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The Definitive Seaport District Shopping Guide

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The Seaport District is making good on its promise to up its cool factor, thanks to several new shopping additions within the last two years and a Smorgasburg outpost that's open seven days a week. And the micro-neighborhood isn't done yet — there's plans to add a dine-in movie theater, and even more shopping on the way. Below, check out the places you shouldn't miss on your next visit.

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1. Northern Grade

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203 Front St
New York, NY 10038
(212) 406-0300
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What started as a roving pop-up market is now a permanent store, and it has brands you wouldn't typically find in New York City. That includes handmade goods from Merchant Leather and Mallory Shelter Jewelry, a label that specializes in delicate, layering pieces. There's also an in-store bar for events.
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2. William Okpo

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4 Fulton St
New York, NY 10038
(212) 482-8869
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Sisters Lizzy and Darlene count Solange Knowles as a fan of their Brooklyn-based label. William Okpo's first store is stocked with womenswear separates that's clean yet voluminous — think structured wide-leg pants and fluid off-the-shoulder tops.
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3. Brother Vellies

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4 Fulton St
New York, NY 10038
Brother Vellies's selection of shoes and accessories are handcrafted in South Africa, Kenya, and Morocco using using eco-friendly Kudu leather. The CFDA-approved offerings (and the store decor) reflects the effortless style of its super-cool owner, Aurora James.
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4. Seaport Studios

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19 Fulton St
New York, NY 10038
(646) 762-4716
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This space acts as a gallery to feature under-the-radar designers (lots of them local) that don't have a big retail presence just yet — Lem Lem, Timo Weiland, and Yogasmoga are recent examples — that rotate every few months. The space recently featured a "Design Market" curated by Northern Grade owner Mark McMillan.
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5. Bowne & Co. Stationers

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211 Water St
New York, NY 10038
(646) 315-4478
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This store, part of the South Street Seaport Museum, is one of the oldest in New York City. It still cranks out magnificent stationery with authentic 19th-century letter-printing equipment, in case you're in the market for classic wedding invitations.

6. The Salty Paw

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38 Peck Slip
New York, NY 10038
(212) 732-2275
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This isn't your typical pet supply shop. The Salty Paw specializes in pooch apparel from NYC-based labels like Sam & Tasha, Yarn Dog, Chilly Dog, plus the in-house Black Dog Farms.
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7. Whisper Editions

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8 Fulton St
New York, NY 10006
This store born out of an e-commerce site prides itself on stocking original limited-edition products from artists and designers that changes up every week, whether it's kimonos from Clare Louise Frost, macabre pearl jewelry from Shinji Nakaba, or "wellness bundles" from Field Apothecary.

8. Rialto Jean Project

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206 Front St
New York, NY 10038
(917) 655-7548
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Owner Erin Feniger hand-paints all of the vintage denim sold in this store herself, including the pair that Oprah Winfrey wore on the cover of April 2015 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. Proceeds from the store's sales benefit New York Presbyterian Hospital.

9. Christian Benner

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189 Front St
New York, NY 10038
Designer Christian Benner creates one-of-a-kind badass leather jackets and distressed tees that match the store's cool interior, with its exposed brick walls and records playing in the background.

1. Northern Grade

203 Front St, New York, NY 10038
Photo: Khushbu Shah for Racked
What started as a roving pop-up market is now a permanent store, and it has brands you wouldn't typically find in New York City. That includes handmade goods from Merchant Leather and Mallory Shelter Jewelry, a label that specializes in delicate, layering pieces. There's also an in-store bar for events.
203 Front St
New York, NY 10038

2. William Okpo

4 Fulton St, New York, NY 10038
Photo: Driely S. for Racked
Sisters Lizzy and Darlene count Solange Knowles as a fan of their Brooklyn-based label. William Okpo's first store is stocked with womenswear separates that's clean yet voluminous — think structured wide-leg pants and fluid off-the-shoulder tops.
4 Fulton St
New York, NY 10038

3. Brother Vellies

4 Fulton St, New York, NY 10038
Photo: Shanita Sims for Racked
Brother Vellies's selection of shoes and accessories are handcrafted in South Africa, Kenya, and Morocco using using eco-friendly Kudu leather. The CFDA-approved offerings (and the store decor) reflects the effortless style of its super-cool owner, Aurora James.
4 Fulton St
New York, NY 10038

4. Seaport Studios

19 Fulton St, New York, NY 10038
Photo: Laura Gurfein for Racked
This space acts as a gallery to feature under-the-radar designers (lots of them local) that don't have a big retail presence just yet — Lem Lem, Timo Weiland, and Yogasmoga are recent examples — that rotate every few months. The space recently featured a "Design Market" curated by Northern Grade owner Mark McMillan.
19 Fulton St
New York, NY 10038

5. Bowne & Co. Stationers

211 Water St, New York, NY 10038
This store, part of the South Street Seaport Museum, is one of the oldest in New York City. It still cranks out magnificent stationery with authentic 19th-century letter-printing equipment, in case you're in the market for classic wedding invitations.
211 Water St
New York, NY 10038

6. The Salty Paw

38 Peck Slip, New York, NY 10038
Photo: The Salty Paw
This isn't your typical pet supply shop. The Salty Paw specializes in pooch apparel from NYC-based labels like Sam & Tasha, Yarn Dog, Chilly Dog, plus the in-house Black Dog Farms.
38 Peck Slip
New York, NY 10038

7. Whisper Editions

8 Fulton St, New York, NY 10006
This store born out of an e-commerce site prides itself on stocking original limited-edition products from artists and designers that changes up every week, whether it's kimonos from Clare Louise Frost, macabre pearl jewelry from Shinji Nakaba, or "wellness bundles" from Field Apothecary.
8 Fulton St
New York, NY 10006

8. Rialto Jean Project

206 Front St, New York, NY 10038
Owner Erin Feniger hand-paints all of the vintage denim sold in this store herself, including the pair that Oprah Winfrey wore on the cover of April 2015 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. Proceeds from the store's sales benefit New York Presbyterian Hospital.
206 Front St
New York, NY 10038

9. Christian Benner

189 Front St, New York, NY 10038
Designer Christian Benner creates one-of-a-kind badass leather jackets and distressed tees that match the store's cool interior, with its exposed brick walls and records playing in the background.
189 Front St
New York, NY 10038