A few weeks ago, I was invited to a charity lunch and in typical Mara fashion I started getting ready 30 minutes prior to the event. Panic ensued when I realized I had not one appropriate item of clothing to wear.
Now that we're all shopped out (even me), have returned the mistakes and planned for future purchases, it's time to take a look back on the best of New York City retail this year, and a couple of wishes for the future.
When you're getting razed down by hordes of neon-clad sneakerheads, camera-toting tourists, and all-out fashion freeloaders spilling--rather, spewing--from stores while clamoring for a glimpse of Kanye West, it's hard to imagine that Fashion's Night Out is actually the brainchild of Anna Wintour.
I shop for a living. But lately, I haven't been shopping like I used to. Am I losing my retail mojo? No, it's just that it's hard (even for me) to justify new shoes when the economy is crumbling around me.