Manhattan

Aedes De Venustas

Antique glass shelves lined with a twinkling collection of the world's rarest perfumes (and delectable candles from Ladurée) make this boudoir-ish "temple of beauty" 
feel like a den of heirloom opulence.


9 Christopher St., 212-206-8674, 
aedes.com

Sandro

A swinging '60s London vibe permeates this French 
retailer's offerings. Mod-chic silhouettes updated with leopard-print Peter Pan collars and edgy leather paneling feel completely effortless—and entirely covetable. Watch this spot—Sandro is set to make big waves stateside, one chic fille at a time.

415 Bleecker St., plus other locations, 212-510-8390, 
us​.sandro-paris.com

Amarcord

Blessedly uncluttered and color-coded, Amarcord's medley 
of upscale European clothing and accessories dates to the 1940s. Fancy lines (YSL, Pucci, Dior) 
are given equal rack real estate with others you've never heard of but are about to totally fall in love with.

 

252 Lafayette St., Ste. A, 212-431-4161, amarcord
vintagefashion.com

Aritzia

You'll fight the crowds at this Canadian retail giant's double-decker stateside flagship, but while its distinctive in-house brands, outstanding denim selection, and gentle price tags justify some elbowing, remember that the sunlit 
second floor is far 
less trafficked.

524 Broadway, plus other locations, 212-965-2188, aritzia​.com

Babel Fair

Think of Erica Kiang as your personal shopper—only she gets to shop the entire world. 
Every six weeks, Kiang embarks on a global pilgrimage and brings back treasures like Peruvian oil vials, Spanish-print pants, Korean denimwear, and a particular Japanese meowing cat camera that we're sort of obsessed with.

260 Elizabeth St., 646-360-3685, babelfair.com

Billy Reid

Buried deep inside Billy Reid's dark, wood-paneled flagship is his refreshingly un-prissy women's line, complete with his signature tailored trenches, crisp shirtdresses and woolen coats.

 

54 Bond St., No. 2, 212-598-9355, billyreid.com

Christina Lehr

Growing up above Henry Lehr's Soho clothing store inspired Christina Lehr (yes, she's his daughter) to launch her own flagship in Tribeca and stock it with her line of cool, comfortable and highly wearable striped cotton tees and drawstring 
pants.

 

139 Reade St., 212-608-1000, christinalehr.com

Cloak & Dagger

First you spot the red suede pumps. Then you spy the Karen Walker sunglasses. Next you get to a shelf with Clare Vivier clutches and, over there, you see an ivory pintucked top. Then it hits you: This store is like getting trapped inside a giant closet owned by the coolest girl ever.

441 E. Ninth St., 212-673-0500, cloakanddaggernyc.com

Dolce Vita

We've always loved Dolce Vita for wedges and booties that don't cost much (but look like they do). Now, its steadily expanding line of apparel (silk printed blouses, A-line skirts, cozy knit ponchos) is becoming a budget-friendly force in its own right, and in their New York boutique, the pieces share quarters with stacks of Blank denim and an array of West Coast-cool jewelry by Vanessa Mooney.

 

255 Elizabeth St., 212-226-0635, dolcevita.com

Duo

An American flag and worn wooden armoire get the message across that Duo, started by two Minnesota-born sisters, is an homage to both the past and patriotism. The store favors emerging 
local designers who produce in the U.S., 
as well as vintage staples like a flannel-lined khaki anorak and brown leather ankle boots.

337 E. Ninth St., 212-777-7044, duonyc.com

Kiehl's

I stock up on shampoos and lotions at the original Kiehl’s store in the East Village. It’s been around since 1851 and looks like an old apothecary. The products look so chic in my bathroom. – By Coco Rocha, model

109 Third Ave. and other locations, 212-677-3171, kiehls.com

Kiosk

Don't be scared by the dark, graffiti-filled stairwell—you're in the right place. This secret spot is full of international home pieces (red lamp shades from Hong Kong, wooden utensils from Sweden), all displayed on illuminated tiered shelves along with typed-up tales of the item's origin.

95 Spring St., Second Fl., 212-226-8601, kioskkiosk.com

Love, Adorned

Lori Leven started with tattoos and has moved on to killer accessories. At her spacious Nolita shop, earth-tone ceramic pots and colorful fabric tassels dangle above a collection of vibrant stone pendant necklaces, raw crystal-encrusted cuffs, and chunky engraved silver cocktail rings.

269 Elizabeth St., 212-431-5683, loveadorned.com

Nest Interiors

The functional and the pretty converge 
at this Chelsea 
home haven, where sleek dark wood side tables, agate crystal coasters, delicate 
gold wire tree sculptures and oversize embroidered pillows are all artfully crafted and often locally produced. 


172A Ninth Ave., 212-337-3441, nestinteriorsny.com

No. 6

It's hard to choose between the Correll Correll chiffon skirts, Raquel Allegra shredded silk tees and No. 6's private-label line of wear-'em-forever-and-ever wood-sole clogs. But, if forced, we go with the clogs.

6 Centre Market Pl., 212-226-5759, no6store.com

Partners & Spade

Wit abounds at this appointment-and-weekends-only storefront that's part cheeky art gallery, part eclectic rare 
book dealer, and part eccentric lifestyle shop (note 
the rolling salt and 
pepper shakers 
and customizable trophies). And all 
of it is a full and convincing testament to cofounder Andy Spade's remarkable brain. When you pop by, make sure to check out Sleepy Jones, Spade's line of lazy day-cool loungewear.

40 Great Jones St., 646-861-2827, partnersandspade.com

Thomas Sires

Adorable mini striped tees and tulle tutus only momentarily distract from this year-old shop's feature attraction: Fiona Thomas and Allison Sires' eponymous line of tailored wool trousers and Aran knit sweaters for grown-ups.

 

234 Elizabeth St., 646-692-4472, thomassires.com

Tocca

Australian designer Emma Fletcher brings Tocca's ready-to-wear line back to life with 
a collection of proper lacy blouses, high-waisted silk scalloped shorts and woolly double-breasted swing coats that are sold alongside the brand's much-beloved beauty line.

 

605 Hudson St., 212-255-3801, tocca.com

Tokio 7

The whacked-out green-and-yellow-painted walls might suggest otherwise, 
but this consignment mecca packs a serious stockpile of high-
end, gently used designer everything. Recent spottings include a pebbled Chanel wallet and a sharp-shouldered leather Balmain jacket, which we maybe wore around the store for an hour.

 

83 E. Seventh St., 212-353-8443, tokio7.net

Treasure & Bond

Buy one of the eco-friendly ikat blankets, a set of Himalayan pinwheel coasters or a rugged-looking leather pouch by Jo's Handbags, and one hundred percent of the profits will go 
to a children's charity. Not that you'll need an excuse.

 

350 W. Broadway, 646-669-9049, treasureandbond.com

INA

The swankiest consignment shop in the city is INA. You’ll find great ’80s Chanel jewelry or ’90s Gaultier dresses. Inventory changes daily, so visit often.

101 Thompson St., plus other locations, 212-941-4757, inanyc.com

Longchamp

So you want an investment bag. Look no further than Longchamp. I recently modeled for the brand’s campaign, and we put those bags through hell, kicking them, throwing them, doing every horrible thing you can think of to them. At the end, they all looked as good as new. – By Coco Rocha, model

713 Madison Ave. and other locations, 212-223-1500, longchamp.com

Saks Fifth Avenue

The store that most embodies New York is Saks Fifth Avenue. There’s so much history wrapped up in that brand! And the shoe department is so big, it literally has its own zip code.

611 Fifth Ave., 212-753-4000, saks.com

Scoop NYC

I’m a good friend of Zac Posen and a big fan of his Z Spoke line, which has the perfect little black dress that I’m dying to wear. You can get it at Scoop.

861 Washington St. and other locations, 212-691-1905, scoopnyc.com

Wendy Nichol

Breeze into this teeny studio-slash-store and you'll likely find the designer intently at work, stretching and stitching sumptuous leather, Mongolian horsehair and intricate textiles into her line of ubiquitous bullet bags and satchels.

 

147 Sullivan St., plus other locations, 212-431-4171, wendynicholnyc.com