Dress Like Your Favorite White Collar Character with Gilt.com (1/19 at 12pm EST)

USA, the #1 cable network, has partnered with Gilt Groupe (www.gilt.com), the exclusive online shopping destination, to celebrate the return of WHITE COLLAR on Tuesday, January 18 at 10/9c.  This first time partnership brings WHITE COLLAR fans and Gilt members together to shop customized sales for both women and men, inspired by the classic style and sensibility of WHITE COLLAR’S Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer), Peter Burke (Tim DeKay) and Elizabeth Burke (Tiffani Thiessen).  The sales are pegged to begin following the first new episode of WHITE COLLAR, it was announced today by Alexandra Shapiro, USA’s senior vice president, brand marketing and digital.

“Both Gilt Groupe and WHITE COLLAR embody a refined concept of style, so we’re excited to partner with them to launch new episodes of the show,” said Shapiro.  “Through this relationship, we can showcase the series’ iconic fashion and provide another platform for fans to engage with the WHITE COLLAR experience.”

The WHITE COLLAR Gilt limited-time event will be curated by the show’s season one and season two costume designer, Stephanie Maslansky, and will take place at Gilt.com/whitecollar on Wednesday, January 19, beginning at 12pmET and will last for 36 hours.  This sale will consist of four distinct sales.  There will be three sales that will consist of clothing and accessories inspired by the show’s popular characters.  One sale will be experiential through Gilt City, paying homage to New York City, where the show is based, where Gilt members and WHITE COLLAR fans will have the opportunity to dine at restaurants, visit bars and other NYC hotspots that encompass the WHITE COLLAR lifestyle.   Lastly, USA and Gilt are also giving away a limited quantity of free Brooks Brothers men and women’s white-collar shirts at noon ET on January 19.

“As television shows continue to inspire and influence consumers’ fashion and lifestyle purchases, Gilt is excited to partner with WHITE COLLAR and USA Network to create a unique shopping experience inspired by the characters of this popular show,” said Carl Sparks, president, Gilt Groupe.  “In partnering with Brooks Brothers and the show’s costume designer from season one and two, we’ve created a unique opportunity for the five million-plus viewers of WHITE COLLAR to act on the fashion and lifestyle inspirations in the show.”

The collaboration marks the first time Gilt Groupe has ever partnered with a television series.  As part of the promotion, WHITE COLLAR will be featured in Gilt MAN’s blog, the Gilt MANual: The Daily Guide to Permanent Style, through editorial content that will describe the style and vision behind each character.

Top-rated USA series WHITE COLLAR stars Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay as an unlikely duo of con artist and FBI agent working together to put away infamous and elusive criminals.  Shot entirely in and around New York City, the series also stars Willie Garson, Tiffani Thiessen, Marsha Thomason and Sharif Atkins.  WHITE COLLAR was created and is executive produced by Jeff Eastin and comes from Fox Television Studios.  Jeff King and Mark Goffman are co-executive producers.

For gallery and episodic photos of WHITE COLLAR, as well as all USA projects, please log on to the NBC Universal Media Village at http://www.nbcumv.com/.  For show information, including bios, episodes, synopses and loglines, and clips and promos, please log-on tohttp://www.usanetwork.com/press/whitecollar, password: characters.

Gilt Groupe is an innovative e-commerce company offering highly coveted products and experiences at insider prices. Each day, Gilt offers its members a new, curated selection of merchandise, including apparel, accessories and lifestyle products for women, men and children, home entertaining and decor, along with luxury travel packages and fantastic offers on local services and experiences. Most sales start at noon ET and last only 36 hours, making Gilt.com an addictive destination for aspirational shoppers from coast to coast.

USA Network is the #1 network in all of basic cable and is seen in over 102 million U.S. homes.  A division of NBC Universal, USA is the cable television leader in original series and home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, acquired television series and entertainment events. The award-winning USA website is located atwww.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.

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Must Watch this Fall: White Collar


USA’s New Original Series White Collar – October 23 at 10/9c

whitecollarTake one part smart, one part funny and add in a dash of charm and you have USA Network’s newest series – White Collar. I received a screener copy of the pilot and wasn’t sure how I’d enjoy the series. I shouldn’t have been worried, the show is endearing, clever, smart and enjoyable!

White Collar is a show that fits in well with USA’s other smart shows – Monk, Psych, Burn Notice, and Royal Pains – without being a clone of those shows. It follows the unlikely partnership of a FBI agent and a high-class thief named Neal Caffrey. The G-man, Peter Burke (played by Tim DeKay) is our middle-class hero who is comitted to his work. Caffrey is the effortless con man, who seems to be able to get anything he wants.

Matt Bomer, who many of you know as Bryce from Chuck, brings his sexy/snarky self to the role of Neal Caffrey, a character who is a mixture of The Saint and Frank Abagnale Jr. He plays off of his co-start, Tim DeKay (Carnivale) at a level that you usually don’t see in a pilot of a TV series. The back and forth between DeKay and Bomer seems like it’s come from years of working together, not a few weeks. And that’s the heart of why I loved the pilot for White Collar – there’s a great relationship between the actors (even the secondary characters interaction with the main characters is believable and fun to watch).

This was one pilot that I couldn’t stop watching. I was never bored, nor did I feel the story dragged at any point. I was kept enthralled with the story from start to finish. I also loved some of the fun camera angles and editing choices that kept the show feeling fresh. Especially watching Caffery deal with his new role and seeing Burke deal with his new partner. Despite the differences between the two both men have points of similarity that makes their conversations interesting.

It was also a pleasant surprise to see Mark Sheppard (Firefly/Battlestar Galatica/Dollhouse) in a guest role. His role is fun, if briefer than I would have liked (I think this pulls Sheppard’s ‘bad guy’ role up to the double digits).

In all, this is a series I can see jumping to the top of my “must watch” list and I think you should see it too.

Learn more at USA Network’s website by clicking here.