“Sex and the City” costumer Patricia Field made a startling announcement last year: She will close her NYC store, a half-century after opening her first shop. No more bedazzled hoodies. No more rhinestone bustiers.
But before you blaim East Village gentrification on the closing as many media outlets have done, Patricia Field clears up a few things in a recent interview with The New York Times saying, “I own this (store), and I am selling this real estate,” she said, and we hear it is for a healthy profit, though she declined to give figures.
Obituaries flooded Twitter, lamenting the end of an era. “NYC won’t be the same,” wrote the former club kid Michael Alig. “I am going to have NOTHING TO WEAR,” said the British D.J. Jodie Harsh. Jezebel ran the dire headline: “Patricia Field Is Closing Her New York Storefront & I Don’t Think I Can Go On.”
The store closing will be February 28th, a few weeks after New York Fashion Week. In the meantime, the fiery red head has been enjoying all of the attention she’s received from devoted fans and has committed to keeping the store stocked until she closes for good.
So for all you New Yorkers or soon to be travelers to the big city this is your last opportunity to buy from one of the best and most influential costumers on the small and large screen since Edith Head.