Now Open: Patricia Field Turns Her Former Apartment Into New Store

June 7, 2012 12:00 AM

Now Open: Patricia Field Turns Her Former Apartment Into New Store

" Famed "Sex and the City" costume designer Patricia Field opened up her namesake boutique in 1996 off Washington Square Park in New York City. Since then, there have been several incarnations of the store, which has just moved to a new home on Bowery, occupying a space that was Field’s former apartment. The store features everything from crystal cherry necklaces for ($80) to intricately beaded corsets ($600) ... and even a full service hair salon.

Field chatted with us about the new space and how much New York’s retail landscape has changed in recent years.

How did this new space come about?

“This space came about because I used to live here. I bought this place in 2000. It was a mechanic shop for refrigerators. I renovated it and I moved here in 2004.

I loved it here. This was my Barbie dream house. But a property came up for sale bordering on my apartment and I thought, 'My god I’ve got to buy it.' Once I bought it, I thought, I am going to move my store here "

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