Shopping with a glass of champagne in hand is hardly a new idea, but previously the luxury was saved for designer stores and individuals with unlimited credit cards. In New York City, where time is always of the essence and multi-tasking skills are always quite necessary,there?s a new trend in town. As boozy brunches lead to lazy afternoons of shopping, also known as ?dropping,? the brilliant idea to combine the two finally surfaced. Here are three of New York City?s emerging stores quick to realize the future?s possibilities.
The Dressing Room
The best of oh-so-many-worlds converge at The Dressing Room: vintage shopping, clothing exchanging, and cocktail sipping. Fashion designer and stylist Nikki Fontanella created The Dressing Room with Alexandra Adame and Paul Frazier with the intention to showcase new designer talent as well as vintage styles in a boutique that boasts a bar, event space, and the opportunity to sell and exchange clothes.
75A Orchard St
New York, NY 10002
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
With two previous lives in the bar world, this Brooklyn outpost has only sort of strayed from its beginnings, as Kingdom claims to be the very first bar/boutique in Williamsburg. The combo services the multitude of hipster residents with creations from designers from within the neighborhood as the roster of talent includes 15 Brooklyn designers.
170 North 4th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
For the male fashion enthusiasts, fear not. The old world manners of cigars and martinis are far from antiquated at this brick and mortar. Though the front of the store displays suits, cufflinks, and suit jackets upon arrival, in the back it?s all about sports, scotch and stiff drinks.
347 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013