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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-05-30

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To Tie Dye For

New local boutiques, businesses and
brands you may not know — but should.

By Lynne Konstantin

en years ago, brothers Corey and Jamie
Glassberg hit their first trend: Inspired by the
bra-strap headbands that were popular just
a few years before, underwear waistbands were
transformed into colorful, sparkly headbands.
And preteen girls couldn't scoop them up fast
The Bayshore, N.Y., brothers, then in their
mid-20s, plunked all their savings into dreaming
up more than 50 variations (from terry-cloth to
bandanna designs embellished with everything
from sequins to initials to sports logos and more)
of the hot-seller that they named Undee Bandz
by Top Trenz, and stocked national shops from
Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom to Walt Disney
World, plus hundreds of boutique shops across
the country.
Since then, the brothers have morphed their
multi-million-dollar idea into a handful of show-
rooms across the country — plus more interna-
tionally — that offer retailers hundreds of items
that a teenaged girl simply can't live without.
Once again right on trend, the Undee Bandz
line is running with the fashionable return of tie-
dye, thanks in part to Gwen Stefani, Nicole Richie
and runway designers Tory Burch and House of
Holland (of course, for many kids and campers,
tie-dye never stopped being a style icon).The

brand has expanded into a massively popular
(and affordable) collection of tie-dyed products
including bags, fashion accessories, hair acces-
sories and clothing, often embellished with the
brand's own glittery appliques of hearts, peace
signs, initials, sayings (think BFF and LOVE) and
Popular for everyday fun (like Blingy adjust-
able bracelets, mood-changing dessert bracelets
and colorful hairbands that double as conve-
nient bracelets), Undee Bandz also has collec-
tions geared toward dance, gymnastics and
sports, back to school (lunchboxes, blinged-out
watches and pencil cases) and camp — includ-
ing tie-dye fleece blankets, pillowcases, duffle
bags, backpacks and sling totes, wet bags
(to hold wet bathing suits and towels), Boost
Titanium necklaces and bracelets, tie-dye tank
dresses, hoodies and socks, and everything else
a young girl could possibly dream up.
Kids go crazy for everything they offer, says
Elyse Schubiner, a Michigan sales rep for Top
Trenz."I love everything, too — I wish they made
the clothes in adult sizes!"

Look for Undee Bandz by Top Trenz at local shops including Guys
W Gals, Perfect Trading Co., Brody's, Warren Prescriptions, Re-
style Child and more. For more information, visit toptrenz.com.

bracelet / ponytail holder

bracelet/ ponytail holder


Daddy Dearest

Our favorite shopping picks for women, men, kids, the home and more.

By Lynne Konstantin

ab finds for Father's Day.

Give Dad the gift of a per-
fectly tailored, custom fit: Linda
Miller, local style consultant for
J. Hilburn Men's Clothier, will
visit his home or office for a
personal consultation. She will
measure each client and get to
know his style preferences (is he
a cutaway collar, French round
cuff, no pocket kind of guy?),
resulting in a hand-constructed
piece of luxury clothing crafted
from fine Italian fabrics. Give
a gift certificate for a custom
shirt or jacket (like this NAVY
SHIRT, $119), or choose from
their vast assortment of ready-
to-wear pieces (NAVY SILK
Hilburn Men's Clothier (248-229-
1829; lindamillerjhilbum.com ).

30 June 2013

I RED mum

Detroit — the new watchmaking capital of America. This is the goal of
Shinola, a new brand inspired by Detroit's manufacturing legacy. Based
in Midtown Detroit, inside the former Argonaut building (now within
the College for Creative Studies, with whom the brand has a partner-
ship), Shinola's watch factory (and bicycle workshop) creates genuine
made-in-Detroit products that not only gleam with pride of industry,
but also gorgeous craftsmanship (like the SHINOLA RUNWELL).
Watches range from $475-$995. Shinola.com .

The legendary BILL
COSBY, father of the iconic
TV family, stand-up comic
extraordinaire, author, win-
ner of five Grammys (for his
comedy albums), TV star
and '80s fashion icon, was
also a forerunner of mod-
ern race relations — and
the first African-American
to co-star in a dramatic
series (in /Spy), all no small
feat for a kid from the
Philadelphia projects. Send
Dad to see him at 7 p.m. or
10 p.m. Saturday, June 29,
at Orchestra Hall. $35-$85.




Orchestra Hall at the Max M.
Fisher Music Center, Detroit
(313-576-5111; dso.org).


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