After a long stint in New York, about a year ago I headed out West with the rest of the warm weather seeking migrants. I actually landed back in my home state, but for six years my shopping life in New York flourished. Though it may be safer for me to not have NYC's awesome shops at my fingertips, I miss them. For those of you not already familiar with Refinery29 here is a website where you can get a glimpse into the downtown good life of NYC. This is the ultimate indie fashion site known for having a brilliant eye for design, the inside track on new cool music, and real and untouched street style and city guides. Now I can relive my NYC days with Refinery29 Shops! They have partnered with NYC designers and shops to bring those hard-to-find goods to me, oh, and you of course.
They have thoroughly modern merch for women, men, kids and home. I like the Style Sheet section where you can learn about a person in fashion, whether a designer or editor, and see their picks from the store. As for the goods, check out indie rockers like Alexander Wang, Lipstick Queen, Acne Jeans, Steve Alan (love!), Daryl K, Clu, A.P.C. and more.
To see my (sale) pick from Refinery29,
Society for Rational Dress Cinch Dress in Sand, on sale for $98 (originally $228). This is a sweet and classic little Summer dress, that would look great over a slim or cropped pair of jeans or bermuda shorts even. Or sans anything underneath and as a teeny weeny dress. Ah, memories of humid sticky NYC summers!