Miracle on Madison — The show must go on!

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An unmasked blast from the recent past.

Miracle on Madison is back with its 34th annual marvelous and magic shopping day on Saturday, December 5th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is THE DAY to fill your holiday gift list as 20% of the day’s sales (up to $15,000 per store) will benefit the pediatric initiatives of The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Hilary and I gleefully took part in the Miracle on Madison social media campaign shoot last week, which gave us a taste of what is in store (and in the stores) for this best of holiday season. We popped into a number of bountiful boutiques and it felt like a winter wonderland. We are grateful that so many have managed to remain in place and have survived the worst of the shutdowns.


In front of Tory Burch with director Andrew Werner and best dressed producer Amy Rosi in her stunning holiday red cape & chapeau.
The windows are all ready!
Hilary buys a new mask set — a great gift!

At De Beers, Hilary chats with the lovely Daniella about the brand’s commitment and involvement for so many years in this time-honored philanthropic event.




Have you been naughty and nice?


Just two years ago, we were doing a little pre-shopping with the ever-joyful Jamee Gregory, who put so much energy into making Miracle on Madison a huge success.


Who doesn’t love Teddy?

If you can’t find it at Zitomer …


Zitomer is chock-a-block!

But if you can’t get to the shops, there is great news — You can call it in! From now until December 5th, your purchases — either in store or on the phone — will have the same charitable benefits. For your convenience, we’ve provided a complete list of Personal Shoppers at each participating shop … so keep scrolling!


Longchamp bags are always coveted.
VINCE is cozy in neutrals — a continued trend for the year.
Classic Italian luxury at Davide Cenci.
Veronica Beard takes a walk on the wild side.

Just call or email and mention that you wish your purchases to be rung up on Miracle Saturday to benefit The Society of MSK, and they will ship your purchase directly to you. Please note that this is exclusively a Madison Avenue program; online purchases from these businesses will not be credited to The Society of MSK.


“NYC is always hopeful.”
Have you noticed the handsome vaulted scaffolding around town?

I love gifting sunglasses. It is personal, but not too much so, and everyone loves a little glamour. Barton Perreira’s collection is stunning.



Hilary wasted no time in picking out the best of the festive trimmings for the holiday — both giving and receiving. Her list is LONG!


1. Veronica Beard Cedar Turtleneck, $198  2. Lalique Christma Decoration  $135  3. Zimmerman The Lovestruck Mini Hoops, $180  4. Zimmerman Lovestruck Tie Back Midi Dress, $850  5. Icon Stardust Flower Drop Earrings, $6500  6. La Maison Du Chocolat, $87   7. N.Peal Ribbed Cashmere Sweater, $550  8. Eco Holiday Masks, $15   9. De Beers Pave Band With In Rose Gold, $2,550  10. Campo Hydration Body Oil, $49  12. Atelier Cologne Paris Summer Perfume, $80  13. Barton Perreira 007Joe Sunglasses, $440  14. Frances Valentine Velvet Bow Slipper, $198  15. Isabel Marant Acaste Coat, $2290  16. Veronica Beard Leopard Velvet Bag, $350  17. N.Peal Fur lined Cashmere Gloves, $170  18. Jimmy Choo Red Patent Leather Mules, $950  19. Vilebrequin Men Swim Trunks, $260  20 .Apple Iphone 12, $849  21.  Imperial Fine Books Charles Dickens The Chimes, $5,500  22. Frances Valentine Embossed Lizard Grey Bag, $425

I am shopping for the family, first for my daughter Kell who recently secured a gainful position in Dallas — yippee!  I thought I would give her a wardrobe befitting a clever young copywriter.


Alice + Olivia Sweat Shirt, $295  /  A + O Vegan Leather  Ankle Pant, $285    Alice + Olivia Camo Blouse, $330  /  Ralph Lauren Studded Mini Bellport, $498  / Barton Perreira Sunglasses, $510   /  A + O Puff Sleeve Mini Dress, $237  /   Ralph Lauren Calfskin Bootie, $150   /   A + O Leather Jacket, $895  /   A + O Asymmetrical Midi Skirt, $395 

My daughter-in-law Meghan works for Bonpoint and she is expecting a baby this winter. In the spirit of motherhood, I asked her to select some of her holiday favorites. Tres chic!


Merino Wool Zip-Up Cardigan, $210  /  Checked Pants Plum,  $130  / Toddler’s Walking Shoes,  $190  / Cherry Rattle Red, $50  /  Hooded Coat Storm Blue,  $130  /  Velvet Dress Poppy Red, $370  /  Metallic  Mary Jones Gold Shoes, $260   /  Petticoat Skirt Red, $330

For the men in my life, Adam, Jake, and John, I shopped up and down the Avenue to find the perfect gifts — some playful, some stylish.


Smythson Poker Dice, $105  /  N. Peale Half Zip Sweater, $490  /   Tods Gommino Driving Shoe, $525  / Davide Cenci Velvet Two Button Jacket, $900Ralph Loren Panto Sunglasses, $149  /  Smythson  Playing Cards, $95 / Fred Leighton Prince of Wales Cufflinks, $4000  /   Ralph Lauren Plush Tartan Robe, $90

For the Anglophile in your life, we had to exhibit this spectacular set of antique 15K yellow gold Prince of Wales Emblem Cufflinks priced at $4,000 from Fred Leighton (212.288.1872).


NB: If you purchase, $800 will be donated.

As for me, I am going to pop into the Leila Heller Gallery for a wonderful new work of art, like this one from Rachel Lee Hovnanian, entitled Shhh.



In our world where retail business have been rocked by the pandemic, it is incredibly generous of these brands to donate 20% of their sales to help children with cancer.  The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center was founded in 1946 by a group of forward-thinking women dedicated to enhancing the hospital environment and level of patient support that have always been the hallmark of MSK.


Serving patients holistically since 1946.

So, please, please participate in Miracle on Madison.  This year more than ever, your participation is critical to the success of the day. And don’t forget to RING A LING LING — ring your order in!



Wishing you and yours the happiest and healthiest of holidays. We will soon be together again!



Participating Retailers

Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet, 755 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Paige Glassman, 646-545-2895, madisonstore@aliceandolivia.com

Apple Madison Avenue, 940 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Missy Pool, 646-343-2700, missy_pool@apple.com

Atelier Cologne, 950 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Jimmy Elzaky, 516-589-2179, Jimmy.elzaky@loreal.com

Baahng Gallery, 790 Madison Avenue, Suite 601

Miracle Personal Shopper: Jennifer Baahng, 212-255-2177, info@baahng.com

Barton Perreira, 42 East 66 Street

Miracle Personal Shopper: Alline Arguello, 212-628-2013, newyork@bartonperreira.com

Bonpoint, 805 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Katie Bubak, 917-312-6856, NewYork5Madison@bonpoint.com

Clergerie Paris, 901 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Jennifer, Susan & Nic, 212-207-8600, newyorkmadison@clergerieparis.com

Davide Cenci, 1015 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Mickey, Giorgio, Valerie & Anne, 212-628-5910, Mickey@DavideCenci.com, Anne @DavideCenci.com

De Beers Jewellers, 716 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Daniela Balzano-Hull, 212-906-0001, dhull@debeers.com

Emmelle Boutique, 1044 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Siham Bazzy, 212-570-6559, siham@emmelleboutique.com

Frances Valentine, 793 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Sarah Hayes, 719-237-2122, madison@francesvalentine.com

Imperial Fine Books, 790 Madison Avenue, Suite 601

Miracle Personal Shopper: Selina Mohamed or Bibi Mohamed, 212-861-6620 or 201-294-3874, info@imperialfinebooks.com

Ippolita, 796 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Matthew, 646-664-4240, MAubel@ippolita.com

Isabel Marant Uptown, 23 East 67 Street

Miracle Personal Shopper: Any Isabel Marant Team Member, 212-249-2019, uppereastside@isabelmarant.fr

Jaded, 1048 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Ms. Andree Birnbaum, 212-288-6631, jaded1048@aol.com

Jenni Kayne, 1082 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Leo Garcia, 646-647-8410, lgarcia@jennikayne.com

Jimmy Choo Madison, 699 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: John Liguori, 212-759-7078, john.liguori@jimmychoo.com

Kwiat | Fred Leighton, 773 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Carly Joseph, 212-725-7777, cjoseph@kwiat.com

La Maison du Chocolat, 1018 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Jared Fischel, 212-744-7117, jared.fischel@lamaisonduchocolat.com

Lalique, 609 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Migee Torres / Jorge Aguirre, 212-355-6550, Nyb@lalique.com

Leila Heller Gallery, 17 East 76 Street, Garden Level

Miracle Personal Shopper: Alena Marajh, 212-249-7695, alena@leilaheller.com

Longchamp, 713 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Zehra Ahmad, 212-223-1500, madison@longchampusa.com

Ludivine, 764 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Madison Dowd, 212-249-4053, madison@ludivineny.com

Mardani Fine Minerals, 766 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: David Bagnera, 212-988-1545, David@mardanifineminerals.com

Michael’s Luxury Consignment, 1125 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Bianca Davila, 212-737-7273, online@michaelsconsignment.com

Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, 24 East 64 Street

Miracle Personal Shopper: Miyako Yoshinaga, 212-268-7132 & 917-805-5651, miyako@miyakoyoshinaga.com

N.Peal Cashmere, 952 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Alexa Kershaw, 201-414-0234, Alexa.kershaw@npeal.com

Paintbox, 20 East 69 Street

Miracle Personal Shopper: Erin Massey, 212-628-0126, hi@paint-box.com

Paul Morelli, 895 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Ashley Hurd, 212-585-4200, AshleyHurd@paulmorelli.com

Ralph Lauren Baby, 872 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: 212-606-2165

Ralph Lauren Kids, 878 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: 212-606-2165

Ralph Lauren Men’s Flagship, 867 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: 212-606-2165

Ralph Lauren Women’s & Home Flagship, 888 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: 212-606-2165

Ramy Brook, 980 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Juli , 646-300-3226, madisonavenue@ramybrook.com

Rebecca Taylor, 980 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Brett Zimmerman, 646-560-2515, brett.zimmerman@RebeccaTaylor.com

See Eyewear, 1100 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Paul Rothstein, 646-678-4244, PRothstein.550@seeeyewear.com

Smythson, 667 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Sarah Tay, 212-265-4573, sarahtay@smythson.com

Stephen Russell, 970 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Bettina Icasiano, 212-570-6900, info@stephenrussell.com

Thomsen Gallery, 9 East 63 Street

Miracle Personal Shopper: Erik Thomsen, 212 300 3244, erik@erikthomsen.com

Tod’s, 650 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Rafael Mathiss, 212-644-5945, r.mathiss@tods.com

Tory Burch, 797 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Elina Blonshetyn, 212-510-8371, eblonshteyn@toryburch.com

Veronica Beard, 988 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Suzann Minieri, 646-930-4746, madisonave@veronicabeard.com

Vilebrequin, 1007 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Ammara Akhhatar, 212-650-0353, madison@vilebrequin.com

Vince, 980 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Brett Zimmerman, 646-560-2897, bzimmermann@vince.com

Wolford, 619 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Kathleen Davis, 212-688-4850, boutique.619madison@wolford.com

Wolford, 997 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Dacia Waddell, 646-559-2635, boutique.997madison@wolford.com

Zimmermann, 900 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Essma Gobran, 212-486-8080, Essma.Gobran@zimmermann.com

Zitomer, 969 Madison Avenue

Miracle Personal Shopper: Sallie Aorta, 212-737-2037, s.aorta@zitomer.com

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