Tommy Hilfiger is launching Prep World, a Spring/Summer 2011 limited edition capsule collection of sixty pieces for men and women. The collection will be housed in a first-of-its-kind Pop-Up house, which will travel to key cities around the globe this summer. Hilfiger invited renowned prep expert Lisa Birnbach, author of The Official Preppy Handbook and True Prep: It's a Whole New Old World, to join him in the launch of Prep World around the globe.
The Prep World Pop-Up house is designed to resemble an authentic beach house found on the East Coast, with aged shingles, copper gutters and navy window shutters making up the foundation and a pink front door adding the quirky Tommy twist.
The Prep World Pop-Up house's Manhattan outpost will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Thursday to Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Each afternoon, fashion editors will host prep workshops and style shoppers in Spring trends.
Located in Gansevoort Plaza
At Little West 12th Street and Ninth Avenue
Open to the public Thursday through Sunday, May 5-8th
Last Thursday night, Diane von Furstenberg was awarded the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal by the Municipal Art Society of New York for her part in the revitalization of the Meatpacking District. As the owner of prime real estate in the Meatpacking District that houses her flagship store and company headquarters, Diane has done a tremendous job preserving her buildings in the neighborhood as well as influencing others to treat neighborhood property similarly. As part of the ceremony, the Chair of the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission congratulated Diane as well for her commitment to the neighborhood. More info here at The Thread.
Eater.com has interviewed meat purveyors Marc Sarrazin and George Faison for Eater's 2011 Burger Week. Marc and George are both co-owners of Debragga & Spitler, an artisanal butcher and meat purveyor in the Meatpacking District. As one of the few meatpacking companies left in the MPD, Debragga provides meat to many of NYC's well known restaurants, including nearby Colicchio & Son's. Debragga sells meat wholesale to restaurants and operates a website for individuals to purchase great cuts of meat as well. Check out the interview here, and Debragga's website here.
The Human Rights Campaign, who is behind New York States Marriage Equality campaign will be setting up a photo booth this Sunday, May 17th in Gansevoort Plaza in the Meatpacking District from 11am to 4pm. The NY Marriage Equality campaign has gotten numerous celebrities and politicians to advocate for marriage equality as can be seen on their website here and Taxi TV, and now New Yorker's are invited voice their views to help get the NY Marriage Equality bill passed. Click to Advocate.com for more info.
Earnest Sewn will be holding a huge sample sale from April 16-24th featuring discounted items starting at $15.
The sale will be held at 821 Washington Street on the 2nd floor, directly above the Earnest Sewn Meatpacking District store. The sale will be open daily from 10am - 8pm.
For more information, please call: 212-242-3414