Last Saturday I had the chance to check out Macy’s Spring 2014 collection at their Albany, New York store located in the beautiful Colonie Center Mall. In lieu of their usual runway show, with a celebrity host; Macy’s made it an interactive party complete with mini manicures courtesy of OPI nail lacquer; mini makeovers courtesy of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics; and hair styling courtesy of Hot Cuts Salon.
New York City based DJ Dave Ali was on hand spinning the latest in club, reggae, pop and hip-hop. The three live mannequins rotated throughout the second floor showing 12 outfits with pieces that are currently available online and/or in stores. Attendees were actually able to touch and feel the fabrics and imagine it in their own collection in lieu of watching it whisk down the runway. Here are the 12 outfits styled by New York based fashion consultant Jerelyn Zontini [email protected]}.
As you can see from the above slide show, texture, bold prints, caged high heel sandals, neutral subdued colors and metallics are what’s in stores this spring at Macy’s. The reinvented moto jacket was also seen all over Macy’s in fabrics that included classic leather to lace. Speaking of lace, this ultra feminine, romantic and whimsical fabric, seems to be especially popular this year in styles that are appropriate for all all ages and tastes. Statement bags are also a must have. I was especially drawn to the structured Michael Kors and Coach bags.
As you may know, Macy’s is one of my favorite stores because I have always been able to find affordable and great quality apparel. Yes, these are indeed popular brands, but the prices range from high to very affordable. For example, the mixed pattern printed Style & Co dress was listed on the Macy’s website yesterday for $29.00 (USD). With that said, what are your favorite pieces that are presented here? What are you adding to your closet? The lace Rachel Roy and Calvin Klein sheath dress is coming to my closet soon.
Photo Credit: Big thanks to Robert Cooper for assisting me with the photography.
DISCLOSURE: Compensation was provided by Macy’s via Everywhere Society for this post. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Macy’s and/or Everywhere Society.