We don’t claim to know very much about women’s fashion, although we do know this – ladies love bags. The more expensive, the better. Rebecca Minkoff knows this too. Her initial breakthrough came thanks to a bag she called “The Morning After” bag which we can only assume is popular with those ladies making a habit of not waking up in their own beds who had grown tired of doing the walk of shame. What started out as a brand run out of her apartment, Rebecca Minkoff has has quickly grown to become the #1 independent accessories designer in the United States. In addition to bags, accessories and shoes, Rebecca now has a full apparel line and recently launched a men’s line too. Bottom line, she’s killing it. Score one for the good guys.

A couple months ago, we actually wound up at Rebecca’s fashion show during the most recent NYFW. Stang was modeling her new men’s line. Ha. No, actually one of our artists was performing on the runway as the models walked the down strutting their stuff. It was pretty surreal and an impressive integration of the arts. Speaking of “art,” Rebecca not only has love for the fashion and music variety, but fancies the culinary side as well.

Check out her picks below for dates, oysters, coffee and general hangs. For more information on Rebecca Minkoff and to check out her current line, check out her website and to keep up with the latest, make sure you’re following her on Twitter and checking her board on Pinterest .

Rebecca’s “Perfect For” Picks

Neighborhood Hang

Great Jones Cafe (54 Great Jones St. #A) – “They have the best burgers in town, and it’s 2 blocks from my apartment! I consider myself very lucky.”


Fulton (205 E 75th St.) – “A great NY secret (I’m still questioning sharing this) – from 5-7pm they have an unbeatable happy hour special at the bar; there are $1 oysters and $5 Cava’s and free truffle popcorn!”

Coffee & A Light Bite

La Colombe (270 Lafayette St.) – “I can’t get enough of the almond croissant and have been known to eat 2 in a day.”

Date Night

Empellon (203 W 4th St.) – “Nothing says date night like a margarita!”

Celebrity Sightings

Bar Pitti (268 6th Ave.) – “On a warm day there is no celebrity sighting like Jay-Z and Beyonce, who are regulars. Maybe Luca and Blue will become friends? Here’s to hoping!”


Artichoke Pizza (111 MacDougal St.) – “Best Pizza!”

Rebecca’s Twitter People

@ManRepeller – Man Repeller

@MinketteMuse – MINKOFF pr girl

@JessSeinfeld – Jessica Seinfeld

@AggyDeyn – Agyness Deyn

@InStyleMag – InStyle

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