HSN | The List with Colleen Lopez Special Edition 08.12.2018 - 01 PM
#TheLIST: New York's Holiday Shopping Hotspots
Moda Operandi Madison, a quasi-boutique for Moda's best shoppers, is open for business–sort of. The shop caters to those who have proved to be M'O obsessed, offering them a truly customized in-store experience. If you consider yourself a Moda VIP, try booking an appointment at their outpost on Madison, where a personal stylist will curate everything on the racks to your size, needs and personal style. Should you be looking for the ultimate holiday gifts, Moda is willing to go above and beyond–one client looking to gift something extra-special used the Mansion's help to source a vintage Rolex (dated the year the recipient was born) to arrive just in time for the holidays.
Moda Operandi Madison; 24 E 64th St, New York, NY 10065; (212) 727-7120.
Anyone who has walked along Fifth Avenue (or read/seenScatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman) knows the magic that is Bergdorf's. The holiday windows pictured here (although they are impressive year-round) are masterpieces in their own right. And the same can be said for the shop's new main floor, which houses some of the world's best accessories–and a new fine jewelry salon–in an undeniably luxe setting. Whether you choose to experience BG from the outside looking in (we understand, the windows are an experience in and of themselves) or venture inside to shop their holiday offerings, we could not recommend this quintessentially uptown New York experience more highly. Once you're done browsing the racks, head upstairs to the 7th floor to shop holiday ornaments, paper goods and decorative objets, then cap off the day with tea or a glass of bubbles at the Kelly Wearstler-decorated restaurant.
Bergdorf Goodman; 754 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019; (212) 753-7300.
While Barneys New York has a holiday windows project worth noting–their Peace, Love and Joy window display at both the Madison Avenue and Downtown flagships are a collaboration with contemporary, performance and mixed-media artists–their holiday promotions and event rosters are just as lust-worthy. From December 7th-10th (think fast!), with any beauty purchase over 5 in-stores or online, shoppers receive a Barneys Beauty Bag containing products from the store's key cosmetics and skincare brands. At the same time, the beauty department will also be offering Downtown shoppers 20 percent off a Blind Barber service, and a complimentary drink with service. Fine jewelry shopping events are also planned at the Madison Avenue location, with Sidney Garber showcasing pieces the evening of December 13th.
Barneys Madison Avenue; 660 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10065; (212) 826-8900.
Barneys Downtown;101 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011; (646) 264-6400.
Downtown Manhattan's cool-kid shop, Kirna Zabête, is a designer hub in the heart of SoHo year-round, and an endlessly fun place to shop for holiday gifts for yourself or your fashion-loving friends. This season, new designers' pre-Spring collections have hit the racks–like Ulla Johnson and Nili Lotan's effortless jet-set wear, and Ileana Makri and Azlee's fine jewelry. Should you be looking to shop outside of the city, their East Hampton outpost just announced that it will no longer be positioned as a seasonal pop-up, staying open to shoppers year-round. If you're looking for the season's sales, the store's annual major markdowns are set to launch on December 15th.
Kirna Zabête; 477 Broome St, New York, NY 10013; (212) 941-9656.
From direct-to-consumer Italian-made shoe line M.Gemi to luxe knitwear line and lifestyle brand The Elder Statesman, New York City is rife with pop-up shops this time of year. Some of our favorites are lining the streets of SoHo as prominently as the luxury department stores and stately brand flagships of Fifth and Madison Avenues, while others are nestled in the Upper East Side fold. Some of these shops are a joint effort, with multiple brands collaborating to create a unique holiday shopping experience; 97 Crosby which is open until February 28th, features easy-to-wear lines like KES, Daryl K, M.Patmos, Erica Tanov and Eleven Six.
M.Gemi, 120 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10012;The Elder Statesman Winter Shop, 159 East 64th St, New York, New York 10065, (212) 744-2838;97 Crosby, 97 Crosby St, New York, NY 10012.
Looking to shop Paris, London and NYC's most coveted street style staples for the holidays? Acne recently added a Madison Avenue flagship to its ranks, joining its two downtown locations on Greene and Horatio streets (and dozens of stores internationally) to bring uptown brand devotees all the leather, knits and endless utilitarian details they've been dreaming of.
Acne Studios Madison Avenue; 926 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021; (212) 249-2871.
Claire Distenfeld's fashion, accessories and jewelry gallery, Fivestory, located in a chic townhouse off Madison's flagship row is treating customers to exclusive holiday items in droves. A Fred Leighton pop-up is taking place in-store, and they've partnered with for some holidays-only fine jewelry online. Fivestory, smartly, is banking on accessory gifting this season, bringing on Anabela Chan, Erickson Beamon and exclusive choker sets from Fallon for the holiday rush. If you're more of a bag girl, their exclusives from Rocio and Color Temperature (like most of the store's unique offerings) are a fresh alternative to brands you've heard of one too many times.
Fivestory; 18 E 69th St, New York, NY 10065; (212) 288-1338.
Vintage and luxury consignment connoisseurs, The Real Real, are best known for helping fashion lovers buy and sell pre-owned designer duds online. They've opened their first brick-and-mortar shop for the holidays in SoHo, offering the same exclusive access to luxury clothes, furniture, art and accessories in-person as they do online. Similar to the concept of our favorite fashion-meets-home-goods hub, The Line, everything in this 15-day pop up is for sale (even the rugs!). Here, the staff helping customers are the best in the business–gemologists, curators and appraisal specialists are on hand to answer client questions and provide intel and expertise on everything sold in-store.
The Real Real NYC Pop-Up, December 1st-15th; 79 Greene St, New York, NY 10012.
While Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen call NYC home, the duo opened The Row's first shop in Los Angeles after laying eyes on their New York store's location at 17 East 71st Street–before it was for sale. They couldn't imagine opening anywhere else in the city, and so after waiting for their dream location to be available, they partnered with designer Jacques Grange, whose last boutique project was for Yves Saint Laurent himself. The result? A shop that is as much of an experience visually as it is emotionally–you'd have to be made of stone for the space's serene, light-neutral palette (think colors like sand, butter, taupe and alabaster) not to calm you upon entry.
The Row;17 E 71st St, New York, NY 10021; (212) 755-2017.
Looking for something other than clothes and accessories? Holiday House, an interior design haven with proceeds of all purchases being donated to breast cancer research, is likely up your alley. Taking place at the Sullivan Mansions through January 8th, each room in this perfectly decorated pop-up has been fully furnished by an interior design superstar, with each and every item in it available for purchase. Aesthetics run the gamut here, from Sasha Bikoff's vibrant and whimsical Rosé All Day dining room (pictured above) to a dark luxury themed fur-clad sitting room designed by Ryan Korban and Brandon Maxwell. If you're looking to give back while taking in some inspired design and splurging on covetable collectibles, a trip here is well worth it.
Holiday House; The Sullivan Mansions 40 & 50 Sullivan St,New York City, 10012.
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