Haute 5 Places to Shop in NYC: Procrastinatorʼs First Aid Kit for the Holidays


Tis the season for reading and brushing up on 709 pages of luxury retrospective. Among many gifts at the Prada Flagship store in Soho look for PRADA, edited by Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli. Much more than a mere coffee table book, this editorial marvel offers 3,885 thumbnail photos of “looks” at Prada runway shows since 1987, photos of Prada on the red carpet, on the street, images of every womenswear and menswear campaign since 1987 and essays on the meaning of luxury in cultures across the globe. Touch of rebel and touch of rocker, Barbara Bui Soho boutique is the only shop in the country for the masterpieces of this Parisian designer. Studs, fringe, zippers, and leather are a tough, chic addendum to the ultimate wardrobe. Notable is the silver link bracelet with emerald green eyed snakeʼs head detail.


Prada is located at 575 Broadway; 212.334.8888

Barbara Bui is located at 115 Wooster St.; 212.625.1938