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The note given to Carrie letting her have the wedding dress was written by Vivienne Westwood herself.
Carrie's famous desk is now a part of the Smithsonian permanent collection. Michael Patrick King wrote to the directors of the institution, pleading to borrow the desk to recreate Carrie's apartment.
This may be the first movie to feature the iPhone as a prop. Carrie needs to call Big, so a friend hands her an iPhone. Carrie tosses it aside, flabbergasted by many non-phone buttons.
"Love Letters of Great Men", which Carrie borrows from the library, did not exist at the time of the film's release. Demands from fans wishing to purchase the book led to many editions of a 'Love Letters of Great Men' book being published, such as those by Ursula Doyle and Becon Hill.
Carrie has the same cell phone as she did in Sex and the City (1998). To show how much time had passed, the producers added tape to it to make it seem worn.
Shot in 69 days.
After Miranda and Carrie have a fight and they talk it over in the cab Miranda took to Carrie's, the cab man is the same person that appeared in the TV show at least twice, for example when all the girls are discussing anal sex in the cab in Sex and the City: Valley of the Twenty-Something Guys (1998).
The book that Carrie removes from a display and replaces with her own when she's on the phone in the bookstore is "Lucia, Lucia" by Adriana Trigiani, which tells the story of another woman who had planned a lavish wedding and was left at the altar.
The Vogue fashion shoot used the real Vogue team: Photographer Patrick Demarchelier, Hairstylist Serge Normant, Makeup artist Gucci Westman, Prop stylist Mary Howard, West Coast editor Lauren Howell, Contributing editor Plum Sykes, and Editor at large André Leon Talley (who also coached Sarah Jessica Parker on how to pose authentically).
The movie was released ten years after Sex and the City (1998) first aired, and four years after the series ended.
Filmed at Silvercup Studios in Queens, the same studio space as the original HBO series Sex and the City (1998).
Kelly Rowland auditioned for the role of Louise.
Carrie wore one vintage belt so often that the costume department nicknamed it "Roger". Costume designer Pat Field had to tell Sarah Jessica Parker to take it off because she was wearing it too much. She wears it when: Carrie and Big find their dream apartment, Carrie tells Charlotte and Miranda that she is getting married, Carrie goes to the Vogue meeting, Carrie and Miranda go Halloween costume shopping, and Carrie and Miranda go to dinner on Valentine's Day.
For the auction scene, Michael Patrick King originally wanted a paddle with 69 on it. It wasn't available, so 969 was used instead.
The main love letter referenced: Ludwig van Beethoven to his 'Immortal Beloved' / Letter 1 / Good morning, on July 7 // My thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved / I can live only wholly with you or not at all - / Be calm my life, my all. Only by calm consideration of our existence can we achieve our purpose to live together. / Oh continue to love me, never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved. / Ever thine....Ever mine....Ever ours.
Victoria Beckham was offered a cameo role but had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts with Spice Girls tour rehearsals.
The film was originally slated for production shortly after the end of the Sex and the City (1998) TV series in 2004. Production stopped when Kim Cattrall pulled out of the film, unable to reach a salary agreement with HBO. They finally reached a settlement in 2007, including a series deal for Cattrall.
According to Pat Field, the flower ring that Smith buys for Samantha is worth approximately $50,000.
The time-line of the film spans a year.
To keep the plot a secret during the shoot, Sarah Jessica Parker put a fake cover, "National Park" by Jesse Lasky, on her copy to keep off prying eyes.
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When Carrie she shows Charlotte and Anthony her label-less vintage suit, the pen tucked in Carrie's dress is a pilot varsity disposable fountain pen, the same pen she always used in Sex and the City (1998).
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Beyoncé Knowles was considered for the role of Louise.
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When Carrie and Big are reading in bed, Pat Field had initially dressed Sarah Jessica Parker in a t-shirt and leggings. Michael Patrick King was concerned they looked too comfortable. He said it was important to show the contrast between Steve and Miranda, who weren't having sex, and Carrie and Big, who were.
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In an interview, Michael Patrick King admitted filming major outdoor scenes that were never meant to take place in the film, to throw the paparazzi off. Due to the presence of the paparazzi and media, several exterior scenes had to be filmed indoors.
H. Stern loaned more than 300 pieces of jewelry to the film.
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The tutu outfit that Carrie models for the girls is the same outfit she wears on the Sex and the City (1998) opening credits.
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The Vogue fashion shoot is the only scene in the movie that isn't fashion directed by Pat Field.
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Presumably, Smith won the two Golden Globes in Samantha's LA office. They were John P. Melfi's Golden Globes, which he won for the TV series. Michael Patrick King said he would've used his own, but they were in New York, and he didn't know how to get them on a plane.
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Highest grossing R-rated female comedy until Bridesmaids (2011).
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Althrough rated R in USA, the film received an "all ages allowed" rating in Sweden.
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The outfits that Charlotte, Samantha, and Miranda wear when they surprise Carrie at the end of the movie at City Hall are the same colors as their dresses for her wedding at the beginning of the movie. (Black, Blue and Red- and they are each wearing the same color that they were wearing before.)
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During the scene where Carrie and the girls are going through all her clothes and Carrie flips through a handful of old record albums, the album in the purple sleeve seen so prominently is Duran Duran's 1982 album "Rio".
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In the scene when Carrie is returning some books to the library, Sarah Jessica Parker is not wearing any mascara. Also in this scene, she is carrying a hat which she never wears as it was actually too small to fit on her head.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The list that Miranda writes for Pros and Cons in regards to Steve are:

Pros
  • Good Father


  • Sweet


  • Good listener


  • Willing to work


  • Kind to Mother


  • Carpenter


  • Plumber


  • Doesn't care if I cook


  • Never criticize (scratched out)


  • Good lover


  • Not threatened by my job


  • Funny


  • Remembers birthday


  • Doesn't take things personally


  • Cute


  • Good body




Cons
  • Affair


  • Sneaky


  • Selfish


  • Doesn't read emotion


  • Uncomfortable at work functions


  • Breath (occasionally)


  • Dependent


  • Nose hair


  • Watches cartoons (scratched out)


  • Had sex with someone


  • Not 'driven'


  • Says embarrassing things


  • Silly


  • Doesn't think about... (cuts off)


When Carrie is coloring with Lily, she colors Cinderella's shoe blue. It's a reference to the blue Manolo Blahnik shoe that Big places on her foot at the end of the movie.
The handbag Carrie gives to Louise is a Louis Vuitton Monogram Motard Firebird bag - MSRP $5,400
  • The Love keychain Louise gives to Carrie is made of gold, designed by H.Stern - MSRP $6,800


  • The outfit Carrie ultimately marries in is designed by Christian Dior, circa 2008, part of the "Cruise Collection" - MSRP $6,000 for skirt and jacket.


  • Carrie's custom couture Vivienne Westwood wedding gown would retail for $22,760


  • The crystal cupcake bag carried by Lilly to Carrie's first wedding is by Judith Leiber Strawberry Cupcake Clutch - MSRP $4,395


  • Louise's bag from "Bag Borrow or Steal", in her first scene in the film, is a Louis Vuitton Denim Bowly Handbag - MSRP around $1,500


  • Carrie's Eiffel Tower bag, carried in the opening scenes while Carrie visits the new apartment, is by Timmy Woods - MSRP $3,000 with crystals, $450 without


  • Louise's multicolored Chanel bag from the scene where she meets Carrie in the cafe after Carrie's makeover is a Chanel Classic Handbag with Flap


  • Carrie's white "I Love NY" bag, seen when she is babysitting Lilly for Charlotte, is by Gucci, the Large 'Joy' NY Boston Bag


  • Samantha's large bright red bag, from the scene where the women meet up on the street in NYC, is a Fendi Medium Bag de Jour Handbag - MSRP $1,680


  • Carrie's off white Chanel tote is the Chanel Large CC Tote


  • The bag Charlotte carries to the fashion show is a Fendi To You Leather Feather Evening Bag - MSRP $1,680


Mr. Big's full name is John James Preston, an homage to Preston Sturges who Michael Patrick King admires most.
From what is visible/legible) On Miranda's Pro list for getting back together with Steve, she lists: Good Father, Sweet, Good Listener, Kind to Mother, Cares about home, Carpenter, Plumber, Never criticizes me (this is scratched out), Good Lover, Not threatened by my job, Funny, Remembers birthdays, Doesn't take things personally, Cute.
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