With Mother’s Day fast approaching—May 8th to be exact—the time is now to start brainstorming the perfect gift. Perhaps the best place to begin is with heading over to Barneys with the important lady herself, like mini style maven London Scout did with her mom Sai. We teamed up with this stylish mother-daughter-duo for a shopping trip at our Madison Avenue flagship, asking them to document the outing for the latest installment of #INSTABARNEYS, our series looking at stores through the eyes of stylish influencers.

London and Sai, both of the blog Scout The City, had a fun day at the store which included playing dress-up in Manolo Blahnik heels, scoping out the bag department, and trying on lipsticks. London even found some things she’d like for herself—a pretty pink dress and fashion books, of course. The afternoon ended with a toast to the special occasion and a delicious meal at Freds Madison Avenue. Scroll on to see more photos of the two as Sai shares her account of their shopping adventure, and don’t forget to join our Mother’s Day gift conversation using the hashtag #LoveMom.


“I caught LS reading Different Like Coco after dressing herself in this Val + Max dress, perfect for any princess.”

“We practice reading as much as we can, which is why we always stop and explore different books when we’re shopping at Barneys.”

“We made our way downstairs and couldn’t have been more thrilled to try on this season’s must-haves in the beauty department.”

“There’s no denying that my daughter loves to have makeup parties with me, which is one of my favorite bonding moments.”

Like a kid in a candy store.”

Finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift takes time and patience, especially since she knows how much I love bags.”

Investing in our bright future.”

As soon as I found this necklace, I immediately photographed it and sent it to my husband. Hoping this will be in a box by the time I got home.”

Sometimes you just have to put your feet in someone else’s shoes.”

So little time with so many choices.”

“Looking at her sitting there trying on all my heels made me hope that we will always have this bond, no matter how old she is.”

“There’s nothing better than the joyous feeling you get when you find exactly what you’re looking for.”

There’s nothing better than turning your shopping adventure into a fun adventure.”

Cheers to the best mother/daughter outing any one could ever ask for.”

“Great food and bold accessories are de riguer when it comes to dining at Freds.”

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