Saturday, December 27, 2008

Goodbye Sweet Dress

well it's time to go. I hate to leave you but I really must say goodbye sweet dress, goodbye.

By now, it's no secret ValStyle began partly as a vessel, an outlet through which we'd productively channel a severe addiction to fashion and style, a way to live vicariously through our clients and customers' purchases -- in addition to a a desire to offer quality, stylish merchandise at refereshingly affordable prices. It's also no secret that running a start-up can be the greatest challenge of one's life. The need to be everywhere at once sucks the joy out of shopping and shifts the pleasure point to the process of passing a great find from our closet to yours.

Earlier this month, we faced the bittersweet experience of shipping one of our favorite pieces to enter the closet to date: Prada's Resort 08 One Shoulder Silk Dress. A true beauty. A timeless investment that will span decades to come. The perfect inaugural ball gown. Congrats to the lucky Floridian who scored this gem at a fraction of the retail price!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

BupGrade Your Holiday.

While all the other retailers are losing their minds in markdown mayhem, trying to drive you crazy and broke along with them, ValStyle continues to make your life easy with pre-selected savings and style, at your service.
The editors at BupGrade got it right: ValStyle is your kind of shopping. Visit for the full story and a coupon code for additional savings at checkout.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Join Us On Fifth!

The economy is affecting everyone these days and we are all forced to scale back. If you're looking to get the most bang for your buck this holiday season, consider ValStyle as a place to look for gifts at 30-70% Off Retail.

Are you in New York this evening? Consider yourself invited. Come Join Us on Fifth!

The ValStyle Holiday Sale
hosted with Ameriprise Financial

Thursday Dec 11th, 2008
@ 530 5th Avenue, 16th Floor

Wine & Cheese will be served.
Please RSVP to

Shop 30-70% Off Retail, Mingle With the City's Finest Professionals!
Merchandise By:
Diane Von Furstenberg
Yves Saint Laurent
Plenty Frock by Tracy Reese
Joe's Jeans
Marc Jacobs
Citizens of Humanity
7 For All Mankind
Lewis Cho
Jill Stuart
See By Chloe
3.1 Phillip Lim
C & C California
DRU New York
& More!

*We will also be honoring our 20% Off party dresses priced $250 or more promotion currently running with The Fashion Bomb blog :)

All Are Welcome!

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Holiday is Here!

ValStyle is featured on today's Fashion Bomb (!) offering you the chance to get your holiday party dress on with savings on us.

And - just because we loved it so much - Olivia Palermo's Style Lesson on how to update your party look, from this month's Marie Claire. Enjoy!
'Buy a great oversize clutch that works for day or night. Keep double-sided tape in your bag to shorten a hem in a pinch. Mix hard and soft, masculine and feminine. Overdress rather than underdress. Forget red and green for the holiday season - too predicatable. Try platform heels, which look hot but put less stress on your arches when you're standing all night at a party. Play with hot pink. Pack baby powder to absorb oil from both your hair and face. Load up on heavy gold jewelry. Invest in a long winter coat for evenings so your bare legs aren't exposed.'

Monday, November 24, 2008

BLACK FRIDAY: Skip the Crowds and Join Us Online!

This Friday November 28th, The ValStyle Closet Goes On SALE!
>Starting 12:01 AM EST , visit for awesome discounts on merchandise you've been lusting after since their arrival!
>PLUS, we'll be emailing our favorite customers their very own personalized discount codes, so keep your eyes on your inbox

Who Needs Crowds When You Can Shop Online? Ready, Set, Click.

BUT WAIT - there's more. Are you a New Yorker looking to visit The Closet in person for even steeper BLACK FRIDAY deals? Email for more info!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Let Us Introduce You to Your Maker.

What on earth do we speak of? Why, Chanel, of course.
It all began when our one of our girlfriends (who just happens to be the BEST web designer ever!;) comped us into the annual Pier Show along the Hudson this past Saturday.

Like many of you out there, we're in no position to over indulge these days. Like our fellow citizens, now more than ever, we must make our purchases count....but with the entry fee waived and the venue right in our neighborhood, there was no twisting of the arm required. We would simply hold back; head straight to our friend's booth and right back home.


As soon as we walked in... there he was.

Virgil. Also known as the hottest ticket in town!

We looked to our right.
We looked to our left.
Ooooooooodles of Chanel.

Chanel, Chanel, everywhere!

We simply had to stop, in awe, and admire.

We got to chattin with Virgil and learned he began simply as a collector, a fan of of the impeccably designed creations. Then one day, he decided to start selling from his collection and the rest is history. Now, known for his taste, hard finds and pristine assortment, his highness is in demand.
Virgil is living proof that passion truly does lead to success in business and has generously extended his friendship to ValStyle.

So, all the lucky souls who haven't been too affected by our struggling economy, you just got even luckier. Looking for your next Chanel bag?

Be in touch. We can help. ValStyle LOVES Virgil. We'd be glad to make your introduction.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

ValStyle Does D.C.

This weekend, we're excited to visit our nation's capital - a fittingly timed trip as our fellow citizens usher a new American consciousness into Washington and our great country. We'll be celebrating with some of our very best girlfriends, networking at the Essence Young Women's Leadership Conference and sharing our wares with DC fashionistas at our signature shopping event Shop & Mingle. If you're in town, you're absolutely invited to join us! xoxo

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

We Can, We Did!

November 4th 2008, Barack Hussein Obama (pictured with David Gergen in September 2007) has been elected the 44th President of the United States of America. That is one thorough brotha. Half-man, half-amazing. History in the making!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Chanel Mobile Art Exhibit

Experience desire. Really. Tell me - when's the last time you shut out the rest of the world and surrendered all your senses to your innermost dreams....your hidden longings? Zaha Hadid and Karl Largerfeld's tribute to the ever classic Chanel 2.55 quilted chain purse will force you to do just that.

It is at once nomadic, curious, engaging, sexy.
You will leave transformed.
And more in love with the quintessential handbag than ever. If you live in New York City, I urge you to find a way to Rumsey Playfield before November 9th. If you don't have the time, make time! If you don't live here but can get to the city, get here! And if you really can't make it happen, experience as much as you can, vicariously through Amy Larocca.

The Exhibit is up until November 9, 2009 and is free and open to the public.
Visit for tickets, or take your chances and head for the stand-by line. Caveat: the line could be hours long as it was yesterday.....

...and, well, I'd rather spent that wait time Baracking the Vote! xo

Thursday, October 30, 2008

ValStyle Puts On For Your City

We're feeling more American than ever these days and we know you feel it too.

In an effort to reach out and connect with our fellow fashionistas in other great states of the US of A, we've designed the 'ValStyle Puts On For Your City' Coupon Series.

Coming soon to an inbox near you, ValStyle will randomly put your hood on with a coupon code to shop our Closet. And we'll give the backstory on the reason for the shoutout. Think of it as our *thank you note* for all the love you've shown us thus far.

The coupon series debuts soon, so be on the lookout.

Then put on for your city with ValStyle ;)

Monday, October 27, 2008

ValStyle to Visit Columbia!

New York's premiere personal shopping service brings its signature shopping event to busy graduate students at Columbia University!

Shop & Mingle COLUMBIA
Tuesday October 28th, 2008
12:30-2pm in Warren Hall
Amsterdam Ave between 115th and 116th streets
Room # 207

Shop designer merchandise for up to 60% off retail
Mingle with fellow students & chat with ValStyle CEO about entrepreneurship

Brands include:
Diane von Furstenberg
Jill Stuart
Marc by Marc Jacobs
James Jeans
J Brand
Juicy Couture
Loeffler Randall
Mike & Chris
M Missoni
Manolo Blahnik
Tory Burch
Lewis Cho
Catherine Malandrino
Tracy Reese
& more!

Visa/Mastercard/Amex/Paypal/Cash Accepted

ValStyle is "Manhattan Service" for busy professionals. We currently offer personal shopping by appointment, with our event sales and at We carry women's merchandise acquired directly from designers & fine retailers. Our clients and customers include media executives, retail buyers, teachers, graduate students, bankers, lawyers, fashion editors, fashionistas, stylists and other professionals with limited time.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

ValStyle Loves Lewis Cho!

We've been lovin' the line ever since we started offering their merchandise in Spring of 2007 and this weekend, you're invited to love along with us!

Saturday Oct 25th, ValStyle invites you to
Shop & Mingle LEWIS CHO

in the Upper West Side.

Shop F07 and S08 of the line for up to 50% off retail.

Mingle with the designers, Annie Lewis and Helen Cho
Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to for location information.

Lewis Cho is the creation of designers Annie Lewis and Helen Cho - both of whom previously designed for Anna Sui. Lewis, a Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising grad, and Cho, who studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, met at work and went on to collaborate on a variety of design projects. Their latest collaboration offers stylish, versatile pieces meant to be worn from season to season. Lewis Cho has been featured on the pages of Vogue, Lucky, and WWD.

Friday, October 3, 2008

We Goofed. Use Your Amex, Save On Us.

Have you seen something you loved on ValStyle Online but gave up on ordering because you couldn't use your American Express Card? :/

We would have done the same thing and we're terribly sorry. We've resolved the issue. Now we want to make it up to you.

Please accept our sincerest apologies by using your American Express with savings on us. From now through the end of the year, enter AMEX in the discount code box at checkout for 20% off your order.

Friday, September 19, 2008


and we're still recovering! Hence, it's taken so long to post...

Let us take you through our week:


When Socialite friend Malik "So Chic" Sterling mentioned he could use extra hands on the show he was producing, ValStyle was happy to loan out prized intern Teneke Noel.

It was quite a fashionable scene down in Chelsea.

Malik "So Chic" Sterling
Six Six Sick Member in Mischen

The show turned out to be the launch of avant garde line SAVANT started by designer Feng Feng Yeh who we learned was one of the original chicks behind the Tuesday party Six Six Sick at Happy Endings. The girls have since started a blog, which we perused and found rather interesting. (We fell in love with this post right here. That outfit is so sick!) Yeh has since left the group to work on SAVANT, and we don't blame her as she also holds a full-time job in sales at YSL.
Designer Feng Feng Yeh

How much do we at ValStyle love a multi-tasking woman? Let us count the ways.


A two hour wait at Colette x Gap's temporary boutique on Fifth Avenue forced us to miss this uber-exclusive giveaway at Bryant Park

but scored us a couple of the 50(!) Longchamp totes that were released in the US and only available also in Paris.

Our love affair continues. How else could we be up, dressed, full of coffee and on line at 7:20AM for the friends and family sale? Didn't help that it was publicized all over New York. We had to get our weight up for this event. With dreams of acquiring a Muse or Downtown bag and the perfect running mate in tow,

we were on this one. Not even a line of 50 ahead of us

nor the anxiety-laced line quickly building up behind us

or even a rickety operation of malfunctioning credit card machines and having to "leave purchases behind until phoned" could stop us.
Ladies and gents, we did not disappoint.

Check out our current offerings @ ValStyle Online, or set an appointment to visit The ValStyle Closet for much more.


Our lovely friend Ise White was hired to style the Stephen Burrows show and we couldn't have been happier to attend! We arrived just in time for the towering Andre Leon Talley to graze us on his flight upstairs, only to find him perched outside of the showroom by a bucket of single serving bottles of Piper Heidsieck we when got off the elevator. Prob not the best seat to wait in as an accidental spill caused him to leave before the show started :(
A bit of a bummer to see him go, but an exciting scene nonetheless - Miss Jay in the front row, countless magazine editors and the most pleasant run-in of the day - Norma, owner of Spoonbread Inc, who told us she used to model for Stephen Burrows! We surely stuck around, and it was marvelous. Our favorite look of the collection:

An eventful week by any measure!