Tastemaker: Jon Alagem

Founder, Trendabl

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Jon Alagem, the financier turned tech entrepreneur, has an eye for style. He recently launched Trendabl, the app that allows you to share and discover fashion whenever, wherever your iPhone gets a signal. From boutiques to bars to people watching benches, Jon’s favorite spots in New York certainly offer their fair share of photo ops

What’s your favorite cocktail? 
My cocktail preference changes monthly, but this month I would say I’m pretty into the Old Fashioned at Acme.

What shop do you hit when you want to treat yourself? 
For apparel, I love Brunello Cucinelli. For non-apparel, Italian Wine Merchants (I think I could live there).

Ear InnWhere do you blow off steam after a long day?
I would say the Ear Inn. Easy place to grab a beer, and a great spot to sit outside when it’s nice out.

Where’s the best place to people watch? 
Definitely Soho, which has the most eclectic mix of fashion in NYC. If you sit on the bench outside of Balthazar you’ll feel like you’re at a runway show.

Il BucoWhat’s your go-to restaurant for the perfect date?
Il Buco. Some of the best Italian food I’ve ever had, and the setting is very warm and romantic.

Where do you go to buy a gift for the lady in your life? 
Fivestory on 69th Street. They have really cool, hard to find items from apparel to accessories to home goods.

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