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.