Guide to Shopping in New York – Part 1

By Butterboom Writers  /  February 25, 2011


Quintessentially’s Guide to Shopping in New York. It goes without saying that Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue are on our NYC hitlist but here are concierge expert Quintessentially’s take on the cool labels, boutiques and concept stores that are also worth seeking out in – where else? Why the Big Apple of course!

Anik NY

With a no-fuss aesthetic, Anik NY is the place to come for chic, simple and timeless items. Perfect for work or more formal day wear that won’t break the bank.

1122 Madison Avenue – +1 212 249 2417 / 1355 Third Avenue – +1 212 861 9840

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A retro-chic shop where the stars of the show are the vintage-inspired prom, evening, wedding and tea dresses. Owner Ann French Emonts’ glamorous and sophisticated eye will stand you in good stead navigating New York’s treacherous fashion waters. Head upstairs to check out her selection of daywear, knitwear and jackets.

1 Horatio Street – +1 212 367 3750


A gallery-like space which, unsurprisingly, showcases the up-and-coming designers who are making their debut in NYC.

298 Mulberry Street – +1 212 343 2717

Earnest Sewn

Earnest Sewn

Finding the perfect pair of jeans is often described as a mission, but life has just got a bit easier thanks to Earnest Sewn. The manufacture process is incredibly bespoke: it normally only takes one sewer to finish each pair and the team take enormous pride in the quality and authenticity of the finished item.

821 Washington Street – +1 212 242 3414 / 90 Orchard Street – +1 212 979 5120

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Honey in the Rough

Honey in the Rough specialises in one thing and one thing only: dresses. The concept is, in the owner’s own words, “boutique meets boudoir” and also offers full make-up services meaning you can grab a whole new outfit and hit the town at a second’s notice. We love the Kittie Combo before a night out  – liquid liner and flirty false eyelash application.

161 Rivington Street – +1 212 228 6415

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