First, Kris and I would like to thank each of you for helping us reach the 1,000 Instagram follower milestone yesterday! If it wasn't for each of you, we would still be sending each other way too many "what do you think of this?" clothing and accessory pics. If you aren't already, remember to follow us on Instagram @krisandjackblog for daily happenings :-)
So, we left off at our Cushnie et Ochs fashion show which was in the meatpacking district of NYC. Across the street, was the coolest place- Chelsea St. Market.
Remember those ugly fold up flats I mentioned before the trip?! Well, Kris was right about those things. We put them on immediately...and became 4 inches shorter and a lot more comfortable.
Update: These shoes were thrown away while packing to come home. Picture walking around the City in your slippers. They weren't clean or pretty. No future blog posts will include these feet saving "shoes".
Chelsea St. Market is basically an indoor marketplace. There were independent retailers, produce and flower markets, coffee shops, and specialty food stores. It was really beautiful inside too. We picked up some wine and cheese for an afternoon snack, and then decided to do a little shopping.
We had time the next morning to explore SoHo and do some shopping before the Banana Republic show (post coming soon!)
Our first stop was the infamous vintage store, What Goes Around Comes Around. They are known for their luxury designer handbags, jewelry, and amazing vintage tee selection. If allowed, I would have taken dozens of pictures. The store was filled with Chanel, Louis Viutton, colorful kimonos and jackets, rich leather, and bold gold accessories. Brett was our awesome store guide. He has been a vintage tee collector since he was 8 years old, and knew his stuff. I am still dreaming of the purple Journey tee...
We visited a custom belt shop, Badichi Belts, next for souvenirs for our hubbies. At this cute shop, you pick the leather, then the buckle, and then tell them your waist measurement. They put together the custom belt while you wait. Can you imagine the kind of business they would do at a rodeo in the South?!
Our last shopping stop was at Olive & Bette's. You guys, this store and the ladies who work there are so much fun! I think between the two of us, we easily could have walked away with one of everything in the store. The ladies there had the idea to do a little styling session with us and get some urban pics of the streets of SoHo. Uhhhh, OK!
Our styling session was so much fun and we will certainly be back next time we are in NYC. Until then, the boutique does offer custom shopping. They get your size and style preferences and will send you clothes to try. Then, they charge you for what you keep. Customer service with style! Check out our gorgeous mini photo session photographer, Alexis, who is also a vlogger at www.youtube.com/alexisbelon.
We will see you later this week for our last New York Fashion Week post and a sneak peek of Banana Republic's NYFW Presentation. We can't wait to share!
Until then, have a great week!