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One Weekend For The One Fund

The events of the 2013 Boston Marathon hit us close to home. With our headquarters located in Boston, as well as three stores located on Boston’s Newbury Street, our hearts went out to the victims, the first responders, and everyone affected by the tragedy.

During the weekend of May 17th - May 19th, 10% of all STA sales will be donated to The One Fund, benefitting the Boston Marathon victims.

We are proud to be from Boston, and we celebrate this one weekend in honor of The One Fund.


Mark your Calendar: May Fashion and Shopping Events in Boston!

May is just around the corner and it is time to break out of the apartment in your most fabulous floral dress and attack every wonderful event coming up this month in Boston!

From tag sales, fashion shows, flea markets, to student art sales…there is something for everyone!

May 1st

The Ladies Luxury Escape

Millenium Bostonian Hotel

Seasons Ballroom


All Ages

General Admission $10

VIP Tickets $30

Bringing together fashion’s finest exhibitors in the northeaster region. It is a convention combining clothing, jewelry and skincare into one elegant experience for every taste and every budget.

Find out more!

May 3rd

MassArt Annual Spring Sale

Massachusetts College of Art and Design


All Ages


Come to the Spring Sale and purchase one of a kind artwork from the local art students. You will from everything from glasswork, ceramics, painting, jewelry, photography, sculpture, fabrics and more. And its all for a good cause! All profits go to the artists and to support student scholarships.

May 6th

Harvard 2010 Spring Show and Sale

Office for the Arts at Harvard College


All Ages


The annual Spring Show with more than sixty potters and sculptors selling their handmade work.

Find out more!

May 7th

SMFA Spring Sidewalk Sale

School of the Museum of Fine Arts


All Ages


Stroll down the sidewalk and check out the original works of upcoming and established artists. There will be an array of things for sale including photography, drawings, jewelry, t-shirts, prints and more. Prices start at $5. Proceeds will benefit a local organization chosen by the SMFA students.  This year the organization is Gateway Arts in Brookline!

Find out more!

May 8th

Fashion Show at Mount Ida College

The Boston Center for the Arts-Cyclorama


All Ages

Tickets $20

Come see the fashion design and merchandising being showcased by young talent and meet people scouting in the fashion industry.

Find out more!

May 12th

StyleFixx Girls’ Night Out

Boston Center for the Arts


21 and Up

Tickets $10-$30

A night spent with Boston’s top women in fashion. The event will feature 55 upcoming designers, complementary makeovers, hair treatments, cocktails, swag bags and much more!

Find out more!

May 13th

Fashionably Late Fashion Show

The Liberty Hotel



A fashion show and tag sale showcasing Cibeline Sariano’s Spring Collection 2010. The tag sale will have great deals on Sariano’s past lines as well as sample sizes for upcoming lines.

Find out more!

May 15th and 16th



All Ages


SoWa District of the South End

You know summer is around the corner when this chic flea market returns to the South End of Boston! It has everything from food and drinks to music series and of course CLOTHING! There is a market for specifically vintage items! This includes art, furnishing, jewelry, clothing and lots more! And if you can’t make it this weekend, no worries for it will be around all summer!

For more info!

How to Commute in Style

True to its history as the birthplace of American public transportation, Boston has a wealth of commuters traipsing its sidewalks and riding its Commuter Rail, “T” and bus systems. Due to the walking and the exposure to the elements involved in using public transportation, commuters are often forced to forgo fashion for function in order to get to work on time and in relative comfort.

While I am certainly a proponent of functionality as a commuter myself, I feel as though I must speak out in defense of fashion as a stylist with a 10+ year history in retail.

Please, people. Let’s strike some sort of balance, shall we?


This is perhaps the biggest point of contention….

While I fully understand that the suede pumps or heeled sling-backs that you are going to wear at the office are not suitable for the 6 block walk that you have to the bus stop, please do NOT replace them with your gym shoes, your stained and too-thin Old Navy flip-flops or – horror of horrors - your Ugg slippers. There are innumerable kinds of sleek and stylish “fashion” sneakers and adorable ballet flats out there in this world, just waiting to be purchased. Go find yourself a pair. Stat.

Worried about the hem of your pants dragging on the ground? Get yourself a pair of these and quit making excuses.

And if the weather is really nasty out, please don’t drag the cute ballet flats and fashion sneakers that you invested in after reading this blog through the puddles and mud of the city. Instead, get a pair of rain boots that will keep your feet dry and save your other footwear from irreversible damage.


Please – for the love of all that is fashionable – wear the appropriate outerwear for the weather. If it’s raining, please leave your leather and cotton jackets at home. Instead, wear something that is water-proof – or at the very least – water-resistant. There are numerous anoraks and trench-coats available for purchase this season.


Invest in some. Scarves have become year-round accessories. Use a light-weight knit, cotton or jersey version to take the morning chill off and add a pop of color and texture to an outfit. Use an umbrella to add…well, dry-ness…to your rainy-day ensemble.

Agree with my sentiments, but hesitant to cough up the money on those types of items? Head to your local Second Time Around where our fashionable and friendly sales associates will be more than happy to hook you up with the commuting necessities that you lack. Your fashion sense – and wallet – will thank you.

Check back in the fall for recommendations on how to commute in style during the cold fall and winter months.

~Marisa, Director of Styling, Second Time Around