Manhattan – SoHo
35 Howard St between Broadway and Crosby St, fifth floor
Manhattan, NY 10013
Go on an international shopping spree without leaving Soho at this large, meticulously curated boutique. Globe-trotting owners Carol Lim and Humberto Leon create something akin to a fashion Olympics inside the store, showcasing American designers alongside both up-and-coming and established brands from other countries. The breadth of items rivals Urban Outfitters (a lofted nook has a small collection of CDs, magazines and books, and glass cases contain cool-kid accessories like neon Timex watches), but the craftsmanship (and prices, of course) is in a different league. Keep an eye out for frequent collaborations; the co-owners have a knack for coaxing the best out of mass-market brands like Keds and Levis.
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