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Brooklyn Bound: Zoë

  • Zoë
  • surprisingly luxe designer labels you won’t find anywhere else in Dumbo
  • 3.1. Phillip Lim, Matthew Williamson, Miu Miu and Chloé, to name a few
  • shopzoeonline.com
  • 68 Washington Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • 718.237.4002
  • info@shopzoeonline.com
  • not cheap, but well worth the splurge
  • take the F train to York Street
  • Click here for a store map!

imageI discovered this Brooklyn-based shopper’s paradise whilst apartment hunting last summer. To be honest, I was “DUMBO-founded” to find such a stunning store situated beyond the island of Manhattan. The open and airy space reminds me of a mini version of Barney’s Coop, sans the attitude and bustling crowds. Now that I’m living next door (yup… new abode happens to be adjacent to Zoë), I constantly have first dibs on all the new arrivals from my favorite labels, including 3.1. Phillip Lim, Matthew Williamson, Miu Miu and Chloé, to name a few. And when I’m too lazy to trek downstairs, I’m typically clicking my way through their equally impressive e-store (pathetic, I know).

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Manhattan Mania: Delfino

  • Delfino
  • a bagaholics dream!
  • delfinony.com
  • 1351 Third Avenue (@ 78th Street)
  • 212-517-5391
  • ali@delfinoNY.com
  • Mon-Fri 10:30-8, Sat 10:30-7:30, Sun 12-7
  • $199-$585
  • Exchange or store credit within 2 weeks
  • 6 to 77th Street
  • Click here for a store map!

Bagoholics will flip over the stunning selection of serious arm candy at this heavenly shop. Instantly update your wardrobe with hundreds of drool-worthy shapes, sizes, colours and fabrics du jour ranging from Jack Gomme, Isabella Fiore, Longchamp, Hervé Chapelier, Sequoia, Francesco Biasia, Tano and Elisa Atheniense. Betcha can’t buy just one!

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Manhattan Mania: Canteloup

  • Cantaloup
  • trendy togs to die for
  • 1036 Lexington Avenue (@ 74th Street)
  • 212-249-3566
  • Mon-Sat 11-7, Sun 12-6
  • $36-$1000
  • 10 days for store credit. Sale items are final sale.
  • 6 to 77th Street
  • Click here for a store map!

A mix of downtown cool with uptown sophistication, Canteloup is a super chic boutique stocked with cutting-edge designer labels from around the world. Fashion editors, celebs and the A-List crowd flock here for hipster Australian labels like Sass & Bide and Willow, Diego Binetti, La Cosa and re-worked vintage T’s from Burn ‘n Violet. As if that’s not reason enough to sprint on over, they also carry a dynamite denim selection, sexy lingerie, funky tees, cool carryalls and to-die-for jewelry by the cash. Need we say more?

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Manhattan Mania: Pookie & Sebastian

  • Pookie & Sebastian
  • a fun, flirty, and oh so girly specialty boutique
  • of-the-moment lines from Citizens of Humanity, Havaianas, Carmen Flores to Cosabella
  • pookieandsebastian.com
  • 1488 Second Avenue, New York City (additional stores in Murray Hill & the UWS)
  • 212.861.0550
  • customerservice@pookieandsebastian.com
  • monday-saturday, 11-9pm; sunday, 12-7pm
  • $20-$150 (a serious bargain)
  • Exchange or store credit within 14 days of purchase
  • take the 6 train to 77th St.
  • Click here for a store map!

Head to this fun ‘n flirty shop for irresistible cheap ‘n chic designer knock-offs that won’t break the bank. Our faves for the season: whimsical skirts, beaded cocktail dresses, True Religion jeans, girly T’s, Cosabella undies and sparkly jewelry. Jazz up your look in a NY minute with a knockout clutch you’ll covet for years to come. And if you can’t find what you came for, don’t sweat it: there are two equally impressive sister stores in the city, plus a swanky online store. Happy shopping!

Photography  Photography © Pookie & Sebastian

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Manhattan Mania: Shop

  • Shop
  • A Lower East Side gem stocked with hard-to-find frocks for day-to-night
  • Rebecca Minkoff, Ella Moss, 3.1 Philip Lim, Kale, Charlotte Ronson, Deener, Madison Marcus and much more!
  • iloveshop.com
  • 94 Orchard Street (@ Delancey)
  • 212-375-0304
  • info@iloveshop.com
  • Mon-Sun 12-7
  • $30-$600
  • Store credit within 7 days. Accessories, jewelery and lingerie are final sale.
  • F/V to Second Avenue
  • Click here for a store map!

Trend-setters flock here for the well-edited mix of vintage-inspired clothing and accessories that can’t be beat. An ultra feminine spot that’s oozing with coolness, wait ‘til you get a hold of the flirty Ella Moss striped dresses, high-waisted Deener stovepipes and over-sized Kale handbags – all sizzling summer essentials you’ll want in your wardrobe. For the ultimate downtown get-up, go for a pair of chic Charlotte Ronson hot pants (toothpick legs only, please) luxe leather wedges and a WOW ‘em Madison Marcus tank. Top it off with a delicate Jenny Sheriff leaf necklace and you’re ready to tear up the town.

Photography  Photography © Shop

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