Britney Spears

Britney Spears Will Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple This Summer

LiveNation has confirmed the New York City rumors that have been surrounding Britney Spears for several months. The company is her official live show promoter. 

 Image: LiveNation

Image: LiveNation

Some said we were crazy, but we really didn't care - that's our prerogative. For the fans and press such as myself who read the signs that Britney Spears would hit up NYC this year, this is juicy validation. 

It may not turn out to be the New York City residency fans and the press speculated, but there's at least one NYC show coming this summer. It's Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 8pm.


She Gave Us A Sii-iii-iign... 

 Image: Instagram

Image: Instagram

The first and biggest clue came in form of the November 10, 2017 "secret project" teaser photo posted across Britney's social media. The cute pic features Britney in overalls giving photographer/documentary filmmaker Peter Lindbergh a kiss on the cheek.

Fans still do not know what was being filmed or photographed by Mr. Lindbergh, but the main theory has been an ad campaign for a residency or a world tour. 

 Screenshot: Instagram.com

Screenshot: Instagram.com

Due to the city-like set, and her apple emoji usage, many fans theorized Brit was planning a residency in New York City. She has fueled the speculation by using those apple emojis in the captions of her social media posts in the months since.

The sign in the background features Japanese writing that translates to "Piece of Me," which points to the show itself remaining largely the same as "Britney: Piece of Me" in Las Vegas.


Will There Be More Dates?

In Denmark, yes. In New York City? If we want more, Team B might give us more. Tours usually add second dates in big cities when the first date sells out fast. 

 Image: Twitter

Image: Twitter

Matt Stopera lives in NYC and works in the entertainment industry there. His thoughts make a lot of sense - Britney could easily sell out a run of shows at a venue the size of Radio City Music Hall.

 Image: Smukfest 

Image: Smukfest 

With a confirmed Smukfest Festival date coming this August, it's safe to say there are plans to take the show on the road beyond NYC.

Today there have been many rumors varying in believability, from big shows in Dublin to residency-sized venues in Pennsylvania. 

Over the past few months there have been many rumors about the UK, including people talking about the 02 in London. 


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The Fit: New Exclusive Britney Spears Shirt at Spencer's

 All Photos: SpencersOnline.com

All Photos: SpencersOnline.com

 Special thanks to Britney super fan  Christopher Ryan  for sharing this iconic find!

Special thanks to Britney super fan Christopher Ryan for sharing this iconic find!

The late 90s are all the rage right now, and nothing is more 1998-1999 than Britney Spears "...Baby One More Time" era. From the recent Urban Outfitters exclusive "...Baby" vinyl to the new Hot Topic "...Baby" tee, O.G. Britney has never been more sought-after. 

Now Spencer's wants a piece of the pie! If you're not familiar with American shopping malls, Spencer's is basically the naughtier Hot Topic. The back of their store is NSFW, y'all. 

Fittingly, this edgy, officially licensed Britney Spears Collection tee features a screen printed, black and white cutout of Spears from her iconic "...Baby One More Time" US album cover. Like the Target, Urban Outfitters and Hot Topic exclusives before it, the shirt is a unisex design and is marketed using male models. Yahoo! Style recently quoted my thoughts on this inclusiveness: 

As the blog DerekPlease.com pointed out, what’s different about this shirt, along with versions sporting pics of late Mexican singer Selena, is that Target’s typical music fan offerings for men up until this point focused on male artists or rock bands.
— Sabrina Rojas Weiss at Yahoo! Style

The tee features a tagless design. Unlike Target's exclusive shirt, this is made of 100% cotton. The sizing variety is a bit narrow, with only adult sizes Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large available.

As of 12:30pm ET on 12/14/17, sizes Small and Extra Large are currently sold out. 


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The Fit: Torrid Debuts Plus-Sized Britney Spears Tee

"From the bar to the car" to the... mall!?

 Images: Torrid.com 

Images: Torrid.com 

We've spoken about the amazing inclusiveness the Britney Spears Collection is showing by creating unisex fits and marketing to male fans. However, the plus-sized category was largely being left out. Finally, we have a Britney tee for Women's Sizes 10-30! 

This gorgeous, 100% cotton design from the Britney Spears Collection features a stylized edit of her classic Britney 2001 album artwork. Torrid.com is basically a stan account, too. Check out what they had to say:

It’s Britney, b*tch! This black knit crew neck tee looks like you picked it up at a Britney album tour stop, with a gritty turned-up-technicolor graphic. We’re a slave 4 this tee!

Dare I say the cut of this shirt could work for fans of all genders? The open neck design seems ideal for rocking your best necklaces, like Britney's 2009 "Circus Tour" dog tag pendant, which just debuted on her web store at $10.


Bravo to Torrid for helping Britney fans of all sizes rep their queen in style. Click here to buy.


Special shoutout to Britney super fan Stella F. for alerting me to this find! 

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12 New Holiday Gift Sets from Britney Spears Fragrances

On the twelfth day of Britmas...

Each year Britney Spears Fragrances delights our nostrils with another array of holiday gift sets. Usually they're focused on primarily on the original Fantasy. There may be some "candy lotion," or a lip pencil, but usually nothing too far outside the box.

This year is different. Team B is taking advantage of her strong return to relevance by sending at least a dozen new kits to stores. These kits include Private Show, Curious, Radiance, Fantasy, Midnight Fantasy, and Intimate Fantasy scented items.

This expansive collection joins her recently unveiled Hot Topic, Target, and Urban Outfitters store exclusives.


Hot Tip

Buyer beware of eBay and Amazon Sellers perfume purchases! These are often faux... or real bottles refilled with inferior, copycat formulas. #fakenews


Target.com has listed all the gift sets, including both of the ones I found at Walgreens. Looks like Target is your safest bet if you want to purchase these drop dead beautiful sets online.

Check out the full gamut below! Click the photos to be linked to their Target listings. 

 Britney Spears Private Show Fragrance Bath Set - 5 Pieces  $14.99 at Target.com

Britney Spears Private Show Fragrance Bath Set - 5 Pieces

$14.99 at Target.com

Private Show Britney Spears™ is an irresistible fragrance that incorporates Britney’s favorite scents: whipped crème coffee is addictive, empowering and energizing while dulce de leche and luminous amber add a modern gourmand richness and seductiveness. A touch of nectarine on the top gives an extraordinary juiciness to the first impression that transports you to a place of pure pleasure.
 Fantasy By Britney Spears Fragrance Bath Set - 5 Pieces  $14.99 at Target.com

Fantasy By Britney Spears Fragrance Bath Set - 5 Pieces

$14.99 at Target.com

Capturing love’s ability to overwhelm when you least expect it, Fantasy weaves a tale of modern romance. Britney channels the elusive playfulness of the chase, and the carnal excitement of seduction to create a flirtatious scent for the empowered woman. Britney Spears™ Fantasy combines succulent fruits and Britney’s favorite white florals to create a sensual fragrance. The alluring mix of lush red lychee, golden quince, and exotic kiwi playfully intertwines with a delectable cupcake accord, jasmine petals, and white chocolate orchid. A surprising finish of creamy musk, enchanted orris root, and sensual woods will leave you—and everyone around you—captivated all day.
 Private Show by Britney Spears Fragrance Gift Set - 3 Pieces  $38.00 at Target.com

Private Show by Britney Spears Fragrance Gift Set - 3 Pieces

$38.00 at Target.com

 Private Show by Britney Spears Women's Fragrance Gift Set - 2 Pieces  $21.99 at Target.com

Private Show by Britney Spears Women's Fragrance Gift Set - 2 Pieces

$21.99 at Target.com

 Fantasy By Britney Spears Fragrance Bath Set - 4 Pieces  $9.99 at Target.com  Previously found at Walgreens & unboxed exclusively on DerekPlease.com

Fantasy By Britney Spears Fragrance Bath Set - 4 Pieces

$9.99 at Target.com

Previously found at Walgreens & unboxed exclusively on DerekPlease.com

 Fantasy by Britney Spears Fragrance Rollerball Ornament   $4.88 at Target.com

Fantasy by Britney Spears Fragrance Rollerball Ornament 

$4.88 at Target.com

 Fantasy by Britney Spears Fragrance Bath Fizz - 2 Pieces  $5.00 at Target.com

Fantasy by Britney Spears Fragrance Bath Fizz - 2 Pieces

$5.00 at Target.com

 Fantasy & Private Show by Britney Spears Fine Fragrance Mist - 2 Pieces  $14.99 at Target.com

Fantasy & Private Show by Britney Spears Fine Fragrance Mist - 2 Pieces

$14.99 at Target.com

 Curious by Britney Spears Fragrance Gift Set - 2 Pieces  $21.99 at Target.com

Curious by Britney Spears Fragrance Gift Set - 2 Pieces

$21.99 at Target.com

Britney Spears Curious captures the romantic, independent, and mischievous spirit of the Curious woman. This fragrance has a free-spirited scent that blends white floral notes with hints of vanilla and musk. Curious opens with fresh lotus, mouthwatering pear, and magnolia and then blooms with an intensive floral heart of tuberose, jasmine, and pink cyclamen. Alluring and feminine, Curious has a sensual base of musk, vanilla, and precious woods.
 Midnight by Britney Spears Fragrance Gift Set - 3 Pieces  $35.00 at Target.com

Midnight by Britney Spears Fragrance Gift Set - 3 Pieces

$35.00 at Target.com

Midnight Fantasy is the fragrance that puts you at center stage. This casual, citrusy scent, has a moderate, fruity bouquet that fits women of all ages. It has a careful balance of framboise, vanilla, black cherry, plum, night-blooming orchid and freesia, among other notes.
 Britney Spears Fragrance Sampler Stocking Stuffer - 3 Pieces  $21.99 at Target.com

Britney Spears Fragrance Sampler Stocking Stuffer - 3 Pieces

$21.99 at Target.com

Fantasy Intimate Edition celebrates being beautifully bare and confident in your own scented skin. A romantic fragrance of seduction where sensual florals and sweet notes delicately embrace the skin, ready for your intimate fantasy to begin. A mix of juicy lychee, violet leaves and a touch of Italian lemon exudes sensual fun. A seductive interplay wraps around the heart of muguet, delicate jasmine and brown sugar, giving in to your most secret desires. Dreams become reality as vanilla, heliiotrope, and white musk dance in the background.
 Britney Spears Fragrances Sampler Gift Set - 4 Pieces  $38 at Target.com

Britney Spears Fragrances Sampler Gift Set - 4 Pieces

$38 at Target.com

Britney Spears Radiance is a blend of luscious berries and dewy petals that unfolds to reveal a radiant heart of luminous pure white flowers, lit from within by the glow of precious amber, woods, and sexy musk. Radiance offers top notes of luscious wild berries and soft dewy petals to convey a feeling of unparalleled allure, a pure white bouquet of tuberose, jasmine, orange flower, and iris to exude an unforgettable feminine aura, and captivating cashmere woods and luminous amber to wrap you in the sensual glow of skin musk.

Additional sets from last year are available at Target.com


What's your favorite Britney Spears perfume? Hit me on social one more time! @DerekPlease everywhere. 

Mine is Believe... a long forgotten, underrated and unisex-friendly Britney Spears scent from 2007. I wrote a high school English class essay on its ad campaign. It received an A+! #JusticeForBelieve

The Fit: New Britney Spears 2017 Tour Inspired Hoodie at Urban Outfitters

"Another day, another drama"? More like "another day, more merch"!

Britney Spears and her merch company strike again with another store exclusive item out in retail. This time, Urban Outfitters is hitting us one more time.

 Photo: UrbanOutfitters.com

Photo: UrbanOutfitters.com

Britney Spears fan @CandidlyCarlo found a new hoodie at his local Urban Outfitters yesterday, and tweeted out a photo:

Photo: @CandidlyCarlo

The tweet amassed over 150 likes. The fan response was so great UrbanOutfitters.com put it on their web store this morning!

Click here to buy yours for $54.

Fun fact, the hoodie is an Urban Outfitters-exclusive recreation of the long sleeve t-shirt that was sold at shows on her 2017 Asian tour. The design is playful; it says "Britney" in English and "bitch" in Japanese. Most people won't even know you're walking around with an obscenity on your sleeves!

After the tour ended, the original merch was briefly available for sale on BritneySpears.com - many other fans and I scored a few items. The original long sleeve version is so comfortable. Plus, I get tons of compliments when I wear it.

Twitter friends like @BraveNewMatt and I are debating getting this hoodie recreation so I can keep the original in mint condition. Hmm...

Fit details from Urban Outfitters:

"Cotton fleece pullover offers ribbed banding at the cuffs + hem for a perfect fit, complete with an adjustable hood and front kanga pocket."


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