Shopper’s Heaven: Our 6 Favorite SoHo Boutiques
Top 6 SoHo Boutiques
New York City has long been a premiere destination for shoppers from around the world. Whether you’re looking for high-end, one-of-a-kind pieces or searching for a stylish bargain, the vibrant SoHo neighborhood has something to offer.
At the James New York, we’re passionate about supporting local businesses and helping the SoHo community thrive. To help you get started exploring our local neighborhood, we’ve selected five of our favorite boutiques in the area. From vintage Art Deco rings to bespoke blue jeans, you’ll find a wide array of treasures just outside our door.
The renowned jewelry designer began his career in the late ’80s, hawking vintage jewelry on the streets of lower Manhattan before creating his own line of costume jewelry at the tender age of 22. These days, Alexis Bittar collaborates with fashion lines such as Thierry Mugler and Phillip Lim. At his flagship SoHo shop, you can treat yourself to well-priced pieces like a Kelly green Lucite cocktail ring or a pair of antique citrine chandelier earrings.
260 Elizabeth Street (0.8 miles from The James New York)
Open Thursday through Saturday, 11 am to 8 pm; Sunday through Wednesday, 11 am to 7 pm
The global vibe is strong at this clothing and lifestyle boutique, which specializes in goods with an international flair. The constantly changing selection of carefully curated offerings from more than two-dozen countries includes printed scarves from Brazil, bags from Ghana, and watches from Japan.
101 Thompson Street (0.2 miles from The James New York)
Open Monday through Saturday, 12 pm to 8 pm; Sunday, 12 pm to 7 pm
Not your mother’s consignment shop, INA has been selling high-quality vintage and designer clothing, shoes, and accessories since 1993. The experienced staff has an eye for detail: You’re likely to discover gently used, limited edition samples received from fashion editors, models, and stylists. Look for pristine pieces from designers including Chanel, Comme Des Garcons, Alexander McQueen, and more.
52 Prince Street (0.6 miles from The James New York)
Open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 10 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 9 pm
Bibliophiles will love getting lost in the stacks at this two-story independent bookstore. Cozy up with the latest bestseller and a latte at the onsite café or browse the international literature collection (arranged by nation). The shop is also known for its event series, which includes readings by and conversations with authors, comedians, and performers.
35 Howard Street (0.4 miles from The James New York)
Open Monday through Saturday, 11 am to 8 pm; Sunday, 12 pm to 7 pm
SoHo has always been a wellspring of talent from cutting-edge artists and designers, and Opening Ceremony exemplifies that spirit. The original shop stocks four stories of women’s clothing and shoes from designers like Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Patrik Ervell, and Pamela Love, as well as new lines. Next door, a companion space houses menswear brands such as Acne, Band of Outsiders, Kenzo, and Jeremy Scott. A selection of ’zines, souvenirs, and art installations adds to the creative vibe.
15 Mercer Street (0.3 miles from The James New York)
Open Monday through Saturday, 11 am to 7 pm; Sunday, 12 pm to 6 pm
More than just a place to purchase jeans, 3x1 is part denim factory, part boutique. Seamstresses and tailors work along one side of the loft space, creating bespoke jeans from the 500 different denim and chambray fabrics that line the walls. Not ready to splurge on a one-of-a-kind piece? You can also shop from the store’s collection of jeans, jackets, dresses, skirts, and other denim designs.
Book a stay at The James New York and discover all of SoHo’s shopping opportunities.