One of a Few
354 Water St., Downtown
The focus at One of a Few is to make the shopping experience as seamless as possible for everyone involved. This means shoes and bags from both established (Clare V., Creatures of Comfort) and emerging designers (Building Block, Kara Bags) are displayed on a few scattered tables, encouraging patrons to make their way around the store so as not to miss any of the Rachel Comey, Wood Wood, Ganni, and LoQ lining the racks; meanwhile, seating for weary partners guarantees uninterrupted shopping time.
350 W. Cordova St., Downtown
The Block Owner Jennifer MacKay stocks a very deliberate edit of season-specific pieces like floaty Ulla Johnson dresses and Janessa Leone hats in spring, and chunky knits from Henrik Vibskov at winter time, making leaving empty-handed a real struggle. The store is set up to resemble an apartment, with carefully chosen pieces casually displayed on tables and shelves, adding to the relaxed vibe.