Buyer’s Diary SS14 | Hot in The City

The buys for Spring 2014 have begun! Coup Buyers Nga & Anna traveled to New York last week to view the new Sacai Luck collection. As always, after work comes play . . .

Here’s a look behind the scenes of their hot and humid weekend in NYC. Hope you enjoy:


Exciting new colors, fabrics, and prints that Sacai is known for didn’t disappoint with this collection. All of Sacai’s fabrics are custom made exclusively for their brand. It’s always refreshing to see something truly unique – and what a great way to start the buying season!





Dinner time. Sasabune is always one of our first and favorite stops when we head to NY, as you may know. Their moto is “Trust Me” as they only serve Omakase style – 100% in the chef’s hands which is not a bad place to be – trust us!

We hear their is an ongoing debate amongst New Yorkers as to whether Sasabune or it’s rival, Sushi Seki, is superior. We plan to have an Omakase off next time we’re there to settle the debate. Stay tuned.


We invited a couple of friends on the trip with us. Here we are – happy and full of delicious sushi.


The Yankees were in town, and why not? Off we went to The Bronx. The Yankees lost but hotdogs, beers, and street meat more than made up for it.





We spent the rest of our trip in Brooklyn – the first time we’ve stayed in that neck of the woods. The main advantage being that it feels MUCH cooler than Manhattan – and the restaurants are pretty hard to beat.

We spent the rest of our trip visiting friends (including the Miranda from Millcent Design and Anqélique Chmielewski – our two favorite Edmonton born / New York based designers. More to come on those two later), eating, imbibing, and exploring.

Some of our favorite stops this time were River Styx – a brand spanking new restaurant that may have taken the cake for best meal of the trip, Alameda – a great little bar with even better cocktails, Wythe Hotel – great rooftop & cocktails, Marlow & Sons for their unbeatable pâté, Five Leaves for Sunday brunch – truly amazing, and we finally made it to the famous Roberta’s for some pizza.

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We stopped by Café Habana before flying home. Nothing like a cold beer and some grilled corn on a hot summer day.


More Buyer’s Diary to come in September!