But thanks to modern technology, you don't have to book a flight to LaGuardia or live in one of the five boroughs to shop the best of New York boutiques. This new SoHo storefront is the first in the world to sell exclusively Alexander Wang apparel. Looking for a bargain on designer clothes? So charge up your own espresso maker or crack open a cold brew and start clicking. Pin FB ellipsis More.
A photo posted by Kirna Zabête kirnazabete on Jan 7, at 3: A Soho shopping institution since , Kirna Zabête is basically the designer destination for the chicest, most discerning of downtown girls, adventurous uptowners and in-the-know tourists.
The two founders and former sorority sisters Beth Buccini and Sarah Easley stock the store and website with their select finds from a laundry list of the most brag-worthy labels—from Azzedine Aläia to Delpozo to Saint Laurent.
Maryam Nassir Zadeh , the store, has become a downtown retail destination ever since Maryam Nassir Zadeh, the designer and entrepreneur, set up shop in the Lower East Side in Fashion aficionados flock to the cult favorite to peruse pieces edited and selected with Nassir Zadeh's minimalist-chic aesthetic in mind. There's kind of a theme going on here: Cool girls open cool shops, and the same goes for Otte , which has five locations all over Manhattan—uptown and downtown.
But to give credit to founder Kay Lee's eye for style and real estate, she opened up the first Otte location, not in Manhattan, but in Williamsburg, Brooklyn 15 years ago. Now New Yorkers don't need to travel far to shop their closest Otte storefront for curated clothing and accessories from the likes of Alexander Wang, Jonathan Simkhai, Ryan Roche, and Otte's in-house label full of updated classics and luxurious knits. And you only need to commute to your computer. This South Williamsburg boutique was opened in by a cool married couple, Briana Swords and R Smith, in a former factory space, which basically means it's really hip.
The 2,square foot-plus space houses the partner's handpicked selection of pieces from 75 menswear, womenswear and accessories labels, including, Samantha Pleet, Samuji, and Stutterheim unisex outerwear—and their website virtually houses it all, too. By Fawnia Soo Hoo Mar 21, 7: Located on bustling 34th Street, the world's largest department store can seem like a universe all its own.
Barneys set the standard for the cool, upscale department store, and it lives up to its reputation. There is only one Bergdorf Goodman store in the world, a globally renowned institution located at the world's crossroads of fashion at Fifth Avenue and 58th Street among New York City's leading flagship stores, providing a singular experience in fashion and unparalleled service for the world's most discerning customers.
Everything you'd find in a Nordstrom department store—accessories, children's clothing, housewares, men's and women's shoes and garments—you will likely find here at a discounted price and a season or two later.
This four-story uptown outpost of the legendary French luxury brand stocks everything Hermès. New York City's new Gucci flagship store—the world's largest—features three glass-enclosed floors of the line's legendary clothing, accessories and more.
McQueen's eponymous label continues to produce edgy garments and a skull-embellished designs. Alluding to the architectural style of a palazzo but adding a modernist edge, the Valentino flagship was designed by architect David Chipperfield. This new SoHo storefront is the first in the world to sell exclusively Alexander Wang apparel. In , Algerian-born French designer Yves Saint Laurent and partner Pierre Bergé launched the label that is today credited with the creation of such fashion staples as Le Smoking suit the first women's tux , the safari jacket and the shirtdress.
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