New York has always been quite the haven for fashionistas, with elegant boutiques full of finds from independent designers, vintage-packed flea markets, and high-end designer shops harmoniously co-mingling throughout the boroughs.
However, there’s no neighborhood in the city with the wide variety of luxury shops as the Upper East Side. If you’re fortunate enough to live in this chic neighborhood, like the residents of stylish new Beyer Blinder Belle Architects-designed luxury condo The Kent, you’re never more than a stone’s throw from some of the best shopping in the world.
From world-renowned fashion brands to luxury boutiques carrying the latest trends, if you need a wardrobe refresh this fall, make sure to hit up these Upper East Side shops on your next trip to NYC.
1. Alexis Bittar | 1100 Madison Avenue
If you’re on the hunt for bold accessories to accent your existing wardrobe, look no further than Alexis Bittar’s Madison Avenue boutique. Bittar has made a name for himself as a master of Lucite design, but his rocker-chic style for fall, including a line of wire mesh earrings and updates on his classic pyramid necklaces, is some of his edgiest work yet.
2. Intermix | 1003 Madison Avenue
Home to a mix of both celebrated designers with a lengthy history in the fashion business and the world’s hottest up-and-comers, Intermix has made a name for itself as an unrivaled destination for the fashion forward in Manhattan. At this Madison Avenue boutique, you’ll find everything from Diane von Furstenberg wrap dresses to playfully patterned jumpsuits from coolchange.
3. Ralph Lauren | 888 Madison Avenue
One of the founding fathers of the preppy look, Ralph Lauren’s designs have a simple, quintessentially American feel. Drop in this season for elegant separates in a palate of neutral colors, including capes and sweaters reminiscent of Julie Christie’s classic Dr. Zhivago
4. Yigal Azrouel | 1011 Madison Avenue
Israeli-American designer Yigal Azrouel has made a name for himself over the past two decades with his dramatically draped skirts, dresses, and tops. This season, stop into Azrouel’s Madison Avenue shop for off-the-shoulder sweaters, embroidered jumpsuits, and floor-length lace dresses.
5. Bandier | 150 East 72nd Street
Give your workout gear a serious upgrade with a stop into Bandier on 72nd Street. This multi-vendor boutique boasts some of the best exercise-friendly fashion and footwear, from colorful, high-rise leggings to sexy mesh inlaid tops that can go straight from a hangout with friends to hot yoga.Celebrate your love of fashion this season by treating yourself to some new threads. Whether you’re drawn by the classic lines of Ralph Lauren’s Black Label or can’t get enough of the chic separates at Intermix, there’s no place like the Upper East Side to refresh your fashion this fall.