City Pulse

By Susan Romero

This page as PDF

If you’re looking for unique holiday gifts this season, Aerin Lauder’s Private Collection Boutique should be your first stop. No, it’s not a bunch of old make-up that your mother wore. The collection, which debuted last week at Bergdorf Goodman, includes 100 exclusive, timeless items personally selected by Aerin that capture the essence of Estee Lauder. Even a modern fashionista needs a vintage touch every now and then.



Imagine breaking out one of the feather light distressed gold make-up or toiletry bags in front of your friends as they ask, “Where did you get that?” The light gold bags look fashionably worn and come with zipper or envelope flap closures. Or you might want to slide on the golden leather Lanvin ballet slippers with a sturdy flexible rubber sole that seems like it would last forever. If you love stylish make-up, put yours in the large golden alligator design compact. There are also scented guest soaps and a Tuberose Gardenia scented shell pendant in gold. For coffee table book collectors, there is a linen covered book of photographs taken by Viktor Skrebneski called Five Beautiful Women. The new 20th anniversary edition book contains pictures of Estee Lauder models taken in the 1960s and 1970s.



Shopping for gifts in this collection is stress-free since they are neatly located on two small shelves tucked away in the back of Bergdorf’s serene Beauty Level. I would definitely grab the ballet slippers or the gold travel bags which are sure to be popular and forever gifts.

Originally published December 2007

Deals of the Day


Leave a Comment

* Denotes a required field

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Become a BN NYC Subscriber

Deals of the Day


Currently Popular

Social Media

How to get pouty, fuller and more luscious lips in 5 minutes without injections or surgery -…

About 11 hours ago from BeautyNewsNYC's Twitter via Twitter Web Client


Latest News
  • 71ao-fnzq7l-_sl1500_
  • 5 Travel Solutions: In The Bag
  • Fear of flying? Want to hang a lightweight hammock wherever you roam? We have 5 travel solutions for you that will change everything.

  • Strength Training Explained by Chris Hasfal
  • From strength training to metabolism, Chris Hasfal, General Manager of The Manhattan Athletic Club/Brooklyn and all-around fitness extraordinaire knows all the moves when it comes <... >

BN NYC Podcasts
  • self_tanning_featured
  • Self Tanning – Tips and Tricks
  • Our resident Beauty News NYC videographer, Haley Thompson, tackles self-tanning for bronze beauties this summer. Tune in to in to this latest How To primer for tips and tricks to dazzle like the sun.

Visit Fashion Industry Network