Not an oxymoron: Karen Patwa, math teacher turned designer, brings sexy to smarts. Mix of ready-to-wear and customs for librarians and biologists eager to rip off those horn-rims and shake out thei... read more
Founded in 1899 in Rochester, Hickey Freeman was born from the need for contemporary suiting that would bridge the gap between off-the-rack and high-priced custom tailored suits. Now an all-encompa... read more
Sometime store, sometime performance space, sometime wedding chapel, "revolving storefront" hosts rectangular, industrial space sort of like other rectangular, industrial spaces in Williamsburg in ... read more
Like Betsey Johnson and Cynthia Rowley, BCBG (properly BCBGMAXAZRIA) is a rite of passage for young girls graduating from shopping mall to high street. That's why at their Midtown flagship you'll f... read more
Flagship on Madison Avenue visited by women of all varieties, thanks in part to infamous scene in Sex and the City when Carrie Bradshaw trips, misses the ferry, and yells out "Wait! I lost my Choo!... read more
Though Alice Temperley's designs are sold in more than 290 of the best boutiques and department stores across 35 countries, this 5,000-square-foot Soho flagship is worth the trip. Counting Sc... read more
Few designer lines of clothing photograph quite so well as Valentino's famous dresses and slimline men's suits. Shoes are snappy too, for both ladies and gents. Classic and en vogue at the same tim... read more
A little-known secret about Buglari's most expensive rocks is that many of them are sold on consignment; an unexpected twist for the jeweler, which prides itself on signature wedding and engagement... read more
Fawn over florals at this neighborhood standard, considered by enthusiasts one of the top plant providers in the country. Open over 30 years. Whether you're a nervous bride or a late bloomer stoppi... read more
J.Crew's first dedicated wedding boutique in Manhattan translates the brand's signature style seamlessly to dresses and accessories for the soon-to-be married. As with pricier shops, wedding specia... read more
Downtown location of one of New York's most venerable department stores courts the youth market with edgy looks from emerging designers. One-stop shopping for work, school, and Saturday night. Buy ... read more
All-natural, organic alternatives (no wheat, gluten, dairy, casein, or eggs), great for food allergy-sensitive kiddies and moderately healthy adults. Vegan-friendly with no refined sugar, somehow m... read more
While Bloomies has gone from supplying East Side socialites with every necessary item imaginable to entertaining ladies-who-take-lunchbreaks, the 120 year old shopping institution still has some of... read more
A godsend to the socialite set – but maybe not so much PETA, though J. Mendel's evening wear could seemingly melt any animal lover's heart – with the pelts he incorporates into his incr... read more
The Louvre of NYC shopping, and one of the largest department stores in the world. Boasts nine floors that pack everything from that must-have little black dress to a brand-new mattress and everyth... read more
This Lebanese designer has an innate talent for embroidery and beadwork, weaving Swarovski crystals into her intricately designed evening and bridal wear. Brides-to-be might wander in here with the... read more
Though first floor of enormous city block-long retailer can be daunting -- and full of tourists thanks to nearby Rockefeller Center -- luxury department store is an NYC legend. Dedicated to all thi... read more
You can safely say you've made it in this town if your home is designed by Jonathan Adler. His vintage-inspired furniture spruces up any living room with splashy colors and funky shapes. Handmade p... read more
Texas jeweler Jeri Cohen has been in business for over 20 years now. Upper East Side boutique in Trump Tower hosts everyone from young bankers to ladies who lunch. Arrangements are traditional, and... read more
Sandy tried to leave some literal watermarks, but riverfront perch ...
Restaurant and lounge inspired by early 20th-century music recordin...
For women who love that beach chic look, this spot really does have...
One-stop shopping with great blend of cutting-edge chic and ready-t...
Neighborhood burger and shake spot nabs awesome name, restored Harl...