Manhattanites are a people of many vices – we stay up too late, we love dining out and we all harbor pretty serious shopping addictions. So when the fashion industry rolls in from style hubs around the world, you better believe we’re bringing our A-game. New York Fashion Week kicks off today, and in preparation we have rounded up eight of our favourite boutiques that are sure to make you a street-style star.
Where to shop for NYFW 2015
337 E 9th St, New York, NY 10003, +1 212 777-7044
This compact East Village boutique carries a selection of well-curated vintage and modern clothing. Best known for their collection of independent designers, Duo offers its customers a series of comfortable and crisp clothing that is guaranteed to complete the ultimate cool-girl uniform.
477 Broome St, New York, NY 10013, +1 212 941-9656
The décor of the shop alone makes Kirna Zabête well worth the visit. For the last 15 years, shop owners Sarah Easley and Beth Buccini have been exposing the downtown area to the best in fashion, with designers ranging from Altuzarra to Vauthier.
121 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014, +1 212 229-9424, *5 NY locations, this is our favourite
What started as a small Brooklyn boutique has now expanded across lower Manhattan with five ultra-stylish stores. OTTE carries a handful of luxury brands opening its doors to modern design and fashion-forward women.
168 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002, +1 646 649-2410
The Rising States is a Lower East Side gem that can guarantee you a snap or two. With items such as a cobalt blue ‘space suit’ or a cocktail dress with no shortage of tassels, it is pretty certain you won’t match with anyone else in the Fashion Week flock.
157 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002, +1 212 614-3138
If you are going for the Downtown dark and moody look, then 7115 by Szeki is your one-stop shop. Feeling colourful this autumn? Then keep moving, because all you’ll get here is fifty shades of minimalistic chic.
135 Grand St, New York, NY 10013, +1 212 925-3403
Trying to stand out this Fashion Week? Stop in at American Two Shot where you’ll find an endless supply of unique pieces by designers such as Alice McCall or Timo Weiland. Pick up some lenses from their quirky collection of sunglasses to complete your look.
100 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002, +1 212 253-0953
Pixie Market, every girl’s favourite affordable fashion boutique, closed down last year and re-opened as concept shop Frankie. Now referred to as the Pixie Market girl’s cool older sister, Frankie carries sporty and on-trend brands with a more New York aesthetic. And what’s best is that despite their drastic makeover, Frankie remains totally within budget.
593 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, +1 718 783-0630
This Brooklyn-based boutique carries an assortment of local and international designers whose garments are comfortable, practical and fashionable. Mix and match their ultra-loose and lightweight silhouettes with some bright heels or sunglasses and you won’t just be the most comfortable girl in the room, but seriously stylish too.