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Nanette Lepore, Anna Sui and Isaac Mizrahi Team with Best Buy for Tech Accessories

Isaac Mizrahi New York for Best Buy

If you’re one of those people who pre-ordered the new iPhone or endured the long lines last week, Best Buy is offering a new set of chic accessories to go along with your new toy. The retailer has teamed with New York-based designers Isaac Mizrahi, Anna Sui and Nanette Lepore for an exclusive collection of accessories for iPhones, Samsung models and more. Each designer took inspiration from their current collections and translated the patterns, colors and more onto cases, sleeves and more, making it easy to match your tech to what might be hanging in your closet.

€œI am so excited to launch this exclusive line at Best Buy,€ said Isaac Mizrahi. €œI chose my all-time favorite prints and patterns from past collections and infused them with bold color. These wonderful tech accessories are the perfect way for my customer to show off her style and express her mood. It€™s an exciting way to accessorize your wardrobe!€

Anna Sui for Best Buy phone cases

The collection, which is available for pre-order now at www.bestbuy.com/designerseries, will be available in stores on October 5. The Nanette Lepore and Anna Sui collections were done in collaboration with the Council of Fashion Designers of America, or CFDA, which works to bring the work of American designers to customers. Past CFDA projects include a collection with Target and Neiman Marcus as well as J.

Crew and the Gap, which brought designers such as Marchesa, Thom Browne, rag & bone, Michael Bastian, Juan Carlos Obando and Marc Alary to shoppers that wouldn’t otherwise have a chance to snatch up designer goods.

€œWe continue to see the intersection of fashion and technology and have partnered with Best Buy to be at the forefront of this innovation,€ said Steven Kolb, chief executive officer at the CFDA. €œThese partnerships have allowed our designers to enter the personal technology space and enabled them to launch their collections nationwide.€

Nanette Lepore for Best Buy

All three collections include options for Apple products such as the iPhone, iPad Air and iPad Mini as well as the Samsung Galaxy S5 and more universal notebook and laptop sleeves. Each designer added their trademarks to the items, which include Mod and bohemian prints on Anna Sui’s collection, bold textural patterns and trompe l’oeil details on Nanette Lepore’s offerings and bright polished and preppy colors with gold accents on Isaac Mizrahi’s options. Smartphone cases are $29.99, tablet cases range from $34.99 to $39.99 and laptop cases are available for $39.99. Customers can pick up cases for the iPhone 5 and 5S when the collection launches and grab an iPhone 6 case in mid-October.

€œWe listened to our female customers who told us they are looking for more from their technology€”they want style, function and changeability,€ said Mary Ortizcazarin, vice president of accessories at Best Buy. €œThese new designer collections deliver the ability to personalize and accessorize their technology with an exclusive line from fashion designers many women trust and respect.€

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Monday Muse: Stevie Nicks Inspires Michael Kors

Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks on the set of American Horror Story: Coven

If there’s a singer/songwriter that keeps coming back to the fashion forefront — no matter what the trends are dictating — it’s the always amazing Stevie Nicks. The sultry chanteuse is always a touchstone for boho designers such as Rachel Zoe and brands such as Free People as well as designers obsessed with the over-the-top glam of the ’70s such as Diane von Furstenberg and Michael Kors. In fact, for fall, the newly minted billionaire designer showed a collection of super-luxe Stevie looks, complete with sequined peasant gowns and layered shawls and scarves that Nicks would definitely approve of whether you’re thinking about Black Magic ’70s Stevie or today’s more toned-town musical icon Nicks.

Back in the heyday of Fleetwood Mac, Nicks was known for layered looks, plenty of fringe and an incomparable collection of shawls, each and every one ready for spinning and twirling. Those famous shawls even made an appearance — and were a huge plot point — in the last season of Ryan Murphy’s television thriller American Horror Story. Stevie herself made a few cameos during the Coven season, playing, well, a more witchy version of herself. Airy crochets, handkerchief hems and other ’70s Stevie staples all made an appearance, but instead of the lush brocades and creams of the past, it was all modernized with a sleek, stealthy all-black wardrobe.

And that’s the real testament to Stevie’s style: it looked fabulous when she developed her signature look and in the fast-fashion-obsessed world now, it still looks just as great. It’s no wonder then that Michael Kors showed an entire collection based on a road trip that Stevie might have taken up from her Laurel Canyon roots up to Big Sur.

Michael Kors Fall 2014

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On Coven, Stevie was the great white witch, but on the Michael Kors runway, Stevie was a bohemian babe who layered up cashmere on top of cashmere and had an open-top convertible to explore the redwoods between tambourine-led song sessions.

It’s not a stretch for Kors, who has built his billion-dollar empire on the jet set life. This season, he just touched his girl down in California instead of a Greek isle. The collection included plenty of relaxed, wear-everywhere shapes, including peasant blouses and off-the-shoulder knits, only they were elevated with allover sequins or plush cashmere.

The palette was earthy and dark, but it wasn’t brooding. Instead, the deep shades, textured tweeds and glimmering black just grounded the entire collection. After all, who doesn’t have a closet full of black staples? Kors is just making sure that those staples are the best that money can buy. Where color did pop up, there were shaggy furs in grays and tan, soft suede bags finished with fringe and billowing sleeves in airy, sheer floral prints. Slouchy boots, hip-slung belts and yes, fringed shawls, completed the Nicks look — perfect for twirling or touring.

Shop our favorite Stevie Nicks-inspired Michael Kors pieces:

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Save Steal Splurge: The Mule

Just like backpacks, creepers and skorts, the fashion if Clueless is back — and designers are all on board. Pull a page from the Cher Horowitz look book and slip into a pair of mules. The slip-on style is back (we spotted them on the runways at Altuzarra and Stella McCartney), so pair them with your go-to boyfriend jeans for an instant update or do like Victoria Beckham and wear them with your favorite LBD.

Save: Steve by Steve Madden Marciie Wedge Mules ($80)

Steal: French Connection Randy Mule ($139.59)

Splurge: Stella McCartney Faux Leather Wooden Heel Mule ($765)

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Bonobos to Open its First L.A. Guideshop on La Brea

Bonobos Summer 2013

Fact: not all guys love to shop. Fact: guys can’t get away with just buying things online unless they’re willing to return items that don’t fit. Another fact: in 2007, Bonobos gave guys a chance to buy great pants online and offer fuss-free returns. In 2011, the brand offered one-of-a-kind Guideshops, where guys could come in and try on everything from Bonobos before ordering great pants and more, all in a space that was the exact opposite of a department store. Bonobos is bringing that unique shopping experience to Los Angeles with the opening of its first L.A. Guideshop.

Bonobos chinos

Bonobos is set to open the Guideshop on La Brea Avenue on June 27, opening the doors to a shopping experience that might just get guys out of their shopping ruts and into a pair of tailored Bonobos pants. The 1,500 square-foot space is set to serve as a physical extension of Bonobos€™ website.

Guys can make an appointment to visit the showroom online and come into the store to try on pants, shorts and other items from the brand, without feeling any obligation to buy.

If something does fit the bill (and trust us, more often than not, something does), Bonobos’ trained fit and style experts can place an order right then and there. The store, designed by local artist and interior guru Stephen Kenn, is set to be a clean, modern space that’s outfitted with one-of-a-kind pieces, including a custom sofa upholstered in Bonobos’ garment dyed chino fabric. The Los Angeles location, the tenth nationwide, will also offer selvedge denim manufactured right here in L.A.

The Bonobos Guideshop is located at 101 South La Brea and is set to open June 27. For more information and to set up an appointment, visit www.bonobos.com.

Shop our favorite Bonobos pieces: