The Best of New York Shopping

From small, specialty boutiques to venerable industry institutions, we've curated our favorite places for exclusive, high-fashion finds for men and women.

 

Courtesy Delphine Manivet
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Boutique Delphine Manivet

Delphine Manivet is new to Paris’s couture week, having debuted in January 2015 with 15 designs that revealed her knack for coupling relaxed, easy-to-wear silhouettes with hand-finished details and adornments. She’s new to New York City, too. The former Rochas senior designer opened a small outpost of her atelier below Canal Street in Manhattan in 2014. While Manivet appreciates the painstaking process of couture, with its hundreds of workshop hours, specialized artisans, and adherence to the bylaws of France’s stringent Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, she says she also finds that opening a salon outside of France is a way of “democratizing” that rarefied craft. “More clients are searching for what sets them apart from mass fashion,” the 39-year-old says. Plus, she adds, couture consumers are getting younger: “My New York clients are the daughters of my clients in Paris.” Gowns from $1,000; 49 Warren St.; delphinemanivet.com. —Shannon Adducci