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Elizabeth McKay

1020 Lexington Ave., 2nd fl., New York, NY 10021 40.77102 -73.962012
nr. 73rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-628-0262 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Type: Boutique
  • Products & Services: Handbags, Jewelry, Women's Shoes, Womenswear

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Official Website

emckay.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm and by appointment; Sat-Sun, by appointment only

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 77th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Accessories

  • Handbags
  • Jewelry
  • Women's Shoes

Clothing

  • Womenswear

Special Features

  • Personal Shoppers
  • Tailoring In-Store
  • Engraving/Monogramming
  • Delivery

Profile

White busts in brightly colored dresses sit in the window of this small, second-floor boutique above Lexington Avenue. Inside, one finds dresses, skirts, and blouses that combine traditional forms with whimsical prints hand-drawn by designer Elizabeth McKay Jenkins. Alligators, elephants, and zigzags stand out against white cotton and silk; in this boutique, pants are rare, solid colors unusual, and black nearly absent. The garments are tailored but not tight, and though their prints are fun, gold buttons give the clothes a corporate touch. The dresses and skirts can also easily transition from the office to the beach and from day to night—the donning or shedding of a blazer the only requirement. The clothes are suited to professional women who enjoy a bit of whimsy. In keeping with Jenkins’s guiding principle, “day to play,” a strapless dress with an A-line skirt is likely to be decorated with flamingoes, but it also probably has sensible pockets.

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