You may have heard the news that Patricia Field plans to close her hallowed shop after 50 years of shaking up New York’s art and fashion scenes.
The style icon, known both for stocking a mind-boggling variety of wild, boundary-pushing clothing and for her award-winning work designing costumes for productions like Sex and the City, says she’s ready to move on. She told the Daily News, “I’ve gotta watch out for my health and myself,” but still plans to work on other projects, like pop-ups and movies.
So if you want to indulge in some nostalgia (remember the Carrie Bradshaw days, pre Hannah Horvath, when we thought a writer could actually make a decent living in Manhattan?) and maybe even see the fashion legend up close, tonight the shop will host a free holiday party sponsored by Palladio Beauty.
Or maybe you just like the word “free.” In that case, there’s plenty for you, including free makeovers, free sake sippers from TK YU and a DJ.
We still don’t know when the final goodbye bash will happen — likely, you have till spring 2016 to stock up on the one-of-a-kind, club-kid favorites that Field carries, like Scooter LaForge made-to-order art backpacks and tees. But with the clock ticking, there’s good reason to enjoy every last moment at this haven for fashion freaks.
Party starts at 8 p.m., 306 Bowery Street, near First Street.