Guest Hunter, Tracee Yang
Tracee Yang as our Guest Hunter this week! She’s a New Jersey native and one of the first people I met when I moved to the city in 2003. She and I were assistants together and spent long hours pulling product information for stores. We also rolled racks down 5th Avenue on occasion, counted sweaters and tripled checked pricing.. yes, fashion is totally glamourous. That said, Tracee has over 8 years experience in the fashion industry now and has been involved in merchandising, design, PR – even helped pull off numerous shows during the infamous New York City Fashion Week(s).
Tracee knows a ton about the industry and is one of the biggest shoppers I know (and that says a lot). Handbags are one of her biggest obsessions, or weaknesses. And she’s a total tourist at heart, recently spending time in Paris. Tracee’s all about exploring new places and is sure to pick some of the best, more undiscovered gems wherever she is.
Check out her picks.. in her words, thank you Tracee!
Carter and Cunningham
Carter and Cunningham was founded by dynamic duo Mark and James. They create sculpture, ceramics, driftwood mirrors and collage using clay, resin, wood, paper and sundry found objects. Currently, Carter and Cunningham has teamed up with West Elm on an outdoor collection.
Angelys Balek, a women’s designer out of Thailand. Feminine styles.. when I want to dress up, I love putting on this designer – perfect for a date or a night out on the town with the girls.
Gilt MANual is a great resource for guys. The website supplies a style guide and tips/advice from some of the top industry experts, as well as a blog, and shopping on Gilt Group.
John Bartlett's Tiny Tim Tee
Due to popular demand, John Bartlett’s “Tiny Tim” tees for adults are being produced for children. Tiny Tim was a rot/shepard mix, who had one of his legs amputated on Christmas Eve after being struck by a car. North Shore Animal League had rescued Tiny Tim and cared for him. At the NSAL is where John Bartlett first met Tiny Tim and fell in love.
Ten percent of all profits will be donated to help rescue shelter animals from high-risk situations.
TriBeCafe, located in Tribeca. Tokyo style restaurant and bar with an amazing 4 course pre fixe available on Monday-Thursday. The drinks are incredible – try the yuzu apple martini or bellinis made with champagne and flavored sorbets
Saturdays Surf, NYC
Saturdays Surf, NYC
– a lifestyle store in SoHo. Not your typical surf store. It has everything from books to clothing, surfboards to a coffee bar. Even grooming supplies.
Photos: Carter and Cunningham, Angelys Balek, John Bartlett, Gilt MANual, TriBeCafe, Saturdays Surf