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575 Broadway, Soho
It's nearly impossible to walk out of this shop empty-handed: For one, it's incredibly cheap and for two, we can't get enough of their minimal, modern clothing that subscribes to market trends without being a slave to them. Much like Zara and Cos, you can mix their clothing in pretty seamlessly with your higher-end splurges. There's also a Midtown location.
68 Prince St, Soho
Ethical sneaker start-up Allbirds has recently opened their first NYC concept store in Soho, replete with a human sized hamster wheel to test shoe durability.
5 Crosby St., Soho
In a sprawling, white-washed space on Crosby Street, BDDW shows off Tyler Hays's genius. And what that manifests as is beautifully designed and hand-crafted furniture, ceramics, and rugs—all with a rustic yet pristine, modern feel. It's stunning, particularly in the way that it's presented in pretty suites throughout the labyrinthine space. Along with Hays's work, BDDW also carries a few other equally exquisite items like Lindsay Adelman's sculptural lighting and Kieran Kinsella ceramic side-tables.
56 Crosby St., Soho
There aren't many better jewelry boutiques in the country: Offering a mix of new and estate pieces, the curation here is stunning, but also cool (sometimes a hard-to-accomplish feat). You'll find tiny little mixed stone rings from Mociun, huge diamond slice earrings, but Lito's bejeweled third eye pendants. The original is in the Brentwood Country Mart in Los Angeles.
451 Broadway, Soho
Crate & Barrel's sister store is full of modern, really well-priced furniture items and home accents, making it a great stop when in need of a few practical pieces for a quick home upgrade. We always stock up on their glass and dishware—they're great, easily replenished, kitchen basics. There's also a location in Midtown.
1 Crosby St., Soho
At this veritable treasure chest, black walls highlight cabinets chock full of objects chosen solely for their beauty, whether they be modern French ceramics from Tse et Tse, rare jewels, or 15th-century religious effigies. It's all the work of owner Federico de Vera who travels around the globe hand-picking and then arranging every single item for his two Manhattan stores. Nothing comes with a label, but should you want the backstory on any object, the staff are expert antiquarians and design connoisseurs.
109 Mercer Street, Soho
In 2013, Tara Foley launched Follain, an all-natural beauty emporium that stocks non-toxic beauty products, including goop favorites Ilia, French Girl Organics, RMS (and our very own goop by Juice Beauty). One-on-one makeup appointments are available at their brick-and-mortar stores (in addition to their Soho outpost, they’re also in Boston, DC, and Nantucket). Bonus: to cut down on plastic waste, certain products can be refilled in-store.
107 Sullivan St., Soho
Occupying a sliver of space in a quiet stretch of Soho, Global Table is one of those places that's packed from floor to ceiling. Sourcing items from all over the world, the prevailing aesthetic is bright, colorful, and modern, though they also have a great selection of wooden serving pieces, like salad bowls and cutting boards. It’s rare to walk out empty-handed.
17 Bleecker St., Soho
Ariane Goldman had her lightbulb moment five years ago when she was pregnant with her daughter and couldn’t find many fashionable options for her growing size. Her months of searching resulted in Hatch, an easy-to-wear line geared toward mothers before, during, and postpregnancy. There are staples, like a striped bateau and chambray tops, as well as special pieces, like the Noa Jumper, a versatile linen jumpsuit with adjustable knotted straps, and the Ziggy Pant, which features a stitched smocked waistband to accommodate an expanding waist. Dressing rooms have a size chart to help you figure out how a piece might fit, depending on where you are in your pregnancy and—best yet—there’s a cravings bar stocked with candy, pickles, you name it.
Housing Works Bookstore & Café
126 Crosby St., Soho
100% of the proceeds from this popular used bookstore go to its very worthwhile charity that provides housing for those in need (if you're looking to unload your bookshelves, bring donations here). Twice a month, the store hosts the popular Moth Storytelling Series, which is worth lining up for. The gorgeous space, lined with dark wood shelves, is also available for wedding rentals. There are Housing Works thrift shops that sell furniture scattered across the city.
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