Tuesday, November 4, 2008

can you hear ja rule singing "new york, new york"?

we rode the china town bus into new york yesterday. i acted like a true tourist all day so i could have pictures to share with you. new york is truly a magical place. as soon as we hopped off the bus in the heart of tribeca, we were surrounded by a movie crew and beautiful eateries. the eye candy didn't stop there.

our first stop was 39th street. my friend, susan, was searching through her favorite fabric and ribbon stores. then off to this amazing jewelry warehouse. she picked up a few pieces for her upcoming line. those pictures are secret. you'll have to wait until her new collection is finished.

we wouldn't miss opportunities to vintage shop, so we checked out some stores in brooklyn. the most truly memorable store, stella dallas, was calling our names. it's a great shop jammed packed with good pieces for reasonable prices.

i ended up getting a 70's tooled leather bag, tan 70's ankle boots, a multi print skirt, gray sasson jumper, and an 80's navy dress. the prices were comparable to vintage connection's and i liked that!

for lunch we ate at fabiane's cafe and pastry shop in williamsburg. they had great vegetarian dishes. we shared chili, leek and blue cheese quiche, and portobello sandwiches.

we walked up metropolitan avenue and came across catbird. they have really unique jewelry. i saw a gold fawn pendant, heart and diamond studs, and bird cage necklaces i could have easily scooped up.

two subway rides later, we journeyed the lower east side. this is probably my favorite part of manhattan. our first stop was edith machinist. this vintage store is filled with great vintage, but is kind of costly. if you go you may find stylists checking off their lists for finds.

this owl and rhinestone bangle was to amazing not to capture. only $325. sigh!

some odd rubies has reworked vintage jewelry, beautifully made clothes, and on there walls...

sara moon.

this is daha, the last vintage stop on the les. we had a great time looking through all the vintage stores and boutiques. i can't wait to wear all of my finds!

it was getting late, so we headed to soho for our final ogling. i had to be pulled out of madewell by my sub conscience. new york always leaves a lasting impression in my mind. i will be dreaming about it for days. thank you susan for being my most lovely and efficient tour guide. because of you we managed to do it all in one day! xo

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