January 29, 2010

TEXT-TO-BUY: Alter launches M-Commerce Site

Today we take a step into the future of retail, as we proudly launch our official
Mobile Commerce web site and service.
"Mobile Commerce is any transaction, involving the transfer of ownership or rights to use goods and services, which is initiated and/or completed by using mobile access to computer-mediated networks with the help of an electronic device." -wikipedia
For several months we have been working with New York-based mobile technology company SUBPORTS to create a site featuring classic Alter items available in a text to buy format, giving birth to a new era of imaginative, safe and sustainable commerce.

It's Easy! Visit the official Subports website to register and create an account. Enter your mobile phone number and credit card information and You're done! All transactions and account information are completely secure.
After signing up, You will be able to purchase items from Alter (as well as a growing list of other independent retailers) by simply sending a text message with the specific product description to PORTAL (767825).

You will then receive a text message asking to confirm the order. Reply YES and the transaction will be processed automatically. Have it shipped to your door (shipping cost apply) or request to pick it up at Alter.

"Information spreads quicker by the day, and through diverse channels: word-of-mouth, blogs, social networking sites, advertising, print and other traditional media. Through Subports, any of these can be utilized as a point of sale."- Subports

January 28, 2010

New: Spring Dresses

Pay NO attention to the snow on the ground, or the frigid forecast for the weekend. These adorable Spring dresses will be sold out before the ground thaws!

Floral Print Dress, Navy $68.00 *Sold Out*
Cotton dress with tiered ruffle bottom, racerback cut. Print detail below...

Checked Dress, Black & White $55.00 *Sold Out*
Princess neckline, super soft cotton dress with waist tie and adjustable straps.
Print detail below...

New: Cheap Monday Spring '10

Just received a couple of pieces from Cheap Monday Spring Collection, more arriving weekly. Here we go...

Cheap Monday Duct Tape Skirt, Charcoal Grey $45.00
This hot 'lil number comes from the very first collection by the new Cheap Monday creative director Ann-Sophie Backs. There will be more pieces from her "Duct Tape" series coming soon! Note: it's not really duct tape on there, just printed to look like it.

Cheap Monday (Womens) Knot Shirt, Black/White mini-check $55.00
Ultra lightweight, short sleeve cotton blouse. Looks great worn as-is or knotted in the front (below).

Cheap Monday (Mens) Anorak Jacket, Black $115.00 *Sold Out*
Spring weight Anorak with four front pockets, drawstring at the hood, waist and bottom. Back of jacket dips a little lower than the front (see below).

January 27, 2010

New: Rojas Spring '10

The new Spring/Summer collection from Rojas is giving us a mid-1970's faded denim inspiration. The colors of those worn out bellbottoms which were usually paired with ultra tight tanks or tees is translated in a fresh modern way by the house of Rojas.

Rojas Sweetheart Dress in Blue $135.00
This cut is very flattering and will stay up with the help of the wire boning structure within the upper part of the dress. You can belt it or wear it over a fitted tee or long sleeve for a fun layered look. Of course, per usual Rojas style, there are side seam pockets as well.

Rojas High waisted shorts in Blue $99.00
These shorts have a high waisted, paper bag effect with the large wrap belt.
The multi pleated design gives a very tailored look to these fun shorts.

Rojas Wrap waist skirt in Light Denim $99.00
This skirt design is a staple in all Rojas collections. This high waisted, hip draped skirt is super modern and high fashion. The cinched in waist line with the large belt and side pockets makes this one easy to wear.

Back view

January 21, 2010

Alter Spring 2010

New: Sculptural Knitwear

Drape Front Cardigan $78.00

Rib Knit Cardigan $85.00 *Sold Out*

Two-Tone Drape Front Cardigan $85.00 *Sold Out*
Cowl Neck Cardigan, 3/4 lenght Sleeve $85.00 *Sold Out*








January 13, 2010

New: Patchwork Leather jacket

US Rags, a LA based design house has an amazing knack of reconstructing vintage items into unique pieces. The twist on this classic motorcycle jacket design is the attached hood. The leather is made up from chopped up vintage leathers that have been patch worked together.
Each jacket is one of a kind.

US Rags Patch worked Motorcycle Jacket in black $220.00 SALE $165.00
Available in sizes Small- Large.
This jacket runs true to size.

Back View

Detail of zippers, pockets and belt

January 12, 2010

New: Backstage

Backstage, from Australia has now landed Stateside and is now available at the woman's shop.
Quality fabricated dresses in great prints that will show off your curves and have you looking like a rock star. Backstage is not only a great clothing line but they are great supporters of young musicians, artists and film makers. Check out Backstage's Myspace page for all the shows and movie premiers.

Backstage, Sexy back dress in blue leopard print $138.00 *Sold Out*
This body con dress is designed to be clean and simple in the front.
sizes small- large available

Back view: A high criss cross design with an open back detail. It really is bringing sexy back.

Backstage 4 am dress in black/grey/white $120 *Sold Out*
A 3/4 sleeve, scoop neck, body con dress with a pique textured fabric. The comfortable feeling fabric adds a lot to this simple dress. Available in sizes small- large

Back detail: The back view of this dress has a deep scooped neckline.

Backstage 5 am dress in black stretch lace $120 *Sold Out*
Again it is all about the fabric. The open stretch lace sits over a creme colored stretch fabric lining. You can dance in this dress till 5 am, easy.

Back view: The back neckline is scooped out giving this little black dress a sleek look.

January 7, 2010

SALE: Women's Shoes

Women's fall/winter Jeffrey Campbell shoes now on sale 20% OFF original prices!

Jeffrey Campbell Carry Knee-Hi Boot. Was $215, *Sold Out*
Sizes 7.5, 8 and 8.5 available.

Jeffrey Campbell Uniform Shoe. Was $109, ON SALE $88.00
Sizes 6 - 10 still available.

Jeffrey Campbell Bobby Stud, Pump. Was $109, *Size 10 Only*
Sizes 8, 8.5, 9.5 & 10 available.

Jeffrey Campbell Class Bootie, Black or Tan. Was $140, *Sold Out*
Many sizes available.

SALE: More Markdowns at Men's

More Men's items marked down today! Check out these deals...
Comune Raleigh Shirt, Blk/Red/Grey. Was $69, SOLD OUT
Available in sizes Small, Med, Large and XL.
US Rags Recycled Leather Racing Jacket. Was $215.00 SOLD OUT
Available in jacket sizes 38 and 40 only.

Spiewak Harris Duffle Jacket. Was $190 SOLD OUT