clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Time Out London Advises Britons on NYC Shopping

New, 5 comments

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

Not like we needed to be reminded again, but the US dollar sucks and international visitors are taking advantage with some serious shopping splurges. Pound-carrying travelers from the UK are really basking in the currency exchange rates, and in their cover story for this week, Time Out London offers a robust shopping guide to NYC.

It begins: "Enthused by the strong pound...we pick the Big Apple's most inspiring shops for designerwear, shoes, beauty products and other basic essentials, plus insider shopping tips from in-the-know locals." They did their homework, and the guide is pretty accurate and thorough overall. However, in the bitter spirit of a weak dollar and looming recession, we'll be catty and call out a few missteps.

Best For Rare Sneakers: Coclico? Um, Racked wouldn't lead sneaker aficionados over to this tiny footwear boutique. Because there are no sneakers. Gorgeous heels and boots galore, yes, but sneakers, no.

Best for Local Designers: INA? This consignment chain is famously picky about high end designer brand names. They're not exactly showcasing local designers unless you consider Marc Jacobs an up-and-coming neighborhood talent.

Read through the article and let us know what you think of their picks in the comments.
New York Shopping Guide [Time Out London]

UPDATE: Apparently, the red "best for..." heading refers only to the store immediately below it. This makes way more sense. We regret the error, but let's work on formatting, Time Out.


275 Mott Street, New York, NY 10012 212-965-5462 Visit Website