Good shows never go out of style. Inspired by Sex and the City's return to Kiwi screens, Leila George tracks down New York City's best places to shop

Charlotte

Refined and polished, Charlotte's outfits are stylish without being loud. If you prefer preppy sophistication, pop on down to J. Crew, a US staple that specialises in simple clothes you can wear on high rotation. Check out its crisp white pants and sleek knitted sweaters.

Location: 91 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003

Ralph Lauren

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Charlotte wears Ralph Lauren on more than one occasion during the series. Along with the classic polo design sweaters, Ralph Lauren's collection is all about casual elegance featuring a neutral palette contrasted with the occasional pop of colour.

Location: 888 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

Samantha

From a Dolce & Gabbana leopard print dress to a Maison-Boinet corset leather belt, the essence of Samantha comes through many pieces at Kirna Zabete. The boutique stocks household names as well as rising stars, and many designs err towards bold prints and bright colours.

Location: 477 Broome St, New York, NY 10013

Balenciaga

Luxury brand Balenciaga doesn't come cheap but if you like letting your outfits do the talking, you'll definitely want to set foot inside. From block colour heels and kaleidoscope-swirled boots to boxy coats and "pantashoes" (you've got to see it to believe it), this is the brand you wear to make a statement.

Location: 148 Mercer St, New York, NY 10012

Miranda

Miranda's style is simple and structured. If you prefer masculine cuts and unfussy detailing, investigate the line at Frame. With plenty of wardrobe staples, most of the garments feature a subtle twist to take it from plain to interesting.

Location: Barney's New York, 660 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10065

Eileen Fisher

Like Frame, Eileen Fisher focuses on clean lines and neutral colours to give stand-out silhouettes. This is more of a casual range featuring linen pants and jersey shirtdresses.

Location: 521 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022

Carrie

Carrie once said that the best part of jury duty was that she could shop at the nearby Century 21. This department store is known for selling designer wares at discounted prices. Want a Diane von Furstenberg coat or Manolo Blahniks at half price? This is the place to start looking.

Location: There are numerous stores across Manhattan and Brooklyn

Fivestory

If searching for up-and-coming designers is more your thing then hotfoot it to Fivestory. With luxurious fabrics, interesting silhouettes and unique designs, you'll find a number of garments that evoke Carrie's wardrobe, like the Giambattista Valli floral cape gown — pretty, but also costing a pretty penny.

Location: 18 E 69th St, New York, NY 10065