15 Years Later, ‘Sex and the City’ Writer Defends Carrie Bradshaw’s Controversial Spending

For anyone who has seen Sex and the City, you’ve probably wondered at least once how on earth Carrie Bradshaw managed to afford:

  • that amazing apartment in Manhattan all by herself
  • take taxis every day
  • eat out every night
  • brunch
  • sip Cosmos every week
  • and buy Manolos every other week

when all Bradshaw did was write one weekly newspaper column.

Just how?

Well, fifteen years after “Ring a Ding Ding“, Amy Harris, Sex and the City’s writer and producer, has finally decided to speak about Carrie’s unrealistic lifestyle.


Note: The Ring a Ding Ding episode is where where Sarah Carrie had to choose between buying or losing her place in New York. And in the end, Charlotte bailed her out.

Harris told CNBC:

“Sarah Jessica and I talked about this: We believe [Carrie] paid [Charlotte] back. It was a loan, not a gift, so she did have to learn to save a little, to not spend everything on shoes and clothes.”

She also went onto say:

“In my mind, she had to acknowledge all the shit choices she’d made and the fact that she hadn’t saved a penny and that was a big mistake, and so she was living with that. Carrie learned a lesson. I do believe she sat down every month and wrote Charlotte a check.”

Harris also admits that Carrie’s spending created a division amongst the script writers, stating:

“People are funny about money. The biggest fight we ever got into in the writers’ room was about the money—that was a very big debate. Money is a tricky, complicated thing. Carrie spent it well on things she enjoyed, and luckily it all worked out well for her—I love happy endings.”



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Romana Hai started blogging full-time in 2013 . Fashion Ambitions is more than a blog and more-or-less acts as a portfolio containing brands/collaborations and achievements. Although Romana was born and raised in New York, she currently resides in the Financial District of Boston, MA. Romana attended Penn State University and graduated in 2010 with two degrees: Economics from the Smeal College of Business and Telecommunications from the College of Communications. You can reach Romana at romana@fashionambitions.com.

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