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.