While traveling from city to city to cover the seasonal fashion shows, many industry folk forgo hotels for more homey locales. Our own editors included: We stay in apartments because you often get more bang for your buck space-wise, feel more like a local, and can easily stock the kitchen with lots of food (and wine) for when you're filing stories and don't have time to go out to dinner.
Lately, apartment rental companies and real estate firms are getting in on the influencer marketing strategy hotels have been using for quite some time. Kim Kardashian spent her spring 2017 New York Fashion Week in an Airbnb penthouse that reportedly rents for $10,000 per night, even though her husband already owns a pretty swanky Soho apartment. Granted, the stay was free — and even came with its own "glam room." Meanwhile, real estate company Douglas Elliman gave Kendall and Kylie Jenner a complimentary NYFW stay at a $27 million, nine-bedroom Tribeca penthouse that's presently on the market. The Jenners have enjoyed their own luxurious, comped Airbnb experiences earlier this year as well.
Here, we did some digging to find some of the most sought-after, extravagant spots you can book if you find yourself in a Fashion Month city. And unlike certain Kardashian-Jenner Instagram posts, this is not #sponsored. We just like looking at fancy apartments. From New York and London to Milan and Paris, get ready for some serious real estate envy.
This Lower East Side loft was gut-renovated by its architect owner, won a “Best of Year” award from Interior Designer Magazine and has a lime green accent wall. Need we say more?
This "HUGE" luxury loft in the Flatiron District is more than just a place to stay. You can host events, small parties and photo shoots here, too.
For those hoping for some team building while covering New York Fashion Week, then this Upper West Side townhouse — with a private garden — is perfect. It boasts four bedrooms and three bathrooms and can accommodate up to 14 people. Bring everyone!
What’s fancier than a penthouse apartment in Gramercy? A penthouse apartment in Gramercy with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a rooftop patio, a washer and dryer, high ceilings, wall-to-wall windows...
This Mayfair flat in London with a black-and-white color scheme is so damn chic. (Probably because the owner is indeed a fashion designer.)
Sure this three-bedroom apartment near Marylebone High Street oddly has LED mood lighting, velvet walls and blackout blinds. But did we mention that the host also offers a daily maid service, a limo for pick-up and drop-off at the airport and champagne and flowers upon your arrival?
The listing for this former boathouse, which overlooks Regent’s Canal across from Shoreditch Park, says you can sleep "under the stars." And that’s because one of its four bedrooms is basically a tiny glass house on the roof. Nice.
If you end up booking this two-bedroom apartment in Milan's Porta Vittoria, chances are you won’t want to leave. Trust us. Take a look through the photos and see for yourself.
Located in Centro Direzionale, this penthouse apartment is pretty serene. It’s minimal in its design — all white, barely any décor, even the stairs are meditative to look at — and there's a Jacuzzi on its rooftop terrace, too.
This three-bedroom-two-kitchen-six(!)-bathroom apartment in Centro Storico — not too far from the Piazza Borromeo — can accommodate up to six fashionable travelers. It’s a super modern home made up of hardwood, stone, marble and a slew of contemporary paintings.
This three-bedroom apartment calls itself a “gem in the heart of Paris,” or Saint-Lazare, to be exact. We love the cool color scheme of black, white and gray with pops of hot pink. Plus, the space looks massive.
We’re getting some royal vibes from this Haussman-style apartment, located in Montparnasse. Every room is just as ornate as the last, so you can feel like a modern-day Marie Antoinette if you want to.
Newly renovated (and we're talking 2016-new) and located in the thick of St.-Germain-des-Pres, this three-bedroom pied-à-terre looks like it was lifted off of a Pinterest board. There’s chevron parquet floors, a dining room with a fireplace and glass chandeliers... On second thought, can we move in?