New York City Update: The Best New Spots
We just spent 72-hours in the city—and ate and shopped our way through as many neighborhoods as possible. Here, the new-ish spots we’re most excited about.
Calliope349 West 12th St., West Village | 646.517.2948
This light-filled furniture and interiors shop is the making of creative duo Michael and Caroline Ventura. Offering a mix of what the Venturas themselves would buy, from Mid-Century modern furniture, and collectible magazines to global antique rugs (for which they just launched an online store). The store is also a showroom for Caroline’s jewelry line, BRVTVS and furniture that they make after-hours. (And an interesting note: The store is located in the same West Village building that houses their apartment, Caroline’s jewelry studio, Michael’s creative agency, Sub Rosa, and a connected rental space called And & And.)
Dover Street Market160 Lexington Ave., Murray Hill | 646.837.7750
Spanning seven narrow stories in Murray Hill (yes, Murray Hill), Dover Street Market is like a fair funhouse for fashion: Every nook, cranny, and balcony is lined with some of the most inspiring shopping set dressing in New York City. You’d expect nothing less from Rei Kawakubo, the founder of Comme des Garçons, who has an eye for the most cutting-edge labels around. Like its counterparts in London and Tokyo, DSM boasts a Rose Bakery, making this the sort of place where you can literally spend five hours.
La Garconne465 Greenwich St., Tribeca | 646.553.3303
Slick and all-white, the loft-y space is dotted with wooden racks, filled with all the greatest hits from the popular website, including cutting-edge tailoring from Yohji Yamamoto, Grecian dresses from Zero + Maria Cornejo, and feminine skirts and dresses from Simone Rocha.
Sharktooth111 Grand St., Williamsburg | 718.451.2233
Devoted solely to antique textiles—from overdyed quilts, to Khamseh and Turkish Milas rugs—the pieces here are clearly hard-won, and very reasonably priced considering their quality and provenance. Whether redecorating, or just hunting for ideas, this is one of those spots that offers inspiration in spades.