Here’s a real fashion shopping tip. Fifty percent off everything in the store sounds great for fabulous, one-of-a-kind designer pieces that are absolute treasures at this downtown boutique. No wonder there was a mob scene at Patricia Field’s boutique, located at 306 Bowery St. (between Houston and Bleeker streets). Her store is filled with accessories, including shoes, handbags, sunglasses, scarves, jewelry and one of-a-kind men’s clothing and women’s fashions. For the closing sale, she has asked all of her designer friends to clear out their stock rooms. Many designers in the shop are unsung and have created one-of-a-kind fashions that you’ll love.
You remember this lady. She furnished costumes for HBO’s “Sex and the City” cast from 1998 to 2004. As a visionary, Field has enjoyed working with actresses such Sarah Jessica Parker and other stars over the years. She also created fashion looks for the two follow-up feature films. Her costumes gained her critical acclaim, and she raised fashion standards in the television world. She has helped today’s women and men to understand the fashion ease of mixing the old with the new to create a new look. When getting dressed, it is important to be yourself, and to look like yourself. The look was called “The New High Fashion.”
Why is she closing? “I’m in a hurry to get to Florida to relax a little,” she explained. “I am beginning to find it more and more difficult to keep up with the day-to-day demands of running a boutique. Can you believe the store has been open for 50 years? It’s time to slow down and enjoy more of life.”
It’s a feeling many older career women are having. On the recent Golden Globes, she shared, “Actress Helen Mirren was the best dressed.” (Trends also congratulates “Empire” star Taraji Henson, who received a Golden Globe award. Denzel Washington won the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his strong roles and hard work and dedication throughout his acting career. And Viola Davis, star of “How to Get Away With Murder,” looked absolutely stunning in her shimmering sequined gown with a low back.)
A native New Yorker, Fields never studied fashion, but chose to concentrate on liberal arts. Her fashion sense came naturally to her, and she started her fashion career in 1966. She has always been well-known and well-respected in the fashion industry. In addition to her work with the “Sex and the City” franchise, her credits include “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Ugly Betty,” “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” “Crime Story,” “Mother Goose Rock n Rhyme,” “Wiseguy” and “Spin City.” The feature film “The Other Woman,” was released in April 2014. Her latest project has been with the international lingerie brand Intimissimi. She costume-designed their ice show, which premiered in October 2015.
She loves history, art and photography. “You should exercise your mind and develop your brain,” said Fields.
Fields will close her store sometime in March 2016. So stop by during the hours of 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the week. They are open until 9 p.m. on weekends.