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:
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:
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.
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…