ADORNIA Fine Jewelry: The Modern Online Jeweler for a New Generation of Women
ADORNIA Fine Jewelry is a new concept in the fine jewelry space. Founded by two Wharton 2nd years (and Whartorialist editors!) Becca Aronson and Moran Amir, ADORNIA was born out of the idea that there was no online destination for women to find quality fine jewelry infused with a fashion feel and high level of design direction. ADORNIA brings its customers the finest quality genuine jewelry pieces in gold, silver, and precious stones, with its in-house curated collections. ADORNIA is the modern jeweler for a new generation of women and its goal is to help its discerning customers build their jewelry wardrobe with a foundation of timeless items they will never want to take off. ADORNIA takes a novel approach to online shopping, combining commerce with engaging editorial style content surrounding fine jewelry and how it can and should be worn and cherished. Through the site's blog, United States of ADORNIA, you feel the unique voice and style perspective of the company. Price points start at $125. www.ADORNIA.com
THE WHARTON CHARITY FASHION SHOW: 04.19.2012
More Pictures to Come!
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It's easy to get caught up in our ski trips, finance midterms, and upcoming spring break plans, but in other parts of the country (namely NYC) it's fashion week. So while we Whartonites are gearing up for the entrepreneurship conference or the Follies show, New York's style elite are presenting what we will all be wearing next fall.Trends we're seeing so far? Brights paired with neutrals, a LOT of red, a wealth of fur and leather, floral prints galore, sheer fabrics and detailing, bright shoes, bold geometric prints, and over sized jewelry. Here are some of the Whartorialist's favorite looks so far.
All images via style.com. For more in depth coverage on New York Fashion week visit style.com.
The Wharton Retail Conference 2011
Seriously considering a career in retail? Or still trying to figure it all out? Come to the Wharton Retail Conference this Friday and learn what this retail industry is all about. The Whartorialist will be there, will you?
8:30am – 4pm, Friday December 2nd Bodek Lounge & Ben Franklin RoomHouston Hall University of Pennsylvania
KEYNOTE Stacey Bendet Founder of Alice + Olivia Veronica Trenk Managing Director, Bulgari Corporation (LVMH)
PANELS Investing in Retail: The Private Equity Perspective: Retail is a highly attractive sector for private equity investment, and is receiving renewed interest as consumer spending strengthens and credit markets continue to improve. This panel will discuss trends in the retail industry and why this segment is attractive for private equity investors, the role of strategic buyers versus financial buyers within the industry, the interaction between company management and investors and how private equity investors create value for the retail companies they acquire.
Re-imagining the Department Store: In the last decade, consumers’ shopping behavior has changed dramatically. Department stores began to lose relevance as consumers shifted to different retail formats, such as specialty retail stores and the internet, to meet their shopping needs. In order to reignite growth, department stores have found it necessary to reinvent themselves and adapt to the new and future consumer. This panel explores how one of the most traditional retail channels has evolved to claim its place in the future of retail.
From Idea to Entrepreneurship Success: Over the past few years, entrepreneurs with limited resources have successfully competed with established retailers / brands to build businesses that are fundamentally altering the retail landscape. How did they generate and validate their ideas? How do they see the entrepreneurial landscape changing going forward? This panel will highlight the journey of entrepreneurs who have launched retail businesses from the idea generation phase to launch and their thoughts on the future of e-commerce.
NETWORKING: Network with prominent industry professionals, including executives from Bain, Deloitte, Sun Capital, Macy’s, Union Square Ventures, and more!
Neiman Marcus to Finally Accept Visa and Mastercard in Store
After years of an American Express monopoly, Neiman Marcus is finally accepting Visa and Mastercard in its 40+ stores nationwide. Neiman's announced this change in payment policy to its most loyal subscribers this past Saturday with an email alert saying, "this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship," and directing customers to their closest NM store location.Visa and Mastercard were previously accepted on neimanmarcus.com, but if you are the kind of shopper who likes to feel the fabric before you buy, then today is your lucky day. What are you waiting for?
The New York Times Launches a New Fashion App for the iPad
The New York Times just launched "The Collection" a new app for iPad which allows its readers to access the Times' fashion and style content on the go. From killer street style, to NYC store profiles, to runway shots, to hard-hitting fashion news (like what it was like behind the scenes at the Victoria's Secret fashion show!) this app has got you covered. Best of all, it's totally free! You can follow the fashion world to your heart's content and never pay a dime. What are you waiting for? Download it now to check out the stories below while you're riding the 21 bus to school.
screen shot from "The Collection" Whartorialst story picks:
This past weekend Whartorialist editor Becca Aronson attended the Assembled Fashion conference in NYC. The conference was sponsored by General Assembly and focused on e-commerce fashion start ups (where fashion meets technology!). While insight from experts was doled out in spades, Becca couldn't help but focus on all the new venues to shop! Of course she brought back the inside scoop on some of the coolest new fashion startups to share with you. Here's a look at the future of e-style:
1. Of a Kind (ofakind.com): The brain child of a former magazine editor and a former artist manager, Of a Kind partners with designers to bring its customers unique one of a kind pieces you can't find anywhere else. What sets this site apart? Not only can you snag fantastic items but you are given a back stage pass into each designer's life, process, and inspiration.
2. AHA Life (ahalife.com): This site is all about discovery. Every 24 hours a new amazing product is introduced onto this members only luxury lifestyle site. From jewelry, to stationary, to home decor, to amazing kitchen gadgets AHA Life is an astounding curated collection of wonders from around the world.
3. Elizabeth and Clarke (elizabethandclarke.com): It's an age old quest-the search for the perfect white shirt. Elizabeth and Clarke is the answer to all your white shirt woes. Once you subscribe E&C will send you a curated collection of 3 white shirts every 3 months, guaranteed to be just what you are looking for. The best part? No shirt retails for over $30 and shipping is free!