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The Latest Fashion Industry Restaurant Hot Spots

New York Fashion Week will be back in full swing in just a few weeks. While a big bulk of the shows will still be taking place online, this year will have plenty in the way of parties. If you’re looking to catch a glimpse of your favorite fashion editors or style stars, there are a few places we can guarantee that a crowd of influential industry vets and newcomers will be gathering.

Hang around the spots below and you’re sure to spot many notables.

Zou Zou’s

This trendy spot has some of the best Mediterranean food on the East Coast (we’re still dreaming about their dips and the fattoush salad is a must x 100) – and it doesn’t have to offer food that is that good.  The lively restaurant is a vibe even early on, meaning we would be coming back no matter what was being served at Zou Zou’s. Even if you can’t snag a dinner reservation it’s worth hanging out by the lively bar… who knows who you’ll spot.

Casa Cipriani

Move over Soho House and Zero Bond, the newest members-only club is Casa Cipriani and no one else stands a chance. We spotted Loro Piana “wallpaper”! It took seven years and $500 million to build this stunning space. It’s not open to the public, but if you book a room at the hotel you’ll have temporary access. This is guaranteed to be one of the hot spot hotels/clubs/restaurants/bars come NYFW. Among the recent A-list affairs to take place here were the Met after-after party and Clive Davis’ 90th birthday.

Planta Queen

Planta Queen is an amazing spot whether you’re on a date night or looking to dine out in a big group. The lighting and sound level are both on point and whether you come at 6pm or 10pm, there’s always a fantastic ambiance. While it’s vegetarian, you certainly don’t need to be a veggie eater to love this spot (their broccoli is a must, trust us… even if you hate greens). While this is a popular spot for the fashion set, it’s one of those places where you can dress up or down and fit in equally well.

Indochine

Indochine has been one of the fashion set’s go-to for decades. The food is great, the portions are generous and the vibe is always 100% on point. If you’re looking for Carine Roitfeld, we’ve spotted her here many times.

Carbone

Carbs and fashion don’t go hand in hand, but there’s an exception for Carbone, especially now with all the buzz around the opening of their members-only club.