flying into (and soon out of) Centre
A great product is
hitting this side of the Atlantic
and shortly thereafter the front
door of Centre (www.gotocentre.com)
at Mockingbird Station: Super Sunglasses. A tiny upstart Italian
optics label, Super Sunglasses is making big waves in the fashion
world after giving their unique spin on the ever-classic
Wayfarer. Crafted from high grade Italian acetate plastics and
featuring authentic Carl Zeiss lenses (www.zeiss.com/sports),
the frames come in a plethora of colors and the price is oh-so-nice
($120 - $160). Right now they have three silhouettes, with more on
the horizon and a variety of great collaborations.
Who's taking notice? Well, in the short time they
ve been around,
Super has landed in the best accounts around the world including
Colette, Corso Como (Milan), and if that's not a ringing endorsement
of cool, I don't know what is. As for the print media, their
credits include the likes of Vanity Fair, Nylon, WAD, GQ Style,
Glamour (Italy), DNF, i-D, and more (www.retrosuperfuture.com/gallery/press_07).
Beyond that, the
glasses have been seen resting on the noses of Kanye West (remember
the MTV VMA performance?), Devon Aoki, Thomas Bangalter (one-half of
French electro super-group Daft Punk).
Below is an image
of Centre's favorite style. To check out the SS07 photo shoot, visit
And for a small taste of the overall collection, click here:
Centre also has been invited to participate Feb. 7-8 in the Fashion
Institute Gallery's annual F.I.G. Finale Designer Sale (www.fashionindustrygallery.com).
Sponsored in part by another Mockingbird Station retailer,
Cymbidium, this popular event will play host to Centre
and other trendy boutique shops in Dallas as they sell top fashions
and accessories at up 75% off normal prices. So don't miss out on
and fabulous buys.
shaking things up at Counter Culture
Counter Culture (www.counterculturestore.com)
at Mockingbird Station
is coming on
strong this month, with 'Music Fridays' kicking off Feb. 1 and
continuing every Friday night from 8 - 10 p.m. Counter Culture is
giving local musicians/bands a venue to show off their talent, with
any genre of music (from Indie to Metal) welcome. Anyone who's
interested can call (214.414.1095) or stop by the store (5331 E.
Mockingbird Lane, #110) during business hours to sign up.
And on Feb. 6, hot UK band, Switches (www.myspace.com/weareswitches),
will be tuning up for their big opening act (for The Bravery) that
night at The Granada Theater with a special afternoon performance at
Counter Culture. So be there or be square.
In addition to Music Fridays, starting Feb. 1
also is featuring local artists of the month. An
extension of the 'Art' part of Counter Culture's "Art.Fashion.Lifestyle"
slogan, this program will spotlight a different local artist each
month, with artwork by said artist displayed in Counter Culture's
store as well as on its Web site.
All of this coincides with Counter Culture's year-round donation
drive event, PROJECT JUXTAPOSITION, and its revamped Web
site, which now offers real-time, remotely viewable inventory. So
now you can see what's in store before you get there.
Score points this Valentine's Day with Cymbidium
not too late to
that special someone in your life this
Valentine's Day. Cymbidium (www.cymbidiumflowers.com) at
Mockingbird Station has a 2008
Valentine's Collection Menu that offers lots of beautiful, creative
gift ideas guaranteed to delight the conventional and unconventional
alike. But hurry
you must place your order by Feb. 8 to ensure
your custom bouquet is ready for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day.
Getting hitched? Head to Paperie & Co.
the spring wedding season fast approaching (and Valentine's Day just
around the corner), Mockingbird Station's Paperie & Co. (www.paperieandco.com)
is the place to go for all of your stationery needs.
Gifts for brides, grooms, bridesmaids and groomsmen
Invitations (bridal showers, weddings, etc.)
Items for bachelor and bachelorette parties
Got beans? Stop by Starbucks this week for great deals on whole
Starbucks at Mockingbird Station is on a mission
to grab the
attention of Howard Schultz, the company's founder and CEO, by
selling more coffee beans than ever before. That's why now until
Feb. 9, you can save bushels when you stock up on whole beans
for your home or office. Buy 10 pounds of any Starbucks coffee
beans and receive 10% off. Buy 20 pounds or more, and receive
15% off! Pretty sweet deal, huh?
Mr. Schultz will personally visit the Mockingbird Station store
at a later date (TBD) for a coffee tasting and meet-and-greet
with customers. So help us get noticed by dropping in this week
and picking up a pound