This spacious, industrial-chic boutique differentiates itself from the dozens of trendy clothing stores along Columbus Avenue by stocking well-made, sophisticated separates from designers both established (Vivienne Westwood, Robert Rodriguez) and emerging (Of Two Minds, Rozae Nichols). You’ll pay a pretty penny for such investment pieces (price tags average $100–$300 and max out at $1,500), but you’ll look like you stepped out of the pages of Vogue. Those who are pressed for time or simply style-challenged can consult the head-to-toe looks laid out on tables or take advantage of BOC’s free personal shopping service—bring in items you already own and the staff will pair them with the clothes, shoes and accessories in stock. Not to be overlooked: An alcove in the back houses a small selection of casual menswear (button-up shirts and shorts from Vince, Hartford and Inhabit) and clearance items marked 50 to 70 percent off.
491 Columbus Ave
|Cross street:||between 83rd and 84th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat noon-8pm; Sun noon-6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to 86th St|