Day 1: Monday, July 11
If there’s time before or after the Perry Ellis presentation at 9 a.m., grab coffee at Bluestone Lane, which is right outside of the Grace Building. The Australian coffee shop is known for its flat whites and macchiatos, but it also serves healthy breakfast options, including hot coconut quinoa porridge and chia-seed breakfast cups.
1114 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10036, 212-764-0044
After Linder’s 1 p.m. presentation, head to Deepcover, a new men’s store that specializes in vintage sportswear from brands such as Ralph Lauren, Nautica and Tommy Hilfiger, along with athletic jerseys and old concert and pro-wrestling T-shirts. The store opens at 1 p.m. on Mondays.
162 Allen Street, New York, NY, 10002, 646-666-0568
Day 2: Tuesday, July 12
If there’s time before or after Michael Kors, whose presentation runs from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., try to get a workout in at The Dogpound, a buzzy gym that opened this year with a client list that includes Victoria’s Secret model Jasmine Tookes, actor Hugh Grant and president of the New York Stock Exchange Tom Farley. The matte-black gym, which was designed by Fabien Baron, has gained a following because of its familial environment and high-intensity workouts.
1 Renwick Street, New York, NY 10013, 646-620-6533
Or if eating is the priority, go to Gotan, a neighborhood café that serves a nice selection of Instagram-friendly dishes — think artfully created bowls of oatmeal decorated with berries, coconut flakes and flax seeds, or avocado toast sprinkled with feta and red-pepper flakes. Then there’s the coffee, which is made by well-trained baristas who are masters at latte art.
130 Franklin Street, New York, NY 10013, 212-431-5200
Before N.Hoolywood at 5 p.m., stop by Underwest, an almost hidden doughnut shop inside a car wash along the West Side Highway that makes artisanal cake doughnuts in exotic flavors ranging from jasmine green tea to blueberry thyme. The shop closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays.
638 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036, 212-317-2359
Or pop into the Gagosian Gallery, which is showing a new large-scale steel sculpture installation by Richard Serra.
555 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011, 212-741-1111
Day 3: Wednesday, July 13
Since Coach is showing its men’s collection in its new offices at 10 Hudson Yards, which is connected to the High Line, consider having breakfast at The Wild Son, a newly opened restaurant from the team behind the Wayland and Good Night Sonny. The dishes, which err on the side of healthy, range from grain and egg bowls to tartines and sandwiches. There’s also a selection of freshly made juices.
53 Little West 12 Street, New York, NY 10014, 212-727-7900
Most of the shows on Wednesday will be at Skylight Clarkson Square, which is only a mile away from the Whitney Museum. There won’t be time to peruse every floor, but one could head straight to the fifth, for Danny Lyon’s new exhibit. This is the American photographer’s first career retrospective in 25 years. Or stop by the Studio Café on the eighth floor, which features outdoor seating and views of the Meatpacking District, Hudson River and the High Line.
99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, 212-570-3600
Before or after the Tommy Hilfiger presentation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., head to A Shine & Co., a recently opened San Francisco-based shoe-shine shop that’s located in Chelsea Market, right next to the Decatur & Sons barbershop.
75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011 917-676-7394
Day 4: Thursday, July 14
After Eidos at 9 a.m., check out the new International Center of Photography Museum on the Bowery. An exhibit called “Public, Private, Secret” is currently on view — it highlights work from artists and photographers such as Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman and Ron Galella — and the Little Italy-based Maman café, which was cofounded by Michelin-rated chef Armand Arnal, has opened an outpost within the space.
250 Bowery, New York, NY 10012, 212-857-0003
Between the shows and presentations at Skylight Clarkson Square, consider having a meal at Houseman, which opened late last year and recently started serving lunch between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Founded by Adam Baumgart and Ned Baldwin, who started the restaurant as a pop-up on the North Fork of Long Island, N.Y., before opening this permanent location, the restaurant focuses on elevating simple dishes and has been lauded for its burger and roasted chicken.
508 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013, 212-641-0654