clos-ette covets: Kelly Market

Posted on January 15, 2013 by Melanie Charlton

 What’s the best defense against the winter doldrums? According to Atlanta designer and blogger Kelly Ottinger, cheery classics, dynamite accessories, and a few beach-worthy pieces are the cure for the wardrobe ‘blahs’ this time of year. Here, the gal behind Kelly Market (one of our daily destinations for all things chic) shares her January shopping wish-list.

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Introducing vintage site -- PLUS exclusive shopping for Clos-ette Too fans!

Posted on December 17, 2012 by melanie Charlton Fascitelli

 On our retail radar:, a new fashion site combining a highly-curated collection of vintage pieces with creative editorial. Culled from some of the most renowned vintage stores around the world –including a personal fave, What Goes Around Comes Around –the merchandise skews edgy, dark and subversive. ("We're not for the Chanel bag crowd," says editor-in-chief Gil Linton). With a personal shopper on hand, and truly one-of-a-kind pieces to browse, Byronesque offers a different kind of shopping experience indeed...

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clos-ette covets: The Pursuit of Style

Posted on December 11, 2012 by Melanie Charlton

 What do you covet for your closet? In our new blogger series, we're asking the most stylish gals (and guys!) on the web to tell us what's at the top of their shopping wish-lists. First up: DC-based Lindsay Souza, whose popular blog, The Pursuit of Style, touts the same preppy-cool looks we love ourselves. Here, Lindsay shares her top must-haves for the holiday season.

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How to Look Expensive

Posted on October 23, 2012 by melanie Charlton Fascitelli

 Ladies (and well-groomed gents), please meet the singularly best, most helpful, and downright genius beauty and fashion book we've ever encountered: How to Look Expensive: A Beauty Editor's Secrets to Getting Gorgeous without Breaking the Bank.

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Hot Mamas

Posted on September 14, 2012 by melanie fascitelli

This just in: super-moms are the new supermodels. At least that was the message at STRUT: The Fashionable Moms Show, in which high-powered mamas (including our own Melanie Charlton Fascitelli!) rocked the catwalks at Mercedes-Benz fashion week. The event featured some of our favorite fashion world peeps, including Stephanie Winston Wolkoff and Rent the Runway's Jenny Fleiss, decked out in some seriously hot little numbers. Naturally, the bustling backstage was stocked with our signature hangers.

Check out some of our fave shots from the night, below!

Hi, Mel!

Wendy Williams in the house...

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff with her adorable daughter.

Lisa Rinna workin' it...

Our friend Jenny Fleiss had the best accessory!

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Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous hardware!

Posted on August 09, 2012 by Melanie Charlton

And how could it not be? We teamed up with The Nanz Company, the luxury hardware manufacturer, to develop the most beautiful, high-quality closet accessories. The seven piece collection is available in an array of stunning fishes at any Nanz showroom. (Check out some of them below. Would you go for the polished chrome? The antique gold? Ah, decisions, decisions). 

Here, Nanz president Carl Sorenson weighs in on the collaboration. 
belt rack
Clos-ette by Nanz belt rack

First, Carl, tell us a little bit about your company.

Nanz began manufacturing hardware that was required for high-end restorations but was no longer available. We've built the business around classic product designs that are both beautiful and well-made.  

single robe hook

Clos-ette by Nanz single robe hook

How did the Clos-ette collaboration begin?

Nanz was already making door hardware, cabinet hardware and bath hardware. We knew closet hardware was a category in which we were interested. It was perfect when my builder friend introduced me to Melanie, the closet authority for high-end designers. Better still when I met this charming dynamo who even made me more excited about the possibilities. Melanie and I had a lot of fun creating the line and were delighted that our clients have been so enthusiastic about our ideas. 

scarf rack for scarf storage

Clos-ette by Nanz swing-arm scarf rack

What was the collection's main objective?

Through her experience Melanie had identified some very specific client needs. Our aim was to make the best hardware we could given her goals. The result was convenience provided by a well-designed, coordinated hardware system. We look forward to continuing to meet our clients goals with more great collaborations. 

valet rod
Clos-ette by Nanz retractable valet rod
tie rack closet accessory
Clos-ette by Nanz tie rack
peg rod closet accessory
Clos-ette by Nanz removable peg hook
closet rod flange closet accessory
Clos-ette by Nanz closet rod flange

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Pin Down Bladder Cancer

Posted on June 27, 2012 by melanie fascitelli

Dear Readers,

I rarely do a personal outreach for a charity, but cancer is something that touches us all. My own father died of colon cancer, and my aunt of breast cancer. In my father’s case, early detection could have saved his life.

This is why I am so passionate about Pin Down Bladder Cancer, a new campaign focused on raising money and awareness for this startlingly underfunded disease. Though bladder cancer is the fourth most-common cancer in men and fifth overall, it gets 10-20 times less funding than the other top five most common cancers. It is also the most expensive cancer to treat on a per-patient basis.  

Join me in the fight to raise funds and awareness by purchasing a “Pin Down Bladder Cancer” pin here and wearing it throughout the month of July. All proceeds will support bladder cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering.

Your support can help bring this killer to its knees –and give someone the chance my father never had.

Thank you,

Melanie Charlton Fascitelli

Please visit to make a donation, obtain the pin, learn more about the campaign's mission. 

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