By Mackenzie Brewster; Photography by Brandon Schulman

Shira Suveyke

VP Global Buying, THE OUTNET

| Flatiron

Breaking into the fashion industry is no easy feat. A good eye and refined taste may get you in the door, but these days, it’s the things that will set you apart—like, say, a knack for numbers—that get you the corner office (and subsequent dream closet, of course). Take Shira Suveyke, the VP of Global Buying at Net-a-Porter’s equally stylish and more budget-conscious cousin THE OUTNET, who knows a thing or two about differentiating herself to rise to the top. After beginning a career in finance, she spent years merging the seemingly-opposite worlds of analytics and aesthetics at brands like Ralph Lauren, J.Crew and GILT. Now living up to her global title at THE OUTNET, she’s got her perfectly polished finger on the pulse of multiple cities, both sartorially and culturally speaking. From Omakase massages to Flower District escapades, she is the kind of cosmopolitan woman that THE OUTNET so effortlessly enables its consumer to be. Here, Suveyke sits down with CITIPHILE to reveal her little black book on NYC.

COFFEE OR TEA: Coffee. Toby’s Estate (MAP IT, x) is on my way to work and it never disappoints.

ALL-TIME FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Il Cantinori (MAP IT, BOOK IT, x) is my all-time favorite restaurant and it’s my date night standby too. I order off the menu— you can always ask for the pasta bolognese.

LADIES LUNCH: If I have a business lunch, I like to go to ABC Kitchen (MAP IT, BOOK IT, x) near my office.

AFTER-WORK HAPPY HOUR: I like to stop into the Edition Hotel (MAP IT, x). The “Mexican Bull” (tequila, fresh ginger, lime, agave and pineapple juice) is the perfect cocktail after a long day.

BEST BRUNCH: Café Gitane in Nolita (MAP IT, x)— the avocado toast and the neighborhood are both classics!

BEST PEOPLE WATCHING: Via Quadronno (MAP IT, x) is always good for a cappuccino and people watching.

GUILTY PLEASURE: I love going to Marta (MAP IT, BOOK IT, x) to treat myself to a quartino of wine and the Salsiccia pizza (pork sausage, Crimini mushrooms, mozzarella and pecorino) when I am feeling indulgent.

FIRST THING I MISS WHEN I’M AWAY: The convenience— having everything at your fingertips 24/7.

REGULAR AT: I live close to the Flower District so I love to walk over early on Saturday mornings and search for fresh branches or see what the vendors have in stock that season. It’s also the perfect place to pick up an orchid for a hostess gift.

DELIVERY GO-TO: When you travel often, it can be a treat to stay home and cook. Eataly (MAP IT, x) is my neighborhood staple for groceries and Italian delicacies. If I don’t have everything I need [to cook], I turn to Postmates for any last-minute ingredients or wine.

TO RELAX AND UNWIND: I head downtown to The Shibui Spa (MAP IT, x) at the Greenwich Hotel for a customized facial, then the Omakase massage. It is the most tranquil spot in the city.

CLOSET CHECK: My style is polished and feminine, but it has an edge that reflects my non-stop travels and the energy of NYC. For my everyday fashion needs, Net-A-Porter and THE OUTNET offer same-day delivery service which has saved me many times! 

BEST HOME DÉCOR: My interior style is contemporary, but I like to mix in antique pieces as well. 1stdibs (x) is my favorite site for vintage finds. I also like Melet Mercantile in Montauk (MAP IT, x) and Wyeth in Sagaponack (MAP IT, x). 

BEAUTY BLACK BOOK: The Tracie Martyn Salon (MAP IT, BOOK IT, x) is a treasure tucked away on lower Fifth Avenue– the re-sculpting facial is a must. I’m also a huge fan of Glamsquad (x): on-demand blow-outs in the comfort of your own home.

ULTIMATE NY MOMENT: I was on 5th Avenue with my buyers, running late for a market appointment and there were no cabs in sight. Suddenly a Good Humor pedicab stopped to offer us a ride. We rode 20 blocks laughing, eating ice cream and praying we’d arrive in one piece. CP

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