It’s been non-stop shopping in New York since I got back from Paris. The attitude towards consumption here has changed and many of my clients who’ve been on hiatus are back in the shopping swing again. While they still don’t want heaps of garment and shopping bags turning up at their doorman, they’re still seeking those key seasonal pieces to inject in the wardrobe. And now that the Dow Jones industrial average shot back above the 10,000 mark, equilibrium seems to be on the horizon again. But what are clients really buying? One category of purchases that never stopped is accessories–a great pair of Alaia shoes, in spite of their $1500 and above pricetag is always in demand. Mid-priced jewelry in the $6-15k range always have takers, as well as clutches and statement-making bags from insider-y luxury purveyors. This past week, I’ve also been on the prowl for solid outerwear and cocktail dresses. I spent over $50k dollars on bespoke suits, Stella McCartney accessories, Norma Kamali vintage, Rick Owens jackets, and Erdem dresses in the last week alone. Also consider the pre-orders from the spring collections, the beginning search for holiday gifts and awards season dresses and it’s clear that the mood spells shopping again.