New York Shopping Guide

Upper West Side and Midtown West

Bebe

For the largest Bebe selection, head to the dramatic, sprawling Columbus Circle location (in the Time Warner Center). Here you'll uncover more of its signature modern-bombshell pieces—liquid satin halter dresses, body-skimming trenches—than anywhere else in the city.
10 Columbus Cir. (at W. 58th St.), 212-262-2690, bebe.com

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

BOC

The Upper West Side used to be a bit of a retail wasteland, but in the last few years huge operations like Barneys Co-op and Intermix have popped up. Despite the competition, Böc, which debuted in 2005, remains the best one-off store in the neighborhood, with a gigantic sales floor and a truly impressive roster of talent, such as Margarita Saplala, Rory Beca, and Gary Graham. 491 Columbus Ave. UWS 212‑362-5405, bocnyc.com

Clothingline/SSS Sample Sales

Each week, a new batch of pieces from small labels (we've spotted Tocca, Rag & Bone, and Milly) is liquidated in this warehouse-like bilevel Garment District space. Log on to Clothingline's website (see below) to find out about upcoming sales. 261 W. 36th St. (between Seventh and Eighth Aves., 2nd floor), 212-947-8748, clothingline.com

Club Monaco

Their latest (and by far best) branch, in a landmark firehouse on Columbus Avenue, features their reliably sleek clothing as well as some chic home goods.
211 Columbus Ave. (at 70th St.), clubmonaco.com for store information

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

Domus

We always want everything at this eclectic Hell's Kitchen housewares shop, which stocks a colorful mix of European imports, vintage goods, and one-off pieces in styles that range from mod to country.
413 W. 44th St. (between Ninth and 10th Aves.), 212-581-8099, domusnewyork.com

Products: Beauty, Decorative/Lighting, Tabletop, Gifts/Design
Type of Store:

Macy's

This legendary space is perhaps the best-known department store in the entire city—it's anchored Herald Square for more than 100 years. Shop for everything from sexy stilettos to KitchenAid mixers.
151 W. 34th St. (at Broadway), 212-695-4400, macys.com

Montmartre

The most under-the-radar of the New York City chainlets is Montmartre, which is named for the hilly, scenic Parisian neighborhood. We're especially fond of the Columbus Circle shop, which stocks winning selections from Nanette Lepore, Milly, and Alice + Olivia. 10 Columbus Cir. (at W. 58th St.), 212-823-9821, montmartreny.com

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

Steven Alan Outlet

Closeouts from Alan's famed Tribeca boutique flood the racks. 465 Amsterdam Ave. (between W. 82nd and W. 83rd Sts.), 212-595-8451, stevenalan.com

Wink

Now with three locations across the city, this accessories powerhouse serves up playful, reasonably priced pieces, from bright enameled bangles to acrylic-gem-studded headbands.
188 Columbus Ave. (at 69th St.), 212-877-7727, winknyc.com

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