Guide to New York/Hermes trip

  1. Taking a cue from PazT and her future trip to Paris, I am taking a trip to New York and the Flagship store in less than 2 weeks. In order to properly prepare for my trip, any advice from those in the know would be much appreciated!

    What is the weather like in NYC in January?
    Will Clemence hold up in the rain or snow?
    Any recommendations for restaurants/cafes?
    What are the best times to go to the Flagship store? I'm planning to go on a Thursday or Friday...
    Best clothes and/or shoe shopping? What about sample sales?

    Thank you in advance for your help!!! :flowers:
     
  2. OY! You will get such a download of info!!

    It could be anything from sunny and in the 50s to snowy and cold. I'd prepare for cold --

    YES! I think Clemence and Togo will hold up in just abo

    There is another thread about a tPF spring get-together in NY with restaurants. I'll see if I can find it. One of my favorite places is La Goulue on Madison - not too far from the H Store.

    HG and Baggaholic probably have the best info here....

    Barneys, Bergdorfs, Saks, any of the boutiques on Madison
    Sample sales...hmmm... I'll have to get you the e-mail for the bulletin board for the sample sales.


    Thank you in advance for your help!!! :flowers:
     
  3. do you subscribe? i've only been to one sample sale, petite batou, and i heard about it from TopButton. got 2 coats for $25 each.
     
  4. I do subscribe. I usually go to the Zanella sale and I can only find out about it from TopButton. I get $700 jackets for $150 -- and sometimes $75. I've also been to the Carolina Herrera sample sale through TB. They give you about a week's heads' up, which is great if you don't live in NYC!
     
  5. ^^that's why i was confused, since you are farther north. they cover l.a. too.
     
  6. I do subscribe to Topbutton and I completely forgot about it! Thank you Funny and HH for the info!!! *mwah*
     
  7. hi, amkur! here's some nyc info/suggestions...

    What is the weather like in NYC in January?
    it is usually cold. could be snowing.
    you'll need a warm coat, scarf, gloves and boots,
    especially if you plan to walk around the city.
    Will Clemence hold up in the rain or snow?
    absolutely!
    Any recommendations for restaurants/cafes?
     
  8. ^^I anticipated the cold and I just bought 2 pairs of longjohns, now I need a good pair of flat leather boots for all the walking. I may just buy the boots in NYC. Glad to know Clemence will hold up :yahoo: I'll have to check out the NYC tPF meet thread for the restaurant and cafe recs.
     
  9. welcome!:nuts:
     
  10. i usually post on the lv board but there are tons of great restaurant in nyc. some of my faves are:

    citrus on the upper west side- 75th and amsterdam. latin/asian fusion and so good!

    artisinal- 33rd and park i think. from the people who own balthazaar. just yummy. the steak frites are awesome and the fondue is delish. it's well known for it's cheeses.

    I really like Maroons which is jamaican soul food. 17th i think between 7th and 8th. the last time was not as good as usual but in general they're great.

    and if you want to go super fance- there is nothing like le cirque 2000. i think that's the new name. just divine and nothing like the service there

    a good website for restaurants is NYC Restaurants, NYC menus, ratings, reviews, New York City Restaurants Guide check it out
     
  11. SNIPED. lol
     
  12. sorry, amkur...my computer crashed as i was posting #9, above...
    here is the the info:

    What is the weather like in NYC in January?
    it is usually cold. could be snowing.
    you'll need a warm coat, scarf, gloves and boots,
    especially if you plan to walk around the city.
    Will Clemence hold up in the rain or snow?
    absolutely!
    Best time to visit Hermes?
    HG and Baggaholic are the real experts here.
    I personally like to go early in the morning, before it gets crowded.
    Any recommendations for restaurants/cafes?
    *Dylan's candy store @ 60th street and 3rd avenue
    *Any restaurant and/or cafe in the Time Warner Building
    *The Spotted Pig, on Greenwich Street, in Greenwich Village
    Shopping? Shoes?
    *Jeffrey's for shoes on 14th street, in the meatpacking distirct
    *Calypso, on Madison Avenue and in Soho and in the meatpacking district
    *Madison Avenue boutiques
    *Century 21, across from the WTC site, for everything

    travel safely and happy H and (everywhere) shopping! :yahoo:
     
  13. Too much fun!