Shop Female: The New York Edition

Meryl Streep and Mother Mary Streep at the Promenade Cafe, Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, New York (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)


Last week I wrote about several women-owned shops and design houses to honor International Women’s Day. Then, right after, I realized I could have added so much more! So today I bring you a whole new roster for you from Manhattan to Brooklyn to enjoy and support a sister while you shop. And here’s an inspiring  photo of Meryl Streep back in the day because why not? xx

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I will start with the fabulous No.6, owned by Karin Bereson, the woman who is responsible for making a crazy amount of women in New York (and beyond) obsessed with clogs. I am huge fan of this place (I won’t even tell you how many pairs of clogs and clog boots I own) and her new vintage shop down the street. Anyway, how sweet is this super pretty Karin-designed dress for summer?
Of course there’s the just-avant-garde-enough Maryam Nassir Zadeh, whose highly-curated shop on the Lower East Side is filled with lesser-known cool-girl lines and her famous often copied shoes. Here’s a genius new one for summer that’s delicately nude yet perfectly urban.
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And how could I do this without including the coolest of the cool (and the nicest of the nice, but the way) Maria Cornejo? She knows how we want to look and this perfect printed dress in her signature shape is the kind of thing you can wear forever.


Let’s not forget Rachel Comey! And how about the sexy/punky Lola boot?  Pretty much dying for it.
Wendy Mullin’s Built by Wendy  is one of those lines that all the ladies-in-the-know have been buying for a while now. She went away for a blip and then came back with more cute stuff. I am partial to the everyday quilted tote bag in terracotta. 
Did someone say A Detacher? Walk in this store in Nolita and feel instantly cool for even being there. Designer Mona Kowalska makes the kind of clothes that are super chic but also a little but also a little “intellectual” at the same time (i.e. pieces that someone like Eve Hesse might wear today). She also does really good shoes, bags and jewelry like this Calder-esque scallop necklace that is just so, so good.
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 Pamela Bell and I went to high school together, and after years as a big shot in the fashion business (she was a founder of Kate Spade), she opened Prinkshop, the amazing line of tees and totes that actually gives back — buy this chic and meaningful graphic tee  and 30% will go to the National Institute for Reproductive Health!
 Bird is an institution in Brooklyn because owner Jen Mankins has the right selection of everything we all want (how does she know? She just does). So I bring you these perfect off-white Levi’s that she was smart enough to bring to our attention.
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 Scosha Woolridge is known for her  stackable bohemian bracelets, but I wanted to share  her beautiful sparkly orange garnet, diamond and ruby earrings. Plus, she’s got her own laid-back cool style and maybe if you’re  lucky you can catch a glimpse of her in her flagship store.





  • March 16, 2017

    Mary Helen

    You hit it out of the ballpark today! Fab choices!

  • March 16, 2017

    Mary Alice McLoughlin

    The link for the Maria Cornejo dress goes to the N.6 site.

  • March 16, 2017


    This is great! I would also love to read your own NYC neighborhood shopping guides.

  • March 16, 2017


    So many of my favorites! Great goods, great shops, and fundamentally kind, decent women. Fashion doesn’t have to be bitchy, exclusive, exploitative, or shallow.

  • March 16, 2017


    Ooo!!! Those Scosha earrings!

  • March 16, 2017

    Christine Ganeaux

    Everything. Every single thing. So good!

  • March 16, 2017


    ohhhhhhh that necklace. why did you have to show me that??? WHY???
    starting a slush fund to fund it now.