ESSENTIALLY LILLY Making shopping bearable
Lilly Pulitzer isn't crazy about shopping; she lets her grown children buy most of her clothes. But, in "Essentially Lilly," Pulitzer shares with co-author Jay Mulvaney some shopping tips that makes such an outing bearable and more productive. She also says that while she doesn't care to keep up with fashion trends, she appreciates trendy and tony shopping streets, which are good for an afternoon of sometimes free entertainment. Her five tips for a power shop:
Have a strategy. Make a list of your favorite stores and set a time limit.
If you're clothes shopping, wear something easy to slip on and off -- and the proper undergarments.
Take a digital camera with you.
Carry a small, lightweight purse.
Pick shoes for their comfort, rather than their style, today.
The "great shopping streets of the world" other than Pulitzer's hometown favorite, Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Fla.:
Bond Street in London.
Lincoln Road in Miami.
Madison Avenue in New York.
Maiden Lane in San Francisco.
Newbury Street in Boston.
The Rialto in Florence, Italy.
Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore in Paris.
Via Condotti in Rome.
Via Montenapoleone in Milan, Italy.