On the cusp of a new decade after a turbulent year of store closings, design houses going bankrupt, and glossies folding, there's a strong glimmer of hope for new beginnings on the horizon -- from Zac Posen for Target to Isabel Marant in Soho.
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Getty Images, Kate Lord
Spring 2010 provides plenty of options Proving once again that the idea of a "one trend" season is long gone, spring's trend report brings everything from Grace Kelly-inspired nude dresses and over-the-top feathers to underpants-revealing skirts and schoolboy stripes.
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The Brooklyn Flea is moving to the Williamsburg Savings Bank As blissed-out as we were shopping for charming knick-knacks, industrial furniture, and perfect vintage, we'll be even more excited to be doing it in this ridiculously opulent old bank lobby.
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A local indie talent is taking over at Bill Blass Local upstart -- and favorite among boutique shoppers -- Jeffrey Monteiro will be taking the reins at storied brand Bill Blass. With a resume that includes mentors like Derek Lam and Jane Mayle, we've got high hopes.
Sonia Rykiel for H&M, Part Deux! The second installment of Rykiel's H&M collection hits stores February 20, and while the lingerie might have been cute, the designer's iconic striped knitwear is really what the public has been waiting for.
Isabel Marant is opening a store in Soho The "it" French designer who -- in addition to launching a thousand copies of her studded ankle boot this fall -- has inspired a legion of followers of her sexy Parisian bohemian style is opening her own store downtown in February.
Plus, Jerome Dreyfuss will be around the corner Adding to the French-indie Soho bliss, Marant's husband, the coveted handbag designer Jerome Dreyfuss, will be opening an outpost right around the corner from Marant on Broome Street.
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Zac Posen's designing a line for Target Taking a page from the haute couture-inspired gowns the cascade down his runway each season, Zac Posen is designing a line of ridiculously gorgeous dresses and gowns that will actually be .
affordable at Target come April
Big, fat accessories! Forget bunny ears. Marc Jacobs sent his models down the Spring 2010 runway for Spring 2010 with charmingly oversize bow headbands, and we were smitten. Who can be in a bad mood with this on your head? Between this and Alexander Wang's towering leopard-print platforms, spring's accessories can only add cheer.
Fashion Week is moving to Lincoln Center It's true, the fashion community isn't entirely abuzz about the move -- Bryant Park was so convenient, train-wise -- but there's an IMAX blocks away if fashion week parties disappoint, and it's closer to the C train for the trek down to Milk Studios.
Barneys is coming to Brooklyn Sources told Crains New York that the folks at Barneys are scouting out potential locations for a Co-op outpost in Cobble Hill, adding to Brooklyn's already-spectacular roster of boutiques and indie outposts.