New York Shopping Guide

West Village/Meatpacking District/ Chelsea/Union Square

La Perla

Swanky bras, undies, and slips from this Italian legend are worth indulging in.
425 W. 14th St. (btw. Ninth/10th Aves.), 212-242-6662, laperlausa.com

Products: Lingerie/Loungewear, Swimwear
Type of Store: Boutique

Puma-The Black Store

Everything in this special "collaboration" store has been designed by famous names. Top pick: Philippe Starck-created cool, otherworldly booties.
421 W. 14th St. (btw. Ninth Ave./Washington St.), 212-206-0109, puma.com

Products: Lingerie/Loungewear, Shoes, Bags
Type of Store: Boutique

Rebecca & Drew Manufacturing

This is this brand's first freestanding store; its innovative shirts are cleverly sized according to chest measurement—32A to 38D.
342 W. 13th St. (at Hudson St.), 212-647-8904

Products: Women's Clothing
Type of Store: Boutique

Ten Thousand Things

Open a nondescript door off the Meatpacking District's main drag and a narrow passageway empties into a cavernous and serene expanse of a store, awash with pieces of driftwood and slate gray brick floors. Besides Ten Thousand Things' own achingly gorgeous collection of delicately strung necklaces, the store carries jewelry by designers like Annette Ferdinandsen and Cara Croninger. 423 W. 14th St. MEATPACKING DISTRICT 212‑352-1333

Albertine

It's nearly impossible to step into any of Kyung Lee's shops (the three are all in a row) on any given weekend without encountering at least one Lucky editor. That's because Lee is constantly taking risks on emerging labels—all with a romantic air—and she's almost always on hand to ensure that everything fits beautifully. Her two most recently opened projects, Albertine Workshop and Albertine General, provide custom reworked vintage dresses and curiosity-shop-like home goods, respectively. Albertine: 13 Christopher St. WEST VILLAGE 212-924-8515; Albertine Workshop: 19 Christopher St. WEST VILLAGE 212-924-8515; Albertine General: 15 Christopher St. WEST VILLAGE 212-924-8515, albertine-nyc.com

Annelore

A Lucky favorite since its inception in 2002, this shop's namesake line has a retro undercurrent. The collection is imbued with a romantic Eastern European influence: Jumpers are made from men's twill suiting, and Prussian-floral-print dresses feature pristine white French cuffs.
636 Hudson St. (at Horatio St.), 212-255-5574

Products: Women's Clothing
Type of Store: Boutique

Apartment 48

This cleverly conceived home decor shop is designed like an actual apartment: There's a Moroccan-influenced living room, an understated kitchen, a chinoiserie-influenced bedroom, a primary-bright nursery, and a botanical-themed bathroom.
12 W. 17th St. (between Fifth and Sixth Aves.), 212-807-1391, apartment48.com

Products: Beauty
Type of Store: Boutique

Aloha Rag

This Honolulu-based operation is probably most known for its website, which is one of the best resources in the world for highly stylish items from designers both luxe (Lanvin, Chloé) and kooky-cool (Hysteric Glamour). What many don't realize is that there's also an all-white, sun-drenched emporium in the far West Village. 505 Greenwich St. WEST VILLAGE 212-925-0882, aloharag.com

Auto

One of the first retailers to move to the now bustling Meatpacking District, this two-storefront home accessories, jewelry, and gift shop is beloved for its ability to root out strong, small labels. You'll see John Robshaw batiked bedding and '60s-ish, rainbow-hued I. Ronni Kappos necklaces. 805 Washington St. MEATPACKING DISTRICT 212-229-2292, thisisauto.com

Balenciaga

Revered for its handbags, particularly its soft, slouchy, insanely popular goat-leather "Motorcycle" satchel; the full range of bags is found here, alongside clothing and shoes.
542 W. 22nd St. (between 10th and 11th Aves.), 212-206-0872, balenciaga.com for more information

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