Patricia Field Closing Her Bowery Boutique

The costume designer's eponymous store and refuge will shut down this spring.
December 07, 2015

The city's about to get a lot less sexy.

At 74, famed costume designer Patricia Field is closing her downtown boutique after 50 years.

“I know that my clients are going to be sad, because they come in and tell me that there’s no store like this in the world,” the Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated fashion icon told the Daily News. “But I’ve gotta watch out for my health and myself...I want to open my social life back up, and go to the gym for a swim every day. I can’t do normal things anymore, and I’m feeling it.”

The boutique and its website will close in spring 2016, but expect major liquidation sales—“Come and help me get rid of all of it!” she says—future pop-up shops, and maybe a book.

The out New Yorker is best known for her gasp-worthy work on Sex and the CityUgly Betty, and The Devil Wears Prada, but her eponymous shop has been a refuge over the years for queer fashion designers, artists, and other nightlife notables. Her celebrity clients include Debbie Harry, Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Kelly Osbourne, Anne Hathaway, Avril Lavigne, and Caitlyn Jenner.

Field opened her first store in the West Village in 1966 and then relocated in 1971 to 10 East Eighth Street, where she stayed for three decades. She purchased her current shop on Bowery between Bleecker and Houston Streets in 2012. Field recently hosted Scooter LaForge's Wear Art, Not Junk! exhibition-benefit.

Watch a recent interview with Field below.