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Welcome to Racked's first annual Travel Week. Over the next five days, roughly half of our content will be devoted to everything you need to know about traveling to and from New York City—whether you're entertaining out-of-towners, killing time at the airport, or planning the ultimate staycation.
Photo courtesy of Steven Alan Home Shop
We've all been there: Your parents/brother/old college roommate is coming for a visit, and you're playing the tour guide. They want a taste of New York City, but you're having nightmares about trudging through Times Square. No need to fear—there is a happy medium.
We've already covered Nomad and Nolita, and now it's time for Tribeca. Take your visitors into one of the wealthiest-yet-still-cool neighborhoods in the city, and show them why Beyonce and Jay Z love it enough to call it home.—Courtney Iseman
Valley Tribeca via Facebook
If you have all day
Edon Manor: Indulge in shoes and handbags at Edon Manor, where perusing the high-end picks at this boutique will satisfy even the most discerning fashion fan. Designed to feel like a library you can hang out in all day, this shop sprinkles its artsy interior with finds from Alaïa, Chloé, Proenza Schouler, and the like. 391 Greenwich Street near Beach Street.
Valley: Conveniently located right next to Edon Manor is brand new boutique Valley, and it's already a neighborhood favorite among hip Tribeca moms. Valley brings a comprehensive, easy mix of women's clothing and accessories in a loft-like setting. You can find casual denim and leather jackets, flattering cocktail dresses, and office-appropriate separates from J. Brand, Iro, Porter Grey, and more. 393 Greenwich Street near Beach Street.
Steven Alan Home Shop: Steven Alan has garnered a cult following with its clean and classic approach to low-key style, and the option to translate that look to your home is pretty appealing. This store is your headquarters: find furniture, kitchenware, and even frozen foods that have a modern minimalist vibe with a hint of whimsy. 158 Franklin Street between Hudson and Varick Streets.
Tribeca Treats: Get a feel for the neighborhood by popping into this bakery and boutique. Treat yourself to a delectable cupcake or try a more unique delight like the shop's salt and pepper chocolate. As you sip your coffee, peruse the selection of kitchen goods and stationery—the perfect stop for a gift for someone special or yourself. 94 Reade Street between Church Street and West Broadway.
Nili Lotan via Facebook
If you have three hours
Antiqueria Tribeca: Whether you're ready to make a splurge or just want to see what the Other Half is up to in terms of interior decorating, Antiqueria Tribeca is a beautiful store to browse. There are wonders from all over the world—especially Paris. Imagine the statement pieces filling a fabulous Tribeca studio, or treat your own space to something new. 129 Duane Street between Church Street and West Broadway.
Nili Lotan: Buzzed-about designer Nili Lotan's Tribeca boutique captures the favored aesthetic of the neighborhood: minimalist, modern, precise, effortless, and versatile. Infuse your wardrobe with her signature sophisticated staples for both work and evening, and up your style cred in the process. 188 Duane Street between Greenwich and Hudson Streets.
If you have thirty minutes
Otte: Otte is another gem of Tribeca that features an expertly assembled inventory of designers loved among in-the-know shoppers. One of three locations, Otte is a fan favorite, with soft sweaters from Vince, classic flats from Repetto, stand-out jewels from Dannijo, and color-pop wallets from Comme des Garçons. 37 N. Moore Street between Hudson and Varick Streets.
· Where to Take Out-of-Town Visitors Shopping in Nomad [Racked NY]
· Where to Take Out-of-Town Visitors Shopping in Nolita [Racked NY]
· All Travel Week 2013 Posts [Racked NY]