Notable Destination: New York City Part Two

A couple of weeks ago I gave you your SEE, DO, EAT & DRINK (see Part 1). Now it’s time to SHOP NYC, and for this I turned to stylist Karla CarolAnn to help compile a list of worthy boutiques that you might want to bookmark for your next trip. We go from Chelsea to LES and then over to Brooklyn, and I’ve got a few essential neighbourhood eateries to note once you’ve worked up an appetite 

Neighbourhood: Meatpacking District/Chelsea

410 West 13th Street
Vintage – Interiors
Arhaus is a collection of pieces from around the world, featuring both modern and vintage in a luxe two-story space. 

Chelsea Market (pictured above)
75 Ninth Avenue
Women, Men, Interiors
Jewelry, Apparel, Accessories, Books and Gourmet Food
Famous indoor market the length of an entire New York City block. 

Nicholas Kirkwood
807 Washington Street
Womens Footwear
British shoe designer favoured amongst in-the-know fashionistas. 


Scoop (pictured above)
430 West 14th Street
Women, Men, Children
Apparel, Accessories, Footwear, Vintage, Denim
This West Side location encompasses an entire city block and is known for on trend labels of the moment.

605 Hudson Street
Apparel, Accessories, Beauty
Feminine and flirty inspired with touches of vintage. 

Alexander McQueen
417 West 14th Street
Women, Men
Apparel, Accessories
Amazing space featuring out-of-this-world designs that are McQueen’s legacy. Worth the visit even if you don’t plan to shop. 

177 Seventh Avenue
Cut and dry design with products all about pH balance. Also carries unique scents such as rum body wash, which is delightfully delicious, as well as a lip balm that is the only one I now use. 

Barneys CO-OP
236 West 18th Street
Women, Men, Young Men, Juniors
Jewelry, Apparel, Accessories, Footwear, Denim, Beauty
Edited selection and newer designers featured at this location. 


BLACK by Comme des Garcons (pictured above)
112 Tenth Avenue
Women, Men
Pop-up/temporary shop with a wallet-friendly capsule collection. 

Christian Louboutin
59 Horatio Street
Accessories, Footwear
For any ladies after a red sole in addition to their fabulous wardrobes. 

Diane von Furstenberg 
874 Washington Street
Apparel, Accessories, Footwear, Swimwear
Flagship DvF where patterns and colours will be found to one’s desire in this beautiful space. 

Family Jewels Vintage Clothing 
130 West 23rd Street
Women, Men, Interiors
Fabrics/Trims, Jewelry, Apparel, Accessories, Vintage, Swimwear
For over thirty years this 23rd Street shop has been selling vintage pieces to hungry fashionistas. 

68 Gansevoort Street
Apparel, Accessories
Concept store by New York-based designer Giovanna Randall. 


Jeffrey New York (pictured above)
449 West 14th Street
Concept Store
Women, Men
Apparel, Accessories, Footwear, Beauty
Fabulous shoe selection to be found here. 

72 Gansevoort Street
Jewelry, Accessories, Activewear, Denim
Rock’n’roll inspires this Japanese brand in a 3,200-square-foot space where every Thursday there is a party.  

New York Vintage
117 West 25th Street
Jewelry, Apparel, Accessories, Footwear, Eyewear, Vintage, Swimwear
Vintage couture, need I say more?

809 Washington Street
Women, Men
Apparel & Accessories

Z Spoke 
875 Washington Street
Apparel, Accessories
Z Spoke’s first store features a more affordable collection from Zac Posen.  


EAT & DRINK: Kickstart the day at Cafe Grumpy (pictured above) with a proper NYC coffee. This is the Chelsea outpost of the same Greenpoint, Brooklyn cafe featured in the HBO series Girls.

For a late dinner, Hanjan in Chelsea/Flatiron mixes up a fantastic Korean Spice cocktail. Ordering the Spicy Ramyun, only served after 10pm, is a must!

Neighborhood: Lower East Side

105 Henry Street
Women, Men
Domestically produced, vegetable tanned leather goods. 

Doyle & Doyle
189 Orchard Street
Specialty Store
Jewelry, Vintage
Fabulous vintage and estate jewelry. 

Hester Street Fair 
Hester Street and Essex
Saturdays Only
Women, Men, Interiors
Jewelry, Apparel, Accessories, Footwear, Vintage
Features up and coming artists and designers. 

157 Rivington
Apparel, Accessories, Footwear

83 Rivington Street
Apparel, Accessories
Imported menswear labels featured such as Thierry Mugler.


EAT & DRINK: When you are shopped out, walk over to the Bowery Hotel (pictured above) for a drink (the cast of SNL are regulars here). For dinner, freshen up for a highly coveted reservation at Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria. A brilliant brunch destination is Prune. Always a wait here on the weekends, so skip down the block to Juice Press. Their super green Mother Earth juice set me straight after an indulgent evening out, while the gluten-free Sin-o-Bun has to be one of the best things I’ve ever tasted.

Neighborhood: Williamsburg/Greenpoint

203 Grand Street
Women, Men, Young Men, Interiors, Children, Juniors
Jewelry, Apparel, Accessories, Denim, Intimate
Favoured fashion destination in Brooklyn not to be missed. 

Brooklyn Denim Co. 
85 North 3rd Street
Women, Men, Young Men, Juniors
Apparel, Accessories, Denim
Warehouse-style shop offering over thirty brands of denim for men and women to choke from. 

Neighborhood: Fort Greene/Clinton Hill

Brooklyn Flea
Williamsburg Location – 27 N, 6th Street between Kent Ave and East River.
Women, Men, Interiors
Floral/Gourmet, Fabrics/Trims, Jewelry, Apparel, Accessories, Footwear, Eyewear, Vintage, Denim, Books
Vintage treasures, emerging designers and plenty of food. 

Neighborhood: BoCoCa

The Brooklyn Circus 
150 Nevins Street
Apparel, Accessories, Footwear
It’s urban, it’s classic, it’s vintage all rolled into one. 

Neighborhood: DUMBO

Half Pint Citizens 
41 Washington Street
Eco-Green, Apparel, Accessories, Footwear
Fashionable, charming, fun and environmentally-friendly. 

Modern Anthology 
68 Jay Street
Vintage, Interiors, Men
Timelessness, high quality, masculine. 

NOS Men’s Store 
15 Front Street
Apparel, Accessories, Footwear
For the fashion-conscious gentleman. 

68 Jay Street
Women, Interiors
Jewelry, Apparel, Accessories, Beauty
Great spot to find unique local designer collections.

Zoe (ed note: bought a great Velvet dress here last summer)
68 Washington Street
Women Apparel, Accessories, Footwear
Eclectic mix of designers featured from Givenchy to Rag & Bone.

gran electrica 

EAT & DRINK: My last recommendation for a food fix is Gran Electrica (pictured above). This joint serves authentic bebidas, alongside traditional Mexican street fare, in an artful environment. Their garden patio is the place to be on a summer evening!

Other Notables
The Do-Over: In preparation for the celebratory reopening on July 4th, tickets for the Statue of Liberty National Monument are now on sale.    

Visitors will have access to The Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island for the first time since Hurricane Sandy, as well as the Statue of Liberty’s crown, pedestal, observation deck, museum, and grounds.  

Tickets will be available through September 2, 2013 and can be purchased online here.