Fashion-forward New Yorkers are always looking for the latest trends. At Dover Street Market, a one-stop-shop for high-end fashion located on E 30th St and Lexington Ave, just a few blocks from the new luxury condos at 88 & 90 Lex, the upcoming season’s silhouettes are artfully exhibited throughout this expansive space.
It seems that the minds behind Dover Street Market—the same ones behind Commes des Garçons, its parent company—understood all too well the dilemma of trekking across the city in a quest to find your favorite designers. The solution? Gather the most sought-after luxury brands in one location. Fashionistas will find an entire eight stories of style shops; a collection that NYCgo says “promises to leave them breathless.”
Perhaps the most distinct aspect of Dover Street Market is its layout. Rather than showcasing brands in disparate brick-and-mortar stores, the market allows designers to create a space that fits their aesthetic. Each space flows into the next; walking the market feels less like shopping and more like viewing an art exhibition.
And yet, there’s plenty of shopping to be done. While many of the market’s designers are (upscale) household names, like Gucci, Prada, and The Row, the sheer number of brands gathered here ensures plenty of opportunities to find something new. Goodfight, an LA-based fashion brand, captures a sundrenched, laid-back “California cool” with pieces like the Venus Bowler, an open-collar satin shirt adorned with a custom embroidered Venus Fly Trap, and the structured but baggy Dreamteam Shorts. Or check out the work of Kozaburo Akasaka, a Japanese designer interested in “the juxtaposition of high fashion and street culture.” He’s also a designer you can feel good about supporting. According to Vogue, Kozaburo “puts sustainability into quiet practice, rather than wave it about blindly to promote his brand,” by doing things like repurposing discarded scraps of fabric.
If your luxury home is in the market for unique décor, check out some of the top-of-the-line housewares at Dover Street Market. Labour and Wait offers “an evolving range of timeless, functional products for everyday life” made by “specialist makers from around the world.” The household goods here buzz with vintage charm but steer clear of being overly quirky.
All that shopping is bound to leave you in need of caffeine and a small bite to eat. Head to the first floor, where you’ll find Rose Bakery. Named after cocreator Rose Carrarini, the ultramodern, yarn-bombed space was conceived as a place where “where people felt at home.” The menu is simple and sophisticated with recognizable standbys like risotto and omelets. Or indulge in an espresso and dessert—after all, extra energy may be needed if you plan to explore each of the eight floors at Dover Street Market, just moments away from your home ideally located in NoMad.
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