Fathom Favorites : New York City Shops

1. Dover Street Market

Dover Street Market

It's hot. It's cool. It's oh-so delightfully Japanese. Rei Kawakubo's visually daring, multi-level concept shop features fashion-forward labels (Comme des Garcons, Junya Wantanabe, Supreme, Nikelab) inspiring merchandising, and a tiny outpost of the one-scone-and-you're-forever-a-devottee Rose Bakery. What makes it even cooler is that it's located in the decidedly very uncool Murray Hill neighborhood.

160 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10016

2. Creel and Gow

Creel and Gow

A stunning townhouse wunderkammer of rare natural specimens, taxidermy, and curiosities expertly curated among global design items. 

131 E. 70th St.
New York, NY 10021

3. Barneys


The ultimate downtown Manthattan department store returns to its original Chelsea location with gleaming new displays and the same old fashion-forward labels. Can't afford the price tags on the modern classics? Then time your visit to their epic summer warehouse sales.

101 7th Ave.
New York, NY 10011

4. Bergdorf Goodman

Bergdorf Goodman

Very fancy department store experience for the Holly Golightly type. On a red carpet shopping spree? Start here. Views of Central Park from the dressing room.

754 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10022

5. Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks

Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks

This throw-back secondhand shop is a love letter to vintage cookbooks, culinary ephemera, and etiquette books.

28 E. 2nd St.
New York, NY 10003

6. Strand Bookstore

Strand Bookstore

The old stalwart has eighteen miles worth of secondhand books, plus a floor dedicated to rareties.

828 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

7. Argosy Book Store

Argosy Book Store

Six floors of antique printed tomes, historical documents, botanical posters, Civil War maps, and other bibliophile treasures from this family run institution (since 1925).

116 E. 59th St.
New York, NY 10022

8. ABC Carpet & Home

ABC Carpet & Home

A jaw-dropping department store of home design treasures that feels like a whimsical movie set. Hundreds of chandeliers, mountains of rugs, thousands of dainty tabletop pieces – beautifully displayed in vignettes on six sprawling floors. Minimalists: brace yourselves.

888 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

9. John Derian

John Derian

A spirited collection of obscurities and striking ephemera including Derian’s signature découpage glassware and Hugo Guinness drawings.

6 E. 2nd St.
New York, NY 10003

10. Michele Varian

Michele Varian

Woodsy, folksy, precious objects, statement furniture, gothic marvels, and the designer’s famous handmade pillows. Don't leave without peeking into the jewelry cases.

27 Howard St.
New York, NY 10013

11. East Village Hats

East Village Hats

The young apprentice took over for East Village hat maven and milliner Barbara Feinman. The tiny, well lit shop is still filled to the brim with finely crafted fedoras, fascinators, berets, and cloche hats. Each piece is a very special work of art.

66 E. 7th St.
New York, NY 10003

12. Freeman's Sporting Club

Freeman's Sporting Club

It's not a clothing shop, it's a lifestyle — and it looks a lot like a 19th century calvary man. Gorgeous handmade suits (from selvage fabric), boots, and button-downs are half the battle. Clean up in the barber shop out back, then fit in just perfectly with their restaurant/lodge next door.

8 Rivington St.
New York, NY 10002

13. Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

The city's indisputable fashion clubhouse reinvents itself constantly by teaming up with all sorts of folks (designers, directors, Hollywood starlets) on inventive collaborations, quirky outposts (like their gift shop at the Ace Hotel) and fashiony happenings.

35 Howard St.
New York, NY 10013