If you want to know what to buy a New Yorker, our NYC gifts for the holidays are a good place to start. Of course, the ultimate gift would be an in-unit washing machine and dryer, but you don’t have the cash for that (and there’s no way your buddy’s apartment has the space). Sure, an envelope comprising a fat check for them to blow at either one of the best restaurants in town or on a pair of tickets to see Fleetwood Mac would suffice. But our NYC-themed suggestions are a bit more creative than that. Anyway, here’s our NYC shopping list including items that show off some of the best New York attractions.RECOMMENDED: The full holiday gift guide
Stumped when it comes to the perfect Halloween makeup ideas to go with your costume? No fear (well, not yet anyways): We’ve got you covered with the best stores for Halloween makeup. Whether you’re stopping by one of delightfully frightful Halloween parties in NYC or maybe visiting one of the best haunted houses in NYC, a little makeup can help finish off your costume idea. Pro-tip: Save some cash by renting your costume at one of the best Halloween costume rental stores. Ready to start? Here are the best stores for Halloween makeup ideas.RECOMMENDED: A complete guide to Halloween in NYC
Whether you’re looking for some affordable spa treatments, a relaxing experience or just the least painful wax possible, we found a waxing salon to suit every need. Find the best places in NYC for eyebrow waxing at brow bars, bikini waxes, underarms and facial waxing. RECOMMENDED: Our full guide to spas in NYC
Welcome to the future. This year, shop for the latest and best tech gifts, including wearable technology, a digital bike lock to add to your bike accessories and more. Find these high-tech gadgets at electronic stores and some of the best shops in NYC.RECOMMENDED: The full holiday gift guide
Ready to find scents in the city? Just as you color your hair between seasons, there is no better time to swap out that tired body mist you’ve been spritzing every morning for one that is fresh, new and special to you. It seems like a new designer perfume comes out every week, but if you’re looking for a signature scent that you won’t smell on everyone else, these fragrance shops offer lesser-known and exclusive options. From shops that offer cool classes where you can customize your own aroma to stores that sell bottles from around the globe, you definitely won’t find the bulk of these scents in any given department store.
New York Fashion Week kicked off yesterday, and the attendees upped the ante for their first-day looks. The area around Lincoln Center was practically its own catwalk, and our street-style photographer captured it all. It appears that many of these fashionable folks definitely followed our advice on how to make a splash at Fashion Week. Feeling Fashion Week FOMO? Remember, there are plenty of free NYFW-related events open to the public.RECOMMENDED: New York Fashion Week guide
Come summertime, radiant skin paired with bronze eyes becomes the most sought-after makeup look. Unfortunately, bronze is one of those complicated shades that can appear too orange or red on certain skin tones. That's why we're so happy rose gold is trending this year. Everyone can achieve that effortlessly cool, metallic summer glow—it looks good on all skin tones. Step by step, we have the makeup ideas and products to help you achieve the perfect rose-gold luster. Whether you’re headed to the beach or searching for the best beauty loot for a music festival, rose-gold summer makeup is the look of the season. So don't be afraid to give your sunglasses a rest and let your rose-gold peepers shine!
Out of all the summer fashion trends, nothing is quite as breezy and punchy as perforated apparel. Poking holes in heels, cutout skirts and laser-cut dresses seem to be a reoccurring fad for the ladies, but this season, we’ve spotted more perforated menswear than ever before—and we like it. If you’re searching the best shops for a lightweight summer getup that offers a little room to breathe, we think you’ll agree this hole-some trend is just too perf.
Calling all cyclists—now’s the time to pimp your ride! With all the techy and trendy bike accessories on the market, we’ve found the best and most affordable gear and gadgets to make your bike route even better. Whether you’re a hardcore racer or a laid back cruiser, these add-ons are a must for any New York cyclist. So hop on a two-wheeler and ride your way through summer—in style! RECOMMENDED: The best ways to bike New York
The Oscar statuettes were handed out last night, but there are a few more unofficial awards to give out—a.k.a. the best- and worst-dressed of the evening. Overall, the Academy Awards attendees looked pretty good. We didn't have a Björk situation on our hands last night, but that's not to say everyone nailed their looks. There were a few missteps, but we'll get to that soon. And if you're looking for some style cues from last night, it might be a good idea to start stocking up on dresses with pale and nude hues. That was the major trend of the evening, and will continue to be big this spring.RECOMMENDED: See all Oscars coverage