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New York City shopping

New York remains one of the world's most exciting shopping cities, but the proliferation of big multinational chains on the avenues and the sheer variety on offer can make a shopping trip daunting. One way to render the experience more manageable is to think of the city as a series of villages. To that end, we've divided this guide into the major neighborhoods, highlighting the retail experiences in each area that offer either true one-of-a-kind gems or are the ultimate expression of their brand (more than a few upscale brands, for instance, have their flagship stores here).

Each neighborhood has its own distinct flavor. The West Village (which, for the purposes of this guide, encompasses some 20 blocks between Horatio and West 14th Streets) is the haunt of fashion editors and cool downtown girls with plenty of disposable income, who shop for everything from French antiques to haute couture. Soho is home to an array of world-class design stores and avant-garde fashion, while the East Village and Lower East Side offer a more eclectic shopping experience—the chance of finding a bragworthy bargain here is pleasingly high. Venture to the storied midtown area, around Fifth and Madison Avenues, and expect to be dazzled by luxury: This is where fashion houses and jewelers vie to outdo one another with high-design spaces and showstopping collections.

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Kirna Zabête, Soho

The owners of this trailblazing Soho boutique, Beth Buccini and Sarah Easley, think like fashion editors: They sift through the endless sartorial offerings that...more

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Marc Jacobs, New York City

In spite of calling Paris home these days, Marc Jacobs will always belong to New York, the city where his multifarious design talents reached their nexus. It's...more

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Midtown, New York City

It's no coincidence that when people think of shopping in New York, they think of midtown—the buzzy commercial center of Manhattan harbors some of the...more

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Moss, Soho

It would be easy to mistake Moss for a bite-size museum: Items in this design store range from porcelain plates from the 18th century to the latest Scandinavian...more

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Opening Ceremony, Soho

This Soho boutique—whose proudly '80s font hints at the decade most revered within —displays work by a different country's designers each year, plus a...more

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Prada, Soho

Part of Miuccia Prada's undisputed genius is her ability to fuse fashion with art, and that talent is on impressive display at the New York flagship in Soho....more

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Rag & Bone, West Village

Along with being two of the nicest people in fashion (not to mention rather, ahem, easy on the eyes), British transplants David Neville and Marcus Wainwright...more

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Soho, New York City

The area south of Houston has come in and out of fashion over the years, but one thing remains consistent: its high-hip shopping status. Weekends can be chaotic...more

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West Village/Meatpacking District, West Village

The West Village lays claim to some of the city's best microneighborhoods, from the upscale far reaches of the Meatpacking District to the gourmet wonderland of...more

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Young Designer's Market, Little Italy

What's true of most cities also applies to New York: If you want to take the temperature of the town's tastes and style, get to a market. The Young Designer's...more

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