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|27 Sep|2 mins

Diary of a Buyer: 24 Hours at New York Fashion Week

Vanessa Tripolone shares her NYFW itinerary
THE ICONIC
27 Sep
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DAY 1

7:00am | Wake up in the fashion capital & check my emails to catch up on the previous day back in Sydney.

9:00am | Visit my favourite Aussie cafe in NYC 'Two Hands' for some much loved avocado toast, of course.

10:00am | I have some time before appointments so I duck into some shops in Soho and look for inspiration, identify trends and new brands. It's important see what is happening overseas to guide our buying decisions.

Insider
|27 Sep|2 mins

Diary of a Buyer: 24 Hours at New York Fashion Week

Vanessa Tripolone shares her NYFW itinerary
THE ICONIC
27 Sep
Share:

DAY 1

7:00am | Wake up in the fashion capital & check my emails to catch up on the previous day back in Sydney.

9:00am | Visit my favourite Aussie cafe in NYC 'Two Hands' for some much loved avocado toast, of course.

10:00am | I have some time before appointments so I duck into some shops in Soho and look for inspiration, identify trends and new brands. It's important see what is happening overseas to guide our buying decisions.

Buyer Vanessa Tripolone

1:00pm | Attend the Marc Jacobs showing for the new SS19 collection.... There are so many bags to choose from! They have put on a delicious spread so I grab lunch there and make sure I pick up a take-home lolly bag for an afternoon sugar hit.

2:30pm | Check out the new collection at the Loeffler Randall showroom. Their shoes and bags are as covetable as always

Loeffler Randall showroom

4:00pm | Rush back to hotel for an outfit change before Marc Jacobs' runway show. Spend the journey back trying to decide whether to ditch my original outfit as it's pouring rain and a yellow silk skirt may not be wise.

5:00pm | Hail a yellow taxi. Sit in traffic for an hour on the way to Marc Jacobs show, got to love NY. Nerves run high as the doors close 15 mins before show starts and I'm cutting it fine!

6:00pm | Just made it with 1 minute to spare... only to wait patiently for 1.5 hours for the show to start #fashionablylate. The upside is that I spot Anna Wintour, Emily Ratajkowski & Nicki Minaj!

Marc Jacobs runway show via Getty Images

7:30pm | I takeover THE ICONIC Instagram account @theiconicau and livestream the show. Hope you all liked it!

8:00pm | Trying to hail a cab after a packed show in the pouring rain is definitely not my most glamorous moment.

9:00pm | Finally make it back to the hotel, order room service and catch up on more emails. A buyer's work is never done - especially when you're on the other side of the world.

11:00pm | After a few hours work, it's lights out. I need my beauty sleep for the next day.

Accessories at the Marc Jacobs showroom

DAY 2

7:00am | Reply to emails again... work never stops!

9:00am | Grab a quick coffee on the go as I don't have time for breakfast this morning.

10:00am | Pitch to a new accessories brand to try and convince them to join THE ICONIC. Whilst there, I do a walk through the showroom and check out any other brands that have potential.

New York via Vanessa Tripolone

12:00pm | Grab a quick bite to eat at Tacombi. Have to get my Mexican fix whilst in New York.

1:00pm | Appointment at Rebecca Minkoff, where they are really believing in the season's belt bag trend.

3:00pm | Time to head to my next appointment with a huge brand, where coincidentally, every bag matches my outfit. I want everything!

5:00pm | Walk back to the hotel through Soho and visit some boutiques, trying not to buy everything I see. The beauty about New York is that everything is open until late.

8:00pm | Time to do some networking - I meet up for dinner with an old colleague.

10:00pm | Check emails one last time before bedtime and an early flight home in the morning. Until next time, New York!

THE ICONIC
Fashion Team
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