Best thing about living in New York City? Having the fashion world at your fingertips. Two of my girlfriends, Ashley and Lilly are going to be in New York this weekend having a blast without me (sigh). I hope they take the opportunity to shop ’til they drop or else I will be so unhappy. Ladies, try to take a breather from Manhattan and make a pitstop into the SoHo neighborhood, not because of Lincoln’s restaurant, Kingswood, but because of Botkier’s new pop-ip shop at 117 Mercer Street. I would love to get a metallic gold bag or a purple clutch for Christmas (cough cough). Starting tomorrow, December 11 until December 31, New Yorkers and visitors can snag handbags and shoes from one of the best contemporary designers. Botkier is spreading the holiday cheer by offering those who purchase at the store a 20% off any regular price merchandise at http://www.botkier.com. Happy shopping!