It’s safe to say that there are few cities in the world quite as fashionable as Manhattan. From the annual spectacle of Fashion Week to the daily delight of cutting-edge designers making their mark, New York is a dream come true for the fashion-conscious. From Fashion Ave to shopping galore, we’ve got everything you need to know about exploring style in the city. Whether you love classic ballgowns or want to see what next years’ hot trend will be, there’s something for everyone. So pack up your best outfits and get ready to explore the fashionable side of New York City!
Tiffany & Co.
All true fashionistas need to make the pilgrimage to 57th Street and take in the glory of Tiffany’s flagship store. Once you’ve window-shopped (while enjoying breakfast, naturally), take a peek inside the world-famous shop. The timeless style and chic will provide inspiration for your next fashion statement. The store itself is almost as lovely as the jewelry that has made Tiffany’s so popular over the years.
Seventh Avenue (aka Fashion Ave)
Put on your most comfortable (but still stylish) shoes and get ready for the most elegant walk of your life. In New York City, Seventh Avenue is known as Fashion Avenue; it runs through the city’s Garment District and is the hub and center of all things fashion-based in Manhattan. For the visitor, it’s a remarkable journey. Strolling down Seventh Avenue will give you a unique look at the workings of the worldwide industry of style. Make no mistake about it, this is next-level window shopping.
Do you feel a little overwhelmed by all the options in New York? Are you unsure of where to begin, where to go, and what’s worth seeing? It might be time to arrange a shopping tour of New York City. These fun and unconventional tours will give you an insider’s look at the fashion industry, from production to the sales floor. It’s an interactive experience that will delight even the most jaded of stylish savants.
The Museum at FIT
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For those fascinated by the rich history of fashion, this is THE museum to visit in New York City. The Fashion Institute of Technology is proudly inspiring the next generation of style-makers, but it’s also keen to remember the past. The Museum at FIT boasts over 50,000 costumes and textiles in their exhibits, ranging from the 18th century to modern day. Hailed as, ‘the most fashionable museum in NYC,’ there are always incredible new exhibits opening. Be sure to check their website for what’s coming up next!
Dover Street Market
For the fashion lover who adores the unexpected, a trip to Dover Street Market is pretty much mandatory. This cutting-edge store will give you a sneak peek into the future of fashion. The hottest designs and trends are all on display in this multi-brand store, which features art installations and intriguing exhibits. Want to stay on budget? You don’t need to buy anything to enjoy this store; it’s a feast for the eyes and an unforgettable experience for anyone who’s looking for the next big thing in fashion.
The Costume Institute
The Metropolitan Museum in New York City is an amazing place to visit, regardless of your interests — but there’s one part in particular that will appeal to the fashion-focused. The Costume Institute features an exhaustively detailed array of clothes and costumes from over seven centuries and across five continents. It’s a remarkable collection, one sure to intrigue anyone who loves fashion. Be forewarned: these exhibits aren’t open all year round, so make sure to schedule a tour or appointment so you can get the most of this once-in-a-lifetime viewing experience.
Artist & Fleas
Looking for something funky and off the beaten path? Then make a direct beeline to Artists and Fleas, the wildly popular multi-merchant marketplace. Set up like a carefully curated flea market, Artists and Fleas is a veritable cornucopia of fashion and style options. From vintage pieces at killer prices to up-and-coming artists showing their wares, get ready to spend hours wandering. With any luck, you’ll find a new favorite clothing line.
Do you know of any other must-see fashionable spots in NYC? Let us know in the comments!