Winter is coming and we all know that in NYC, if it’s it’s cold, wet, slippery and possibly hailing, there’s still no excuse for bad fashion. Ready to get cozy and chic? Check out our top three shopping choices around Duane Street for snow-stopping winter attire.
For the functional-fashion athletic type:
Aether Apparel, Soho
This L.A. brand’s sleek athletic wear recently found its first NYC home nearby in Soho. Both men and women can transition from a morning jog to running errands while sporting their sleek zip-up jackets, ribbed circle scarves and fleece pullovers. Aether embodies the new ‘ath-luxury’ trend: designed with advanced fabrics for wicking and warmth (like 800-fill power of goose down and Italian stretch-woven wool), the pieces are meant to fit the body perfectly, so you look put together while keeping out the cold.
13 Crosby St, New York
For the sleek minimalist fashionista:
Nili Lotan , TriBeCa
Israeli-born designer Nili Lotan—who lives in Tribeca near Duane Street—shows off her spare, modern clothing and jewelry in an appropriately minimalist, all-white space. Her jackets vary from wool to leather, all impeccably designed in a modern, Japanese-influenced style. The shop also sells linens, candles and vintage books—a recipe for a cozy winter afternoon if there ever was one. Lotan’s design studio is just downstairs from the showroom. Her collection, featuring styles for both men and women, is small, on-trend season by season, and made with high-end fabrics like Italian luxury wool, and therefore priced accordingly. Have your credit card handy for this one.
188 Duane St, New York.
For unique vintage warmth & style:
No. 6 , Nolita
You can find this gem on the quaint Center Market Place in Little Italy. Buzz in, and the NoLita store’s warm staff will welcome you and walk you through through the collection. Patrons can check out handpicked vintage styles and select pieces from contemporary independent designers such as Eleven Thirty and Zou, as well as a whole line designed in-house by the No. 6 team. Any of the statement coats at No. 6 (camel mohair with bracelet sleeves, anyone?) will leave friends and coworkers asking “where did you get that jacket?” which is a sure winter-day-brightener. The store also hosst occasional music and art events.
6 Centre Market Place, New York