New York, the city that never sleeps… Also my hometown.
I was born in Manhattan on May 16th 1993. I only lived there for a couple of years and then visit every year, but it’s the place where I feel at “home”.
Today I want to show you some places that all fashionistas like me will definitely LOVE!!!
- THE BIG BUTTON
Located on the corner of 39th Street and 7th Avenue. For me it’s a fashion symbol of New York.
Look up towards 40th and across 7th avenue. You should see a tall tan building with dark brown trim – this used to be Parsons The New School of Design a private art and design college. You can still see the outlines of the letters on the facade. Parsons, unfortunately moved all classes downtown in 2014 but Project Runway still uses the building for filming.
- FASHION WALK OF FAME
Back on 7th ave between 34th street and 42nd is the Fashion Walk of Fame. Look for gold circle plaques in the sidewalk on the east side of 7th. Each plaque features a different designer with information and a sketch.
- THE FASHION CLASS
Did you ever wanted to experience what it’s like to be on Project Runway?? Well this is a nice way to kind of do that.. It’s a fashion & sewing studio located on 39th between 5th and 6th that offers a class which includes a trip through the garment center and the ability to design and sew your very own garment in their sewing studio. A MUST for all future fashion designers!
- THE FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
It’s a design college located on 27th and 7th. They have free and very well curated fashion exhibits that can feature historical or modern day fashion.
- THE COSTUME INSTITUE at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts
The Costume Institute is known for throwing the best party in New York, the annual Met Gala!
Its collection contains more than 35,000 costumes and accessories. The Costume Institute used to have a permanent gallery space but due to the fragile nature of the items in the collection, the Costume Institute does not maintain a permanent installation. Instead, every year it holds two separate shows in the Met’s galleries using costumes from its
collection, with each show centering on a specific designer or theme. Any fashion exhibit at the Met is a fully immersive experience with music, decor, lighting and fashion all matching the theme of the exhibit.
- SAMPLE SALES
This is a MUST for every shopaholic!!! The Garment District is known by New Yorkers for it’s showroom sample sales. You can buy clothes, jewelry, handbags and more for a good price. Check out TopButton.com to find all the local sales.
- WINDOW SHOPPING
Something I really love about the big stores in New York are the windows. Especially during Christmas Time. They are all so gorgeous.
- PRADA FLAGSHIP STORE
Even though not everyone can afford even a Prada belt for $400.00, this place is worth a visit. I think it’s a woman’s dream! 23000 sqft of Prada Heaven!!!!
- ROOF TOP BAR
Even though it has nothing to do with fashion, you HAVE to visit a roof top bar in New York City, exotically at night to admire all the beautiful lights of the city.
- GO SHOPPING!!
Well if you’re a fashion lover, one thing you want to do for shore in New York is to go shopping!!! Here you can find EVERYTHING to please your desires.