Okay, it's October, and now it's time to stop pretending that we have a few more days of summer left. Luckily, though, fall is great for your closet, with fantastic fashions and a number of amazing new stores. Try a visit to any of these for some fabulous fall style:
Alexander McQueen - 747 Madison Avenue This is the new flagship for the brand, now led by the amazing Sarah Burton. Burton retains the line's exceptional tailoring and craftsmanship, applied to designs that are romantic and contemporary.
Veda - 19 Mercer Street Home to the perfect leather jacket, in classic, patterned and even colored leather. Can something so punk be so elegant? Yes!
Figue - 268 Elizabeth Street Designer Stephanie von Watzdorf has created a wonderful combination of casual apparel appropriate for the Mediterranean, infused with the modern urban lines of New York and London.
Halston Heritage - 1122 Madison Avenue The late, great Halston helped create American style in the 1970s, and now his philosophy of simple, understated silhouettes has been updated for a new, elegant generation at this boutique. Look for a second shop soon in Soho.
Vince - 980 Madison Avenue - 16 Prince Street - 89 Mercer Street Its newest shop, at 89 Mercer, extends the reach of Vince's women's and mens' apparel, both creating effortless style by combining luxurious fabrics with crisp, elegant lines. These are classics to be worn in every season.
Wolverine - 254 Elizabeth Street No, you won't find Hugh Jackman here (darn it), but you will find great, wearable boots that last - the company itself made comfortable footwear for railroad workers 130 years ago!
Jeffery-West - 19 Christopher Street Have you always wanted a custom-made pair of shoes, but balked at the prices? Jeffery-West comes as close to bespoke footwear as you can get, creating hand-crafted shoes that fit nearly as well.
For the Boys
Alex Mill - 268 Elizabeth Street Designer Alex Drexler is the son of J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler, so you can expect the same great fit, terrific fabrics and practicality in this new line.
SEAN - Multiple locations The exclusive merchant for Emile Lafaurie's menswear in the United States, Sean has the cult following of the designer himself, including at its newest shop, at 13 Eighth Avenue.
Jonathan Adler - 37 Greenwich Street Adler continues his quest to not only remake your home but your wardrobe by converting his store in an accessories shop with scarves, neckties, socks, purses, etc., all with his distinctive geometric style.
Happy Fall and Happy Shopping!