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The 50 best clothing stores in NYC

Get your fashion fix at the best clothing stores in New York City, from posh boutiques to sprawling department stores

By Christine Fischer Hewit
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New York has a seemingly endless supply of the best clothing stores, from consignment shops to vintage clothes shops, that span hundreds of styles and price points. So whether you’re an Upper East Side dweller or rarely see north of 14th Street, there’s plenty of shopping opportunities to tap into—and we’ve rounded up the best ones from every NYC neighborhood.

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Best clothing stores in NYC

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1. Saks Fifth Avenue

Shopping Department stores Midtown East

The 10-floor department store is arguably the king of Fifth Avenue, and there’s no shortage of reasons why. A purveyor of everything from bags and shoes to beauty, jewelry and clothing for men and women, there’s really nothing you can’t find at this historic high-end outlet.

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2. Bloomingdale's

Shopping Department stores Upper East Side

Founded in 1861, Bloomingdale’s is one of the oldest and most successful luxury department stores in the country. The Soho location has a notoriously small selection, so head up to the Midtown storefront whenever possible.

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3. Jeffrey New York

Shopping Womenswear Chelsea

An iconic source for premier luxury designers, Jeffrey is home to timeless and trendy fashions alike. Splurge on high-end brands like Chloe, Lanvin, Saint Laurent and more.

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4. Acne

Shopping Womenswear Soho

Here, you’ll find minimalist, sleek fashion styles for men and women at above-average prices (but with the quality to back them up).

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5. Barneys New York

Shopping Department stores Lenox Hill

Founded and headquartered in NYC, Barneys is a New York luxury institution, selling everything from jewelry to handbags to home décor. Check out the newly opened Chelsea location, which, while smaller, provides a calmer shopper experience versus its Midtown counterpart.

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6. Bergdorf Goodman

Shopping Department stores Midtown West

This famous luxury department store founded in 1899 is as sophisticated as ever, with a plethora of brands and fashions in famously elegant surroundings. Be sure to check out the separate men’s store across the street!

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7. Alexander Wang

Shopping Designer Soho

The Taiwanese designer studied fashion in NYC, so he’s a pro at filling his shop with New Yorkers’ beloved black clothes. The Soho flagship store, with its marble floors and black furniture (and a hammock!), is worth a visit even if you can’t afford anything.

8. VeraMeat

Shopping Jewelry East Village

Innovative jewelry is VERAMEAT’s expertise, with every piece handmade in NYC from fine materials ranging from recycled sterling silver to pure 14-karat gold. But beware—prices aren’t cheap.

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9. Isabel Marant

Shopping Designer Soho

The queen of effortless style, there’s nothing not to love about Isabel Marant. At her store, open your wallet and splurge on chic cashmere basics, oversized coats and funky art-décor inspired jewelry for women.

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10. Bird

Shopping Womenswear Park Slope

Originally opened in Park Slope in 1999, Bird has expanded to two other Brooklyn locations (Williamsburg and Cobble Hill) making it even easier to shop its delightful independent labels of men’s and women’s clothing.

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