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Welcome back to Neighborhood Style Showdown, our quest to determine New York City's most stylish neighborhood.
Nolita's Erica Weiner and the West Village's Marc by Marc Jacobs
Our second showdown is between Nolita and the West Village. In the little district that is North of Little Italy, shoppers have on-trend stores like Dolce Vita, indie designers such as Erica Weiner, international brands like Sandro, and boutiques like Warm to choose from. Expect to see a stylist's assistant picking up coffee looking incredibly cool, but still dressed with enough practicality to take the subway everywhere.
Meanwhile, on the West Village's suddenly diagonal streets, residents have the quiet-luxe look down to a science. James Perse probably does a killing outfitting locals in fancy basic tees to pair with their 3.1 Phillip Lim satchels. The shopping corridor that is Bleecker Street boasts major luxury brands like Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, and Mulberry—but it also draws tourists. Tucked into side streets are plenty of sexy restaurants full of sexy people, all of whom seem to have great hair (or the salary for regular blowouts).
Update: And the winner is the West Village, which will go on the face the Lower East Side tomorrow.