New York City’s Boutique Scene
Just in time for New York City Fashion Week, see our picks for the off-the-beaten-path shops that fit your unique style.
Bryant Park will soon be buzzing with the excitement of Mercedes-Benz New York City Fashion Week, and while the coveted collections under the tents will be the center of attention, visitors and locals alike might want to shift their shopping gaze to some of the many small boutiques in the city. Get inspired by Fashion Week to browse and buy at some of these local gems that we love.
Contemporary jewelry, vintage jewelry, and alternative bridal jewelry all set this space apart from your standard jewelry store offerings. Works from a variety of different local designers are featured, and the collection often has new additions.
A beautiful two-story boutique and garden, Darling offers its own fashion line, Kisses by Darling and Raquelle, along with fashions from many other designers. Well stocked with the fun, quirky, and offbeat, Darling’s clothing and accessories offerings are sure to add a little bit of fun to your wardrobe.
Two very different stores offer shopping experiences you won’t soon forget. Shareen Downtown is a 7,000 square foot, ladies only establishment, while Shareen New York sits cozily in a Chelsea apartment. If it’s beautiful throwbacks you are after, look no further than Shareen, whose vintage selections feature items like stunning dresses from a variety of eras, including wedding and bridal party attire. If you’re looking for something new, the Shareen Collection’s glamorous hand-cut dresses are chic and one-of-a-kind.
Accessorizing your newest outfit is important, and Brooklyn’s Catbird is a must-visit for original jewelry, makeup, fragrance, and other items to help put the finishing touches on. It’s also a great place to pick up unique and stylish gifts, whether you are visiting the city as a tourist and want to bring something different home, or you’re a local who just wants to be known for giving the best gifts.