Diane Von Furstenberg, Aloha Rag, milk & honey
The occasion: “The Cocktail.” In this economy, it’s natural for someone to want to get glam and Occupy Bar once in a while, right? Go all out in high fashion style with haute shops like the new Diane Von Furstenberg or the exclusive boutique collections at milk & honey and Aloha Rag that are sure to turn heads (they did on the Parisian runways, anyway).
The occasion: “First Friday.” When it comes to hitting the Chinatown bricks on First Friday, it’s all about what’s on their feet: They spend so much of time on them waiting to get into The Manifest, dancing at Nextdoor or cruising through art galleries. Kicks/HI has a select range of unique sneakers for both guys and girls just for the artful occasion. Check out their recent Converse x Missoni line you’d be hard pressed to find elsewhere on the island. That staircase at thirtyninehotel doesn’t walk up itself.
Work It Overtime
J.Crew, Club Monaco
The occasion: “9 to 5.” It’s really not that hard to dress for that downtown job. There are two stores: J.Crew and Club Monaco. They just buy five different tops from one or the other and rotate them over the M–F workweek. For a year. Done! For contemporary job staples, both retail locations have an abundant collection of simple contemporary staples that transition nicely from the gift box to the workplace.