New York City is the place to go for all things fashion. It's been long deemed one of the big four fashion pillars in the world, along with Paris, Milan and London. Being that it's the only fashion mecca in the United States and direct flights are easy to come by (and typically decently priced), visiting the Concrete Jungle is a no-brainer—especially during New York Fashion Week!
That's right. New York Fashion Week is upon us. From Sept. 6–14, high-end fashion designers from all over the world will gather in the city that never sleeps to showcase their spring and summer 2020 collections to buyers, press and the general public.
Contrary to popular belief, NYFW is not necessarily an exclusive affair. Although most shows are reserved for buyers and press only, there are some events the general public can attend.
To celebrate our Style issue, we've created a 48-hour NYC fashion itinerary. It features some NYFW events open to the public and other must-do and must-see fashion icons in NYC.
8:30 a.m. – Breakfast at Ess-a-Bagel because it wouldn't be a trip to New York without a bagel.
10 a.m. – Visit the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, dubbed New York's most fashionable museum.
12 p.m. – Lunch at En Japanese Brasserie.
2 p.m. – Visit Mood Designer Fabrics, the three-story fabric store made popular by Project Runway.
3 p.m. – Visit Dover Street Market.
5:30 p.m. – Dinner at Carbone. One word: Pasta.
7 p.m. – Go to NYFW Show: Ontavia Roulette's “Before the Death of a Child’s Imagination” Collection.
10 a.m. – Brunch at Augustine, French cuisine in the Financial District.
11:30 a.m. – Tiffany & Co., a must-visit, of course.
12:30 p.m. – Walk down Seventh Avenue, also known as NYC's Fashion Avenue.
2:30 p.m. – Visit the Metropolitan Museum. Book a tour with the Costume Institute for a little extra dose of fashion.
5:30 p.m. – Dinner at the Loyal. Be sure to book a reservation in advance.
7 p.m. – NYFW's Fashion Industry Finest Independent Designers (FIFI FW) – features the best of the best in the independent fashion industry.
8:30 p.m. – Drinks at the Rose Bar in Gramercy Park Hotel.