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Melissa’s Style Guide – Fashion Forward eCommerce Sites for the Savvy Shopper


Posted on May 6, 2012 by

As if you need another site to stalk daily for hot new items for your wardrobe, JBCStyle’s Melissa has compiled an entire list of her personal favorites for our InsiderStyle readers.

You may already be addicted to a few of these and you may find some new addiction-worthy url’s to visit during your lunch break.  Stay on top of the trends; but don’t be too trendy and discover new labels and designers by shopping around.

The sites below offer an eclectic mix of apparel, footwear and accessories from the most sought-after designers and labels for men and women:

The OUTNET – Part of the Net-a-Porter Group, The OUTNET offers designer women’s clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories from 200+ designers at up to 70% off.

Yoox – Exclusive items and multibrand clothing and accessories for men and women from Italian and international designers .

Bluefly – Designer handbags, designer shoes, designer dresses, designer jewelry and more for men and women at discounted prices.

ASOS – From the U.K. to you, discover the latest in women’s and men’s fashion from a list of designers and labels spanning trendy to couture clothing including dresses, jeans, shoes and accessories.

Nasty Gal – An online clothing store for women offering on-trend and vintage-inspired clothing from brands like Jeffrey Campbell, UNIF, MinkPink and more.


tobi – The latest designer trends at discount prices.  New This Week: 30% off the newest arrivals.

I DON’T LIKE MONDAYS – IDLM is an online fashion boutique based in New York City offering the hottest items from designer labels like Alexander Wang, Cosmic Thread and Horace for men and women.  Bonus: free shipping and free returns.






DJ Premium – The premier online retailer of premium denim, urban couture, and contemporary streetwear.  Brands include True Religion, Creative Recreation, 7 For All Mankind, Diesel, William Rast, L.A.M.B., Supra and more.



Karmaloop – The world’s largest online retailer of streetwear including sneakers, apparel, and accessories from Obey, Supra, LRG, Vans, Diamond Supply Co, Crooks and more.



 – “Wear what you want!”  Shop men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, accessories, hair dye and more at


Black Milk Clothing – Known for the printed leggings that were the initial products offered by the company, Black Milk also brings you unique, stand-out-from-the-crowd swimwear, tops, skirts, and more direct from their design studio in Brisbane, Australia.

Supreme NYC – Works with some of this generation’s most groundbreaking designers, artists, photographers and musicians – all who have helped to continue to define its unique identity and attitude.  Known for quality, style and authenticity, Supreme appeals to punks and hip-hop heads alike and New York’s skate culture.

REVOLVE clothing – Women’s and men’s designer clothing and accessories and an eclectic mix of lifestyle goods. REVOLVE offers over 400 brands and an amazing online experience from their customer service to free worldwide shipping and free returns!


JBCStyle Investment Tip – The “It Bag”


Posted on April 7, 2012 by

Don’t call it a “splurge.”  The phrase “it bag” was coined to reference the iconic and popular designer handbags of our time.  Call it an “investment,” a piece of luxury and history.  Below, curated by our very own Melissa, a collection of “it bags” worthy of an investment…or at least a glance every now and then.  Discover new styles and textures as innovation takes over each season and don’t forget the elusive styles that are not so easy to come by.


1. Mulberry BaysWater – $1,400

2. Michael Kors Gia Python Satchel – $2,195

3. Hermes Birkin – One of the elusive styles mentioned above.

4. Yves Saint Laurent Easy Medium Tote – $1,495

5. Celine Phantom Tote – Available in stores.




1. Proenza Schouler PS1 – $895

2. Alexander Wang Rocco – $875

3. Chanel Flap Bag – Available in stores.




1. Marc Jacobs The Classic Quilting Stam – $1,350

2. Bottega Veneta Woven Leather Ball Bag – $2,200

3. Prada Gaufre Nappa Leather Tote – $2,750





1. Balenciaga City Bag – $1,545

2. Alexander McQueen Folk Tote – $1,695

3. Chloe Angie Shoulder Bag – $1,995

4. Louis Vuitton Mahina L – $3,750

5. Stella McCarthy Falabella – $1,545








Guide to Spring – The Hidden Wedge High-top Sneaker


Posted on March 28, 2012 by

Traditional high-top sneakers have no place on the runway; there’s nothing special about them.  In steps innovation to introduce the sneaker-wedge combination that is determined to stand out with the help of one small-but-huge detail – the wedge is hidden.

The hidden wedge sneaker adds glamour and sleek elevation to the otherwise boring high-top sneaker.

There’s some controversy regarding who was the first to come up with the idea; but at this point, when almost every style has sold out before even hitting the shelves, we guess it really doesn’t matter as long as they’re on your feet this spring.

Our favorite celebrities have been seen strolling around in their hidden wedge high-top sneakers too.  To the left, Miranda Kerr steps out in style.

Straight from our stylish Melissa, who brought you last week’s spring eyewear guide, comes a list of the hottest names in the hidden wedge high-top sneaker game.

She’s already got her pair on hold and we suggest you do the same.

Hidden Wedge High-top Sneakers - Spring 2012
1. Elena Iachi 60mm Suede Calf Bicolor Sneakers, $392
2. Chloe High-top Wedge Sneaker, $375
3. Giuseppe Zanotti 90mm Python Print Sneaker Wedges, $650
7. MARC by Marc Jacobs Runway Wedge High-Top Sneaker, $320
8. Chloe Black Wedge Sneakers, $645
9. Ash Cool Wedge Sneaker, $225





Guide to Spring – Eyewear


Posted on March 21, 2012 by

Linda Farrow and The Row 18 C3 - $390.46

Yesterday was the first day of spring and inspired by the sun’s determination to spread it’s warm rays and bid farewell to a confusing winter, we sought out our resident label-queen Melissa for eyewear suggestions that will stylishly block and welcome the rays.

Our favorite is the Linda Farrow collaboration with The Row that includes the popular rounded frames like the ones on the left.  Beyoncé was seen wearing a pair while toting baby Blue Ivy.

You will also find collabs with Agent Provocateur, Dries Van Noten, Alexander Wang, Prototype by Yohji Yamamoto, Raf Simons, Matthew Williamson, Veronique Branquinho and Eley Kishimoto.

Below, for your viewing pleasure, our top ten picks (scroll down for more details):

1. The Row – Oversized Curved Square, $442

2. House of Harlow – 1960 Julie, $125

3. Mosley Tribes – Hillyard, $230

4. The New Lanvin Eyewear Collection – Available in stores and online this spring.

5. Shwood – Neskowin ZEBRAWOOD, $135

6. Alexander Wang – London Sunglasses, $355

7. Balenciaga Sunglasses, $375

8. Ray-Ban – Aviator Large Metal, $145

9. Persol Sunglasses, $360

10. Raf Simons Moulded Aviator Sunglasses, $270