THE JEAN BOLERO IS MOVING ALONG//still not quite done tho

 

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I wanted to ask a quick question to New York readers:
where are your favorite cafes and favorite stores?

I will be going to New York this Thanksgiving break and I am sooo excited to go!

 

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  1. Hannah. says:

    the front is beautiful! but not so keen about the back =/
    loving the jeans btw!
    x

  2. Eden says:

    There should be a zip up the back!

  3. mai says:

    Smiths in NYC is a really nice restaurant. Theres a really romantic atmosphere there. It’s in the Soho, McDougal Street I believe it is. You’ll really like it in ny. And so far the weather is really nice :) Rad jacket by the way

  4. Noor says:

    I think It`s amarvelous idea ,but i think if you put in the back the same idea that you put it to your hands then it will be beautifull

  5. justine says:

    make sure to go to Opening Ceremony, Oak, Y’s, y-3, and Seven new york, all in soho. check out Frock in LES for vintage, and Body Worship in LES

  6. natalia says:

    that’s really interesting!

  7. Cara says:

    Nolita is a great place for boutique shopping. I Heart near Mott and Prince (I believe) and has really great finds! I highly recommend walking around that area (Mott, Mulberry, and Elizabeth Streets between Houston and Broome), then working your way over to the West Village to all the cute Bleecker street stores.
    My favorite brunch places are Bubby’s Pie Co. in Tribeca for Southern cookin’ and Tea and Sympathy in the West Village for authentic English breakfast. You can never go wrong with Balthazar on Spring Street for French eats. They even have a cute patisserie attached where you can pick up coffee and pastries to go. I also recommend trying the vegan spelt cupcakes from Babycakes on the Lower East Side as opposed to the overrated Magnolia Bakery.
    You’re going to have a blast!

  8. Sandra says:

    You’re going to New York?? AHH you’ll have so much fun
    Most recommended food place:
    Max Brenner – it’s this “restaurant” that is based completely off of chocolate! Sure you can order real food there too but the desserts, fondues and hot chocolates are TO DIE FOR.
    For dinner or lunch I’d say Angelo’s which has great pasta on 53rd and 2nd avenue (i think)
    And pleaseeeee try Joe Shanghai down by Chinatown…they have some of the best chinese food! their soup dumplings are ridiculously famous.
    I love that you’re coming to New York! If i was actualy your friend i’d totally show you around.

  9. duskin says:

    NYC:
    OAK
    JUMELLE
    OTTE
    STEVEN ALAN
    ELLEN CHRISTINE MILLINERY
    BARNEYS
    DARYL K
    ANGELA’S VINTAGE
    MANY MORE
    CAFE GITANE
    FABIANE’S (WILLIAMSBURG)

  10. Holly says:

    I like What Goes Around Comes Around in SoHo for vintage.

  11. i ADORE the back. insane. god i wish i could sew, i used to try but i was so hopeless so i gave up.. i dont think i could even thread the machine anymore!

  12. Eden says:

    Actually, it doesn’t need a zip! lol

  13. saray says:

    Love your pants!!

  14. vicky says:

    你的穿著很棒

  15. ^ that means your clothes are rockin’ btw :)
    ahh NY is going to be so much fun Jane! the jacket is very inspiring

  16. oh i don’t even know if i’m posting after vicky’s chinese characters post. anyway, that’s what i mean with the ^ :D

  17. cristina says:

    not so keen about the back
    the shoes are nice!

  18. I love the back, I think it is really interesting.

  19. little_lj says:

    NYC for the win! You are going to have such a good time. My favorite place ever ever in New York City is Bubby’s for brunch – their $14 griddle special is amazing!! But NOT the Tribeca location as someone has already mentioned, but rather the one in DUMBO, Brooklyn. It’s right by the Brooklyn bridge (stunning) and is less busy/bigger than in Tribeca but the food is exactly the same.. plus DUMBO is gorgeous. I would also say to try Williamsburg in Brooklyn for vintage… just as good as Manhattan but not quite so expensive… I also love the East Village for random stores and Soho for boutiques…

  20. vicky says:

    sorry i key chinese,
    my English is not well,
    but i like OBAMA,too
    haha
    it is funny toleave a message with English :D
    by the way,i from Taiwan a lovely islands which beside CHINA,
    nice to meet you :)

  21. Saree Elias says:

    BARNEYS, SAKS, BLOOMINGDALES, NEIMAN MARCUS, and ofcourse SOHO…
    try mr chow, roxy …
    kisses J J

  22. Amanda says:

    Housing Works Cafe, just off Lafayette below Canal street, is really unbeatable for charm and rustic feel. Plus, all proceeds benefit Housing Works.
    That whole area is just amazing. Set aside a day, take the subway to Lafayette or Bleeker, and just walk around!

  23. Yvonne says:

    LES (Lower East Side) for all the fab vintage boutiques, including Frock mentioned above. Stop in at the Stanton Social for their version of donuts to refuel — YUMMO! But drop me a line of you’re looking for a sorta outta the way, homey French bistro that’s always left me home-sick for Paris, dangerously full and insanely happy.

  24. carlos says:

    below is a link to all the designer hotspots during fashion week that you are suuuuuuuuuuure to find great finds at through out the year as well
    http://images.jr.com/productimages/PANRPHTX7W.PNG?CELL=380,380&QLT=67&FTR=3&BGCOLOR=FFFFFF&CVT=jpeg

  25. Mrs. T says:

    A few favorites:
    Ludivine
    It’s owned by an effortlessly stylish French woman and carries harder to find in the US French labels such as Les Prairies des Paris, Vanessa Bruno, etc.
    W 4th St and Jones St.
    Sweet Tater
    Small Nolita shop run by two friends who recut vintage pieces. Great selection of recut button down shirts, vintage heels and boots.
    On Mulberry St. between Houston and Prince
    Lyell
    Walking distance from the shop above. Similar concept to above in that they use many vintage fabrics, but overall, their pieces have a much more feminine / delicate asethetic.
    Elizabeth St. between Spring St. and Kenmare
    Doyle & Doyle on Orchard St. in the LES is the go-to spot for fine antique jewelry.
    Dulken & Derrick on W 21st. St. is known for their gorgeous silk flowers. I’ve never been, but am eager to check it out.
    A few cafe suggestions:
    Caffe Falai on Lafayette between Prince and Spring St. Great location, usually fairly laid back.
    Cafe Gitane is definitely the “it” cafe in Nolita, but it’s more for the scene than the food.
    Macondo on Houston is a new spot that’s really fun for small plates. The concept is gourmet S. American street food. Not a cafe, but a fun spot to eat.
    Have fun!!

  26. i used to live in NYC (bushwick, brookyn, specifically)…i miss it dearly.
    check out “i heart” in nolita. (http://thingsweheart.blogspot.com/). lots of british, french labels, and quirky cool stuff. “dinosaur designs” is on the same street.
    pretty darn good secondhand can be found at “beacon’s closet” in williamsburg, brooklyn. in fact, i’d highly recommend checking out brooklyn in general, if you’ve got the time.
    have fun.

  27. Mike says:

    So you shoudl definately hit up CdG in chelsea. Theres a great balenciaga concept store just down the street from it. but the cdg si to die for, its like a whole in the wall its sooooo cool. and right aroudn where that is is all the BEST galleries in NYC so you should definately do a galllery crawl one day. chelsea galleries have art liek no where else in the world.
    otherwise theres uniqlo on broadway in soho which is a must i can garuntee you will drop at LEAST 200 there and get so much stuff its amazing. opening ceremony is on grene(i think) which is one street west(?) of broadway right around the same area.

  28. william says:

    Definitely go to Seven. They have the best young, relatively unknown labels, not to mention some Nicholas Kirkwood shoes.

  29. ariana says:

    Please check out Red Bamboo! It’s an incredible vegetarian/vegan place in the West Village. The bourbon chicken is my favorite!
    Also, weather permitting, the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market has great vintage clothing and jewelry!

  30. Oh wow, you will have so much fun in NY! Restaurants and cafes you MUST visit:
    Over-the-top but awesome: Spice Market, Buddakan and Kittichai
    Great French brasseries: Balthazar’s and Pasti’s
    Inexpensive but very good, hip & great for people watching (might be a long wait): Cafe Gitane and Cafe Habana
    Goooood food: Market Table, Public
    You MUST go to Williamsburg to check out the scene. Great places to eat are Juliette, Aurora and Roebling Tea Room
    Drop me a line anytime if you need more recommendations!

  31. Natalia says:

    if you go shopping on 5th ave or to Rockefeller i recommend going to the Japanese department store Takashimaya(5th ave and 54th i think) for lunch. They have a cafe in the basement that serves tea and really good Bento Box. seriously worth going to.

  32. ArchitectureGirl says:

    Hi Jane -
    My favourite stores in NYC are
    Edon Manor [for shoes] (391 Greenwich Street)
    Rick Owens [for everything!] (250 Hudson Street)
    Comme des Garcons in Chelsea
    Have a wonderful trip!

  33. Denise says:

    omg the ruching type detail at the back is so coooool.
    hmm new york cafes?
    I live in the lower east side so some good spots are:
    Cafe Charbon, Clinton St Bakery, Sugar Sweet Sunshine (cupcakes!!), Teany and Bruschetteria.
    Then there’s Coffee Shop in Union Square and Le Pain Quotidian (Everywhere)
    Hope you have a great trip =D

  34. KD says:

    YOU MUST MUST MUST visit Allan & Suzi’s on 80th and Amsterdam, near the Natural History Museum. PLEASE!!!!!! (I’m not the owner or anything, but you would LOVE it so much!!!!!!) Remember, you can haggle with Allan, he expects it!!!
    http://nymag.com/listings/stores/allan-and-suzi/

  35. Eva says:

    Wow, I’m quite obsessed with it now when I have seen the back!
    Btw I hope you’ll wear your Balenciaga F/W06 boots in near future,they are fierce!

  36. Jessie says:

    Check out the corner shop cafe it’s at the corner of bleeker and broadway. It’s great little place to grab a bite while in soho. They have a website you can check out cornershopcafe.com. Have fun in NYC!!!!! :)

  37. Arielle says:

    Allan & Suzi’s is amazing…also Fabulous Fanny (i’s?) If you have any interest in getting some vintage eyewear. They are unbelievable.
    Also–if you feel like battling with the crowds you can browse the designer deals at Century 21.

  38. oak and opening ceremony are obvious choices. you have to go there. teany’s okay but i wouldn’t go there unless you’re on the lower east side. if you are then check out freemans – both the store (albeit for menswear) and the restaurant. there are some great places in brooklyn worth visiting, one of which i can’t remember, the other bird (shopbird.com). these, of course, are just a couple. there are really too many great places. such is new york city. check out these maps at superfuture: http://www.superfuture.com/city/city/city.cfm?city=3

  39. Vicki says:

    Restaurant: Lumi
    Store: Screaming Mimi’s and the Soho street vendors on the weekends, especially on Broadway around Prince St. Beautiful jewelry, leather notebooks, and cheap scarves.

  40. Val says:

    The bolero is amazing. Besides the obvious, be sure to check out St. Marks Place, especially Trash and Vaudeville, Search and Destroy, etc. You can really find a lot of cool stuff there.

  41. Leni says:

    Seven def. (sevennewyork.com)
    Shop (iloveshop.com) ?
    What jeans are those? Love em!

  42. chantelle says:

    omg it’s looking fantastic!

  43. marie says:

    oak, fabulous fanny’s for glasses, and definitely in god we trust on lafayette (if you’re staying in manhattan) though the one in brooklyn is, i think, better. they have amazing engraved heart necklaces with really delicate script that say dirty things.
    my favorite restaurants are the mermaid cafe in the east village, great black and white vibe and amazing if you like fish; cafe colonial on elizabeth is amazing !!! and the vibe is great, peeling paint and small tables; or check out broadway east for veg friendly food.
    and for breakfast(best meal of the day), sarabeth’s–the best is the one on 92nd, but the one in the whitney is amazing cause of the breuer building; or friend of a farmer in gramercy park–they have really homey skillets and benedicts, very upstate food.

  44. emily says:

    NYC SHOPS (vintage and new)
    OAK
    OPENING CEREMONY
    WHAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND
    INA
    BEACON’S CLOSET (MY FAVORITE STORE IN THE WHOLE WORLD)
    EDITH MACHINIST
    DAHA VINTAGE
    MARMALADE
    FROCK
    NARNIA
    FOX AND FAWN
    BARNEY’S (OF COURSE)
    POPPET
    AMARCORD
    SCREAMING MIMI’S
    NEW YORK VINTAGE
    PHILLIP LIM
    GIRLS LOVE SHOES (ALL SHOES WITH AN EXQUISITE MINI SHOE MUSEUM FOR DESIGNER RENTAL IN THE BACK!!)
    DON THE VERB
    RESURRECTION
    BESS
    THERE’S SO MANY!!

  45. tennie says:

    i think you’d enjoy AuH20, it’s all recycled, reworked stuff, very cool. on 7th between 1st and 2nd ave. closer to 1st though.
    as far as cafes go, i practically live at “Think Coffee,” there are two locations.. one on Mercer btwn. west3rd and w4th. and one on bleecker and broadway.
    i guess Balthazar is a right of passage. but i’ve never found it very interesting.. i’d stop by their boulangerie for pastry and delicious coffee/tea.

  46. sunni says:

    i think the back is coming along nicely!. if you just take in the sides of the back (close to the sleeves) a little bit, it will look a lot more delicately ruched rather than ill-fittingly bulky.
    and i am so jealous you are going to new york! hope you do a lot of shopping so that you can share with us your finds when you come back :)

  47. iréne says:

    oh, i am too intested to see where people suggest to go! I will be going soon to NYC as well. and i am thrilled. Would you mind posting the compiled list? pretty pretty please.
    oui, aslo that jacket is coming out wonderfully! I can’t wait to see the finished bit!

  48. alex says:

    AMALGA
    114 wooster street, btwn spring prince streets-come fri, sat or sun…
    *its next to barneys coop, chanel, barbara bui, BALTHAZARS for a great mid-day snack…
    near tons of great shops.

  49. Love the jeans you are wearing!!!

  50. bluejayintokyo says:

    Ohh the bolero is turning out really sweet :) I’d love to see some frayed edges on the back, plus some sanding/fraying (not sure of the technical term… holey bits) of the actual denim :D
    BUT I love the v-neck shape at the back, the the rousching (sp?) is so unique and chic!
    - Tokyo, Japan

  51. Ashleigh says:

    So exciting! I know of a great vintage store for you: The Family Jewels on 23rd St between 6th & 7th Ave.
    Also Olive & Bette’s in SoHo is worth checking out . . . Spring between Wooster & W. Broadway
    HK Cafe in Hell’s Kitchen (39th/9th Ave) is modern and trendy. I’ve heard the brunch is amazing but I haven’t been there for that yet. It’s kind of a fusion style place serving all kinds of dishes.
    Eat in Little Italy for lunch!!!!! Every restaurant on Mulberry has lunch specials, the food is great, and the portions are generous! There’s a little shopping in that area too.
    Have a great trip!

  52. B says:

    Stores:
    Daha, Edith Machinist (GREAT vintage shoes/boots!) TG-170, Shop, Poppet (GREAT vintage dresses!)
    Restaurants:
    Lovely Day (Favorite Thai place,) Schiller’s, Cafe Habana (sceney Cuban,) Cafe Gitane (sceney French-Moroccan)
    All of these choices are downtown: LES/East Village/Nolita
    ENJOY!!

  53. Tara says:

    Hi Jane!
    I’m a fellow Texan living in NYC. I’ve only been here a few months but here are some of my favorite spots:
    Opening Ceremony – 35 Howard Street I LOVE this store. It was mentioned above already, but you’ve got to check it out. Not only is the clothing innovative but the store itself has a great vibe, too. Chloe Sevigny’s line is there among many other independent designers.
    Anna Sui – 113 Greene street Soho – Her designs are a lot of fun but the store is also absolutely gorgeous inside. It’s the only Anna Sui store in the country and definitely has a lot of character!
    Cadillac’s Castle – 333 E. 9th street Vintage consignment store. They carry a lot of well-known designers, prices are pretty reasonable.
    Patricia Field – 302 Bowery – Always fun to see what she’s up to!
    Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn (Bedford stop off of the L train) has tons of cute boutiques, vintage stores and great coffee shops if you have time to head over that way.
    Caracas Arepa Bar 91 E. 7th street The BEST tapas restaurant you will EVER go to!!! Get the La Del Gado (guayanés cheese, fried sweet plantains and avocado slices…gooooooodness SO good!)
    Magnolia Bakery 401 Bleeker – Best cupcakes you’ll ever have. ;)
    Lastly…BETSEY JOHNSON! 251 E. 60th street. I know there’s one in the Dallas Galleria, but you’ve got to stop by the store on the upper east side. Why? Because I manage that store! Haha. The coolest part about it is that it’s the original Betsey Johnson store… so you’ve GOT to see it since it’s a little piece of fashion history. :) Coming from the Austin Betsey Johnson, I was so surprised to see how old and adorable the NY Betsey stores are. You’d enjoy it.
    Have fun sightseeing, take pictures and enjoy your trip!!
    - Tara

  54. irene says:

    i’d love to take a closer look at that brooch at the back =)

  55. caroline says:

    i love to shop at:
    honey in the rough (161 Rivington St)
    built by wendy (centre market place and broome st)
    lyell (on elizabeth)
    tg 170 (170 ludlow st at houston)
    to eat at:
    pastis (in the meat packing district)
    teany (a coffee shop run by moby)
    sugar sweet sunshine (a way better cupcake and bakery place than magnolia)

  56. Julitta says:

    It’s a fantastic outfit and the jacket is cool

  57. you would ADORE a little restaurant called Home in the West Village. I lived in NYC for years and this restaurant consistently falls into my top 5 favorites. and i’m VERY picky, darling.
    http://www.homerestaurantnyc.com/menus.html

  58. Caroline says:

    Balthazars on Spring St. in SoHo if someone hasn’t said it yet! Call for reservations though. it can get really packed for brunch.

  59. Lindsay says:

    when I went to new york there was a restaurant called Mr. K’s and it is amazing chinese food it doesn’t look like it when you see it but it is so good also la grenouille it is french food also amazing. Serendipity is so good not a restaurant really just a little cafe.
    the jacket is coming along very nicely!

  60. Lindsay says:

    when I went to new york there was a restaurant called Mr. K’s and it is amazing chinese food it doesn’t look like it when you see it but it is so good also la grenouille it is french food also amazing. Serendipity is so good not a restaurant really just a little cafe.
    the jacket is coming along very nicely!

  61. andrea says:

    Right near Allan and Suzi on the Upper West Side is Good Enough to Eat, at Amsterdam and 82- 83rd st. THE BEST home style cooking in the city. Soho has changed a lot over the years (kind of like a mall now), but Opening Ceremony on Howard St is great. There’s an Acne Jeans store at 10 Greene St, and if you like Rick Owens, he just opened a store on Hudson St. Also in Soho is Kelley and Ping for great Asian/noodle dishes and soups, and Kenn’s Broome Street Bar on West Broadway and Broome, which has been there for about 30 years and has great burgers and salads and a neighborhoody clientele, not tourists. Balthazar has a mix of locals and tourists. As far as What Comes Around Goes Around for vintage, they have great stuff and a great selection of vintage, but they are SUPER pricey- $1200.00 Levis? You probably want to go to the Meatpacking District, which is sort of like what Soho used to be. There’s a Christian Louboutin on Greenwich St/Horatio, and a Zero Maria Cornejo store. On 14th St is Jeffrey closer to 10th Ave. Pastis is a see and be seen place, but the food never disappoints. You will see a lot of toutists and wannabe celebritites there. In Chelsea, there is the temple of Comme des Garcons, where I usually want to buy everything. That is on 22nd st between 10th and 11th Aves. And of course, Barneys at Madison and 61st st has one of the best shoe depts in the city (4th floor for the highest of the high end, and 7th floor co-op for less expensive). And the H&M on 5th ave and 51 st has the most stuff. There’s a Zara on the other side of 5th at 54th St. Nearby is Bergdorf Goodman, which is trying to compete with Barneys for the most avant garde and newest designers. I always find some great stuff on sale on the 3rd floor. The 5th floor is a little more teen-agery. Enjoy your stay!

  62. leah says:

    hey i work for a photographer, and i think he would be intersted in photographing you, we are based out of new york but i do casting for him and im trying out searching for people online rather then street casting like i normally do.
    please email me back to talk about this further!
    leahcasting@gmail.com

  63. Jessica says:

    Hi! I have just read your interview in the last french GLAMOUR and I have to say that I love your blog ! Great job ! Do you know you looks a lot like the french actress Sarah Forestier ? xoxo from France !

  64. your mum says:

    it looks like you have an arse on your back…

  65. Rob says:

    I love it, actually like the back of it, it gives the whole bolero a rock’n’roll touch.

  66. cassidy says:

    obviously opening ceremony, as many have suggested. i moved from NYC last june, but i think top shop is open by now, no?
    other shopping spots:
    narnia for great vintage
    the basement of the jill stuart store for vintage
    tracy feith – very cool party dresses
    kirna zabete
    eva in nolita
    definitely stop by mayle and stock up!
    restaurants:
    malatesta in the far west village – best italian in nyc
    nolita house for a great blue grass brunch
    alias on the LES – my favorite restaurant ever
    sugar sweet sunshine for yummy cupcakes – no lines like at magnolia
    cafe habana – get the corn
    freeman’s if you’re a big meat eater

  67. carla says:

    all my faves are in brooklyn in williamsburg & greenpoint:
    beacon’s closet in williamsburg!!! seriously my favorite store —- ever. you cannot miss this one.
    also minimarket on bedford ave. there’s plenty of cute little places along bedford. there’s also some boutiques in greenpoint (little walk north from williamsburg) on franklin st near greenpoint ave.
    junk on driggs street – some vintage clothing, but mostly weird little trinkets, dishes & glasses, random crazy pictures, etc
    food:
    fada for brunch (lovely french restaurant with the best little covered backyard – even nicer in the winter than in the summer) — in williamsburg on driggs st.
    dokebi (korean) 199 grand st near bedford
    bozu (japanese tapas) also on grand st– it’s near dokebi. i love love love their sushi bombs.
    if you don’t make it into brooklyn, i’ve had some great finds before at the housing works thrift stores… the one near 17th st (i think? i never go into manhattan anymore!). there’s a bunch of those though, you can find them online.
    oh! last place, in soho. Evolution. it’s on spring street and they have weird taxidermy and pinned insects, but i have some great jewelry from them.

  68. cindy says:

    DUDE!! get out of here, haha! we should meet ;D
    my favorite place to eat in ny is alice’s tea cup. there are three locations but your best bet is the one on 81st street, i -think- 3rd avenue. they have over 100 flavors of tea, the atmosphere is really cozy, and the food is delicious.

  69. rainelyn says:

    must must must go to EDITH MACHINIST. it’s on rivington st. and WHAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND. erm on w bway.

  70. Jamie says:

    Try Pastis for dinner. It’s a fun place and really good too.

  71. Nanny says:

    Oh, NY! You’ll love it! It#s a great plae to shop as well, of course.
    I adore the jean jacket, it’s so creative and chic!

  72. Margaux says:

    I saw you in the magazine ” glamour france “, so i came to see your blog and i think you’re amazing and your clothes too. Your knowledge about fashion is amazing and you should be a model.
    I do love your jacket.
    Go on impressing me.
    xox margaux. (you have to apologize me if my english is not as brilliant as i can hope )

  73. Rorosto says:

    If you take the F train to the Bergen Street stop in Brooklyn, you’ll be in Carroll Gardens. All along Smith Street there are awesome little shops like Bird and Dear Fieldbinder, and cute restaurants where brunch is basically a religion.

  74. gigi says:

    for brunch Jane or Bubbys, Alice’s tea cup
    for the best sushi got to Bond st. on broadway and bond street MMMM
    my favorite restaurants:
    Mercer kitchen
    Thor
    Stanton Social
    Commerce
    Waverly inn
    SHOPPING-Bess is my favorite, Fisch for the hip,What comes around goes around,Curve(for Raquel Allegra tees) Barneys on Madison ave , Bergdorf Goodman, Rick Owens in Tribeca and ANYWHERE IN SOHO.

  75. Christine says:

    A GREAT Vegetarian/Vegan restaurant is Counter NYC. Also, have high tea at Bemelman’s in the Carlyle Hotel.

  76. Wow, there are so many places to go! Since a lot of people have already recommended stores, let me recommend restaurants:
    Momofuku Saam, Momofuku Noodle Bar, Ko if you can get at reservation – for amazing Korean fusion.
    Egg in Williamsburg for brunch – go early-ish
    Yama for sushi on Irving and 17th St. Nori is also really good (california rolls w real crab)
    Gramercy Tavern if you want to splurge
    Frankies Spuntino for pasta
    Kyotofu for dessert
    Fatty Crab for Japanese
    For the stores mentioned, I’d love to second Jumelle, Oak, Girls Love Shoes, Iris for shoes and Jeffrey’s.
    And there’s basically every brand flagship / store: Louboutin, Blahnik, etc. along Madison Ave.
    You should also check our Jargol (http://www.jargol.com) for shopping guides with maps, by neighborhood. The editor is my friend and has mad taste.

  77. gabrielle Papa says:

    come to bloomingdale’s in soho on broadway & spring street, look for ashley on the 4th floor, and drop your money with her so she can get an ill commission.
    she’s short and has massive boobs. you can’t miss her.

  78. margaux says:

    SCREAMING MIMIS! also is a place named urban jungle in brooklyn (i think near the morgan stop) is fantastic!!! and also mostly unknown. which shoes are you wearing in these photos?

  79. Chanello says:

    Places to cafe: (To be seen but not)
    Cafe Gitane – morrocan (and INA a super consignment shop is around the corner!)
    Cafe Habana – Lenny Kravitz shot his Again video there. AMAZING Cuban food. The corn is to DIE for. Also, right next to INA
    Places to Brunch: (The classics)
    Sarabeth’s on the UWS.
    Norma’s in Le Parker Meridian
    Places to Dine:
    Allen & Delancey – LOVE their MARROW!!
    Bobo – Italian and tres’ in now
    Babbo – Batali’s mecca
    Places to shop:
    SAMPLE SALES – check out racked.com for listings. I DIED at Chloe.
    INA – best consignment shop ever.
    Century 21 – if you can deal with the INSANE crowd. Heavily discounted Eurowear
    Places to thrift:
    17@17
    Housing Works
    Opera Thrift Shop

  80. I was wondering if your mom and gmom would be making any jeans skirts.
    I would love that, especially if she offered it with her line. I really want a russian wedding skirt, and with the looks of the bolero, I would love a skirt made in the same vane.

  81. Bethany says:

    if your going to NYC you have to visit Serendipity 3 for ice cream. Its absolutely adorable and i think you’ll like the atmosphere. You might have to make a reservation though.

  82. Scheharazade says:

    That’s weird …
    I love your beautiful armchair !^-^
    bisous

  83. alison says:

    alice’s tea cup!!!!!!!!!!!! its so cute

  84. Nell says:

    Some that haven’t been mentioned you must check out:
    while your in Soho don’t miss:
    Curve on Mercer
    http://www.shopcurve.com/
    and
    For some places to go out after shopping:
    the Box in the LES
    http://nymag.com/listings/bar/The-Box/
    and
    Apotheke in Chinatown
    http://www.blackbookmag.com/guides/details/apotheke

  85. C. says:

    Some great restaurants in NYC that come to mind are:
    Nello’s – If you’re shopping at Barneys and get hungry, definitely go here. It’s at 63rd and Madison
    Sushi Yasuda – I am a sushi fanatic and this is THE BEST. Really authentic and amazing.
    Pompano – Excellent upscale Mexican food.
    Mary’s Fish Camp
    Pearl Oyster Bar
    Yakitori Totto – for really amazing Japanese Barbeque

  86. Jenn says:

    Hey, I linked your blog, you’re so creative :]

  87. Cindy says:

    What was the final result of this jacket???? or did I miss it?? I can be scattered that way…

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