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Read this week’s Column  about how to really buy diamonds and colored diamonds, in New York’s own Diamond District. Unlock the secrets of where the big stones are located. NYC shopping tour will show you how you can design your own pieces. Written by Barbara Hodes and NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

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Diamonds in NYC
Finding diamonds in NYC

Retail dead? Not in New York. This week’s Column about the many boutiques up and downtown that are opening showcases the vibrant life in the city. Private shopping tours in New York takes you to all the best. Visit the new stores from Loewe to Lingua Franca and more.  Written by Barbara Hodes and NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

there is no retail dead in New York
there is retail dead in New York

This week’s Column explores a duo of fashionistas. The Ghosts of Christmas Past is a fascinating, and massive, collection of handbags. Owned by Ilene Hochberg Wood, it is being shown at the Kemerer museum in Bethlehem, Pa. Are you are a collector, or just have a large wardrobe? Then Garde Robe, a concierge clothing care and storage space, is for you. Take a luxury private shopping tour of both places. Written by Barbara Hodes and NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary,

The Ghosts of Christmas past Museum show of handbags
Handbags forever with the Ghosts of Christmas past

This week’s Column visits London before the Holidays. The Brits take Christmas very seriously. Especially Christmas lights. And the stores are all decked out for the Holidays too. A New York shopping tour will take you to the lights, the stores, and more. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

London Christmas lights
London during the Holidays

This week’s Column visits some of the coolest new stores in New York. Margiela, R13, Ganni, Moose Knuckles and more. It is time for the rise of independant brands. Soho is a destination on a New York shopping tour. As New York heads to the New Year the shopping is better than ever. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

Boutiques with new attitude
shop at the Margiela store

This week’s Column visits the dazzling vintage jewelry stores on Madison Avenue. Almost every necklace, rings, earing, watch or whatever in the boutiques has a backstory. I am dazzled by their beauty, and distinct design. See the the best pieces with New York shopping tours. You will want them all. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of  NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

Vintage Jewelry on Madison
vintage jewelry nyc

This week’s Column visits the new stores best for shopping. Nordstrom, Balenciaga, Missoni and more. These are stores with distictive points of view. They offer fabulous new shopping experiences. With these new stores the shopping is better than ever, when you take private shopping tours in New York. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of  NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

Nordstrom is best for shopping
the best store for shopping is Nordstrom

This week’s Column mixes two of our favorite things. Fashion and food.  Retail is changing. Thank goodness. Restaurants serve delicious food. And they sell all sorts of merchandise. Bravo to the hosts for bringing newness to shopping. What is your fave cuisine? A New York shopping tour will take you everywhere. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of  NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

fashion and food go together
fashion and food are partners

This week’s Column explores some of the many new stores in Paris, as well as museum offerings and restaurants, new and old. And it visits the super chic beach community of Pyla, Cap Ferret and Arcachon. Town or country, France has everything. Learn to shop le French way. The column is a luxury private shopping tour for you. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of  NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

shop le french way today
shop le French way in Paris

This week’s Column visits some of the new spots to shop in Soho.  From the new Lanvin store, redone after the departure of Alber Elbaz, t o the many other cool boutiques. The streets of Soho are always inspiring. And the design of the new boutiques is also work taking a look at. You can find all these stores on your NYC shopping tour. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of  NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

New spots to shop downtown
New spots to shop in Soho