As one of the fashion capitals of the world, New York is legendary for its innovative fashion, department stores, and groundbreaking designers. Here are the best boutiques in New York!
What Goes Around Comes Around (351 West Broadway, Manhattan)
This store is known everywhere for being one of the best places to find vintage designer apparel and accessories for men and women. Bloggers, celebrities, and collectors put a lot of faith in this boutique. The owners are meticulous with authenticating products and have been buying for over 20 years.
The Primary Essentials (372 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn)
Showcasing home products from local designers and artisans, this is one of Brooklyn’s chicest home goods store. You can find a curated list of jewelry, ceramics, textiles, beauty products, books, and other distinct items. As the name suggests, the products are functional yet beautifully crafted.
Otte (121 Greenwich Avenue, Manhattan)
After moving from Brooklyn to Tribeca, the boutique carries a collection of various designer’s lines. From Vince to Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, they also carry harder to find designers such as Sweden’s Rika and Australia’s Something Else by Natalie Wood.
Catbird (219 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn)
Self-proclaimed the “Brooklyn mecca for all things sparkly and exciting,” Catbird is just that. Carrying the perfect necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, they count Liv Tyler and Michelle Williams as fans. The boutique showcases 30 emerging designers in-store and stocks a range of products from affordable to more expensive, decadent pieces,
Odin (199 Lafayette Street, Manhattan)
Odin is a men's store that carries a mix of the classic staple brands like Rag & Bone as well as hot new brands like Burkman Bros. An exciting and favorable feature about this boutique is that new items are always being brought in, not just seasonally.
Since the store tends to be on the more casual side, you can practically curate your entire wardrobe here. It has a reputation for being the must-go place for the style-savvy.
Creel and Gow (131 East 70th Street, Manhattan)
The one-stop house decorator haven for one-of-a-kind finds counts Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus buyers as fans. Co-owner Christopher Gow is a former Sotheby's sculpture expert that travels the globe looking for the best and most eccentric items.
Some finds include trays with butterfly wings from Brazil, a narwhal tusk from an arctic whale, and armor jewelry from the Maio tribe in China. While the prices are not low, you are paying for one-of-a-kind pieces you won’t find anywhere else.
Clic Bookstore & Gallery (255 Centre Street, Manhattan)
Former Calypso St. Barths founder Christiane Celle launched a gallery-bookstore hybrid focused on photography. Each month the gallery rotates and features new photographers’ work. The purpose of the boutique is to make a photography gallery affordable and not intimidating for shoppers. The bookstore portion carries a range of coffee-table books of portraits, landscapes, and paparazzi shots.
Taschen (107 Greene St, Manhattan)
Originally a comic book store, Taschen evolved and began specializing in smaller, pocket-sized art books. Along with expressive and thought-provoking art books, Taschen also makes pocket-sized guides to mainstream topics like 60’s cars and Christmas.
Taschen has become known as the ultimate bookstore experience and makes you feel like you are in a museum dedicated to the art of loving books.
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