The Eyes Have It, Store Openings

Hello-Hello and welcome to another week, didn’t Saturday and Sunday just fly by?

We begin with a look at the new Tory Burch sunglasses, as seen on the designer herself in this ad.


Courtesy Tory Burch

This post on the Style File blog has more:

“The collection also features oversize squares and oversize rounds à la Jackie O, both with fairly subtle logo detailing on the arms.”

The line includes these foldable aviators.


Courtesy photo via Style File

Below, the Oversized Squares, and on the right, Rounded Aviators.


We don’t want to forget a reminder about the ongoing sale at Tory Burch:

fall_sale_newThe selection is being winnowed down, so scamper over for a look-see if so inclined.


Ms. Burch is not alone in entering the optical market, Lilly Pulitzer is as well.


Courtesy Lilly Pulitzer

Here is a style we like, although they do not really exemplify those vibrant colors and cheery textiles associated with the “Lilly Look”. This is the Ella frame, and we adore the clean, spartan lines.


Courtesy Lilly Pulitzer/Kenmark

More in keeping with Lilly’s bright and sunny colorways, the Dasha frame:


Courtesy Lilly Pulitzer/Kenmark

Below, the ‘Lillian‘ model at Best Buy Glasses.


The eyewear is also available in children’s styles, a nice touch. Below, the Gaby frame:


Courtesy Lilly Pulitzer/Kenmark

A closer look at a pair from the Girl’s collection.


Courtesy Lilly Pulitzer/Kenmark

It is fascinating to see firms like Lilly and Tory Burch expand their product offerings.


Many readers know how we feel about the current incarnation of Abercrombie & Fitch, as detailed in this post (“Those Abercrombie Abs Part 1“) and in this post (“Those Abercrombie Abs Part 2“), in which we discuss the retailer as it used to be, back in the olden days, when the label looked like this, reading ‘Abercrombie and Fitch, Country Clothiers.’


TP's Turtleneck

The turtleneck partially shown above was just removed from storage and placed back on the shelf for another season of wear, despite the fact many might refer to it as ‘vintage clothing’.  It could be 25 to 30 years old, we really don’t recall, we only know it is très comfy and also retains a high snuggle factor, imperatives here at the Prepatorium.



(No, not this old, that’s from 1909!)

Back to the issue at hand: the wretched retailer opened its first store in Italy last week, only its second in Europe. On hand for the festivities surrounding the grand opening?


Courtesy photo via WWD

The young men are models for the new store in Milan.



Also opening a new store (and with properly clad employees), Louis Vuitton.


Courtesy Photo via WWD

The new shop is also at one of our favorite haunts when seeking retail therapy, NorthPark in Dallas.


Courtesy Photo via WWD

We’ll trust Hopsy and other Dallas bloggers to fill us in on how the new establishment is in person.


It wouldn’t be the Monday after Halloween if we didn’t gratuitously post about the costumes sported by Gossip Girl stars and IRL sweethearts Blake Lively and Penn Badgley. Ms. Lively was a flight attendant…


Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty via Just Jared

…while Mr. Badgley was unclear on exactly who/what he was portraying; he also happened to be celebrating his 23rd birthday.

We must excuse ourselves now and seek out a quiet place to ponder the events of last night.


Courtesy AMC

We are more than concerned about Don and Betty.


Filed under Gossip Girl, Logos, preppy, preppy lifestyle, Pretty in Pink

11 responses to “The Eyes Have It, Store Openings

  1. LPC

    One person’s vintage is another person’s Snuggie…

  2. love the Lillians and I will have to keep my eyes peeled for those this Dec when I go to get new specs!

    I am not sure if you know this but I was asked 5+ times to work at Abercrombie- they used to come to our campus and if they liked how you looked (seriously, they gave you a one-over) they asked you to work there. One of those times I was even asked to be manager and I have never worked in retail! hahahahaa!

    Four more ’til Friday PM!


  3. I love that Tory Burch is modeling in her own ads! She is one of the few designers who can pull off that kind of double duty! I have now officially fallen in love with those oversize squares. 🙂

  4. I used to love Abercrombie in college. I got a nice rep tie and a tweed jacket from them back in the day and now you can’t even buy a decent shirt.

  5. I miss the ye olde abercrombie, where music wasn’t blaring and cologne had yet to be piped in through the vents.

    In other news, what *is* Penn Badgley supposed to be?

    Thanks for your comments about my Bella– they were so sweet 🙂

    Have a great day!

    xoxo, m.

  6. I really love the Tory Burch glasses! She looks gorgeous too!

  7. I’m intrigued by normally unfoldable things that fold.

  8. I love the new TB sunglass collection, I may need a pair!

    As far as the Lilly frames, yet another reason not to consider Lasik surgery 🙂

  9. I’m loving the new TB collection.

  10. I love the Lilly glasses. I don’t even wear glasses but I so want the Annalise frames in honey/ivory.

  11. The Lilly eyeglasses are definitely on my “list!”

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