Now that I have moved to Boston my trips to NYC are quick and jam packed. I put aside some time between client meetings to check out some of my favorite shops to see what’s new and well, shop! I thought I would share some of my go tos. These shops follow a somewhat straight line from downtown to uptown. I did not include shops that have you zig zagging across the city.
All the shops are linked!
This store is great for accessory shopping, they have curated selection of glass vases, shagreen boxes and various objects. Definitely one of my favorite places.
This quirky whimsical shop is a must see. I was last in around Christmas and it was just filled with decorations and one of a kind gifts.
Roman and Williams Guild
So this is a new one that just recently opened and my first time in was this week. They have a delish restaurant and bakery, a flower shop and a home shop in the back. It is worth the trip. The interiors are absolutely stunning as expected from the Roman and Williams crew. The wall color and treatment is outta control.
So this is also a new one, about four months old. I read about it in AD on the train ride in and thought I would pop in since I was already planning on going to rwguild. The interiors are funky and expensive, so is the product, but it is definitely worth the stop. They had a pop up Chloe display that was stellar. They occupy the whole building and have jewelry, kids, womens, mens and some home. The salespeople are super fashion enthusiasts.
Moma Store (downtown)
This may seem like a silly one but I always pop in. It is quirky and you can grab some great gifts and filler accessories. I also pop in because it is across the street from Balthazar, which is my go to for lunch when I am downtown making my way up.
The future perfect
Another great accessory, lighting and furniture shop where you will find things you won’t see anywhere else.
Santa Maria Novella
This is one of my all time favorite places. It is beautiful and smells like heaven. I always buy client gifts here and always pick up their burning papers. They are the best! I can never get them online but they always have them in the store, just ask!
Pearl River Mart
Just fun! and kind of an institution. I used to work around the corner when I was at Jed Johnson and it was just a great escape and I would always find something for hostess gifts or a table setting. Cheap and cheerful!
The antique shops on 10th and 11th by university just under union square are outstanding and have stood the test of time. Hostler Burrows, Anthony Todd, Maison Gerard, O’Sullivan Antiques
I used to live a block over from ABC and it is a huge store with a huge selection of everything from jewelry, accessories, clothing, furniture, kids shop, bath, linens, really everything. Even a restaurant. A must see.
Love this store! They have some unique art, tabletop and accessories. The interior itself is beautiful as well!
Making your way uptown.
Bergdorfs the women’s store (men’s is across the street, east side)
I am not alone in my love for Bergdorf’s. It is one of my favorite places. I love the BG restaurant, I take a seat by the window overlooking central park and it is just the best. Interiors by Kelly Wearstler with de Gourney wallcovering doesn’t hurt either. I usually pop into the restaurant first for another bite and a glass of champagne (oops!) and then do a loop around the home floor located on the same level. They have vintage tabletop, books, accessories, linens, and even a kids section. Enjoy!
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This seat is everything! (via link)
This Upper East Side shop is always changing their inventory and have great accessories. I just bought these..
Some great finds if you hit it right!
This store is like entering another world. It has live birds, garden accessories and hostess gifts.
Love this place!! They are constantly updating their inventory and have such fun, unique things! Kate Schelter has her watercolors hanging on the wall. Christopher Spitzmiller has some of his plates and garden stools scattered about. They are also always having events. Right now they are having a pillow pop up!
If you have time to travel a bit farther east. You should look at Bunny Williams and Gerald Bland in the Fine arts building as well as Liz O’Brien’s shop on 61st street.
What are your favorites? Always looking for new spots!