You don’t need to be on the runway to experience New York Fashion Week like a true insider. We’ve got your backstage pass to the best places to eat, drink, shop and party all week, from the hottest fashion events to the places to let your feet rest. Let Amanda Wolin, W New York’s Insider show you how to do NYFW in style, and start your strut down the sidewalk.
271 Canal St
What started out as an obsession with the perfect leather jacket has turned into a clothing line that NYC girls wear on the regular.
241 W Broadway
Sip on cocktails at Frenchette, located around the corner from Spring Studios, the site of several New York Fashion Week shows.
See and Be Scene
The downtown crowd will be flocking to this pink-tinted bar and eatery on the Bowery from noon ’til midnight (and then some). From parties to presentations, Short Stories already has a jam-packed schedule of events that’s a favorite during fashion week.
156 10th Ave
Pregame your Pier59 Studios runway show with brunch at this spacious Chelsea restaurant that has seating indoors and out, an always stellar seasonal menu and better yet, actually take reservations for brunch.
25 Mercer St
From Veja sneakers to Cuero and Mor bags, this creative store is one of the best up-and-coming brands.