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November 17, 2015 - Comments Off on Recap: Pioneer Mode 2015

Recap: Pioneer Mode 2015

Last weekend marked the very first Pioneer Mode conference—two days full of inspiring conversation, problem solving, and designing. A lot of people contributed to Pioneer Mode’s success—our amazing group of speakers and workshop leaders, all of the attendees, the volunteers. Instead of hearing how great it was from us, check out all of the tweets shared using the #PioneerMode2015 hashtag throughout the course of the event.

December 31, 2014 - Comments Off on Event: Join Us for ‘Stories & Style’ at Bene Rialto on January 29th

Event: Join Us for ‘Stories & Style’ at Bene Rialto on January 29th


Mark your calendars—you won't want to miss Stories & Style. Every piece of clothing and style comes with a story, whether it's something that happened while you were wearing it or the very inspiration behind the design. At Bene Rialto on Thursday, January 29th, we're joining forces with three storytellers to bring you a night of entertainment and fashion.

Come hear NPR's Ophira Eisenberg, Writer/Comedian Elna Baker, and Author/Comedian Sara Benincasa recount fashion-focused tales—we guarantee you won't leave without having a laugh. You'll also be able to meet the designer and try on pieces from the Nicole Lenzen ready-to-wear collection, browse the other apparel and accessory brands featured throughout Bene Rialto's multilevel retail marketplace, and snack on some yummy appetizers and wine.

An RSVP will be required to enter, so get your name on the list for this free event quickly!

When: Thursday, January 29th
Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Where: Bene Rialto, 13 W 38th St. New York, NY 10018

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November 20, 2014 - Comments Off on Make The Future Now: Get a Peek Into BF+DA’s New Accelerator Space in Brooklyn

Make The Future Now: Get a Peek Into BF+DA’s New Accelerator Space in Brooklyn

NL-BFDA-TableThere's something revolutionary about the new Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator space off of the Flushing G stop in Brooklyn. Maybe it's something about the space itself—seeing as its history is as rich as the work that will surely come of it—mixed with the people and enthusiasm within its walls. The space's opening event on November 11th almost seemed more like a pep rally than anything, with the program's makers and designers proudly displaying the fruits of their labors for passersby.

NL-BFDA-PillowsFirst, let's dig into the people and goals behind the initiative. Picture yourself as a recent college grad with no room for running your own endeavor—or simply throw yourself back to those real-life growing pains you remember like yesterday. In a world that's so focused on being self-made, that is a tough place to be. And as a respected arts and design establishment, Pratt knows this. So, instead of offering job placement advice or leaving grads completely on their own to fend for work, they decided to do something for up-and-coming creators. The Brooklyn Accelerator is a space for creatives to find the resources they need to make their ideas into reality, whether that's a desk to work on or a station for 3D printing (you can check out more of the available resources here). One of the most impressive assets was the larger-than-life mechanical loom humming away in one of the side rooms.

While it's easy to walk into a room of makers and quickly recognize what they're doing. But the BF+DA designers are doing much more than simply "making." To be a part of the program, they need to be focused on incorporating sustainable best practices into their work and, straight from the mouth of the program itself, "exploring the relationship of apparel + technology and the future of production."

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October 29, 2014 - Comments Off on Check Us Out: Bene Rialto Retail Marketplace Opening

Check Us Out: Bene Rialto Retail Marketplace Opening


We may have just announced our involvement in the Young & Able web pop-up (and soon to be physical space), but we've got another announcement for all of you. On a recent and particularly breezy Thursday night, we celebrated the opening of Bene Rialto—a retail marketplace in Manhattan featuring outstanding local, national, and international makers, from apparel to jewelry to handcrafted denim bags.

The marketplace consists of three floors. You can find most of the accessories and paper goods on the first floor, apparel on the second (including a few familiar designs from yours truly!), and art on the third floor. The space will also feature various events and speakers.

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Here's a little background on the space: The space—whose namesake means "good marketplace" in Italian—is the brainchild and work of a former buyer and director from Saks, Caryn Neary, plus a team of other high fashion retail veterans. But the space is much more than a place to find extremely well-made gifts and indulgences. Think of it as an emerging incubator—the vision is to integrate a wholesale showroom, florist space, and eatery into the mix. Nestled right off of one of Midtown's busiest footpaths, this is the perfect place for a more personal shopping experience, past the mega-stores and mass-produced fashions of 5th Avenue.

We'll have much more to announce on this space and what you can expect to see in terms of events and get-togethers, but for now you can visit the space at 13 W. 38th St, New York, New York. And don't forget to come see what we have to offer on the second floor—we're right next to the dressing rooms, near the front windows (replete with a peek at the Empire State Building).


The Nicole Lenzen gals from left to right: Mindy Raf, PR Manager / Nicole Lenzen, Owner and Designer / Erika Owen, Blogger & Social Media Manager; Photo cred: Glen Taylor


Glen Taylor and Nicole Lenzen


 Bene Rialto
13 W. 38th St. (between 5th & 6th Aves)
New York, NY 10018 / 212.246.5984
Mon-Wed 11am-7pm / Thu-Sat 11am-8pm / Sun 12pm-6pm

July 8, 2014 - Comments Off on Meet the Eva Collection: Feminine, Tailored Dresses and Separates with Vintage-Inspired Details

Meet the Eva Collection: Feminine, Tailored Dresses and Separates with Vintage-Inspired Details


Feminine details, vintage-inspired charm, and an all-over elegant silhouette is a given with the new Eva Collection. As always, the styles focus on keeping you put-together, no matter what the day throws your way. Whether you've got a bike ride commute followed up with an important client meeting or an impromptu happy hour get-together, we've got a pleated neckline, peplum or pocket (and much, much more) to keep you looking lovely no matter how hard you work.


Today's office dress code may be leaning a little on the casual side, but women still deserve to look and feel great during the day while stepping it up style-wise. Finding that perfect place between power suit and sundress, the Eva Collection is redefining modern work wear by introducing an elegant, feminine style that'll keep you feeling empowered.


But don't just take our word for it. We showed off the collection on the runway at New York Fashion Week and Lindy Focus XII. Keep your eyes out for our versatile new styles being worn the way they're meant to be worn—on the move.

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