New store openings in NYC
Never have a shortage of stylish goods with our list of the best new store openings around the city
Wed Nov 5 2014
Recent store openings
In the movies, sequels are always huge spectacles, and the same theory applies to Topshop’s second NYC outpost, which opened in November 2014. The brand’s biggest shop in the U.S. features more than 40,000 square feet of trendy men’s and women’s clothes. There’s an emphasis on customer service, so you’ll find personal-shopping annexes in both departments and perks like free on-site tailoring. The store is also home to exclusive pieces; currently you’ll find standouts like dogtooth sweaters ($80) and men’s patterned shirts ($60).
- 608 Fifth Ave, (at 48th St)
This 1,300-square-foot lifestyle boutique is the latest addition to Astoria’s budding shopping scene. And since storeowner Mackenzi Farquer is the co-creator of neighborhood blog We Heart Astoria (weheartastoria.com), she’s no stranger to the area and its charm. Inside the shop, you’ll find chic housewares, stylish handbags and trendy clothing for women sizes 2 to 20. Reppin’ popular brands such as Dolce Vita and BB Dakota as well as local designers like We Dream in Colour and Cabiria, seasonal highlights include moto zip jackets ($105), tribal-print cardigans ($95) and cat-print tights ($19). And since the shop features an indoor workshop space and a quaint backyard patio, expect a series of events and trunk shows in the future.
- 33-02 Broadway, (at 33rd St)
This concept shop is filled with pricey unusual objects and limited-edition art. Located on the ground floor of the HL23 building on the High Line, each collection lasts a couple of years. Dutch designers Studio Job curate Collection 1, which includes a mix of pieces made exclusively for Chamber. New items will enter the shop over the course of the run, including fragrances by Julian Bedel of Argentine perfumery Fueguia 1833 ($350) and Dystopian Brutalist shirts by Martijn van Strien ($185). Want more info on the products? Check out the collectible hardcover book ($100), which tells the history behind each piece.
- 515 W 23rd St, (between Tenth and Eleventh Aves), 10011
This women’s boutique in Chelsea is giving us major art gallery vibes. It makes sense because the space used to be—wait for it—an art-gallery. Inside the airy, white-walled shop, you’ll find cool clothes from local and hard-to-find international designers. Standouts include the black-and-white crack-print skirt by House of Sunny ($220), 14k-gold-filled rings by Gunnard ($65) and single-button blazers by Achro ($64).
- 197 Tenth Ave, (at 22nd St)
Catbird’s wedding-themed spin-off features tasteful engagement rings and wedding-day jewelry, including items by the popular Williamsburg shop’s in-house design team. Schedule a ring consultation on Fridays (walk-ins are welcome on the weekends), and check out everything from the white diamond hexagon ring by Satomi Kawakita ($860) to the intricately designed petite baguette band by Ila & I ($3,000) and other pieces that'll make your big day perfect.
- 540 Driggs Ave, Williamsburg, (between North 7th and 8th Sts)
- Price band: 3/4
- Critics choice
The revamped space at this sneaker and streetwear emporium feels like a brand-new store. In the fall of 2014, it added an additional 3,000 square feet, and includes glassed-in mannequins and a long entranceway boasting white plaster sneakers hanging from the ceiling. As for the merch, look for new lines like the Kith Academy Collection, featuring preppy caps ($45) and edgy jerseys ($125), as well as the Never Forget collection, which gives back to 9/11 charities.
- 644 Broadway, (at Bleecker St)
This East Village shop sells beard-scented balm ($28) and “Get Lucky” tobacco-scented candles ($30), which makes The Lodge a must-stop shop for dudes. This Americana spot—all the products are made in the U.S.A.—is all about quirky grooming products and handsome accessories. Highlights include Ebbets Field New York Baseball hats ($99), Faribault Merino Wool Scarves ($60) and even bourbon-flavored toothpicks ($9), because all men love whiskey, right?
- 220 E 10th St, (between First and Second Aves)
One of H&M’s spin-offs is finally making its U.S. debut with this Soho outpost.Originally, & Other Stories started as a beauty concept but quickly evolved into a full-fledged fashion brand offering accessories, lingerie and Euro-flavored ready-to-wear women’s clothes. FYI: The store does sell lipsticks, too. While the prices here aren’t as low as what you’d find at H&M, they’re not too steep, either. And items like a coral handbag ($195), a wool striped skirt ($90) and gold knuckle rings ($45) definitely have the added bonus of looking more expensive than they are.
- 575 Broadway, (between Houston and Prince Sts)
This shop is all about catering to online shopping junkies. You’ll find digital styling tablets to help you figure out which dress goes with that Nocturne Azia necklace ($215) you’re eyeing. Other perks include free tailoring, same-day delivery and gratis umbrellas on rainy days.
- 202 Elizabeth St, (between Prince and Spring Sts)
This San Francisco brand is known for its luxury-meets–West Coast prep women’s knitwear. Translation: You’re going to find your next favorite comfy sweater (starting at $145) here. This Nolita outpost is O’Leary’s first East Coast shop,
- 279 Mott St, (between Prince and Houston Sts)
This local line opened its first brick-and-mortar location in a former copy shop. The small space—it’s just 360 square feet—is filled with splurgeworthy boho-chic pieces like an asymmetrical draped jersey skirt ($245) and colorful suede convertible clutches ($395). Sale items, like the long-sleeved, lace-up-front dress ($99, was $395), are standouts for bargain hunters looking for designer deals
- 22 Prince St, (at Elizabeth St)
Whether you’re stocking up for your next upstate hike or you just want to dress like a woodsman (or woodswoman), this Pennsylvania heritage brand has got you covered. Its rustic Soho shop—the label’s first flagship—was designed as a retrospective of the company’s 184-year history, and features vintage decor from its original Pennsylvania mill and a 500-square-foot basement level designed as a “Woolrich men’s club.” Men and women can shop outerwear ($300 and up), such as the iconic Arctic parka ($650), as well as a wide selection of sportswear ($65–$135).
- 125 Wooster St, (between Prince and Spring Sts)
This lifestyle shop in Williamsburg sells high-quality goods during the day, but will host occasional dance parties at night. The 1,300-square-foot boutique carries menswear, womenswear and home goods from emerging brands and well-known designers such as Samantha Pleet and more. Shop eclectic and stylish wares from quilted bomber jackets by Hentsch Man ($400) to shearling stowaway bags by KARA ($360). But bargain lovers will be happy to shop here too, thanks to more affordable merch like Mazama glass mugs ($38) and printed tees by Deer Dana ($60). Our favorite part? The 600-square-foot backyard where the owners plan to host cool events like concerts, trunk shows and those aforementioned parties.
- 485 Driggs Ave, (between North 9th and 10th Sts)
Fun fact: This popular brand's first NYC outpost features an in-store cookie window purveying treats from Momofuku Milk Bar. But the main focus, of course, at the Band of Outsiders Soho store is the clothes. Men's and women's ready-to-wear collections, as well as the new footwear line ($395 and up), are featured in the shop. Guys should look for embroidered chino pants ($350) and flannel button-down shirts ($275), while the offerings for ladies include chic shawl collar blazers ($595), crew neck sweaters with shirttails ($395) and more. The store also features a rotating range of products from brands like Sperry Top-Sider.
- 70 Wooster St, (between Broome and Spring Sts)
This American sportswear label by sisters Pookie and Louisa Burch features sleek and simple mod-inspired looks for men and women. So it's no surprise that the brand's first store (in Soho) channels that same aesthetic. The minimalist environment (custom brass clothing racks, blue-tinted concrete floor) is the perfect home for Trademark's Oxford Bell dress ($288), turtleneck sweaters ($178), felt totes ($188) and more.
- 95 Grand St, (at Greene St)
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