N.Y. and L.A. Secret Stores and Hangouts of Hollywood's Top Bicoastal Stylists
The tastemakers behind the looks of Margot Robbie, Michelle Williams, Zayn Malik and more reveal their top tailors, spas and preferred coffee spots to keep their day going.
Cristina Ehrlich: Works with top TV clients Tina Fey, Lena Dunham, Allison Williams and Priyanka Chopra.
Micaela Erlanger: The Parsons grad helped make Lupita Nyong'o a household name and also styles John Boyega and Meryl Streep.
Jason Rembert: He does edgy pop-star style for Rita Ora and Zayn Malik, who hit 2016’s Met Gala in a Versace suit with arm armor.
Kate Young: The Oxford-educated pro dresses Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman, Selena Gomez and Margot Robbie.
LUX TAILOR (20 E. 68th St.) “I trust them implicitly,” says Erlanger of these handlers of both couture and basic hems. Ehrlich’s preference: CHRISTY RILLING STUDIO (325 W. 38th St.).
Best Shoe Repair
COBBLER CONCIERGE Rembert loves the convenience of its delivery service. Erlanger swears by ANDRADE SHOE REPAIR (320 Bleecker St.) and, “for more complicated repairs, THE LEATHER SPA (55 W. 55th St.)."
SHIBUI SPA (377 Greenwich St.) Young relaxes at this outpost at Greenwich Hotel, while Erlanger calls on Chris Minehan of RECLAIMED BEING for at-home massage and cupping sessions: “My back pain is gone because of his work” ($150).
Special Skin care
JOANNA VARGAS (501 Fifth Ave.) Young enjoys Vargas’ Triple Crown facial ($250, $550 with Joanna), while Ehrlich likes the deep cleansing at MIST BEAUTY (from $180; 501 Fifth Ave.). “My skin has never looked better,” says Erlanger of the work of derm NEIL SADICK (911 Park Ave.).
CAFE CLOVER (10 Downing St.) Sweet potato carpaccio, cauliflower steak and chickpea spaghetti hits the spot for Erlanger. A menu of small plates that changes daily at Brooklyn’s ROMAN’S (243 Dekalb Ave.) makes Young a repeat customer.
CAFFE LATTE (189 Malcolm X Blvd.) Rembert revs up at this Harlem coffee spot, while Erlanger favors MCNULTY’S TEA & COFFEE CO. (109 Christopher St.).
MARYAM NASSIR ZADEH (123 Norfolk St.) Young stops into the Lower East Side boutique when she feels like adding to her wardrobe.
GRAMERCY FLOWERS (1 W. 58th St.) Rembert uses this Plaza Hotel florist (from $75) — ask for Linnie. Erlanger recommends perfumery AEDES (7 Greenwich Ave.) for “the most delicious rare candles, scents, soaps and fragrances.”
MADAME PAULETTE (1255 Second Ave.) Both Young and Rembert drop off specialty items in need of treatment here (starting at $55 for a two-piece suit and $135 for a cocktail dress). “They are the best with couture,” explains Rembert.
DIANA AND NATASHA AGHAJANYAN (310-936-4536) “They make the impossible possible,” says Rembert. Ehrlich turns to STUDIO UNBIASED (201 N. Westmoreland Ave.) for alterations.
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PROGRESSIVE SHOE SHOP (9418 Dayton Way) Ehrlich has her and her clients’ heels resoled and repaired at this Beverly Hills store.
FOUR SEASONS (300 S. Doheny Drive) Erlanger adds the Arnica enhancement ($20) to the Breathe aromatherapy massage ($290) for extra restoration. Ehrlich unwinds at WeHo’s OLE HENRIKSEN FACE BODY SPA ($35 to $615; 8622 Sunset Blvd.).
Special Skin Care
RAMPRAKASH KHALSA (440 N. Rodeo Drive) For camera-ready skin, Ehrlich recommends Khalsa — clients call her RPK — and her Red Carpet Flash Facial at the office of dermatologist HAROLD LANCER. The doctor’s cult following includes Young, Kim Kardashian and Victoria Beckham.
SUSHI PARK (8539 Sunset Blvd.) This is Young’s top L.A. stop, where she will eat “whatever they give me.” Erlanger is hooked on the kelp noodles ($16) and grateful bowl ($12) at vegan eatery CAFE GRATITUDE (639 N. Larchmont Blvd.). Rembert’s favorite indulgence is the mushroom spaghetti at CATCH LA ($20; 8715 Melrose Ave.).
VERVE COFFEE (8051 W. Third St.) Rembert’s a fan of its brew, while Young stops at FOUNTAIN COFFEE ROOM in the Beverly Hills Hotel basement when she’s in the area (9641 Sunset Blvd.).
SANTA MARIA NOVELLA (8411 Melrose Place) Founded in Florence, Italy, in 1612, the brand makes eau de colognes and soaps. Its Melrose boutique is Ehrlich’s go-to for gifting.
SUZY K'S (8166 W Third St.) is where Ehrlich drops garments (starting at $12.50 for dresses, $16 for suits). Erlanger relies on 24-hour LA CIENEGA STUDIO CLEANERS for all-night awards season fittings, “I trust them for emergency and last-minute cleaning.” (900 N. La Cienega Blvd.).
THE BEVERLY HILLS JUICE CLUB (8382 Beverly Blvd.) Ehrlich sips on the Green Genie, a mix of celery, parsley, spinach, kale, romaine, apple, ginger and lemon ($7). JUICE SERVED HERE does the trick for Rembert (631 Wilshire Blvd.).
OPENING CEREMONY (451 N. La Cienega Blvd.) Rembert asks for Jenny or Bertie when he browses at the brand's stylish WeHo outpost. Ehrlich peruses at DES KOHAN, which stocks high-end and emerging designers, plus home goods (671 S. Cloverdale Ave.).
A version of this story first appeared in the April 13 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.