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The Fashionista’s Guide to Spring in New York

Spring may feel far away, but for New Yorkers, the season of floral blooms and hot new fashion trends is right around the corner. Every year, as the weather becomes more mild, all of New York City seems like a series of interlocking runways, with locals and visitors alike flaunting the latest looks. New stores open, the Met rolls out a new fashion exhibit, outdoor markets spill out onto the sidewalk — for fashion-lovers, there may be no greater time to be in the Big Apple than springtime.

Visit The Costume Institute’s Spring Exhibit

Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo © Johnny Dufort, 2018

Every year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (aka The Met) hosts an exhibition celebrating some of the most important fashion movements in history. This year’s theme? Camp — an aesthetic that has shifted from fringe to mainstream, that has challenged and critiqued convention. See fashions by famous designers such as Balenciaga, Donatella Versace, Karl Lagerfeld, and Vivienne Westwood. The Camp: Notes on Fashion exhibit opens to the public on May 9 and remains on view until Sept. 8. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo © Johnny Dufort, 2018

Check Out the Markets


Some of the city’s most famous outdoor flea markets and bazaars return (or at least emerge from the temporary indoor winter locations) come spring — chief among them for fashionistas, Brooklyn Flea and Queens Night Market, the latter of which is open late and, though it specializes in international food, also offers vintage goods and designer accessories. And on May 11 and 12, A Current Affair marketplace will pop-up once again at Industry City in Brooklyn.

Go Shopping at Hudson Yards

@NeimansNYC in New York's new Hudson Yards

@NeimansNYC in New York’s new Hudson Yards

When it debuts on March 15, the brand new Hudson Yards neighborhood on the west side of Manhattan will unveil a majority of its public spaces, including its high-end retail shopping. Fashion lovers will flock to the first-ever Neiman Marcus in New York City, among other retail concepts. Photo by @neimansnyc on Instagram

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