26 local trendsetters

Meet this year's Most Stylish New Yorkers, and find out where they shop.



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  • "When I was ten years old, I told my mother I would never again wear a  big, poufy dress and oversized bows; she must be gloating right now,"  says Moe, who embraces youthful girliness in this flouncy frock by  Moschino (moschino.com). She says the luxe I

    Caitlin Moe

    The violinist infuses her gamine looks with a rock & roll edge.

  • This vintage three-piece wool suit was a thrift store find that  Aundreus's friend "kindly gave to me because of my reputation for  [wearing] tailored things," he notes. He pairs it with a yellow cashmere  turtleneck from Uniqlo (locations throughout the


    The up-and-coming musician embraces vibrant colors and bold accessories to accentuate his polished looks.

  • Townley pairs a classic black blazer, a labelless freebie from a friend, with his everyday Comune (thecomune.com) trousers, which he scored for $12 at an Urban Outfitters (locations throughout the city; visit urbanoutfitters.com) sale.

    Kevin Townley

    The writer, comedian and performer transitions his quirky repurposed looks from the street to the stage.

  • Zamata picked up these acid-washed jeans from a vintage store in Edmonton, Alberta, when her improv group, Doppelganger (doppelgangercomedy.com), was there for a festival. "I love them because they show off my shape,"  she enthuses. She pairs the pants wi

    Sasheer Zamata

    Vintage threads and thrifty finds fill this comedian's closet.

  • The newlyweds met four years ago at a loft party in Bushwick, Brooklyn. "We saw each other across the dance floor and we were both wearing fishnets," recalls Christina. "Obviously, we moved in together three days later."

    Fritz and Christina Clare Donnelly

    The newlyweds and founders of HiChristina adore spandex, sequins and mismatched prints.

  • A 1960s brocade coat scored on eBay (ebay.com) makes a bold statement while allowing Crabapple to stay bundled up.

    Molly Crabapple

    The founder of Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School enjoys grown-up gothic glamour.

  • "I call this look 'lesbian Easter,'" jokes Samson in reference to the outfit's pastel tones. Jeans from Copenhagen's Wood Wood (woodwood.dk) are paired with a shirt from a friend's Oakland thrift store, Down at  Lulu's. "I think it's old Banana Republic,"

    JD Samson

    The arty, androgynous MEN frontwoman insists on comfort while exuding effortless cool.

  • "This look has nothing to do with fashion, but it's fantastic onstage,"  says Lady Bunny of this red ruffled confection, whipped up by "drag  sister" and freelance costume designer Dustin Winters. "It's very  old-school drag glamour---in fact, it was mode

    Lady Bunny

    The wisecracking drag diva and DJ flaunts showstopping frocks, larger-than-life baubles---and even bigger hair.

  • Mason calls this outfit her equivalent of a "jeans and T-shirt" look.  She pairs a Rodarte x Opening Ceremony collaboration tee with a skirt  from Betsey Johnson. "I originally bought it to wear to bar and bat  mitzvahs when I was 13," she admits of her f

    Nicolette Mason

    The Marie Claire columnist and fashion blogger has a penchant for Miu Miu and feminine attire.

  • Stewart has a penchant for iconic American styles and refers to this get-up as his "native" New Yorker outfit. "It's that Urban Cowboy thing I can't shake," he says referring to the 1980 film. He also dons a shirt of his own design and classic Levi's jean

    Kevin Charles Stewart

    The fashion designer fuses modern and colorful textiles with a vintage Americana aesthetic.

  • "I'm always on the lookout for sailor pants, but often the fit is off  and the thick wool is seriously itchy," says Cohen, referring to her Nanette Lepore (958 Madison Ave between 75th and 76th Sts; 212-452-3056  423 Broome St between Crosby and Lafayette

    Rae Cohen

    The restaurateur mixes vintage garb with designer steals.

  • Britten models one of his favorite ensembles, consisting of a lamb's-wool sweater from Uniqlo (546 Broadway between Prince and Spring Sts, 917-237-8800  666 Fifth Ave between 52nd and 53rd Sts, 877-486-4756  uniqlo.com) and navy chinos and a detachable-fu

    Maxwell Britten

    The Maison Premiere beverage director makes colorful suspenders work behind the bar.

  • Wilson loves this Susie Rose top (from Kmart; various locations, visit kmart.com) she was given as a birthday present last year. "I feel like a fire goddess when I wear it!" she declares. She pairs it with a Phool swingy skirt she found at a Bolton's (loc

    Maia Souluvlai

    The musical-theater actress mixes trendy threads with DIY creations.

  • Miramontez describes his style as "East meets West Coast." This look, a Brooks Brothers (locations throughout the city; visit brooksbrothers.com) blazer and pair of Levi's (levis.com) jeans, is an example of his refined yet casual aesthetic.

    Rick Miramontez

    The self-proclaimed "Broadway soldier" has an affinity for colorful prints and vibrant accessories.

  • "This ensemble recently became my go-to. I'll wear it two to three times  in a row. I know, I'm terrible," says Kola. She wears a vintage  Northwest Territory flannel shirt purchased for $1 from a Salvation Army  store in her hometown of Albany, with an o

    Vashtie "Va$htie" Kola

    The downtown party girl incorporates vintage Chanel accessories into her tomboyish street style

  • The college buddies turned bandmates met while attending the University  of Iowa. Jonathan, who styles the band, says their onstage aesthetic is  theatrical and allows their individuality to shine.

    Jonathan Love and BPro Elektro

    Two bandmates and party promoters show us the breadth of their wide-ranging wardrobe.

  • "This look is pretty typical of what I wear during the week if I'm in a  ladylike mood,"says Lade. To create the demure ensemble, she pairs a  white Zara (locations throughout the city; visit zara.com) blouse with a floral cotton Rag & Bone skirt that she

    Micaela Lade

    The bibliophile elevates casual, well-tailored basics with punches of red and rhinestones.

  • Kuhn balances his playful and serious sides by pairing a navy blue Urban Renewal blazer from Urban Outfitters (locations throughout the city; visit urbanoutfitters.com) with a pair of the store's black-and-red plastic sunglasses and vintage black-and-purp

    Jesse Kuhn

    The illustrator infuses his wardrobe with bright colors and whimsical stripes from his own designs.

  • Brooks scored this cozy patterned poncho at Old Hollywood. "I love its  versatility," she explains. She pairs it with her Herms scarf, which  was passed down from her grandmother, and a lace cardigan that "I've had  forever---maybe a great-aunt made it."

    Rebecca Brooks

    The dancer and teacher mixes vintage hand-me-downs and bold accessories in her eclectic wardrobe.

  • Bradfield refers to this as his "safari" look. "I am obsessed with  prints, and the crocodile print on the sleeves and back is major," he  says of the patterned top, part of Versace's collection for H&M (locations throughout the city; visit hm.com). He fo

    Jordan Bradfield

    The choreographer and nightlife denizen adds color to his wardrobe with Pop Art--inspired pieces and S&M gear.

  • Rappaport models a shirt made of faux lizard skin, purchased at the Angel Street Thrift Shop (118 W 17th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves; 212-229-0546, angelstreetthrift.org). She pairs it with a jacket made by an unknown Chinese designer and  textured

    Debra Rapoport

    The Upper East Side artist favors conscious dressing and celebrates a wardrobe of thrift-store treasures.

  • "[This look] is comfortable for me on a crisp city day," says Stevenson. The mink coat is from Neiman Marcus (neimanmarcus.com) and was a gift from a friend. He wears it with a pair of Levi's and Gucci boots from Barneys New York (660 Madison Ave at 61st

    Baron Von Fancy

    The artist and designer embraces wild patterns and sporty accessories.

  • This custom-made, navy pin-striped suit by local designer Kevin  Dickensis part of what Davis calls "the look of sophistication." Accents  such as a yellow pocket square (also by Dickens), a patterned Gene  Meyer tie (dougandgenemeyer.com) and Angela Falc

    Justiin Davis

    The actor and model combines streetwear, tailored menswear and high-end designers to create a look that's all his own.

  • To create this multilayered look, Antoinette tops a pair of royal-blue  Gap jeans with an H&M white mesh top, an army-green Nanette Lepore (nanettelepore.com) jacket and a Mirage Leather vest that she snapped up at a Steven Alan (stevenalan.com) sample sa

    Charlese Antoinette

    Whether she's on a fashion shoot or film set, the stylst and designer displays a dramatically adventurous dress sense.

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