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Diamonds to Die For

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“Square cut or pear shaped, those rocks don’t lose their shape because diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” With those lyrics in mind and Valen... READ MORE
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Retail Dead? Not in New York it Ain’t!

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Barbara Hodes takes us on a shopping tour uptown and downtown of some beautiful and unique shops including Loewe, Nanushka, The Reformation, Lingua F... READ MORE
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The Ghosts of Christmas Past

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Barbara Hodes visits the Kemerer Museum in Historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania which is featuring a bag lover’s dream — an exhibition of Ilene Hochbe... READ MORE
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The Lights Are Always On In London

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Our impeccable shopper and exquisite traveler, Barbara Hodes, takes off to London to capture the Christmas spirit and makes sure to hit all the major ... READ MORE
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From Margiela to Moose Knuckles: What’s New in SoHo for the Holidays

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What’s New In SoHo for the Holidays. Barbara Hodes takes us on another of her impeccably presented shopping tours. This time it’s 4 unique boutiqu... READ MORE
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Vintage Jewelry Goes Modern on Madison Avenue

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Barbara Hodes previews NYC Jewelry Week on Madison Avenue, which starts on November 20th, highlighting some of the most covetable and collectible piec... READ MORE
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East or West, New York is Best. For Shopping, of course …

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Shopping guru Barbara Hodes goes east and west to review some of the newest boutiques to touch down on New York City, Madison Avenue included... READ MORE
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Fashion and Food: Shop where you eat. Eat where you shop.

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Fashion and food have a long standing love affair. Designers like Giorgio Armani and retailers like ABC, Bergdorf Goodman and Barneys have restaurants... READ MORE
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Shop le French way: from Paris to Pyla in Blue Sky Style

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Barbara Hodes takes us on her shopping tour of Paris before moving south to the village of Pyla, nestled in the pine trees below the Dune. You won’t... READ MORE
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A weekend in SoHo: New spots to shop downtown

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Barbara Hodes spent a weekend in SoHo, finding new spots to shop in contemporary locations behind the ancient doors and buildings of the area... READ MORE
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Moving in on Madison Avenue — Just in time for Fashion Week

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Barbara Hodes takes in the newly renovated home of the Carolina Herrera Boutique as well as Lafayette 148's first uptown store with a completely diffe... READ MORE
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The New Attitude on Madison Avenue

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The New Attitude on Madison Avenue. Barbara Hodes takes in some of the new shops that have opened branches uptown while keeping their space downtown, ... READ MORE
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Book It: A New York City Tour of Independent Bookstores

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Barbara Hodes takes us on her special tour of bookstores in New York City, a book lovers paradise — uptown or downtown — “inspiration for you... READ MORE

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