Before we headed to NY, most people who had been there told me how good shopping was and Woodbury Common was a must go to pick up cheap designer goods. It was however a little out of the way and after a bit of deliberation, we decided to forego it. Out of character I know.
Instead of coming home with a suitcase full of bargains, I came home with a vintage denim jacket from Narnia Vintage and a ceramic bowl from Mociun. Did I regret not going to Woodbury Common? I really don’t know but one thing’s for sure. If we had spent the day going there, we would have missed out on a bunch of exciting things including visiting many indie stores that I had been admiring from afar.
I’m not sure about you but visiting a brick and mortar store, especially an expensive one can be quite stressful. Although I love the experience of being able to feel the clothes on the racks and immersing myself in the shop’s aesthetics, the impossibly expensive items actually make me tune out and back off. The high price tags make me think about how I couldn’t afford anything hence I would just automatically rush through the entire shop without actually seeing what I wanted to see. Do you feel the same too?
Whilst I enjoyed visiting those beautifully curated stores in NY, I wasn’t able to fully switch on my shopping mode because I knew I wasn’t going to buy anything. Having said that though, if we were to go back again the future, I would definitely still want to revisit the following stores and perhaps pick up an item of two:
Rachel Comey 95 Crossby Street New York, NY 10012
MNZ 123 Norfolk Street New York, NY 10002
No 6. 6 Centre Market Place New York, NY 10013
Concrete + Water 485 Driggs Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211
Mocium 224 Wythe Ave Brooklyn, NY 11249
Steven Alan (there are several branches) 230 Elizabeth Street New York, NY 10012
Creatures of Comfort 205 Mulberry Street New York, NY 10012
The Rising States 168 Ludlow Street New York, NY 10002
What are your favourite stores in NY?