Location: Cuyana, New York
Shopping in New York City is one of my favorite things to do, whether it’s for fashion, home or gifts. While I’ll admit that most of my shopping these days is online, nothing really beats the experience of an in-store excursion. In New York, there are many smaller brands that have their only store – in general or on the East Coast – and those are my absolute favorites. The care that goes into building a label, building a brand, and seeing an entrepreneur or small team work so diligently on their craft…well, I love supporting those artists. Three of my favorite smaller-name brands have opened stores in the city this spring, and I just wanted to share that news with you!
You’ve probably noticed me mention this brand before, whether it’s on social media, in conversation or right here on the blog. Cuyana is made by women for women, and their ethically sourced leather goods are also socially conscious. Cuyana makes beautiful, timeless, classic pieces that operate with the notion of “fewer, better things.” If you donate your closet cleanout to Cuyana, the items go to the female leathermakers of the brand world-wide.
You can find Cuyana at 29 Prince Street in Nolita.
We all know how much I love my Brooklinen sheets, and how I’d never give them up (I actually want to buy another set), but I also love Parachute. You may have seen their creative subway ads recently, and their Facebook ads about prepping your bathroom for guests. That’s my favorite line of Parachute’s: their bathroom line. In the cooler months, you have to physically take the waffle robe off of my body on weekends, because I sure won’t.
PS – remember over Christmas, when Cuyana and Parachute held a shared pop-up? I’m so happy they’ve both opened their own spaces now!
Parachute is located at 129 Grand Street in SoHo.
Okay, I’ll admit that at the moment, the only thing Rebecca Atwood I own is her design coffee table book. That led me to follow her on Instagram, and watch her journey as she opened her store right in SoHo. From the photos, I knew I needed to go in, and I was not disappointed. Rebecca makes her own patterns, often inspired by growing up on the beach in Cape Cod. I love her wallpaper sheets – they’re perfect for a quick remodel or if you live in a rented space. I also love her throw pillows. The simple patterns play well with others.
The address of Rebecca Atwood’s store is 175 A Mott Street in SoHo.
What are some of your “off the beaten path” favorite stores and brands?