Patricia Field

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Photograph: The Drunken Photographer
Some people celebrate their 40th anniversary with diamonds or extravagant parties. Patricia Field commemorated her 40th year in retail with a new boutique. Marking a return to the East Village after closing her seminal 8th Street store in 1996, the two-level Bowery shop is a veritable This Is Your Life–style retrospective of the fashion icon’s costume-design career. Graffiti by street artist De la Vega, trophies from the sets of Sex and the City and The Devil Wears Prada, and a neon sign from her shuttered Hotel Venus outpost make lively set dressings for playful garb such as Heatherette chiffon frocks ($336), Michael and Hushi halter dresses ($380), and Field’s own “Girls (and Boys) Just Wanna Have Fun”–themed togs. And for shoppers (and drag queens) in need of a pre–Happy Valley makeover, there’s also an on-site hair and makeup salon.
Venue name: Patricia Field
Address: 302 Bowery
New York

Cross street: between Bleecker and Houston Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 11am–8pm; Fri, Sat 11am–9pm; Sun 11am–7pm
Transport: Subway: B, D, F, M to Broadway–Lafayette St; 6 to Bleecker St
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