New York: Style In The City
Twice a year, in early fall and late winter, designers and brands present their runway collections to buyers, press and fans during New York Fashion Week. The gritty city goes glam during the celebrated event: Alleys are lined with street style photographers waiting to capture the peacocking public, and you’ll find countless schmoozing opportunities for industry insiders and average (yet chic) Joes and Josephines alike. But even if you’re not attending NYFW, a host of glamorous new destinations makes it a breeze to stay fashion forward.
61 Withers St., Brooklyn; beaubrooklyn.com
This gem, hidden next to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in Williamsburg, operates as a neighbourhood café during the day, but many patrons stop by in the evening for elegant specialty cocktails including the mescal-based Wizard Express. Owned by a former buyer from Bergdorf Goodman, the stunning, dramatically lit space is a popular gathering spot for well-dressed residents.
238 West 10th St.; capbeauty.com
This West Village destination for natural beauty carries everything from cult skin care products to such trendy edibles as adaptogen supplements. For a break between sightseeing and shopping excursions, head to the spa and indulge in a relaxing facial or a holistic health consultation.
10 Corso Como
1 Fulton St.; 10corsocomo.nyc
The 10 Corso Como boutique in Milan has Baan an insider favourite for decades, thanks to its vibrant selection and stylish roots (founder Carla Sozzani is a former fashion editor). The brand’s first American outpost in Manhattan’s Seaport District, offers exclusive designer collaborations alongside quirky housewares and luxury beauty products. Be sure to stop by the on-site exhibition gallery, which has recently featured the work of fashion photographers Horst P Horst and Steve Heitt.
97 Wythe Ave. Brooklyn; thehoxton.com
The first North American outpost for the well-priced, design-forward British hotel brand The Hoxton opened in Williamsburg in late 2018. The chic 175-room property — conceived by architecture firm Perkins Eastman and decorated by Ennismore Design Studio, in collaboration with Soho House — features eclectic and fashionable interiors: Murano glass chandeliers and millennial-pink seating in the lobby, with Dusen Dusen custom bedding and modern brass fixtures in the rooms. You’ll want to mingle with the well-heeled crowd in the lobby bar, and take in the views of Manhattan’s skyline from the rooftop terrace.