The Kardashians Take Manhattan
by jill sieracki
Since Kourtney and Kim Kardashian arrived in Manhattan last fall to open their third Dash boutique and film the latest installment of their hit E! Network reality series, Kourtney & Kim Take New York—which premieres January 23—it seems the city has been in a frenzy for all things Kardashian. (The sisters’ new book, Kardashian Konfidential, is available at bookstores citywide.) Throngs of fans and paparazzi staked out the Smyth hotel in Tribeca after photographs of the girls exiting the property first appeared in the tabloids. A black, tinted-window Escalade near their Soho boutique can cause the most posh to perk up and pay attention. Even The New York Times found itself struck by the sisters, reporting on the booming Kardashian brand in its heralded Style section. So how do Kim and Kourtney feel about Manhattan? It appears they are loving us right back.
What made you decide to move to NYC?
KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN: We wanted to open a Dash store in New York. Scott [Disick, Kourtney’s boyfriend] is from New York—his parents live here—so he was beyond excited.
KIM KARDASHIAN: We love it here! We wanted to expand our Dash brand and felt New York was the next best place to open a store.
What’s been your favorite part about living here?
KOURTNEY: I love the energy—the sounds, the lights, the architecture, the museums, the restaurants, the shopping...
KIM: The energy in New York is honestly like none other. I’m such a workaholic; this city fits my nonstop personality.
photographs by jerritt clark (dash store); david crotty/patrickmcmullan.com (kardashians); bobby bank/wireimage.com (kardashians in park); sgm photography (provocateur); joe k. (red carpet)