Bergdorf Blondes is the chick lit début novel of Plum Sykes, an English- born fashion writer and New York “it girl”. The book was released in hardcover on . Laura Barton on the girls about town in Plum Sykes’ Bergdorf Blondes. The reputation of the fairest of the fair sex gets another mauling in Plum Sykes’s label-strewn tale of husband-hunting, Bergdorf Blondes.

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What these characters need is a less money and a lot of therapy.

Bergdorf Blondes

I was sadly taken sykfs because this one was just too much for me. The author is a writer for a few major publications, so her writing was concise but filled with interesting details, and she had a strong voice telling the entire story our protagonist moi. Oh bsrgdorf, when you reach a certain income level, you are “notorious” or “eccentric. Apr 17, Jan brrgdorf it liked it Shelves: Be warned though; in as much as I liked the book for some beach time reading, there’s no character growth.

Though it took a while for me to actually get into the book, somewhere in between the fourth and fifth chapter, I was hooked. The two end up having sex, something that weighs upon the protagonist’s conscience since she has a rule against sleeping with a friend’s ex-boyfriend. With invitations to high-profile baby showers and benefits, more Marc Jacobs lpum than is decent, and a department store heiress for a best friend, our heroine known only as Moi is living at the peak of New York society.

Have blondes ever been so dumb?

There is no significant twist in the plot, she tries to commit suicide, but when you see there pages left to read you realize she won’t die. I read many negative reviews, and they almost put me off reading what is actually the funniest book I’ve read in a long time.


I get sad when some books end then excited seeing another story about them. Is she, in fact, more of a subversive than she seems? It talks a lot about fashion and friendship that revolves around everything material: Blissfully self-interested and flush with the cheeriness that comes from being, well, flush, Miss Disposable Income sashays her way through New York society in search of the perfect P. I know this is one of those books you’re not supposed to like because it’s so girly and fashion here shooes there.

I thought, maybe one day, and moved on. Apr 12, PurplyCookie rated it liked it Shelves: View all 3 comments. All the guests care about is the eligibility of the blonves, but shy book lecturer. Calling sex “going to Brazil” referring to Brazilian waxing and leaving it at that was very clever imo. Moi, then, goes bt Brazil, she goes to the Amazon, she goes to Rio the clitorisand, most dismayingly to Impanema. I may get the meanings through context clues, or through trusty old google.

It is not blondea this book is badly written, nor even that pplum is poorly plotted, although any reader who is not on hard drugs will be required to suspend disbelief to a quite mind-boggling degree. See 1 question about Bergdorf Blondes…. With enormous wit and an insider’s eye, Sykes captures the nuances pplum the rich and spoiled in a heartwarming social satire, featuring a loveable “champagne bubble of a girl” who’s just looking for love and maybe the perfect pair of Chloe jeans.


Moi is quick to point out that she is not blonde, that she has a career, as a fashion magazine writer no less, and that she happens to be a conduit for the lives of the rich and blonde around her. This book is silly and fun.

I like how the typical New York socialite was depicted, even though I’m certain that it was a little exaggerated. Our heroine is seemingly calculated to be cockle-warmingly endearing, on the grounds that she is British and brunette and Ivy Blindes, and lives in a faintly boho apartment.

Bergdorf Blondes – Wikipedia

They search for fiances not husbandsgo to parties, lunches, foreign cities, get heartbroken, get wonderful facials, start book clubs, and finally find love. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

A brutal read that I am still mystified on in regards to the level of hype it received. It was another easy book because the story was fun and i enjoyed her descriptive details. But part of the fun of that is getting to live through the characters, but these characters, I couldn’t wait to get away from.

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It only happens with someone who is very dangerous for you. Well, she has her nose waxed, for one thing.

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