Her favorite NYC stores
Bergdorf Goodman 754 Fifth Ave at 58th St (212-753-7300, bergdorfgoodman.com)
“It has a very boutiquey feel, but you can get everything in one place,” says Macklowe, who is also a fan of the legendary department store’s personal shoppers (she uses Kayon Williams in the Chanel department). “I met her years ago and I think she’s got great style. There’s usually a piece I want—I rip a lot of stuff out of magazines—so if I see something, I’ll e-mail her.”
Rag & Bone Locations throughout the city; visit rag-bone.com
When it comes to causal clothing, this British-inflected label is a go-to for Macklowe. “It’s just very easy to wear,” she says. “I have a lot of its T-shirts, and I think the jeans are terrific.”
Madame Paulette 1255 Second Ave between 65th and 66th Sts (212-838-6827, madamepaulette.com)
Macklowe admits she usually doesn’t get her ball gowns dry-cleaned “unless it’s a disaster, since it ruins them and isn’t needed after one wearing.” On the rare occasion that one requires tending, she entrusts her dresses to this high-end cleaning company. “They preserved my wedding gown, and I guess old habits die hard,” she explains.