Trickponi Pop-Up Shop Hits the Bowery

Last night I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak of the Trickponi pop-up shop at the Open Gallery. Trickponi, a highly acclaimed fashion boutique that pops up in the Middle East seasonally, is launching its first-ever highly anticipated retail experience in the United States.

Today marks the opening day to shoppers for their goodies displayed at the Bowery in NYC. Founded by Sara Al-Ajroush, Trickponi  is showcasing Middle Eastern designers, such as Noura Al Shaik, LaSuna, Arwa Jewlery, and more, and New York based designers, such as Katie Gallagher, DEGEN among others, for a mix of fashion influences from across the globe. This East meets West experience is both eclectic and beautiful. The curated pieces of the event are perfectly on point, as it mixes whimsical designs, pretty prints, in addition to modern sleek cuts. There’s a little something for every woman in this quaint little venue.

My partner in crime, a.k.a. my roommate, joined me to discover the gems hidden around the store while we jammed out to the DJ’s music and sipped on champagne. Take a look through the pictures to see the treasures we discovered. Better yet, pop-in to the pop-up shop this week before it closes! Trickponi is open starting today (go now!) through April 27th at 355a Bowery (between 3rd and 4th street), NYC.

For a great meal afterwards, stop by Gemma at the Bowery Hotel which is right next door– the prosciutto pizza and tiramisu are to die for!

Let’s Shop Vintage Thursdays in Manhattan

A Continuation of Throwback Thursday Vintage Stores in Manhattan. I LOVE these places.

L Train Vintage

L Train Vintage

Enter hipster paradise: a large assortment of jorts (jeans cut into shorts—in case you weren’t aware of this garment) and old school, worn in tees. Long, bohemian skirts grazed the ankles of most customers. Clientele browsed the racks with serious looks on their faces. L Train Vintage stays true to their geographical reputation of being casual and hipster-esque. The sales associates leave you alone to explore through the ruins that hang on the walls. To shop here you must be mentally prepared to have patience and an open mind—as most of this stuff is funky even for the most hip. The Breakfast Club cast members would frequent this store if it were still the 80’s.

Neighborhood: East Village

Location:  204 1st Avenue, between East 12th and East 13th Streets

Online: www.LTrainVintage.com