Best new stores for fashion and clothing in New York 2013

Discover the best new stores in New York for fashion—including womenswear, men’s clothing, shoes, accessories and jewelry.

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    Blessed Peacemakers, one of New York's best new stores

  • The Bar at BaubleBar, one of New York's best new stores

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    Carson Street Clothiers, one of New York's best new stores

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    Curvaceous K, one of New York's best new stores

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    Fine and Dandy, one of New York's best new stores

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    J.Press York Street, one of New York's best new stores

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    Kurt Geiger, one of New York's best new stores

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    Owen, one of New York's best new stores

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    Piperlime, one of New York's best new stores

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    Schutz, one of New York's best new stores

  • SuperTrash, one of New York's best new stores

  • Warm, one of New York's best new stores

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Blessed Peacemakers, one of New York's best new stores


We’ve selected the best new stores in New York that opened in the past 12 months. Whether you’re after dresses and skirts, shoes for women, shoes for men, accessories for women or accessories for men, you’ll find the hottest spring fashion trends at these boutiques.

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The Bar at BaubleBar

  • Critics choice

Stock up on affordable jewels ($10–$300) at the first store from this popular online retailer. Try on colorful collar necklaces with crystal pendants ($36), gem-encrusted cuff bracelets ($44), stacked pyramid rings ($22) and jewel-tone drop earrings ($32). The spot is by appointment only, meaning you’ll enjoy a staffer’s full attention when you belly up to the white marble bar.

  1. 230 Fifth Ave, (at 27th St, suite 610), 10001
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Blessed Peacemakers

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Fans of Yumi Kim’s feminine frocks and airy prints will love this bohemian sister store from the brand’s designer, Kim Phan. The multibrand outpost carries funky womenswear ($38–$250), accessories ($10–$78) and housewares ($28–$68) handpicked by Phan. Nearly all of the one-of-a-kind, Moroccan-themed decor is for sale, including the wood-trimmed mirrors ($400) and a sequined rug ($1,000). Yumi Kim’s new in-house label is set to debut this fall, but for now, snap up Champagne and Strawberries halter maxi dresses ($159), DV by Dolce Vita platform leather sandals ($89), and house-brand silver and stone earrings ($25).

  1. 149 Ludlow St , (between Rivington and Stanton Sts ), 10002
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Carson Street Clothiers

  • Price band: 3/4
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Ultrastylish guys will find plenty to covet at this handsome menswear shop. A selection of emerging brands such as L.B.M. 1911 share the racks with the eponymous in-house label’s well-tailored basics ($45–$895). Try on Barena striped linen tops ($270), Michael Bastian plaid jackets ($1,175) and Yanko for Carson Street Clothiers longwing shoes ($550).

  1. 63 Crosby St, (between Broome and Spring Sts), 10012
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Curvaceous K 

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Lifelong New Yorker Kathy Sanchez realized that the city’s plus-size fashion market was seriously underserved, so she opened a boutique catering to sizes 14–24. Her curated collection of curvy-girl threads is affordable ($28–$250), chic and flattering. Look for Kiyonna jewel-tone lace dresses ($158), Kristin Miles heart-printed tanks ($52), Fit 4 U skirted tankini swimsuits ($120) and Queen
Grace denim pencil skirts ($105).

  1. 179 Stanton St, (between Attorney and Clinton Sts), 10002
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Fine and Dandy

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One stroll through Williamsburg is all it takes to realize that for dudes, the bowtie-wearing, mustachioed, suspender-sporting look is in. This accessories-only spot—decked out in flourishes such as collegiate trophies and ironing boards repurposed as tables—is a prime location for the modern gent to score of-the-moment accoutrements. Release your inner fop with house-brand madras ties ($49), gingham suspenders ($65), felted-wool spats ($69) or plaid garters ($19), plus Richard James pastel striped socks ($29) and Barbara Blank nautical silk pocket squares ($39).

  1. 445 W 49th St, (between Ninth and Tenth Aves), 10019
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J.Press York Street 

  • Price band: 3/4
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This upscale classic menswear brand tapped the founders of lauded local label Ovadia & Sons to design its more youthful, wallet-friendly diffusion line. The old-timey space contains preppy tops ($59–$295), bottoms ($95–$295), outerwear ($290–$945), suits ($475–$1,450) and accessories ($49–$430). Pick up floral-print polos ($115), V-neck cable-knit sweaters ($225) and sport coats ($525), then accessorize with a canvas tote bag ($60), a striped scarf ($69) or a macramé belt ($79).

  1. 304 Bleecker St, (at Seventh Ave), 10014
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Kurt Geiger

  • Price band: 3/4
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Thanks to the arrival of this U.K. accessories brand in New York, we can now pick up the trendy shoes that have been spotted on both Kate Middleton and Rihanna. Women’s styles include wild lip-print wedges ($185), colorblock pumps with sculptural heels ($335) and hidden-wedge, high-top sneakers ($170), while funky standouts for guys range from suede loafers ($300) to studded tennis shoes ($200). Among the lustworthy accoutrements are heart-shaped sunglasses ($90), faux-snakeskin clutches ($110) and laser-cut iPhone cases ($30).

  1. 375 Bleecker St, (between Charles and Perry Sts), 10014
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Owen

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

This high-end indie boutique stands out with more than 50 up-and-coming and established brands, like Patrik Ervell’s chic menswear and feminine frocks by Lover. Guys should pick up a Lou Dalton neon sweater ($295) or a Kitsuné burger-printed tee ($99), while womenswear includes Suno colorful cutout dresses ($695) and Ostwald Helgason floral-print shorts ($245). Finish an outfit with accessories such as Cor Sine Labe Doli glass bowties ($265) or Sophie Halme gold-plated giraffe necklaces ($220).

  1. 809 Washington St, (between Gansevoort and Horatio Sts), 10014
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Piperlime

  • Critics choice

After years as an e-tailer of on-trend pieces, this Gap-owned brand opened a lime-green-accented space in Soho, featuring a large assortment of footwear, plus women’s clothing and accessories, organized into sections such as Girl on a Budget and Guest Editor Picks. Shoe finds include Superga pastel sneakers ($65) and See by Chloé leather and metallic wedges ($295). We were also taken by RD Style striped shirtdresses ($59), Marc by Marc Jacobs neon woven shoulder bags ($188), Everly Clothing chevron blouses ($49) and brightly colored silicone Diesel watches ($100).

  1. 121 Wooster St, (between Prince and Spring Sts), 10012
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Schutz

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This flamboyant footwear and accessories brand has opened its first store outside of Brazil. The splashy decor includes black-and-white geometric displays and backlit cubes set within the walls to showcase colorblock leather sandals ($150), leopard-print wedges ($200) and sculptural, strappy heels ($200). Handbag obsessives can score leopard-print totes ($380), rhinestone-studded chain-strap bags ($360) and oversize metallic carriers ($360).

  1. 655 Madison Ave, (between 60th and 61st Sts), 10065
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SuperTrash

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This Dutch womenswear brand is now our go-to spot for tailored and trend-driven fashions. Housed in a bright and airy modern space with wood floors, painted-brick walls and minimalist white sofas. The label’s sophisticated collection includes both office-appropriate staples, such as slim cropped blazers ($208) and textured pencil skirts ($78), and nighttime-ready looks like cutout body-con dresses ($156) and loose-fit sequined tanks ($156). There are also select items from in-house lingerie line Madame SuperTrash, including lacy balconette bras ($91) and shape-wear hipster briefs ($56). And don’t forget the small but chic selection of accessories, including beaded bib necklaces ($39) and leather-and-python clutches ($260).

  1. 29 Prince St, (at Mott St), 10012
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Warm

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Husband-and-wife owners Rob Magnotta and Winnie Beattie curate an eclectic selection of women’s threads ($97–$2,000), accessories ($41–$2,500) and vintage books ($13–$80), influenced by their globe-trotting surfer lifestyle. Tori Praver Hawaiian-influenced wrap-top bikinis (top $115, bottom $97) hang alongside Mes Demoiselles sheer cotton dresses from Paris ($240) and Dream Collective necklaces made with African beads ($144). Local wares include Ulla Johnson python sandals ($506) made in collaboration with New York cobbler Jutta Neumann. Relax postpurchase in the lush back garden.

  1. 181 Mott St , (between Broome and Kenmare Sts ), 10012
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