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Gotta Go? Presenting 18 of the Best In-Store Bathrooms in NYC

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Last December, we presented you with a list of the best in-store bathrooms, for those moments when you find yourself with a full bladder smack dab in the middle of an afternoon shopping trip. Since we're gearing up for another long holiday weekend, we figured now was as good a time as any to update it.

We've removed a few that no longer apply, like the temporary Apple store in Soho, and added a few new ones, like the opulent bathrooms (plural!) at Brooks Brothers in Midtown and the super sweet restroom at Tracy Reese in Meatpacking. Click through to view the map, and feel free to add your favorite go-to spot for when you've gotta go in the comments.


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1. Pottery Barn Kids

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Not up for asking potentially disapproving staffers in high-end Upper East Side boutiques if you can use their bathrooms? Head a few blocks east for this under-the-radar loo, which parenting blogger @MyMomShops says is spacious, clean, and private.

2. The Shops at the Plaza

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Forget the tourist-clogged restrooms at the Fifth Avenue Apple Store: If you can't go to Bergdorf, the best place to powder your nose near the south-eastern corner of Central Park is the bathroom on the Plaza’s basement retail level. The hotel’s chilly marble aesthetic translates perfectly to the world of the loo

3. Mackenzie-Childs

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14 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 570-6050
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This whimsical home furnishings store offers another unlikely place to go in a Fifth Avenue emergency.

4. Bergdorf Goodman

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754 5th Ave
New York, NY 10022
(212) 753-7300
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There’s a reason the bathroom on the Bergdorf beauty floor won a Racked Award this fall. Actually, there are several: The fancy beauty products (this past weekend we found Antica Farmacista hand wash), the fresh flowers, the pleasant lighting. Even the practical amenities go above and beyond: There’s a nice changing table for babies and a convenient box of Kleenex strategically placed in the waiting area.

5. Henri Bendel

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712 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10019
Writes Racked reader @julesinheels, “Bendels has a great bathroom. Each stall is like your own apt.” We’re not going to be able to top that description, so we won’t try.

6. Brooks Brothers

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346 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10017
(212) 682-8800
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This large Brooks Brothers outpost offers restrooms on multiple floors. They're aren't many stalls in each, but the decor is pretty impressive and includes an all-marble design and orchid blossoms on the counter.

7. Opening Ceremony

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1190-1192 Broadway
New York, NY 10001
(646) 695-5680
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In his seminal discourse on the restrooms of Soho, Lucky boy and Twitter personality John Jannnuzzi wrote, “The day I found out Opening Cermony had a bathroom, the skies parted and the angels sang.” The bathroom is on the first floor and looks like a closet from the outside, so it's not easy to to find. The inside has cute pink-and-white striped walls. You’ll feel like you’re in someone's powder room.

8. Jeffrey New York

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449 W. 14th St.
New York, NY 10014
(212) 206-1272
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Sure, there are bathrooms along the High Line, but this is definitely a more glamorous choice. Try not to accidentally buy any $1000 heels on the way out.

9. Barneys Co-op Chelsea

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236 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 593-7800
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The bathroom at the Barney's Co-op in Chelsea is only two stalls, but it's conveniently located right next to the fitting rooms. Because how many times have you brought in ten pairs of jeans into a dressing room, and then realized that you have to pee. Like, right now.

10. Tracy Reese

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641 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 807-0505
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When it comes to fancy interior decorating, Tracy Reese in the Meatpacking didn't skimp anywhere—including the bathroom. This lovely little find is clean, bright, and absolutely adorable.

11. West Elm

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112 W 18th St.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 929-4464
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By pass the rows of furniture home goods and head to the back of the West Elm store in Chelsea to get to the bathroom. There's no frills to it, but it's clean and super convenient.

12. Restoration Hardware

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935 Broadway
New York, NY 10010
(212) 260-9479
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It’s fair to expect a store that sells bath linens and faucets to have a nice bathroom, and Restoration Hardware does not disappoint. For Flatiron District pit stops, this actually beats that ABC Carpet restroom, which isn’t nearly as Moroccan-hippie-dreamy as you might think.

13. Room & Board

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105 Wooster St
New York, NY 10012
If there’s one rule of thumb for finding good retail bathrooms, it’s this: Look to the home stores. Room & Board’s WCs are impeccably clean, and they’re not as crowded as certain other Soho rest stops.

14. Tory Burch

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257 Elizabeth Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 334-3000
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The retail rivalry between Tory Burch and her ex-husband Chris “C. Wonder” Burch extends all the way to the bathrooms. In this case, shoppers win. Stop by for what one reader calls the “cleanest restrooms ever.”

15. BLK DNM

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237 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10012
Johan Lindeberg wants his BLK DNM boutique to feel like a clubhouse for artists. It certainly has Soho’s artsiest bathroom, a shabby-chic space dominated by a farmhouse sink covered in melted candles.

16. Bloomingdale’s

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504 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
(212) 729-5900
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Bloomingdale’s Soho has bathrooms located on three floors for your convenience: on C, three, and five. The third floor is a women's-only restroom and we'd recommend skipping it because the wait is so long. Your best bet is the fifth floor loo, which even has a bench so you can sit down and rest your feet.

17. C. Wonder

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72 Spring St.
New York, NY 10012
(212) 219-3500
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This Spring Street newcomer has barely been open six weeks, but its bathroom has already become a favorite among Racked readers.

18. Saturdays Surf NYC

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31 Crosby St.
New York, NY 10013
(212) 966-7875
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This tiny little bathroom is by far the best decorated restroom in Soho. There are wooden accents everywhere, including the toilet seat, and surf pictures hanging on the wall.

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1. Pottery Barn Kids

1311 2ND AVE NEW YORK, NY 10021
Not up for asking potentially disapproving staffers in high-end Upper East Side boutiques if you can use their bathrooms? Head a few blocks east for this under-the-radar loo, which parenting blogger @MyMomShops says is spacious, clean, and private.

2. The Shops at the Plaza

1 W 58TH ST NEW YORK, NY 10019
Forget the tourist-clogged restrooms at the Fifth Avenue Apple Store: If you can't go to Bergdorf, the best place to powder your nose near the south-eastern corner of Central Park is the bathroom on the Plaza’s basement retail level. The hotel’s chilly marble aesthetic translates perfectly to the world of the loo

3. Mackenzie-Childs

14 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
This whimsical home furnishings store offers another unlikely place to go in a Fifth Avenue emergency.
14 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

4. Bergdorf Goodman

754 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022
There’s a reason the bathroom on the Bergdorf beauty floor won a Racked Award this fall. Actually, there are several: The fancy beauty products (this past weekend we found Antica Farmacista hand wash), the fresh flowers, the pleasant lighting. Even the practical amenities go above and beyond: There’s a nice changing table for babies and a convenient box of Kleenex strategically placed in the waiting area.
754 5th Ave
New York, NY 10022

5. Henri Bendel

712 5th Ave., New York, NY 10019
Writes Racked reader @julesinheels, “Bendels has a great bathroom. Each stall is like your own apt.” We’re not going to be able to top that description, so we won’t try.
712 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10019

6. Brooks Brothers

346 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10017
This large Brooks Brothers outpost offers restrooms on multiple floors. They're aren't many stalls in each, but the decor is pretty impressive and includes an all-marble design and orchid blossoms on the counter.
346 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10017

7. Opening Ceremony

1190-1192 Broadway, New York, NY 10001
In his seminal discourse on the restrooms of Soho, Lucky boy and Twitter personality John Jannnuzzi wrote, “The day I found out Opening Cermony had a bathroom, the skies parted and the angels sang.” The bathroom is on the first floor and looks like a closet from the outside, so it's not easy to to find. The inside has cute pink-and-white striped walls. You’ll feel like you’re in someone's powder room.
1190-1192 Broadway
New York, NY 10001

8. Jeffrey New York

449 W. 14th St., New York, NY 10014
Sure, there are bathrooms along the High Line, but this is definitely a more glamorous choice. Try not to accidentally buy any $1000 heels on the way out.
449 W. 14th St.
New York, NY 10014

9. Barneys Co-op Chelsea

236 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011
The bathroom at the Barney's Co-op in Chelsea is only two stalls, but it's conveniently located right next to the fitting rooms. Because how many times have you brought in ten pairs of jeans into a dressing room, and then realized that you have to pee. Like, right now.
236 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011

10. Tracy Reese

641 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014
When it comes to fancy interior decorating, Tracy Reese in the Meatpacking didn't skimp anywhere—including the bathroom. This lovely little find is clean, bright, and absolutely adorable.
641 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014

11. West Elm

112 W 18th St., New York, NY 10011
By pass the rows of furniture home goods and head to the back of the West Elm store in Chelsea to get to the bathroom. There's no frills to it, but it's clean and super convenient.
112 W 18th St.
New York, NY 10011

12. Restoration Hardware

935 Broadway, New York, NY 10010
It’s fair to expect a store that sells bath linens and faucets to have a nice bathroom, and Restoration Hardware does not disappoint. For Flatiron District pit stops, this actually beats that ABC Carpet restroom, which isn’t nearly as Moroccan-hippie-dreamy as you might think.
935 Broadway
New York, NY 10010

13. Room & Board

105 Wooster St, New York, NY 10012
If there’s one rule of thumb for finding good retail bathrooms, it’s this: Look to the home stores. Room & Board’s WCs are impeccably clean, and they’re not as crowded as certain other Soho rest stops.
105 Wooster St
New York, NY 10012

14. Tory Burch

257 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012
The retail rivalry between Tory Burch and her ex-husband Chris “C. Wonder” Burch extends all the way to the bathrooms. In this case, shoppers win. Stop by for what one reader calls the “cleanest restrooms ever.”
257 Elizabeth Street
New York, NY 10012

15. BLK DNM

237 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10012
Johan Lindeberg wants his BLK DNM boutique to feel like a clubhouse for artists. It certainly has Soho’s artsiest bathroom, a shabby-chic space dominated by a farmhouse sink covered in melted candles.
237 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10012

16. Bloomingdale’s

504 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
Bloomingdale’s Soho has bathrooms located on three floors for your convenience: on C, three, and five. The third floor is a women's-only restroom and we'd recommend skipping it because the wait is so long. Your best bet is the fifth floor loo, which even has a bench so you can sit down and rest your feet.
504 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

17. C. Wonder

72 Spring St., New York, NY 10012
This Spring Street newcomer has barely been open six weeks, but its bathroom has already become a favorite among Racked readers.
72 Spring St.
New York, NY 10012

18. Saturdays Surf NYC

31 Crosby St., New York, NY 10013
This tiny little bathroom is by far the best decorated restroom in Soho. There are wooden accents everywhere, including the toilet seat, and surf pictures hanging on the wall.
31 Crosby St.
New York, NY 10013