Shopping in person can be overwhelming, and shopping in New York City is like an endless concrete maze if you don’t know where to go. Lucky for us, Nikki has a list of her favorite spots that will help guide you to the finish line. We will be starting, of course, at the KULE Rockefeller Center Store where there are clothing and accessories to make you smile. We’ll take you to Central Park, Little Italy, SoHo, Tribeca, and Williamsburg. It’s a guide to bookmark, whether you’re looking for a last minute gift, or want to shop for yourself.
We start on Fifth Avenue, at Rockefeller Center with the KULE Store (610 Fifth Avenue). You will find both classic KULE pieces for which you know and love the brand (the bestselling Sinclair cashmere cardigan, striped tees, and the Take Out tee) along with special seasonal items (hearts for Valentine’s Day anyone?).
Walk north a couple of blocks to MoMA Design Store (11 W 53rd Street) where you will find colorful, modern designs from an array of brands. Then, east by Central Park is Bergdorf Goodman (754 Fifth Avenue), which is like a giant specialty store carrying the most unique pieces, from home to accessories, that you won’t find everywhere.
Nikki likes to shop in stores that are specialty rather than mega-brands so you can find items you won’t see everywhere else. These are stores that have amazingly curated product. Further uptown on the East Side is Ludivine (764 Madison Avenue), a luxury women’s boutique that offers a curated selection of international and domestic designers.
Then swing down to Dover Street Market (160 Lexington Avenue), a showcase of high-end clothing & amazing artistic displays, to find a very special, stand-out piece from a slew of cool designers from around the world.
Downtown in the NoLiTa area is Oroboro (217 Mott Street), a small and delightful womenswear boutique featuring rare & emerging designers you won’t find elsewhere. A few steps down Mott Street is Westerlind (29 Spring Street) which Nikki loves for their cool outdoorsy gear from different brands from around the world. No 6. Store (8 Centre Market Place), sits on a Little Italy side street, and, while No. 6 has garnered a cult following for their handmade shoes (most notably clogs), favorite pieces they sell are from their group of curated vintage and European designers shoes, apparel, and accessories.
Looping over to SoHo’s West Broadway area is What Goes Around Comes Around (103 Wooster Street), which sells an amazing curation of designer pieces. If you’re looking for that ’90s top, chain belt, or baguette bag, this is your place.
Downtown a bit further in TriBeCa, is a store Nikki loves. La Garçonne (465 Greenwich Street) is a loft-like shop where you’ll find many hard-to-find brands that are both classic and ones that are more obscure. Their curation of clothing, accessories, and home goods is thoughtful and unique, all on display in a gallery-like brick-and-mortar space.
And if you’re up for an adventure, Malin Landaeus Vintage (157 N 6th Street) is just over the Williamsburg Bridge. Founder Malin, who is a vintage archive consultant, and her daughter personally select each piece, with a focus on the ’60s and ’80s. You’ll find perfectly raw denim, outerwear, and soft leather boots sourced from France.
You can of course also shop online 24/7 on KULE.com 😉.