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Kate Middleton Meets Michelle Obama in Reiss; Newbury Sells Out

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The Obamas touched down in London last night, Michelle Obama in cobalt blue Preen. (A nod to Kate?) This morning, the President and his wife met Kate and Will. Per usual, the Duchess looked fantastic. She chose the neutral Shola Bandage Dress from Reiss ($340). Don’t bother calling the Reiss boutique on Newbury; they sold out this morning. Sizes 4 and 6 were still available on the U.S. website. (Warning: The site keeps crashing.)

If you’re determined to track one down @REISS tweets: If you would like to locate the Shola dress in-store, you can contact our Customer Service team! UK: 0845 604 7457 US: 1-877-509-9578.

As for Mrs. Obama, she’s wearing a girlish yet matronly sleeveless, full-skirted Barbara Tfank Resort 2011 dress with box pleats in a powder blue floral silk, paired with a tiny bubble gum pink jacket. The pricey designer pieces are on the web. Barneys New York sells Barbara Tfank online, though not this exact dress. There is however a similar strapless design in a pale green silk jacquard print for $2,250.

Reiss, 132 Newbury Street, Back Bay, Boston

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Jack Wills Sample Sale at Harvard’s Bee Club

The folks at Racked National got some intel on the first Jack Wills sample sale stateside. (I’ve tried to contact the company’s PR in London, to no avail; should probably stop by the store and beg.)

A full range of Jack Wills merchandise on sale for 50% off.

Friday, May 13 • Noon to 7 p.m.
The Bee Club, Harvard University, 45 Dunster Street, Cambridge

S H O P   J A C K   W I L L S

Walburn Bucket Hat, $24
Lilyhurst Dress, $169
Broadhall Playsuit, $69
Ladies Glenthorne Brogue, $249
Mens’ Eccleshill Boating Blazer, $398
Newmarket Striped Henley, $69
Flackwell Bag, $69
Cauldrey Jersey Trunks, $29

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Passport Checks Out of Harvard Square, Holds Big Sale

Passport, Harvard Square

If you haven’t heard yet, Passport boutique owner Jessica Good has decided to close up her shop, located in Harvard Square. On Monday she tweeted from @Passportboutiqu:

“After 3 wonderful years in Harvard Square we are closing our doors at the end of May. We will miss all our customers & friends of the store.”

In an email she told me that she decided the store was simply too big, and since her lease is up at the end of the month, she opted not to renew. She’s contemplating a smaller space, possibly this winter. And, she’s having another baby this summer, so she will keep plenty busy.

No exact closing date yet, but the doors will shut by Memorial Day at the latest. In the meantime, everything in the store is 25% off (full price and markdown items).  She says:

“We still have a lot of inventory in the store so I’d love to get the word out to people.  The designers include MZ Wallace, Vince, Rachel Pally, and Three Dots to name a few, as well as luggage, bags, and travel accessories – lots of great items.”

Passport, 43 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, 617.576.0900

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Cibeline Trunk Show + Fashion Show at The Liberty Hotel

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The Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles Street, Beacon Hill

TRUNK SHOW

Cibeline will be offering pieces from previous seasons, including dresses, jackets, pants, and skirts for $100 and tops for $20-$60, in all sizes XS to XL.

RSVP: info@cibelinesariano.com • 617.742.0244

Thursday, May 12 • Noon – 9 p.m.
The Liberty Hotel • Ebersol Presidential Suite • 16th floor

FASHION SHOW

‘Fashionably Late: Modern Motown’
At 10 p.m.

As part of The Liberty Hotel’s Fashionably Late series
Sounds by Michael SAVANT
Complimentary admission
RSVP for guest list and table reservations fashion@libertyhotel.com

Thursday, May 12 • 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
The Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles Street, Boston, 617.224.4000

S H O P   C I B E L I N E

Top: Pieces from Cibeline’s St. James collection
Bottom: Two print dresses from Spring 2011

These and other sparing looks available at Cibeline on Charles Street, between Revere and Pinckney.

Cibeline, 120 Charles Street, Beacon Hill

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Shopping Party at Mint Julep, Thursday

Mint Julep Harvard Square

Mint Julep co-owners Brooke Garber and Stephanie Nist are hosting a shopping party at Mint Julep Harvard Square on Thursday evening in conjunction with The Pink List.  (The Pink List is a Boston membership service ($85/year) that offers discounts to boutiques, spas, and such around town. It’s the first time I’m hearing about it; obviously I’ll need to do a separate post.)

Shoppers will receive a 20% discount on all purchases.
(See a sampling of what you can buy, below.)
Cocktails will be served.

Thursday, May 12 • 7 – 9 p.m.
Mint Julep, 6 Church St., Cambridge, 617.232.3600

S H O P   M I N T   J U L E P

Tibi Daniela Dress, $272
525 America Striped Blazer, $156
Plenty by Tracy Reese One-Shoulder Top, $162
Utility Canvas Mini Field Bag, $74
Orla Kiely Summer Flower Stem Print Baby Betty Bag
, $210
Sumaqkay Paracas Woven Handbag
, $234
Corey Lynn Calter Gloria One Shoulder Dress
, $164
Shoshanna Sweetheart Strapless Dress
, $354

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