Get Glammed Up For Valentine’s Day!
Get Glammed Up For Valentine’s Day!
It’s officially less than a week until Valentine’s Day! Hopefully you’ve booked your dinner reservations by now (but if you need some suggestions, click here) so all that’s left is planning your outfit. For a glamorous look from head to toe, here are some great shops around town that can help you assemble a stunning look your Valentine will remember forever.
Bar Beauté (Midtown West): This salon can take care of all your beauty needs! From eyelash extensions to brow shaping, full makeup, a variety of manicure and pedicure options, as well as hairstyling—blowouts, cut, color, updos or braiding—Bar Beauté has you covered. This beauty bar is dedicated to making you feel great from the inside-out and outside-in.
Rigby & Peller (Flatiron District and two Upper East Side locations): Fantastic lingerie is a make-or-break aspect of a perfect outfit because comfort and confidence is always key. Rigby & Peller—London’s luxury lingerie brand that provides undergarments for the Queen of England and has celebrity clients like Lady Gaga and Scarlett Johansson—offers sexy, supportive bras (up to a J cup) and a variety of styles of panties. The brand also has a selection of nightwear that includes sheer dresses and tops.
Saks Fifth Avenue (Midtown and Battery Park City): Find great options for date night apparel—cocktail length dresses, as well as evening wear—at this NYC staple that offers ready-to-wear options from the likes of Zac Posen, Carolina Herrera, Stella McCartney, Givenchy, Diane von Furstenburg, Monique Lhullier and dozens upon dozens of other big name designers. For men in need of a new suit, find great silhouettes from Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, Isaia, Burberry, Versace, Thom Browne and more. Dress shirts, ties and other accessories can be found here as well.
Aurélie Bidermann (Upper East Side and SoHo): If you’re looking for statement pieces of costume or fine jewelry, Aurélie Bidermann has rings, earrings, bracelets, pendants and necklaces for any occasion. From delicate chains to thick, twisted bangles to nature-inspired patterns, you’re sure to find something at this Parisian brand’s boutiques that will compliment your outfit and unique spirit. Check out the sideshow below for just a few of the pieces you can find at the Madison Boutique on the Upper East Side!
Christian Louboutin (Upper East Side and Greenwich Village): This luxury footwear brand’s instantly recognizable red soles make them especially perfect for Valentine’s Day. If you opted for a little black dress for your date, why not add a pop of color with your shoes, as Louboutins come in so many fashionable styles and shades. See the slideshow below to gaze at the Olavague pumps that look like flames and the So Kate patent petale latte pumps that I love because we share a name and also because they are super cute. Christian Louboutin offers more than just sleek shoes—this brand has a host of leather goods, including my favorite accessory in the world, handbags. The Paloma tote bags even come in Valentine’s Day-appropriate colors like rosa (see slideshow) and rougissime.
These shops aren't just great for personal shopping—they're also havens of great gift ideas! If you're stuck on what to get your Valentine this year, don't be afraid to ask. (For example, I would not be mad if someone got me one of those Paloma tote bags for Valentine's Day this year... just saying.)
Have fun getting ready for your glamorous Valentine's Day date night!