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Barbados Boondoggle

La Vida Loca - Hilton Barbados Resort

La Vida Loca – Hilton Barbados Resort

Aside from bingeing on shoes and dark chocolate, the next best thing for curing the winter blues is immersing yourself in the sun. So when my hubby recently informed me he was heading on a 4-day business trip to Barbados, which conveniently coincided with Valentine’s Day, I decided to tag along.  (more…)

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Brooklyn Bound: Zoë

  • Zoë
  • surprisingly luxe designer labels you won’t find anywhere else in Dumbo
  • 3.1. Phillip Lim, Matthew Williamson, Miu Miu and Chloé, to name a few
  • shopzoeonline.com
  • 68 Washington Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • 718.237.4002
  • info@shopzoeonline.com
  • not cheap, but well worth the splurge
  • take the F train to York Street
  • Click here for a store map!

imageI discovered this Brooklyn-based shopper’s paradise whilst apartment hunting last summer. To be honest, I was “DUMBO-founded” to find such a stunning store situated beyond the island of Manhattan. The open and airy space reminds me of a mini version of Barney’s Coop, sans the attitude and bustling crowds. Now that I’m living next door (yup… new abode happens to be adjacent to Zoë), I constantly have first dibs on all the new arrivals from my favorite labels, including 3.1. Phillip Lim, Matthew Williamson, Miu Miu and Chloé, to name a few. And when I’m too lazy to trek downstairs, I’m typically clicking my way through their equally impressive e-store (pathetic, I know).

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Manhattan Mania: Delfino

  • Delfino
  • a bagaholics dream!
  • delfinony.com
  • 1351 Third Avenue (@ 78th Street)
  • 212-517-5391
  • ali@delfinoNY.com
  • Mon-Fri 10:30-8, Sat 10:30-7:30, Sun 12-7
  • $199-$585
  • Exchange or store credit within 2 weeks
  • 6 to 77th Street
  • Click here for a store map!

Bagoholics will flip over the stunning selection of serious arm candy at this heavenly shop. Instantly update your wardrobe with hundreds of drool-worthy shapes, sizes, colours and fabrics du jour ranging from Jack Gomme, Isabella Fiore, Longchamp, Hervé Chapelier, Sequoia, Francesco Biasia, Tano and Elisa Atheniense. Betcha can’t buy just one!

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Manhattan Mania: Canteloup

  • Cantaloup
  • trendy togs to die for
  • 1036 Lexington Avenue (@ 74th Street)
  • 212-249-3566
  • Mon-Sat 11-7, Sun 12-6
  • $36-$1000
  • 10 days for store credit. Sale items are final sale.
  • 6 to 77th Street
  • Click here for a store map!

A mix of downtown cool with uptown sophistication, Canteloup is a super chic boutique stocked with cutting-edge designer labels from around the world. Fashion editors, celebs and the A-List crowd flock here for hipster Australian labels like Sass & Bide and Willow, Diego Binetti, La Cosa and re-worked vintage T’s from Burn ‘n Violet. As if that’s not reason enough to sprint on over, they also carry a dynamite denim selection, sexy lingerie, funky tees, cool carryalls and to-die-for jewelry by the cash. Need we say more?

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Manhattan Mania: Pookie & Sebastian

  • Pookie & Sebastian
  • a fun, flirty, and oh so girly specialty boutique
  • of-the-moment lines from Citizens of Humanity, Havaianas, Carmen Flores to Cosabella
  • pookieandsebastian.com
  • 1488 Second Avenue, New York City (additional stores in Murray Hill & the UWS)
  • 212.861.0550
  • customerservice@pookieandsebastian.com
  • monday-saturday, 11-9pm; sunday, 12-7pm
  • $20-$150 (a serious bargain)
  • Exchange or store credit within 14 days of purchase
  • take the 6 train to 77th St.
  • Click here for a store map!

Head to this fun ‘n flirty shop for irresistible cheap ‘n chic designer knock-offs that won’t break the bank. Our faves for the season: whimsical skirts, beaded cocktail dresses, True Religion jeans, girly T’s, Cosabella undies and sparkly jewelry. Jazz up your look in a NY minute with a knockout clutch you’ll covet for years to come. And if you can’t find what you came for, don’t sweat it: there are two equally impressive sister stores in the city, plus a swanky online store. Happy shopping!

Photography  Photography © Pookie & Sebastian

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