This is designer Stacey Bendet’s third location for her whimsical womenswear line (the others are on the Upper East Side and in Midtown West), and the 2,000-square-foot boutique packs the same high-energy punch of the other locales, with quirky retro influences and graphic-print furniture. Since starting the collection in 2002 with a line of pants, Bendet has expanded the label to include ladylike separates.
The Meatpacking District gets a bad rep, y’know, with its crowded clubs and pricey restaurants that give off a high-class-only vibe. And though we wouldn’t recommend hunting for bargains in the nabe, we can’t deny that the shopping scene is strong. From highly coveted fashion jewelry stores to designer duds, you’ll find some of the best shops in the city here. Pro tip: Don’t shop in heels—those cobblestone streets are unforgiving to those in stilettos.
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