Summer is coming to an end, and current markdowns reflect the closing season: find select garments at up to 70% discount in all INA locations. Featured sale merchandise below comes from the racks of INA Men, worn best in tomboy fashion.
A patchwork stitched Opening Ceremony white cargo jacket, originally $165, is 20% off at $132.
Phillip Lim's 3.1 grey cashmere pajama set, originally $275, is now 50% off, with Lanvin sandals to match, originally $150 and now 20% less.
En route to a summer vacation, a Gucci duffel bag is 20% from its original price, now $380. Pair with a Rick Owens sheer shirt wrapped with a Polo plaid belt. The belt is only $28.
Missoni plaid is 70% off at $43, an ideal match to a Mulberry travel leather bag also 70% less, now $281.
Wear a shirt as a dress with hightop sneakers to downplay the short hemline. A Dries Van Noten button-down with plaid trim and Lanvin suede and python kicks are on 20% sale.
Stripes upon stripes: a Margiela striped vest is a practical giveaway at its markdown price.
To match a beaded, runway Prada dress, pair an Alexander McQueen Union Jack leather clutch and Jill Stuart metallic pumps, and to throw on, Sheep Shades sunglasses in beachwood.
Dream in pink to match a Karie Laks silk navy dress with an open back. Pair Miu Miu pumps with an embellished heel and a Nancy Gonzalez skin clutch.
Match a Vivienne Westwood plaid silk dress with a purse containing room enough for a picnic blanket. Pair a Celine leather and suede tricolor Trapeze purse, Gucci leather pumps with bamboo heel, and a Lanvin rhinestone linked circle bracelet.
Final Home makes a return appearance with a clear hoodie. To match, pair Iro leather distressed sneakers, R13 black denim, and a Prada Venetian scene pocket scarf.
A sailor in tow wears a Karie Laks navy-trimmed white cotton sundress. To match, pair a Louis Vuitton monogrammed satchel and YSL denim, cork-wedged platforms, and to throw on, blue Ray-Ban shades.
To match bared skin in a Karie Laks two piece ivory silk set, pair a Louis Vuitton epi-leather rust purse wrapped with a butterfly Loewe scarf, Rebecca Minkoff metallic striped leather pumps, and to throw on, Spektre tortoise shades.
Only an evening at the MET calls for a silk, sheer Prada dress with modernist design. Pair Manolo Blahnik fushia silk pumps with feather strap.
A navy and white woven Chanel sweater vest and Marni denim skirt calls for a nautical pairing: a Chanel silver chainlink bracelet, a Ferragamo white leather zip-around purse, and Reed Krakoff silver canvas espadrilles.
Last Thursday evening, INA Union Square celebrated the launch of Meg Cohen's Cotton Dress Collection, currently available at Meg Cohen in Soho at 59 Thompson Street. Meg Cohen has been a longtime collaborator with INA, including the INA and Meg Cohen line of cashmere hats, gloves, and scarfs re-released every winter into all INA boutiques. The Michael Sheridan Trio and singer Vera Merino performed gypsy jazz hits of Django Reinhardt to hands held high.
Looking upon an entire rounder of vintage couture and daily-wear garments in Union Square, I noticed two Galanos sun hats, and one Sylvia Fletcher, straw-woven, displayed in a semi-circle of hat stands. I thought back to the advice of Christian Dior, an old fashioned man. At a time, even 1946, when hats were worn less, Dior refused to show a collection without them. “Personally I consider a woman without a hat is not completely dressed…’How pretty you look today!’ often means no more than: ‘How well your hat suits you!’”
All vintage merchandise INA Union Square: Jean Muir black skirt, Givenchy silk blue and black polka-dotted blouse, Calvin Klein mule, Chanel handbag; Sylvia Fletcher straw hat; Chloe silk belted button-down dress, L'autre Chose metallic platform sandal, Galanos white hat; Geoffrey Beene pink and black lace dress with high collar, Giambattista Valli platform pump; Saint Laurent silk red and black polka-dotted blouse, Chanel handbag; Geoffrey Beene gray knit asymmetrical buttoned dress, Hermes scarf, Chanel ballet flats; Galanos silk white and light blue dress with ruffled seams, Chanel No. 5 embroidered flats.
All pink-on-pink and all white-on-white. Blue-on-blue, even. Monochromatic looks are the new uniform, as is a return to the basic white t-shirt. From INA Soho, we're wishing all a spirited, Happy Memorial Day today, with our picnic spirits painted in swaths of solid color.
All merchandise INA Soho: Dries Van Noten pink silk dress, Miu Miu pink leather gloves, Manolo Blahnik pink pointed pumps; Rachel Comey white paint-splattered jean jacket, Margiela flower-printed sneakers, floral vintage shirt, white denim One cut-off shorts; Balenciaga blue and white floral dress with center tie, Roger Vivier blue suede purse, Pony sneakers with Colette Collaboration, blue suede italia independent glasses; Red Valentino white t-shirt with black netted bow back, Chanel patent leather pump with ankle strap, Etoile Isabel Marant leopard jacket, Marni metallic flower purse, Temperley sunglasses; Thom Browne red lace turtleneck, Armani spider brooch.
With INA Nolita Women located directly next to INA Nolita Men on Prince Street, shoppers and clerks meander between stores back and forth, back and forth. Male employees donned sportswear items from the women's racks today, including a certain favorite sportswear item to be found in the women's boutique: a Celine gold bracelet with I-D tag, an accessory to the identification of any meandering clothes horse. In the midst of our shoot, stylist Gali Barraza dropped in. She suggested leaving a summer jacket unzipped, baring chest underneath and two gold accessories on either wrist. Gali, herself, wore an Iro olive leather jacket, suede boots, and an Isabel Marant silk leopard skirt, all sourced from INA Union Square.
All merchandise INA Noilta Women: Novice black and white zip-up jacket, J Brand white trouser; Helmut Lang white mesh sweater, Acne silk pleated pants; Black Denim white tuxedo jacket; Chanel silver quilted backpack with chain-link straps; Jil Sander grey windbreaker jacket with hood, Tibi black silk pants with stars; Celine gold chain-link bracelet.