Last week we announced the exciting news of our collection with American denim brand, Madewell. Our lovely satchels now have a new home in the brand’s New York and Georgetown stores (great news for our fans across the pond!) as well as being available on madewell.com. Being new to the neighbourhood, we wanted to get to know the area a little better and we needed a New Yorker to show us the ropes. Enter model + fashion blogger Natalie Off Duty, who took us on a bike ride through New York, making a pit-stop at her favourite places along the way.
THE SHOP OF DREAMS
Being a California native, denim remains a base to almost all of my looks. I knew that these overalls were calling my name the moment I saw them in the store window. “Yes, I need those in my life.” And now that they carry The Cambridge Satchel Company bags, the shop is complete with my on-the-go wardrobe essentials.
COFFEE LOVERS UNITE
The Standard East Village is the spot to get an iced coffee in the morning, and sit out on the patio. It’s chic but still has a low-key vibe which I love. In the evenings, go for the HEY PAPI tequila cocktail, and head up to the roof for one of the best views in NYC.
IT’S A DATE
This little theatre on the corner of 12th street and 2nd avenue is the perfect date night spot. Their indie selection is fantastic. Definitely beats the blockbuster rush.
JUST BETWEEN US…
Ever heard of Sabah Sunday?! This eclectic East Village townhouse doubles as a shop selling Sabah shoes, a modern take on the traditional Turkish slipper (in just about every single color), and throws some of the best Sunday parties in town. This spot is definitely the city’s best kept secret.
CHICKEN JUST GOT CHIC
I love a really simple menu…and this fried chicken sandwich shop has just that. Their sandwich has a delicious asian twist. Eat it at the counter, and don’t forget the spicy hot sauce.