Gone are the days of strolling through (and paying for pricey hotel rooms while you are at it) the stores of Manhattan to find just the latest and greatest piece of clothing that has the essence and Zeitgeist of New York City. Today most NYC clothing stores have an online presence, but which ones represent NYC best? We have put together a list of the hippest and coolest, easy to navigate and secure online shops! You can now spend your free time enjoying other attractions of NYC.
They sell NYC cool pure. It’s almost a must for a young designer to be featured here… Opening Ceremony features a array of brand new up and coming designers next to many established ones. You can find tons of Alexander Wang, Chloe Sevigny, Betsey Johnson and even LA designer Jeremy Scott. They also sell a immensely hip line under their own name.
Patricia Fields of course has been cool for a very long time. You think NYC cool fashion and she comes to mind. She is a NYC landmark if you will. Her online shop features all those glitzy club wear frocks, many of which have been worn by the ladies of Sex And The City.
Built By Wendy
Leave it up to Wendy to put a fresh contemporary flair on classic, clean American style. This independent designer is great to have as an alternative! Her clothing is so comfortable and easy to wear. A NYC classic that does not seem to go out of style!
IdilVice is a designer who very much emits the Zeitgeist of NYC. She is known for her Fashion Rocks Collection. Think rock n roll band t-shirts but be prepared for a pop art clothing line going beyond the simple t-shirt cut! This cool online shop features Billie Holiday gowns and AC/DC skirts. Some garments are made from recycled t-shirts – They rock!
Nobody get’s away with talking about cool NY fashion and not mentioning Betsey Johnson. She might be the queen of NY cool. Her sexy silhouettes, hippie inspired flowing fabrics, whimsical detailing and – most importantly – a fabulous fit are all attributes that make her a household name in NYC fashion. OMG, she has an online shop!
A Bathing Ape
Flashy street wear just the way we like it here in NYC! BAPE features really cool original artwork on t-shirts and hoodies. Perfect attire for young city dwellers and they have got the kicks to match too!
We love Anna Sui here in NYC. We love her rock n roll vibe surrounding her collections and even though her online shop only features her fragrance line, a few cool accessories and super cute t-shirts we wanted to include her in this list nonetheless. Her store in Soho is like a museum so, worth a trip!
Looking for cool downtown chic? Hello – Pixie Market will be your online shop stop! They offer an array of excellent looks for the rock n roll girl. Including shoes and accessories.
You thought we’d forget about Kirna Zabete… of course not! This world class store has everything your fashion heart desires: Proenza Schouler, Narciso Rodriguez, Jason Wu and, and, and… a well edited designer online shop that spares you the long search for the best!
Looking for something more casual? Go to Steven Alan. Their collection has a Mediterranean feel, think voyage to Spain but always a New Yorker at heart and with all the street wear sensibilities. You’ll be glad you stopped by… it’s just a click away!