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And just like that, Carrie Bradshaw knows how to use Airbnb

It was only yesterday she couldn’t send an email, now she’s renting out her flat to strangers on the internet for $23 a night

Carrie Bradshaw’s beloved, one bedroom brownstone, which cost $750 a month despite boasting a walk-in wardrobe and a Manhattan zip code, is now a holiday rental. Gearing up for the December release of the Sex and The City sequel, Warner Bros and Airbnb have recreated the columnist’s apartment to uncanny effect. From the pistachio-coloured walls to the exact bedspread used in the original show, the lodging is a near replica of Carrie's rent-controlled squeeze, not forgetting Aidan’s burly leather chair, a clunking laptop, and that dreaded answering machine.

On arrival, visitors will be welcomed (virtually) by Sarah Jessica Parker, before receiving a socially distanced tour of their new digs, including Carrie’s closet, which has been stocked with a number of relics, like Pat Field’s tutu, the Eiffel Tower bag from the first SATC film, and, of course, SJP’s own brand of heels. Elsewhere, a nameplate necklace rests beside an old landline, while vintage editions of Vogue are straddled by bottles of vodka and triple sec, so guests can guzzle Cosmopolitans before being shipped off to a “photoshoot experience”. 

It’s an impressive feat considering Carrie once struggled to turn on a computer, let alone back it up, although we did say she probably has a Substack or something now. “I’m excited for our audience to experience Carrie’s New York like never before and walk in her shoes, quite literally, for the first time,” said Sarah Jessica Parker, “the Carrie Bradshaw character is near and dear to my heart, and revisiting her world for the continuation of the Sex and the City story has been such a joy”.

Booking for the apartment opens on November 8 at 4pm. It costs a mere $23 dollars a night, which is an homage to SATC’s premiere date 23 years ago, and is available for two one-night stays.