Updated: ACL Shopping Guide to NYC.

The second most popular question people ask me via email is about shopping in NYC. (The most popular email is about needed to buy a suit and not knowing where to get started). The idea for a NYC shopping map came after getting many of these frequent queries, and so in the heady days of 2008, the ACL shopping guide to NYC took a bow.

Since it has been more than four years, I finally got around to updating the maps and updated it with a host of new shopping destinations. Looking back, it is amazing to see how much the landscape has changed since I first made this list way back when. While this guide is fairly comprehensive, it should be pointed out that the map is a work in progress. If you have suggestions, please leave them in the comments and I will take them into consideration. Next up on the agenda to be updated is NYC drinking and dining, which I hope to have refreshed by next week. Until then, view the full, updated NYC shopping map here and happy hunting.

Comments on “Updated: ACL Shopping Guide to NYC.

    Mike Son September 25, 2012 @ 2:12 PM:

    I’d definitely add Epaulet in there, both locations.

    Jay Goldbergon September 25, 2012 @ 2:34 PM:

    How about the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse? Exclusively featuring vintage-style clothing/hat designs from Red Jacket Clothing.

    Nateon September 25, 2012 @ 2:50 PM:

    ^Agreed. The most notable snub is Epaulet for sure.

    Mike Mon September 25, 2012 @ 3:14 PM:

    Min New York has lots of cool stuff too. Worth checking out.

    Susie Lon September 25, 2012 @ 3:35 PM:

    You should consider Ferris New York for the williamsburg section. Way cool custom menswear shop run by some young guys. 243 Berry St

    Cameronon September 25, 2012 @ 4:32 PM:

    Another LES omission is By Robert James (74 Orchard). Unless of course you have a long-standing grievance against that place . . .

    Michael Williamson September 25, 2012 @ 4:38 PM:

    I only have two long-standing grievances and they are based more in the SoHo area . . .

    Jim Oon September 25, 2012 @ 4:51 PM:

    When in the city visiting from MI I shop at Unis @ 365 Elizabeth

    Brianon September 26, 2012 @ 1:50 AM:

    I agree that without Epaulet this list is missing a shop that hits all the right notes. Their stuff is well made, thoughtfully sourced, nicely styled and not over-priced. When compared to other places that made the list, Epaulet hits a spot they all miss.

    Stores I’d add: Etro (which, sadly, isn’t as fun to look at as it used to be); Turnbull & Asser.

    michaelon September 26, 2012 @ 9:07 AM:

    complete conjecture but, i would imagine if one goes to SMN for il bisonte, one might want to just go to the il bisonte boutique in the west village instead.

    Ftoon September 26, 2012 @ 1:29 PM:

    What’s this Pilgrim Sandwich in Brimfield.

    chuckon September 26, 2012 @ 8:00 PM:

    nice add of CHCM. Pound for pound one of the best shops in the city

    Douglason September 27, 2012 @ 1:19 PM:

    Big fan of CHCM. Sweetu has a great eye for up and coming brands.

    Old Man Fancyon September 27, 2012 @ 4:23 PM:

    Grand St. Bakery in Brooklyn (East Williamsburg) Super solid vintage collection.

    Joelon September 28, 2012 @ 2:41 PM:

    Against Nature, solid custom and off the rack clothing. Very nice people. Simon does great custom jeans.

    Cameronon September 28, 2012 @ 5:42 PM:

    The name “Etro” has always struck me as odd. Perhaps I can’t help associating it with the French word ├ętron . . .

    Christopheon October 1, 2012 @ 6:09 AM:

    hollander and lexar in Williamsburg,
    Stella Dallas 10ft single in Williamsburg
    Ale and Ange – LES on Rivington (Yaasin Bey (aka Mos Def)
    Opening Ceremony at Ace Hotel (as the other one is mentioned)
    Maison Kitsune at Nomad
    Project no. 8 on LES or at Ace Hotel
    New Balance Store where they make custom sneakers in Gramercy
    Aloha Rag on Spring and Greenwich
    Atelier on Hudson
    Dunderdon on Howard
    Saturdays (considering the other shop in WIlliamsburg was noted)

    Justinon October 20, 2012 @ 1:17 AM:

    You should curate a list on the PinDrop App so you can just follow the entire list

    Mattiason October 20, 2012 @ 12:51 PM:

    I Was in NY last week,
    I visited a lot of the shops you recommended.
    from Italy

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