Elizabeth Kennedy started her own label in 2012 and is now a regular at New York Fashion Week. Here’s her tips on where you should shop up a storm in her home town
The shopping scene in New York City inspires me because…
it’s so diverse. You can find anything from luxury brands to vintage and smaller handmade items. There are several neighbourhoods that are good for shopping (including SoHo), but I prefer the sophistication and tranquility of the Upper East Side rather than the bustle of downtown.
Bergdorf Goodman is the most luxurious department store. I also love ABC Home for interiors and Dover Street Market New York is such a fun outing because they carry brands and styles that you can’t find in other stores. I shop for my husband at Barneys Downtown or Odin New York.
The Apartment by The Line is a gorgeous space in SoHo that is staged like an apartment with a kitchen area, living room, wardrobe, bedroom – and everything is for sale. The way the products are styled is so chic. I never leave without buying something. Even if it’s a small knick-knack or candle, when you are there, it really puts you in the mood to shop. It’s also such a beautifully curated selection. I always appreciate a nice edit rather than sifting through racks and racks, which can be overwhelming.
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I think Edie Parker evening bags are great and I am obsessed with GRLFRND jeans – you can buy both brands at Barneys. I also love Protagonist and Khaite for minimalist daywear, which both sell at The Line.
Nicholas Kirkwood shoes are great and he has a cool store in the Meatpacking District. I usually buy bags directly from the Céline store and Barneys. Dover Street Market has the best jewellery selection.
I love Strand Book Store. It’s in the village near where I went to school and they have the best selection of art books upstairs. My husband is an artist, so most of our art is the work of friends or things we see when we are at the galleries in Chelsea.