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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Why Can't I Buy Gloves Right Now?

It has been snowing all day today....and yet, I can't buy a pair of gloves in New York City.

There's something wrong with this system.

It seems super ridiculous that the shops are full of Spring merchandise right now.

Do you really want to be buying shorts in this weather?

Comments on "Why Can't I Buy Gloves Right Now?"


Anonymous Marquis de Lannes said ... (2:59 PM) : 

Mon cher Scott, une très belle photo!!


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:01 PM) : 

That's indeed pretty strange.Seems like you missed the sales.I bought several pairs of black h&m knit gloves for very little money.They do pretty well,and I dont have to be afraid of losing them.
Still,a pair of great fitting leather gloves in black is one of my unfullfilled style-dreams.


Blogger the adventure mouse said ... (3:04 PM) : 

worse: do you really want to see your wintery self in said shorts right now?


Blogger Reilly Cleare said ... (3:04 PM) : 

You sound like my father.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:05 PM) : 

Lovely photo


Blogger Kelsey Couch said ... (3:06 PM) : 

That is so funny, I tried to buy gloves the other day because it is so cold, but I was turned down. I don't care if spring stuff is out, it's 27 degrees outside. Love the blog too, very cool


Blogger BienvenidoaDespues said ... (3:07 PM) : 

try the street vendors. somehow, they know exactly what you need more than anything, convenience, especially in this kind of weather. and they'll sell it with a smile -- now that's style!


Anonymous vig' said ... (3:07 PM) : 

I soooo completely agree...
Same thing in Montréal, a big non-sense when we still have very cold days to come!
;) good gloveshunt!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:09 PM) : 

Very 'cool' shot ;)

Totally empathize with your gloves issue.

Stay warm!


Anonymous greybreaks said ... (3:10 PM) : 

great photo. love the pop of red from the soles of the shoes.

good luck with your glove search.


Blogger Journey said ... (3:10 PM) : 

La Crezia in Grand Central Station is great for beautiful simple cashmere gloves.

Also, street vendors are always a great source for current seasonal accessories. There finds will not be glamorous, but they are warm and functional. Two out of 3 forms in fashion qualify as a find in my book. Especially when frozen hands are a factor!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:11 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:14 PM) : 

I LOVE the christian louboutins! I have to say this is a very Classy picture.Snow and ALL. Oh and here in Florida the stores still have winter clothes!


Blogger the style crusader said ... (3:14 PM) : 

haha that is insane! such a beautiful photo though! that is horrible to be trying to take photos with freezing hands. hope you manage to find a pair! xx


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:16 PM) : 

Pop of the infamous "Red". Scenery stunning.....


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:16 PM) : 

Honestly do you really want to be selling shorts in this weather.
My store location is in Sweden!!! and I´m getting box after box full of spring/summer styles that I ordered in August´09.
This is really frustrating from a shop owners point of view but what can I do?
Thank you for bringing this up and thank you for all your wonderful work.


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:16 PM) : 

I 100% totally agree. I'm in the DC area and I feel the same way. I also was looking to buy gloves and had to settle on the last pair in stock my local BR. Makes no sense that winter clothing is hard to come by when it's still winter.


Blogger Carina said ... (3:16 PM) : 

that's why fall fashion shows should be in the fall and spring fashion shows in the spring (spring being the same time that the winter olympics are on)

It would be better for everybody, really, when you think about it. But that's another story for another day


Blogger Laura Trevey said ... (3:18 PM) : 

I've been freezing all day long... is spring around the corner?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:19 PM) : 

the same happened to me some days ago.... i wanted to buy a nice woolen beanie, but they were all sold out. the shop assistant asked me if i would like to buy some nice shorts instead??!!


Blogger bianka said ... (3:19 PM) : 

haha really funny...first of all in ny...
but the weather is also the same in germany...


Blogger Megan said ... (3:19 PM) : 

I lost my hat and just want to buy a new one. Ugh, it's the worst!


Anonymous melissa said ... (3:20 PM) : 

AMEN to that!


Blogger barcelonina exiliada said ... (3:20 PM) : 

I totally agree with you. it's ridiculous to try to make us buy winter sweaters in September and sheer blouses in February... By the way, when I see women with almost no clothes in this weather because they think it's sexy I find it pityful. People that look cold and unconfortable are the epithome of none-elegance!


Blogger The Shitty Astrologer said ... (3:20 PM) : 

That is really cool capture...the shoes just rawwwwkkkk!


Blogger Ligeia said ... (3:21 PM) : 

hats off to this post

totally agree



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:21 PM) : 

Scott, go to Daffy's at 44th street and Madison! I am sure you will find it there!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:21 PM) : 

Absolutely love the touch of red. Gave me a smile, depsite the surrounding dreary, wintery weather. Absolutely fabby photo


Blogger mph said ... (3:22 PM) : 

I totally agree with you. I understand some have the luxury of shopping ahead of the season and planning their wardrobe but those are few and latter way of life is a generation passed. And even if one doesn't agree with that statement, consider the current economic state. Buyers should really look at their customer and their climate. Snow in February is NOT A SURPRISE.


Anonymous T H E F A T T A C K said ... (3:22 PM) : 

I agree with you.

Good shot, one of my favourites.



Blogger Agyesh said ... (3:23 PM) : 

Tell me about it.

I got in from Asia in the third week of January and have been unable to find a single decent peacoat for the last 3 weeks.

As for the gloves, Century 21 was able to solve my dilemma. I know it's a crazy place, but you can't go wrong with basic tan leather gloves.


Anonymous Leia said ... (3:24 PM) : 

That is ridiculous. Spring fashion should be put on hold till at least March. I hope you find a pair of gloves soon!


Blogger Fashion By He said ... (3:24 PM) : 

great picture, hot loko with the CL heels

-He approves


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:25 PM) : 

Fabulous pic...!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:26 PM) : 

I was thinking the same thing two days ago!

This is utter madness. If you don't buy your winter coat by the end of June, you won't get one because in September there's nothing left anywhere (except in XXXL and XXS).

I still have no idea why this system is in place.


Blogger mph said ... (3:27 PM) : 

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Blogger melissa f. said ... (3:27 PM) : 

come to roma, we have many gloves here!!


Anonymous misha said ... (3:30 PM) : 

I'm just not in the spring state of mind. I still have two months of this weather left....and many pairs of boots left to buy!


Blogger Thais said ... (3:33 PM) : 

Gorgeous photo, that flash of red from louboutins always looks fabulous.
We are all having that dilemna, I feel depressed when I walk into a store and find my self dreaming about warm weather staring at sandals :-P

Love from Calypso


Blogger C A said ... (3:33 PM) : 

Well, it looks lik she does


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:33 PM) : 

One word. Sermonetta. Gloves. Everyday of the year its all they do. And they are fantastic. 59th and Madison.


Blogger The Concrete Commentator said ... (3:33 PM) : 

I know right?!! I had the same experience last year. I also have the same issue in the summer when I'm looking for shorts. UGH!


Blogger Tiffany Marie said ... (3:35 PM) : 

yes that is how it is here in DC as well


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:36 PM) : 

This should be a Christmas card!

Scott Schuman does stationary!!


Blogger Stephanie said ... (3:36 PM) : 

Beautiful picture. Though I can't help but wonder...tights? Really? It's snowing...


Blogger ingefaer said ... (3:37 PM) : 

I couldn't agree more.......
something IS wrong with that system


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:38 PM) : 

Daffy's, Syms or Century 21. And they'll all be super cheap designer items on post holiday markdowns.


Blogger Coco and Zaahb said ... (3:38 PM) : 

This photo is fab!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:38 PM) : 

Yes, this has never made sense!! Showing winter coats in the stores in July and shorts and swimsuits in January.


Anonymous Maija said ... (3:38 PM) : 

I guess for the same reason there's now summer jobs free and available for hunting in February. The phenomenon is so today, but quite awful,actually, to us dreamer-types.

It's tiring to constantly be on the know of one's moves for the following so and so months. But as said, it's how we/things function nowadays.

Keep alert ;)


Blogger picolin said ... (3:39 PM) : 

Yes... oh well, I bought 10S/S clothes in December when I was in Tokyo. I usually grab my winter gadgets at post-Christmas sale. If we miss that, that's it. Very strange indeed.


Anonymous nina said ... (3:39 PM) : 

every year around this time i lose my gloves and can't buy another pair. your best bet is the street vendors by the subways : )


Blogger Aline Dahl said ... (3:39 PM) : 

best picture ever!
just perfect!
love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:40 PM) : 

Those shoes + icy sidewalks = courting disaster


Anonymous the delicious home said ... (3:40 PM) : 

Absolutely striking!


Blogger emarie said ... (3:42 PM) : 

I completely agree! All the spring clothes are such a tease.


Blogger davidikus said ... (3:46 PM) : 

Donna Karan said something about this: new collections are presented too early in fashion shows giving the high street far too much time to copy the designers; new collections hit the shelves too early.

She is right, & so are you.


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:46 PM) : 



Blogger Pictures on Page said ... (3:47 PM) : 

I love that it looks like she is walking around wrapped in a blanket. Nice color scheme--navy, black, with a touch of red.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:47 PM) : 

3 words Scott--LA BOO TAN....great shot !!


Anonymous Jamie said ... (3:47 PM) : 

These aren't in stores (that I know of), but they might be perfect for you...

They have an open forefinger and thumb for ease of use with electronic devices.

Love that shot btw, it is like being in a snowglobe outside today.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:48 PM) : 

thank you! and here I thought it was just me bc i'm not in the fashion industry! i tried to find slippers last week...only to be greeted by bathing suits...when its 40 degrees where i am. no, my winter coat, scarf, and hat did not come off to try on bathing suits :P
p.s. love your blog, keep up the great work!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:49 PM) : 

I was in the same predicament and discovered that Paul Stuart on Madison has lots of gloves!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:53 PM) : 

The same happened to me last week. It's the middle of winter in New York and no winter accessories to be found!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:54 PM) : 

p.s. I can't believe she's walking around in stilettos. I'm wearing boots and I still slipped and fell this morning on my way to class!


Blogger PunkiMeowMeow said ... (3:56 PM) : 

I just love the simplicity of the photo with that POP of red from her Christian Loubotin pumps :)


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:56 PM) : 

it's like seeing easter eggs on the shelves the week after christmas!
I love this shot by the way, the red sole of the louboutin's is gorgeous. H


Blogger Hannah said ... (3:59 PM) : 

oh my god i wish i had looked this classy today... damn it was cold.

i feel your pain - i can't even find a hat. not even a beret. and hats are for all seasons!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:59 PM) : 

How... how can see walk in the snow with those heels??? Some days ago I've fallen to the ground and I was wearing flat mountain-boots... I envy her...


Anonymous FierceObjection said ... (4:01 PM) : 

This image says everything that needs to be said about New York in the winter. Adore.


Anonymous sanmiguelense said ... (4:03 PM) : 

This is a source of constant annoyance, no winter clothes in the stores when you need something new to perk you up because there are still a few more months of winter!


Blogger KÍA said ... (4:05 PM) : 

Love the photo from a-z


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:05 PM) : 

We must be crazy...



Blogger Valerie said ... (4:09 PM) : 

it nuts out there, spring resort clothing are out and unless we leave New York for warm weather then no point searching for gloves... this is the downfall for fashionweek the weather. heading to the tent tonight to see tibi and
Toni Francesc. hope the snow don't kill me


Blogger m said ... (4:11 PM) : 

Heart Louboutins. Bloomie's was having a sale on their gloves over the weekend so there might be something left...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:11 PM) : 

I totally agree.
This photo is beautiful!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:12 PM) : 

Jack's 99 cent store on 32nd, between 6th and 7th, sell black fleece gloves for 99 cents. Shocking I know! I loose like 10 prs of gloves by the time Spring rolls in so couple of years ago, I wised up and bought 15 prs at Jack's. It's very warm and it's black and 99 cents each. Can't go wrong with that!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:13 PM) : 

yes! i totally agree. there's a great opportunity for some enterprising retailer to open a shop that sells clothing for the season that we're actually in! novel idea, huh?

p.s. lovely photo ...


Blogger cleo said ... (4:15 PM) : 

she looks so stylish with that popping red:)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:16 PM) : 

you are preaching to the choir. so true...what can be done?


Blogger The Little Ray of Sunshine said ... (4:19 PM) : 

this photo amazing
very very beautiful


Anonymous Christopher said ... (4:19 PM) : 

Jack Spade has some nice ones right now actually.


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:20 PM) : 

i always wondered the same about new york. it is laughable that you cant get what you need when you need it. who needs spring in winter and winter in spring?

the lawyer fan


Blogger Nadine2point0 said ... (4:20 PM) : 

Very funny rant...ahhh you gotta love how merchandising and weather aren't always amicable.

I love this photograph. Is her skirt made of strips of leather? Sure looks like it.

Enjoy the shows Scott.


Blogger La Boss said ... (4:24 PM) : 

I love the colors and the feeling of length in this photo.


Blogger janelle said ... (4:28 PM) : 

I think Diane VonFurstenburg was saying something about the availability not meeting the needs of the customer and subsequently everyone suffers.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:40 PM) : 

Scott you are totally correct.. What is wrong with system...

I went shopping last week as well, and its been cold in SF... all the shops were filled with leftover sales rack of winter goodies and all the regular priced merchandise was for spring/summer...

knowing SF we still got a few more months of cold/moderate weather...

whats going on with the shops and there buyers? its like they have gotten rid of all of there fall stuff already and expect us to buy shorts and tee's from now on...

as a former buyer, shed some light on how these buyer's buy...

thats another problem with fashion nowadays, buyers are terrible for most of the stores... just terrible...


Blogger Laura said ... (4:41 PM) : 

I's really too cold!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:41 PM) : 

It's the same problem if you want to buy a bathing suit in the summer. All winter clothes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:41 PM) : 

Retailers have had a pretty heavy winter, and most of the east coast storms so far this year were record breakers. Every single person in the country at some point or another had to invest in winter gear that may have never had to do so before. It's a simple matter of supply and demand. People are not going to go out and buy winter gear in March so they have to prepare ahead of time - their orders are done well before winter, so it's hard to estimate the fact that most of the east coast would see 50+ inches of snow - not seen since the 1800's!!


Blogger Mack said ... (4:44 PM) : 

the key is to shop in the little corner stores. yesterday i went everywhere from bloomingdale's and macy's to h&m trying to find gloves and we finally found a bodega with hundreds of pairs for sale right outside the subway. try the guys who sell luggage on 14th near 7th.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:46 PM) : 

Barneys on Madison has some beautiful cashmere-lined leather gloves on sale right now.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:47 PM) : 

Callous bastard here once again, sorry Scott.

"...and yet, I can't by a pair of gloves in New York City."


Love ya, again!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:50 PM) : 


609-611 Madison Avenue
10022 New York, New York (USA)
Shop: 001 212 3195946

They specialise in gloves. Best Italian gloves as far as I am concerned!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:52 PM) : 

That's funny... In LA it's a warm sunny day that you actually do want to go out and buy some cool shorts to wear out and about.


Blogger EWP said ... (4:53 PM) : 

I HATE that. It's snowing in Chicago and yet I can't find a pair of boots to save my life. Things like gloves and boots should absolutely be available as long as the weather calls for them. Sheer ridiculousness.


Blogger blackbird said ... (4:57 PM) : 

Dave's Army Navy on 6th.


Blogger Aimée said ... (4:58 PM) : 

That's the way it is folks. Unfortunately if we didn't buy our gloves from september to december...we lost our chance. No more gloves.
Now it's the time to go to the shops and check out tropical bikinis,lovely shorts and edgy sandals!
I live in the center of Spain. 2 degrees (celsius) maximum temperature today. Minimum -2. Raining all day long. Yep, that's Spain in the winter...maybe tomorrow I'll go to buy one of those bikinis.Totally in the mood.


Anonymous Pickles & Coffee said ... (5:00 PM) : 

todays snow and my lack of free hands was super frustrating, i had wet toes, a wet suit on a hanger, however, i did have a pair of dollar gloves so my hands were warm... saw you at the ifb didnt get a chance to say hi.. love your work


Blogger 82Brute said ... (5:00 PM) : 

This is such pure and perfect poetry. An enduring and defining image. Thank you.


Blogger Looks and Books said ... (5:02 PM) : 

I faced a similar issue this weekend when my coat was taken from a bar in the West Village! I was visiting from Boston and had to wear one of my boyfriend's old coats around town because I couldn't find any decent coats in the entire city.


Blogger Ted said ... (5:03 PM) : 

I love that photo... classic red Loub soles always look best with all black!
p.s. Saks always has nice men's gloves year-round


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:04 PM) : 

I mean, the system that you helped created? You should have the answer to that.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:09 PM) : 

Love this photo. What a moment in live. Thank you for all your beautifull photos on this blog.
K_line Lisbon


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:10 PM) : 

I know exactly what you mean, if you run out of winter clothes anywhere after december, you are screwed.
I hate it.
I do love this picture, though, especially the lady in the distance, she kinda looks like she could be dressed in a 20's attire, complete with a cloche and long gloves.


Blogger KL said ... (5:15 PM) : 

Our Lady of the Snows, I love it. Seriously though, department store mens' counters don't have gloves right now? If that's true, there really is something wrong with the system.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:19 PM) : 

Great photo(grapher)!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:21 PM) : 

Fine men's gloves by Dents at Freemans Sporting Club on Rivington.


Anonymous Phoenix said ... (5:23 PM) : 

I totally sympathise!!!

I live in London and we've been experiencing the same inclement weather as NY.

I tried to replenish my long sleeved polos mid January and the sales girl in Ralph Lauren said they would'nt have any more in until next year!!!!.... but they did have some short sleeves in just in time for the spring.... & i'm like...It's minus 7 Celsius!!!
Has the World and Ralph Lauren gone MAD?!!!!


Blogger Red Shoes said ... (5:27 PM) : 

I'd love a copy of this photo on my wall.


Blogger Jessica said ... (5:29 PM) : 

Go into any given Tourist shop and you can get some with little Statue of Liberty's of Apples on them!! Very chic!

The last time I was in the city, it was supposed to be warm and we went to the financial district (should've known better) it was windy of course, and freezing..had to stop at a tourist vendor and me and my 5 girlfriends all bought matching grey sweatshirts!!
Super cheesy tourist feeling, but now I totally love the memory that hoodie gives me!


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (5:29 PM) : 

I love back-photo's.


Anonymous Grace said ... (5:29 PM) : 

Scott, you've outdone yourself with this photo.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:43 PM) : 

i just bought 2 pairs of lambskin gloves at daffy's herald square the other day...for a mere $23 each. they may be off-season according to the fashion industry, but that translated into a great deal for me at just the time they were needed!


Blogger Gary said ... (5:44 PM) : 

Thank you for this admirable photo. For me, perfection. The colors are amazing, the snow is like a fairytail, the silhouette is like a dream, the atmosphere is magic. I'm filled with wonder.


Blogger ben614 said ... (5:50 PM) : 

well thats just a beautiful picture is what that is


Blogger moreskinnydays said ... (5:50 PM) : 

We're even more messed up in Los Angeles because our seasons run late. It's cold and foggy in June and beautiful and warm in October. The up side to this is that when you do want shorts in July, they're on sale. Also, I am looking at the fall RTW fashion shows, knowing that if I buy something fallish now, I can wear it until July.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:54 PM) : 

I just saw this photo on greedy girl. the shoes make it perfect. one of my favourite shots from this site.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:55 PM) : 

This is where mom-and-pop shops should be thriving against department stores and other big chains that operate from faraway corporations using spreadsheets: by keeping seasonal items on the streets through the season!

For instance, in Austin, TX, where river-tubing is the most popular thing to do from May through September, they yank ALL summer stuff off the shelves after July 4 in preparation for back-to-school clothes. Never mind if you need another bathing suit, new tube or anything summery. Now it's freezing and the stores are selling spring clothes when no one has enough warm clothes. I don't know why smaller retailers don't fill this niche!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:57 PM) : 

Hate to say it, but Century 21 may be your best bet. I was there two weeks ago and they had amazing leather and cashmere gloves on sale for around the $100 mark.


Anonymous chicprof said ... (5:59 PM) : 

I tried to buy a pair of shorts at the height of summer, in July. I was outta luck. They had some nice gloves for sale, though...


Blogger Prutha Raithatha said ... (5:59 PM) : 

hehehe...and ive been looking for leather shorts in nyc and cant find a cheap pair


Blogger Christina said ... (5:59 PM) : 

Sucks about the gloves, but that picture is kick-ass. Nice Louboutin's...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:02 PM) : 

Wow! Women and Fashion


Blogger Ivan McK said ... (6:03 PM) : 

I think that is THE worst thing about how merchandising is done. I hate it every time I go to the malls in Feb-March. Why do you have Bermuda shorts out when I still need a scarf? It's Michigan, for chrissakes!!! ARGH!!!

...but on the plus side, all of the winter wear is on sale :-)



Blogger seanjonesfoto said ... (6:09 PM) : 

beautiful photograph, as usual... i love the splash of brilliant red on the bottoms of her shoes...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:13 PM) : 

I totally agree too, here in netherlands is full of snow, but I just see spring wear in the shops! you can't find even a sweater!! crazy... simply crazy


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:14 PM) : 

Now you know what it feels like to live in northern cities. Here in Montreal, the spring/summer merchandise in stores is almost 4 months early... so depressing


Anonymous Ralph E. said ... (6:19 PM) : 

I was actually looking for a pair a patent leather gloves the other day, but I couldn’t find a pair anywhere. Does anyone know where one could find a pair?


Blogger Goretti Paixão said ... (6:20 PM) : 

Possibly my favourite picture ever.


Blogger Pearl Westwood said ... (6:20 PM) : 

Fabulous no matter what the weather! I feel your pain Scott, it is Feb, it is snowing and the Chloe sandals I want have already sold out!!! Madness!!


Blogger GK said ... (6:20 PM) : 

This shot is incredible, the red bottoms are so vivid.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:21 PM) : 

I agree. I went looking for a wool hat today and they're all gone.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:22 PM) : 

Brilliant picture. I love the way the red soles peek out, really brightens the whole picture. Rather lovely.

Speaking of lovely I saw Garance on the video & Vogue made of bloggers of America, and she looked gorgeous! xx


Anonymous Catherine said ... (6:27 PM) : 

I had the EXACT same problem last week when we were hit with a snowstorm in Texas - not to mention the temperatures have not risen above freezing in months. My boyfriend got a ridiculously long rant from me regarding the silliness of fashion seasons being way too premature.

I don't even want to think about bathing suits... I JUST NEED TO REPLACE MY GLOVES!!


Blogger Sarah said ... (6:28 PM) : 

Ah... one year I had to frantically search every store in town to find gloves, a hat, long underwear, etc. because I didn't own any of those things and was heading to a snowstorm. But, we lived in Arizona and it was January. Last year - no snow boots in my size by December 1st! What the..?!

Why on earth do you not want to buy bathing suits and shorts right now? I mean, really.


Blogger P.Gaye Tapp at Little Augury said ... (6:29 PM) : 

snow makes the most beautiful pictures, and yes there is something terribly wrong that ones fingers must freeze in Feb, especially yours.


Blogger Ljubica said ... (6:29 PM) : 

I've always hated that about this time of year - it's freezing outside and yet i'm being lured into buying tank tops, bikinis and short shorts that you won't be able to wear in the next 5 months unless you book yourself a one way ticket down south


Blogger Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said ... (6:39 PM) : 

what a lovely photo, i love how the louboutins are glowing!


Blogger Suzy Wu said ... (6:43 PM) : 

what a mesmerizing photo..... <3


Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (6:44 PM) : 

Thanks for catching that I wrote "by" instead of "buy"

My fingers were too cold to type right.


Blogger Charlie said ... (6:45 PM) : 


I wound up in Denver late one March to attend an unexpected funeral. on my way from one coast to the other

it was so snowy & cold and I had nothing nice & warm to wear; shopping and trying to find a suitable coat was ridiculous. I wound up buying a cheap pashmina from a cart


Anonymous deluxe-lifestyle said ... (6:47 PM) : 

Once in a week, I just check your blog, and I never stop wondering about it. Maybe one day, you'll publish an album + a book.I will be the first buyer.


Anonymous Dejana from said ... (6:49 PM) : 

you can order these Olympics gloves, everyone in Toronto's wearing them :)


Blogger bonjourmichael said ... (6:51 PM) : 

Sorry for being such a Grammar Nazi (this is the self-proclaimed callous bastard) but they just catch my eyes sometimes. On a more relevant note, I've only just begun to follow your blog and really appreciate what you are bringing to the table. This photograph is amazing and shows the extreme lengths that humans are capable of going to in order to remain looking "fashionable." Tights and heels in a blizzard? Kudos.


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:54 PM) : 

Love the shot - and the look.

If little red riding hood grew up and moved to NYC...


Anonymous Coco said ... (7:02 PM) : 

Go to Saks! They carry Italian leather gloves lined with cashmere.


Blogger Ashley Reese said ... (7:02 PM) : 

Beautiful photo. I don't get how people can walk in that weather with those shoes on though. It's asking for a broken ankle.


Blogger abigail said ... (7:03 PM) : 

tried to buy pants for skiing this past weekend and was told, "skiing season is over." in February. when it was 20º and snowing outside.

The system is screwy.


Blogger Liz said ... (7:09 PM) : 

I know exactly what you mean! It was freezing all of January and I couldn't find earmuffs anywhere! Little did I know, a little trip to Williamsburg solved my problem. Found in a little boutique. You should try! Good luck!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:21 PM) : 

She looks great even if not dressed for the weather. Maybe she got caught by surprise? There's something Ukiyo-e about this photo...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:22 PM) : 

Don't forget chinatown, not every vendor down there is trying to sell knock offs or even so called name brand!
As far as fall clothes shown the previous spring and vice versa, its ridiculous but its the status quo, and people do buy it up because most of the cute clothes for spring are gone after late March!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:23 PM) : 

How do you think we feel in Los Angeles when it's 87 degrees and the shop are all pushing down parkas? The Polo Store looks like it belongs in Bangor Maine, trying to sell me five layers of wool. Palm trees, palm trees.


Blogger renata said ... (7:24 PM) : 

i agree... its hard to find some nice gloves to buy. i had the same problem a month ago and the stores already had springs clothes. got at jcrew. try to buy online.


Anonymous Gene Wicker Jr said ... (7:25 PM) : 

The red sole shoes make this shot for me. Such a great photograph... a brave woman for wearing those heels in that kind of weather.


Blogger Mónica said ... (7:26 PM) : 

Same thing happens in London!
It's ridiculous...



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:30 PM) : 

Kudos also to wearing vertiginous Louboutins in that weather!


Blogger Sandra said ... (7:34 PM) : 

the shoes complete the outfit.
love it.


Blogger lintmag said ... (7:36 PM) : 

If you sold a print of this photo, I would be the first to buy one - it is just stunningly beautiful!


Blogger diane said ... (7:38 PM) : 

This is the best time of year to get winter clearance.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:54 PM) : 

This photo is so beautiful. Proves nothing will stop real NYC glamour.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:59 PM) : 

I wish I could find shorts! It seems that California is stuck with all the winter clothes when here it's summer weather. How ironic.


Blogger Marixxa said ... (8:03 PM) : 

nice shot! love her heels!


Blogger glgn said ... (8:06 PM) : 

use ur old pair


Blogger lucitebox said ... (8:09 PM) : 

I go through this nearly every year because I wear out my winter goods. I'm a dog walker on the street everyday and in Chicago winter. I'm shoving the stuff in pockets, messenger bag, etc. By Feb., my stuff looks ragged. Right now, I want more than anything to buy a new winter hat that I like, but I won't be able to buy one until July! That's the other issue--who buys winter gear during Summer?!

Fab photo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:13 PM) : 

So true but the same can be said of summer. Ever try and buy a swim suit in august?


Blogger CW said ... (8:13 PM) : 

An interesting chador.

In a pinch, get gloves at one of the shops in GCT, or insulated work gloves from a hardware store.


Anonymous Kari said ... (8:14 PM) : 

Ha Marie, NYC in Louboutins... not the worst "beaten path" a girl could come across.


Blogger Crystal said ... (8:16 PM) : 

I learned this the hard way two years ago when I lost my gloves in February and couldn't find a pair in any of the stores. I made it a point this and last year to buy an extra pair at the beginning of the season just in case!

But if you can wait a day or two there is always online. :)


Blogger BobKentNoVa said ... (8:31 PM) : 

Scott, If you can make do with utilitarian-but-warm gloves, try a hardware store or an Army/Navy surplus store. The seasonality of their merchandise stock is more in synch with reality than that of traditional clothing retailers.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:36 PM) : 

What a fantastical, beautiful, mysterious, mystical photo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:36 PM) : 

well...why don't you go to a gloves store???
Sermoneta on Madison Ave may be??!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:38 PM) : 

dont u wanna travel to asia and take picture of asian people in their own fashion style? i love your pictures and i bought your book yesterday. if you come to asia do drop by in Sabah (Malaysia) =)

anyways...hope to see more of renata molho...her looks is my inspiration to look forward


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:40 PM) : 

i agree completely. i have lost all my scarves since christmas and cannot for the life of me find a worth while one in stores anywhere!


Blogger EQUINOX said ... (8:45 PM) : 

dunhill 60% off holla


Blogger My So Called Life said ... (8:53 PM) : 

This has happened to me as well whit not being able to fund gloves, but that's why people made pockets. Besides, who cares about gloves with shoes like these which make the outfit pop.


Blogger My So Called Life said ... (8:54 PM) : 

This has happened to me as well whit not being able to fund gloves, but that's why people made pockets. Besides, who cares about gloves with shoes like these which make the outfit pop.


Blogger patranila said ... (8:54 PM) : 

Amen brother!! It's time to do away with this antiquated retail system that doesn't serve our needs.


Blogger julie opotiki new zealand said ... (8:59 PM) : 

come to New Zealand it's summer and the sea temp perfect for swimming....I love the red soles on the shoes gorgeous :>)


Blogger Dana said ... (9:01 PM) : 

Those shoes are amazing. The red soles pop so much in this picture. Beautiful!


Blogger Brummagem Joe said ... (9:02 PM) : 

Try BB....they had plenty on Friday last!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:22 PM) : 

I thought u were following Garance recomendation. Why do u need new ones?


Blogger Emelie - C'est LA vie said ... (9:36 PM) : 

Oh man, that is one beautiful shot. I guess Louboutins can brighten any day :)


Blogger Unknown said ... (9:47 PM) : 

I hate how everywhere you look stores are pushing spring merchandise so much. It's ridiculous. But if you look hard enough most winter stuff is on sale now. At least that's what happened to me!

That being said, this image has great iconic potential. I love everything about it. Whoever she is, she's got major style.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:47 PM) : 

Well said. I work in retail and it's nuts! One cannot appreciate the season we are living right now as it is: You must buy winter gloves in August and shorts in February. NON SENSE!!!!! How not to leave your gloves around? Well, take mental notes: I memorize my belongs and my actions as stickies in my mind. It works! I use to leave everything everywhere until the day I left my front door OPEN! Never again! I swore memorize my actions and since then, I haven't lost a thing!!!! The human brain is quite a marvel!


Blogger lenmeister said ... (9:51 PM) : 

What happened to your old gloves Sart? I remember you saying that you hope you gloves look like Mr Luciano Barbera's gloves in on of your pics of him? In any case you, Daffy's is always a good pic for some stylish, quality men accessories such as gloves. I'm not sure Barneys warehouse sale has any, was there and don't remember seeing any. Just sharing


Blogger Oksana said ... (10:19 PM) : 

Wow, wow, wow. Such a stunning photograph in terms of both fashion and technique.

You know, you could buy hand-knit gloves on etsy. There are a lot of beautiful, well-made pieces to choose from : )


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:25 PM) : 

Because the world it's completly crazy!!!!! Congratulations!!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:28 PM) : 

Being in the fashion world this whole topic has come up several times in the office! It is all setup for back in the day when wealthy people took cruises to escape the cold they go buy cruise wear and spring wear but GOD those times are so OLD! Liz Claiborne has hired weather teams to determine when items should be out to sell but its going be a awhile till all catch on to something like this? It so needs to be brought up to the council of fashion God's or very higher ups of all?? Good-luck its shorts and tees time! Come to Florida were wearing it now!


Anonymous John Taylor said ... (10:31 PM) : 

Absolutely love this photo! (and commiserate on the gloves)


Anonymous Kal said ... (10:34 PM) : 

agreed! i live in MINNESOTA, lost my gloves, and can't find replacements for the life of me.

on a related note -- target has stopped selling sweatpants as well. since when are sweatpants seasonal??


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:39 PM) : 

Great! I tried to buy gloves last week after work - thought it would be a quick task. I was just going for something cheap, just to get me home. I even tried CVS - nothing! I couldn't even find gardening gloves, believe me I tried.


Blogger Samantha said ... (10:47 PM) : 

This. Is. Gorgeous.

I lived it up in the snow all day today (i'm only an hour from you!) but I bundled up in tights and a sweater... the red on my feet was only my hunters, no Louboutins.

Borrowed this for my blog because I love it so much. Great job, keep it up!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:58 PM) : 

Oy my goodness... brilliant photo !


Anonymous Carol said ... (11:06 PM) : 

Is it safe to wear stilettos in that weather?

And yes, what about when you want to travel overseas and the only shop you can buy a coat at is some mountain climbing shop because it's the middle of the Summer? That's the experience I've had here in Australia. I know, limited floor space, etc. just sayin'.


Blogger Natalie said ... (11:15 PM) : 

Bugger the gloves - that photograph is amazing. A favourite.


Blogger said ... (11:19 PM) : 

Yes, it's deeply unfair that losing a glove at this time of year means having one cold hand tucked into a pocket or under one's thigh while driving right until April. I've learned to keep a decent-looking pair of gloves in reserve every year.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:30 PM) : 

That is a such a good photo. Love the red in your heels.


Blogger aaryn b. said ... (11:31 PM) : 

This could very possibly be The Best Picture Ever.


Blogger stephanie_press said ... (11:32 PM) : 

What a shot!


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