Kaia Gerber Created a 90s-Inspired Shoe Collection With Jimmy Choo

Kaia Gerber was just a few years shy from being a 90s baby, but with one of the biggest supermodels of 80s and 90s as her mother and a signature style of oversized sharp-shoulder blazers, high-waisted mom jeans, and crop tops, fashion’s it-girl has been doing her homework. Now, Kaia is adding another feat to…

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A Party Spot Opens Near Chinatown

Omar’s La Boîte Lower East Side Omar Hernandez, the restaurateur and night life spirit animal, has set his sights on the Lower East Side. After making a name for himself in Miami, Mr. Hernandez arrived in Greenwich Village in 2013 and opened Omar’s La Ranita, a private supper club that had a brief but storied…

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Modern Love Podcast: Jessalyn Gilsig Reads ‘My Secret Left Me Unable to Help’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Can a parent’s transgression be forgiven if well-intentioned? Joyce Maynard poses that question in “My Secret Left Me Unable to Help,” her 2009 essay describing her decision to invade her adult daughter’s privacy in an effort…

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How to Throw a Dinner Party Like a Gallerist

“It was love at first sight,” said the writer Sarah Thornton, of meeting the gallerist Jessica Silverman at an art fair in London nine years ago. “Her stand was so confidently curated.” Now happily partnered, they live in an eighth-floor apartment in San Francisco’s historic Nob Hill neighborhood — facing Grace Cathedral’s stained-glass rosette windows…

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Laura Linney Feels the Love at Her Broadway Opening

Fans of Laura Linney were raving about her, even before they saw her opening night performance of “My Name is Lucy Barton” last Wednesday. “She’s a great actress, I love her,” said Brenda Vaccaro during arrivals at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater in Times Square. “I met her a long time ago, and I remember…

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Maison Margiela’s Tabi Boot and Reebok’s Instapump Fury Had a Baby

The iconic «bloody» red soles are to Christian Louboutin what the split-toe Tabi is to Maison Margiela. The latter of which has morphed into a bevy of silhouettes since it first debuted in 1988, but the controversial style lives on. Today, Maison Margiela debuted an updated version of the Tabi silhouette, this time for sneakerheads.…

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We Are All Storefronts Now

Around 10 years ago to the day, I wrote my first column as the Critical Shopper. In that time, I’ve written about more than 150 stores, spanning luxury outposts and discount retailers, malls and pocket-size shops, decades-old spots and places that quickly vanished. But I’ve never written about the one I’m most familiar with. That…

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Is Everyone Buying Fake Bags But Me?

Manuel Schmitt / EyeEmGetty Images It all seemed to happen at once. There had always been the women who bought luxury handbags outright and then the rest of us, toting around our wonky Zara dopplegangers, hoping to at least mimic the silhouette. Then, one fall morning last year, I looked up from my phone and…

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Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak Forces Chinese to Rethink Travel Plans

BEIJING — The Lunar New Year holiday in China is the world’s largest annual migration of people, with hundreds of millions of travelers fanning out across the country and the world, and hundreds of billions of dollars spent on hotels, restaurants and shopping. Now, with a mysterious new pneumonia-like coronavirus that has killed at least…

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