Best of 2013: Best places to go and things to do in New York City

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Best shopping & style this year

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    Best of 2013: Time Out New York critics' picks

    Best plus-size emporium: Curvaceous K

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    Best of 2013: Time Out New York critics' picks

    Best new neighborhood boutique: LIC: Living

  • Photograph: Courtesy Best Made Co.

    Best of 2013: Time Out New York critics' picks

    Best shop for Ron Swanson wanna-bes: Best Made Co.

  • Best of 2013: Time Out New York critics' picks

    Best eco-friendly beauty source: Bite

Photograph: Camille A Fernandez

Best of 2013: Time Out New York critics' picks

Best plus-size emporium: Curvaceous K

Best plus-size emporium: Curvaceous K

Owner Kathy Sanchez struggled to find fashionable clothing in the 14–24 size range, which inspired her to open this Lower East Side shop—devoted exclusively to items in those sizes—in February. She carefully culls the selection, seeking on-trend pieces from brands like Igigi, Jamie by BB Dakota and Taylor. But Sanchez doesn’t just find stylish duds for zaftig New Yorkers; she also ensures that items are affordable, with few costing more than $250. 374-249-4404, curvaceousk.com

  1. 179 Stanton St, (between Attorney and Clinton Sts), 10002
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Best new neighborhood boutique: LIC: Living

Opened by neighbors Rebekah Witzke and Jillian Tangen in 2012, this Long Island City shop caters to both regular folks and the actors, sports stars and other big names who work or live in the area. (Ethan Hawke has been spotted buying children’s clothes with his wife, Ryan, here.) Witzke and Tangen stock popular apparel, home goods and accessories brands (James Jeans, Toms), as well as hard-to-find Nordic labels like Container. And they often host neighborhood-focused events, such as open-house nights (with free booze!) and fund-raisers for local schools. 718-361-5650, licliving.com

  1. 5-35 51st Ave, (between Vernon Blvd and 5th St)
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Best shop for Ron Swanson wanna-bes: Best Made Co.

A burly mountain man—or, perhaps, a Scotch and red-meat enthusiast from Pawnee, IN—would feel perfectly at home in this sporting-goods shop. Owner Peter Buchanan-Smith ran an online store for several years before putting down roots in Tribeca this year. In addition to its line of handmade axes ($140–$350), Best Made Co. sells everything else a modern woodsman could want—tools, clothing and home goods—and offers workshops like Axe Restoration and Forage Cocktail Mixing. We’re sure a certain mustachioed libertarian would approve. 646-478-7092, bestmadeco.com

  1. 36 White St, (between Broadway and Church St)
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Best eco-friendly beauty source: Bite

Where better to hop on the candy-colored-lipstick bandwagon that has dominated runways for the past few years than this natural-beauty brand’s Manhattan shop? Bite’s first dedicated location—previously, you could only find its products at Sephora—focuses on bespoke, eco-friendly lip color: There are stations where lipstick lovers can mix and match pigments and blend custom hues, scents and finishes. (Ready-made shades and treatments are available for lazy folks.) Plus, the makeup is free of harsh chemicals and full of antioxidants, so the benefits go beyond simply looking good. 646-484-6111, bitebeauty.com

  1. 174 Prince St, (between Sullivan and Thompson Sts)
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