Trace the origins of the parade of bright aqua shopping bags dangling off the arms of sophisticated dames to J. McLaughlin’s women’s store, which is just a few doors down from the brand’s men’s boutique. The 1,950-square-foot, blue-green-carpeted space houses Ivy League–chic yet urban garb. Marvel at the bamboo chandelier and blue-painted ceiling while debating over solid cashmere and printed wool crinkle scarves ($98) or nab timeless white button-down blouses ($145), which pair perfectly with multicolored exposed-zipper ribbon skirts ($245).
J. McLaughlin Women’s
|Venue name:||J. McLaughlin Women’s||Contact:|
1004 Lexington Ave
|Cross street:||at 72nd St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 10am–7pm; Fri, Sat 10am–6pm, Sun noon–5pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 68th St–Hunter College; 6 to 77th St|