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Where to Shop and Play During New York Fashion Week

1:56 PM 9/6/2016

by Sam Reed

From store openings to shopping events, this is how you should spend your downtime (and extra cash) in-between shows.

Bergdorf Goodman
Bergdorf Goodman
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New York Fashion Week is finally here, and between all the madness surrounding this season's designer shakeups and nontraditional shows, it can be hard to keep up. 

Luckily, we’ve created a handy guide to the most important events (shopping and partying, obviously).

 

  • Rose Bar

    Borns performs at Rose Bar
    Borns performs at Rose Bar
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    Under the new creative direction of Matthew Green, the Rose Bar at Gramercy Hotel has been transformed into a rock ‘n’roll destination for music’s coolest names, including Gucci-obsessed singer Borns, who performed at the venue earlier this summer. With its vintage ‘70s-inspired décor and Instagram-worthy velvet couches, the destination will no doubt attract the fashion week crowd. In fact, designer Rosetta Getty will be hosting a party at the space on Sept. 6. 

    Gramercy Park Hotel, 2 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010

  • the blond

    Kate Upton at the blond
    Kate Upton at the blond
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    Fashion insiders and Hollywood A-listers alike can’t get enough of this bougie space, located on the second floor of Aby Rosen’s 11 Howard. Since opening in May of this year, the blond has already hosted birthday parties for both Kate Upton and Bob Colacello, as well as the launch of Tyga’s Marcelo Burlon collab for Saks, if that tells you anything about the wide variety of clientele giving the bar their stamp of approval. Considering Carine Roitfeld and Prabal Gurung are also fans, the blond will definitely be heating up for NYFW — starting with events for Jonathan Simkhai, Vogue, Allure, and Erin Fetherston. 

    11 Howard St, New York, NY 10013

  • Cartier's 5th Avenue Mansion Returns

    Cartier's Fifth Avenue Mansion in 2013
    Cartier's Fifth Avenue Mansion in 2013
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    If you're in the mood for a bit of classic New York glitz and glam, head on over to Cartier's 5th Avenue Mansion, where the 169-year-old jewelry institution has just reopened its Manhattan flagship following a two year renovation. The space, which has been an official New York landmark since 1904, has gotten a modern update in the form of airy, open salons dedicated to famous Cartier clients Grace Kelly, Andy Warhol, Gary Cooper and Elizabeth Taylor.

     

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    611 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022

  • Buscemi's New York Store

    Buscemi sneakers
    Buscemi sneakers
    @buscemi/Instagram

    Designer sneakers aren't just for so-called "sneaker heads" anymore. Celebrities (Jennifer Lopez, Future), athletes (Cam Newton) and style icons (model Winnie Harlow, Kylie Jenner) alike have all been flaunting high-fashion kicks as of late, and there's no brand more luxurious than Buscemi. Founded by New York-native Jon Buscemi, who, after a few years in Los Angeles, is now a bicoastal businessman, the label is opening its first brick-and-mortar store in SOHO on Sept. 8, just in time for fashion week. Special features of the boutique include custom art installations as well as in-store exclusives, including leather coffee sleeves and dog collars. 

    47 Wooster St New York, NY 10013

  • Apolis

    Apolis Community Centre in Soho
    Apolis Community Centre in Soho
    @community_centre/Instagram

    Los Angeles brand Apolis has landed in New York City, marking the brand's second flagship shop in the U.S. However Apolis' New York store — called the Community Centre — isn't your typical shopping experience. In addition to a selection of the label's classic staples (think burlap tote bags and menswear basics and accessories) the space will also host a variety of workshops, dinners, live music and more. Like its Los Angeles flagship, located on Third Street, Apolis keeps its focus on fostering a (stylish) community.

    243 Centre St, New York, NY 

  • Bergdorf Goodman's New Main Floor

    Bergdorf Goodman
    Bergdorf Goodman
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    On Sept. 11, Bergdorf Goodman president, Joshua Schulman, and fashion director, Linda Fargo, will celebrate the grand opening of the legendary store's new main floor. The department store's first major renovation in 30 years, the update boasts grandiose chandeliers, stone floors and marble counters inspired by France's Art Moderne movement of the '30s to '40s. In addition to the store's new fixtures, the new main floor will also include a larger selection of jewelry, handbags, accessories and sunglasses. 

     

    Almost there: the #NewMainFloor opens tomorrow, a once in a generation transformation we hope you'll love as much as we do.

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    754 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019

  • Thakoon's New Store

    Thakoon Panichgul
    Thakoon Panichgul
    AP Images

    Thakoon Panichgul's first-ever store on Wooster Street is just one of several new changes for the designer. In 2015, Panichgul adopted a new business plan at the behest of his new investor, Vivian Chou of Bright Fame Fashion.

    Thakoon's designs are no longer available at department stores. Instead, the new store brings a direct-to-consumer plan to life, as Panichgul tells Vogue, "the idea behind that is bringing it back to a storefront, and the designer being connected to the store. To have that connection with the customer is good, and for the customer, it’s a nice draw." Layered cement surfaces by Brooklyn-based designer Fernando Mastrangelo and American oak accents contribute to the urban zen vibe of the new space.

    70 Wooster St, New York, NY

  • Samsung 837

    Samsun 837 NYC
    Samsun 837 NYC
    @837nyc/Instagram

    Samsung's new "experiential flagship and cultural hub" will play host to several events this coming Fashion Week, including a celebration for Charlotte Tilbury's new fragrance on Sept. 10 complete with a virtual reality experience, as well as a see-now, buy-now immersive retail experience for Timo Weiland in collaboration with the CFDA. The savvy space will host several other retailers who wish to take advantage of their extensive technologies to present customers with an experience that goes far beyond the average store. 

     

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    837 Washington Street
    New York, NY 10014

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