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Shop Your Way to Minimalism at These NYC Stores

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Whether your one (beautiful, handmade) black cashmere sweater finally unraveled and you need to find its replacement, your New Year's resolution involves purging your closet until all of your clothes fit onto one rolling rack, or you just read Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and are feeling inspired, we've got your back-to-basics needs covered. From streamlined fast fashions (COS, Uniqlo) to luxe designer goods (Celine, Jil Sander) and sleek home decor (Joinery, Muji), see New York City's best minimalist shops, this way.

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Phoebe Philo has clung to her title as High Priestess of Fashion-Girl Minimalism with season after season of precise cuts and luxe fabrics. If you can’t figure out why some woman’s ultra-simple navy coat looks so damn amazing, chances are it’s Celine. [Photo]
Ain’t no minimalist like a French minimalist, because a French minimalist…sometimes considers leopard print a neutral. A.P.C. amps up its ultra-simple silhouettes (boxy shift dresses, pea coats, unadorned Chelsea boots) with fun prints and unexpected finishes, but if a sleek black wallet or a camel blazer is what you're after, they also have those in spades. [Photo]

MUJI Cooper Square

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Nothing will make you want to reorganize everything you own quite like a trip to Japanese home goods emporium Muji. Step inside and try to resist the urge to throw away half of your makeup so it will fit inside a clear plastic cube, or transfer all of your hand soap from its logo’d packaging to a sleek cylindrical pump. [Photo]
Fast fashion chains tend to add flourishes to their basics (a ruffled cuff here, an embroidered pocket there), but affordable Japanese import Uniqlo knows that a fitted cashmere turtleneck or a perfect pair of skinny jeans doesn’t need any extra embellishment. [Photo]
H&M’s sister brand specializes in the kind of Swedish-minimal basics (just-this-side-of-normcore jeans, slightly oversized button-downs, streamlined loafers) that populate Stockholm street style blogs. [Photo]

Jil Sander

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This German designer is one of the OG minimalists, helping to popularize the look in the early ‘90s. Jil Sander’s Howard Street store is—true to her style—light on merchandise, but the pieces that have made it to the racks are magnified tenfold in the space’s many mirrors. [Photo]
Entering Feit’s Nolita store—the shoe label’s first permanent outpost outside of Australia—is like journeying into the depths of extreme minimalism. Squint and you might be able to see the brand’s sleek boots and lace-ups dotted throughout the vast, blond wood space. [Photo]

7115 by Szeki

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Former pop star Szeki Chan rebelled against her producer-mandated, early aughts stage look (spaghetti strap tanks, body glitter) the best way she knew how—by starting a line of affordable, streamlined basics. Depending on the season, expect to find oversized fisherman sweaters, linen blouses, and silk tanks. [Photo]

Joinery

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Williamsburg home goods shop Joinery subscribes to the notion that everything in your apartment should be beautiful, simple, and functional—right down to the enamel toilet brush set and copper sponges. Shoppers will also find handmade wooden tables, woven cotton rugs, and glazed stoneware. [Photo]

Celine

Phoebe Philo has clung to her title as High Priestess of Fashion-Girl Minimalism with season after season of precise cuts and luxe fabrics. If you can’t figure out why some woman’s ultra-simple navy coat looks so damn amazing, chances are it’s Celine. [Photo]

A.P.C.

Ain’t no minimalist like a French minimalist, because a French minimalist…sometimes considers leopard print a neutral. A.P.C. amps up its ultra-simple silhouettes (boxy shift dresses, pea coats, unadorned Chelsea boots) with fun prints and unexpected finishes, but if a sleek black wallet or a camel blazer is what you're after, they also have those in spades. [Photo]

MUJI Cooper Square

Nothing will make you want to reorganize everything you own quite like a trip to Japanese home goods emporium Muji. Step inside and try to resist the urge to throw away half of your makeup so it will fit inside a clear plastic cube, or transfer all of your hand soap from its logo’d packaging to a sleek cylindrical pump. [Photo]

UNIQLO

Fast fashion chains tend to add flourishes to their basics (a ruffled cuff here, an embroidered pocket there), but affordable Japanese import Uniqlo knows that a fitted cashmere turtleneck or a perfect pair of skinny jeans doesn’t need any extra embellishment. [Photo]

COS

H&M’s sister brand specializes in the kind of Swedish-minimal basics (just-this-side-of-normcore jeans, slightly oversized button-downs, streamlined loafers) that populate Stockholm street style blogs. [Photo]

Jil Sander

This German designer is one of the OG minimalists, helping to popularize the look in the early ‘90s. Jil Sander’s Howard Street store is—true to her style—light on merchandise, but the pieces that have made it to the racks are magnified tenfold in the space’s many mirrors. [Photo]

FEIT

Entering Feit’s Nolita store—the shoe label’s first permanent outpost outside of Australia—is like journeying into the depths of extreme minimalism. Squint and you might be able to see the brand’s sleek boots and lace-ups dotted throughout the vast, blond wood space. [Photo]

7115 by Szeki

Former pop star Szeki Chan rebelled against her producer-mandated, early aughts stage look (spaghetti strap tanks, body glitter) the best way she knew how—by starting a line of affordable, streamlined basics. Depending on the season, expect to find oversized fisherman sweaters, linen blouses, and silk tanks. [Photo]

Joinery

Williamsburg home goods shop Joinery subscribes to the notion that everything in your apartment should be beautiful, simple, and functional—right down to the enamel toilet brush set and copper sponges. Shoppers will also find handmade wooden tables, woven cotton rugs, and glazed stoneware. [Photo]