Launched in 1971, this London label evolved from a small menswear brand to an acclaimed fashion house lauded for both men’s and women’s looks. Today, Reiss boasts a trio of stores in NYC, including this upscale, womenswear-only boutique. The timeless designs and fanciful fabrics make them justifiable splurges. Tailored striped dresses ($340) and waist belts marked by rope and chain details ($115–$150) are figure-flattering delights. A favorite of Kate Middleton (Reiss designed the cream number she wore in her engagement photos), the brand stays on top of the special-occasion game with beautifully cut, flared-skirt dresses that cinch at the waist ($340). Edgier items include fitted leather jackets ($615–$935) and billowy, sheer jersey tanks ($115).
197–199 Columbus Ave
|Cross street:||at 69th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11am–8pm, Sun noon–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1, 2, 3, B, C to 72nd St|
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