Ladies who look to Jackie O and Grace Kelly as style inspirations should beeline to preppy designer Elizabeth McKay Jenkins’s first NYC boutique. As an homage to Jenkins’s affinity for mixing new and old pieces, the all-white space is decorated with refinished bookcases and chairs, oversize birdcages and her personal collection of vintage purses ($175–$225). The brand has a knack for using vibrant colors and bright patterns, as evidenced in zigzag cotton dresses ($285) and First Lady–looking woven jackets with gold buttons ($275). While you’ll definitely find prim-and-proper day looks, including standard cotton blouses ($175) and high-waist button-up skirts ($195), sleeveless sateen dresses with beading ($295) can easily be worn for a night on the town.
|Venue name:||Elizabeth McKay||Contact:|
1020 Lexington Ave
|Cross street:||at 73rd St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat, Sun by appointment|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 68th St–Hunter College or 77th St|