SEPTEMBER 11, 2020
GUEST DIARY• BY: KAREN KLOPP AND HILARY DICK
Break out the band and start marching! Madison Avenue Retailers are opening their doors (with open arms) for the next three Saturdays. They need our business, and we could certainly use the fashion embrace now more than ever!
Beginning Saturday, September 12th, the shops between East 57th & East 67th Streets are featured. Saturday, September 26th will feature the shops between East 67th and East 77th Streets, and Saturday, October 3rd, the shops between East 77th and East 86th Streets are it. Enjoy unique shopping perks and experiences and music on the street while dining al fresco at some of the city’s finest dining establishments.
Hilary and I decided to kick off the first Welcome Back Saturday with a preview of what’s in store, spotting the trends we are tracking for fall.
And so are neutrals — a natural pairing.
Hilary is pursusing Tory Burch for her selections …
“Madison Avenue is my go-to for shopping in-person boutiques. Charming and chic, it is the place for fabulous finds and delicious eats. Like our city as a whole … it needs our attention now more than ever. As we stopped into this week’s featured stores, I found the pieces below for a bit of that fall feeling. And of course, I just had to have the Etro masks … as an update to what is now the new norm for any fashionable look.”
On the corner of 62nd & Fifth (the “Hermes” corner), we ran into jewelry designer Jennifer Creel looking stunning (of course) and, except for the mask, like a heroine sprung from the pages of Jane Austin. Speaking of, Victorian Romance is another fall trend, which is continuing. In the state of gloom and doom, it is a comforting style.
Then we ran into Catherine Carey on the corner, on her way to Hermes. She had just come from a nasal swab at Grace Church, which is requiring the families of attending students be tested. (hint: #OpenOurSchools)
I’ve had my eye on the Hermes Apple Watch for some time. Love the new band. They’ve also introduced a new scent in Le Jardin Collection. Must try!
Leather is a perennial preference in fall. We fell in love with this Alice and Olivia coat, a perfect layering piece for this transitional season.
Frances Valentine is back in town.
Still at Frances Valentine, we found these vibrant caftans to lift the spirits.
Comfy At Home Wear never goes out of style. Just ask Tory.
Tory creates her own interpretation with these luxurious pieces.
It was reassuring to see that most people are masking up these days and boutiques have taken up the trend. It is the new “accessory” and there are so many. For more styles, read our NYSD Facesaving Masks.
On the Avenue …
News just broke that NYC Restaurants will be opening to reduced numbers on September 30th. Hallelujah! They are a driving force in our city’s economy and provide unmeasurable sustenance to body and soul.
For a full list of participating retailers and their special offers, please visit Madison Avenue Welcome Back Saturdays.