The Best Boutiques in NYC

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The Best Boutiques in NYC
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It’s often argued that New York City is the fashion capital of the world. where little fads turn into big trends and up-and-coming designers morph into big stars.
With such a stylish reputation, it’s no surprise that New York has some seriously amazing stores. On nearly every corner from Soho to Brooklyn, you’ll find boutiques that cater to the city’s most fashionable residents.
Of course, with so much to choose from, the prospect of actually getting any shopping done can feel a little intimidating. But we’re making it easy to plan your next excursion with a handy guide to the best boutiques NYC has to offer. As you click through, we think you’ll agree that NYC is in a shopping league all its own.
What’s your favorite store in NYC? Tell us in the comments! 

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Originally known for its denim, Acne has expanded from its signature denim to utilitarian pieces that transition from season to season, and gender to gender. Acne's Soho boutique just expanded and got a mini facelift—all part of the company's agenda to stir things up stateside. 33 Greene Street,


With locations in Manhattan and Williamsburg, OAK is designed for the indie-fashion connoisseur. Expect edgy pieces from the likes of Cast of Vices, Unconditional, or H by Hudson on the racks, or scope out the in-house label's imminently cool line of basics. 28 Bond Street,


Started by a former StyleCaster intern, Owen is the place to go for shoppers seeking hard-to-find designers. With an eye for emerging talent, owner Philip Salem brings cool collections from all over the world to his racks in NYC. 809 Washington Street;


Gargyle takes inspiration from the classic prep and country clubs. The New York City boutique is teeming with curated classics perfect for a cheeky prepster. An added bonus: all the pieces you see online are available in store. 16A Orchard Street;


While the label has been around since '69, Comme des Garçons didn't make a splash on the fashion scene until it debuted in Paris twenty years later. With a tunnel entrance on West 22nd, the brand is definitely announcing its insider-cool with the New York flagship. 520 West 22nd Street,


Odin is one of the best menswear boutiques in New York with an inventory of awesome finds from 3.1 Phillip Lim, Richard Chai, Thom Browne and Junya Wantanabe. Even dudes who aren't into fashion have been known to become true believers at this boutique. 330 East 11th;


Known for clean lines and simplicity, French label A.P.C. has minimalism down to a tee. Originally known for awesome denim, the label's cult following has grown to include tomboyish gals and fashion-conscious fellas alike. The brand is in expansion mode in New York City and recently opened a store in the West Village. 267 W. 4th Street;


Andrea Miller's boutique, Eponymy, shuns fast fashion and focuses on clothing with a conscience. Combining awesome service with sustainable gear, this unusual shop is definitely one to add to your list. 466 Bergen Street;

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Opening Ceremony has earned a loyal—almost rabid—cult following, and for good reason. The creative directors behind Kenzo are the geniuses behind this quirky retail spot, which stocks a gangbusters mix of new talent with established designers like Rodarte and Margiela. 35 Howard Street;


Johan Lindberg insists that BLK DNM is about three things: denim, tailoring and leather. Check out the store to find denim in a variety of cuts and washes that have made his denim a favorite among fashion enthusiasts. 237 Lafayette Street;


Cloak & Dagger is all about fun, comfortable, chic clothing that keeps the body in mind. Started by Pratt grad Brookelynn Starnes—who styles for fashion houses like Prada and Valentino—Cloak & Dagger has gained international recognition since its start in 2006. 78B Hoyt Street;

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Contemporary design and understated luxury are the calling cards of this New York style institution, which offers a luxury shopping experience at Otte locations in the West Village, Upper East Side and Tribeca. 121 Greenwich Avenue;

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Run by impossibly cool sisters, Wendy and LaRae Kangas, East Village boutique, Duo, offers a carefully-curated selection of vintage finds along with chic gear from young local designers. 337 East 9th Street; 

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Creatures of Comfort is what you would get if Opening Ceremony and your favorite knick-knack shop had a kid. Here you'll find globally-sourced artwork, housewares and furniture alongside well-curated fashion finds. 205 Mulberry Street;

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Located in downtown Manhattan, Stephanie Pappas' edgy boutique, Eva, is all about introducing small local and international brands to new audiences with exclusive gear from the likes of Acne, Olivier Theyskens, Made Her Think and Pamela Love. 355a Bowery;


Surface to Air does it all, including music videos to a collaboration with Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth. But just because they're busy doesn't mean the clothing suffers, the brand's exclusive pieces are some of the most sought-after around. 27 Mercer Street;


You probably know this indie boutique's online store, but did you know Pixie Market had a brick-and-mortar flagship on the Lower East Side? Located on Stanton Street, the boutique carries awesome indie labels for those that want to add a little edge to their wardrobe. 100 Stanton Street;


Marcus Wainwright and David Neville of Rag & Bone were CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists and winners of the 2007 Swarovski Award for emerging talent in menswear. Today, they focus on timeless looks and top-notch quality, so what you buy will outlive the fads. 104 Christopher Street;


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