Manhattan – East Village
302 Bowery between Bleecker and Houston Sts
Manhattan, NY 10012
Some people celebrate their 40th anniversary with diamonds or extravagant parties. Patricia Field is commemorating her 40th year in retail with a new boutique. Marking a return to the East Village after closing her seminal 8th Street store in 1996, the two-level Bowery shop is a veritable This Is Your Life--style retrospective of the fashion icons costume-design career. Graffiti by street artist De la Vega, trophies from the sets of Sex and the City and The Devil Wears Prada, and a neon sign from her shuttered Hotel Venus outpost make lively set dressings for playful garb such as Heatherette chiffon frocks ($336), Michael and Hushi halter dresses ($380), and Fields own Girls (and Boys) Just Wanna Have Fun--themed togs. And for shoppers (and drag queens) in need of a pre--Happy Valley makeover, theres also an on-site hair and makeup salon.
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