Shopping near the High Line
Where to find fancy duds, home goods and more.
Thu Apr 19 2012
The Jean Shop
- Price band: 4/4
A denim destination for seven years, this long, narrow shop is so stuffed with goods that jeans literally hang from the rafters. The store's Japanese selvedge denim can be customized in a variety of finishes and washes, resulting in colors from deep indigo to cotton-candy pink. Its most popular fits include the Rocker jeans for men and the Skinny Silhouette for ladies.
- 435 W 14th St, (between Ninth and Tenth Aves)
Kimberly Taylor is bringing silky back: charmuese, chiffon, jersey. They're all there in the young designer's eponymous line of seasonless basics, including jackets, skirts and dresses in modern cuts. A new modal t-shirt line with silk and chiffon accents complements the silk selections, bringing KT one step closer to its future identity as a lifestyle brand.
- 400 W 14th St, (at Ninth Ave)
- Critics choice
This makeup and accessory store duo, one right next to the other, offers everything glittery and natural from bangles to bronzers. Owner Aaron Bond can help you achieve a fresh face with his natural-ingredient makeup products, including his yellow-based corrector concealer ($28) and antioxidant organic foundation primer ($48). NY Artificial is one of New York’s first vegan and cruelty-free boutiques (established in 2004) and it has more to offer than makeup and accessories. Don’t miss co-owner Alex Guzman’s selection of custom jeans that come in an array of colors ($160–$171).
- 13–15 Eighth ave, (at W 12th St)
- Price band: 1/4
- Critics choice
Art dealer Paula Cooper and literary editor Jack Macrae founded this white-walled and high-ceilinged book emporium in 2003. The shop houses art, history and travel tomes, as well as a selection of best-sellers. Pick up a read and make your way back to the High Line, where you can flip through your new find on a wood-plank park bench.
- 192 Tenth Ave, (between 21st and 22nd Sts)
Filled with Parke & Ronen's signature line of tailored menswear, this boutique features preppy, slim-cut cuffed shorts and spritely plaid button-downs. In a nod to the coming warmer weather, swimwear is front and center.
- 176 Ninth Ave, (at 21st St)
Ladies will want to make a beeline to this trendy boutique, stocked with garments, shoes and accessories. The designer goods can skew pricey, but there are affordable items to be found.
- 430 W 14th St, (between Ninth Ave and Washington St)