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February 2012 Archives

The fashion editors of GQ magazine are hoping to give some attention to up-and-coming talent in the design world.

Six designers were named the Best New Menswear Designers in America, and they will be featured in the April issue of GQ and be given an opportunity to work with Gap to create a limited-edition collection.

Here are the winners, along with GQ's thoughts on their picks. (For longer profiles on the winners, check out GQ's story with photo gallery.)

BLK DNM: Johan Lindeberg's new contemporary luxury brand inspired by downtown New York with a focus on denim.

Ian Velardi: The designer's new menswear collection can be described in three words: timeless, luxurious, and effortless.

Mark McNairy New Amsterdam:
Known primarily for his trend-inspiring footwear, this designer's clothing line includes updated Ivy and military staples.

Ovadia & Sons:
Brooklyn-bred twin brothers Shimon and Ariel Ovadia offer updated classics in luxury sportswear, tailored clothing, shoes, and accessories.

This surfing-inspired line, designed by owners Morgan Collett, Josh Rosen, and Colin Tunstall, focuses on a clean aesthetic with high-quality craftsmanship, traditional styling, and authenticity.

Yodd Snyder:
Inspired by old-school British style and the relaxed cool of Hollywood icons, this designer's collection of American classics is marked by an assured attention to detail.


If you've been eyeing that J. Crew sweater that just went on sale, this weekend would be a good time to snatch it up.

The 900 North Michigan Shops are hosting their annual Tax Free Shopping Event in honor of President's Day (thank you presidents!).

The event runs Saturday through Monday. More than 40 retailers will offer a 9.5 percent discount (equivalent to Cook County sales tax) to all shoppers. This includes sale items as well.

Retailers include J.Crew, Michael Kors (pictured), MaxMara, Club Monaco, L'Occitane, L.K.Bennett, Solstice Sunglass Boutique, Original Penguin, Mark Shale, Galt Toys & Galt Baby, Mario Tricoci Hair Salon & Day Spa, and Karen Millen.

Happy shopping!

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