Shop Alert: Brooklyn Industries Opening on Newbury

Gorgeous in Boston today.  So nice that i went outside – TWICE. Really needed some air and movement after spending this rainy spring break on the sofa, fingers glued to my Mac.  Not only did I enjoy the sunshine, I got a blog post out of it.  Brooklyn Industries is moving in on the last block of Newbury, amidst Puma and Madewell.

Looks similar to Madewell and Spitawell for that matter, but hey, there can never be too many options for on trend affordable clothing, in my humble but ever fashionable opinion. I checked out the site and here’s what I came up with:

Shop Alert: Spring’s Sprung at Stel’s

Tina Burgos of Stel’s just emailed to say that the boutique’ spring lines have arrived, including pieces by:

Gary Graham, who was recently nominated for the CFDA Designer of the Year award.  Tina says,
“We love his spring flannel, paired with feminine touches.”

Surface to Air, a new addition to the Newbury Street boutique. She notes, “It’s sophisticated and elegant urban wear.”

• Kid’s lines Popupshop and Wovenplay are new additions to Stel’s tot shop within a shop, Monkey & The Bug, which has also expanded its offerings up to size 8.

Loving this Gary Graham silk “flannel” plaid dress ($595), and not just because it’s logger chic week at Style Carrot.

Deal Alert: The Velvet Fly

The Velvet Fly, 424 Hanover Street, North End, Boston

Lorrinda Cerrutti and BethAnn Hoyos, the cute co-owners of  North End boutique The Velvet Fly are hosting a Breakfast at Tiffany’s style brunch and sale on Saturday, March 13th from 10am to 2pm. Sip mimosas and shop for new spring styles at 15% off. You’ll even get a free gift if you spend over fifty bucks (while they last).

In addition to vintage dresses by designers like DVF and Lily Pulitzer and vintage jewelry (I scored two Whiting & Davis snake bracelets there when they first opened), they also carry modern brands, including B.B. Dakota, Hazel, Myre, Plastic Island, Porridge, and Voom. Have fun picking your new spring looks, and don’t forget to grab a cannoli at Mike’s Pastry!