NYC remains one of the world’s shopping meccas, with boutiques featuring wares from up-and-coming and established designers alike. Whether you’re looking for a special-occasion gift for a fashionable loved one or craving a little bit of much-needed retail therapy, here are a few of our favorite shopping destinations, just around the corner from the Upper East Side residences at The Kent.
Ludivine | 1216 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10028
The eponymously named Ludivine was founded by French native Ludivine Gregoire. Though she’s been living in New York City for well over a decade now, Ludivine continues to bring perfectly curated finds from France to her Upper East Side boutique. Patrons can expect to find an effortlessly chic mix from French designers like Maison Michel, Officine Generale, Thierry Colson, and Vanessa Bruno, among others. Pick up a one-of-a-kind shearling jacket for when the weather cools or an oversized Les Coyotes sweater and R13 top to look impossibly cool all year-round.
Yigal Azrouël | 1011 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10075
Israeli American designer and native New Yorker Yigal Azrouël is renowned for his expertly crafted menswear and womenswear pieces with modern silhouettes and a lush range of fabrics, furs, and leathers. It’s no coincidence that he’s become a darling of fashion critics, garnering accolades and outfitting a long roster of celebrities. Yigal Azrouël’s flagship Madison Avenue boutique channels the designer’s edgy aesthetic via its concrete exterior and the exposed piping along its walls, juxtaposed against the slick and sumptuous handbags and clothing.
Bottega Veneta | 740 Madison Avenue, NY 10065
For the ultimate birthday or special occasion gift—or for a timeless wardrobe staple for yourself—a visit to the New York Bottega Veneta flagship store on Madison Avenue is in order. Bottega Veneta’s handbags are synonymous with luxury and effortless, pulled-together style. The leather handbags are known for the quality of the leather and meticulous craftsmanship, which complements and perfects every outfit with polish. The Madison Avenue store also features a ready-to-wear line of men’s and women’s clothing to complete the luxe look.