Reader Summer is headed to New York City in a couple of weeks and she needs to know where to get her shop on.To quote Phyllis Nefler fromone of my all-time favorite movies,Troop Beverly Hills,"I've got a black belt in shopping!" You've come to the right place,Summer my dear...
Okay,so it's not so much a style problem...but I couldn't resist solving this one!I shared my favorite places to shop a few weeks ago,so a lot of those same stores will show up on this list.But I'm going to break it down into the splurge-worthy spots,the not-usually-reasonable-but-what-the-hell-I'm-on-vacation emporiums,and the cheap and chic stores you just can't miss.Here we go:
Bergdorf Goodman,Barneys New York,Henri Bendel.These are all in the same-ish neighborhood (up near the beginning of Central Park and The Plaza hotel),and you should set aside at least a full afternoon to make your way through all three.Start on the top floors and wind your way down.__
Kirna Zabete.This is big-league 威廉希尔备用网址fashion--we're talking Lanvin,Balmain,and Proenza Schouler.But there's also a great selection of quirky,affordable goods at the front of the store,and I've almost never walked in there without asking what they've got on the soundtrack.Even if you're not prepared to blow a lot of cash,it's worth a visit just to soak up the scene.While you're down in the Soho/Nolita area,you should also check outI Heart,Steven Alan,and of course,an endless stretch of high-end designer flagships (Marc Jacobs,Chanel,Michael Kors,Louis Vuitton).
Pas de Deux: In my opinion,the best store for casual men's clothes in New York City is definitely Odin.I was majorly jealous of this fact until the shop's owners,Paul Birardi and Eddy Chai (his brother is designer Richard Chai) gave us gals the same treatment with the opening of the East Village's Pas de Deux.They carry 3.1 Phillip Lim,Alexander Wang,and just about every other label that's on fire right now.[Find out why i call it "my ultimate fantasy closet" here!
Rare Vintage: It ain't cheap (at all),but the name definitely says it all.If you're serious about vintage and you love couture,call Rare and make an appointment to dig through their treasure troves of Herve Leger,Ossie Clark,Givenchy,Chanel,and more.