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While the city's big department stores and designer shops are pretty hard to miss for both tourists and locals alike, even lifelong residents might not know about the wealth of shopping opportunities that New York has to offer in its indie boutique scene. We've narrowed down what was previously a giant map to just the essential standalone clothing boutiques to shop at this particular moment in time.
Before we get into the latest version of this map, let's go over the criteria of what's eligible and what's not: National chains have been excluded, as have vintage stores, home and furniture shops, jewelry boutiques, and beauty retailers — we have guides for each of those (and plenty, plenty more topics and neighborhoods). We've also decided to stick to places that cater mainly to women, though menswear can be found in shops including Bird and Swords-Smith.
The stores below are listed from north to south in each borough. Got an addition (or a subtraction) to suggest? We'll be updating the map periodically, so let us know your thoughts by sounding off in the comments section or emailing email@example.com.Read More