Concierge.com's insider take:
For high-quality contemporary design, head first to Space, a frosty white street-level showroom where Bertoia chairs, Minotti cocktail tables, and Louis Poulsen chandeliers fly off the shelves the second they hit the store. There's usually a DJ spinning on weekends, and the adjoining space is a popular venue for after-hours parties and events. RetroModern, just across the street, stocks midcentury classics from Eames and Noguchi and contemporary staples like Starck Flos lamps and Iitala housewares. It also houses the Alessi U.S. flagship and a Kartell store.