Best shops in Tribeca for fashion, home design and more
The best shops in Tribeca tend to focus on upscale clothing and design, but you'll also find a smattering of quirky one-offs.
Local retail reflects the affluent demographic in this celeb-heavy part of town. After perusing our list of the best shops in the nabe, browse designer basics at Nili Lotan and Christina Lehr, classy tableware fit for the area’s top restaurants at specialty shop Korin, and chic cycling accessories at one of the best bike shops in the city.
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- Critics choice
You won’t find spandex shorts at this Tribeca bicycle shop, where owner Julie Hirschfeld offers a fashionable selection of European two-wheelers and snazzy accessories. The store allows shoppers to test ride bikes at nearby Washington Market Park or along the West Side Greenway path. We’re aching for a spin on one of the Pashley Princess Sovereign cycles ($1,295), which are built in the U.K. town Stratford-upon-Avon and come with wicker baskets, perfect for schlepping Saturday
- 147 Reade St, (between Greenwich and Hudson Sts)
- Price band: 2/4
Knitwear designer Christina Lehr’s collection of basics could previously be found only in specialty boutiques like Steven Alan and Calypso, but it now shines in the brand’s first stand-alone shop. Lehr’s Danish background is reflected in the space’s Scandinavian-inspired interior of clean white walls and round tulip tables by Finnish furniture designer Eero Saarinen. The knitwear is all made in Belgium, and the spring pieces come in three styles: solid colors ($75–$150), stripes
- 139 Reade St, (between Greenwich and Hudson Sts)
Chefs and restaurant insiders have known about this kitchenware specialty shop since it opened in 1982. Lucky for us non–Top Chefs, the showroom finally welcomed the public in 2002, allowing anyone to snag Japanese- and Western-style knives ($30–$5,800) and specialty tablewares ($2–$600), like a plum-shaped soy sauce dish ($4). One of the highlights of the high-ceilinged space, lined with Japanese Shoji sliding wooden doors, is the opportunity to watch house knife master Chirau
- 57 Warren St, (between Church St and West Broadway)
Devotees of mystery, crime and spy genres will know owner Otto Penzler, both as an editor and from his book recommendations on Amazon.com. His shop holds a wealth of paperbacks, hardbacks and autographed first editions.
- 58 Warren St, (between Church St and West Broadway)
Before moving to New York in 1980, Netanya, Israel, native Nili Lotan graduated with a fashion degree from the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in Tel Aviv and served in the Israeli Air Force for two years. Her military background becomes evident in the crisp, structured garments she creates for her eponymous clothing label, which she launched in 2003. Each item features a label modeled after a dog tag, embellished with the words nl issue, followed by Lotan’s actual
- 188 Duane St, (between Greenwich and Hudson Sts)
Al Abayan headed the creative direction of the Tribeca location of cult Tokyo boutique Number (N)ine for eight years, until the store shuttered in 2009. Now he and his partner, Lisa Pak, lend their sartorial expertise to this new luxury lifestyle shop, also located in Tribeca. It’s easy to miss the red-columned storefront due to the small signage and the dark tinted windows, but it’s worth looking for the converted warehouse space, with its gold-leaf-speckled raw-concrete floors,
- 151 Franklin St, (between Hudson and Varick Sts)
- Price band: 4/4
- Critics choice
Steven Alan's Tribeca flagship boasts a multitude of boutique brands for men and women, including cult-inducing Rag & Bone, Band of Outsiders and Engineered Garments in addition to its bevy of handbags, accessories and shoes.
- 103 Franklin St, (between W Broadway and Church St )