Fall has arrived, and NYC is once again alive with the crackle of auburn leaves in parks and the aroma of spiced pumpkin lattes wafting through the streets. Of course, a change in the season also means a switch-up in your wardrobe. It’s time to start thinking about the autumnal attire you want to be seen in this fall when you are out strolling around the Upper East Side. Let’s call in at the fashionable shops and boutiques close to The Hayworth to get fitted out in style.
Brora New York | 1289 Madison Avenue
New York may be your first and foremost love, but it’s all about Scottish chic at Brora. Quality materials, such as cashmere and tweed, are milled to high spec using traditional methods passed down the centuries. You’ll look anything but old fashioned, though, wearing Brora’s deluxe range of jumpers and cardigans, blouses and ponchos. These are timeless clothes made to last — and they’ll feature in your fall wardrobe for years to come.
Theory | 1157 Madison Avenue
This is the time of year when you want to feel cozy and comfortable. Women will revel in the oversized luxury of Theory’s racing green-hued camel boucle shrunken pullover and the caramel-colored moving rib turtleneck. For men, there’s a regal wool turtleneck sweater, shaded in a sophisticated burgundy. (It would look rather fetching while you’re sipping a glass of burgundy in an Upper East Side bar.) And when the first touch of frost arrives, the dashing merino wool scarf will keep the chill at bay.
Alice + Olivia | 755 Madison Avenue
For those looking to make a splash with their seasonal wardrobe, look no further than the garments on sale at Alice + Olivia. Wow your guests at private soirees by sporting the kamryn sequin two-way mini-dress — a number that has as much sparkle as a bottle of pink champagne. If you’re venturing out of your condominium, channel Liza Minnelli with one of the shop’s show-stopping faux fur coats. They are not only guaranteed to keep you warm, but passers-by are likely to have their temperatures raised a bit, too.
Bandier | 993 Lexington Avenue
Another NYC store for statement-makers is Bandier: It sells high-end clothes and accessories with a rebellious vibe. The range of Apparis leopard print coats and puffers is ideal for those who like to take a walk on the wild side. Offset your favorite with a daring pair of Diemme camouflage boots. We say camouflage, but they’ll actually get people talking all along Lexington Avenue...