Manhattan – West Village
370 Bleecker St between Charles and Perry Sts
Having cornered the market on collegiate prep wear, Abercrombie & Fitch courts the postgrad crowd with Ruehl, a luxury line aimed at an older, more moneyed shopper. Propped out with a working fireplace, wood paneling and first-edition tomes, the line's debut NYC outpost is a unisex, accessories-only boutique on the stretch of Bleecker that's home to luxury stops like Marc Jacobs and Cynthia Rowley. Deep-pocketed types can splurge on the spin-off labels similarly high-end stock, such as an ivory python satchel ($1,198) and a colossal one-of-a-kind leather steamer trunk ($25,000). More-accessibly priced small accessories, including grosgrain-trimmed mink slippers ($168) and deerskin gloves ($98), allow those on a modest budget to get in on the action, too.
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