The corner of Soho you will call home when you live at the 70 Charlton condos is one of the most picturesque locations in the city. And with some of the most on-trend fashion brands right there in your own neighborhood, you will have an easy time putting together the perfect fall and winter wardrobe to match the elevated aesthetics of your surroundings.
Miu Miu is an offshoot of Miuccia Prada’s celebrated brand, and a favorite of the likes of Naomi Watts and Maya Hawke, both of whom have called this part of Downtown Manhattan home. Just a short walk from 70 Charlton, this Prince Street shop offers not only clothes but a unique vibe described by Sally Singer in Vogue as “Disheveled teens in lingerie, blinking eyes, darkened windows, discarded Disney-theme toys, Dolly Parton, and roses, lots of roses: This is the bewitching mash-up of innocence and perversity, wonder, and loss, that speaks to fairy tales and allegories, and that has often defined the stubborn, soulful, and yet partial-to-sparkle Miu Miu girl.” These are clothes that fully display Prada’s love of high art and high play, featuring literal capes and cape-inspired jackets that give the fashion-forward New Yorker a dose of dress-up-meets-superhero-meets-Red-Riding-Hood swagger.
Stuart Weitzman, the king of the coveted shoe, has taken on the boot this fall with reinventions of length and material. In his Soho shop on Spring Street you’ll find thigh-high cream-colored suede boots that bring footwear into legging territory, and a new sueded stretch material that transforms the boot-wearing experience into something that is empowering yet buttery soft. At Balenciaga on Mercer Street, you’ll find playful, witty looks that combine riffs on baggy concert T-shirts and plaid schoolgirl skirts with sophisticated fit-and-flare tailoring. More plaid-meets-luxury looks abound at Dior on Greene Street, where Maria Grazia Chiuri harkens back to 1950s England — with an edge.
The current Fall/Winter collection at Chanel’s Soho boutique on Wooster Street is the final collection of fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld. When Sarah Mower covered the collection for Vogue, she noted the show’s voice-over of the great man himself proclaiming of his vision, “It’s like walking in a painting!” The background for the show suggested an Alpine hotel, and the models walked in a snowy winter fantasy that conjured up fairy tales — if fairy tales were populated by powerful, 21st century taste-making women. Of Lagerfeld’s impeccable tailoring and magical gift for both capturing and defining the zeitgeist, Mower writes, “As the models dashed away tears, and the audience stood in gratitude to applaud, the unforgettable memory of Karl Lagerfeld’s elegant, frivolous mind was lifted onto the Olympus of the fashion greats.” Wear his houndstooth hats and pantsuits through your days and nights at the 70 Charlton Soho condos, and the glow of feeling and looking like your life is a scene from a work of art will follow you everywhere.