New York Shopping Guide

Our list of the most undeniably unmissable spots.

The Top 100 Boutiques in New York

Fille de Joie

Styled after a Parisian boudoir, this over-the-top spot—complete with Persian rugs and leopard-print ottomans—offers an exuberant selection of Christian Dior slips and sequined bed jackets. 197 Grand St. WILLIAMSBURG 718-599-3525

Malin Landaeus

Helmed by stylist Malin Landaeus, the color-coded racks are loaded with pristine picks from the '50s through the '80s. 157 N. Sixth St. WILLIAMSBURG 646-361-0261

Narnia Vintage

This sliver of a spot is particularly well-loved for sticking to current trends: It's all vintage inside, but nothing ever feels dated. 161 Rivington St. LES 212-979-0661

Odd Twin Trading Co.

This Park Slope newcomer has a retro sensibility, as evidenced by the snap-button blouses and perfectly worn-in leather jackets. 164 Fifth Ave. PARK SLOPE 718-633-8946

Pilgrim

This brand-new endeavor on the outer edge of the Lower East Side is home to Bonnie Cashin—designed Coach bags and Courrèges shifts, along with a house collection of '60s-inspired silhouettes. 70 Orchard St. LES 212-463-7720

Shareen Vintage

The original Shareen occupies a gigantic warehouse in L.A., and though it only opened in 2006, it's quickly become the place in town to score affordable vintage. Owned by a former stylist, the selection at the New York store is slightly more pared down but just as spot-on, like perfectly turned out winter coats and printed shirtdresses. Call ahead, since hours are kind of erratic. 13 W. 17th Street, Second Fl. CHELSEA 212-206-1644

Stella Dallas

Packed to the rafters, this long-standing store is best-known for trafficking in party dresses, which makes it one of the first places to go if you need a special-occasion, one-of-a-kind gown. 218 Thompson St. GREENWICH VILLAGE 212-674-0447

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

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

Edith Machinist

Vintage stores blanket downtown, but this one stands out for its every-piece-is-a-winner stock—from silky tux-style blouses to glam ostrich-skin clutches.
104 Rivington St. (between Essex and Ludlow Sts.), 212-979-9992
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