If Parisian ingénue is the look you’re after, make the Upper West Side Comptoir des Cotonniers store your go-to spot. This French womenswear brand’s third NYC location (the flagship is in Soho) has a clean, fresh vibe that complements its threads, thanks to washed-wood floors, all-white walls and eye-catching displays of merchandise that change from week to week. Effortlessly stylish pieces such as wool capes ($375) and boxy silk-blend blouses ($135) hang next to basics, like ridiculously soft cashmere crew-neck sweaters ($245) and dark-wash slim-fit jeans ($120). Other must-have basics include gauzy, V-neck tie-waist dresses ($260); straight-leg corduroy trousers ($175); and cowl-neck angora sweaters ($155). Top off your new très chic look with one of Comptoir’s oversize, fringed hand-knit scarves ($155). Or, if you need a little outfit inspiration, watch the video of a Comptoir des Cotonniers runway show, which loops on a wall-mounted flat screen.
Comptoir des Cotonniers
|Venue name:||Comptoir des Cotonniers||Contact:|
184 Columbus Ave
|Cross street:||between 68th and 69th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 10am–8pm, Sun noon–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to 66th St–Lincoln Ctr; B, C to 72nd St (Central Park West)|