Street style showdown: Lower East Side

Fashion blogger Wendy Lam of Nitro:licious scouts for stylish New Yorkers on the Lower East Side.

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New York City’s style is undeniable, but which neighborhood is the most stylish? Wendy Lam of fashion blog Nitro:licious finds a rainbow-clad messenger, a preppy magazine editor and a laid-back painter in a search to prove that the Lower East Side deserves the top honors.

Scroll through the street-fashion slide shows, then vote on which neighborhood you think should be deemed most stylish.

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    Wendy Lam, 29, blogger (nitrolicious.com), Lower East Side

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    Wendy Lam, 29, blogger (nitrolicious.com), Lower East Side

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    Angie Chavez, 27, clothing store manager

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    Angie Chavez, 27, clothing store manager

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    Jasmin Tsou, 28, gallery owner

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    Nazareth Sanders, 25, server

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    Nazareth Sanders, 25, server

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    Kimberly Caban, 25, sales associate at The Reed Space (151 Orchard St between Rivington and Stanton Sts; 212-253-0588, thereedspace.com)

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    Kimberly Caban, 25, sales associate at The Reed Space (151 Orchard St between Rivington and Stanton Sts; 212-253-0588, thereedspace.com)

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    Do Kim, 30, fashion buyer

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    Do Kim, 30, fashion buyer

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    Kev Street, 28, messenger

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    Smash Simmons, 24, musician

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    Smash Simmons, 24, musician

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    Jon Feldman, 25, clothing store owner

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    Jon Feldman, 25, clothing store owner

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    Matthias DeGonzales, 28, creative director at a magazine

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    Matthias DeGonzales, 28, creative director at a magazine

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    Julie Zenobi, 29, design teacher

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    Julie Zenobi, 29, design teacher

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    Julie Zenobi, 29, design teacher

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    Lily Howell, 24, painter

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    Lily Howell, 24, painter

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    Lily Howell, 24, painter

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    Megan Rumph, 24, TV production assistant

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    Megan Rumph, 24, TV production assistant

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    Nara Lee, 27, real estate broker

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    Tina Hall, 32, stylist

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    Tina Hall, 32, stylist

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    Tina Hall, 32, stylist

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    Jesse Villanueva, 36, creative director and brand partner

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Wendy Lam, 29, blogger (nitrolicious.com), Lower East Side


Wendy Lam, 29, Nitro:licious (nitrolicious.com), Lower East Side

Wendy Lam’s seven-year-old lifestyle blog is more than just a collection of her daily outfits—she also covers the latest fashion-and-beauty news, documents her escapades around the city and posts travel logs of her frequent trips around the world. Lam was born and raised on the Lower East Side, and loves her neighborhood for its unique personality and youth culture. “There’s a constant influx of young people moving into this up-and-coming neighborhood, and it brought more life into the old tenements that housed immigrants,” she says. “It’s not commercialized, which really gives [the area] character.”

Lam’s favorite LES shops:

Alife Rivington Club 158 Rivington St between Clinton and Suffolk Sts (212-432-7200, alifenyc.com)
An avid shoe collector, Lam says this multi-use shop is the best resource for sneakerheads. “It occasionally has private concerts—previously Nas and John Mayer—and BBQs in its backyard,” she notes. “It’s a dope spot.”

Narnia Vintage 161 Rivington St at Clinton St (212-979-0661, narniavintage.com)
“It’s a gem on the LES,” says Lam of this pint-size clothing shop. “It has a lot of great vintage pieces in current trends.”


Pixie Market 100 Stanton St between Ludlow and Orchard Sts (212-253-0953, pixiemarket.com)
Lam loves this indie boutique for its well-edited selection of clothing, shoes and accessories from unknown designers. “Its limited stock means you won’t see everyone else wearing the same thing,” she says.

VOTE NOW!
Which neighborhood do you think is the most stylish? Scroll through the slideshows below, then vote on which area you think deserves top honors.


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