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Welcome to Racked's first annual Travel Week. Through Friday, roughly half of our content will be devoted to everything you need to know about traveling to and from New York City—whether you're entertaining out-of-towners, killing time at the airport, or planning the ultimate staycation.


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After exploring the retail efforts of France, Australia, and Germany within city limits, we're shining a light on our neighbors just across the pond: the British. It might cost less to fly to London than it does to take home an Alexander McQueen dress, but Madison Avenue sure is a lot closer. Click through for a map for the city's best British shopping, from the high and mighty (Stella, Burberry, and the like), to the mass appeal (that's Topshop, of course), and where to find those breakout talents you can't stop reading about.


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1. INTERMIX

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1003 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10075
(212) 249-7858
The Upper East Side outpost of this multi-brand shop carries a selection of Emma Cook's standout print pieces. [Photo]

2. Fivestory

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18 E 69th St
New York, NY 10021
(212) 288-1338
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Get to know Peter Pilotto at Fivestory before the brand is distilled for the masses. [Photo]

3. Charlotte Olympia

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22 E 65th St
New York, NY 10065
(212) 744-1842
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This designer's namesake shop stocks her collection of whimsical accessories including towering platforms and the oft-imitated kitty cat flats. [Photo]

4. Alexander McQueen

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747 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10065
(212) 229-1546
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The New York boutique of the beloved brand—now designed by Sarah Burton—recently relocated from it's MePa digs to a glorious Upper East Side venue. Shop everything from signature skull accessories to full-on gala gowns at this Madison Avenue marvel. [Photo]

5. Mulberry

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605 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10022
(888) 685-6856 ext. 3
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The largest of its three NYC stores, Mulberry's Madison Avenue flagship stocks the greatest range of products from the British brand, including womenswear, shoes, luggage, and, of course, handbags. [Photo]

6. Burberry

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9 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 407-7100
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Under the watchful eye of designer (and now chief creative officer) Christopher Bailey, this British heritage brand always has some new incarnation of its famous trench coat for brand fans to fawn over. [Photo]

7. Jeffrey New York

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449 West 14th Street
New York, NY
(212) 206-1272
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Pick up Erdem's subversively-sexy-yet-somehow-girly collection at the original Meatpacking District boutique, Jeffrey. [Photo]

8. Paul Smith

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142 Greene St
New York, NY 10012
(646) 613-3060
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This British designer is known for exquisite tailoring and vivid colors, continuously pushing the envelope with bold designs that bridge the gap between the old and the new. The Soho location reflects this ideal, with its reclaimed antique wooden wares and industrial facade. [Photo]

9. Otte

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281 Mott St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 925-0200
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The newest location for this mini-chain stocks pieces from London-based Peter Jensen, who's always good for an op-art print. [Photo]

10. Dagny + Barstow

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264 Bowery
New York, NY 10012
(212) 675-2346
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This Bowery boutique has made a name for itself stocking brands that otherwise don't have a presence in the States. Among their British stock is Swash London, Mother of Pearl, Sophie Hulme, Francis Leon, and jewelry by Maria Francesca Pepe.

11. Stella McCartney

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112 Greene St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 255-1556
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Daughter of a Beatle and animal rights advocate Stella McCartney produces such knockout collections that everyone's like, "Paul who? And this isn't real leather?" [Photo]

12. Kirna Zabete

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477 Broome Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 941-9656
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This eccentric Soho boutique is known for its expertise in spotting talent, so it's no surprise that they've snapped up a good helping of print queen Mary Katrantzou's pieces. [Photo]

13. Topshop

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478 Broadway
New York, NY 10013
(212) 966-9555
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Second in size only to London's flagship location, Soho's dual Topshop/Top Man offers a trendy selection of apparel, shoes, and accessories. Often collaborating with British designers, its newest line will feature '80s glam rock designs from none other than Meadham Kirchhoff. [Photo]

14. Opening Ceremony

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33-35 Howard St.
New York, NY 10013
(212) 219-2688
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Known for having its finger on the global pulse, Opening Ceremony's British imports do not disappoint. Among the offerings are London Fashion Week favorites Christopher Kane, JW Anderson, and Mark Fast. [Photo]

1. INTERMIX

1003 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10075
The Upper East Side outpost of this multi-brand shop carries a selection of Emma Cook's standout print pieces. [Photo]
1003 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10075

2. Fivestory

18 E 69th St, New York, NY 10021
Get to know Peter Pilotto at Fivestory before the brand is distilled for the masses. [Photo]
18 E 69th St
New York, NY 10021

3. Charlotte Olympia

22 E 65th St, New York, NY 10065
This designer's namesake shop stocks her collection of whimsical accessories including towering platforms and the oft-imitated kitty cat flats. [Photo]
22 E 65th St
New York, NY 10065

4. Alexander McQueen

747 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10065
The New York boutique of the beloved brand—now designed by Sarah Burton—recently relocated from it's MePa digs to a glorious Upper East Side venue. Shop everything from signature skull accessories to full-on gala gowns at this Madison Avenue marvel. [Photo]
747 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10065

5. Mulberry

605 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022
The largest of its three NYC stores, Mulberry's Madison Avenue flagship stocks the greatest range of products from the British brand, including womenswear, shoes, luggage, and, of course, handbags. [Photo]
605 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10022

6. Burberry

9 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022
Under the watchful eye of designer (and now chief creative officer) Christopher Bailey, this British heritage brand always has some new incarnation of its famous trench coat for brand fans to fawn over. [Photo]
9 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022

7. Jeffrey New York

449 West 14th Street, New York, NY
Pick up Erdem's subversively-sexy-yet-somehow-girly collection at the original Meatpacking District boutique, Jeffrey. [Photo]
449 West 14th Street
New York, NY

8. Paul Smith

142 Greene St, New York, NY 10012
This British designer is known for exquisite tailoring and vivid colors, continuously pushing the envelope with bold designs that bridge the gap between the old and the new. The Soho location reflects this ideal, with its reclaimed antique wooden wares and industrial facade. [Photo]
142 Greene St
New York, NY 10012

9. Otte

281 Mott St, New York, NY 10012
The newest location for this mini-chain stocks pieces from London-based Peter Jensen, who's always good for an op-art print. [Photo]
281 Mott St
New York, NY 10012

10. Dagny + Barstow

264 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
This Bowery boutique has made a name for itself stocking brands that otherwise don't have a presence in the States. Among their British stock is Swash London, Mother of Pearl, Sophie Hulme, Francis Leon, and jewelry by Maria Francesca Pepe.
264 Bowery
New York, NY 10012

11. Stella McCartney

112 Greene St, New York, NY 10012
Daughter of a Beatle and animal rights advocate Stella McCartney produces such knockout collections that everyone's like, "Paul who? And this isn't real leather?" [Photo]
112 Greene St
New York, NY 10012

12. Kirna Zabete

477 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013
This eccentric Soho boutique is known for its expertise in spotting talent, so it's no surprise that they've snapped up a good helping of print queen Mary Katrantzou's pieces. [Photo]
477 Broome Street
New York, NY 10013

13. Topshop

478 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Second in size only to London's flagship location, Soho's dual Topshop/Top Man offers a trendy selection of apparel, shoes, and accessories. Often collaborating with British designers, its newest line will feature '80s glam rock designs from none other than Meadham Kirchhoff. [Photo]
478 Broadway
New York, NY 10013

14. Opening Ceremony

33-35 Howard St., New York, NY 10013
Known for having its finger on the global pulse, Opening Ceremony's British imports do not disappoint. Among the offerings are London Fashion Week favorites Christopher Kane, JW Anderson, and Mark Fast. [Photo]
33-35 Howard St.
New York, NY 10013