Retail space not limited to body adornments, makes room for art, music, vintage furniture as well. On the personal-style side, stocks Tar & Feather, Gretchen Mongrain, Samantha Pleet. Emanual U... read more
Personal touch abounds at brick and mortar outpost of designer Julie Haus-Alkire. Space furnished with antiques from home, art from husband/partner Jason Alkire. Custom work available, often from t... read more
E-commerce fave converts part-time showroom into full-time, seven-day-a-week store. AstroTurf, slender wood shelving, and country club theme reflect blend of stylish and playful. “Classic but... read more
L.A.-based boutique brings eclectic but savvy selection to Nolita. Designer labels like Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Lauren Manoogian join covetable in-house line. Pieces pu... read more
Starting out, Rag & Bone felt more like a menswear line with some equestrian-inspired duds for the ladies, but that's so not true anymore. With colorful, sophisticated looks, women's line is th... read more
Two stories of blacks, whites, and grays from British ram skull enthusiasts. Industrial vibe, with distressed surfaces, loads of old sewing machines. Denim for the lads, vintage-inspired dresses fo... read more
Like the sugary cereal the name evokes, hooks from the very first bite. Soho destination for dedicated dressers who are beyond trends or runway looks and instead seek designers with unique POVs. Cu... read more
Pop-up specialist sets down roots (literally: check out the arching live-plant walls in the center of the room). International collective retailing up-and-comers. Stone-washed biker shorts by Mary ... read more
Isabel Marant marries sexy austerity and whimsical, colorful bohemianism, as if bridging the gap between Jil Sander and Missoni. Her first New York store is stark and dramatic, a massive, bright sp... read more
Clothes spot born under the sign of Leo takes inspiration from WWII's end in Japan and the opening of Woodstock upstate. Don't be deterred by the cellar stairs. Small shop is friendly, stocked with... read more
From sidewalk vendor to tiny shop owner to slightly-less-tiny shop owner: that's the arc for indie jeweler Szeki Chan. Her handmade twig necklaces, resin rings, and reimagined pocket watches share ... read more
Spare, warmly lit, wood-floored boutique showcases sexy-yet-tailored fashions from eponymous designer. Feminine detailing makes pieces seem far more expensive than they are. Sophisticated theme acc... read more
Like a brick and mortar version of an iPhone app that effectively shops the entire planet and plucks from its bazaars the very coolest, most original looks for women. Scoot down to Nolita to visit ... read more
Otte celebrates ten years by closing up original Billyburg spot, setting up shop in prime Tribeca location. Like sister shops, reps both established and emerging designers. Think Loeffler Randall, ... read more
Like a Goodwill, except with taste. Lovely discards that only a jaded New Yorker could have given up. Get yourself psyched up by lingering over the elaborate window displays (usually stuff that&rsq... read more
First NYC outpost for Los Angeles-born basics line sprouted up in early 2009, and just five months later, a second store opened a few neighborhoods east. Located in Nolita's heavy-traffic zone of P... read more
A brick and mortar subset of their departed first store, Project No. 8, No. 8b supports and expands on the retail manifesto of co-owners Elizabeth Beer and Brian Janusiak. Airy, gallery-like space ... read more
Boston-based consignment shop opens first NYC location, right on Ina's turf. Does stock some high-end stuff (Diane Von Furstenberg, Chanel, Louis Vuitton), but tends to price it accordingly. Denim ... read more
Better known for their work on the New Museum, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of Tokyo architecture firm Sanaa were comissioned for Derek Lam's first brick-and-mortar boutique. Having been friend... read more
One-stop shopping with great blend of cutting-edge chic and ready-t...
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Appointment-only, hour-long guided shopping experience. Second show...