Fridays with Felicia: Volume 24

Fridays with Felicia: An intimate look behind the curtain as I share my favorite style/ beauty discoveries and ThisThatBeauty shenanigans from previous week.

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TGIF…Happy Friday….”Fridays with Felicia”…yea, yea, yea…let’s cut to the quick, ladies!

Today marks the grand opening of last call studio by Neiman Marcus in Paramus, New Jersey. Yesterday I had the opportunity to do a pre-grand opening press tour of the store and today I am back to share the “NEED TO KNOW”.

 

Unlike traditional last call by Neiman Marcus outlet stores (I have shopped the one at Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth, NJ for years), which offer high end fashions from previous seasons, last call studio by Neiman Marcus is unique in that the offerings are all current merchandise and perfectly on trend.

 

 

For example, during yesterday’s press tour I spied this gorgeous of-the-moment Alice+Olivia fur trend inspired cropped jacket on sale. Earlier this season I spotted the same jacket at Bloomingdale’s Short Hills and Bergdorf Goodman at full price.

 

At last call studio by Neiman Marcus, designer steals like the aforementioned are ripe for the picking. And speaking of “ripe picking” here are my tops “picks” from yesterday’s press tour:

BCBG Max Azria dress. $89, minus an additional 30% off = $62.30

 

 

BCBG Max Azria dress. $109, minus an additional 30% off = $76.30

I’m still deciding if this is going to be a dress or a top. For now, I just know that I lover her

 

A top I didn’t buy but truly adored. It’s a cropped number with shirt tail in the back. I am so all about the green/military influence this season!

While I’ll admit I did some serious damage all up and through last call studio, there’s still plenty left for YOU. In my opinion, the strength of the store is clearly the shoe department, which is huge and boasts brands like Charles Jourdan, Frye, Badgley Mischka, DianeVon Furstenberg, and more…

There is a modest children’s department. The sunglasses wall is fully stocked with brands like Ray Ban and Gucci. The jewelry counter has baubles galore. The men’s section includes the usual suspects, however I am most impressed with the well edited collection of smart, finely tailored jackets/blazers.  And how can we forget about handbags?…Ladies, you will go hog wild over the variety…fringe, texture, hardware – oh my!

 

 

Since this particular last call studio is in Paramus, NJ, this post is obviously geared to my NY/ NJ Frugalistas. The ride from NY is less than 30 minutes…and once you arrive at Bergen Town Center, you will find additional upscale outlet shops such as Nordstrom Rack, Century21 and Saks Off Fifth…so I say that to say – last call studio is definitely worth the trip!

For all of my Tweety Pies out there, for additional information, insight and twitpics from other bloggers who have taken the last call studio tour, check out the event hashtag. It’s #lastcallStudio. You will find a timeline filled with colorful pics, expert style tips, and more.

With the holiday season pretty much upon us, now is the perfect time to high tail it to last call studio by Neiman Marcus and take advantage of some pretty spectacular deals.

PS: For those of you not near a last call studio in NJ, MD, or TX..there’s always the website. www.lastcall.com

I love you all!

xoxoFelicia

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