Your Personal Concierge
There are tons of options when it comes to NYC shopping—from high-end retailers to intimate boutiques. Marco De Los Rios, concierge at W New York, shares his recommendations for fashion and beyond.
When men and women come to you asking about great stores for fashion-forward apparel, where do you send them?
I always recommend starting at the Madison Avenue stores, like Ralph Lauren, Hermès, Roberto Cavalli, Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford and Barneys New York. Not too far away is Bloomingdale’s, which has many different brands. The Shops at Columbus Circle also have great options. Bergdorf Goodman, an institution of fashion, is a must when you’re in New York. The store features great pieces by one of my favorite jewelry designers, Paolo Costagli.
Any particular neighborhoods?
For clothing, SoHo, NoLIta, the East Village and Bleecker Street have everything from little boutiques to commercial brands. If you are looking for a discount store, go to Century 21 Department Store. When it comes to furniture, ABC Carpet & Home is one of my favorite places to get unique pieces. CB2 is simple, but with great options as well.