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The Top 5 Manhattan Luxury Boutiques You Can’t Miss

The Top 5 Manhattan Luxury Boutiques You Can’t Miss


Manhattan is, without a doubt, one of the best cities in the world for shopping. However, while the city’s department stores are world-renowned, its boutiques are the ideal places to find that perfect piece nobody else will have. Whether you’re looking for a single piece to accent your favorite outfit or want a full wardrobe overhaul, these boutiques are sure to deliver.

Intermix | 1003 Madison Avenue

If you need to look amazing for a night on the town, there’s no place like Intermix to help you find the style you’re looking for. This multi-vendor shopping experience has pieces from designers like Rag & Bone, Jonathan Simkhai, Derek Lam, Alexander Wang, and Jimmy Choo, with everything from outerwear to shoes to purses lining the shelves of this unique shopping mecca. Better yet, if you’re not sure what look to go with, the store has on-site stylists who can help you find the perfect pieces for any occasion.

IRO | 241 Columbus Avenue

This elegant minimalist French-born boutique on the Upper West Side is perfect for a workplace wardrobe refresh that will have your whole office talking. From sexy fitted button-downs to lacy pullovers to ruffled leather trousers , each piece combines femininity and function. And even if you’re just in the market for a rebooted exercise look, IRO’s soft tank tops, leggings, and sneakers will have you feeling like a rock star even during your least-glamorous gym moments.

What Goes Around Comes Around | 351 West Broadway

Vintage lovers will adore the finds they encounter at vintage mecca What Goes Around Comes Around on West Broadway. From vintage Rolexes to Chanel dresses to Hermes bags, every timeless piece at this unique boutique will become an instant favorite. Fortunately, you won’t have to worry about finding yourself coming home with a fake when you shop at What Goes Around Comes Around: the company is meticulous about vetting every item that lines their shelves.

Sandro | 415 Bleecker Street

This French boutique is the perfect place to revamp your look for a more modern and mature vibe. From luxe jumpsuits to structured trench coat to lace dresses to shoes and purses, Sandro’s wide variety of elegant essentials are as perfect for a day at the office as they are for a weekend party. The business, operated by the same Parisian sisters behind the Maje label, is transforming the way shoppers think about luxury goods, making effortlessly elegant, yet wearable pieces their top priority.

Birchbox | 433 West Broadway

Beauty delivery service Birchbox has expanded their operations to a brick-and-mortar store in the West Village and makeup aficionados couldn’t be more delighted. In addition to a wide variety of makeup and hair products, the store offers nail, hair, and makeup services, making it the perfect final stop before a big night on the town. And in addition to the full-sized products available for purchase, the company remains true to its roots, with an entire “Build Your Own Birchbox” section where you can load up on the trial-sized goodies Birchbox is known for.

Note: This is a guest post by Candace Schaffer; the views and opinions expressed are those of the author. Candice Schaffer works at Knightsbridge Park, a leading digital marketing firm for luxury real estate brands such as The Standish, 101 West 78th Street, The Lindley, and Steel Works. 

About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Our travels allows her the opportunity to pursuit her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


  1. Kali
    March 13, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    I need this next time I go to New York! I definitely want to check out the vintage shop.

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 14, 2018 at 1:18 pm

      There are so many great ones, Kali!

  2. Layan
    March 13, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    This is the perfect post to glance over before a trip to NYC! I really like the sound of IRO, I love minimalist style lately and I’m kind of starting lean towards it a bit more. the idea of tossing all the clothes I hardly wear and keeping a select few I genuinely love seems more and more appealing every day. Out of all of these boutiques, which one is your fav?

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 14, 2018 at 1:20 pm

      I truly love them all but my faves are IRO and What Goes Around Comes Around 🙂

  3. Lees
    March 13, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    OMG I want to go to birchbox! Will put it on my to – do list when I end up in NYC!

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 14, 2018 at 1:20 pm

      I’m glad to hear it, Lees!

  4. Dee at My Dee Dees Diary
    March 13, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    I have never been to any of these places before. They all look pretty awesome though and I would love to see them in person.

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 14, 2018 at 1:21 pm

      They are all so unique and interesting shops!

  5. Ophelia T
    March 13, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    I love all of these places. Walking around What goes around comes around is a great experience. Thanks for sharing.

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 14, 2018 at 1:21 pm

      That one is definitely my favorite, Ophelia!

  6. Chi Mpundu
    March 15, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    I adore What Goes Around Comes Around! One of my favorite boutiques. Will definitely be checking out the other ones

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 16, 2018 at 3:04 pm

      I’m so glad you love it too!

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