Tibi Designer Amy Smilovic Names C.Madeleine’s Her Favorite Vintage Store

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Amy Smilovic, you’ve stolen our hearts. The Tibi designer named C.Madeleine’s as one of her favorite vintage stores on WMagazine.com.

“For vintage pieces, C Madeleine’s in Miami is my go-to—it’s one of the very few places in the U.S. where you can still find these over-the-top extravagant pieces.” - Tibi Designer Amy Smilovic on C.Madeleine’s for W Magazine

Check out what she’s talking about on CMadeleines.com.

 

Golden Globes 2015: Do It With Vintage!

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The dames of the ball brought it at last weekend’s Golden Globe awards, with a red carpet that was filled with the sparkle of not only talented women, but also the floor-grazing gowns they wore. Anna Kendrick appeared ever the lady in full-skirted Monique Lhullier tulle gown, Julianne Moore dazzled in silver to black Givenchy Couture, and what’s not to be said about Jennifer Lopez’s revealing Zuhair Murad number?

Alright, so maybe you can’t just slip into Anna Farris’ Reem Acra number with a snap of your finger. But you can slip into something equally as beautiful that has a much, much smaller price tag. Below are five ways to “do it with vintage,” Golden Globes style, because glamorous gowns never lose their allure.

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Carmen Marc Valvo champagne color, beaded gown with matching shawl; Available in store, price upon request.

For the Golden Globes, Anna Faris amped up her elegance factor with a nude and flower-detailed Reem Acra gown. Recreate the look with this Carmen Marc Valvo champagne color, beaded gown. Even better? It comes with a matching shawl. For dramatic exits, you know?

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer-lopez-golden-globes-2015 Judith Ann Creations for Saks Fifth Avenue white sequined gown with padded shoulders, $175; Available in store.

Without a doubt, Jennifer Lopez’s caped Zuhair Murad stole the show. Recreate the look with our affordable Judith Ann Creations padded gown. Pair it with a pair of strappy sandals and strike a pose!

Julianne Moore

julianne-moore-golden-globes Escada black sequined dress with bottom feather trim; Available in store, price upon request.

Julianne Moore prefers sequins, but we prefer a few feathers. Recreate her Givenchy Couture gown with our Escada sequined dress with a glamorous feathered finish.

Anna Kendrick

anna-kendrick-golden-globes Sparkling nude silk gown with gold details; Available in store, price upon request.

Anna Kendrick’s Monique Lhullier dress was inspired by the new look gowns of the 40s and 50s. Recreate the look with something authentic from the period, like our beautiful nude silk gown with floral sequined details.

Allison Williams

allison-williams-golden-globes Lillie Rubin azul blue sequined strapless gown, $500; Available in store.

Full skirted dresses were all the rage at this year’s Golden Globes, as seen here on Allison Williams. Where better to buy your own than at a vintage store? Our Lillie Rubin azul blue sequin gown is sure to make you the belle of the ball.

To purchase any of these gowns, please call 305.945.7770, or visit our store at 13702 Biscayne Boulevard, North Miami Beach, FL. For more vintage dresses, shop with us at cmadeleines.com

We’re Hiring a Fashion-Loving eCommerce Manager!

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C.Madeleine’s, a popular, high-end vintage store is looking to hire an eCommerce manager with a strong SEO/SMO background to head our digital department and eCommerce business. The eCommerce manager is responsible for driving business and creating a great experience for our online customers. This position is responsible for developing, executing and evaluating strategies that will increase online customer traffic, improve the customer experience, convert traffic to customers, and ultimately drive the business to meet the company’s revenue and profitability goals.

Described by Vogue as one of “Miami’s Best Kept Secrets,” C. Madeleine’s is a 10,000 square foot vintage store specializing in designer clothing, accessories and footwear from the 1920s through 2000s. Our eCommerce manager should be a proactive and self-motivated thinker with excellent visual and writing skills, a strong SEO and analytical background, and a great creative visionary to revolutionize our eCommerce platform.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

* Developing site selling strategies and initiatives to increase sales per visit on desktop and mobile devices
* Maintaining all elements of cmadeleines.com, which includes uploading products, writing product descriptions, removing sold items, processing returns and updating creative imagery
* Working with creative, buying, and merchandising teams to develop seasonal category offerings
* Analyzing past performance of collections, categories and campaigns and determine the best course of action to improve sales based on previous results.
* Overseeing daily eCommerce marketing efforts for email and social media campaigns, following up on creative work and working with social media director to implement new strategies and campaigns.
* Attending to all emails relating to C.Madeleine’s eCommerce platform and marketing/pr efforts
* Researching new possibilities, resources and markets to increase sales and traffic on cmadeleines.com.
* Working with photo editing services and exterior vendors to ensure all branding of C.Madeleine’s is up to standards
* Strategizing with creative team to develop special shop concepts/ideas, page layouts, navigation to support category initiatives and strategies

Skills Required

* Minimum 2 years eCommerce and digital marketing experience
* Extensive SEO/SMO knowledge and background
* Demonstrated experience with analytical tools, particularly Google Analytics
* Experience with eCommerce platforms such as Big Commerce and digital marketing tools such as Constant Contact
* Understanding of online marketing tactics such as paid search, seo, re-targeting, etc.
* Analytical mind-set with the ability to present clear and actionable results
* Excellent written communication skills
* High taste level and knowledge of fashion terminology and brands
* Adept at multitasking, highly organized and self-driven, and able to lead a department
* Experience with Adobe Creative Suite a plus

You’re Invited: Refinery29’s Shopping Block!

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Plans to shop on Saturday? Allow us to facilitate. We’re joining in on Refinery29’s The Shopping Block for an afternoon of fun, style, music and epic DIY crafts. Whether you’re into sleek, minimalist bags from the 90s or mod shift dresses from the 60s, we’ve searched through our showroom to bring to you some of our favorite vintage finds, all under $300. Now how’s that for a weekend treat? See you there!

Oscar de la Renta: A True Lady’s Man

New York Fashion Week wraps up tonight, and with it goes our American Designer series. Last but not least, we present to you Oscar de la Renta. Although from the Dominican Republic, he is considered an American designer, a fact that no stylish woman could deny. 

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Oscar de la Renta may not have invented elegance, but he did help define it. For fifty years the designer has been outfitting the world’s elite, from celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker to stateswomen like Hillary Clinton with his poised and polish pieces, be they silk organza skirts, finely laced boleros or luxuriously rich evening gowns.

What else would you expect from a man who was taught by Cristóbal Balenciaga and has designed for such prestigious fashion houses as Lanvin and Balmain? In fact, he was the first Dominican designer to have designed for a French couture house under Balmain, a task he undertook throughout the 90s while still at the helm of his own namesake house. The scope of de la Renta’s brand has expanded to include ready-to-wear, bridal, children’s, home decor, fragrances, beauty and, of course, couture. Currently his impact on the fashion industry is being celebrated at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, in an exhibit titled Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style. Judging by how timeless his pieces are, we deem he’ll be designing for five decades more.

Tina wears an Oscar de la Renta cropped sweater with a Laura Biagiotti knitted faux pony hair skirt and silver Casadei sandals with a black and white print insole and a white heel.

The Misadventures of Tao & Lola: #NYFW Edition!

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New York Fashion Week is coming to an end and Tao & Lola have had a ball in the Big Apple! Jetting to New York (because fashion should always get you out of school) the pair sat front row at their favorite designers’  shows and, of course, attended lots of A-list after parties. One point that remained with the duo as they flitted from show to show, was the ever evolving eye of the American designer. One of their personal favorites? Ralph Lauren! From his classic, sporty aesthetic to his love of Western regalia, he truly creates special pieces for all walks of life.

Born Ralph Lifshitz to Jewish parents in the Bronx, he decided to change his name at the tender age of 16. He told Oprah, “When I was a kid, the other kids would make a lot of fun of me. It was a tough name. That’s why I decided to change it.” The name he chose will forever be synonymous with American style. In 1967, Lauren began designing men’s neckties, branding them under the name “Polo” and selling them at large department stores, including Bloomingdale’s. Lauren then expanded his designs to a full menswear line. Just three years later, in 1970, Lauren was awarded the Coty Award for his menswear designs. Following this recognition, he released a line of women’s suits tailored in a classic men’s style. In 1972, Lauren released a short-sleeve cotton shirt in 24 colors. This design, emblazoned with the Polo logo, became the brand’s signature look- Source. The rest, as they say, is history.

Stop into C.Mad’s to shop our collection of classic Americana from Native American turquoise to iconic Ralph Lauren pieces!

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Betsey Johnson Made The Princess Meet The Punk

With New York Fashion Week nearly halfway under wraps, our vintage pieces from Betsey Johnson will keep our American designer spotlight cartwheeling for a long, long time. 

betsychairA dress by Betsey Johnson is not for the subtle of style. Everything she puts her cherry-hued fingernails on is a perfect mix of punk and princess, from starkly striped tees to tufted and tulle-filled skirts. Her ability to stay young supersedes her; at 72, the woman can still cartwheel into a split.

She’s come a long way since her youthquake days back in the 60s, when models like Twiggy and Edie Sedgwick ruled magazine covers and Andy Warhol ruled the scene. She’s one of the fashion designers who’s credited with creating the fashion of the movement and to be honest, her style has never really lost its youthful edge either. Her threads are for the types of girls who don’t take life too seriously, and demand attention wherever they go with a wardrobe as wild as their personalities. Then again, it seems the designer doesn’t stray too far from who she’s designing for.

Tina wears a 1980s Betsey Johnson cotton dress with Stella McCartney patent leather, stacked heel boots. Both available in store. Call (305) 945-7770.