Saturday, September 27, 2008

Savvy Shopping - Something Serious

Since we are getting this report from the Wall Street Journal
Neiman Marcus Sees Bleak Holiday
Luxury-Goods Retailer Reports a Doubling of Its Quarterly Loss And Warns the Wealthy Are Cutting Back

Upscale retailer Neiman Marcus Inc. offered a bleak outlook for the holidays and said its quarterly loss more than doubled from a year earlier, signaling a further downturn in the U.S. luxury-goods market.
Neiman, which posted a $35.7 million loss for its fiscal quarter ended Aug. 2, warned that the American luxury market is likely to be hit hard by the recent financial crisis as wealthy and upper-middle-class consumers change their attitudes toward spending.

I thought that we needed some savvy shopping on the serious side.

If done right the combination of navy and black can be completely chic like in this suit from Neiman Marcus. The lines are severe but slimming.

To soften the look, this somber suit needs a big bold brooch.
I especially like this one because of the mixture of elements with the warmth of the textured gold, the sleekness of the emerald leaves, the richness of the rubies and the sparkle of the diamonds.

Carved Emerald Leaf Brooch with Diamonds and Rubies from

Fashion for a financially fragile fall.
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