102 Franklin St.
Jason Scott takes his cotton seriously. Every piece in his eponymous clothing line is airy, velvety, supple. This comes from Scott’s obsessive attention to detail. In his previous career he worked at one of LA’s top talent agencies. Instead of schmoozing with industry executives at lunch, he went to Barneys, where he grilled the salespeople about the details and craftmanship of the pieces he like. That led to Scott starting his own line of supremely soft, wearable basics in 2013. He considers every stitch (an anomaly in simple casual wear). The crewnecks keep their shape, the high-neck tanks flatter, even the sweatpants look chic. And it’s worth noting that Scott is the nicest guy. Visit his pristine brick-and-mortar boutique in Tribeca and you may catch him there pouring whiskey and inviting friends (and customers) to take a load off.
20 Harrison St., Tribeca
Designer Jenni Kayne has finally made things permanent in Manhattan, bringing her sunny Southern California optimism along with her for the brand's first New York City boutique. Much of Kayne's collection—luxe cashmere, textured mules and d'orsay flats, oversized throws, and wear-with-everything ankle boots look right at home in the store's light filled space (complete with bleached floors and white brick walls) in Tribeca. The store will function slightly differently than Kayne's other retail outposts: Instead of a standard brick-and-mortar, it will act more as a showroom for customers to get acquainted with the brand and try things on. So while the store will keep limited stock on hand, many styles and sizes will be available to test-drive and customers can place an online order with expedited shipping. Good news: Fans of JK will be happy to know they're looking to bring their women's speaker series and DIY workshops to the space, too.
324 Canal St., Tribeca
At this design co-operative, designers like Flat Vernacular, Fort Standard, and Meg Callahan co-exist in beautiful vignettes scattered throughout the space. It’s founder Jean Lin who has a special knack for the whole mix, giving high-design furniture, textiles, and accessories a home-like context.
13 White St., Tribeca
Double Knot boasts a collection of tribal rugs, antique carpets, kilims, and other textiles from a diverse array of regions: Turkey, Iran, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Morocco. If in town, you can check out their gallery in Tribeca, which is open to the public.
38 N. Moore St., Tribeca
Luxury furniture brand, Espasso, opened in 2002. With outposts on both coasts, and a London location, Espasso's showrooms are a mecca of modern and contemporary Brazilian furniture.
Ten Thousand Things (Closed)
7 Harrison St., Tribeca
Jewelers Ron Anderson and David Rees create totally distinctive, sculptural, organic pieces that set off diamonds and rare pearls. After many years in the Meatpacking District, they've relocated to a huge, airy space in Tribeca and broadened the selection to include exclusive homewares and furniture in addition to their own line of jewelry.
52 White St., Tribeca
Designer Ted Muehling’s timeless, nature-inspired pieces come in many exquisite shapes—spindly candlesticks, globe-like earrings—and are the result of collaborations with some of the world’s most revered manufacturers from Lobmeyr crystal to Nymphemburg porcelain. At his store and workspace—his studio is tucked away upstairs—you’ll find his jewelry, porcelain, and crystal, displayed in elegant glass vitrines. You’ll also find everything that inspires him, from found seashells and butterfly displays to the work of other artisans like Gabriella Hale and Axel Russmeyer.
103 Franklin St., Tribeca
We head to Steven Alan for the perfectly tailored yet lived-in men's and women's shirting that comes in an endless variety of plaids and stripes. Beyond that, it's the relaxed mix of pieces from designers like A.P.C, Isabel Marant, Rachel Comey, that keeps us coming back. The outpost in Tribeca is the flagship and the original, though there are now locations scattered around the city. In Nolita, the men's (230 Elizabeth Street) and women's (229 Elizabeth) are next door to one another.
Steven Alan Annex
103 Franklin St., Tribeca
We head to Steven Alan for the perfectly tailored yet lived-in men's and women's shirting that comes in an endless variety of plaids and stripes. Beyond that, it's the relaxed mix of pieces from designers like A.P.C, Isabel Marant, Rachel Comey, that keeps us coming back. The outpost in Tribeca is the flagship and the original, though there are now locations scattered around the city.
177 Franklin St., Tribeca
Based in Detroit, Shinola produces watches (the owners also founded Fossil), bicycles, leather goods, stationery—all boasting American craftmanship and manufacturing. We love the story and the beautifully simple, functional, and heritage-inspired designs.