There is not a single girl in the world that doesn’t have a Big Apple shopping trip on her bucket list, but if you were to ask her where the best boutiques in the city are, she probably wouldn’t have a clue.
If you want a whole new look, you have got to start with the right foundation. Linda’s Bra Salon on Lexington Avenue has been featured on Queer Eye For The Straight Guy and Tim Gunns Guide to Style. Not only can you find the perfect bra, but you can also shop for sexy lingerie.
For a real taste of New York fashion, spend an hour or two at Darling. The owner was a costume designer on Broadway, and now creates her own designs and sells them alongside other designers. Head over to Horatio Street for a plaid mini or a tweed boyfriend jacket.
Fashion mad women on a budget will love Lucy Barnes. Take the subway to the meatpacking district on West 14th Street and grab a sexy pair of jeans. Lucy now has a couture collection with prices ranging from $100.00 to $1000.00. Now everyone can afford to look Haute.
Mingle with the business women at Scoop. This trendy boutique has several city locations and carries Stella McCartney, Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs. Stop in and shop for denim and a new bikini for your trip to the Hamptons.
Shang Hai Tang is home to Asian inspired silk dresses, pants, tees, jeans and silk slippers. This Madison Avenue shop is the perfect place to look for lounge wear and a gift for the difficult to buy for.
Soho is every shoppers dream. You can find ethnic wear, quirky jewelry stores, specialty shops and delicious eateries. Vintage A mixes vintage stock with new contemporary fashion. Pair a seventies pair of flares with a new tee.
Mystic Boutique on 5th is the secret of every chic New Yorker. Pick up all the basics like jeans, a trench coat and a tailored shirt for under$100.00. It’s the go to shop for girls on the move.
Unlike other antique accessory shops in the big apple, Pippin Vintage Jewelry on West 10th Street is actually affordable. Pick up a broach and pair it with a topaz ring and a pair of earrings for less than $100.00.
Greenwich Ave has welcomed Brooklyn boutique Otte into the neighborhood. Carrying everything from basic to black-tie, the neighborhood favorite has selected pieces that will take you from a casual night out, to a glamorous star-studded event.
If you need to impress at the last minute, walk don’t run to Jesse James. You can pick up a cocktail dress that will turn heads, or go with a great fitting pair of leggings and a tie dye halter top.