Sunday, October 18, 2009

les nyc...

OMGGGGGG i had an amazing day today!!!!! it's my job to bring you the latest trends & fashion info, so i went on a walking tour to vintage & oh so chic boutiques of the lower east side (a.k.a les) area of manhattan. i am always asked about the hot shopping in nyc & where to get unique, one of a kind pieces. well, here is a list of some of my personal faves of womenswear, menswear, & furniture boutiques from today's shopping trip that you should definitely check out. visit the websites for online shopping for those of you who don't live in nyc, or if you just enjoy shopping in your pjs like me :~}

~a.turen boutique

ashley turen is the super cool & adorable owner of a.turen boutique that only houses womenswear & accessories. a collection of metallic painted jackets, vests, leggings, handbags, skirts, & dresses are designed by ashley & splattered throughout the boutique. if you bring in an item, ashley will rework & vamp it up with her metallic paint design technique that will surely turn heads & have people asking, "where the hell did you get that?!" one of the sick metallic painted jackets caught my eye. i fell in love with the bomber style, metallic paint job, stud detailing on the front & back, & the broaches added as a final touch. i couldn't deny it! she also has a collection of stiletto heel adornments that are just as those too!  

  • boutique owner & designer, ms. ashley turen

  • my bomber jacket (pics of a complete look coming soon)

  • my stiletto heel adornments (pics of a complete look coming soon)

~edith machinist vintage boutique

ladies you are sure to find something soooo fabo in this gem of a boutique. take your time & look through all the goodies. warning- it may be hard to make a decision! 

~assembly new york

this is a really cool boutique that houses both menswear & womenswear. all of the pieces are super chic & one of a kind. i fell in love with the 2 unisex styles of the fjallraven vintage backpacks. 

~marmalade vintage boutique

this boutique is for the ladies & offers a slew of fun, flirty, colorful pieces. 


elegance, funk, sexiness, & fun come together in one space. the selection of women's merchandise is insane & upsetting because you want everything! terry, the boutique owner is so sweet & super helpful. you are sure to be greeted at the door by 1 of her 3 dogs. don't bother to ask their names because you won't be able to tell them apart. 

~mint julep

searching for a super sweet accessory? mint julep has you covered ladies.

~dear: rivington

antique home furnishings upstairs, japanese designs for men & women downstairs. everything about this boutique is dope! 

~foley + corinna

so whimsical & alluring. i could daydream all day in this beauty of a boutique. i wanted to buy the wallpaper off the wall. silly me, but what's a girl to do?!


i absolutely love this boutique! i went to get my hair cut at a salon on the same block a few months back, saw this authentic african print dress in the window, & bought it right off the mannequin. that's love!

~stella filante

talk about a dope set up, elegant yet edgy clothing & accessory selection for women, & great customer service! feels more like a department store than a boutique.

~victor osborne

this isn't your average hat shop. everything is hand made! there are so many style blocks to choose from if you would like to have a hat custom made by the designer & boutique owner, victor osborne. start with your silhouette then choose the color & materials you would like to use. you are your own designer so have a ball!

email trina morris ( for information on shopping tours in manhattan & brooklyn. happy shopping!

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