Insider Shopping Cart is a monthly series where the figures behind fashion’s biggest luxury retailers break down the items they’re actually spending their money on.
Moda Operandi has a dedicated spot within my Chrome bookmarks tab, and as a fashion editor that says a lot. Whenever I’m scoping out a big new luxury purchase, Moda Operandi (or as my fellow editors simply call it, Moda) is usually the first place I check to see if they have it in stock (and they usually do). Founded in 2010 by former Vogue editor Lauren Santo Domingo, the retailer is a relatively new player on the luxury scene, yet has quickly gained a reputation as a go-to among industry insiders.
Routinely one of the first to have that fresh off-the-runway Prada collection or that hard-to-find colorway of Bottega Veneta bag, Moda Operandi’s eclectic selection of exclusives is just the tip of the iceberg. The New York-based retailer also does things a bit differently than its shopping competitors: offering extras like digital trunk shows—limited-time buying events that allow shoppers to order from upcoming designer collections before they even hit stores—and global showrooms that take the digital experience brick and mortar with immersive events and opportunities to browse before you buy.
Since Moda Operandi always seems to be one step ahead, it made perfect sense to ask the stylish minds behind the brand about the pieces that matter to them for the season ahead. Keep clicking to see what each member of the team is adding to their shopping cart right now.