Sophie Slotnick and I have both been on the lookout for candid street style and summer fashion trends exempt from any premeditation. So on behalf of Downtown, we took our skeptic eyes to the streets of Lower Manhattan to seek out our favorite fashionable strangers.

From Washington Square Park to Battery Park, from Union Square to SoHo, and from Flatiron to South Street Seaport, Sophie and I left no stone unturned. She did the talking, I did the photography, and together we’ve compiled the trendy, the daring and the elegant.

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Waverly Place


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South Street SeaportDSC_1994


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Battery Park