Happy Tuesday everyone! We just got back from NYC and it was such an amazing whirlwind of a trip. We shopped, we saw family and friends, ate amazing food, and saw Hamilton (which was simply genius and surpassed all the hype). When I went shopping I found some really wonderful local shops, and am excited to share them all with you, along with my favorite products if you can’t shop in person. Fall is one of my favorite seasons for new fashion, that are so many amazing colors and textures that look wonderful on everyone. So, without further ado,
Where to shop when you visit NYC
Sezane - Sezane is a French brand that opened a store in NYC. It is one of those shops where you feel cool for just walking in. Everything looked so cool and so French, and I loved all the mauve suede for fall. The shoes particularly blew me away, and I am on the waitlist for the ankle boots and I love these low heeled pumps so much.
Everlane - Everlane is a company that promises well made goods that are produced ethically at an affordable price. They carry a lot of staples at reasonable prices. I picked up a silk blouse that I am very excited about, the silk is thick and luxurious and it has a boatneck which is my favorite. I also really loved their turtlenecks ($30 for pima cotton) and ribbed tees (under $30), and the cashmere felt so soft! Finally, they are well known for their modern take on the loafer.
Margaux - Margaux makes timeless shoes in a variety of colors and textures. They are made out of quality Italian leather, have a cushioned insole, and are made in Italy. The quality is really amazing. I bought a pair of the ballerina flats a year ago, and they still look brand new. I visited their flagship store in NYC, and want every color! They are all just so good.
Credo - Credo beauty is a shop that offers a wide variety of natural beauty products. If you are trying to eliminate toxins in your cosmetics it’s a great place to browse skincare and makeup without having to do a lot of label reading. I liked the sound of the Herbivore Prism exfoliator and I use and love the Ursa Major face balm.
Cuyana - Cuyana’s motto is that you should have fewer things made better, which I really like. Their leather goods are gorgeous, and are a lot cheaper than other major brands with similar quality. I was very intrigued by the cosmetic bags, and they are a lot larger in person than they look online.
Sephora, J.Crew, Kate Spade - Traditional retailers like J.Crew and Sephora have such a wider offering of products in Manhattan. If you are in the city and want to see items that are online but never in store, it’s definitely worth going into the store just to roam around. In addition, the store offer a wonderful experience that often includes snacks and drinks.
Harney and Sons - Harney and Sons is a wonderful tea shop in Soho. They have so many different selections of tea, and everything I have tasted is delicious. At the back of the shop is a sweet little tea cafe, which offers cups and pots of tea and amazing scones. When you are in the shop it feels like you are in a calm little refuge from the city. My favorite flavors are Paris, Soho, Black Current and Boston.
Bite Beauty Lab - At the Bite Beauty Lab you can mix your own lipstick! I’ve walked by but never done it, and next time I’m going to for sure. It just looks so cool!
Purl Soho - If you like to knit or sew Purl Soho is a must stop. It is the best yarn store I have every been to. They offer almost all of their patterns free online, and have samples of all the projects in store along with a huge supply of yarn, fabric, and accessories. The store manages to make the ancient thread crafts look cool and modern, and you leave the store feeling re-energized.
Glossier Showroom - Last but not least, the Glossier showroom is so fun. They’ve managed to make the store feel like you are shopping with your girlfriends. There are sample products, sinks to wash off, lots of mirrors and a loud and happy play list. It’s just really fun to try out the products and talk to other people who love Glossier.
What are your favorite places to shop in NYC? Did you see that FAO Schwartz is coming in December? I can’t wait to walk around and feel like a kid!!