15 Mercer Street
Scott Morrison, the founder of 3X1, the 4,000-square-foot custom-jean emporium in SoHo, is clearly crazy about denim. All of his jeans are constructed using single-needle sewing machines, with hand-painted buttons and custom-made RiRi zippers.
Barney’s New York
660 Madison Avenue
A New York City mainstay since its doors opened in 1923, Barney’s is an iconic luxury department store outfitted with high-end and often unconventional designers.
754 Fifth Avenue
Bergdorf Goodman was founded in 1899 and sells the world’s most illustrious designers across the board, from Jimmy Choo to Dolce & Gabbana, Prada to Gucci.
203 Grand Street
This award-winning Brooklyn boutique has been turning heads ever since owner Jen Mankins opened her first store in Brooklyn 15 years ago. Mankins travels the world looking for inspiration; you can always count on finding an exciting new designer there, as well as established masters like Isabel Marant and Alexander Wang.
63 Crosby Street
Roommates in law school, Matt Breen and Brian Trunzo left their lives as attorneys in 2013 to start their own menswear boutique—and garnered a following at once. Carson Street’s collection is curated masterfully, infused with all the pieces a modern man would need, from classic tailored suits to sportswear options.
Dover Street Market
160 Lexington Avenue
This seven-floor, multi-brand store in Murray Hill is the vision of Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons, and has become a go-to destination for the fashion-obsessed. The men’s and women’s sections are deliberately merged throughout the store, encouraging shoppers to peruse the collections androgynously, allowing for unexpected inspiration.
21 East 65th Street
A 20th century collection of offerings from such celebrated jewelry artists as JAR, Tiffany and Bulgari. Especially impressive, the boutique’s central case is dedicated to choice Cartier pieces from all periods of the luxury house’s lifetime.
18 East 69th Street
Offering unique designer home furnishings, jewelry, accessories, shoes and men’s and women’s clothes, this Upper East Side boutique is known for its classic vintage styles as well as its many playful modern pieces.
125 Fifth Avenue
As evidenced by its name, Intermix is known for “mixing” trending styles by the most sought-after designers in unexpected ways. With Stella McCartney, Valentino, Phillip Lim, Rag & Bone, Missoni and Helmut Lang in the mix.
477 Broome Street
Founded and curated with great care by Sarah Easley and Beth Buccini, best friends from college who worked in fashion and magazines before starting this cutting-edge boutique.
510 Greenwich Street
Miller’s Oath is a modern spin on a family clothiers company founded in 1906 in South Dakota by six brothers, the Millers, who set out to make hand-tailored menswear. More than a century later, Millers Oath is a reincarnation helmed by the Miller brothers’ descendants, determined to keep up the tradition of high quality.
28 Bond Street
Based in New York City, Oak is an up-to-the-minute brand specializing in men’s and women’s clothes, shoes and lifestyle accessories with a big city street-wear edge.
168 Duane Street
Based in Hong Kong, this men’s haberdashery takes a hard line on high quality. Working with artisans who care deeply about the particular stories each article of clothing can tell, the Armoury never stops searching for the next timeless design.
68 Washington Street
A 35,000 square-foot space in DUMBO, Brooklyn, Zoe is distinguished from other high-end retailers by the immense variety of labels it carries. Featuring brands like Lanvin, Alexander Wang, Diane Von Furstenberg and Chloe, Zoe is always a runway show ahead of the curve.