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New York Fashion Week is on and many Chicagoans are in the Big Apple attending runway shows and taking note of the latest trends. I caught up with some of my favorite and most stylish locals to see what items help them endure the chaos. Then, I included where in Chicago you can find these essentials. Not only will they help you survive Fashion Week, but they will also get you through any week in this concrete jungle we call Chi-Town.

Jena Gambaccini, Blogger (

Mophie Juice Pack: As you can see, I'm kind of addicted to social media... which isn't great for my iPhone battery life. I knew a bunch of people last year with the Mophie juice pack so I decided to get on board for this fashion week and have a fully charged phone... all day, everyday.
Best Buy, 875 N. Michigan week essentials

Yanira Garza, Stylist (

Emergen-C: I caught a nasty bug that sent home early last season and bed ridden for days. My schedule is twice as packed this season and I cannot risk it. Plus, this gives you a little energy boost!
The Vitamin Vault at Walgreens, 1601 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Taneisha Jordan, Blogger (

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme: I don't wear much makeup during Fashion Week (Why bother? Free makeovers are practically at every corner) but I always make sure to add a bold and opaque red lip. It makes you look put together even when you're not. And with a creamy finish, your lips will stand out against any black ensemble.
MAC Cosmetics, 900 N. Michigan Ave.

Brandon Frein, Stylist (

Statement Outerwear: Especially in February, it's all about the outerwear. To be taken seriously, you've got to look like you know a thing or two about style. I spend more time coordinating coats, scarves and hats than almost anything else. And I usually take more than one coat.
Scoop NYC, 1009 N. Rush St.

Ana Fonua-Terrazas, Blogger (

Cire Trudon Candle: As a seasoned traveller, I am no rookie to living out of my suitcase and calling a hotel room my temporary home. So, to ensure that I can create a familiar space of relaxation, I always travel with a candle. After a long day of shows and showroom visits, my candle is the key to helping me unwind.
Jayson Home, 1885 N. Clybourn Ave.

Gabriel Charles Tyler, Blogger (

Nature Valley Granola Bars: It's Fashion Week - who isn't on a seven-day diet? What I love about these snack bars is the fact that they're all the nutrition you need minus the guilt of breaking the Fashion Week fast. They come in plenty of tasty varieties, but the Oats 'n Honey is my addiction of choice. Slip them in your bag and discretely munch on the go.
City Target,  1 S. State St.
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