There’s a rotating mix of astoundingly well-preserved designer and nonvintage clothing here, as well as one-of-a-kind housewares, shoes and accessories. We’ve found vintage Yves Saint Laurent blouses for $12, striped skinny ties for $6 and a pair of classic Salvatore Ferragamo pumps with bows on them for $10. Pretty much everything is a find, but you still get that thrill-of-the-hunt feeling.
The upscale department stores that gave the Flatiron District its onetime nickname, Ladies’ Mile, have been gone for nearly a century. Today, the area is peppered with chain clothing stores, bookstores, tasteful home-decor stores, including ABC Carpet & Home, and one of the best hat shops in NYC.
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