Oh, the options, they are endless. Yet these seven Manhattan destinations feel particularly relevant this fall.
McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012
With a rich selection of art, design and cookbooks, and a well-curated magazine section, this is my favorite bookstore in New York. If you do not want to leave just yet – and you won’t – sit down for coffee and snacks in the 20-seat café to enjoy the vibe.
230 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012
From collections ranging from Acne Studios and A.P.C. to Mansur Gavriel and Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Steven Alan carries a nice selection casual womenswear, accessories and jewelry. For home accessories, furniture and linens, visit Steven Alan’s home store on 373 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn.
12 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012
A special brand for me forever and widely featured in my wardrobe and home. The new Nolita store carries womenswear collections Samuji Classic and Samuji Seasonal, and the homeware line Samuji Koti. On my shopping list this season: linen tea towels and Bucket Bag in cognac.
The Apartment by The Line
76 Greene Street, New York, NY 10012
Versatile yet well thought-of selection of fashion, beauty, books and homeware items displayed in a beautiful and home-like setting. I adore how well the space is maintained and how organically the furniture and objects are moved around. Displayed selection ranges from affordable cosmetics and homeware items into more precious fashion and art pieces and furniture.
Oliver Gustav Studio
11 Howard Street, New York, NY 10013
Located downstairs at 11 Howard hotel, the Danish design studio is focused on unique and limited edition pieces of furniture, homeware items and art. The serene space is filled with unique objects that feel poetic and peculiarly timeless – like they belong to no time and all times. I had my eye on a large stone plate but it was just too heavy to be carried home this time.
ABC Carpet & Home
888 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
ABC Carpet & Home feels like a cozy department store built around home objects. The selection is gigantic but still original, ranging from furniture, rugs, bedding, kitchen and dinnerware, to jewelry, accessories, home scents, candles, wellness products, you name it. Perfect place for finding gifts.
17 East 71st Street, New York, NY 10021
On your way to Guggenheim, visiting The Row store is a delightful experience not far from visiting a gallery, that is, a beautifully lit, super inspiring gallery. I enjoy the quality of design, materials and craftsmanship in everything: the details of the space, the clothes, the ambience. Even though purchasing full looks from the collections exceeds most shopping budgets, I think it is a pleasure just to see how much greatness there is out there – feel the inspiration and talent that went into making all the beautiful things – a bit like when visiting an exhibition.