City-inspired style: Represent NYC without looking like a tourist

Foam Statue of Liberty crowns. Plastic, apple-shaped sunglasses. Matching I love New York T-shirts.

We New Yorkers have an unmatched sense of pride in our city, but the thought of buying almost anything sold in a souvenir shop makes us cringe about as much as the idea of hopping on a red, double-decker bus.

Luckily, high-end designers and Etsy’s creative types are catching on to the fashion appeal of showing NYC pride, minus the cheese factor.

Designer Elie Tahari is so taken with the Big Apple, he made it the focus of his fall DesigNation for Kohl’s collection. As Tahari put it, “I am thrilled to… create an accessible collection that draws influence from the city that inspires the rest of the world– New York City.”

And we’re thrilled to live here. Here’s how to rep your hometown without looking like you just stepped out of Times Square.

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