New York Shopping Guide

Nolita/SoHo/Tribeca/Chinatown

Amarcord

Owned by a pair of Italian natives, the newest outpost of this popular NYC vintage chainlet is a slick edge-of-SoHo space full of pieces from big-in-the-'80s names: Martine Sitbon, Katharine Hamnett, Guy Laroche.
252 Lafayette St. (between Prince and Spring Sts.), 212-431-4161, amarcordvintagefashion.com

A.P.C.

Streamlined, classic, and utterly French, this beloved Parisian line has a serious following on both sides of the Atlantic. You can always count on it for a slim-cut trench, a cotton smock, or detail-free jeans.
131 Mercer St. (between Prince and Spring Sts.), 212-966-9685, apc.fr

Products: Women's Clothing
Type of Store: Boutique

Barbara Bui

Clothes and accessories by this half-Vietnamese, half-French designer are defined by sharp tailoring, lots of layers, and an overall Blade Runner feel.
115-117 Wooster St. (between Prince and Spring Sts.), 212-625-1938, barbarabui.com for more information

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

Bloomingdale's SoHo

The six-floor SoHo store has a more youthful, downtown approach than the original uptown Bloomingdale's (see the Upper East Side map). There's a wealth of emerging and small labels, plus lots of shoes and bags from up-and-coming lines.
504 Broadway (between Spring and Broome Sts.), 212-729-5900, bloomingdales.com

Built by Wendy

Chicago native Wendy Mullin turns out pieces influenced by iconic American imagery and themes—Mount Rushmore, prep school, or summer camp—and her garments feature simple, flattering cuts and offbeat details.
7 Centre Market Pl. (between Broome and Grand Sts.), 212-925-6538, builtbywendy.com for more information

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

Calypso St. Barth

Calypso (The first Calypso opened in St. Barths) carries everything from made-in-Italy leather sandals to billowy gauze dresses. The SoHo store is not the largest, but it's our favorite for its uncluttered layout and excellent edit.
179 Lafayette St. (at Broome St.), 212-941-6512, calypso-celle.com

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

Chanel

Primarily accessories are sold at this small yet achingly downtown-cool outpost.
139 Spring St. (between Wooster and Greene Sts.), 212-334-0055, chanel.com for more information

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

King of Greene Street

With enough square footage to rival a department store, this early 2009 addition to Soho—owned by three brothers—offers a wonderfully random and peripatetic assemblage of goods. Italian bikes with lush leather seats and handlebars are scattered about, and everything from Eley Kishimoto's playfully sporty sweaters to Gaspard Yurkievich's overtly sexy dresses Maloles flats and Viktor & Rolf stilettos with sutured-together seams.72 Greene St. SOHO 212-302-5470

Portia & Manny

After boutiques Valley and Sweet Tater shuttered in early 2009, the respective owners teamed up to open this new endeavor: There are a host of spa offerings, along with several racks of expertly selected vintage clothing, including floral-printed '70s tops and Dior gowns. 198 Elizabeth St. NOLITA 212-219-6400

Edon Manner

Styled like an opulent English library, with fashion books inserted into the wall as shelves, white-and-gray-striped wallpaper, and a giant tufted couch accented with fox fur throws, Edon Manor has one of the most aggressively forward-looking accessory selections in the city. Staggeringly high heels—laced with tiny bells—from Azzedine Alaïa are arranged next to Dries Van Noten flats. 1391 Greenwich St. TRIBECA 212-431-3890
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