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Vintage in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Screaming Mimi’s

If you dig vintage threads, you may just scream, too. This funtastic shop carries an excellent selection of yesteryear pieces, organized – ingeniously – by decade, from the ’50s to the ’90s. (Ask to see the small, s…
Books in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Idlewild Books

Named after JFK airport’s original moniker, this indie travel bookstore gets feet seriously itchy. Books are divided by region and cover guidebooks as well as fiction, travelogues, history, cookbooks and other stimu…
Clothing in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Trina Turk

Anyone with a yen for '70s-inspired prints should take themselves to the Trina Turk boutique. The wife and husband team behind the unisex brand have cultivated a range that harkens back to the vibrant heyday of Cali…
Food & Drinks in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Murray's Cheese

Founded in 1914, this is one of New York’s best cheese shops. Owner Rob Kaufelt is known for his talent for sniffing out devastatingly delicious varieties from around the world. You’ll find (and be able to taste) al…
Cosmetics in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

CO Bigelow Chemists

The ‘oldest apothecary in America’ is a favorite among New Yorkers and a convenient spot to grab upscale lotions and face masks, organic soaps and bath bombs, and basic toiletries. It's a fun place to test high-end …
Fashion & Accessories in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Marc by Marc Jacobs

At home in this well-heeled neighborhood, this Marc Jacobs outpost sells the designer's women's line. The store's large front windows allow easy peeking – assuming there’s not a sale, during which you’ll only see ho…
Fashion & Accessories in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Personnel of New York

This small, delightful indie shop sells women's designer clothing from unique labels from the East and West Coasts and beyond. Look for easy-to-wear Sunja Link dresses, soft pullover sweaters by Ali Golden, statemen…
Clothing in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Odin

Named after the mighty Norse god, Odin offers a bit of magic for men seeking a new look. The large boutique carries stylish downtown labels, such as Phillip Lim, Band of Outsiders and Edward, and is the place to bro…
Fashion & Accessories in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Saturdays

For a strange sight in the West Village, stop by this eye-catching surf shop, complete with pricey boards by Tudor, Fowler and Haydenshapes. Of course, shopping here is more about buying into the surfing lifestyle –…
Vintage in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Housing Works Thrift Shop

With its swank window displays, this shop looks more boutique than thrift, but its selections of clothes, accessories, furniture, books and records are great value. It's the place to go to find discarded designer cl…