Burkman Brothers & Dalaga Sisters Launch Events

Thursday, May 10th at 6pm,  two New York City fashion events simultaneously launched. I entered 521 5th Avenue for The Tourist x Burkman Brothers Launch Event at Urban Outfitters, hosted by design-duo Ben & Doug Burkman.

The Tourist x Burkman Brothers Launch Event at Urban Outfitters (Virtual Flyer)
Burkman Brothers (via Urban Outfitters Blog)

Ben and Doug both started their careers at The GAP before launching their brand, the Burkman Bros Collection. With a distinctive approach, they modified classic menswear. The Tourist Collection is a younger, more affordable line, inspired by the brothers’ summer travel to Greece.

Models posed in The Tourist Collection, equip with a towel stand, a DJ pumping some great tracks and an open-bar.

The models. (The Tourist x Burkman Brothers Launch Event) (Urban Outfitters)
Store prop. (The Tourist x Burkman Brothers Launch Event) (Urban Outfitters)
(The Tourist x Burkman Brothers Launch Event) (Urban Outfitters)
Open-bar. (The Tourist x Burkman Brothers Launch Event) (Urban Outfitters)
DJ booth. (The Tourist x Burkman Brothers Launch Event) (Urban Outfitters)
Sailor shirt. (The Tourist x Burkman Brothers Launch Event) (Urban Outfitters)

Onto the next event I went, the Dalaga SoHo Grand Opening at Kenmare Street. The sister-duo, Michelle and May Mangiliman, turned their childhood game of shop-keeping their mother’s closet into a reality. During their six successful years in Greenpoint Brooklyn, New York Magazine featured them for “Best Dresses” and Refinery29 named them “Brooklyn’s #1 Classic Boutique.”

Michelle and May Mangiliman (Dalaga website)
Store-front. (Dalaga SoHo Grand Opening)

The SoHo store opened its doors to a throng of people with sweet deals, like 10% off of everything in the store, cupcakes by Kumquat Cupcakery and a large ice-bucket of Dos Equis.

Crowd. (Dalaga SoHo Grand Opening)
Dos Equis. (Dalaga SoHo Grand Opening)

Dalaga is stocked with an array of clothing, shoes and accessories, all from distinguished designers. I loved the vast selection of Tribal jewelry, fragrances, sun-wear and leather clutches. From the runways of Salvatore Ferragamo (Fall 2011) to Lady Gaga, the store carried hounds-tooth print in a pair of chic shorts, cute horse-print shorts (very Mui Mui inspired), and collared lace blouses.

Tribal Jewelry. (Dalaga SoHo Grand Opening)
Perfume stand. (Dalaga SoHo Grand Opening)
Clutch bags. (Dalaga SoHo Grand Opening)
Hounds-Tooth shorts. (Dalaga SoHo Grand Opening)
Horse-print shorts. (Dalaga SoHo Grand Opening)
Collared lace blouse. (Dalaga SoHo Grand Opening)
Jesenia- Fashion/Beauty Blogger (Dalaga SoHo Grand Opening)
Display. (Dalaga SoHo Grand Opening)
Merchandising Rep with feathered hat. (Dalaga SoHo Grand Opening)

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