New York Fashion Week Survival Guide

Bring in the fall fashion season with designer runway shows and lavish soirees without sacrificing your style—or sanity. Haute Living has rounded up the New York Fashion Week essentials you’ll need to serenely strut through the couture concrete jungle.


Crosby Street Hotel
79 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 226- 6400
Located in the heart of SoHo, Crosby Street Hotel provides the perfect escape from the crowded lodges uptown. With its modern décor, consummate summer terrace and picturesque views of lower Manhattan, this hotel redefines luxury. Soak in the artsy and avant-garde neighborhood vibe before heading out to the tents.


Blow Out
Dream Dry
35 W 21 Street
New York, NY 10010
(212) 886-5194
Blow away the best dressed and ‘tressed models with top-notch volume. Co-founded by fashion icon, Rachel Zoe, Dream Dry promises hair as sleek and chic as its breathtaking interior. For some primping in a pinch, stop by this Flatiron staple and banish bad hair days.


 You’ll be in serious need of this elite espresso when you’re running from show to show.

514 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024
(212) 875-0100
Pick up a cup of Joe and power through the endless parade of designs. Located on the Upper West Side, Joe is the best-kept secret to unwavering energy and enthusiasm during the strenuous hours of catwalks. You’ll be in serious need of this elite espresso when you’re running from show to show.


Nail Salon
Cornelia Day Spa
20 East 76th Street
New York, NY 10021
(646) 358- 3600
Make sure your hands and feet are in tip-top shape when you meet and greet the heads of fashion. Treat yourself to a marvelous manicure and pedicure at Cordelia Day Spa, where plush seats and ethereal curtains create a relaxing environment. For that extra oomph of opulence, try the Iridescent Pearl Manicure with Stem Cell Stimulation and the Champagne Shimmer Pedicure.


Kirna Zabete
477 Broome Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 941-9656
Spruce up your fall wardrobe with swanky style essentials from Givenchy, Lanvin, Alexander Wang and Stella McCartney at this chic downtown boutique. With red railings, lavender floors, neon wall quotes and a Lucite roof, art and fashion collide at this two-story retail wonderland.


18 9th Ave
New York, NY 10014
(212) 929-9036
Keep the party going and dance the night away at this trendy nightlife establishment. From glamorous banquettes to enchanting chandeliers, Provocateur promises a lavish experience like no other. Mingle with megawatt stars like Beyoncé, Alessandra Ambrosio and Lady Gaga at this upscale venue.


Mario Badescu
320 East 52nd Street
New York, NY, 10022
(212) 758-1065
Put on your best face with a cleansing makeover from celebrity favorite Mario Badescu, whose clientele includes Jennifer Aniston, Oprah Winfrey, Kate Moss and more. His eponymous salon pampers all skin types with the crème de la crème of skin care secrets, from masks to peels. Detox from the city and look camera-ready when you strike a pose.


841 Broadway #2
New York, NY 10003
(212) 353-0214
After non-stop shows and celebrations, relax your body and mind with some downward dog time. Praised by fashionistas Donna Karan and Christy Turlington-Burns, Jivamukti Yoga boasts Manhattan’s finest yoga instructors and techniques.