Street style snappers swarming the sidewalks of Manhattan; impeccably dressed women sporting bare pins in subzero temps; Ubers and yellow cabs more scant than Kim K's front-row frock. There's only one explanation for it all: Fashion Week has landed in New York City.
While there's plenty of personal style inspo to glean from these well-heeled swans, we also turn to them for the city's best insider haunts. So if you're looking to sip n' sup with the style-set this season, shimmy straight to these A-list approved addresses.
Want to play the glamour card? Nab a table at Le Coucou, which brings classic French fare to SoHo, care of acclaimed Paris-trained pan-man Daniel Rose. Design duo Roman and Williams have bragging rights for the romantic interiors. Scallops with clementine is perfect for fashionistas on the go.
Le Coucou, 138 Lafayette St, SoHo, +1 212 271 4252, lecoucou.com
Spotlighting flip-fresh seafood and vegetables, coastal-chic Santina is the Italian restaurant that will linger on your lips, not your hips. Situ'd beneath the Gansevoort entrance to The High Line, highlights include healthy giardinia crudite (raw seasonal veg), spaghetti blue crab, and kale and pomegranate salad. Sip a Santina Spritz (Aperol, chamomile and prosecco). Ciao, ciao!
Santina, 820 Washington St, West Village, santinanyc.com
You may not feel like getting up with the lark, but as the sun sets on Gotham's glimmering skyline, you'll want to secure a perch at The Skylark, the 30th-floor Midtown lounge bar replete with plush leather sofas, floor-to-ceiling windows and sexy city vistas. Lights bites and fresh cocktails, like the tequila, grapefruit and lime Skinny Paloma, fit flirty fash types.
The Skylark, 30/F, 200 W 39th St, +1 212 257 4577, Midtown, theskylarknyc.com
Midtown’s sporty gents’ club sanctuary, The Polo Bar by homegrown design house Ralph Lauren, pairs seasonal American eats and classic cocktails with handsome, equestrian-inspired decor. Wait staff are kitted in RL, toasty fires blaze, and bites range from bar snacks to protein-packed steaks, veg-centric plates and Ralph’s signature coffee ice-cream. Elegant attire required.
The Polo Bar, 1 E 55th St, +1 212 207 8562, Midtown, ralphlauren.com
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