2017

Division IV

This sweet shop ups the ante on otherwise pedestrian hostess gifts. Do you usually present a jar of fruit preserves? Try the bacon jam! Typically […]

Spirit Forward

Hire these guys, led by the former head bartender from A.Bar, and you’ll get a top-notch staff to tend your bar, delicious handcrafted cocktails, and […]

Kink Shoppe

Nonjudgmental shopkeepers? Workshops for beginners? An easy-to-navigate selection of ropes, XXX miscellany and apparel? BDSM suddenly seems—dare we say—accessible.

American Trench

When you’ve got a weatherproof Ventile exterior (first developed for WWII flight suits), a trim silhouette and dashing accoutrements (USA-made glen-check lining), unexpected showers don’t […]

The Ivy Inn

When the pretzel shop next door to Bill Kelly’s 64-year-old Ivy Inn went belly-up, the shuffleboard enthusiast decided to open a 1,000-square-foot annex devoted to […]

Head House Books

This bibliophile paradise has earned its well-deserved hype: It boasts near-weekly author events, offers on-point book recommendations, and hosts ongoing writer workshops. The tightly edited […]

Rennes

If the name alone conjures images of French hilltop villages, just wait until you visit. With bleached floorboards, tidy tables of accessories, and racks of […]

Avril 50

Around since the ’80s, this hole-in-the-wall purveyor of avant-garde art magazines, exotic cigars and loose tobacco was cool long before studied hipsters infiltrated the ’hood.

L. Priori

Trained gemologist Lauren Priori scours estate sales nationwide to pluck the very best baubles for her appointment-only studio and online shop. Case in point: A […]

Art in the Age

After a decade as a men’s and women’s boutique, AITA has pivoted back to its boozy roots, focusing on spirits and barware. While we’ll always […]

United by Blue Sample Sale

Easy navigation (boxes are clearly labeled), rock-bottom deals ($25 canvas weekenders, $20 button-downs, $5 tees), and credit-card compatibility (a rarity on the sample-sale scene) make […]

Preservation Fine Goods

We’ll admit: Not everything in this sparsely furnished shop is the most practical. (Really, who needs an artisanal dinner bell?) But its tabletop goods are […]

Delsette

While most shops focus solely on statement garments, this treasure chest pays just as much (or more!) attention to its accessory assortment. Evidence: tables rife […]

Wardrobe Clinic

Ron Wilch, designer by trade, is a fit genius: Everything that goes into his two-year-old tailor shop—bridesmaids’ dresses, old suits, new suits, slacks, sundresses, you […]

Charles Shoe Repair

Yes, yes, we’re all still mourning the loss of Superior Shoe Repair. But Charles is the perfect rebound: Reliably good repairs and a speedy turnaround […]