Visiting the concrete jungle any time soon? Scroll down for the top 4 approved hot spots that will have you looking—and feeling—like a local, even if you aren’t!
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SPACE NK BROOKLYN, NY
Space NK, 229 Bedford Avenue, (at N. 4th Street), Brooklyn, New York, NY 11211
In 1993, beauty entrepreneur Nicky Kinnaird founded the luxe boutique Space NK. What began as a single location in Covent Garden, London, showcasing Kinnaird’s personal selection of beauty discoveries from around the globe, soon became the destination for the world’s most sought-after cult products and beauty solutions. Today, Space NK has grown to include more than 80 stores throughout the United Kingdom, United States and Canada. The latest store is located at 229 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg and features more than 80 brands in cosmetics, skincare, hair care, fine fragrance and bath & body. Some of those lines include Byredo, By Terry, Diptyque, Oribe, Ouai, Tata Harper, Kevyn Aucoin, Surratt Beauty, Lipstick Queen, Eve Lom, Dr. Barbara Sturm, Kat Burki, 111 Skin, Chantecaille, and many more.
KIRNA ZABETE, SOHO, NY
Kirna Zabete, 477 Broome St, New York, NY 10013, USA
Kirna Zabete is the essential fashion destination in the SoHo neighbourhood. Founded by two college best friends in 1999 the store is owned by Kirna and beth Buccini. Both personally selects every item sold at the store. Top boutique for those Fashion statements. With black-and-white-striped floors and neon aphorisms on the walls to set a vibrant tone, the store holds latest from Celine, Chloe and Gucci as well the next-wave of labels like Isa Arfen, Racil, and Vetements.
SUITE 1521, UPPER EAST SIDE, NY
Suite 1521, 980 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10075, USA
Co-founded by Lizzie Tisch and Kim Kassel in September of 2013, Suite 1521 is the only exclusive Manhattan luxury destination where fashion enthusiasts can view collections in their entirety in a private salon environment. Suite 1521 offers the most sought-after collections and partners with emerging designers, many of whom have yet to break the retail market. The concept allows new establishment designers such as Giles Deacon, Antonio Berardi and David Koma plus established niche designers such as Rodarte, Andrew Gn and Huishan Zhang the opportunity to showcase their entire collection in a special selling environment different from the normal retail platform. Members benefit from one on one time with the designers or their design team and the experience of shopping from a designer’s full, unedited collection. Contact the Suite 1521 team (link underlined below) for further information on the members program!
PIPPIN VINTAGE JEWLERY, NEW YORK, NY
Pippin Vintage Jewlery, 112 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011
Pippin is one of the most talked about favourite places to stock up on vintage jewels. Founded by Stephen and Rachel Cooper. From statement pieces to DIY project pieces, Pippin is the only place to go for your vintage jewlery needs. Upon the closing of their Chelsea Flea Market stall the Coopers pondered their future and eventually concluded that shopkeeping was a natural next step. With their King Charles Spaniel puppy, Pippin, in tow, they explored various New York City neighborhoods and ultimately decided to open shop on Orchard Street, below Delancey. With this fortuitous decision, Pippin Vintage Jewelry became one of the first boutiques to open on the burgeoning Lower East Side.