Bow­ery / NoHo

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For­merly cracked-out skid row, the Bow­ery now booms with art, fash­ion and nightlife. Start at the shiny New Mu­seum at 235 Bow­ery (near Prince St.) (see Ac­tiv­i­ties); view the ‘art’, or head straight to the ex­cel­lent, od­dball gift shop. Exit right and am­ble north on Bow­ery, cross­ing Hous­ton to find Pa­tri­cia Field’s em­po­rium of trash, flash and outré mish­mash on your left at #306 / 212 966 4066 / pa­tri­ci­afield.com, DBGB on the right at #299 (see Rest./Re­laxed), and Blue and Cream on the cor­ner at 1 E 1st St. / 212 533 3088 / blue and­cream.com, pur­vey­ors of au courant m/w threads by Wang, Suno, Rag & Bone et al. John Var­vatos is a skip up at #315 / 212 358 0315 / john­var­vatos.com / for trig-slick men’s ba­sics. Exit, cross the road and skip into Bleecker St., on your right is re­sale chain INA at #15 / 212 228 8511 / inanyc.com / for m/w de­signer Vogue castoffs; and Zero + Maria Cornejo at #33 / 212 925 3849 / ze­ro­mari­a­cornejo. com, known for her im­pec­ca­bly tailored pieces. Con­tinue past Lafayette St. to Todd Mer­rill An­tiques at #65 / 212 673 0531 / tod­dmer­rill­stu­dio.com / for sha­gadelic fur­ni­ture and deco daz­zlers. Now re­trace to Lafayette, take a left, and left onto Bond St., for the orig­i­nal Bond No. 9 at, duh, #9 / 212 228 1732 / bondno9.com, and next door Bond 07 by Se­lima at, dou­ble duh, #7 / 212 677 8487 / se­li­maop­tique.com / has an ace se­lec­tion of mod + vin­tage togs and face furny, plus down­stairs milliner. Exit right and on the next block find Paula Ruben­stein on the right at #21 / 212 966 8954 / paularuben­stein.com / for vin­tage tex­tiles. Next is United Nude at #25 / 212 420 6000 / unit­ed­nude.com / for ar­chi­tec­tural shoes from Rem Kool­haas; and hotspot The Smile on the left down­stairs at #26 / 646 329 5836 / thesmilenyc.com / with great joe and sarnies. Tem­ple of de­signer cool Oak is next door at #28 / 212 677 1293 / oaknyc.com / full of dark, de­sir­able m/w fash, while Dash­wood Books is at #33 / 212 387 8520 / dash­wood­books.com / with the best in art and photo tomes. At #49 is un­der­stated Parisian stal­wart A.P.C. / 212 966 0049 / apc.fr / whose bi-level, brushed alu­minium bou­tique fea­tures a ded­i­cated denim floor for diehards. Billy Reid at #54-2 / 212 598 9355 / bil­lyreid.com / is out­fit­ter to the most dis­cern­ing South­ern dandies and their ladies, with a natty line in lug­gage and ac­ces­sories, and Mile End Deli at #53 (see Lunch) has Mon­treal-style sarnies and smoked meats in a cute com­mu­nal space. Exit right and note Bond be­comes E 2nd St., and step into John De­rian at #6 / 212 677 3917 / john­de­rian.com / for sig­na­ture de­coupage and handy gifts, with great bed­ding and linen at his off­shoot at #10 / 212 677 8408. Re­trace to Bow­ery, right past The Bow­ery Ho­tel (see Ac­com.), and turn left into Great Jones St. for Fil­son at #40 / 212 457 3121 / fil­son.com, a her­itage out­door ap­parel la­bel ped­dling gear for both ur­ban/ru­ral ad­ven­ture-seek­ers, plus rugged-chic cam­era bags. Want more? Push on to dis­cover trend­set­ting de­sign at #55 The Fu­ture Per­fect (see Stand­out Stores), or else the Great Jones Spa at #29 (see Spa) is per­fectly poised for a recharge. If it’s af­ter 5pm and you sim­ply must have a li­ba­tion, re­trace and stride up Bow­ery to B Bar and Grill on the cor­ner at 40 E 4th St. / 212 475 2220 / bbarand­grill.com / and de­mand that well-earned cock­tail. Oh dar­ling, you have done ter­ri­bly well, haven’t you?

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