The Many Shoes of Carrie Bradshaw: Nor did Patricia Field, the quirky costume designer who put names like Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo on our radar and made the ladies who loved them fashion icons. Click through the slideshow above and let us know which trend is your favorite!
The ladies' shoe of choice was undoubtedly the Manolo Blahnik. Although they dabbled in the work of Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin towards the later seasons, nothing ever compared to the Manolo.
The show's best Manolo-moments include the season 6 episode called "A Woman's Right to Shoes," where Carrie's brand new Blahniks were stolen at a baby shower. The hostess is completely unsympathetic to Carrie's plight, and shames her for spending so much when there are other priorities—like family. Childless and single, Carrie sends them an invitation to her wedding—to herself These days, you'll find that many people will roll their eyes if you order a Cosmopolitan—but that's only because the "SATC" gals made it so popular that it's become played out.
It's unquestionably Carrie's signature drink, so much so that when going through a drive-thru at a fast food joint, she proclaims, "Hi, I'd like a cheeseburger please, large fries and a Cosmopolitan. Carrie replies, "Because everyone else started. Although our society's cupcake obsession continues to reach new heights, it was the "Sex and the City" girls that first put it on the map.
This catapulted Magnolia to being the "It-cupcake" spot, and spawned countless knockoffs. Every time you get a cupcake handed to you at a PR event, you have "Sex and the City" to thank, basically. Every episode, it seemed that Carrie emerged with yet another Fendi Baguette.
They became the unquestionable It-bag, and they still have cache today. The bag was immortalized in the season 3 episode "Sex and Another City," where Samantha discovers she can find fake Fendis that look almost perfect in Los Angeles. Her plan goes awry when she accuses a Playboy Bunny of stealing her purse at a party, only to find out that the Bunny was not the culprit and has the real version after all.
The ladies are kicked out of the Playboy Mansion, and lose their taste for fakes once and for all. New York based frozen yogurt chain Tasti D-Lite was one of Charlotte's favorite for their low calorie treats that taste almost identical to regular ice cream.
Hoards of New York women everywhere who wanted to emulate everyone's favorite Park Avenue princess immediately rushed to Tasti D-Lite after a season 6 episode in , prompting massive success for the chain. In the season 3 episodes where the quintessential New York ladies head to Los Angeles, they discover the Brazilian wax.
What initially shocks them becomes a staple in their spa routines—and it did for American women as well. As soon as the treatment was shown on TV, it skyrocketed in popularity. Hey, it may be painful, but if Samantha Jones can handle it, so can you. The rise of the once sleazy Meatpacking District in the s it was a hub of drug dealing and prostitution immediately paralleled the timeline of "Sex and the City. The show depicted the area as a covetable neighborhood, with PR exec Samantha scoring a snazzy apartment there, and the gang regularly brunching at hotspots like Pastis above.
By the end of the show's run, the Meatpacking District was the hottest neighborhood in New York City. This trend was everywhere in the early s, and while some pulled it off, more often than not it translated into a major fashion faux-pas. Naturally, Carrie was one of the rare few who made this work effortlessly. While sometimes, a large flower pinned to her blouse seemed out of place, it's these quirky touches that made Carrie's style what it was.
If only so many suburban moms didn't follow suit. These days, having a Mac computer is pretty commonplace—especially in the media industry. But it wasn't always that way. Carrie's incessant writing on her black PowerBook G3 made the computer more than a prop, it was a main character on the show.
Ask any super fan who was a PC user pre-Carrie: They've probably since switched, and they're probably still afraid of " Control-Alt-Delete. At first, the show decided to make Carrie—a sex columnist—a constant smoker originally Merit Ultra Lights in the first season, then Marlboro Lights.