In the latter part of the 19th century, much of what is now the Flatiron District/NoMad was known as the Ladies’ Mile, due to the upscale department stores and other exclusive shops located there. Though B. Altman, Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany & Co., and their peers have either moved uptown or faded into obscurity, the neighborhood is still rich in retail. Abercrombie & Fitch, Club Monaco, Crate & Barrel, Lego, New Balance, and Whole Foods are among the national and global retailers that have set up shop in the neighborhood.some stores unique to NoMad and the Flatiron District; below are several more.
Ten is apparently a lucky number for Henri Myers and Tom Blackie, the founders of this boutique/art gallery. Every 10 weeks, they feature in the shop 10 artisanal brands offering products in 10 categories, including beauty, gifts, and home goods. They also exhibit works from a different group of 10 artists every 10 weeks. What’s more, 10% of sales go to each shopper’s choice of one of 10 not-for-profit organizations. As for what you might find in the store, recent offerings included gold-and-enamel earrings and necklaces from Adroit Jewelry, lushly scented candles from Amber Sakai, and handcrafted marble bookends from Gauri Kohli.
There’s nothing standard about this store’s menswear and womenswear. Every item is custom-made—no more settling for a jacket, pants, sweater, or shirt that “almost” fits. Products range from tuxedos to cashmere hoodies, silk blazers to trench coats. New collections debut twice a year, but every piece is designed and crafted to provide years of style.
Lovers of Art Deco, Hollywood Regency, and Mid-Century Modern design, rejoice! High Style Deco is a trove of furnishings, fine art, and jewelry that are exemplars of those styles. Inventory turns over frequently, but there are always plenty of covetable treasures to be enjoyed: Murano glass sconces, sculptural Lucite tables, brutalist mirrors, gold cufflinks… Not crazy about 20th-century design? You will be after stepping inside.
Yes, this shop sells boots—and shoes, jackets, bags, and accessories for men and women. What differentiates its wares is that they’re handcrafted of top-notch materials yet almost unbelievably affordable. This store is a must-visit for classic leather goods, from cowboy boots to high-heeled mules to bomber jackets.
Before opening her eponymous decor and housewares shop, Jung Lee was (and still is) an event planner. That explains the store’s spectacular assortment of tableware and dining accessories, from handcrafted serving bowls rimmed with platinum to mother-of-pearl salt and pepper shakers to mouth-blown, hand-cut drinkware. The shop’s treasures go beyond tabletop, however: benches handcrafted to resemble lambs, complete with long-hair sheepskin upholstery; Baccarat crystal earrings; lamps that resemble classical busts blowing pink balloons; stools handcrafted of banana bark. The store also offers in-person and virtual appointments with its registry consultants and decorators, should you find yourself overwhelmed by the wealth of beautiful objects.