The clash of quirky old and swanky new is one of the traits that makes New York unique. NoMad brilliantly embodies that mix.
Two-trick pony’ Maison Kitsuné – located in the lobby of The NoMad Hotel – is that rare combination of fashion and music label. Think: timeless clothing and up-and-coming bands.
— 1170 Broadway, New York, NY 10001, 212 481-6010 – kitsune.fr
The Antiques Garage
This indoor flea market – crammed with modernist objects, vintage clothes and furniture, and African antiques – is a Sunday morning institution for the city’s designers and decorators.
— 112 W. 25th St., New York, NY 10001, 212 243-5343 – hellskitchenfleamarket.com
ABC Carpet and Home
An exquisite museum mall for the home: seven floors of individual boutiques showing a vast variety of decorating styles, from country chic to Moroccan modernism.
— 888 Broadway, New York, NY 10003, 212 473-3000 – abchome.com
JJ Hat Center
Amidst the dozens of hat and sports shops on Fifth Avenue, JJ – established in 1911 – is perhaps the only one frequented by fashionistas: the wood-paneled showroom is packed with hundreds of styles of pork pies, caps, and fedoras.
— 310 5th Ave., New York, NY 10001, 212 239-4369 – porkpiehatters.com
Dover Street Market
The fashion/art/food concept mall was launched in London a few years back by the empress behind Commes des Garçons, Rei Kawakubo. The much anticipated opening of DSM in NoMad is at the end of 2013.
— 160 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10016
This outpost in the Ace Hotel – a well-edited version of its SoHo HQ – is where fabulous fashionistas find acclaimed high-end designers, as well as up-and-comers.
— 1190 Broadway, New York, NY 10001, 646 695-5680 – openingceremony.us
If your Mac goes wrong, Tekserve is a more manageable option than the Apple store and just as gadget-packed. The Apple-savvy staff can help you with repairs, upgrades, and new products.
— 119 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10011, 212 929-3645 – tekserve.com