For the past five years, New York Fashion Week has been hosted uptown at Lincoln Center. News today confirmed that not one, but two venues will be the new locations for fashion week come September. Since one address is downtown near Greenwich Village and the other is in midtown near Penn Station, we mapped out some key places for coffee, sweets and snacks—essential components to every successful fashion week strategy.
Downtown: Trump SoHo Library
With stacks of fashion books and rows of sofas, you'll feel right at home at the Trump SoHo Library—making it the perfect venue for a relaxed drink with friends.
Trump SoHo Library, 246 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013
Downtown: Jacques Torres Chocolate
If you're like us have a sweet tooth 24/7, then you'll definitely want to memorize the address for Jacques Torres—the ultimate destination to indulge in all things chocolate.
Jacques Torres, 350 Hudson Street New York, NY 10014
Downtown: The Spotted Pig
Charming is an understatement for this lovely gastropub that has been in business over 10 years and is a favorite amongst the fashion set.
The Spotted Pig, 314 West 11th, New York, NY 10014
Midtown: Untamed Sandwiches
Since midtown is saturated with fast food, this little sammie shop is a haven for anyone that subscribes to organic veggies, sustainable farming and free range everything.
Untamed Sandwiches, 43 West 39th Street, New York, NY 10018
Midtown: Stumptown Coffee
Stumptown is known for their cold brew which takes over 12 hours to make—sounds pretty pro, right? Yeah, we like to enlist experts when it comes to caffeinating during fashion week.
Stumptown Coffee, 18 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001
Midtown: Picnic Basket
With fresh bread, cheese and veggies delivered daily, you can't go wrong with calling in a take-out order at Picnic Basket. Their menu is a fusion of Mediterranean, Italian and Asian—so there is something for everyone.
Picnic Basket, 65 West 37th St, New York, NY 10018
Midtown: Porchlight Bar
Specialty drinks are in order after running around Manhattan in platform high heels—and nothing beats ending the day at a hot new restaurant with a killer happy hour menu.
Porchlight Bar, 271 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10001