Little Black Book: The Editorialist Founder Kate Davidson Hudson’s Fashion Week Haunts

Leah Bourne
Little Black Book: The Editorialist Founder Kate Davidson Hudson’s Fashion Week Haunts
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Kate Davidson Hudson is the ultimate fashion week insider. She cut her fashion teeth at fashion magazines, most recently as Elle’s Accessories Director, before branching out on her own this year co-founding The Editorialist (with another former Elle editor Stefania Allen). The site is the ultimate accessories e-commerce site (shop a curated selection of shoes, bags, jewelry, among other accessories) that also boasts incredible editorial content like a shoppable editorial with Jessica Alba.
We could think of no better fashion insider than Hudson to ask to share her favorite spots in New York City to head to during fashion week. From the best old-school coffee shop to where to get a nail polish change on the go, her picks aren’t to be missed.

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Kate Davidson Hudson, founder of The Editorialist, the ultimate e-commerce meets editorial hybrid, is a fashion week veteran. Her picks of where to hang out during the week aren't to be missed. 

Viand Coffee Shop: "For the best coffee in New York, hands-down, Viand never disappoints," Hudson shared. "And to get revved for a busy day pounding the pavement during show week—I can't start my day without a stop by this classic New York coffee shop-meet-old school diner. One caveat: cash only!" 673 Madison Avenue. 

Ten Over Ten: "For a quick polish change between appointments, or, just a quick moment of reprieve, Ten Over Ten nail salon in Le Parker Méridien is heaven," Hudson said. "And for those of us who can't completely disconnect, they have iPads at every station so you don't have to miss a beat." 119 West 56th Street;

Lafayette: "The best breakfast spot if you have appointments or shows downtown," Hudson shared. 380 Lafayette;

Around the World News: "For a dose of inspiration, I love to pop into Around the World News if I have a break between shows," Hudson shared. "It has the largest selection of international fashion and trade publications in one spot, so it's a fashion nerds dream escape to, to get lost in the aisles for a little while." 148 West 37th;

Café Angelique: "When I have a show or an appointment in Soho, I always try to stop in for a quick lunch," Hudson said. "The charming Parisien atmosphere is almost as much of a treat as the food. And, for a mid-day pick-me-up, you cannot beat their frothy cappuccinos." 68 Bleecker;

Crosby Street Hotel: "The bar is a great spot to grab a drink and quick bite on the run between evening shows," Hudson said. "There's always a fun crowd, so it's a great spot to meet friends or colleagues and quickly recharge your engine." 79 Crosby Street;

Bar Boulud: "For a delicious meal on-the-go, Bar Boulud is directly across from the tents at Lincoln Center so it's the perfect go-to if your schedule is back-to-back during the day and you don't have the time to venture off site." 1900 Broadway;

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