Shopping in Soho

My sister and I took advantage of the gorgeous (50 degree!) weather the other day to take a stroll around the Nolita/Soho area. There’s tons of great shops around there, both independent and large. We stolled through McNally Jackson books, the most gorgeous bookstore (I LOVE indepedent bookstores), and Steven Alan, which was the size of my studio apartment’s kitchen (there’s a bigger one in Tribeca). Then we headed to Madewell, J. Crew, and Kate Spade. I tried on the J. Crew Tippi Sweater in a primary blue:

I liked the color, but I wound up buying the Double Stripe sweater instead:

This one just seemed longer and more flattering, plus it’s 100% cotton, which I like. AND I used a gift card, so no guilt! Then I couldn’t resist getting a charming hot pink notebook (sans gift card. Dang):

How cute is that though? Here’s the one I considered buying:

J. Crew Archie Grand notebook

Seemed apropos! But I couldn’t resist the neon pink of the first one.

After J. Crew we wandered into the Kate Spade Soho store. It was full of stripes and more primary colors (I’m sensing a trend). Apparently it’s the “Year of Pattern” for Kate:


The best gallery wall.

Some absolutely gorgeous shoes, on a metallic striped wall.

Primary colors!

Stripes everywhere.

Look at the glitter wall! Wish I had that in my apartment. Love the striped floor too.
I LOVE this tote! I kind of wish I had gotten it. Reminded me of this old post.

The whole store is gorgeous (obvi), and totally got me in the mood for spring! Soho is one of the best places to shop if you’re in NYC. Nolita (the adjacent neighborhood) has tons of cute little independent shops, and then Soho itself has all the heavy hitters-right down the street from Kate Spade are Topshop and C. Wonder, and probably others that I didn’t even get to. So if you’re visiting NYC and in need of a little retail therapy, Soho is definitely the place to be! And now I might have to be going back for that tote…


  1. Katie's Bliss says: January 27, 2012

    Love the notebook you bought at J. Crew! I've seen them around and have been lusting after them for a while!

  2. Ms. Givens says: January 27, 2012

    I like the striped sweater better too.

  3. Holly says: January 27, 2012

    I love the sweater you picked! And that journal is adorable- wish I lived in NYC sometimes 🙂

  4. Leslie says: January 27, 2012

    What great shopping opportunities! I love the sweater you picked up, and the Kate Spade store is absolutely gorgeous. I adore Kate Spade.

  5. Audrey says: January 27, 2012

    Love the striped sweater you chose! Such a classic. The Kate Spade is such eye candy…I love everything!

  6. NauticalWheeler says: January 27, 2012

    LOVE Kate Spade! One of my favorite designers!

    From Brooklyn with love,


  7. Daily Cup of Couture says: January 27, 2012

    I adore my JCREW Tippi sweaters! Such a classic staple! xx

  8. The Tiny Closet says: January 27, 2012

    I like the striped sweater that you purchased as well! The store looks amazing!

  9. Alexa says: January 27, 2012

    Ah seriously gorgeous…love the glittery wall too!

  10. sampenner says: January 27, 2012

    You are so cute and tiny! I love Kate Spade- and it is almost as fun to see the pretty store layout as the clothes!



  11. lacoquettedelamode says: January 27, 2012

    Please do more posts like this and outfits of the day! I loooove that striped sweater on you too 🙂 Somehow the store seems cuter in New York than LA!

    XX Kathryn

  12. Viviana says: January 27, 2012

    Soho shopping is incredible – completely agree! I love the sweater u got!

  13. bevy says: January 27, 2012

    thanks for taking us shopping with you! the kate spade store is so cute with all the sparkles and stripes. i would shop there just for the decor alone.

  14. meg. says: January 27, 2012

    I just grabbed the Tippi sweater in orange, but I'm kind of wishing I would've gotten the cobalt instead… but I'm trying to add more unexpected color in my life (one of many resolutions, does that even count?) so I went with the orange. Love the stripes, though! Ties in with KSNY's January pattern!

  15. Laura says: January 27, 2012

    Wow that Kate Spade store looks gorgeous!

    Great photos! xo

  16. Jessica Rowe {The Aestate} says: January 27, 2012

    Great finds, love your outfit!

  17. alexi 101 says: January 27, 2012

    Oye. There are just too many things about this post that I love. Your sweater choice…love. That adorable notebook…love. And the metallic striped wall…I adore.

    xx, alexi

  18. designchic says: January 28, 2012

    Love your sweater…great look and fun "window shopping" with you!!

  19. Sandra Leiva says: January 28, 2012

    Everything looks great!
    That blue sweater is really cute! <3

  20. Sierra says: January 28, 2012

    love these pictures! especially the wall of shoes 🙂

  21. Lisa @ Elembee, Etc says: January 28, 2012

    The metallic striped and glitter walls are amazing! Love your picks as well.

  22. Carly {a simple affair} says: January 29, 2012

    LOVE the sweater you chose! It looks so great on you. And those metallic stripes in the window are unreal. Stunning! xo

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