Millions of Americans now know Patricia Field as the trend-making costume designer for "Sex and the City," but New Yorkers have long flocked to her 35-year-old Village headquarters in search of risque accoutrements and cutting-edge fashion. The decor is early punk (nappy leopard print carpet, graffiti-covered dressing rooms), the music is current hip-hop, and the staff is timelessly gay.
For the ladies: Everything you need to transform yourself into club kid, fashion whore, drag queen, dominatrix, or exotic dancer: mesh bikini tops; stretch-sequin hot pants with matching pasties; wigs galore; feather boas and purses; over-the-top rhinestone jewelry; seamed stockings; spandex jumpsuits with corset-like bodices. Also, selected pieces from hipster designers like Amanda Uprichard, Miss Sixty and Field herself. For the gents: Sleek separates from J. Lindberg rub elbows with outrageous ensembles from Sleek and Sleazy.