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Jeffrey, West Village

449 W. 14th Street
West Village
New York City , New York
Tel: 212 206 1272's insider take:

Jeffrey Kalinsky is nothing less than a New York legend: The former Barneys shoe buyer has made thousands of fashion-hungry downtown men and women very happy since opening his eponymous store in the Meatpacking District in 1999 (long before it was de rigueur to open up shop here). His was the first high-end designer department store in the neighborhood, and these days the Chanel-and-diamond-wearing crowd happily makes the pilgrimage downtown to see what's he's got in store. The long narrow space is—fittingly enough—reminiscent of a catwalk, with an elegant fountain breaking up the various sections. Staff are surprisingly free of snootiness (in fact, we'd venture to say it's one of the friendliest upscale retailers around) and it's a sheer delight to browse the racks for red carpet–ready offerings from names like Valentino, Gucci, and Giambattista Valli.

Open Mondays through Wednesdays and Fridays 10 am to 8 pm, Thursdays 10 am to 9 pm, Saturdays 10 am to 7 pm, and Sundays 12.30 to 6 pm.

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