New York Shopping Guide

Big Chains and Single Labels

Comptoir des Cotonniers

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. 155 Spring Street. SOHO 212-274-0830. comptoirdescotonniers.com

Zadig & Voltaire

Quietly tucked away, this Parisian line espouses a subtly sexy, undone aesthetic. Fitted cargo pants mingle with off-the-shoulder sweateres and lace-edged tanks. 831 Washington St. MEATPACKING DISTRICT 212-989-7300, zadig-et-voltaire.com

Dunderdon

Started by a Swedish carpenter in 1997, this Goteborg-based collection has only three outposts across the globe. The New York store has the feel of a modern barn, which is the perfect counterpoint to its pared-down, workwear-inspired styles. 25 Howard St. SOHO 212-226-4040, dunderdon.com

Topshop

When this famed High Street retailer from the U.K. finally unveiled its three-floor emporium earlier this year, crowds lined up for days to get inside. The wealth of affordable, envelope-pushing items, from leather jackets to floral-print tube dresses, rarely disappoints.478 Broadway SOHO 212-966-9555, topshop.com

In God We Trust

What started as a small operation in 2005 has quickly grown into a mini boutique empire. While the house clothing label used to be available in a wealth of stores across the country, these three spots are now the only sources for snapping up the line's smartly turned-out jackets and Peter Pan-collared blouses. They also sell choices from labels like Eskell. 265 Lafayette St. SOHO 212-966-9010; 153 Ludlow St. LES 212-228‑1055; 135 Wythe Ave. WILLIAMSBURG 718‑388-2012,ingodwetrustnyc.com

Roberta Freymann and Roberta Roller Rabbit

Roberta Freymann scours the globe for amazing handworked textiles and accessories as well as personally designed color-block tunics and beach bags. It all has a place—along with daybeds and end tables—at her two Manhattan boutiques.
153 E. 70th St., 212-585-3767;
1019 Lexington Ave., 212-772-7200,
robertafreyman.com

Products: Women's Clothing, Bags, Decorative/Lighting, Furniture
Type of Store: Boutique

Brooklyn Industries

Reasonably priced casual pieces with an urban slant, like slim-cut canvas utility pants and form-fitting hoodies, are this Brooklyn-based chainlet's claim to fame. They also make great down coats.
100 Smith St. (at Atlantic Ave.), 718-596-3986, brooklynindustries.com

Products: Women's Clothing, Shoes, Bags
Type of Store: Boutique

Flight 001

We can always count on this trendy travel-supply boutique for its stock of chic, playful, and colorful on-the-go essentials, including carry-ons and totes, travel games, pocket cameras, jet-lag remedies, and candles for your hotel room.
96 Greenwich Ave. (at Jane St.), 212-989-0001, flight001.com

Products: Bags, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Henry Beguelin

Beguelin's wickedly supple leather bags are highly covetable.
18 Ninth Ave. (btw. 13th/Gansevoort Sts.), 212-647-8415

Products: Women's Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Furniture
Type of Store: Boutique

H&M

This particular outpost is our favorite of the famed Swedish chain: The lines are shorter, and the lofty layout is the least claustrophobic.
640 Fifth Ave. (at 51st St.), 212-489-0390, hm.com for more information

Products: Denim, Lingerie/Loungewear, Swimwear, Women's Clothing, Bags, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique
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