Where do the personal stylists & luxury shopping experts want you to shop this year? Well, we find out. Your next stop New York.
New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world, well known for its iconic skyscrapers, diverse cultural centres and, of course, its fashion.
The island of Manhattan is small, but when it comes to clothes shopping, it’s easy to get lost. To navigate the Big Apple’s speed and glitz and endless options, you need advice from the experts. Orange York specialises in luxury personal shopping tours, and we’re happy to share some of our secrets.
Walk the streets of New York and you’ll see people wearing a lot of the same clothing. Makes sense because many people make their purchases in the same stores. But to avoid ‘the uniform’ and to find what looks and feels good, we share withyou a few of the city’s hidden gems.
The big-name department stores can be mesmerising however we often prefer smaller boutiques. Boutiques can customise items for you, make alterations and ship them to your hotel or home when ready. If you play your cards right, you might even get to meet the designers and be greeted with champagne and macaroons!
Dress shoes for men & women. Avitto is located on West Broadway in Soho. This small store carries the most versatile and unique shoes and accessories to ensure your wardrobe is anything but boring, mixing classic craftsmanship with contemporary sensibility. They are handmade in Italy and comfort is their priority. 424 W Broadway # A, New York, NY 10012; +1 (212) 219-7501
Clothing for women. Anya Ponorovskaya is another gem designer hidden on Elizabeth Street. She knows how to enhance the feminine body and make it shine with elegance and sophistication. Her fabulous designs are made of stretch fabrics, wool, cashmere and luxurious silks.
Her collection is comfortable, sexy and timeless. Most of her versatile designs can easily be transformed from day to evening, and dresses often are reversible so you get two dresses for the price of one. The designer is usually in the store making sure the piece fits perfectly on her clients. 251 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012; +1 (212) 966-9650
Clothing & accessories for men. A favourite of celebrities and bank executives alike, this store is for people who are not afraid to step out of their comfort zones and that don’t want to dress in a ‘uniform’. Whether it’s sports coats or dressy jackets, Jay Koss combines coloured suede and leathers making eclectic yet elegant outfits. His textures and design choices make his clothes stand out. 239 Mott Street, New York, NY 10012; +1 (212) 319-2770
Clothing & accessories for women. Wendy Nichol established her label with bags, jewellery and hats that are urban and punk-inspired and yet exude a Southwestern sensibility on the fringe and studded. The focus of this line is to craft and detail. She uses the softest leathers in deep, rich shades. From diamonds to the perfect bucket bag, all items are handmade in SoHo, New York. 147 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012; +1 (212) 431-4171
Clothing & accessories for men & women. Entrepreneur and designer, Tiziano Zorzan founded his eponymous label just a couple of years ago and is rapidly expanding in New York, LA and soon in Asia. Rationality, innovation and ingenuity are his vision. If you need something that’s not mass-produced, Tiziano Zorzan is for you. His clothing is made with 100% high-quality material, imported mostly from Italy. He specialises in jackets and coats as well as blouses for ladies. This is a must-go place to find trendy luxury pieces. 69 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10014; +1 (212) 929-7174
These recommendations are brought to you by Orange York, known for tailor-made shopping experiences around Manhattan, providing their clients with exclusive access to the globe’s finest stores and brands. Book your Luxury Private Shopping Tour in New York City. OrangeYork.com; info@OrangeYork.com; +1 (646)789 5071
© This article was first published in Apr-May 2017 edition of World Travel Magazine.