Men *do* make passes at girls who wear glasses – I was sitting next to Laksmi in Nolita when a guy walked by and checked her out. Twice. So, it’s true! She’s a style blogger and her artist beau bought her these 3.1 Phillip Lim Chloris Eyeglasses. Turns out she’s a power shopper, so I got her Hit List of 5 Favorite Local Shops and 3 Online Faves [continued after the jump].
NYC Local Faves + Online
Condor on Elizabeth – Somewhat of new addition to the neighborhood and carries an assortment of local and global designers. The owner Loriann is a complete doll and has amazing style!
Jay Kos on Mott – Menswear and accessories – This boutique is like a treasure trove. I actually shop here for jewelry (Johnny Depp wears his rings too!) Also, his patrons are so interesting and it reminds of what it must have been like visiting Gertrude Stein’s apt!
Oak on Bond – love, love, love.
- ONLINE –
Of a Kind – love everything about this website. Not only do you discover great limited edition pieces, but you learn about the designers behind them. I recently bought an Ursa Major Omega Cuff made by my friend Kate Jones – and what I love about it is knowing only 40 other people in the whole world will have one too!
Aha Life – This curated website is great for sourcing gifts, whether for yourself or loved ones!
Madewell.com - I’m a dork for Madewell! Plus I think they’ve created one of the websites that provides for a great online shopping experience – wayyy better than shopping in-store.