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Moms of Manhattan give us their top selections for your trendy kids

We had a fun-filled day at beautiful Bryant Park with fashion-savvy NYC moms and their adorable kids. When we weren’t fawning over the cutie pies, we talked kids’ fashion! And we’re so excited to have the Big Apple mamas picking their favorite clothing, footwear, toys, and décor for your little ones! Shop their picks starting today at 11 a.m. ET!

Find their selections here:

Oliver Swim Shorts Boys will be boys event

Plaid Swim Shorts Boys will be boys event

Tie Dye T.S Shure event

Mini Golf T.S Shure event

Kaleido Bam TopMe Too event

Martin Mini PoloMe Too event

Kimberly Sandal in WhiteLaura Ashley event

Look for the Statue of Liberty icon to browse the rest of the events for even more goodies – guaranteed to bring some smiles!

Get this stylish look for under $100

Get this hot look for less than $100!

Make waves in wild prints and knockout summer accessories. Shop these items now:

Paradise Countour dressBest of summer prints

Lo flip flopsStep it up

Diesel sunglassesFendi, Tom Ford, and Prada

Libertalia topLibertalia and Gypsy Daisy

At these sweet prices, you can recreate as many foxy looks as you want this summer. Look head-to-toe fabulous and keep your money in your wallet.

Spring 2012 trends – from neon to mixed prints

When a new season rolls around, we’re bombarded with fashion reports from magazines and blogs. Feeling overwhelmed? Give this list a look, and decide what trend you’ll be rocking this spring.

Here are five fun yet wearable trends we think might put some pep in your step.

Mixed prints
Mixing prints was always considered a fashion faux-pas – until now! Have some fun and really play around with prints. Check out this wild combination seen at the Proenza Schouler show. BTR Girl’s tip: to avoid looking like a Pantone explosion, stick with patterns in the same color family.

Lace love
With this trend, you can go subtle or full force. Choose a romantic lace tank or go all out in a lace dress, like this one by Amelia. This is a trend you can easily incorporate into your personal style.

A pop of neon
Unless you live under a rock, you’ve seen neon everywhere this season. Whether it’s killer pumps, a bright bag, or even a bold jumpsuit, the possibilities are endless. This show-stopping style by La Mer fits the bill.

Colorblocking queen 
No longer reserved for the fashion-forward, colorblocking is a trend seen everywhere. Start small with colorblock shoes, which can be easily balanced out with a neutral outfit.

Peplum perfection
Michelle Williams showcased the peplum beautifully at this year’s Academy Awards when she wore a coral Louis Vuitton gown.

This spring, step out of your comfort zone and let your style senses guide you into a fresh new look!

Redbook Fashion Director Audrey Slater picks her top gifts for Mother’s Day

She gave you life – don’t you think she deserves the very best? We do.

That’s why we brought back Fashion Director of Redbook Audrey Slater – she’s here to help you pick the absolute best gift for the most important woman in your life. Whether mother dearest loves cooking up a storm in the kitchen or shopping luxurious accessories, we’ve got something for her. Shop Audrey’s picks April 16 – 21.

Does she…

Love to pamper herself?
L’Occitane Immortelle Eye Balm – This miracle product reduces dark circles and signs of fatigue with its lightweight, easy-absorbing formula. Give her the gift of a more youthful, vibrant appearance.

Love her sleep time?
Maison Condelle 800 thread count sheet set – Treat her to the gift of sweet slumber thanks to these soft, luxurious sheets. Set includes one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillowcases. Sweet dreams sure to ensue.

Accessorize like a pro?
TechnoMarine ladies classic watch in white and rose – This beautiful timepiece boasts an 18k rose gold-tone bezel and sapphire crystal embellishments . Perfect for the mom who loves unique, exquisite details.

Love to keep fit and healthy?
Wolfgang Puck – Citrus Juicer – Ideal for the health-conscious mom who loves preparing healthy and tasty foods and beverages. Who knows – there might be a delicious glass of OJ waiting for you every time you visit!

Adore luxury handbags?
Pre-Owned Petit Noe bag by Louis Vuitton– Nothing says high-end more than a coveted Louis Vuitton bag. Whether she’s always wanted a bag from the respected label or she’s simply adding to her collection, this eye-catching blue bag will certainly delight.

Keep checking for the REDBOOK icon on this week’s events to find even more items that are guaranteed to bring some smiles.

Shop BTR looks as seen on Good Day LA

What is it about the California-cool look that we all want to emulate? Whatever it is, SoCal style shows no sign of slowing down – and today is all about attaining that coveted West Coast appeal. Think Hollywood stars like Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz. Whether they’re casual and relaxed or dolled up for a night on the town, the result is always gorgeous. We’re showcasing five of these amazing looks on the hit morning show Good Day LA with host Jillian Barbieri Reynolds.

The best part? You can channel your inner beach babe by shopping the featured items all month long, starting today at 11 a.m. ET.

Down to business
This business-savvy look will have you looking sharp from 9-5 and beyond. The nude pumps give it a modern twist, while the chic trousers make it a classic. Take on the day in supreme style.

Ellen Tracy pants and top, Willow & Clay blazer, Charles by Charles David pumps, and Elliott Lucca handbag.

Night on the town
The great thing about this look is that it can be dressed up or down depending on the accessories. The nude Adrienne Maloof heels make it perfect for a party (with the added bonus of lengthening the legs), but pair the dress with sandals and you’re good for daytime shopping. Plus, the bold color makes it totally on-trend for spring.

BCBGeneration dress and Adrienne Maloof heels.

Casual cutie
This casual daytime look is geared toward the girl who’s all about feminine fashion. She loves bold platforms, romantic tops, and ‘it’ bags. Patterned skinny pants are all the rage – get yours and look super now.

BCBGeneration patterned skinnies, Seven7 layered blouse, Report teal platforms, and Elliott Lucca bag.

For the fellas
This look is for the guy who always manages to look great, comfortable, and confident. He has that “I just threw this on – but you could see this look in a magazine” appeal going for him.

Seven7 top and William Rast jeans.

Weekend style
This look is ideal for the hip girl with an effortless sense of style. The purple wedges give it a trendy edge, the long maxi dress screams hot summer days, and the Hype purse really adds a chic touch.

Mystree maxi dress, Domino City Legends denim jacket, Report wedges, and Hype shoulder bag.

Be sure to keep checking the site this month for more of the items seen on Good Day LA!

90210’s Michael Steger picks his top looks for men

If you’re like millions of other 90210 fans, you don’t miss one episode of The CW’s hit show. And you know Michael Steger’s character, Navid Shiraz, is the cutie with a heart of gold who always dresses to the nines. Whether he’s dealing with relationship drama, or running a successful company, this charmer’s style is always on point.

Today, he’s here to help guys add a hip vibe to their overall look. The stylish Steger has picked his fave items from today’s menswear events – so you’ll be fashionable enough for any zip code.

Read our Q&A with Michael and find out how he manages to look super fly, on and off-camera.

Q: Navid Shirazi, the character you play on the hit CW show 90210, comes from a very privileged background and his clothing (and his Ferrari!) reflects this. How is your personal style different/similar?

A: My personal style is much different. I tend to dress much more casual and relaxed. Navid was and is much more preppy and clean cut.

Q: It’s always such a treat to see what the students are going to wear on 90210. Do you get to work with the wardrobe department when it comes to Navid’s look? 

A: Yes. Our main designer is Kime Buzzeli. She’s always looking out for Navid’s wardrobe. They tend to go a bit overboard with Navid. I looked at a pair of shorts they gave me season two, and the price tag read $500. I would never spend that kind of money on a pair of shorts. But they have expensive taste for Navid. I have to give it up to them, they do a great job though. When you want to take your wardrobe home, you know the stylist is doing a good job.

Q: Has your knowledge of fashion and designers increased since you joined the show? If yes, who is a designer that you follow?

A: The only two designers I follow are my brother J. Steger, and ALLSAINTS. Having a brother that’s a designer is a huge window into the fashion world. So much goes into a suit, a pair of jeans, etc. One never really understands the level of work crafted before something is made.

Q: Which female character’s style appeals to you the most and why?

A: I would say Ivy or Silver. They have that classic laid-back bohemian look. It’s very chill.

Q: If you could give one tip to guys who have no clue where to start when it comes to fashion, what would you say?

A: Don’t try too hard. Dress comfortably and simply.

Michael Steger’s picks can be found in these events:

Etro: men’s shirts, Tommy Hilfiger, Lion’s Crest, For Men Only, and Salvatore Ferragamo.

Follow Michael on Twitter @MichaelStegerJr

Shop limited-edition pre-owned Louis Vuitton accessories

You already look forward to our Pre-Owned Louis Vuitton sales (who wouldn’t love designer purses with a price tag that doesn’t require monthly installments?) Now it’s time to feast your eyes on the limited-edition pieces – items that are sure to cause jealous stares from fellow luxury lovers.

Our lust-worthy picks:

Neverfull GM Graffiti Stephen Sprouse – This bold piece showcases the famous graffiti print, which took the fashion world by storm when it was introduced in 2001.

Neverfull Monogram Roses Stephen Sprouse GM – Another style that was developed by artist and designer Stephen Sprouse and the celebrated designer Marc Jacobs. This bag adds a feminine appeal to an LV classic.

Miroir Sac Plat – The Monogram Miroir of this Sac Plat creates a beautiful metallic effect. This bright beauty is reserved for the confident lady who wants all eyes on her.

Speedy Fleur de Jais – From LV’s Fall/Winter 2010 collection, the Speedy Fleur de Jais is all about the details. The bag is sequined with an elaborate floral pattern, which reflects the feminine collection perfectly.

Shop these gorgeous bags and more at 4 PM ET. Because chic never sleeps.

BTR home picks their top items to help you embrace your space

Our team at BTR home work day in and day out to give you the very best in home décor, furniture, and homeware. And at these prices, your dream home is now within reach.

The home gurus are showcasing their picks March 24 – March 30 to get you inspired to embrace your space like never before.

Read our Q&A with the experts and create your loveliest home yet!

Q: What are some organizing tips you would give to people who are really looking to declutter their homes?

A: Start with your shoes. If you’re anything like me, you have shoes in every closet in your home, in your trunk, and in your office.

Shoe organizers come in different shapes, sizes, and colors – choose one that fits your needs. The 50 pair shoe organizer in the Home Storage Solutions event (starting Friday, March 30) is my personal favorite.

Don’t stop there – take any unorganized area in your house and start to declutter using either labeled baskets, clear bins, or modular shelving. Your kitchen pantry deserves the same care and attention. The Can Storage Rack in the Organize it All event (launching Monday, March 26) will free up space and leave your pantry looking neat.

– Courtney, Buyer for Kitchenware, Tabletop & Organizers

Q: The summer is soon approaching and people are looking forward to entertaining outdoors again! What are some affordable, must-have items they should get to make it happen?

A: Opt for color – spring is a great time to refresh and rejuvenate. Cute, colorful silicone wine charms in flower shapes are great for entertaining a crowd. The gift-boxed, 14 piece Happy Hour Bar Accessories set includes ice trays, cutting boards, and some great drink tags! (in the Spring Holiday Entertaining event, starting March 24).

– Courtney

Q: The bathroom is often overlooked style-wise. What tips and tricks would you give our readers to help them give new life to this room?

A: Invest in a new bath mat, a shower curtain, and matching accessories. You can change the look of your bathroom for less than $30 and change it every season if you like! This month I went for creams, neutrals, and an animal print shower curtain from Marimac! My bathroom was so boring, all white. Now I’m definitely having fun with all the accessories that have glamorized the space.

Memory foam is so hot right now, especially bath mats. I highly recommend getting one yourself!

– Alex, Buyer for Bedding & Bathroom

Q: What types of items would you recommend to our BTR shoppers to help them refresh their bedroom?

A: A new set of sheets and a new duvet cover for spring! I always like to refresh my bed this time of year. I love the 1000TC sheets from Maison Condelle – they are so soft and lightweight.

The Savannah Silk Pillow Case and feather mattress topper by Highland Feather are AMAZING! There’s really nothing like getting a good night’s sleep before a full day of work, so I can say it was worth investing, in my “beauty sleep”.

All in all, I really like all our Bed & Bath products – I think each one of BTR’s Bed & Bath events has such great products. I wish I had 100 beds!

– Alex

Q: What are some pieces you’d recommend people get to liven up their home décor without going over their budget?

A: Don’t miss the Chic & Unique Home Décor event on Saturday. Privilege features all the hottest vintage looks in home décor. The event features small accent furniture from $86.99, lamps from $49.99 and decorative accents from $9.99. We suggest the end table for a pure vintage appeal.

– Brian, Buyer for Home Décor, Furniture, Outdoor, Art, and Luggage.

Q: Summer is soon approaching – what types of outdoor furniture pieces are trendy right now?

A: Resin wicker is a big trend for outdoor furniture right now. It requires minimum maintenance and is extremely durable. Dining sets in resin wicker with metal accents will get you ready for your summer outdoor events! Bistro sets are also a nice touch to give your backyard a Parisian feel. Hammocks are also a hot new trend, great for relaxing in the shade on a sunny summer day.

– Brian

Shop BTR home picks today:

Spring holiday entertaining, Luxury bedding, Chic and unique home décor, Refresh your bed, and Picasso and Dali

Ann Lopez is back picking her top looks for full-figured and fabulous ladies

The weather is heating up and it’s time to ditch those layers and jump into sweet spring fashions. Not a size 2? Not a problem!

The multitalented Ann Lopez is back, picking her favorite fashions and accessories for curvy ladies out there who want to look head-to-toe smashing.

Whether you live in color or prefer black, the Spring Favorite Dresses event has perfect knockout numbers to help you welcome spring in style.

A perfect hot weather look absolutely needs a hot new pair of shades. These winners by Diane von Furstenberg certainly fit the bill.

Complete your look with a fab new bag from Coach. The ultimate chic touch.

When it’s dream time, forget that oversized white tee. Look for Betsey Johnson’s vivid, silky pajama styles.

Be sure to stop by all of Ann’s events and create a wardrobe that suits your unique fashion needs.