Confessions…

reversecommuter has a confession to make…

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I really love stonewashed linen.

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Bedding, curtains…

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table linens, cushions…

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even a simple robe to wear while enjoying the morning coffee.

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A couple of my favorite sources (mainly European) are Ibeco, and H&M (believe it or not the retail behemoth offers amazing quality linens!!).  Click the blue to go shopping!

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Oh, on the topic of confessions….

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reversecommuter has temporarily escaped the snow, and is warming up at the beach (where the internet connection is sketchy at best!).

Roger Doger Roller Rabbit!

Roberta Roller Rabbit is one groovy fab alliteration of fashion!  (TripleR from now on in this post!)

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Batik inspired prints, bright brilliant colors and gorgeous pieces – yummaroooooo!

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Tunics, dresses, bags, perfect beach hats, bikinis & coverups, scarves, pj’s, children’s tunics, bedding, etc.

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Monkeys, whales, fish, exotic prints and an electric rainbow of choices!

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Founder Roberta Freymann – who had the most impressive fashion career prior to establishing this legendary name – first fell in love with Morocco as a child on a family trip, and that is where the shopping began!  (tell me this isn’t my kind of fashion fairy tale?!)

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The one and only Roberta Freymann & Roberta Roller Rabbit shops (there are within a block of each other) but happily the website is hellagood and allows one to satisy any TripleR Urge!  Click here to shop your little heart away!

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There was a fabulous little shop in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, called KatyDid that carried an impressive array of Roberta Roller Rabbit & Roberta Freymann products.  Click here to like their FB page.  reversecommuter is now the proud owner of her own impressive array of TripleR products thanks to said fab little shop!   🙂

Stumbling…

reversecommuter went to NYC for a quick 35 hour trip – just her camera, her husband and her American Express card!

This is the first posting about the trip and is dedicated to blind luck – as in the kind that stumbles onto NYC sample sales (on the weekend, which almost never happens!!).

While walking through Chelsea Market on Sunday after a phenom brunch at Pastis (cannot  go to NYC and not hit Pastis at some point – interestingly learnt on this trip that Pastis is open for Supper, which by Pastis definition is midnight to 2am!!!), a wondrous discovery was made.

Imagine the sound of the squeal when walking by a glass storefront stenciled with “Rag & Bone Sample Sale” complete with a makeshift sign taped on stating “additional 20% off Sunday”.  OHEMGEEEEEEE!

Needless to say reversecommuter did not waste a gift like that!  Voila, my new dress…(my handsome husband picked up a pair of jeans – always a great thing when he goes for the “fancy designer jeans” and walks past The Gap!!!)

Soiffer and Haskin was kind enough to send reversecommuter an email Saturday afternoon trumpeting the SUNDAY opening of the Frette sample sale.  Bonjiorno luxury Italian KABILLION-count cotton bedding!!!!

Consider this a gift from me (trust me, just sign up, their sales are that good!!!)  Soiffer Haskin just hosted an Yves Saint Laurent sale and their salespeople were telling me about the 4 hour line up!

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As much fun as the sample sales were, NYC retailers were also on sale for the most part –  unplanned but a recognized bonus nonetheless.  Bergdorf Goodman started their sale Saturday morning with a decent 30% discount, Barney’s is settled into their sale at a lovely up to 60% off right now, and a lot of independent designers have initiated their sales as well.  Keep in mind that this translates well on the prospective websites too!