Nigel Barker on Women's Wardrobes: 'I Buy Every Single Thing My Wife Owns'


(Getty Images) Nigel Barker's best shopping tips

What’s Nigel Barker’s biggest secret? He’s obsessed with shopping—for women! No, no, not in the cross-dresser sense—although it would be comical to see the 6’4” photographer in a floor-length gown. More so when it comes to his wife’s closet.

“I buy every single thing my wife owns,” Nigel told us exclusively in New York City. “Everything from her underwear to her shoes.”

So what else is this The Face star buying for his main girl? Check out his shopping must-haves below.

StyleBistro: What’s the one item every woman needs in her closet?

Nigel Barker: Heels! Heels are very important. I live downtown in New York, and live close to the Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo stores. Yes, they're expensive, but really great. I’m a big fan of good heels on my wife—five inches is never too high for me.

Louboutins not in your budget? Here are some budget-friendly, yet totally chic heels:

"Adria" heels, $80 at Juicy Couture


"Rogue Court 125" heels, $265 at AllSaints


StyleBistro: What would you normally buy your wife if you're going on a romantic date?

Nigel Barker: Dresses. I recently splurged at Barneys on her. I bought nine dresses all at once for different occasions. And I even did a little bargain hunting—I bought everything from a $99 jersey-style dress to a $400 silk dress.

"Raisin" dress, $195 at Sandro

M Missoni knit dress, $485 at Stylebop

StyleBistro: What’s your favorite thing to buy? 

Nigel Barker: Lingerie from La Perla.

StyleBistro: Of course! So aside from lingerie, what else are you buying this summer?

Nigel Barker: Well it’s hot out, and when I think of a beach, I think of a bikini. I always buy lots of bikinis. Most are from Calypso, but you can find a great looking bikini anywhere.
Lurex bikini, $275 at Calypso St. Barth

Copper bikini, $64 at Topshop

And there you have it. What do you think? Would you let your partner shop for you? 

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