If Day #1 of NYC was about living out childhood dreams, Day #2 was about the urgent matter of stimulating the economy. #OccupyMyCloset We stepped out of our first deal of the trip, our hotel – the Nolitan (can’t wait to stay there again)- purchased on Jetsetter, and spent the day shopping and eating and then shopping and eating some more. That is precisely when we stumbled into what we have dubbed “The Happiest Store in the World”.
C. Wonder is just that… wonderful. It is bright and inviting from the moment you see the green apple doors embellished with the C. You walk in to find a DJ and a small army of preppy-hipster associates ready to help you with anything. C. Wonder is the brainchild of Chris Burch (formerly married to the one-and-only Tory Burch). The premise is that great style should be affordable, and it was. From the clothing to accessories to housewares, there is something for every price point.
After we popped into a few more boutiques in SoHo, we stumbled upon Sabon. If C. Wonder caught our eye, Sabon aroused or nose. Sabon is a natural bath and body shop that should not be passed by. You all know that I am a stickler for customer service, and this is some of the best I’ve experienced.
It is tradition at the store, whether it be your first time or thousandth time, to have your hands washed. You begin with a soap, follow it with a scrub and finish with the body cream… your choice of fragrance. The only thing that exceeds the customer service in this place is the quality of the product. I don’t remember the last time my hands felt this soft. If I had not been limited by my carry-on suitcase, I would have really cleaned house here. Good thing you can order online.
At that point it was time to celebrate, we grabbed the sampler plate and two cups of vanilla almond tea at “The Best Chocolate Cake in the World”. You almost miss this tiny shop, but it is the perfect respite from the bustle outside.
We left TBCCITW to return to the hotel… and we may have made just one more stop at C. Wonder. I mean, I needed to enjoy the customized music in the dressing room just one more time.
C. Wonder goes live online in ONE more week.
Photo Credit – C. Wonder Image #1: www.madparknews.com