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Guest Editor: The Fashion Bomb

1 Feb

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1. Chanel Caviar Jumbo Flap Bag, Black with Gold Hardware, $3,999. Call (212) 673-6155 for details on purchasing.

2. Rachel Zoe Black Sequined Dolman Sleeve Top. Size 4, $149 on sale for $120

3. Christian Louboutin Python Peeptoe Platforms. Size 7, $899

4. Emilio Pucci Multicolor Silk Button Down with Sequins. Size Small, $299

5. YSL Belted Leopard Print Trench with Patent Trim. Size Medium, $599

6. Bottega Veneta Green Leather Asymmetrical Zip Dress. Size Medium, $399


ASC x TFB: Interview with The Fashion Bomb

31 Jan

ASC: Hi Claire! Welcome to A Second Chance Resale. We are so excited to have you here in our Soho boutique! We have been big followers of your blog, Fashion Bomb Daily, since its inception in 2006. You are a top source of celebrity style, trend reports, industry news, and -my personal favorite- fashion bombshell of the day. You are Harvard-educated and impeccably dressed. Your blog has a readership of 2.4 million people monthly, and perhaps even more impressive than that, you are the second hit on Google for “the fashion”. Unbelievable…
TFB: Oh, I didn’t know that! That’s awesome.


Above: Morgan, of ASC Resale, and Claire, The Fashion Bomb, in our Soho Boutique.

ASC: Big news! So we wanted our blog readers and customers to learn a little bit more about you. First things first, how did you get your start in fashion?
TFB: I got my start in fashion working at magazines. I used to work at Real Simple magazine in New York. I worked there for four years. I was actually in the research department but was just always really interested in fashion and started writing for the fashion department but I couldn’t really find a way into the fashion department so I got frustrated. I decided to quit my job and move to Paris. It was just handy that I majored in French so I spoke French and while I was in Paris I was just like I want to find a way to break into fashion and I want to work for Paris Vogue. I just put it out there and I just got really lucky. I sent my resume to Carine Roitfeld, she met with me. She looked at my online experience and proposed I write for Paris Vogue so I did. I got an internship at Paris Vogue, worked for Paris Vogue, Glamour Paris and GQ Paris. I shot street style, I wrote the look of the day, fashion news, and I also started writing for Italian Vogue while I was over there all-the-while working, working, working on my website. I eventually moved back to New York and I still write for Italian Vogue and I blog full time.
ASC: Amazing! What’s your favorite part of your job?
TFB: My favorite part of the job is that I can work in my pajamas [laughs]. I don’t have to get up and get dressed and go to a job.
ASC: A definite perk. Says the fashion blogger… Well, I bet they are cute pajamas!

TFB: Yeah, they’re super cute, Ralph Lauren, but I just love it, it’s such a blessing to be able to do what you love and make a living from it and I love every little bit of my job. I love to shop so it just makes sense.
ASC: How would you describe your personal style?
TFB: I’d say it’s classic with a twist. I’ll wear jeans and a t-shirt but with a Rick Owens jacket or some studded Valentino flats. I like a little saucy. I’ll do the little Helmut Lang asymmetrical thing. I’m kind of getting into a more biker-chic-goth-look just for the winter, sort of a darker look but I’m really a prep at heart. I love the whole vintage thing and pop by vintage stores.
ASC: Do you have an all-time favorite clothing or accessory buy? One piece that you bought and you just love it more every time you wear it?
TFB: Well, My Givenchy ‘Nightingale’ is just that bag that I go to all the time. It was actually my first big purchase in terms of a bag. It ended up being a worthy investment because I wear it absolutely every day.
ASC: That’s very significant; you’re always going to remember that. Do you think a bag is a must-have investment piece? A nice, classic bag or a little black dress, or is there one thing you think everyone should have?
TFB: Definitely. I think I have so many little black dresses. I guess you can never have enough. But that go-to bag that you love, a great pair of shoes. I have kind of like my “New York uniform” in the winter I’d say a great coat, a great bag, a great pair of shoes and that’s all you need, maybe a nice pair of sunglasses, too.
ASC: It doesn’t hurt. Do you have a favorite fashion moment, where you just hit the nail on the head?

TFB: I like my birthday outfit, I just celebrated my birthday. I wore kind of a silver lamé jumpsuit by Catherine Malandrino and it was just so obnoxious but it was my birthday and I wore my birthday suit and paired it with some spiked Louboutin shoes and a nice little furry coat and it was just very me. I like to stand out sometimes.

ASC: I know you feature a lot of celebrities on your blog, does one stand out to you as a style icon?
TFB: I like Rihanna’s style a lot. She wavers, sometimes she’s tomboy-chic, sometimes she’s super-duper glam, but I’ve definitely bought stuff because she’s worn it. With Givenchy she really brings stuff to life. She’s really beautiful, and I also like random celebrities that I don’t cover like Victoria Beckham. I like her style, Kate Moss, Jennifer Lopez is actually someone who I think is great. She’s very curvy and always dresses well for her body and always looks flawless. Like 9 times out of 10 she gets it right.
ASC: Is there anything you’re most excited about with Fashion Week around the corner?
TFB: I’m just excited about traveling. I’m doing the circuit again: London, New York, Milan and Paris. I have already gotten confirmations for some shows so I just know it’s going to be a very full schedule and you know I feel like I’m more prepared than I ever was just because I’ve been doing it for so long so I’m in my element. I can’t wait to just hop on that plane and have fun and see all my friends and meet new people.
ASC: That’s awesome. Alright, last question, it’s a fun one: Which on-screen character has your favorite style? From a movie, a tv show, a fictional character? Is there anyone that really stands out to you?
TFB: I know this is so cliché but I love Sex and The City: Carrie. Or that woman who was in The Devil Wears Prada but they were all styled by Patricia Field so I guess I just like Patricia Field’s work.
ASC: Well, she’s a character!

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Black Friday Holiday Sale – Chanel, Hermes, LV & more!

21 Nov

Hermes Blue Jean Clemence Leather 30cm Birkin Bag Chanel Gold Tone XL CC Dangle Earrings

You asked and we answered! This Black Friday Holiday sale features your favorites: Chanel, Hermes and Louis Vuitton. Including 10% off all clothing and 5% off all handbags and accessories. The sale runs from Friday, November 23rd to Monday, November 26th.

Mark your calendars and get ready to snag some fab deals!

Now’s the time to stock up on Chanel tweed jackets, leather LVs, and of course the coveted Hermes Birkin.

Some of our favorite additions to the sale include the Chanel Gold Tone CC Dangle Earrings, Louis Vuitton Lavender Leather LTD Edition “Cinema Intrigue” bag, and the Hermes Blue Jean Clemence Leather 30cm Birkin Bag.

Shop while the savings last!

Grab The New York Times and Get Informed About A Second Chance Halloween Sale!!

19 Oct

Be on the lookout for A Second Chance’s Halloween Special in the New York Times, running this Sunday October 21st. If you bring in the ad, you’ll get an additional 10% off your purchase between October 26th – 31st (excluding Chanel, Hermes and Louis Vuitton).

You can also receive the 10% discount by joining our mailing list on our website before October 24th. Log on to A Second Chance and look for  the “JOIN OUR MAILING LIST” box at the bottom of the page, where you can enter your email address.

Happy Halloween and Happy Shopping!

Madonna, Chanel, Champagne and Cupcakes, Oh My!

7 Sep

Fashion Week kicked off with Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) last night, but the shenanigans were met with a bit of competition, coinciding with the Madonna MDNA 2012 Concert at Yankee Stadium.  However, neither event could hold a candle to Fashion’s Day Out (FDO) at A Second Chance—hey, fashion fanatics go bananas for cupcakes and champagne, as well as our security guard Marcus at the Upper East Side location, who apparently moonlights as a comedian. Luckily, we were humble about our FDO awesomeness, and didn’t let it stop us from checking out last night’s “competition,” during which we even gleamed a little inspiration.

Our FNO research began and ended with a trek out to Yankee Stadium for the Madonna Concert—I know our lives are so hard. As the show began (almost two-and-a-half hours “fashionably” late), we couldn’t help but notice the pair of black leather Chanel gloves with the classic, diamond-studded “CC” logo, Madonna donned during her opening numbers. ‘Would we make it through the whole concert, without Chanel envy? Could we put our jealousy aside in the name of Madonna?’

While we have since safely returned from our fashion pilgrimage in the Bronx, it has occurred to us that we may need to go on a Chanel fast, as we’re having so much trouble keeping our Madonna-inspired Chanel accessories off our greedy paws, necks and shoulders, and instead inside the cases for customers.

Please come take some of the loot off our hands, before our security guard Marcus has to turn us in to the authorities—or even worse, Chanelaholics Anonymous. Oh, and there’s still some cupcakes and champagne left by the way 🙂

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