Thursday, September 6, 2012

Christian Siriano Opens in SoHo

By ManhattanMataHari

Even with all the fuss over Fashions Night Out and New York Fashion Week, we did not want to miss out on the Project Runway alums’ boutique launch party in SoHo. Mr. Siriano himself lent a hand in passing drinks to VIP guests. Uptown gals now have an even better reason to head downtown- the selection of ready-to-wear is more plentiful at the boutique than on the department store racks.

We got a preview of the styles available and Siriano fans will not be disappointed. As expected, there are lots of fierce cocktail dresses. However, we were most impressed with the abundance of classic-but-updated separates. Also be sure to check out his line of accessories, although we suggest avoiding the glittery clutches unless you plan on being a disco ball for the night.

Siriano’s current color palette is primarily black and magenta, with some fun prints and metallics thrown in. The fabrics are luxurious, with prices to match. Smitten with an updated black woven metallic blazer, it took a while to recover from the $900 sticker price (for a few hundred more you could have a vintage Chanel instead). Luckily, a quick browse provided more budget friendly buys.

We suggest stopping by the store on your next SoHo outing. The only downside is the increased cost to cab it downtown. In this instance it might be more effective to just go to a department stores (darn taxi fare hike).

Christian Siriano Boutique
252 Elizabeth Street (between Bowery and Mott)

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