Shopping WE LOVE Tag

Rag and Bone Britain and America collide in the most modern, melancholy manner at Rag & Bone. The space rests humbly between Bedford Street and Bleecker Street. While small, each inch is unitized, creating an intimately chic experience. With the exposed brick walls, racks of monochromatic apparel, and subduing music, you'll feel as if you're in a music video for The xx, and who can resist that? rag-bone.com - 104 Christopher St Otte NYC With the signature West Village emerald green paint job, Otte NYC is unsuspecting at first. But once you're inside, you'll feel as if you've been transported into the hippest of fashion design studios. It's apparel meets art. The all white interior makes the space feel expansive--lively. The apparel and accessories are displayed on elongated white tables with a minimalistic approach, allowing you to fully appreciate each piece's aesthetic. After all, it's an experience in of itself. otteny.com - 37 W 26th St Annie Bing Light and airy yet bold is the best way to describe Anine Bing. The space's light wood floors are offset by the dynamic black metal accents, such as a glass case with black trim and black cube divider. With a focus on monochromatic apparel and footwear (think black leather Chelsea boots), you'll feel like Alexa Chung as you browse (and possibly buy) the carefully curated pieces. aninebing.com - 330 Bleecker St Billy Reid Placed on the neighborly Charles Street is the mise en scène of essentials--Billy Reid. The shop's design conveys this mindset, too, with its wood paneling and white built-in bookcases used for displaying the accessories. It's a look that never goes out of style, just like the apparel. From stoutheartedly crafted knitwear to olive green leather backpacks with cordovan straps, each piece is designed for a day around town or a weekend trip to the mountains. It's where chicness and durability meet, because, after all, it's all about versatility here. billyreid.com - 94 Charles St Saturdays Coffee connoisseurs and lovers of West Coast-inspired apparel can rejoice, because Saturdays encompasses both. And if you thought the medley couldn't get any better, the interior design proves otherwise. Lined with large windows with built-in wood benches and wood shelves with piping for support, it's industrial meets classic. While you admire the space, don't forget to order a latte to accompany you as you browse the clothing or simply as you sit and read. Also, don't forget to snag one of their signature Saturdays shirts before leaving. saturdaysnyc.com/west-village - 7 Perry St Castor and Pollux With the belief that our choices can "transform our lives into something richer, fuller and more complete," Castor and Pollux brings that notion into their designs. Everything is aesthetically pleasing, yet there is always something odd--unexpected. And that's the intention, to use duality, just like in Greek mythology, to create unity. And unity brings us to family, which is also a tremendous influence behind the company. Everything is inspired by a family member. We especially love their (Aunt) Maggie Bracelets birthstone collection. Each one is 100% brass and has a story to tell. When your aunt wears something for forty years, you know it's worth investing in. castorandpolluxstore.com - 238 W 10th St Aloha Rag Minimalism is the forefront of Aloha Rag, the Honolulu store full of well-known designers as well as up-and-coming ones. The space is copious, having a renovated warehouse aura with its translucent grey walls and maple wood floors. The store's inventory of both big and small names make it notable without being daunting. Contemporarily stocked, with designers such as Yoshinori Kotake and Ar Srpls. Plus, they hold a lot of sample sales. Need we say more? 505 Greenwich St Ovando The neighborhood's most acclaimed floral design and event production firm rests humbly on Christopher Street. Its efflorescent creator, Sandra, uses her Spanish and Russian heritage to develop her passion for the brightly exotic. Each piece is artful, which is why she's done floral designs for The MoMA and Hermès. Her Fall Collection, focusing on both blooms and foliage, is sleek and warming. One of Sandra's favorites, Fall Textural, is one of ours, too. ovandony.com - 91 Christopher St Maison Margiela Resembling a warehouse-turned-loft, the leading Belgian designer creates an interior masterpiece in an unsuspecting space on the corner of Bleecker Street and Charles Street. The meager whitewashed walls and exposed piping creates the perfect combination of minimalism and dynamism. With a mix of neons and neutrals, the apparel pops against the interior design, making it feel as if you're viewing art pieces rather than clothing. But isn't fashion just an extension of art, anyway? maisonmargiela.com - 363 Bleecker St James Perse Using his Los Angeles upbringing as the muse behind his creations, James Perse introduces luxe to practical. And it works. His love for the casually sleek also influences the interior design, making a space that is minimalistic yet punchy. The moodily vibrant atmosphere will make you feel like you're on the West Coast, so why not invest in one of his original designs, loved by LA filmmakers and musicians alike, the Trucker Hat. The Double Face Knit Trucker Hat in black is our personal favorite. jamesperse.com - 368 Bleecker St Double RL For a true American shopping experience, Double RL is a must. Their West Village location is nestled in a cozy block on Bleecker Street, giving a nostalgic aura to everyone who grew up with the brand. The space reminiscent of some cottage nestled on Connecticut's coast with its plaid blankets draped over leather reading chairs and sturdy wood floors. If you long for something cozy and sophisticated, Double RL is idyllic for you. ralphlauren.com - 81 Bleecker St Goorin Bros If you love sturdy, chic wide-brim hats, you'll love Goorin Bros.. The shop began in Pittsburgh in 1895 with Cassel Goorin on a horse-drawn cart that was spilling over with hats he lovingly crafted. Sans the horse-drawn cart, not much has changed. Rich in history, the space is a nod to late 1800's interior design and the employees dress accordingly to the era, too. Stop by Goorin Bros. before a day at Central Park, or any day, for that matter. goorin.com - 337 Bleecker St...

Bite With a philosophy to create all things pure and good, Bite is a beauty shop you can trust. The store has a fun, lively atmosphere full of employees who are passionate about the products. We love how they give you the ability to make your own lipsticks in the store. It doesn’t get more firsthand experience than that. bitebeauty.com - 174 Prince St Reformation Minimal and neutral best describes Reformation. If the store isn’t your #1 dress shop, then it should be. With prices that aren’t anxiety-inducing while still putting quality over quantity, Reformation is the place that everyone can agree on. thereformation.com - 23 Howard St Opening Ceremony Have you ever been inside Open Ceremony or on their website and felt like everything is something you and your friends would design? Maybe because the company was founded by two friends in California. They just did the dirty work so you could sit back and shop. And we’re so glad they did. Our personal favorite is their Jacquemus OC Exclusive Haricot Handbag. It’s both casual and strong—like the perfect pair of pals. openingceremony.us - 35 Howard St Acne Acne is every millennials most coveted store. And it makes sense. If their Masca black monk strap shoes aren’t a staple in your wardrobe yet, then go buy a pair (or ask someone who loves you a lot too), and thank us later. acnestudios.com - 33 Greene St Alexander Wang Alexander Wang is fun so of course his store is nothing less. This is the perfect place to get basics, but don’t forget to be a little daring, too. We love the Cardigan Beanie and the Alpha Bucket in latte with rose gold. You can’t get anymore SoHo than these items. alexanderwang.com - 103 Grand St KIKI de Montparnasse Do you have an affinity for dainty, pimenté lingerie but can’t make it out to Paris? Then KIKI de Montparnasse is your guilty pleasure that’s conveniently located in SoHo. We love their Muse Molded Bra and matching Muse Heart Panty. kikidm.com - 79 Greene St...

Friend of a Farmer With 30 years of making dishes with a farm-to-table mission, Friend of a Farmer is a restaurant you can believe in. And their homey atmosphere will make you feel as if you are in your own. We recommend going for brunch and ordering the Crab Cake Benedict (poached eggs, Canadian bacon, English muffin, hollandaise). If you’re in the mood for something a bit more light, you can’t go wrong with the Homemade Granola (all natural, low-fat yogurt, topped with fresh fruit). friendofafarmer.com - 77 Irving Pl #1 Birch Coffee Whatever your drink preference—mocha, drip, chai latte, cold brew, cappucino, americana—Birch Coffee has you covered. And we haven’t even gotten to their breakfast yet. It’s simple but really, really good. Everything is made in-house. Need we say more? They have scones and portraits that change daily so you’ll have to stop by more than once. birchcoffee.com - 21 E 27th St. Casa Mono Spanish Tapas Case Mono is as vibrant as it is cool. Everyone in Gramercy is buzzing about this spot, and with good reason. We recommend going for dinner and going with either their Duck Egg with Mojama and Black Truffles or Grilled Quail, Chicken Wing Salad, Sprouts and Cranberries. Or maybe share a few plates with a group. Either way, your tastebuds will be buzzing as much as everyone is about Casa Mono. casamononyc.com - 52 Irving Pl ABC Kitchen With a passion to committing to offering the freshest, safest ingredients, this French spot is beloved by its neighborhood. We love going here for dinner and getting their pan-seared organic chicken with lemon potatoes and crispy onions. Really, though, it’s all good. abchome.com - 35 E 18th St L’ Express When a place is notorious for it’s 24-hour steak fries, can you really resist? We didn’t think so, and that’s why we love L’Express. We suggest going after-hours and of course ordering those steak fries and maybe a few other things, too. You can never go wrong with their grilled chicken or Caesar salad. Honestly, just order it all. lexpressnyc.com - 249 Park Ave S Obica This mozzarella bar is a must in Gramercy. And you never realize how much variety this cheese holds until you dine at Obica. Yes, mozzarella that is smoked over straw embers really does taste different than mozzarella from Potina. And while you’re debating with your friends on the difference in flavors, maybe do it over one of their crispy and light pizzas. obica.com - 928 Broadway...

Farmers Market at Union Square Every Wednesday Union Square transforms into the most vibrant concrete jungle you’ve ever seen. With fresh bushels of carrots to heads of romaine that are just begging to be made into a beautiful salad, simply walking through this farmers market is a breath of fresh air. And maybe you don’t have time to cook a meal, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pick up a bag of strawberries to munch on while you gallivant around the city. grownnyc.org/greenmarket - E 17th St & Union Square W Intermix If looking at your maps app stresses you out due to how spread out all your shops are from each other, Intermix is here to help. It’s all of your favorite designers compacted into one store, so you don’t have to trek up and down the streets of Manhattan—this really is your one-stop-shop! From Rag & Bone to Frame to Elizabeth and James. They’ve got you covered (quite literally). intermixonline.com - 125 5th Ave Jacadi Looking chic but still comfortable in the city is a must. And comfort overweighs chic with kids any day. That’s why Jacadi is a dream come true for parents. Their apparel is durable, sophisticated, and fun. We love their knit cardigans, which can be thrown over any outfit to dress it up. And kids love their print t-shirts. Who can argue a shirt with swimmers in red bathing suits on it? jacadi.us - 911 Broadway Bash and Bow This modern approach to traditional boutique shopping has us talking. With the feel of a general store that is also luxurious, Bash and Bow has a unique take on both its atmosphere and products. We love their geometric necklaces and stackable rings. They also sell simple yet chic sweaters. bashbowny.com - 210 E 21st St. Maison Kitsune Founded by two art directors, Maison Kitsune is a Parisian brand with a Japanese flare. We especially love their notorious sweat shirts with the classic fox patch on the breast. They are simple yet make a bold statement. And isn’t that what we aim to do with fashion, anyway? shop.kitsune.fr - 1170 Broadway Opening Ceremony Do you have a party coming up? Something you want to look 10/10 for? Thankfully there’s Opening Ceremony. Jaden Smith loves it and band duo Majid Jordan get featured on it. That being known, this clothing line definitely has something to say, and you will too with when you wear their Velvet Dress or Long Hooded Parka at your next big function. openingceremony.us - 1190-1192 Broadway Project #8 This design collaboration has us continually coming back for more. With a focus on design and travel, Project #8 is one of the design world’s favorite inventive shops. We love their key tags, which have various slogans such as “So that happened” and “I only get out of bed because of coffee.” And with the creators concerning themselves with “distribution, collaboration, digression and the creation of fluctuating communities,” we can’t help but brag about this shop. projectno8.com - 38 Orchard St. Le Labo With the belief of quality over quantity, Le Labo focuses on creating soulful fragrances. And it works. For perfumes, we love Thé Noir 29, it creates a brilliant, fresh duality between softness and strength. And if you’re looking for something to reinvent the aura of a room, we suggest the candle Le Labo’s Santal 26—it’s gentle yet smokey with leathery elements. We’re sold. lelabofragraonces.com - 14 W 29th St....

DVF Dresses For the Bohemian in us all, shop at DVF. We’re extra fond of their dresses, which are the perfect blend of flowy and patterned. The Camila Dress is idyllic for a weekend trip to the beach. For a night of cocktails with friends or maybe just a date, we love the Zarita Long Lace Dress. dvf.com - 874 Washington St Moschino Fashion You can’t go wrong with Moschino. Their store on West 14th Street and 9th Avenue is both sleek and minimal. Lately we’ve become obsessed with their key rings, their classic Moschino Key Ring being our personal favorite. Also, you can’t forget to get yourself The Most Moschino T-Shirt. moschino.com - 401 W 14th St Carlos Miele Dresses If you need a break from Northeast weather, step inside Carlos Miele’s West 14th Street store. Their tropicana dresses with hints of animal patterns are daringly fun. You’ll feel as if you’ve been transported into some Cabana night. And who can argue with that? carlosmiele.com - 408 W 14th St Jeffrey New York Outerwear, coats, jackets With a philosophy on curating the most envy-worthy designers’ creations, Jeffrey New York is your one-stop shop. And the minimal-styled layout makes navigating easy and even fun. We love their selection of handbags, ranging from Saint Laurent to Valentino. jeffreynewyork.com - 449 West 14th Street b/t 9th & 10th Ave Alice and Olivia Dresses, shoes and bags Going Parisian has never been as fun as it is with Alice and Olivia. From their Marlee Sequined Striped Sweater to their Colton Drape Lapel LTR Jacket, you’ll feel like a chic goddess in their monochromatic designs. But don’t forget to add some pops of color, too. Pair those pieces with their Lucite Clutch. aliceandolivia.com - 431 W 14th St Chelsea Market Variety of things - Bread - pastries - the vintage market - groceries This is the mecca of markets. We’re not even exaggerating. Every shop is designed to perfection.  Artists & Fleas is like stepping into a 1972 Chelsea; from the tables of brass bracelets with customized engravings to the floral scarves with a mysterious history, you’ll never grow bored. As for freshly baked breads (because you can’t go to a market without that), Fat Witch Bakery is your place. The name makes sense, as each baked good tastes like magic because it really is that good. Don’t forget to end your trip at Chelsea Wine Vault. And be sure to make plans to come back to the market week. chelseamarket.com - 75 Ninth Ave Christian Louboutin Shoes If you love all things shoes, then Christian Louboutin should be your pharmacist. You need that prescription. Their slim and audacious 120 mm heels are our favorites. And while we’re for all things black with their classic So Kate in black, but why not mix it up and get them in a nude? It’ll elongate your legs and also deem you the woman in the room. Who’s complaining about that? christianlouboutin.com - 59 Horatio St HANRO Fashion Let’s get back to the basics—Hanro style. For something on the classic but also innovative side, they’ve got you covered. Your body will be thanking you with these soft and versatile blends of fabric. Their Cotton Pique Robe for her and Knit Robe for him are as homey as they are chic. Be comfortable and look good while doing so? Sign us up. hanro.com - 806 Washington St...