Sunday, July 5, 2009

Crack #7: New York Shopping

New York is the mecca for fashion shopping. Period.

I remember my good old College days where I live in Rural Virginia, where I rely on online shopping to feed my thirst for fashion items. Trips to NY are like my small salvation, where I let all my deepest desires out as I pour all the small amounts of cash I have in any possible store I can find. During that time my budget only allows me to set foot in H&M and other chain stores, therefore missing out on the bigger designer fashion scene here in NY.

So, after a year of seperation, I will be re-united with NY once again for a week. Being the shopaholic that I am, I will be doing some serious shopping in NY. Yet this time, I told myself to adapt an entirely new shopping pattern in the city -- I will be visiting stores that are unique to NY; the most anticipated stores, and the stores that makes NY special. I will be reviewing them on this site:)

The shortlisted stores are:

1. TopShop

"OMG I heard Kate Moss makes clothes for them!" - yells fashion lover friend #1

Need I say more? The muse for Ms Kate Moss ( and many other misses of Great Britian) is one that must be visited. At least I have to to get those boots for my fashion lover friend, unless I want to die a horrible death.

2. Opening Ceremony

I heard they have nice clothes. Though they expanded a store in LA, the NY one is what makes them famous.

3. What goes around comes around

Vintage clothes. Recommended by Irina and La Lanphear ( Kate Laphear).

4. Barneys NY

The flagship store of the BEST store in the world. This is where all the magic started. Must go!!

5. Comme Des Garcon, Balenciaga

Been to those stores last year, but visiting them again, just to see how they have evolved. Aaah Chelsea, you're just too cool

The list above is only a tentative list, and I am still trying to find new stores to visit and review. Please do give me some suggestions to add on the list!

At the same time, I will be doing some art gallery sighting as well, so if you guys have any suggestions, please do let me know.

Ok, gotta go out and get started, check back later for the TOPSHOP review!