City Secrets | NYC Shopping

New York is center stage when it comes to the world's best shopping. From Madison Avenue to the Meatpacking District, the city's streets are dotted with the designers we know, love, and lust after. But it's the cast of lesser-known but equally amazing stores that really solidify New York's leading role. Check out these 15 treasure troves of clothing, accessories, furniture and beyond that will have you cheering, "Bravo!"

New York is center stage when it comes to the world's best shopping. From Madison Avenue to the Meatpacking District, the city's streets are dotted with the designers we know, love, and lust after. But it's the cast of lesser-known but equally amazing stores that really solidify New York's leading role. Check out these 15 treasure troves of clothing, accessories, furniture and beyond that will have you cheering, "Bravo!"

 

BLK DNM

Once a pop-up shop, this now permanent denim emporium is the creation of the famed Swedish designer John Lindeberg. Much like his J.Lindeberg line, you'll find chic styles but with more reasonable price tags.

237 Lafayette Street, New York, NY
Phone: 212.966.6258

 

 

Bess
If studded duds are your thing, then you're in good company. Anna Sui, Erin Wasson and Courtney Love frequent this downtown shop for its private label and large selection of rock-n-roll inspired items.

292 Lafayette St # 1, New York, NY
Phone: 212.219.0723

 

Castor & Pollux

You may notice their double horse symbol or popular Maggie bracelets, but you haven't seen anything until you step into the store. Filled with new and vintage finds, the store boosts designers like United Bamboo, Meredith Wendell and Marais.

238 West 10th Street, New York, NY
Phone: 212.645.6572

 

 

 

Creatures of Comfort

You?ll feel like you?re shopping in your hipster best friend?s closet. Sweet little jumpsuits by Suno mingle on the rack with statement dresses from Hui Hui. And don?t miss out on their killer sales.

205 Mulberry Street, New York, NY
Phone: 212.925.1005

 

 

Thomas Sires

The brainchild of Fiona Thomas and Allison Sires, the shop is any downtown guy or girl's go-to lifestyle shop. You'll find trinkets, toys, housewares, and their eponymous clothing line along with other up-and-coming collections.

243 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY

Phone: 646.692.4472

 

 

Fab 208
Those who pride themselves on originality will want to visit this East Village shop on a regular basis. Die-hard fans love the re-purposed vintage pieces and vast selection of one-of-a-kind finds.

75 E 7th St # 2, New York, NY
Phone: 212.673.7581

 

Duo

Searching for the best up-and-coming designers? Then you'll definitely want to a pay a visit to this shop. Erin Considine jewellery and the chic eco-friendly clothing by Haiku can be found ... just to name a few.

337 east 9th street, between 1st & 2nd Ave, New York, NY
Phone: 212.777.7044

 

Mantiques Modern

This massive 4,000 square foot shop is filled with antique furniture, oddities, and more. Though the space has a distinctly masculine aesthetic; the finds are handsome enough for a man, but beautiful enough for a woman.

146 W 22nd St # 1, New York, NY
Phone: 212.206.1494

 

 

Kiosk

This shop is like the Epcot Center of gift giving. For four to five months at a time, the shop is dedicated to a specific country and sells unique goods from that location. J'adore!

95 Spring Street. New York, NY
Phone: 212.226.8601

 

 

Alter

Shop affordable and stylish clothing and accessories that will breath new life into your wardrobe. The men's store across the street is just as charming.

109 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY
Phone: 718.784.8818

 

Life: Curated

If you could pull together all the most fabulous things from your favourite clothing, accessories and lifestyle companies, then you would have this lovely shop.

186 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY
Phone: 347.689.9143

 

 

Loren

This is a must-visit for all die-hard denim fans. Whether you?re in the market for a simple pair of $80 jeans or a handcrafted pair made especially for you that start at $400. You?ll be in heaven.

82 Nassau Ave (at Manhattan Ave), Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Phone: 646.413.4984

 

 

Stuart & Wright

All your basics and beyond are taken care of at this shop. Stock up on A.P.C. t-shirts and indulge in Rachel Comey shoes.

85 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Phone: 718.797.0011

 

 

Verameat
The company's collection of kitschy jewellery, like vampire teeth pendants and owl earrings, are made of recycled silver and gold.

303 E. 5th St. #A1, New York, NY
Phone: 917.353.3885

 

Thug Mama

A trip to this store is an experience for the senses. Move to the beat of the music and be dazzled by all the vibrant prints. These clothes aren?t for the faint of heart.

131 North 4th St (at Bedford Ave), Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Phone: 917.880.6194