Breakout star, Tika Sumpter, leads us through her NYC stomping grounds for her favorites in retail
This brand is one of my favorites! These clothes were made to fit women. Stacey Bendet knows exactly what she’s doing. I mean, this store is the ultimate girl store. I feel like every rack pulls me to it like a candy shop. The cool thing about this store is there are many options, but it’s not an overwhelmingly huge store where you feel lost. It’s intimate and sweet. I feel like everything I try on was made exactly for me. Loves A+O.
80 W. 40th St. , New York, NY | (212) 840-1155 | aliceandolivia.com
OMG! Seriously. This is one of my favorite websites in the world. Everything on their site is chic, trendy, fun, and super affordable. I think it’s always great to match different ends of the spectrum together. Everything doesn’t need to be super pricey. You can put a serious look together from this site. This is one of the best things I’ve discovered since Facebook; I could say sliced bread, but that was discovered before my time. For real. Go to asos.com ASAP.
When it comes to hats, I admit I have a problem: I’m a serious hat addict and I need counseling. The Hat Shop is a new discovery for me. They have stylish and well tailored hats of all shapes and sizes. They will even customize a hat for you if you don’t see one you like, or if you simply have your own idea of what your particular hat should look like. It’s a very intimate shop and I look forward to making more trips there. 120 Thompson St., New York, NY | 212.219.1445 | thehatshopnyc.com
I’m so not a fan of uncomfortable, ridiculously expensive shoes! Giuseppe Zanotti is one of my favorite shoe designers. They are a rock-solid Italian shoe company that makes classic, glamorous, comfortable footwear that I can wear all night. Their shoe design is absolutely sick; I’m obsessed. 806 Madison Ave., New York, NY | (212) 650-0455 | giuseppezanottidesign.com
They have the fashion basics. You can grab cute white T’s, leggings, high-waisted shorts, cute duffle bags, and adorable shades as well. You can never go wrong with any basic item here. You can put together an entire outfit. Sometimes I go a little overboard with them, especially online. They have the cutest tops.
183 E. Houston St., New York, NY | (212) 598-4600 | americanapparel.net
Love Rag & Bone. It’s edgy, simple, and a must. I love how clean and clever they are with their design. I seriously see another bad addiction coming on, and Rag & Bone is the drug. 119 Mercer St., New York, NY | (212) 219-2204 | rag-bone.com
Rebecca Taylor’s clothes are right up my alley with design and comfort. Her clothes are feminine, refreshing, and beautiful. I feel like such a girl when I wear RT. It’s very bohemian chic; her clothes make me feel very pretty and soft. 34 Gansevoort St., New York, NY | 212.243.2600 | rebeccataylor.com
I love Balenciaga—the fit, quality, and design of their clothing is visually stunning. You can see each piece is so well thought out and created. Anything I buy from them are key pieces that I know I will have in my closet forever. 542 W. 22nd St., New York, NY | 212.206.0872 | balenciaga.com