If you are in search of luxe lifestyle and clothing pieces, look no further than Sachin + Babi for Ankasa, located on the Upper East Side. Sachin + Babi for Ankasa offers an array of luxurious home furnishings, such as bedding sets and decorative pillows, as well as the design duo's ready-to-wear line and beautiful, intricate accessories. This store is the place to be if you are in the mood to pamper your inner bohemian girl. They also offer a full-scale design service for residential and hospitality needs.
Just when we thought it wasn't possible for him to get any cooler, Jay-Z opened a pop-up shop in NoLita this week. In an effort to re-image his brand Rocawear, a pop-up boutique opened this past Monday on Mulberry Street, showcasing the label's latest designs. Celebrities, bloggers, students, and the rest of New York's fabulous were invited to come and record their thoughts on the brand's new image. The videos will be posted on Rocawear.com in an attempt to create a customer base that is more "tech-savvy" than the urban audience the brand had previously attracted. Even though this store does not follow normal guidelines (like, for example, none of the merchandise is for sale) you may be able to spot a few of NY's big players popping in and out of Jay-Z's new store. But make sure you check it out soon- it most likely will disappear as quickly as it sprang up.
If vintage stores are your happy place, then Pink Clouds (pinkclouds.com) will be your ultimate oasis. Solely based online, Pink Clouds features vintage pieces from major designers such as Alexander McQueen, Anne Klein, Betsey Johnson, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Marc Jacobs, Lanvin, Karl Lagerfeld, Jil Sander, and many, many, (may I add one more?) many more amazing designers. If you're wary about ordering vintage pieces online, don't be. Their style assistant is available to answer questions about the fit or styling of any and all of their products. Pink Clouds has everything from clothing to handbags to jewelry to vintage fashion sketches. The site also features exclusive, member only sales. Who knew cloud nine was pink?