13 E 16th St (bet. Fifth Ave. and Union Square West)
Manhattan, NY 10003
Fashionistas worldwide describe this French designer’s collection as elegant and simple with its array of pleated skirts, cozy sweaters and collared shirts. The simplicity of the pieces makes them easy to mix and match, and the prices are surprisingly pocket-friendly. Men will find turtleneck sweaters and leather porkie hats at the SoHo location—which also contains a gallery that presents six exhibitions per year (see 50howardstreet.com)—while the Flatiron store sells both men's and women's apparel and the Upper East Side store is women’s only.