You know the drill: we dissect the city block by block.
A quaint side street tucked away in the heart of SoHo, Crosby St. features an array of boutiques, hotels, and other goodies. Let’s take a walk, shall we?
Rachel Comey @ 95 Crosby St
We’re definitely going to be investing in a few pieces from Rachel Comey for that tricky transition between Summer and Fall. The color palette, fabric, and hemlines are the perfect combination for when we are eager to abandon our summer dresses, but it’s still too warm for wool sweaters. One of our favorite outfits? Dark denim culottes, a turmeric-coloured blouse, and black ankle booties. We may just have to stop by the designer’s shop and play a little dress-up.
MZ Wallace @ 93 Crosby St.
In NYC, going from work, to the subway, to the gym, to happy hour with your besties requires a very, very durable handbag. MZ Wallace’s design philosophy is just that. Monica, designer and co-founder of the company, explains the brand’s first and most important priority:
“We began the company 15 years ago with the goal of designing lightweight, fashionable bags. Constructed with custom developed nylons and Italian leathers, the collection is designed with the idea that function and style can, and should coexist.”
Crosby Street Hotel @ 79 Crosby St.
Favourite of the stars, Crosby Street Hotel is a the definition of chic and wins for best location, accessible to the heart of SoHo but far enough removed from the hustle and bustle of Broadway. They have a full-service restaurant, The Crosby Bar, where they serve one of the city’s best afternoon teas, perfect as a means to celebrate a special occasion. On top of all of that, they have a rooftop garden on the twelfth floor where they grow insanely fresh, seasonal produce.
Soul Cycle @ 45 Crosby St.
Not much has to be said about the extremely popular fitness cult that is Soul Cycle. And for a very good reason: it’s a killer workout.
Jean Shop @ 37 Crosby St.
Sure to satisfy every one of your denim needs, Jean Shop houses styles for both men and women.
Miansai @ 33 Crosby St
Venturing into Miansai for the first time, we were beyond thrilled to see seriously cute jewelry. Founder and Creative Director Michael Saiger founded the handmade jewelry company in 2008 in Miami. Since then, their collection has expanded to feature styles for both men & women. Our favourites? The mini-hook chain bracelet, modern-screw cuff ring, and the thin fish-hook necklace. As a secondary thought, they should really publicize what incense they use because wow did we want our apartment to smell like it.
Saturdays NYC @ 31 Crosby Street
It’s hard to sum up the concept of Saturdays NYC and it has best been described by the company itself:
“Determined to suit a lifestyle occupied with surfing, living and working in New York City, Saturdays began selling boards and wetsuits as well fine art and other lifestyle accessories.”
Inside, you’ll also find the most adorable counter-top café serving up our favorite cold brew in the city from La Colombe Torrefaction. Their website is also definitely worth checking out with an online magazines & much, much more.
Paintbox @ 17 Crosby St.
Salon of choice of Lo, Paintbox is the modern-day manicure salon. Forget everything you know about nail salons because this is absolutely nothing like it. Founded by Eleanor Langston, who previously worked as a beauty editor, Paintbox works to offer a curated set of designs and colours every season based on current trends.
Maiyet @ 16 Crosby St.
While their pieces are on the pricey side, there’s no denying that this store is absolutely gorgeous. Many pieces from the current collection are hand-beaded and totally fit the bohemian trend we are oh-so obsessed with.
NOMO SOHO Hotel 9 Crosby St.
(previously known as the Mondrian SoHo)
A simply gorgeous hotel featuring an equally gorgeous dining area. With huge chandeliers, dim lighting, this place oozes ambiance. Previously known as the Isola Trattoria Bar & Crudo, the dining hall is now dubbed the NOMO Kitchen & Library Bar. It’s the perfect venue for celebrating one of your best girlfriend’s birthdays.
Please venture down to Crosby St., these wonderful establishments await you.
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Photography: Chris Klemens