New York is notorious for being a favorite city among shopaholics, and a shopaholic’s visit to the city wouldn’t be complete without a trip to SoHo. From trendy boutiques to bargain chains, upscale shops to secondhand stores, this is the stroll for you if you’re in the market for…well…just about anything.
Take the 1 train to the Houston Street stop, and walk East on Houston Street until you reach Sullivan Street. Here you’ll see St. Anthony of Padua (named 2nd in the “10 Most Beautiful Churches In NYC” list, so definitely worth a visit), lined with vendors selling everything from handmade jewelry to these adorable little fruits and veggies inspired kids’ wear.
When you reach West Broadway, take a right and stop into whatever stores strike your fancy. During this walk, you can spy styles that run the gamut…from luxe bustiers at Dolce & Gabbana to the more wallet friendly options at Forever 21. A few of my favorite stops along this street include:
…vintage scarf hunting at What Goes Around Comes Around. (And yes! they have Hermes!)…
…finding cute kitchenware and gifts at Anthropologie…
…and refreshing second hand wardrobe basics in brands ranging from J. Crew to Theory at Greene Street.
After your shop-til-you-drop session, you will without a doubt be famished. There’s no shortage of cafes, bars, and restaurants in the area, but if you happen to be craving Mexican like me (helllooooo Cinco do Mayo!), then head West on Grand Street until you reach Lupe’s East LA Kitchen at 110 Avenue of the Americas. The margaritas are icy, food fresh and refreshingly authentic, and best of all, with prices like these you can still afford to eat here after your shopping spree. Cheers to that, my friends!