As a New York City resident, I have a distinct advantage in covering Fashion Week, in that every night, no matter how where I've been or what I've seen, I get to come home and go to sleep in my own bed. It's funny, though, how many people you meet who've come here from L.A. or Seattle or Kansas or wherever to cover the shows, and they're just so excited to be in NYC, it reminds me of why I love this city so much. And one of those reasons is that New York City is still one of the best places in the world to shop. So, I interrupt my Fashion Week coverage to bring you my top five shopping destinations in New York City, for tourists and locals alike.
449 W 14th St.
The store that pretty much made the Meatpacking District a hotspot, it has the most mouth-watering shoe selection in NYC. Look for their twice-yearly sales, usually in January and June.
9 Christopher St.This jewel box of a store in the West Village stocks hard-to-find scents by niche perfumers, and gives out generous samples if, like me, you have a hard time making up your mind.
This NYC institution boasts ten floors of otherworldly furniture to fill your dream apartment. Make a pit stop at the Jean-Georges Vongerichten-helmed ABC Kitchen restaurant inside.
35 Howard St.
Now celebrating its 10 year, Opening Ceremony remains, hands down, the coolest place to shop in NYC. It has the hottest, most cutting-edge designers, including ones you've never heard of but who are likely to become household names one day.
399 Lafayette St.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know I post pictures of my drinks almost as frequently as my shoes. What can I say? I like to drink. The best place to stock up is this warehouse-like store, with an incredibly friendly, knowledgable staff and great bargain picks too.As you may have noticed, there are five stores here. Five happens to be my favorite number, but there's another reason too. With High Yield Free Checking from Capital One Bank, you can earn Interest 5X the national average, guaranteed for a year, and have access to free ATMs anywhere. Learn More about HYFC and where you can open in NYC. Click here to Learn More.
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