Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave.; 212-753-7300. DiFerdinando calls it a "must" for every fashionista visiting New York City. And the chances of meeting a celebrity are pretty good. Last September, Anna Wintour, Victoria Beckham and Rachel Zoe all made appearances at the store during Fashion Week.

If you go

Merecedes-Benz Fashion Week is Thursday through Feb. 14 in New York City. Go to for schedule of events.

NYC & Company, the city's tourism arm, is offering several promotions that will be available for at least part of fashion week. Options include Restaurant Week Winter 2013 (ends Feb. 8); Off-Broadway Week (through Feb. 10) and two lodging promotions featuring either boutique hotels or luxury hotels. For information, go to

5 (fashionable) things to take

When you're on the go, running to fashion shoots and shows, there are several necessities to get you through the day. Fashion editor and stylist Zoey Washington recommends these Fashion Week essentials:

1.Smythson notebook and rollerball pen. Essential for jotting down trends.

2. Candy. Who doesn't need a quick pick-me-up?

3. Emergency flats. Because heels can wreak havoc on your feet.

4. Umbrella. You must protect your hair and haute couture.

5. Structured tote (preferably Celine). You'll need a fasionable accessory for carrying all your goodies.

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