Not long after alighting in N.Y.C., Moore makes a beeline for the Lower East Side and Edith Machinist. "The best vintage stores are on Stanton, Rivington and Ludlow," she says. "At Edith Machinist recently I bought this beautiful, bubble-gum-pink Oscar de la Renta cocktail dress with a little belt and Peter Pan collar." Her next stop? "Castor amp Pollux in the West Village has amazing stuff," says Raina Penchansky, Moore's regular shopping companion. "We both love Phillip Lim and he's sold there."
Edith Machinist 104 Rivington Street,near Ludlow Street; 212-979-9992. Castor amp Pollux 238 West 10th Street, between Bleecker and Hudson Streets; 212-645-6572.
From the Lower East Side, Moore hoofs it north to Nolita to peruse the latest knitted confections at Mayle. "I am obsessed with Mayle," says Moore of the cult line designed by Jane Mayle. "There's so much attention to detail. I always walk away with a few little sweaters and cardigans. You can wear them with a T-shirt and jeans or over a dress for a funky edge."
Mayle 242 Elizabeth Street, between Houston and Prince Streets; 212-625-0406.
When on the West Coast, Moore spends hours poring over the cool up-and-coming brands at Hillary Rush, including dresses by Nili Lotan, Erin Fetherston and Alexander Wang, shoes by L'autre Chose, and graphic swimwear by Brette Sandler. "It's our number one store in L.A.," says Penchansky. They also love the jewelry at Kaviar and Kind. "Anita Ko is our hands-down favorite jeweler in L.A.," says Penchansky. "If we're lucky enough, I can get her to come over and see us at Mandy's house with all her jewelry. Mandy wants to get this diamond and gold scarab ring that is just incredible."
Hillary Rush 8222 W. Third Street; 323-852-0088. Kaviar and Kind 8533 W. Sunset Boulevard; 310-659-9523.