French designer Catherine Malandrino launched her eponymous line in 1998, mixing Parisian glamour with Downtown New York cool. Sexy and sophisticated is the order of the day with her signature jersey dresses, expertly draped in a sumptuous assortment of jewel tones. As comfortable as t-shirts, her creations pack the impact of a gown.

With a full range of outwear and accessories (as well as those must have cocktail numbers), Malandrino has set the standard for urban glamour—and was catapulted to the spotlight when Sex and the City filmed in her Meatpacking boutique in 2002. With just the right amount of carefree attitude, Malandrino is perfect for the girl on the go, whether she’s hitting the cobblestone streets in Manolos or flats.