Thursday, September 30, 2010

Apiece Apart Fall/Winter 2010

We just received Apiece Apart Fall/Winter 2010 collection.  It looks absolutely breathtaking.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


We have all kinds of vintage metal letters in stock!  They vary in size from 2 inches and all the way to 3 feet. 

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Cote Bastide products just arrived!

We finally received our first shipment from France!  Luxurious orange blossom body cream, fragrant soaps and bath salts, candles, linens and lots more. 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Elle Japan October issue

Our first major press for the SoHo location--October issue of Elle Japan magazine.

Perfect rainboots--they do exist!

Every girl needs a pair of rain boots.  We have been searching for a perfect style for years, and finally found one from a Japanese brand Daiichi.  They are light, comfortable and the best part--you can roll them up and throw them in your purse!  It will even fit inside a Birkin bag--we tested it today.  Only $125 available at Loopy Mango or on our website in women's US sizes 7, 8, 9 and 10 or men's sizes 6, 7, 8 and 9.  They are unisex, so guys can wear them too!

Chanel Fall 2010

We were walking by the Chanel's SoHo store today and the windows left us absolutely speechless.  So inspring!

Friday, September 17, 2010

An impromptu accordion performance by our new friend Albert Behar

We get a wide range of people visiting our store daily, and it always amazes me
how interesting and unique they are.  Today, we met two young music students
who walked into our store carrying an accordion and a guitar. 
Albert Behar, an 18-year old composer and sound artist, gave us
an amazing performance on the spot!     
Good news is that Albert will be coming back to Loopy Mango for our
special event in October.  Hope you can join us for this exciting event! 
Please stay tuned for more information.  

Check out Albert's website:

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Alexander Wang's new store coming to Grand St.!

So we've all been wondering who is going to take over the old Yohji Yamamoto store on Grand St. (only one block East of Loopy Mango).  And gues who???  Alexander Wang of course!  Can't wait!  We have always been great fans of his work and were one of the first stores to carry his line back in the old Brooklyn days.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Costello Tagliapietra Spring 2011

Fashion week is finally here and our favorite Brooklyn designers Robert Tagliapietra and Jeffrey Costello of Costello Tagliapietra showed their collection on Friday.  It was absolutely fabulous, as always.  Enjoy.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Great by Sandie bags are here!

We just received our fall shipment of leather bags from a Parisian label Great by Sandie. Beautiful supple leather with metal hardware is a must for this fall and winter.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Fashion's night out at Loopy Mango!

Celebrate Fashion's Night Out with complimentary wine and Lightly Alcoholic Blooming Tea Punch tasting. Shop for the latest fall fashions, home goods and antiques in a relaxing atmosphere in the heart of SoHo cast iron historic district. As part of the celebration we will be launching blooming teas and hand blown rose series teapots from Tea Beyond. Enjoy your tea in a beautiful clear glass teapot from Tea Beyond or in a variety of vintage tea pots available at Loopy Mango.

Friday, September 10
6 pm to 10 pm
Loopy Mango
78 Grand St. (between Greene & Wooster)
New York, NY  10013
212 343 7425

Blooming teas from Tea Beyond--a whole new tea experience!

We just got our shipment of blooming teas from Tea Beyond and today we had some time for brewing and actually tasting it to see what all the buzz was about. What can I say. It left me absolutely speechless. The amazing aroma and abundance of flavor is unbelievable. Worth absolutely every penny. Just watching the bloom unfold is almost a religious experience by itself.

The blooms are so beautiful that you can use it not just for brewing tea but even for interior decoration. Put the bloom into any clear glass container filled with water and voila, a beautiful and unique flower arrangement. 

Tea blooms available in various assortments and in various gift packaging, prices vary from $15 to $55.

Tea Fame Collection includes four blooms total, one of each of the following:  Sola (chamomile like aroma and taste, mild, spicy & refreshing, ingredients: rarest high mountain silver needle green tea, English marigold), Intimatea (long lasting jasmine aroma, delightful and charming with well balanced taste, ingredients: rarest high mountain silver needle green tea, globe amaranth, jasmine), Royal Red (long lasting sweet olive (osmanthus) aroma with sweet aftertaste, ingredients: rarest high mountain liver needle green tea, lily, sweet olive (osmanthus)), Blossom of Snow (chamomile like aroma with the hint of citron note, mild and delicate tastes, ingredients: high mountain silver needle green tea, citron, English marigold).

Grade A Collection includes four blooms total, one of each of the following: L.T. -- calming and detoxifying (rich notes of jasmine, long lasting after taste, ingredients: grade A silver needle green tea and jasmine flowers), V.T. -- slimming & balancing (delicate notes of carnation, sweet and soft aroma, splendid pink blossom, ingredients: grade A silver needle green tea and carnation), K.T. -- soothing and Tonic (sunny hue, mild notes of English marigold and lyric picture, ingredients: grade A silver needle green tea, lily and English marigold), J.T. -- energizing and balancing (subtle sweet tastes of peony, marvekous blossom, ingredients: grade A silver needle green tea and peony).

Want to throw a tea party that's actually fun?  Serve lightly alcoholic tea punch!  Your guests are guaranteed to have the most unforgettable experience.  Here's a recipe:

Exotic Blooming Tea Punch Recipe

Best for: wedding, baby shower, Birthday party, etc.
Preparation time: 20 minutes plus 2-3 hours to chill.  Makes 20-24 servings.

1 cup sugar
6 cups of spring water
1/4 cup of lemon juice
1/2 cup of Tequila
4 Blooming tea blossoms
2 cups of grapefruit juice
1/4 cup of Vodka
2.5 cups of apple juice
Strawberry ice cubes (fill ice cube mold with ginger ale and add whole/pieced strawberries to each cube.  Freeze to use.  Please allow a few hours to process.  Don't want to mess with fresh strawberries?  Just add frozen strawberries later)


1.  Boil spring water to boiling point.  Drop 4 blooms to brew for 15 minutes or longer for desired strength.  Add 1 cup of sugar.
2.  Mix apple juice, lemon juice, grape fruit juice, tequila and vodka in a punch bowl.
3.  Let it stand for 15 minutes and mix in all liquids together.  Cover with plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator to chill for 2-3 hours.

When serving, float strawberry ice cubes in punch bowl.

Tea blossom before water is added     Tea blossom after water is added

Clear glass Romeo teapot $43

  Clear glass Juliet teapot $43

Clear glass cup with saucer $16

Use blooming tea as interior decor--display it in any clear glass container. 
Vintage fishbowl $1,180.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

one more pic from the shoot

I just love this shot that Vlad took, so dynamic, almost better than the final version!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Hannoh and Meg Ryan

Hannoh fall collection finally arrived!  And guess who fell absolutely in love with it?  Well, Meg Ryan of course!  She dropped by on Friday evening and particularly loved his jackets and coats.  But of course, they are totally her style.

Some snap shots of the store

I just took some random snap shots around the store today.  Waejong did such a beautiful job with display the other day that I had to take pictures before she changes it around again!