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Confessions of a Shopaholic turns out to be rather adorable, and the New York shopping scenes all hew pretty closely to reality. (Not so much the portrayal of the magazine industry, but whatever, it's a chick flick.) Four notable mentions:
1.) Barneys. This movie loves Barneys. The white-on-black logo gets prominent placement on hangers and shopping bags, and a crucial plot twist takes place in the dressing room.
2.) Angel Street Thrift Shop. The charity store at 118 W. 17th Street in Chelsea gets a cameo as a slightly scary place where Isla Fisher's character's new dress (from Barneys, obvs) accidentally winds up.
3.) Yves Saint Laurent and Asprey. The climactic kiss at the end of the movie takes place on the shopping stretch on Madison Avenue between 70th and 71st Streets.
4.) Christopher Totman and the rest of Mott Street between Houston and Prince. Isla Fisher's character lives in Nolita, which means this whole block gets a lot of attention. Totman's is the only name we caught, but if anyone else has seen the movie, do let us know other store names in the comments.
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