Sarah Jessica Parker is seen apartment hunting on New York City"s East side

Sarah Jessica Parker is sexy in the city… in a clingy T-shirt dress

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15:21 GMT, 16 August 2012

In Sex And The City her character Carrie famously loves her apartment.

And it seems Sarah Jessica Parker, takes apartment hunting just as seriously as she headed out in New York to find a new pad.

On the hunt for new digs, the Sex and the City actress stepped out in an eye-catching tight striped dress which showed off her perfectly toned body.

Sarah Jessica Parker

SARAH JESSICA PARKER

Perfectly styled: After an outfit change into another fabulous outfit, SJP continued her hunt for the perfect home

Perfect figure: Sarah Jessica Parker looked effortlessly gorgeous as she stepped elegantly into her waiting car

Perfect figure: Sarah Jessica Parker looked effortlessly gorgeous as she stepped elegantly into her waiting car

Although a downpour flattened her long
hair, SJP -as she is affectionately known, carried off the casual chic
look, to perfection.

The 47-year-old actress paired
her dress with smart heels which accentuated her famously tiny frame.

Walking with a look of great purpose, Parker slung a dusty pink Nina Ricci handbag diagonally across her chest, and carried a rolled up magazine in one hand.

Parker
and her husband, Matthew Broderick, have been a focus for real estate
gossips for years, regularly seen hunting for the perfect piece of real
estate for their expanding brood.

SJP

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker

Hunt: Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick, have been a focus for real estate
gossips for years

Casual: Sarah Jessica Parker opted for a Nina Ricci dusty pink leather bag to accentuate her relaxed look (although her face looks very determined!)

Casual: Sarah Jessica Parker opted for a Nina Ricci dusty pink leather bag to accentuate her relaxed look (although her face looks very determined!)

Step to it! SJP looks like she is focused as she gets ready to start her hunt

Step to it! SJP looks like she is focused as she gets ready to start her hunt

Step to it! SJP looks like she is focused as she gets ready to start her hunt

When the couple purchased a West
Village brownstone in April last year for close to $19 million, many
sensibly assumed the hunt was over.

In
June, President Obama and the First Lady even made Parker and
Broderick's apartment the first fund-raising stop on the President's
campaign trail.

But the couple have been seen apartment hunting again this year, most recently in Brooklyn in March.

Later in the day the actress changed into an eye-catching satin shirt and matching satin shoes.

On a mission: Sarah Jessica Parker was seen out today apartment hunting on New York City's East side

On a mission: The 47-year-old actress wore an eye-catching purple satin shirt and fabulous satin heels

What's in the box Parker stepped out of a black SUV carrying a red box

What's in the box Parker stepped out of a black SUV carrying a red box

Ultimately, another move boils down to privacy, a source familiar with the celebrity couple's hunt told The Huffington Post earlier this year.

They are hoping to ditch their West Village for 'something more private, laid-back and discreet', the source said.

Parker also owns a $21 million Upper West Side duplex, which she calls her 'work' apartment.

Warm welcome: The Sex and the City actress hugs a male friend

Warm welcome: The Sex and the City actress hugs a male friend

Parker and Broderick, who have been married for over 14 years, have three children: 11-year-old James, and three-year-old twin daughters, Marion and Tabitha.

Parker has publicly commented on the struggles between maintaining a balance with her career and family life.

'For me it has been hard to say no [to work],' she said. 'I wanted a family but before I had a family I was a career person. I've tried to marry those two things and sometimes it is successful and sometimes it is not.'

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