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Welcome to Perfect Saturday, a weekly Racked feature in which we outline the best places to shop and spend the afternoon in a particular neighborhood, starting with brunch and ending—who knows!
- Fivestory. Photo by Driely S.
- ↑ Proof that the Upper East Side is reclaiming must-visit status is the team behind downtown hit Fat Radish opening up The East Pole (133 East 65th Street). Settle into the light and airy spa
- ↑ A day shopping on the UES wouldn’t be complete without a Madison Avenue stop, and Charlotte Olympia (22 East 65th Street) might be the most fun. The soaring platform pumps, quirky embroidered
- ↑ Michael’s Consignment Shop (1041 Madison Avenue) does consignment shopping as only the Upper East Side can. This historic shop, established in 1954, sells only the most pristinely condition
- ↑ The painstakingly edited boutique 25 Park (1296 Third Avenue) is entrenched in Upper East Side girl polish, yet more than fresh, edgy, and in-the-know enough to appeal to the downtown set. Make like a trust
- ↑ Claire Distenfeld has been credited with reviving the Upper East Side’s fashion scene with her buzzy store Fivestory (18 East 69th Street). The palatial boutique is thoughtfully curated to include item
- ↑ Step into the curio cabinet that is Creel and Gow (131 East 70th Street) and become lost in the beautifully arranged collections of taxidermy, objets d’art, and wonders from all over the world. Sou
- ↑ Few things are better for your body than a workout and relaxation combo, and Exhale Spa (980 Madison Avenue) provides both all in one spot. Find your center with a yoga or w
The Upper East Side gets a bad rap: It's never been known as the coolest of hoods, since the nightlife, music, art, and so on scenes thrive downtown. But with the heavy-hitting luxury department stores and Madison Avenue, the Upper East is a long-standing headquarters of designer fashion and shopping. And with some exciting new restaurants opening up, a few innovative boutiques in the mix, and some great spas, we dare say the neighborhood is pretty exciting again.
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