut-out blouse like top with collar....lined where it needs to be...over red pencil type bottom

moto style jacket-i great fabric---over longer blouse or a dress...


nautical stripe cotton top-in a peplum shape---

short fitted blsck blazer over a sleeveless shift-in pretty ethnic print

CHARTER HOUSE---we thought Palm Beach/Park Avenue...we loved these timeless separates---elegant prints and solid colors that evoke warm weather without hurting our eyeballs-tailored into  wonderful swing coats and tailored blazers ---with the perfect dresses underneath---country club or  office ready ...

embellishments of flower petals  on a versatile knit...

lacy motorcycle jacket ---sheer sleeves...
I.N.C. International Concepts has its own fan club-very trendy---and for Spring 2013-the jackets---motorcycle style made out of lacy and orange quilted fabric---amazing. Also we loved the op art color block silks---which beg for a stroll though some chic Euro island destination like Capri...

color block prints dresses and blouses-in a silky fabric-so chic

clingy knit patterned dress-in a wonder cobalt blue-we would wear this year round---and a great travel option too

FYI: Outstanding quality---check out how the printed stripe knit-matches up at the side seams---this is something we rarely ever see anymore-even in higher priced garments.


Macy's brands ave their own accessories-bags, footwear and jewelry---

lack patent wedge-with gold hardware trim-cross strap upper

cyrstal studs....

Alfani -

flat sandal in metallic gold, textured leather this

metallic clutch

leather satchel in tomato red with fringe tassel-classic-nice

leather trim backpack-with great prints-looks like sections from countryflags-

Jessica Simpson's lace-up hiker style boot-lined in in an American flag canvas...

metal details-skull/grommet and chain/leather shoulder strap-fun purse

collar beaded necklace

Material Girls edgy handbags in black with bold vivid pink/hardware zippers-jewelery

"statement" cuffs

turquoise leather barrel satchel

fringe bucket bag
Giani Bernini

Macy's own makes very high quality, inexpensive footwear...highlights, ballet flats and strappy sandals in coral/beige mix.

handbags and totes---

INC International Concepts-t strap bow with crystal embellishments- 

love this wedge-caged leather upper, back heel zipper...