We took the ultimate girls’ trip to NYC! Thanks to Chic Inspiration personal shopping, we discovered some hidden spots in Soho that we are just dying to share with you… along with a few of our longtime personal faves. Need a snack and venturing out? Check out our Soho & Beyond guide!
C Wonder, 72 Spring Street (at Crosby)
It’s a C Wonder-ful life! This new brand is a cross between Kate Spade and Tory Burch at teen-friendly prices. Even if you don’t leave with a shopping bag full of goodies, we absolutely guarantee that you will leave with a head full of decorating ideas. Selling everything from custom bicycles to bracelet charms to driving flats. Prepsters unite!
Uniqlo, 546 Broadway
A Soho staple with a Japanese aesthetic, we stock up on t-shirts every time we head here. But when a fashion insider shared that the cashmere is a great quality at a great price… we learned that cheap chic is not an oxymoron!
Madewell 1937, 486 Broadway
The name says it all, as everything is indeed “made well”. The
little hip, teenage sister to J. Crew, the spectacular store houses the latest trends, without being too over-the-top. More hip than flashy, if you will, and definitely one of our first stops.
Brandy Melville USA, 83 Spring Street
Step off the sidewalk onto the beach with maxi skirts, tanks, shorts and sweaters for layering. And amazing prices. The best time to stop here is when the Soho streets are crowded and you need to chill with some serious shopping.
Flying A, 169 Spring Street
We would have walked right by this store if it hadn’t been for our shopping guru, Sarah Rex of Chic Inspiration. This eclectic shop has vintage and new… and sometimes it’s hard to tell which is which. And that’s the ultimate compliment since vintage is as in-style as the new.
BigDrop, Intermix and Olive & Bette’s
Three of our favorite boutiques on Spring Street provide inspiration and eye-candy. Love the stores… but usually can’t afford to buy much. Again, Sarah came to the rescue and introduced us to the 70% off rack in the back of Big Drop. ? Score!
Super! Market, 268 Mulberry Street, Nolita
A total fashionista find! Inside you’ll find a curated boutique market of NYC’s contemporary & vintage fashion, design object and jewelry. Our favorite discovery, apart from all the jewelry, was the New York Times favorite milliner, The Tipsy Topper, with her zany, unique custom-made hats. XL or tiny… she’s got it (or can make it)!
LF Soho, 149 Spring Street
Everything you want under one roof. This is your BFF’s bedroom, if your BFF is a fashionista with well-stocked, messy room! Dig deep in the jumbles and piles to find exactly what your crave.
Kate Spade, 454 Broome Street
The nicest salespeople in town, plus a playful prep style. Our tops for sweet chic. The store is a color explosion tamed by the amazing displays and the charming style.