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.”
I’d definitely add Epaulet in there, both locations.
How about the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse? Exclusively featuring vintage-style clothing/hat designs from Red Jacket Clothing.
^Agreed. The most notable snub is Epaulet for sure.
Min New York has lots of cool stuff too. Worth checking out.
You should consider Ferris New York for the williamsburg section. Way cool custom menswear shop run by some young guys. 243 Berry St
Another LES omission is By Robert James (74 Orchard). Unless of course you have a long-standing grievance against that place . . .
I only have two long-standing grievances and they are based more in the SoHo area . . .
When in the city visiting from MI I shop at Unis @ 365 Elizabeth
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.
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.
What’s this Pilgrim Sandwich in Brimfield.
nice add of CHCM. Pound for pound one of the best shops in the city
Big fan of CHCM. Sweetu has a great eye for up and coming brands.
Grand St. Bakery in Brooklyn (East Williamsburg) Super solid vintage collection.
Against Nature, solid custom and off the rack clothing. Very nice people. Simon does great custom jeans.
The name “Etro” has always struck me as odd. Perhaps I can’t help associating it with the French word Ã©tron . . .
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)
You should curate a list on the PinDrop App so you can just follow the entire list
I Was in NY last week,
I visited a lot of the shops you recommended.
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