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Offering a department-store's depth of everything from Marc Jacobs heels to Ports 1961 dresses, it's best to shop here early in the morning when the racks are still organized.
Our list of the most undeniably unmissable spots.
Rooted in an elegant South of France sensibility, this line turns out tunics, crisp pants, and trenches. It has an earthy vibe and is cut in a primarily neutral palette, with loads of citified touches.
Men's boutique Odin burst onto the shopping scene in 2004, transforming the closets of legions of NYC guys overnight. Eddy Chai and Paul Birardi have a real vision for what's cool, and it's equal parts laid-back and tailored. When they turned their attention to women last September, they created a boudoir-like Alice in Wonderland space, where cubbies hold Loeffler Randall heels and stunning silk shifts from Wayne. Bonus: Den, two doors down, is an outlet for both stores.
The premise of this brand-new spot from designer Yael Aflalo is to turn dead-stock fabric into turn-of-the-century-esque pieces, such as silk camisoles with lace-inset backs and simple chiffon jackets. The new line fits right in with the actual vintage items on the wrought-iron racks, like black slips that have been artfully reworked into dropwaist dresses.
There's no shortage of excellent museum stores in New York, but we're inclined to put Cooper-Hewitt's at the top of our list. Run by a former product manager for New York's most inspiring home goods shop, Moss, it carries an expertly curated selection of modern design hits, all arranged in bright green cubes within a darkly glamorous vestibule of Andrew Carnegie's former mansion. Spindly candlesticks from Ted Muehling rest next to an array of coffee-table books and Rodarte necklaces.