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Molto Bene Marni

04.02.15

What we always love about Marni is Consuelo Castiglioni’s signature quirky Italian decadence, that unique balance of telltale prints, bold shapes and offbeat cuts. That said, what we really love about this new selection of Marni jewelry is the surprise of such unexpectedly sleek materials and streamlined designs, making them wonderfully understated statement pieces.


Casting Shade

03.23.15

That's right, we have a veritable casting call of truly spectacular specs in store:  Vintage YSL, The Row, Tom Ford, Rebecca Minkoff, and Cutler & Gross just to name a few.  Each and every pair is sure to give you a a whole new and entirely stylish perspective for the warm weather ahead!


Window Dressing

12.08.14

A perfect example of what we try to achieve with all our weekly window displays: a mix of classic pieces and our newest designer items in-store, as well as a variety of colors, patterns, fabrics, shapes and price points. In this case, on the right, there’s a Zara top paired with gray leather pants and a Balmain crossbody. In the middle, a fabulous Kenzo jacket thrown over a T Alexander Wang jumpsuit. And on the left, to complete the picture, a vintage floral dress that is anything but a shrinking violet.


Red Is the New Black

12.03.14

Listen, we live in black boots every day from November through March. Which is exactly why we will be the first to admit that sometimes you gotta shake things up, because change is good and variety is the spice of life, right? So we plan on beating the winter blues with a healthy dose of red, ruby and burgundy suede and leather boots like these beauties from Zara, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga and Joie.


Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe—Mo’ Louis, that is!

11.22.14

LV addicts, you know who you are—come on, everyone knows who you are. And we all know the first step to recovery is admitting you’re powerless—who could blame you with this bevy of French beauties in the offering? So what’s your poison, a punchy color block or classic neutral print? Super weekender or slim wallet? Well, we will be more than happy to show them all off to you, pull them all off the shelves for you to inspect, ogle, model, covet, or, hopefully, even bring a few home with you!


Proenza Schouler on the Racks!

10.23.14

Serious beauties currently with super sale prices.  Mainly petite sizes.  Do come visit!


Chanel Mademoiselle

09.30.14

Come on, even in January, how can you possibly look at our beautiful model without singing, My cherie amour, lovely as a summer day . . .! Seriously, no matter what the temperature, prim and proper never looked so young and fresh as this gorgeous vintage Chanel jacket/dress in peacock-green colored taffeta. 


Coat Tales

09.23.14

Truly in a class of their own, this jaw-dropping selection of coats include an outrageous Neiman Marcus embroidered black velvet and fox-fur-collared beauty from Alice + Olivia (top row). Then we have a limited edition geometric Missoni (literally 15/100) and dazzling red Claude Montana (bottom row). 


United Colors of Ampersand

09.23.14 For those who believe in thinking globally, shopping locally and dressing stylishly (which pretty much describes our customers!), we suggest pairing these fabulously chic Hermès kerchiefs and eye-catching vegan clutches. 

Louis! Louis!

09.23.14

Très mignonmais non? It's like a Louis Vuitton nesting doll! Seriously, we have just about every size and style of Louis Vuitton clutch/purse/wallet your Francophile heart could want--especially if what your heart most desires is an entire collection. In which case, we'll happily pack them one inside the other for you to carry out in that one stellar purse with the soft nude-colored tan leather handle sewn with corded braiding. 


Color Blocked

09.23.14

We say in with the old and in with the new.  So let's get the party started and ring in 2014 with these vintage funkadelic Dolce & Gabbana suede pants and dynamite Loeffler Randall boots! Color blocking to the extreme!


Schiaparelli at Ampersand

09.23.14

 Always such a treat when we get in anything Schiaparelli at Ampersand!

 


A Bill Blass from the Past

09.23.14

Another of our favorite 2013 Best Female Leads in a blog post . . . Bill Blass stood for class, and his iconic brand of all-out American glamour doesn't get much dreamier than this diaphanous feather-weight layered silk gown with outrageous ostrich feather neckline! Wowza is right! You want to be a tough act to follow on the red carpet, this is just once of many one-of-a-kind gowns we've got in store with you in mind.  


McQueen of Hearts

09.18.14

Calling this bejeweled purple and gold heart-shaped Alexander McQueen skull ring "fierce" might very well be our first great understatement of the year, but hey, let's get 2014 started! Because that's one fierce McQueen ring paired with a fine Rudi Gernreich vintage scarf. 


Dolce & Gabbana Doubletake

09.18.14

The long hot days of summer just got that much hotter, catching sight of this amazing Dolce & Gabbana stretch dress with lace panel out of the corner of our eye. Really, can you blame that guy for staring? 


Hermes

09.18.14

Delicate, feminine and simple: three bangles in perfect harmony, because nothing spells chic quite like Hermès.


Let's Dance

09.18.14

Whether you prefer to salsa, tango, cha cha or boogie, we've got you covered with a truly fabulous selection of shiny wedges, pumps, stilettos, slingbacks and open-toe from the likes of Louboutin, Yves Saint Laurent, and Miu Miu sure to make you want to dance the night away.  It's like a sparkle party here at Ampersand!


Studly

09.18.14

We love the feminine take on the masculine detailing of this studded L'Agence sweater, Rebecca Minkoff cross-body purse and Giuseppe Zanotti ballet flats. Kinda Rosie the Riveter meets the Left Bank, mais non?