16 New York Shops worth a visit!
On this trip I decided to stay away from the bigger department stores like Saks, Bloomingdales and Macy's, as I felt that most of the labels they stock are now available at home, plus my wallet wasn't allowing for any big purchases so I avoided any temptation! Instead I opted to concentrate mostly on the smaller independent stores. Below is a list of a few of the cooler stores I stumbled upon:
- Yellow Rat Bastard. Not my usual style but some really cute tees,
- Steve Alan. A lovely collection of unique designers.
- John Varvatos. Great men's shop. Expensive but timeless key pieces.
- Built by Girls. Fab bikinis and casual gear, BTW bikinis are really expensive in NY.
- The Sock Hop. Loved this shop. Really cool selection of socks and customs made shirts.
- Brandy Melville. Only realised this was a high street store. Nice tees and cut offs.
- Ina. Excellent high end consignment store. They also have a men's store next door.
- E.A.T Gift Shop. Could have spent the day in here. You could buy a present for anyone.
- Ksubi. Australian store specialising in denim
- Something in Mind. Cute dresses and accessories at a good price.
- Lulu Lemon. Favourite workout gear, I've had pieces for over 10 years!
- Zoe. Great store in Dumbo (Brooklyn) but very expensive.
- Comptoir des Cotonniers. Nice french label, it's where I bought my dungarees.
- Madewell. High street american label with nice leather totes and summer dresses.
- Nos. Super chic and classy pieces.
- 3NY. Couln't decide if this was shop was cool or a bit naff, but they had some unique pieces.
I would definitely recommend the Soho region as a starting point for shopping. Elizabeth Street was one of my favourite areas. I wished we had spent more time in Brooklyn as there seemed to be great selection of shops, restaurants and galleries. This list is by no means conclusive, it really is as a result of carefree, aimless wandering! So I must return! I would love your feedback or recommendations of shops for future trips.