Travel Postcard: 48 hours in New York during Fashion Week

Fri Feb 8, 2013 5:03am EST
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By Michelle Nichols

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week kicked off on Thursday and will include hundreds of designers showing their Fall/Winter 2013 collections during the event at Lincoln Center and venues around the city.

The event, which runs through February 14, attracts 232,000 people to New York City, which estimates that millions be spent in the restaurants and hotels during Fashion Week.

Reuters correspondents with local knowledge show how to make the most of a short visit to the city and where to find good food, fun and fashion.


6 p.m. - After settling into your hotel, head to the Empire Hotel at 44 West 63rd Street and enjoy a cocktail on the roof and soak in the city views. During Fashion Week, you never know who you might run in to. (

7:30 p.m. - Head across the street to Lincoln Center to see a show. Lincoln Center a cultural center in the city and home to The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet and the New York Philharmonic orchestra.

Twice a year, in February and September, Lincoln Center hosts New York Fashion Week when the people-watching in the square is brilliant and where your style can draw the attention of the dozens of fashion photographers roaming the area.

To see what is on the Lincoln Center go to   Continued...

Actress Christina Ricci (C) attends the Richard Chai Autumn/Winter 2013 collection during New York Fashion Week in New York February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Joshua Lott