The Vintage Contessa shares more of her favorite NYC shopping spots
Our second day of adventures continued with the habitual yet never monotonous pilgrimage to Barneys. Beginning with a predictable yet fabulous lunch at Freds, I just missed the ever so stylish Olsen Twins who reportedly flirted with my handsome husband and our darling French friend Frederic while I unknowingly shopped downstairs. We wrapped up lunch with the purchase of a basic black knee length pencil skirt to go with my new colorful Vintage finds and an edgy yet comfy pair of black jeans that look like leather from Rag and Bone. The handbag department had wonderful eye candy including personalized Goyard Trunks, an incredible Celine Sheering bag and the vintage style Fendi baguette.
The afternoon continued with vintage shopping at Resurrection at 217 Mott. I found the most amazing pieces by Halston, YSL and Blass. Specifically, I fell in love with a Bill Blass Bordeaux Caftan.
The yummy store across the street (Only Hearts) had the most amazing sassy vintage pink feather like bolero in the window that seemed to be like a puppy wagging its tail at me, saying “buy me”. Of course, I succumbed.
Then last but certainly not least, I stumbled upon Patricia Field’s NoHo sanctuary. www.patriciafield.com/
The New York stylist from Sex and the City, Ugly Betty, Confessions of a Shopaholic and The Devil Wears Prada created so many over the top looks with pairings that seemed on the verge of seeming laughable. In time, however, her style influenced our daily choices to the point that the Sex and the City star’s wardrobes almost created a cult like following. The iconic Carrie necklace will always be engrained in my head.
My favorite piece, however, that made it back to Houston, was the playful Tom Wood Eiffel Tower bag that Carrie held while waiting with Big and all their Louis Vuitton Luggage in front of their Uptown Apartment.