We take a closer look at the season’s freshest footwear while giving an inside peek at what really happens at Freds from the viewpoint of under one of hottest tables in town.
The month of May brings with it lots of perks: that first long holiday weekend, the chance to sip rosé alfresco, and—above all else—spring shoes that let your fresh pedi shine. The latest arrivals have hit our shelves, and to welcome these sandals, espadrilles, party pumps, and wedges, we’re toasting them in an equally gleaming setting: the new Freds downtown. Now open for everything from lunch to cocktails, the restaurant in our Downtown Flagship provided the perfect backdrop for these standout steppers, as well as an opportunity to shift the focus to the real action happening below the tabletop.
Scroll on to see what happens when we pull back the tablecloth and reveal the rendezvous down below, and keep an eye peeled for a familiar face or two—you never know who you might run into when dining at Freds!
Style opposites attract in edgy caged sandals and pristine jewel toned pumps—little do they know, they both ordered the Freds Chopped Chicken Salad, no onions, extra avo, dressing on the side.
Like mother like daughter: Felicia Walker Benson of ThisThatBeauty and her adorable mini-me Phoebe share impeccable taste, and a love for treats that come inside a certain black shopping bag.
What are the odds that they’re texting each other?
Aquazzura’s pom pom shoes have met their elegant, furry match in Jiff the Pom for a meeting of poms on poms on poms.
Formal needn’t be fussy, and there’s never a bad time for Freds’ famous pommes frites.
We’d know those stylish gams anywhere—it’s Ari Seth Cohen, founder of Advanced Style, dining with two of his ravishing muses, Ilona Royce Smithkin and Joyce Carpati in celebration of his new book launch: Older & Wiser.
Both on the page and dining at Freds, Ilona and Joyce demonstrate that true style is both timeless and ageless—even if an occasional boost is sometimes needed.
They share everything. Except dessert.
Birds of a feather flock together in bohemian natural materials like woven jute, natural cork, and unbleached canvas.
Pro tip: The corner table at Freds is the perfect spot for an incognito sneaker to power lunch heel quick change.
We know, Jiff—we have a hard time containing our excitement for new shoes too!