Meat­pack­ing District

LUXE City Guides - New York - - Shopping Itineraries -

Once the pre-dawn do­main of dead meat and dead­beats, now a flash-trash play­dom with su­perb shop­ping. Many stores close Sun­days, so best stay in bed and rest that head. Be­gin at 75 9th Ave. (btw 15th and 16th Sts.) at Chelsea Mar­ket, with its frenzy of all things foodie fab­u­lous and cook­ware chic, be­fore con­tin­u­ing down 9th Ave., and whirling right at 14th St. to duck into Ten Thou­sand Things at #423 / 212 352 1333 / ten­t­hou­sandthingsnyc.com / with fab stone + pearl jew­ellery, Joie at #429 / 212 897 1787 / joie.com / for floaty femme ba­sics, and Alice + Olivia at #431 / 646 747 1232 / al­ice­an­do­livia.com / for party frocks. La­bel junkies will love Jef­frey at #449 / 212 206 1272 / jef­freynewyork.com / for run­way-ready m/w wear, but the store’s real draw is its shoes. Exit left, then cross right onto Wash­ing­ton St. for the Diane von Fursten­berg flag­ship at #874 / 646 486 4880 / dvf.com / op­po­site a block of Scoop stores with fash­ion essentials for the en­tire fam­ily, as well as the colour­ful shopfront of New York City-cen­tric per­fumers Bond No. 9 at #863 / 212 206 9907 / bondno9.com. Now for a mid-retail pickme-up, make a left into 13th St. for hair haven Bum­ble & bum­ble at #415 (see Spa), or pass B&b and turn left to 29 9th Ave. for Lon­don im­port Soho House with its Cow­shed Spa. Exit right, con­tinue on 9th then go right on Gan­sevoort for Trina Turk at #67 / 212 206 7383 / with Palm Springs re­sort wear, then head right at Wash­ing­ton for hip­ster eye­wear pur­vey­ors Warby Parker at #819 / 646 517 5227 / warby parker.com, mak­ing specs-shop­ping a rather lively event com­plete with retro pho­to­booth. Exit left and con­tinue for bou­tique belle Owen at #809 / 212 524 9770 / owen­nyc.com / and ladies’ heel haven Ni­cholas Kirk­wood at #807 / 646 559 5239 / nicholaskirk­wood.com, then opp. is sophisty scent heaven By Kil­ian at #804 / 212 600 1298 / byk­il­ian.com, Chris­tian Louboutin’s mens’ shoe sa­lon at #808 / 212 255 2056 / chris­tian louboutin.com, and fig­ure-hug­ging frocks next door at #810 Jay God­frey / 212 706 8342 / jay­god­frey.com. For a quick java gar­gle, Kava Café is at #803 / 212 255 7495 / ka­vanyc.com, or for some­thing heartier take a left on Ho­ra­tio and left again on Hud­son where a Malaysian flavour­fest awaits at #643 Fatty Crab / 212 352 3592 / fat­ty­crab.com. Exit left and re­turn to the cnr of Hud­son and Gan­sevoort, then cross di­ag­o­nally op­po­site for Ca­lypso / 646 638 3000 / a St. Barth’s trans­plant filled with beach-chic dresses, and carry on for yet more fem­i­nine finds at Cather­ine Ma­lan­drino #652 / 212 929 8710 / packed with va-va-vamp out­fits. The big metal­lic build­ing you see across from you is the Gan­sevoort Ho­tel, home to rooftop liquor-slicker Plunge / 212 206 6700 / good for a Hud­son sun­set sip­per. End here or re­trace along Gan­sevoort back to Wash­ing­ton and re­lax on the High Line (see Ac­tiv­i­ties), for­mer el­e­vated train tracks turned New York’s coolest green space. The con­crete ed­i­fice you spy strad­dling the High Line is The Stan­dard (see Ac­com.) with hap­pen­ing Stan­dard Grill / 212 645 4100 / the­s­tandard­grill.com, night club hotspots Boom Boom Room and Le Bain (see Bars), and out­door cov­ered Bier­garten for sausages, beer, pret­zels, ping pong and plenty of tra­di­tional Ger­man boom­sadaisy! Bot­toms up! Prost!

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