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What to do between shows at New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week heralds the start of the month-long sartorial marathon. Though the shows themselves dominate the headlines, we’ll never pass up an opportunity to slip away from the crowds and explore city. Here we share our comprehensive ‘killing time’ guide to NYFW SS 20.

Primo’s

The Primo’s Instagram handle reads @midnightpastanyc, and really – enough said. The slick Tribeca establishment nestled in the lobby of the Frederick Hotel draws its inspiration from ‘the Italian Riviera and the jocular Long Island social clubs of yesteryear’. Swing by for an afternoon wine and shrimp cocktail, stay for the dirty martinis and midnight pastas (our pick is the carbonara with guanciale).

Primo’s

The Primo’s Instagram handle reads @midnightpastanyc, and really – enough said. The slick Tribeca establishment nestled in the lobby of the Frederick Hotel draws its inspiration from ‘the Italian Riviera and the jocular Long Island social clubs of yesteryear’. Swing by for an afternoon wine and shrimp cocktail, stay for the dirty martinis and midnight pastas (our pick is the carbonara with guanciale).

Good Thanks Cafe

We’re never ones to forgo breakfast, and our favourite place to perch with a coffee in hand is the Aussie-run Lower East Side outpost Good Thanks. Featuring an all day menu, inclusive of folded eggs, avocado toast and natural wines (is it ever too early?), the laid back Orchard Street cafe is exactly what NYFW ordered.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

For the duration of Fashion Week you can head to the iconic Guggenheim museum and catch not only a Robert Mapplethorpe photography retrospective, but also an exhibition of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s works exploring black identity and police brutality. The perfect way to while away the hours (or minutes or seconds) you can spare between the runways.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

For the duration of Fashion Week you can head to the iconic Guggenheim museum and catch not only a Robert Mapplethorpe photography retrospective, but also an exhibition of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s works exploring black identity and police brutality. The perfect way to while away the hours (or minutes or seconds) you can spare between the runways.

Cafe Dante

One word – negroni. It’s one of the best in the city, and the only thing we’re craving after a long day at shows. Snag one of the tables out the front of this Greenwich Village favourite and people watch over a round or two of their signature cocktail.

Nom Wah Tea Parlour

The Chinatown institution (it opened its doors in 1920) is a forever favourite, beloved for its steamer baskets and plates of dim sum and delightfully traditional interiors. Order the Shanghainese soup dumplings, OG egg roll and pan-fried noodles. You might need a post-feed siesta but it’s all worth the visit.

Nom Wah Tea Parlour

The Chinatown institution (it opened its doors in 1920) is a forever favourite, beloved for its steamer baskets and plates of dim sum and delightfully traditional interiors. Order the Shanghainese soup dumplings, OG egg roll and pan-fried noodles. You might need a post-feed siesta but it’s all worth the visit.

Whitney

The Whitney Museum of American Art is currently hosting its 2019 Biennale, taking “the pulse of the contemporary artistic moment” and featuring 75 artists and collectives showcase work across paint, sculpture, installation, film and video, photography, performance, and sound. If you’ve got the time, you won’t be disappointed.

From top: @midnightpastanyc; @goodthanksnyc; @guggenheim; @dantenewyorkcity; @nomwah; @whitneymuseum.