by Christina Parrella , 02/05/2013 [Updated 01/05/2016]
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United Nations of Retail
British chain Topshop opened its first US location in SoHo in 2009, offering a vast array of wallet-friendly fashions: stylish tops, tight trousers and racks of glittering, neon accessories. The megastore's four floors include one level devoted to menswear as well as a shoe lounge selling everything from sky-high heels to lace-up oxfords. Another trendy British label, AllSaints, has been importing silky shirts, leather biker jackets and an incredible selection of tailored knitwear to SoHo since 2010. In contrast, Italian-bred brand Slowear’s first US store is also here, providing shoppers with racks of classic and casual knitwear, trousers, outwear and shirts from their sub brands Incotex, Montedoro, Glanshirt and Zanone.
Japanese brand Uniqlo, meanwhile, stocks well-made basics; Swedish juggernaut H&M specializes in seasonal apparel, as does its upscale sister stores & Other Stories and COS; and Japanese brand Tomorrowland offers quirky wardrobe staples that are designed and constructed well.
The NYC-based multi-brand retailers are no less exciting. Visitors will want to check the wares at Bloomingdale's, Scoop NYC and Intermix. Plus, Opening Ceremony, which has now gone global with locations in the United Kingdom and Japan, offers an exciting assortment of established and emerging fashion labels alongside exclusive celeb-backed collections and international merchandise.