Nowadays, it’s possible to live in New York and experience the same old experiences that you would in, say, Indiana. Yes, you can now eat at Applebee’s, shop at the Gap, and buy your accoutrements at Nine West. But you would be missing out on Malia’s gorgeous lingerie, Spatial’s Brooklyn Handknits, and Hollywould’s astonishingly high heels. New York’s little shops keep the flavor of the city distinctive and keep their shoppers looking fab.
New York’s 50+ Best Little Shops is where to find those unique boutiques that are worth the visit alone. From gallery spaces like Spatial that include merchandise as well as art installations, to a place like Mini Mini Market that’s like stepping into your older sister’s bedroom in the eighties, to a pet store that hosts shabby chic cabana pool parties for pooches in the backyard, this City and Company guide explores the chic shops that reflect the quirky and diverse character of New York itself. Organized by neighborhood and featuring sidebars designed specifically to ease the tribulations of the shopper, this is the perfect (first!) purchase for those who just can’t bear or choose not to brave the boutique jungle alone.