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Madison Avenue Spy - Retail Therapy , January 10, 2019

Retail Therapy: Penny Karabey aka @LuxuryNextSeason Interview

Retail Therapy is an old Mad-Spy column where we ask fashion insiders for their shopping secrets. Years ago, we featured Eva ChenAnna SuiLauren Sherman, and Norma Kamali. Today, we are bringing it back!

Penny (Pinar) Karabey started her career as a computer engineer. After several years working in IT, she realized that combining her love for fashion and her tech-savvy was a winning combination for success. Penny's online store, Luxury Next Season, spotlights top fashion trends from around the world.

The best part is that LNS offers authentic merchandise that can't usually be purchased online and sometimes you can even snag a discount. For example, LNS carries the very popular Dior Book Tote, the Fendi 'Defender' that hasn't even hit stores, and discounted Gucci. While you're at it, you might want to check out her Instagram. It's become one of our favorites.

Below Penny shares her stories about her prized wardrobe items along with how she avoids the regret of leaving something behind. Read below to find the full scoop and let us know what you think. We would also love to hear your thoughts about resurrecting the column and who you would like to hear from next. You can click here to read through more of our old Retail Therapy interviews.
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Mith Magazine, December 31, 2018

Luxury Next Season- NYC’s Unique High-End Boutique

LNS Q&A With MIth Magazine

We caught up with Penny Karabey, owner and proprietor of Luxury Next Season, a boutique dedicated to finding and selling some of  the rarest and most highly sought after pieces in the fashion world. A Turkish  transplant living on the Upper East Side, Penny breaks the mold when it comes to style, always wearing the latest in luxury fashion and bringing her own interpretation to trends. Influenced by her love of color, Penny never wears black.

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MITH: New York is a city dominated by dark colors, especially black, What influenced your decision to only wear color?

Penny: For me, life is all about color. It can change the way you feel. I love that every color represents something different about me and I can express that, both to myself and to the outside world. The New York uniform is to wear black and it is something I simply can’t do. Color is too much a part of me, not just in my style, but also in other  find color in my hair, my home and in my jewelry designs. I tend to make all of my accessories bright. Green is almost always included somewhere in my outfits, I love that it is usually unexpected and it also looks fantastic with my hair and skin tone.  

MITH: With so many places to buy luxury goods, what sets Luxury Next Season apart from other retailers?

Penny: Luxury Next Season sells more than just readily available items, we supplement our stock with runway pieces that can’t be found anywhere else. Having worked in the industry so long, I have built strong relationships with top brands and I have access to pieces other retailers do not. In addition,  we are often the first retailer in the United States to receive certain pieces, making LNS the best place to look for rare or hard-to-find items. I sell the Luxury Next Season lifestyle, one of luxury and exclusivity, while at the same time having fun with fashion.Luxury Next Season Press

MITH: Your red curls have become a signature of yours. Can you tell us the story behind them?

Penny: My hair has always been this way. When I was younger, I hated my curls! But over time I have learned to appreciate what I have and I love that it has become my signature look. I am certainly not the average blonde or brunette on the Upper East Side and I am proud to be different. My hair perfectly complements my style. It is luxurious and different from the norm!

MITH: Aside from Color, what else influences your selections for both your personal style and for LNS?

Penny: I am a huge believer in both texture and quality materials. I think that a different material along with color can add dimension and intrigue to any outfit. My personal favorite is velvet. I adore the way velvet takes on color, especially with darker colors or jewel tones. I have several velvet pieces in my wardrobe and they make appearances in my outfits almost daily. I am also incredibly partial to lace. I love the texture and pure luxury it adds to an outfit. One of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe is a pearl embroidered bomber jacket. The pearls add great texture and it is truly a treasure and one that makes me feel incredible every time I wear it. You will see an element of texture in my outfits every single day, whether it be velvet, lace or any other material. 

MITH: You have a very unique perspective on style, what do you think influences this?

Penny: I am very fortune to not be stuck in an office the whole day. New York City is my office. Not only do I see the trends directly on the runway during fashion week, but I also see how they are interpreted on the streets of New York and how they are worn in different neighborhoods. This gives me the ability to see things from different angles. I also spend a lot of time traveling and I find lots of inspiration from where I am in the world. I draw inspiration for jewelry and home furnishing from markets in Turkey and clothing inspiration from boutiques in Paris. My family and I travel almost  3 months a year. My globe-trotting has given me a unique fashion perspective. Luxury Next Season Press

Find Penny Karabey on Instagram @luxurynextseason and at www.luxurynextseason.com/

All photography by Andrew M. O’Donnell Photo @andrewmodonnell

Article edited by Holly Glasser, Editor-in-Chief of @mithmagazine

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NY Times, Nov 7, 2018

What Gives the Logo Its Legs

Logomania is an obsession with no end in sight. Here’s why.

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Celebrating Fendi Mania at the Fendi store on Madison Avenue. 
Credit Amy Lombard for The New York Times

At a party last month, Gabriela Silvarolli embraced the full Fendi.

Ms. Silvarolli, a stylist and designer, was swathed from her chin to her calves in the company’s signature double FF logo. Her turnout was excessive, she knew.

“As recently as a year ago, you didn’t wear logos,” she said. “You had to be discreet."

But a glance at the crowd at Fendi’s Madison Avenue flagship — matrons, films stars and assorted style-world moguls tricked out in Fendi logo regalia — persuaded her otherwise. “Nowadays everything is allowed,” Ms. Silvarolli said. “Nothing is too much.”

Fendi is among the latest in a raft of luxury labels to advance the proposition that too much is never enough. Emboldened by the success of logo-ridden skate wear brands like Palace and Supreme, high-end labels including Prada, Balenciaga, Valentino and Chanel have joined the stampede, their monograms stamped on everything from hats to hosiery and, with a nod to the 1990s, the elastic bands of men’s skivvies.

Chanel, spring 2019.Credit Valerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times

It’s the trend that keeps going and going. This fall, fans of the hypebeast culture can choose from logo-embellished Balenciaga pullovers and embroidered Gucci slippers at Barneys New York, Off-White sweatshirts and camouflage jackets at Saks Fifth Avenue, and Vetements parkas at 10 Corso Como, the newly alighted Milanese purveyor of cooler-than-thou luxury wares in Lower Manhattan.

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