New York City is (arguably) the most fashionable city in the world. For fashion-lovers, this is one pilgrimage you have to make–rip off designer bags that look real at a quarter of the price, supermodels stomping down the street, designers eating the latest lunch fad and heaps of beautiful hotels to accommodate them all when they conglomerate every September and February for Fashion Week. Whether they want to be seen by all or prefer hiding behind a dark curtain of privacy, these Fashionista Hotels in New York City create the perfect backdrop for any fashionable weekend spent in the city that never sleeps.
The Crosby Street Hotel
79 CROSBY STREET
Your Style: Rag & Bone
The Crosby Street Hotel offers a fresh take on the NYC boutique hotel. Located in the fashionable SoHo neighborhood, the hotel is a blend of the industrialism that was at the heart of this ‘hood as well as the style of owner Kit Kemp, swimming the current between luxurious and modern. Echoes of the London-owned company, which opened the hotel as their first foray into America, come through with their stylish Afternoon Tea. Join the London fashion magazines editors to munch on Gluten-Free tea options or take in a Traditional Tea, complete with cucumber sandwiches.
Why The Fashion Set Loves It: Art by Scottish paper cutout artist Jack Milroy keeps the hotel close to its UK roots all while the hotel still delivers the perfect NYC cocktail making it a pristine blend of both NYC and London Fashion Week.
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18 NINTH AVENUE
Your Style: Victoria Beckham
With the whole Karshashian Klan klambering increasingly towards complete fashion world domination, its no wonder they’ve stayed in the Meatpacking district’s Gansevoort Hotel. The fashionable locale surrounding the hotel is known for its edgy spaces, like Milk Studios, home to a fair share of NYFW’s most prestigious presentations. Their multi-tiered rooftop is the spot to be on a busy night with fashion celebrities hiding amongst the extensive ivy-secret gardens—perfect for a covert meeting.
Why the Fashion set loves it: The ultra-sleek hotel is a quick saunter away from the best art galleries of Chelsea and the beloved High Line Park–perfect for practicing that catwalk strut.
1170 BROADWAY & 28TH STREET
Your Style: Rodarte
Upon stepping inside the Beaux Arts mansion that is the NoMad hotel, you might wonder if you’ve mistakenly wandered inside the home of a famous fashion designer. The mood is one of antiquated sophistication and this is a rare setting that would befit that Rodarte gown you’ve been coveting. This hotel creates the perfect NYFW backdrop with its leather furniture, slightly tattered oriental carpets and lots of layered textures; it’s as elaborate as a Chanel show at the Palais Royale.
Why the fashion set loves it: No detail has gone unnoticed here, making the perfect backdrop also for the ultimate NYFW-must: the #Selfie.
The Bowery Hotel
335 BOWERY STREET
Your Style: Marc Jacobs
The list of amenities at the Bowery Hotel has made it popular during its Fashion Week debut of 2007. All 137 of the floor-to-ceiling windowed rooms have custom-made sheets, Turkish rugs and fashionable favorite toiletries from C.O.Bigelow. The hotel proprietors curate every detail of the property and a stay at the Bowery almost guarantees a sighting of a fashionable guest (rumors of Blake Lively, Ashley Olsen and Rachel Bilson) in the lobby.
Why the fashion set love it: The hotel is nothing short of charming and cozy…as well as nothing short of guaranteed privacy from giddy star-struck fans.
The Pierre Hotel
2 EAST 61st SREEET
Your Style: Michael Kors
The Pierre is the iconic flagship hotel of India’s Taj Hotels and offers up high-end, silk-pillowed luxury overlooking Central Park. The Pierre has its fashion accreditations however; the hotel has partnered with alumni from Parsons the New School For Design during previous NYFWs to support emerging designers. They’ve also hosted a pop-up bar and next-door neighbor is Barney’s– for any necessary last-minute outfit changes.
Why the fashion set loves it: The Pierre is pet-friendly, meaning you can bring your adorable handbag pup with you to enjoy those beautiful views over Central Park, plus their bespoke service can cater to any fashionable need.