A nod to the power brokers and style mavens of Manhattan’s tony Upper East Side, the Stephanie Johnson Madison Avenue Collection elevates basic black to a whole new level of luxury in sleek obsidian sequin and velvet crocodile.  Designed for the lady with an affinity for the finer things in life, gold metallic zippers, sumptuous amethyst liner and glossy black patent tab zipper pulls prove that like the upscale designer boutiques that line the famous NYC Boulevard, everything about this coterie is carefully curated for those with discerning taste.

Here are some of the other items on my luxe list for autumn in the Big Apple:

1.  Donna Karan Sleeveless Draped Jersey Dress

2.  AG Stevie Cords in Wine

3.  J.Crew Fluted Skirt in Double Crepe (Ivory)

4.  Hermes Point d’Orgue Silk Scarf

5.  Paul Andrew Print Panel Over the Knee Boot in Black

6.  Tiffany & Co Elsa Peretti Round Earrings in 18k Gold

7.  Burberry Metal Plate Rubber Trench Coat in Oxblood