Last week's big screen debut of “Sex and the City: The Movie” has women (and some men) a-twitter.
But the question most fans really want to ask: What are Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda wearing and where can we get it?
Almost as soon as filming began, stills of Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw appeared online. By now, most “Sex and the City” style trackers have seen the Eiffel Tower purse, the floral-print dresses and flower pins, or the argyle knee socks paired with platform sandals.
Clothing and accessories retailers have assembled “look for less” options for shoppers eager to steal the style of the movies' leading ladies, or fans may choose from a range of officially licensed goods.
“For whatever weird, wacky reason, this show connected with women in a big, bad way,” said Michael Levine, media expert and founder of Levine Communications Office in Los Angeles.
And part of that appeal naturally extends to fashion.
In one scene, a character namechecks Bagborroworsteal.com, the Web site that allows the cash-strapped to rent Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton bags. The site is offering members the chance to rent bags from collections inspired by Carrie and company.
Cosabella, makers of fine lingerie, has turned its relationship with the series into character-inspired collections to coincide with the film.
When Parker launched her clothing line, Bitten, at Steve & Barry's stores, fans of the show flocked to the chain for her low-priced designs. The chain joined the merchandising fray with “SATC” themed T-shirts and tank tops.
If nothing else, fans can always celebrate by shopping the “Sex and the City” items for sale at store.hbo.com, including a “Sex and the City” charm bracelet or a tote bag or apron.