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Soho, New York City, New York

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Longchamp

132 Spring St.
Soho
New York City , New York
10012
Tel: 212 343 7444

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Prada

575 Broadway
Soho
New York City , New York
10012
Tel: 212 334 8888

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Raoul's

180 Prince St.
Soho
New York City , New York
10012
Tel: 212 966 3518

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Bar 89

89 Mercer St.
Soho
New York City , New York
10012
Tel: 212 274 0989

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Soho Grand

310 West Broadway
Soho
New York City , New York
10012
Tel: 212 965 3000
Tel: 800 965 3000

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Blue Ribbon

97 Spring St.
Soho
New York City , New York
10012
Tel: 212 274 0404

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La Esquina

106 Kenmare St.
New York City , New York
10012
Tel: 646 613 7100

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Concierge.com's insider take:

This area, bounded by Houston Street to the north and Canal Street to the south and stretching from Lafayette Street to Varick Street, has gone from a manufacturing center to an artists' haven to an upscale shopping area. Unfortunately the quirkier designers have been elbowed aside by big-ticket international brands, though sometimes with designer architecture to match—don't miss the undulating magnetic staircase at Longchamp or Rem Koolhaas's over-the-top design for Prada. Despite the crowds of shoppers on weekends, parts of Soho are still very New York: The grande dame of downtown bistros, Raoul's, has been turning out its signature steak au poivre since the '70s—its peppercorn excellence must be tasted to be understood. Not far away is Bar 89, infamous for its single-occupant bathrooms upstairs: The doors are glass, but they frost over as soon as you close them. Stop in for a drink at Soho Grand, get a bowl of exceptional homemade soup from the stand on the corner of Mercer and Spring, and note the historic cast-iron buildings and the feeling of an older New York (except for the apartments that rent for $3,500 a month). On the southern stretches, around Broome, Grand, and Howard streets, you'll still see holdover individual boutiques mixed in with the Vuittons and Chanels; Mercer, Wooster, and Greene streets host a number of high-end furniture shops, and throughout the neighborhood street vendors hawk everything from handmade greeting cards to jewelry to vintage dresses. After hours, hit Blue Ribbon for late-night comfort food or La Esquina for haute-Mexican in a speakeasy setting.

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