New store openings in NYC
Never have a shortage of stylish goods with our list of the best new store openings around the city
Mon Nov 24 2014
Recent store openings
Sandy Chilewich's store in the Flatiron District is all about perfect tabletop settings. The selection in the textile designer’s 820-square-foot space features a wide variety of elegant place mats ($14), reversible cloth napkins ($18) and sleek serving trays ($85). Pro tip: The place mats fit perfectly in the serving trays, which will complement your tablescape. The shop has your floor covered, too, with everything from woven mats ($125) to felt tiles ($22.50 each).
- 23 E 20th St, (at Broadway), 10003
Instead of opening a new store, designer Ernest Alexander decided to take things a little more personal with his New York customers. The designer is inviting shoppers to stop by his NoMad studio and not only check out his men’s clothing and accessories, but also get an inside look at the design process. Among the preppy neckties ($85), oxford shirts ($155) and canvas messenger bags ($345), you’ll see the materials, inspiration boards and sketches that came before the finished products. Oh, and he offers you a glass of whiskey while you browse (and take advantage of free next-day NYC delivery).
- 15 W 28th St, (between Fifth Ave and Broadway)
We were bummed to see local fave Pixie Market (trendy clothes! übercheap prices!) close up shop. But before we could settle into a deep depression, the owners reemerged with Frankie. Think of it as the mature and ultra-chic version of Pixie Market. The shop caters to the career-minded woman, so instead of cocktail dresses or crop tops, you’ll find more sophisticated items like cocoon tops ($66), alpaca boyfriend coats ($289) and more from international indie labels.
- 100 Stanton St, (between Ludlow and Orchard Sts), 10002
Pronounced “fight,” this Australian luxury casual shoe line is all about fighting waste. The brand only makes about 60 editions of each shoe style, each one cut from a single piece of leather. At its first US shop (located in Nolita, to be exact), and you’ll find sleek men’s and women’s leather shoes in brown, black and white schemes (starting at $460). The minimalist space also features leather wallets ($160) and belts ($160).
- 2 Prince St, (at Bowery), 10012
Prepare to be impressed when you walk into the Minkoff's Soho store. Yes, you’ll be smitten with the designer's selection of chic cross-body bags ($265), festive skirts ($178 and up) and women’s jeans (starting at $98), but the “aah” factor will really hit you when you try on the clothes. An interactive mirror allows you to tap the screen to request additional sizes, ordera beverage and even pay from the fitting room. You can also create a profile and save everything you tried on to Minkoff’s site, in case you want to make an online purchase after your store visit.
- 96 Greene St, (between Prince and Spring Sts)
This brand’s e-commerce site launched in 2013, and it opened its first brick-and-mortar (in Soho) just a year later. Expect to find everything you’d need for a chill, stay-at-home weekend (Sleepy Jones’s motto is “just kick your pants off and let your mind wander,” after all). From the label’s cozy pajamas to lifestyle and fashion favorites from cofounder Andy Spade, this concept shop also offers domino ($80) and backgammon ($160) game sets from Fredericks and Mae, Hopewell quilts ($250) and Postalco notebooks ($20–$26). It’s enough to make you wish for a snow day. Almost.
- 25 Howard St, (at Crosby St), 10013
The first NYC location of Neiman Marcus Last Call just opened in Brooklyn in November 2014. Yep, that means we no longer have to trek to outlet malls to scoop up designer deals like a metallic party dress by Alice + Olivia ($181, was $368), a men’s shawl-collar sweater from Penguin ($37, was $89), and more from Michael Kors and Vince. Want to save even more dough? Check the store’s website for coupons before you visit the shop.
- 210 Joralemon St, (at Court St), 11201
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)
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