Best Holiday Party Dress Shopping 2011
Pop 5: 'Tis the Season For Holiday Party Dress Shopping
Now that we've got upscale retail spots and vintage boutiques ready to burn a hole through our pockets, let's add holiday party frock finds to our shopping list, shall we? For all of our glitz, glam, and sartorial sparkle needs, this week's Pop 5 provides fabulous options for acquiring those holiday party-appropriate getups. From Betsey Johnson's wacky dress-filled SoHo-based haven to Topshop's no-fail frock lineup, try on these five dress destinations for size.
- The always bright and energetic Betsey Johnson (138 Wooster St., 212-995-5048) delivers an equally fabulous dress-selection punch at her SoHo store. From ballet-inspired tutu dresses and corset shapes to more ethereal lace designs and tulle bell skirts, you'll find an outfit that's sure to kick the holiday party up a notch on looks alone.
- The Lower East Side's Pixie Market (100 Stanton St., 212-253-0538) has a ridiculously well-stocked collection of party dresses at pretty even-keeled prices. We'd suggest you get your fash' on here if you're planning to attend a holiday rager. Warning: the hemlines are mini.
- Topshop (478 Broadway, 212-966-9555) This British import never disappoints when we're in dress-search emergency mode. While you're at it, head to the third floor for a comparable selection of party-appropriate heels. By the time you leave, you'll have a completely dressed-up ensemble to go.
- Intermix (1003 Madison Ave., 212-249-7858) Need the perfect LBD? There's lots of sexy, demure, and off-the-cuff variations of the classic black dress, and you can find it in almost any designer brand you love most. Think Valentino, ALC, Stella McCartney, and more.
- Barneys (660 Madison Ave., 212-826-8900) While the bottom line cost may set you back a little in next month's rent, the sky's the limit here. This Madison Avenue designer emporium is luxe, luxe, luxe. The experience is just as grand as the dress you'll be sporting through the season's most festive parties. So if you're in the mood to splurge, Barneys is where it's at.