There are certain things no NYC visitor should miss out on: bagels, pizza, and a walk in Central Park. But for anyone looking to do a little shopping, there are a few unique locales to add to your list. New York women flock to a handful of stores that capture the essence of the city's forward-thinking style.
These nine institutions are brick and mortars that locals love to frequent. Some have flagships in the city, but not all originate here in NYC. Still, each holds something special for fashion It girls of the Big Apple. So when you need a break from picking out your Airbnb, take a second to jot down these shops.
Read on to check out and shop the nine must-visit shopping spots!
Veda was born in 2008 when Lyndsey Butler set out to make the perfect leather jacket. Now you'll spot the brand's cool designs all over fashion week.
When this sportswear label opened its NY flagship, the sleek space became a must-visit destination for insiders in SoHo.
You already know Reformation's online shop, but the two Manhattan outposts of the L.A. original are too cool to miss out on.
When this buzzy store opened its first New York outpost at 54 Crosby St. last year, editors and insiders were queuing up to snap an Instagram inside the luxe location.
Since it opened its first store in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood in 1999, Otte has expanded to five locations, earning a reputation as a go-to destination for luxe yet functional pieces.
This London transplant is a must-see space thanks to it’s out-of-this-world installations and avant garde fashion, all in an expansive building in Murray Hill.
Though the first Creatures of Comfort opened in Los Angeles in 2005, this minimalist-meets-modern store has been situated on Mulberry Street since 2010. Here you’ll find pieces from coveted and cool fashion lines, including its own collection.
This iconic department story is the holy grail for New York luxury shoppers. Located on the Upper East Side next to the Plaza Hotel, it carries just about every designer brand you could imagine.
This luxury retailer is now a major player across the country and online, but its history began in 1923 on the corner of Seventh Avenue and 17th street in Manhattan.
Longtime friends Olivia Wolfe and Steph Krasnoff opened this quirky store on Grand Street in 2012. Expect to find everything from dresses by up-and-coming designers to statement-making accessories.