Kirna Zabête is one of my favorite boutiques and always on my must-shop list when visiting New York City. Recently, I was in the Big Apple for work and had the chance to visit the new (and might I add beyond stunning) Broome Street location.
With 10,000 square feet of retail space, this new shop is over double the size of its previous location. From the graphic black and white floors to the fuchsia Corinthian columns and 6-foot wide chandeliers, Kirna Zabête is filled with opulent fixtures and furnishings — and that's just decor!
As for designer offerings, you will still find all your favorites from the former location — Céline, Givenchy, Azzedine Alaïa, Proenza Schouler, Balenciaga, Erdem, Lanvin, Nicholas Kirkwood, Thakoon and Eddie Borgo, to name a few. But with all the extra space, Kirna Zabête has brought in a few more heavyweights for you to fall in love with, including Christian Dior, Valentino and Nina Ricci.
I have to admit, the first thing that caught my attention was the wall of Céline – oh wait, I'm sorry, I mean the THREE walls of Céline! One was located in the salon, the other behind the shoe floor, and the last, behind the glossy red, signature cash wrap. Accessories are my weakness and I always know Kirna Zabête will have something to take my breath away.
To top it off, the entryway features cheeky sayings written in bright colored lights. I mean, when I walk into a boutique and see a neon sign that says, “It is okay for me to have everything I want,” or, “Life is short, buy the shoes,” I know I’m in the right place!
Kirna Zabête: 477 Broome St., New York, NY