Portrait of Tammy Strobel

New York is a city full of character – several characters, in fact. Each of its iconic areas boasts a distinct vibe and style all on its own, where everyone from rockers to society ladies and indie kids meet. If you’re craving a slice of the Big Apple this Christmas, IMM – Singapore’s largest outlet mall – has got you covered with the latest designer pieces to keep you in style all season long. 

Preppy Chic

As with New York’s most dapper city slickers, you‘re always on the go while dressed to impress. But that doesn’t mean you’re all business all the time. There’s plenty of room to play when it comes to this grown-up collegiate style. Sharp silhouettes and large-scale plaids paired with smart accessories will enliven your uber professional vibe. The finishing touch? A classic watch that announces to the world you mean business. 

On Zach: Oxford plaid blazer, $249 (U.P. $498), gold buckle leather belt, $79.90, and charcoal suit pants, $89 (U.P. $178), Benjamin Barker Outlet. Waistcoat, $49 (U.P. $99), G2000 Outlet. Shirt, $99.50 (U.P. $199), BritishIndia Outlet. Solvil et Titus analogue leather strap watch, $220 (U.P. $275), City Chain Outlet. Samsonite RED Eclang vertical tote, $66, Samsonite Factory Outlet. Penny loafers, $237 (U.P. $395), GEOX Outlet.

On Iman: Stud earrings (part of a set with necklace), $109 (U.P. $159), GUESS Outlet. Classic slim fit suit, $220 (U.P. $850), Sacoor Outlet. Vertical striped shirt, $31.48 (U.P. $62.97), and wide leg cropped trousers, $34.99 (U.P. $69.97), ESPRIT Outlet. Metal top handle houndstooth print round structured bag, $34.90 (U.P. $49.90), Charles & Keith Outlet. Heel boots, $216 (U.P. $360), GEOX Outlet

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Park Avenue Princess

Love sipping on champagne and strutting around in sky-high heels? Then you’re most definitely a sophisticated Park Avenue gal whose wardrobe is packed with frills aplenty, glitter galore, and floaty floral frocks. Play up this sweetly feminine look with a head-to-toe pastel outfit and carefully-coordinated accessories – it’s guaranteed to delight and charm all who cross your path. 

On Iman: Statement earrings, $81 (U.P. $180), Grand flora A-line dress, $410 (U.P. $650), and Rochelle boots, $360 (U.P. $800), Kate Spade New York Outlet. Glitter crossbody bag, $33.55 (U.P. $83.90), Pedro Outlet

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Street Style Star

Street style stars enjoy having all eyes (and lenses) trained on them –and aren’t shy about it. Whether they’re vogueing for the cameras outside the shows at New York Fashion Week or sauntering up and down the Garment District, there’s simply no losing sight of these colourful characters in a crowd.

The key to emulating this style? Think neon hues, animal prints, and colour-blocking all at once for maximum impact with a street edge. 

On Iman: Bucket hat, $47.60 (U.P. $68), and sneakers, $103.60 (U.P. $148), FILA Outlet. Sunglasses, $78, OWNDAYS Outlet. Denim jacket, $244.50 (U.P. $489), Calvin Klein Outlet. Kappa crop tee, $39.90, Kappa Outlet. Leopard print belt bag, $377.30 (U.P. $539), Michael Kors by BuyBye Valiram Fashion Outlet. Calvin Klein woven skirt, $129 (U.P. $430), Outlet by Club 21

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Brooklyn Hipster

Brooklyn’s rebirth as the stomping ground of hipsters has given the borough a millennial makeover. Cue the irreverent mixing-and-matching of athleisure with a rugged, outdoorsy aesthetic: track jackets layered over flannel button-down shirts, or puffer jackets paired with trendy workout sneakers. These outfits are perfect for hiking a mountain trail… or grabbing a cuppa at your favourite café. 

On Zach: Colour block jacket, $214.40 (U.P. $268) and sneakers, $166.40 (U.P. $208), FILA Outlet. Watch (GR-8900A-1DR), $132.30 (U.P. $189), G-SHOCK Outlet. Paint-splattered jeans, $194.50 (U.P. $389), Calvin Klein Outlet.

On Iman: “IT’S OK” hair clip, $9.90 (U.P. $24.90), Charles & Keith Outlet. Puffer jacket, $233.10 (U.P. $259), Winter Time Outlet. Gingham shirt, $114.50 (U.P. $229), and logo denim mini skirt, $139.50 (U.P. $279), Calvin Klein Outlet. Kappa waist pouch, $39.90, and belt, $36.90, Kappa Outlet. MEXICO 66 sneakers, $159, Onitsuka Tiger Outlet

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Downtown Rock

Home to legendary hot spots like CBGB music club, the Lower Manhattan area has long been the centre of New York’s nightlife and subculture. Its heydays may have passed but thankfully, rock’n’roll never dies. Serve up serious attitude with an attention-grabbing ensemble of ripped jeans, a graphic muscle tee, kick-ass boots, and of course, plenty of smoky eyeliner. 

On Iman: Necklaces, $109 (U.P. $159), and $79 (U.P. $109), lace-up PU pants, $99 (U.P. $149), and big link chain bracelet, $99 (U.P. $109), GUESS Outlet. TAKAHIROMIYASHITA TheSoloist. piping detailed embroidered shirt, $486 (U.P. $1,620), Outlet by Club 21. Faux leather bralette, $25 (U.P. $99), Victoria’s Secret by BuyBye Valiram Fashion Outlet. Circular push lock saddle pouch, $37.70 (U.P. $63.90), and red eyelet details heels, $19.90 (U.P. $63.90), Charles & Keith Outlet.

On Zach: Raf Simons sleeveless top, $384 (U.P. $960), 3.1 Phillip Lim mini crossbody bag, $112 (U.P. $560), Outlet by Club 21. Logo plaque bracelet, $59 (U.P. $79), GUESS Outlet. High-cut boots, $249.50 (U.P. $499), Calvin Klein Outlet.

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Concept & Design Brand Lab, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd Photography Veronica Tay, assisted by Phyllicia Wang Art Direction Kim Wong Styling Li Rong Neo, assisted by Shantal Chan, Pricilia Chan & Low Rin Hair Junz Loke Makeup Hong Ling using Makeup Forever Models Iman Fandi/Looque & Zach Lee/Mannequin. Billboard stock images Getty Image