Top 5 Fashion Stores in New York
Whether you’re looking for an edgy, vintage-inspired look or the latest pieces from the city’s most beloved designers, New York is home to some of the world’s best fashion stores. Here, we’ve rounded up the top stores to check out when it comes to shopping in the city, all selected with input from the city’s most fashionable and design-conscious residents.
Dover Street Market NYC
Dover Street Market (DSM) has a presence throughout the city by way of standalone shops, Dover Street Market and shop-in-shops at Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Avenue. But its Chelsea location is a particularly treasure trove. Devised by Comme des Garçons creative director and Dover Street Market co-founder Rei Kawakubo, it’s a shop that operates much like a gallery. Having recently undergone a major redesign, it’s now packed with a curated mix of womenswear and accessories.
Beacon’s Closet Brooklyn
There are a few Beacon’s Closet locations across the city but this one in Greenwich Village is a particularly good spot for shopping on a budget. As the name suggests, this shop buys, sells and trades clothing from a wide range of brands and offers a number of fitting rooms.
They’re also the place to go if you want to score a pre-loved designer piece. And the price points are absolutely reasonable, with some items as low as $10 apiece.
This denim brand was created to be a niche store for women’s jeans, but they’ve since expanded into a full clothing line. It’s a great place to find all the basics you need for your wardrobe, including tops, dresses and shoes. And, you can even donate your old jeans here if you’re in the mood to recycle!
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This is a brand that makes its mark by avoiding the fast-fashion cycle. The designers in their Stockholm, Paris and Los Angeles studios are dedicated to creating timeless collections that reflect the cities in which they are based.
The store stocks a carefully curated selection of cult labels from the designer’s travels, including Cristaseya and SC103 as well as a range of coveted pieces from her own label. It’s one of the most unique, independent fashion stores around and is a must-visit for anyone in town.
For those who prefer a more modest approach to their clothing, the Japanese brand is a go-to spot for shirts and dresses that will never be out of style. The company is renowned for its minimalist designs and carries a vast range of homewares, too.
Buffalo Exchange Brooklyn
Located in the heart of Williamsburg, Buffalo Exchange is an all-around thrift store with a twist. The shop sells a huge variety of items, including designer shoes, clothes and accessories, so there’s something for everyone here.
But what sets it apart from other thrift stores is that all of the clothes here have had previous owners and therefore have been slightly refurbished. The result is a store that’s incredibly well-stocked and often has some amazing pieces.