Trina Turk Heads to the Hamptons & More ‘Preppy Chic’

Hello-Hello! Is everyone enjoying their “It’s Almost Friday” Day?

We are, in part because it is simply gorgeous here at the Prepatorium.  When the Consort is doing his imitation of a TV weather anchor his favorite phrase is “Sunny, Windy, Warm!” and that is exactly what it is like outside. (The Consort gets to do the imitation; although when he was a news anchor he did have to fill in a few times doing the weather.)

We start with a thank you to the always-elegant and fabulously witty Miss Pretty for nudging us about a story in the Times appropriately titled When No One Wants to Look Like a Banker.

“In a reversal of every recession in the last 100 years, figures show that men have not cut back on buying clothes as much as women have. They’re not buying power suits — they’re replacing them.”

And what are they wearing instead? The slide show accompanying the story shares several looks.  Below, the red silk knit tie is from Ralph Lauren and the Cotton Handkerchief is from Brooks Brothers.

PHOTO: David Roemer for The New York Times

PHOTO: David Roemer for The NY Times

In the next photo the striped shirt is from Thomas Pink and the Alexander Olch linen bow tie is carried by Bergdorf Goodman.

PHOTO: David Roemer for the NY Times

PHOTO: David Roemer for the NY Times

The story references the preppy aesthetic as seen by Bergdorf’s men’s fashion director:

“… . “It’s the preppy chic these guys have been into, and they’re just refining it, with the right madras, the right pair of khakis, the right cotton sport jacket.”

We cannot embrace the next look in its entirety, but if either of the madras pieces are appealing, they can both be found at Ralph Lauren.

PHOTO: David Roemer for the NY Times

PHOTO: David Roemer for the NY Times

Speaking of Ralph Lauren, a reminder their ‘Private Sale‘ is underway.  We have one more item from Ralph Lauren, this time from the company’s Rugby line:

The shorts are available online at Colette, the French purveyor of cutting-edge fashion.

And because we are already shopping at Colette, we’ll share this as today’s Adventure in Argyle. Most will recognize it:

This is the Junya Watanabe-designed cardigan Michelle Obama likes so much she has it in two colors.

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We have news about the new Trina Turk shop in the Hamptons:

The store is going to be right on Main in East Hampton; it is scheduled to open next Friday (the 22nd), just in time for the holiday weekend. Below, a look at pieces from the Summer Collection:

Courtesy Photo via WWD

Courtesy Photo via WWD

We love the look of these totes.

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We are actually rather fond of many styles from this designer. (Psst, this is only for members of the Secret Squirrel Club: we are even contemplating carrying some of the Trina Turk interior design collection! What do you think? Yea… or nay?)

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An update to our Polyvore post about the fun contest the Southern Social was hosting. That contest inspired us to attempt more styleboards, including this one filled with nautical merchandise from the Princess:

Obviously, playing on Polyvore could become troublesome in terms of wasting time the wise investment of time used to create work-related boards. (It is work you know. Really it is.)

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Many readers we know are pondering/planning their sojourn to the Lilly Pulitzer Warehouse Sale in June. Following our post with all the details on the Sale we received many comments, including this much-appreciated insight and advice from Caroline, clearly an expert on the topic:

I have been going to this Lilly Pulitzer warehouse sale for at least 5-6 years. My mother and I make it a “girls night” beacuse people start to line up as early as noon the day before!!! So if your going to go get there at least 12 hours before it starts and bring your airmattress from the “Great Lilly Camp Out”. They do allow everyone to sleep indoors and time to pack your car back up. We always have the best time hanging out with other lilly lovers : ).

This sale is INTENSE. the prices are the best most amazing things around and if your lucky enough to fit into sample sizes (2 or 4 sometimes a 6) then you will be purchasing Lilly Dresses for $20. AMAZING!

This a a sale that you HAVE HAVE HAVE to have a plan and a shopping buddy. When we get inside I go to samples and shoes and my mom hits up dresses and bathing suits- we get everything in size 2-6 then meet up 1 hr later in the dressing room area (yes area no individual rooms) and we go through our santa clause size saks and narrow it down to the best finds. Sometimes hanging out in the dressing room you will find the best sizes- as ladies are finished trying things on they hang them back up on a rack and that rack can be GOLD if you monitor it.

After the dressing room we always go out for another round to see what we missed.

There is no cell phone service at the sale (it is in a basement ballroom).

I am from the area but recently moved to Nashville, TN and I will be flying up for this.

Once you shop this sale you will NEVER be able to purchase her regular priced clothing….

These sound like super suggestions – thank you Caroline!

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9 responses to “Trina Turk Heads to the Hamptons & More ‘Preppy Chic’

  1. LPC

    I am glad you are finally getting good weather. That ought to help mitigate any incipient Polyvore addiction. I too hear its siren call….

  2. Am LOVING the man in the bow-tie. Hands down-quickest way to QueenBee’s heart if you’re a man is to wear a bow-tiw with panache!

    Also loving that TPC was a newsanchor and served as weather-man a few times. Just love it! You will have to share with all of us how you two met sometime, I find you both so fascinating!

    xoox

    Happy Thursday afternoon!

    kHm

  3. Cannot wait for Trina Turk and super top secret info: Tons of Hadley Potter belts at TJ Maxx for 29… so so great. Be well, HRH Prep

  4. Tina Turk’s stuff is so cute. Love that skirt!!!

  5. I wish I love near the Lily warehouse sale sounds like a great time and prices. Only wish I was a size 2-6 you would need to add all those sizes up. Hee Hee Happy Friday.

  6. I love boatman geller and Lilly– you have to check out the lilly stationery over at FineStationery.com– I’m a huge fan of the Lemon Grove print.

  7. I am LOVING those totes! (I also love that the badger wore bowties pre-me, and still continues to!)

  8. You’re so welcome, TP. You’re so good at keeping up with both men’s and women’s Preppy Chic, so I naturally thought of you.

    Trina Turk is so stylish. I think their line would be an excellent addition to your store!

    On the other side of excellent is that Junya Watanabe cardigan. I see what Watanabe is going for here, but that asymmetry is just too much.

  9. Trina Turk is my favorite!

    Anchors are awesome 🙂

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