How To Shop Like A New Yorker In Time For New York Fashion Week

Take inspiration from Zoë Kravitz, Chloë Sevigny and our own Sienna Miller.

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by Natalie Hammond |
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Even if you’re not travelling across the pond for New York Fashion Week, it pays to know how to shop like the natives. Where Brits are eclectic and experimental, Manhattanites tend to stick to tried-and-tested basics, worshipping at the altar of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s The Row, one of the hottest tickets on the show calendar, and Gabriela Hearst.

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For everyday, however, we have our very own woman in the field. Sienna Miller has finessed her style to suit her adopted city, with a wardrobe of oversized coats, flat boots, roomy handbags and beanie hats. The above beige number is by Smythe, a Canadian brand whose outerwear is worn on repeat by Meghan Markle, and she always keeps her boots functional to battle those bleak New York winters.

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Chloe Sevigny in New York ©Getty

Sienna’s go-to is shearling-covered snow boots, but Chloë Sevigny favours a lace-up style with her ruffle-hemmed trousers. Coach’s Chain Bootie has a Cuban heel and the kind of criss-cross laces you’re looking for.

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Zoe Kravitz in New York ©Getty

Zoë Kravitz - also partial to a floor-sweeping coat, this time in camel suede - proves that New Yorkers do wear colour. Her highlighter-bright pair of trousers, from Sies Marjan, are head-turningly brilliant, but note how she pared them back with a white tank, black bowling shirt and simple pumps. Gigi Hadid is another fan of punchy pigments, with her colour pop scrunchie, and is also a paid-up member of the tie-dye club. (Pssst...Polo Ralph Lauren has the best ombres in town.)

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Ashley Olsen in New York ©Getty

Finally, when summer arrives, there are no better muses than Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who carry giant mock-croc totes at all times and wear plastic flip-flops like the rest of us to survive the sweltering New York heat. Sign us up.

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Everlane puffer coat1 of 10

Everlane, The Re:Down Sleeping Bag Puffer, £154

Coach coat2 of 10

Coach, Plaid Wool Coat With Shearling Trim, £750

Gabriela Hearst cardigan3 of 10

Gabriela Hearst, Homer Ribbed Pointelle-Knit Cashmere And Silk-Blend Cardigan, £675

Mansur Gavriel ballet flats4 of 10

Mansur Gavriel, Dream Leather Ballet Flats, £310

J.Crew jeans5 of 10

J.Crew, Vintage Straight Jean in Dark-Medium Wash, £143

Rag & Bone handbag6 of 10

Rag & Bone, Riser Hobo Bag, £425

Polo Ralph Lauren hoodie7 of 10

Polo Ralph Lauren, Ombre Fleece Hoodie, £175

Les Reveries knit top8 of 10

Les Reveries, Turtleneck Knit Top, £185

Roxanne Assoulin necklace9 of 10

Roxanne Assoulin, Regatta Enamel Necklace, £104

Maryam Nassir Zadeh sandals10 of 10

Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Talia Thong Snake-Print Sandals, £391

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