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The best shops in Williamsburg

From cool vintage threads to cutting-edge gifts, the shopping scene in Williamsburg is totally hip

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The best places to buy a winter coat

These local shops will help keep you nice and cozy this season

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New York Fashion Week guide

No ticket to the shows? Don't worry—feel like a fashion insider with our ultimate guide to NYFW

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The best winter-boot shops

Blizzard? No problem. Let NYC’s boot shops be your saviors this winter on those snow-covered, icy sidewalks

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Valentine's Day gifts for when it's complicated

Shop for gifts for anyone from your hookup buddy, to the guy you just met on Tinder or the girl you already know is the one

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Latest sample sales and store openings

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Sample sales in NYC this week

Fashion-forward penny-pinchers, rejoice!

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New store openings in NYC

Never have a shortage of stylish goods with our list of the best new store openings around the city

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New pop-up shops in NYC

They say nothing lasts forever, and that's especially true for these New York shops

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Latest shopping features and trends

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The best faux-fur fashion

In fashion, the real deal is always the best—except when it comes to this season’s coziest trend

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The best flower shops in NYC

Making Valentine's Day plans? Picking out the perfect bouquet is no bed of roses

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The 10 best camel coats for winter

The trendiest coat of the season is also the most classic—and every woman should own one

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Shearling coats and accessories for winter

Be prepared for the frigid temps and pick up one of these cozy must-haves

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The best affordable party dresses

Classy soiree or rager? These festive frocks allow you to look the part for under $100

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Stylish workout clothes

Sweat in style with these fitness wares and finally say goodbye to that old gym shirt Packing your gym bag is sometimes as much of a chore as getting your ass to the gym. From sports bras to jogging shorts, it’s not easy finding fitness gear at sports stores that fits your budget, but give those holey sweats a rest. We found the most stylish and affordable workout clothes for men and women, and we think sporting these athletic threads is enough motivation to get you to finally sign up for that 5K. Most popular in Shopping & Style More Shopping & Style stories 15 best shops in NYC Conquer NYC's shopping scene with the best shops for clothing, accessories and more Trend watch: Tie-dye Stock up on this classic look (it's back!) that's perfect for all seasons. Stylish workout clothes Sweat in style with these fitness wares and finally say goodbye to that old gym shirt. You might also like 17 awesome tie-dye items to complete your summer fashion look Stock up on this classic summer look (it’s back!) before the season winds down Summer in New York may be winding down, but the temperature is still hot. And that means there's still plenty of time to incorporate another one of the best summer fashion trends into your wardrobe. The tie-dye look is back, and it's popping up on everything from jumpers and leggings to backpacks and T-shirts. Check out our favorite tie-dye summer fashion items—available at many of the best shops in NYC. Most popular in Shopping & Style More Shopping

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New York's best shops

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15 best shops in NYC

Conquer NYC's shopping scene by visiting the best shops for clothing, deals, accessories, home goods and more

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Shoe repair shops

This winter did a number on your kicks, but we have a sole-saving solution wherever you are in the city A great look starts with your shoes. So what do you do when your favorite dress shoes or spring shoes are looking a bit scuffed and tattered? Whether they're suffering from weather damage or you're taking care of your investment and want to see them go the distance, knowing good shoe stores for a tune-up is key. See our list of the ten best spots for a shoe shine or shoe repair in New York by neighborhood. Most popular in Shopping & Style Street fashion with Ehren David Edralin, Masculine Manhattan blogger Masculine Manhattan blogger Ehren David Edralin takes us on a search for fashionable men in Soho. Masculine Manhattan blogger Ehren David Edralin regularly shoots stylish guys for his site, so we had him guest-edit Time Out New York’s street-fashion column, scouting fashionable men in Soho. We encountered males in cool kicks from Converse and Nike, casual basics from Gant and Levi’s, and accessories from Jack Spade and Topman. Most popular in Shopping & Style Best Halloween stores in NYC for costumes, makeup and decorations Whether you want to transform yourself into a hideous zombie, or a leopard-print sex kitten is more your style, these Halloween stores should do the trick. Many of NYC's haunted houses have already opened, and excitement is building for one of Gotham’s favorite holidays. Unless you’re one of those enviably creative people who can make a pa

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Vintage stores and thrift shops

Find classic pieces, retro treasures and great deals at one of our top ten vintage stores

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Stores to shop at for a cause

Shopping never felt so good, thanks to these NYC stores that give back

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Nail-art salons

When it comes to mesmerizing manicures and daring designs, these creative spots can do it all.

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Soho

Shop in Soho for everything from cult fashion and cool design goods to bestselling fiction and natural-history curiosities. Despite the “mallification” of the neighborhood (and consequent slow-moving foot traffic), the retail-rich area is an intoxicating consumer playground. You can shop in Soho for everything from cheap street fashion to upscale designer garb and stylish items for the home—including taxidermy! We’ve selected the best shops in the area, including fashion-cognoscenti favorite Opening Ceremony and quirky one-offs like Evolution and Kiosk. When shopping fatigue sets in, retire to one of the local bars or grab a bite.RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Soho, New York AvaMaria At Katherine Virketiene’s second Manhattan boutique (her first, Elizabeth 260 on the LES, closed in 2008), local emerging designers like Chulette and Inni Choi are the focus. All grand, of course, but we predict it’s the deep discounts on big-name designer dead stock that most shoppers will be seeking out. Threads by Miu Miu, Alberta Ferretti and Stella McCartney are marked up to 70 percent off ($80–$500), and shoes from Manolo Blahnik, Brian Atwood and Jimmy Choo are tagged $280–$480. The inventory rotates every two weeks; on a recent visit, we spotted Repetto ballet flats ($180), a studded leather Rafe clutch ($88) and a sweet floral-print La Perla dress ($350). Not to be overlooked are the shop’s unique accessories, including J. Davis Studio’s house rings ($78–$90) and Cyberoptix Tie Lab’s silk-sc

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Murray Hill

Move over, sports bars—this part of town actually has shopping potential You can always grab cheap eats and throw back a summer beer with the bros in Murray Hill. But, this part of town actually has shopping potential—and we're not just talking chain stores—too. Think unique seasonal wares, men's boutiques (fit for the Ivy League) and the most cutting-edge fashions from big-name designers all within walking distance. We visited the best shops in the area, and whether you’re still shopping for those last-minute summer fashion trends or transitioning to fall favorites—it’s worth a trip.RECOMMENDED: See more of the best shops in NYC Most popular in Shopping & Style Brooklyn Flea The Brooklyn Flea is back outside on Saturdays in Fort Greene and Sundays in Williamsburg . Pick up a couple hand-hammered stack rings by Jessica De Carlo, at a special Flea-only price ($20 each, 2 for $35), or take a walk in Nina Z's eco-conscious clogs and sandals ($95-180). Visit Sharon London for easy-fitting tube dresses ($78) and vintage locket earrings ($12), or Hartford Denim Co. for quality-denim goods, like hoodies ($325) and aprons ($110). While perusing crafts and collectibles by local artisans, munch on some local bites, such as People's Pops' shaved ice ($3) and ice pops ($4) made from local, fresh fruit. Where to shop in Soho: Best stores for fashion, design and books Shop in Soho for everything from cult fashion and cool design goods to bestselling fiction and natural-history curiositie

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Park Slope

The best shops in Park Slope skew local and green—we’ve selected the neighborhood’s finest for fashion, furniture, design and gifts. Whether you’re looking for handmade ceramics, impeccable vintage frocks or even a superhero costume, our guide to the best shops in Park Slope points you to local gems. When shopping fatigue sets in, retire to one of the nabe's popular bars or grab a bite.RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Park Slope, Brooklyn Babeland At this friendly sex-toy boutique—run by women and skewed toward women—browsers are encouraged to handle all manner of buzzing, wriggling and bendable playthings, including the famed Rabbit Pearl vibrator. The shop also stocks a huge variety of condoms and hosts frank sex-ed classes on a variety of subjects. Bird Fashion-forward Brooklyn residents flock to this unconventional boutique for its brood of up-and-coming local and international designers. Rubbing shoulders on the tightly packed racks in the slightly rustic space, the store stocks its usual stylish lineup of emerging and well-known designers, as well as a limited-edition organic collection by Steven Alan, 3.1 Phillip Lim embellished tees exclusive to the store, animal-friendly accessories by Stella McCartney, organic tie-dye bags and dresses by Bodkin, and limited-edition screenprints by Fox in Mociun, plus collections by Isabel Marant, Rachel Comey, Tsumori Chisato, Zero by Maria Cornejo and more. Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company This mysterious shop—where you can buy such nov

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Lower East Side

The former tenements are now stuffed with fashionable boutiques, but which are the best shops in the neighborhood? The old center of the rag trade used to be associated with discount stores. These days, you’ll find some of the best shops in the city for new designers and vintage on the Lower East Side. The pushcarts are long gone, but there are still some old-school food purveyors, including smoked-fish specialist Russ & Daughters and the vendors of Essex Street Market. Also be sure to check out the seasonal Hester Street Fair, which is among the city's best flea markets.RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Lower East Side Alife Rivington Club It’s easy to miss this small but well-appointed unmarked shop, which has been dishing out street-inspired menswear since 2001. Ring the buzzer for access to solid, long-sleeved button-ups ($110) with a small, embroidered red heart and yellow lightning bolt on the front collar, and classic cardigans ($118) with front pockets and the brand name running vertically down the left-front side. Vibrant screen-printed logo tees ($35) have solid or camo lettering, while others bear phrases (“Life i$ money”) or simple images, like a rocks glass and the word whiskey. As for outerwear, offerings include collared, button-up camo jackets and two-tone varsity jackets with a script Alife logo on the chest ($185 each). The store doesn’t stock other brands, with the exception of Krink markers and ink ($8–$11) for its street-graffiti-writing clientele. Immediately n

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Williamsburg

Williamsburg shops offer everything from cool vintage threads to music and cutting-edge items for the home. Things to do in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Williamsburg, Brooklyn, events: Concerts, parties, comedy and more Find dance performances, theater, indie films, comedy shows, gallery exhibits, parties and more with our guide to the best events in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Known for its indie-music scene, the ’Burg is a prime place to catch live music, but numerous small venues and galleries also host dance performances, arts events and some of the best free comedy shows in the city. Use our guide to the best upcoming events in Williamsburg to plan a day or night out in Brooklyn. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Williamsburg, Brooklyn Blitzen Trapper + Phox + Horse Thief Portland, OR's beloved Blitzen Trapper delivers enthusiastic, ’70s-shaded rock, heavy on the sounds of the Grateful Dead and rootsy Dylan, most recently on 2011's accomplished and psych-minded American Goldwing. The band hits Williamsburg with a brand-new disc, VII. Input: Hyperdub Label Night with Kode9 + DJ Spinn and DJ Rashad + Ikonika + Brenmar The Input party has been going from strength to strength lately, and tonight's shindig keeps the hot streak going, with a little help from the scene-defining bass-music label Hyperdub. Head honcho Kode9, an original resident at London's seminal FWD>> parties who's a now linchpin of the low end, serves as the headliner—but there's plenty more where that came from. DJ

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West Village

The best shops in the West Village include designer flagships, quirky independent boutiques and America’s oldest apothecary. The West Village stretch of Bleecker Street may have morphed into a mini Madison Avenue, but nonchain stores still survive in the neighborhood, including venerable apothecary C.O. Bigelow Chemists. Our guide to the best shops in the West Village points you to our local favorites for fashion as well as one-offs selling everything from rubber stamps to all things Lomography. When shopping fatigue sets in, retire to one of the many bars or grab a bite.RECOMMENDED: Full guide to West Village Aedes de Venustas You’ll be transported to Paris once you step inside this opulent bath-and-body shop. Rich burgundy carpets, gilded wallpaper, a gloriously huge chandelier and a mahogany desk that serves as the checkout area set the stage for the luxurious fragrances ($50–$300), candles ($20–$400), lotions, and soaps from brands like Diptyque and Annick Goutal. Curiosity cabinets house many of the store’s exclusives—the West Village outpost is the only location in the country to sell several items, including candles by Les Secrets Ladurée Paris. Albertine Thanks to a ceramic birdbath in the window and pink Louis XIV–style chairs and birdcages adorning the shop, Albertine is a fitting setting for a tea party—and carries what you could wear to one. Owner Kyung Lee designs the house line, Delphine, which covers both bespoke and off-the-rack clothing. Shoes and dresses by

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The best spas in New York

Whether you're looking for cheap massages, splurgeworthy facials or places to lounge all day, we've scoured the city to find the top spas in New York

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The best couples-massage rooms

Treat your beloved to some TLC at one of these duo-focused havens

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The top 10 nail-art salons in NYC

New Yorkers may have too much on their hands, but there’s no excuse for those digits to go unpolished

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The top blowouts in NYC

Instead of struggling with a round brush and a blowdryer, treat yourself to an appointment at one of these salons

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