Friday, May 29, 2009

Summer's In!

New Hyden Yoo, Quail, & Eskell on the floor NOW!!!

Fashion vices. Recession prices.

photo: Collin Tunstall

Where are the Wild Things?

The guys behind the Ivy—Jared Flint, Mike Towsend, and Steve Rojas are bringing Chloe out east. This summer, you’ll be able to party with the wild things at the Solé East hotel in Montauk. That is, if you received your invitation. So check your email and maybe we’ll see ya there. If not—hey, theres always next summer?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bliss Lau on Refinery 29

Bliss Lau body accessories covered on Refinery 29. Click link for more pictures and info.

Prepare to be Devotted

Shoes that are beautiful, comfortable, and affordably priced are such a rarity that when we found something this perfect, we knew we had to make them available at INVEN.TORY. Nancy Kim, the design force behind Devotte, believes in the importance of comfort, without sacrificing style when designing her beautifully crafted footwear. The New York City native knows the value of fashionable, wearable shoes that can easily be transitioned from day to night. Nancy was kind enough to answer some questions for INVEN.TORY about her designs, favorite trends, and what it feels like to be a Brooklyn-based designer. Stay tuned for pictures of Devottes’ newest collection and when it will be available exclusively at INVEN.TORY.

INVEN.TORY: How is it being a designer in Brooklyn? Does it give you any kind of advantage or do you feel more like a red-headed step child?

Nancy Kim: I think there are more advantages being Brooklyn based, there is so much going on here. I was born in Brooklyn and lived in Manhattan for many years before making the move back. It felt like I was discovering a new city. I have lived in San Francisco and London before coming back to what feels like home. In my opinion, NYC is the best city in the world.

Where do you do your production, local or overseas? Is this something that is important to you or not so much?

The production is done in Brazil and Portugal. This is important for shoe manufacturing as the quality is superior. Of course, if there are local artisans that can do the same quality and volume necessary, I would be open to supporting the local economy.

When did you start designing? Have you always designed footwear or have you designed anything else?

I started to design footwear about 5 years ago. I have designed ready to wear before that.

What kind of work did you do before prior to Devotte?

My background is primarily in sales and retail. It was a great education to interact with buyers and consumers before starting Devotte.

Designing footwear must be somewhat repetitive. Do you ever get sick of your designs?

I try to get inspiration from my surroundings and though it may seem repetitive, I try to make each design its own unique statement that weaves together style and wearability.

What was your inspiration for the spring/summer 09 collection?

The colors of Egypt with a touch of disco. Think Studio 54 meets King Tut.

Regarding your own design, what are you most proud of?

I am just grateful to be doing what I am doing.

Favorite trend right now?

Baggy trousers; they are comfortable and you can wear them with your heels or flats.

Where can your collection be found?

INVEN.TORY! You can also view the whole collection on

Monday, May 25, 2009

Meet Brantley Gutierrez

Brantley Gutierrez, a photographer and close friend of INVEN.TORY, has directed two videos that we'd like to share with you. The first, a homecoming for Patrick Wolf, and the second is a closer look at Band of Horses. Enjoy!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Pics of Very Metal Shopping Event

A special thank you to Jenn Murray for creating such an awesome line. New Very Metal items are at INVEN.TORY now. For more pictures, please visit our Facebook page.

Summer Slip Dress at INVEN.TORY

photo: Collin Tunstall

INVEN.TORY Summer Deals

photos: Collin Tunstall


photo: Collin Tunstall

Pretty Boy

photo: Collin Tunstall

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Final: Ivy at Chole

To commemorate the final Ivy at Chloe, we’ve put together some pictures from past parties. Because all good things must come to an end…

Monday, May 18, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Lights Camera Fashion - INVEN.TORY

Marie Claire's Sergio & Jeremy stop by INVEN.TORY for some serious shopping. See their successful trip and the pieces they chose here.

Sneak Peak - Very Metal Collection

As promised, pictures from the Very Metal collection. More can be seen on our Facebook page. 75+ pieces will be available for sale on Tuesday, May 19th from 6-9 PM.

How'd you Guess? We Love Hot Chicks on Bikes...

Monday, May 11, 2009

Audrey & Ryders Engagement Party

See below for some pictures from the party, which had some very influential fashion names in attendance. Of course, who would have expected anything else?

Happy Birthday Asia


Very Metal Collection Party at INVEN.TORY

Join INVEN.TORY and some of our favorite shoppers at the Very Metal shopping event on Tuesday, May 19 from 6 – 9 PM. You'll find reworked denim, t-shirts, shoes, and accessories, all recycled and cool again. A limited number of pieces are available so come early to shop and drink beer.

Collection includes men's & women's handmade clothing that has been bleached, slashed, spiked and studded. Lots of reworked denim, t-shirts, shoes and accessories...

Includes some very cool denim jackets, vests, shorts, men's plaid & flannel shirts, dip dyed chambray shirts, shoes from Panama, accessories, & tops, tunics, & dresses for girls.

Pictures coming soon!!

INVEN.TORY is located at 237 Lafayette Street. For more info please email

Shop Talk at INVEN.TORY - The Fader

INVEN.TORY's own Kat Berkery can be seen on The Fader, talking about the brands we carry, the store, and how it all came to be. Click here to view.

In Case you Missed It...

Our Betty & Archie Vintage shopping event on Friday was a great time. With some of our favorite people, wine, and vintage clothes, how could it not be? See below for some pictures, and find more on our Facebook page.