When shopping for real estate, one factor that sometimes gets overlooked is what shops are close to the location. The Upper East Side is known for its style and that translates to the local shops as well. The area is full of high-end and trendy boutiques that offer a range of styles, but to give you a better idea of what the area has to offer we highlight some well known icons as well as some hidden gems.
La Boutique Resale
This little boutique at 1065 Madison Avenue is one of the most unique shops on our list. It’s an upscale consignment store and specializes in high-end designer clothing for women. Having been in business for over 25 years, they’ve built up quite the reputation, having been featured in the Washington Post and The New Yorker, as well as being recommended by CBS News, New York Daily News, and New York Magazine.
The shop itself offers a well curated selection of current and vintage items, with a wide range of high fashion couture, from clothing and handbags to shoes and accessories. Their consignment system is a fun and unique inclusion on the designer fashion scene. The location is lovely, with a wide open floor space with displays of their selective couture merchandise, letting anyone shop for Madison Avenue styles at impressive prices.
Located at 1422 Third Avenue, Mixology NYC offers a wide selection of items along with amazing customer service. This shop is a nice blend of brick and mortar boutique shopping combined with modern convenience.
We love this shop because it offers select merchandise in store, while giving you online options as well. They’re online store is so useful because they’re extremely attentive, often replying to questions within minutes, and they do their utmost to ensure their deliveries arrive promptly.
Their selection features a range of styles from rompers, to minis, and tweed blazers, as they aim to offer the latest trends at a reasonable price. Their Upper East Side location is one of 3 in New York City, and their growing brand has been featured in Life & Style Weekly.
Saint James Clothing Boutique
This boutique makes our list as a highly specialized shop. Following the traditions of french knitwear from the Breton region of northern France, they feature finely crafted nautical sweaters and striped shirts in authentic styles.
They take great pride in their traditional production techniques, having a brand that dates back to 1889 as a keystone of French knitting craftmanship, even winning official recognition for these efforts to maintain its heritage with the ‘Label Entreprise du Patrimone Vivant.’ Suffice it to say, this boutique is rich with history. You can buy a piece of this history yourself by selecting one of their knit pieces for men, women, and children.
DIGS is a high-end, luxury boutique that can be found at 1054 Third Ave. First launching in 2006, DIGS is an acronym for Done-In-Great-Style, and that’s just what you’ll find here. Their select styles take deep inspiration from runway and modern fashions, and they strive to offer their interpretations of the hottest new trends.
The shop offers a true designer shopping experience, with of-the-moment-styling, but what makes it a neighborhood highlight is how available their designs are. They specialize in providing a chic, high-fashion looks with an edge at an attainable price-point.
The Upper East Side is rich with diverse shops and stores. When it comes to fashion boutiques, these are just some of the wide range of excellent establishments within the area, helping to add to the mystique of this fashionable neighborhood.
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