Who Will Win NYC's Most Stylish Neighborhood?
Published on Apr 11, 2013
Siriano in Nolita, One of NYC's Most Stylish Neighborhoods
There's no shortage of shopping and fashion news in this town, which makes sense, because there is definitely no shortage of shopping and fashion. Of course, some NYC neighborhoods do a better job than others at bringing it close to home, and your individual tastes may vary (Madison Avenue? Spring Street? Smith? Elizabeth? Bleecker? Bedford? Orchard?), but we get around, us New Yorkers, so no matter where we live, the whole city can be our shopping district.
Anyway, my favorite source for info about sample sales and store openings, special pop-ups and shutterings, has to be Racked.com, and they have been killing it lately, both on the daily and in a recent, bookmark-worthy series of best-of's. In case you're not as addicted to the site as I am, here's a look at two recent series...
Brooks Brothers in the West Village, One of NYC's Most Stylish Neighborhoods
And the Most Stylish Neighborhood in NYC is...
Similar to what their parent site does every December with the Curbed Cup, Racked held their first-ever Neighborhood Style Showdown last week, pitting NYC's hottest shopping nabes--as well as those most heavily populated by exceptionally good-looking people--against each in a bracketed competition. Eight neighborhoods went in, including Soho, Williamsburg, the Meatpacking District, Tribeca, Nolita, the West Village, the Upper East Side, and Lower East Side, but only one would emerge as the champ. I won't give away the winner, but if you want to catch up on your shopping suggestions--or if only the most stylish neighborhood will do in your apartment hunt--check out all the Racked Style Showdown posts, here.
Haute Hippie, Located in Nolita
Blue Dot, Located in SoHo, a Stylish Home Decor Store
Stylish Neighborhoods are Not Just About the Clothes...
In related news, to help you furnish and decorate your new NYC apartment, there's the recently launched Racked Home Goods 38, a highly-opinionated list (with handy map!) of the 38 best home goods and furniture stores in town. Some of the selections are, even Racked admits, total no-brainers, such as IKEA, West Elm, and Crate and Barrel. Others are a bit out of most everyone's league, price-wise--ABC Carpet, Ligne Roset, and Natuzzi, for example--but still fun places to browse. But the bulk of the list provides solid suggestions for all sorts of budgets and styles, places like CB2 and Blue Dot in Soho, the Future Perfect and A&G Merch in the 'Burg, and Home Goods on the Upper West Side. Worth taking a look, no matter what. The complete list is here.
The Future Perfect, a Stylish Home Furnishings Store in Brooklyn