Four Girls, Four Cities The chicest residents of London, Los Angeles, New York and Paris share their favorite places to shop for everything from lingerie to steak.
It’s fun to people-watch at the Rose Bakery. Located on the top floor of the Dover Street Market (the cutting-edge retail store), it’s full of fashion-industry types who come for the casual atmosphere, delicious carrot-and-ginger juice and healthy specials.
The most revolutionary store in london, Late Night Chameleon Cafe, is in a very run-down area, but it’s worth the trip. The interiors look like the Millennium Falcon’s from Star Wars, that is, if it were full of art books and clothes from Haider Ackermann and Toga. You have to make an appointment to get in, but you won’t feel pressured to buy. 18 Shacklewell Lane, 44-207-275-7265, ln-cc.com
The only place for great customer service in London is Harrods. Yes, it’s touristy, but its staff is perfection at walking you through a challenging purchase, like buying jeans or bras. Plus, they carry every designer in the world. – By Justine Fairgrieve, CEO of RelativeMO
Boxpark is the world’s first pop-up mall. Made out of old shipping containers, each “box” is its own little self-contained store, gallery or café. I go to the Marimekko shop for its cups and tea towels. – By Justine Fairgrieve, CEO of RelativeMO
I always get compliments on anything I wear from Bimba & Lola, a Spanish label that’s new to the U.K. Shop here for bright, colorful separates and really cute, not-too-expensive bags. – By Anne McNally, contributing editor at CoutureLab
Giambattista Valli’s boutique is the epitome of luxury. Its pale pink walls, mirrored tables and 17th-century pillars make you think you’re in a couture salon. It seems appropriate, given that his ready-to-wear collection fits as if it were custom-made. 30 rue Boissy d’Anglas, 33-1-4017-0588, giambattistavalli.com
Before a vacation, I dash to Fragonard. They have a pretty selection of little embroidered pouches to hold your shoes, lingerie, bathing suits and God-knows-what. 196 Blvd. Saint-Germain, 33-1-4284-1212, fragonard.com
I’m a good friend of Zac Posen and a big fan of his Z Spoke line, which has the perfect little black dress that I’m dying to wear. You can get it at Scoop. - by Coco Rocha 861 Washington St., 212-691-1905, scoopnyc.com
The store that most embodies New York is Saks Fifth Avenue. There’s so much history wrapped up in that brand! And the shoe department is so big, it literally has its own zip code. - by Coco Rocha 611 Fifth Ave., 212-753-4000, saks.com
So you want an investment bag. Look no further than Longchamp. I recently modeled for the brand’s campaign, and we put those bags through hell, kicking them, throwing them, doing every horrible thing you can think of to them. At the end, they all looked as good as new. - by Coco Rocha 713 Madison Ave., 212-223-1500, Longchamp.com