Says Patricia to the Archive of American Television: "We were going to shoot the opening credits, and so there were conferences about it and so on. I was in a showroom and there was a bucket on the floor, for like, $5 each or something, and I pull out this tulle skirt, and I'm like, 'I don't know, let's just take this. We'll see.'" After shooting the opening sequence a few times with different clothing options, the tutu was the one that made the cut.
As for that "Carrie" necklace? "The kids from the boroughs, they come into my shop… That name [plate necklace] — [the kids from the boroughs] had been wearing forever. It was a staple. So, I was like, 'Let me show her a Carrie necklace, and maybe she would like the idea.' So, I had one made up with her name, and she liked it. After all, it was a piece of New York — a real piece of New York."
And, there you have it! Carrie goes $5 bin-diving and jacks her style from hanging around lower Bowery, just like you. (Racked)