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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Intern Post: Hidden Hometown Haute

Hey Everyone!
So I'm at home, chillin in the ATL with the fam...I had an early flight this morning (8am), so couldn't prepare anything for today. Thankfully one of my new interns Alisha, (yup that's right, there are more), contributed a post today about two of her favorite hometown boutiques, Lux and Shoe-nami. We're trying to take The Fashion Bomb national and international; this is the first Boutique Spotlight that isn't in Brooklyn or Atlanta! If you also have cool hometown boutiques that are a must visit, e-mail me at thefashionbomb@gmail.com.
Now on to Alisha's post...Enjoy!
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Hey girls and guys ,

New intern Alisha here, hailing from Tennessee!
Thanks to Claire, I’m going to attempt to blog on one of favorite things: finding new boutiques. Every city has at least one shop that its natives just can’t live without. You don’t always have to be in New York or L.A. to find the hotness!
My first pick: LUX Style (906 S. Cooper St.Memphis, TN 38104)...

...Tucked away in the ecletic and trendy Cooper-Young area in Memphis, Tennessee is a true gem, LUX Style. Opened in 2004 by Tadd Feazell, LUX brings true women’s and men’s fashion to Memphis via Brands like Diesel, Andrew Christian and Double Zero. Any given weekend, you can catch hip fashionistas shopping for the hottest shoes, apparel and jewelry while a DJ spins right there on the sidewalk. Check out LUX’s new online store at www.luxmemphis.com or visit them on Myspace at www.myspace.com/luxmemphis
A few of Lux's hot items:

Alluring Jewelry
Men’s Shirt, Romme Homme, $89
Dress, Nelli, $169
Boot, N.Y.L.A., $178
Cute!
My next Boutique Pick:
Shoe-Nami (3412 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38111)...

...When you want to find the cutest, yet inexpensive shoes and accessories to accent your ensemble, definitely hit up Shoe-Nami. Though the flagship store is in New Orleans, Memphis received its own piece of the Crescent City after Hurricane Katrina. Even after being nestled in a popular shopping area for nearly two years, many still don’t know about it. From wedges, to platforms, flats, boots, flip flops and pumps, Shoe-Nami has it all. The best thing about the store is the shoes are color-coordinated. What more could a fashionista want?
A few Fashion Bomb worthy choices:
Red Patent Leather Wedge, Gen.E.Ration, $34
Red Patent Leather Clutch, Karma, $44
Brown Faux Croc Clutch, Galian, $40 (Blue, $44)
If you're ever in Tennessee, make sure to stop on by!

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Great Job, Alisha!
These interns are life savers....
Hopefully I'll have time for some mail bombs tomorrow.
Until then...
Smootches!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey - i am a memphis native, so just to let you know, the second boutique is located on "Poplar", not "Popular." :)

Southern_Lady said...

Thanks for the opportunity, Claire. And sorry about that, Anonymous. I should know better! POPLAR it is.

Busy Bee said...

Hey you! Well your intern did a great post. Those were some good pics also.

The Bee is out!

tekei said...
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Irie Diva said...

those red shoes are cute!

Irie Diva said...

peep those boots in the background of the red shoes too eh

me likey

Anonymous said...

Great Job Alisha! I live in Memphis and I'm definitely going to check Lux out. Thanks Claire!

Esquiress said...

I am over the moon about the Memphis style section! Alisha, girl, keep putting Memphis fashion on the map! This city is definitely on the come up on the fashion scene. Lux Style is one of my favorite stores! Loves it!!

Niesha said...

Hello readers:

I am a faithful reader of the Fashion Bomb and I was so THRILLED to see an intern representing TN. I was especially excited about the highlight of two fashion nests in Memphis, that I visit often. Good look ladies, continue the GREAT WORK!!!!!!!

Glow...Queen of Hearts said...

Im am so so glad you posted this because Memphis has been ignored on the fashion tip !!! Ive never been to the "Luxe " but there are Boutiques Poppin up all over in Memphis...On Central Ave. next to the dog shelter is a Boutique called "The Alley" they usually have some real Haute stuff .There web address is http://www.thealley-memphis.com/.

Also on South Main there is an entirely different side of Memphis to be seen.Its the art district and they are poppin !!! Here's a web site to tell more about it http://www.southmainmemphis.org/shopping.asp . They have "trolley night" where they open the art galleries to the public and the boutiques are all open at night for a sophisticated evening of shopping and art appreciation .

Anonymous said...

I am a fashion merchandising and journalism student at the university of memphis, and am searchig for a great local interniship. If anyone knows of any great memphis fashion internships please let me know!