NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Bloggers are the “it” girls of the fashion world.

They are the ones who now sit on the front row of fashion shows and are sought out by designers and fashionistas alike.

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With Fashion Week kicking off Thursday, bloggers Karen Blacnchard of and Mercedes Sanches of joined The Couch to give us a preview of what the events will bring.

For tips on where to head this Fashion Week in New York City, check out our guide to best events for the public. Also, see our picks for the five best bars and restaurants to catch the celebs in town for all the fashion shows.

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