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step.youR.GAME.UP…The city of New Orleans

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I was thoroughly shocked when I went into the New Orleans’ Saks today and saw the Dior Homme Spring ’09 sneakers [in the black and white colorway] on the 50% OFF RACK. So at the risk of getting kicked out of the store, I took this picture and hit up the other chief editor of the Urban Takeøut blog. After a brief discussion we came to the agreement that in any other major city above the Bible Belt, these bad boys would have been expeditiously “scooped.” But sadly, my hometown has never been really fashion forward, or fashion stationary for that matter.

STEP IT UP!

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July 22, 2009 at 7:19 pm

u|T|ø Endørses…Nitro:licious Shop

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Being one of the most-followed fashionistas in the blogosphere has its perks: access to exclusive events and shows, custom articles & samples of designer product lines BEFORE the official release, and the ever-coveted license to SHOP — whenever, wherever. So what happens when said fashionista, Wendy Lam, Editor-in-Chief of Nitro:licious, accrues SO MANY articles of clothing and accessories that closet-space becomes an issue?? Insert VIRTUAL YARD SALE.

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At the new Nitro:licious Shop, Wendy has opened up her closet for all Urban Graduettes to rummage through. Inside, you’ll find BRAND NEW or lightly-worn garments for RECESSION-FRIENDLY prices (I’m talking $75 for a denim Marc Jacobs jacket — here)!! The site is a gold mine; shoppers are getting fashion-tips from a world-renown stylist as they browse. Even further, this e-shop gives access to exclusive items that will surely add punch to any graduette’s wardrobe.

**Note: Please consider that Wendy is a size 6, XS or Small. Thus, her closet will reflect that. Purchase accordingly.

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July 22, 2009 at 10:06 am

The SmARTORIALIST: The Schuman Shøw

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Graduettes and Grads, the Sultan of Sartorialism Scott Schuman is finally putting all of his photographic work into one bound, street-inspired collection of the same name as his applauded website, THE SARTORIALIST.

The long-awaited book will come in paperback and a special hardcover edition, and will consist of 500 pages of his personally favorite photographs. The paperback will be significantly cheaper than the hardcover. “This was very important to me because as a photographer I wanted a beautiful book to showcase my images – but I didn’t want to do just another expensive coffee table book that would be too expensive for many of my readers.”

To launch the book there will be a “Sartorialust” pop-up shop in Barneys New York. So mark your calenders on August 12th for the US release of Scott Schuman’s masterpiece of the human fashion menagerie. The hardcover “Bespoke Edition” is available now on Amazon.com.

Check out more coverage from the man himself at http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/2009/01/sartorialist-book.html.

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July 21, 2009 at 1:09 am

u|T|o Pop Quiz: Rapper + Designer = Collab

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July 16, 2009 at 12:10 pm

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Texas Iconic Boot Returns

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Every region across the nation has their ICONIC shoe. Northeast — yall own Timbs (Wheat seems to be the standard). West — Vans & Chucks, (depending on if you Go Dumb or Jerk). And then there’s….the 3rd Coast — specifically TEXAS. They are responsible for the POLO BOOT, period. For those who are 3rd ward born and raised, but not in Texas anymore (i.e. The Urbane Epicurean), the re-release is scheduled for today, 7/16 [at David Z. – 556 Broadway (between Prince and Spring st.) New York, NY 10012] and tomorrow, 7/17, online. Grab a pair,  throw on some screw, and commence leeeeeanin’!

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July 16, 2009 at 11:03 am

The Urban Graduette: [Tear.it.Up]

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For all of you Urban Graduette fashionistas these rugged jeans are bringing back that classic baggy, but ultra sexy look. Unlike “ze Skinny Jean” these Pinkney Turner Jeans will leave a little mystery to your stylish frame. Make sure to note the torn cut outs throughout the jeans.

Wear them straight or cuffed and spice them up with these ASOS Leather Caged Gladiator Heeled Sandals!

Want a chance to win a pair of the Pinkney Turner Jeans? Enter the Parker Style Contest! Go to thestylesuite.com for more info.

– Chantay Davenport

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July 1, 2009 at 7:57 pm