New York City is the undisputed fashion capital of the United States. It's a mecca for major designers and up-and-comers alike, and let's not forget the shopping. No vacation is complete without a stroll through the streets of SoHo. But insiders know the best way to shop the city is by visiting the New York City boutiques that set the Big Apple apart.
Tucked into the coolest neighborhoods are a handful of shops that insiders constantly have on their radars. Stocked with buzzy brands like Vetements and Attico, as well as more budget-friendly (but equally chic) picks, this is the real way to shop like a New Yorker. Below we're highlighting 11 shops New York girls frequent. Pull out Google Maps, plug in these addresses, and prepare yourself: You're about to have the best shopping trip of your life.
What started out as an obsession with the perfect leather jacket has turned into a clothing line that NYC girls wear on the regular. While the classic moto is a must, there are plenty of other cool seasonal pieces at the retailer's SoHo flagship.
Where: 19 Mercer St.
Can't make it? Shop Veda's website.
3. Maryam Nassir Zadeh
Since opening her Lower East Side store in 2008, Maryam Nassir Zadeh has created something of a cult following on the indie fashion scene. Her showroom is known for showcasing rising independent designers like Lauren Manoogian and Mari Giudicelli, as well as her own collection of clothing and footwear.
Where: 123 Norfolk St.
Can't make it? Visit Maryam Nassir Zadeh's website.
4. Assembly New York
6. Frankie Shop
If you haven't peeped this affordable yet luxe shop's goodies before, you're in for a treat. With a mix of its own line and brands like Paloma Wool and Rachel Comey, you're sure to find something Insta-worthy to take home with you.
Where: 100 Stanton St.
Can't make it? Visit Frankie Shop's website.
7. Mansur Gavriel
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If this shoe wall alone isn't enough to have you heading straight to Totokaelo's SoHo location, there are four more levels housing merch from Vetements, Acne Studios, and Rachel Comey to suck you in. Want a tip? Never go in a rush, because you'll never want to leave.
Where: 54 Crosby St.
Can't make it? Visit Totokaelo's website.
Inconspicuously tucked between two closed storefronts, this family-owned boutique sells everything from handmade home goods to locally made clothing. Next time you're waiting in line for a seat at one of NoLIta's trendy restaurants, you've got to stop in.
Where: 181 Mott St.
Can't make it? Visit Warm's website.