A day in the life of a New Yorker, especially as some celebrity sightings have led to believe, is rumored to include up to four daily outfit changes. Button-down Comme Des Garcons always seems right. Hunter galoshes are the only answer after a flash thunderstorm, and when the rain picks up again, an afternoon rotation of casual formalwear follows with an umbrella in black.
All men's merchandise from INA Union Square: black and white silk Comme Des Garcons aztec button-down shirt, Rag and Bone forest green hat, Lanvin grey leather sneakers, Y-3 navy striped sweatpants; green Hunter galoshes, Wanda In Nylon clear rain jacket with hood, Michael Kors black tank, Zanerobe blue cotton joggers; Yohji Yamamoto black sleeveless vest, T by Alexander Wang black pants, Frye oxfords, Ann Demeulemeester slouchy black bag, Voradi sunglasses and eyeglasses; Margiela brown vest, Prada grey silk slacks, white Made & Crafted button-down, Fendi logo briefcase.
Regulars hold court on the Thompson Street benches, coffee in hand. From underneath the brim of a straw sun hat, topics range from local politics to newcomers on the block, to the extravagant ruffle on a Chanel cardigan. The ruffle, at times an overstated flourish, is lately a talking point.
All merchandise featured from INA Soho, from top: Chanel ivory cardigan with navy-edged ruffle, Chanel linen sailor pants, Tabitha Simmons navy and white striped tennis shoe, Maurizio Pecoraro straw hat; Valentino cotton red dress with ruffled hem, Gianvito Rossi black fringed sandal, Alaia vintage beret, Marni metallic flower rubber handbag; Louis Vuitton cream lace ruffled skirt, Chloe logo tank top, Miu Miu sparkled sandal, Karl Lagerfeld red shades, Vionnet red python purse; Marc Jacobs black silk deconstructed ruffle dress, Marni black and white rubber flower purse, Chanel silver and clear slide sandals.
Ina Nolita is brimming with purses. Quoted famously from feminist Susan B. Anthony, the saying goes, "Every woman should have a purse of her own".
a miniature Louis Vuitton suitcase on a strap
a Lady Dior purse "mini" style
a pearl-encased quilted fabric Chanel
All merchandise INA Nolita: Chanel navy wide leg sailor trousers, Charlotte Olympia neon green cap-toed pump, Spektre cream shades, Sacai white t-shirt with tassel shoulder, Louis Vuitton Petite Malle purse; Christian Dior pink leather quilted Lady Bag, Carven lime silk dress; Phillip Lim white satin bomber jacket with embroidery, silver Torn shorts, Nike platform sneakers, Chanel fabric cream pearl embroidered purse.
It was America, who in 1954, championed Coco Chanel's comeback collection after the second world war. Drop waists, straight silk layers, and tweed suits were best absorbed into the celebrity set by Marilyn Monroe and Romy Schneider, and by Jackie Kennedy in presidential appearances. After France's critique of Chanel as old-fashioned and reminiscent of the 1920s, as opposed to Christian Dior's corseted New Look, Coco turned to America. America had always been the country who best understood her, always best understood the casual chic of sportswear, free and easy.
All merchandise INA Chelsea, from top: Celine nautical stripe long-sleeved top, Miu Miu sequined headband; Chanel pleated skirt and Marni platform shoe with jeweled heel; Parker ivory silk blouse with bell sleeves, Acne navy silk wide leg pants, Ralph Lauren Purple Label black pump with sheer sides and cap toe, Troy Skeeters tan brimmed hat; Chanel double C logo tank top, Chanel pink geometric earrings, Moschino black wide legged cropped pants, Isabel Marant black leather slide; Chanel navy tweed blazer and skirt, Equipment white silk sleeveless blouse, Escada gold chain-link bracelet, Saint Laurent white leather sneaker with stars.
Summer is coming to an end, and current markdowns reflect the closing season: find select garments at up to 70% discount in all INA locations. Featured sale merchandise below comes from the racks of INA Men, worn best in tomboy fashion.
A patchwork stitched Opening Ceremony white cargo jacket, originally $165, is 20% off at $132.
Phillip Lim's 3.1 grey cashmere pajama set, originally $275, is now 50% off, with Lanvin sandals to match, originally $150 and now 20% less.
En route to a summer vacation, a Gucci duffel bag is 20% from its original price, now $380. Pair with a Rick Owens sheer shirt wrapped with a Polo plaid belt. The belt is only $28.
Missoni plaid is 70% off at $43, an ideal match to a Mulberry travel leather bag also 70% less, now $281.
Wear a shirt as a dress with hightop sneakers to downplay the short hemline. A Dries Van Noten button-down with plaid trim and Lanvin suede and python kicks are on 20% sale.
Stripes upon stripes: a Margiela striped vest is a practical giveaway at its markdown price.
To match a beaded, runway Prada dress, pair an Alexander McQueen Union Jack leather clutch and Jill Stuart metallic pumps, and to throw on, Sheep Shades sunglasses in beachwood.
Dream in pink to match a Karie Laks silk navy dress with an open back. Pair Miu Miu pumps with an embellished heel and a Nancy Gonzalez skin clutch.
Match a Vivienne Westwood plaid silk dress with a purse containing room enough for a picnic blanket. Pair a Celine leather and suede tricolor Trapeze purse, Gucci leather pumps with bamboo heel, and a Lanvin rhinestone linked circle bracelet.
Final Home makes a return appearance with a clear hoodie. To match, pair Iro leather distressed sneakers, R13 black denim, and a Prada Venetian scene pocket scarf.
A sailor in tow wears a Karie Laks navy-trimmed white cotton sundress. To match, pair a Louis Vuitton monogrammed satchel and YSL denim, cork-wedged platforms, and to throw on, blue Ray-Ban shades.
To match bared skin in a Karie Laks two piece ivory silk set, pair a Louis Vuitton epi-leather rust purse wrapped with a butterfly Loewe scarf, Rebecca Minkoff metallic striped leather pumps, and to throw on, Spektre tortoise shades.
Only an evening at the MET calls for a silk, sheer Prada dress with modernist design. Pair Manolo Blahnik fushia silk pumps with feather strap.
A navy and white woven Chanel sweater vest and Marni denim skirt calls for a nautical pairing: a Chanel silver chainlink bracelet, a Ferragamo white leather zip-around purse, and Reed Krakoff silver canvas espadrilles.