- Aloha Rag
505 Greenwich St., nr. Spring St. 212-925-0882
Get past the name, which sounds like a displaced surfer shop (the company is based in Honolulu), and the location (far west, in Soho). The recently arrived Aloha Rag has some of the most exciting fashion, like Giuseppe Zanotti’s shoes for Balmain, alongside brands you’ve never heard of, like Aula Aila (wonderful sheer polka tanks for $105) and Kenjiikeda (ruched leather bags for $1,520).
The Next Great Fashion Boutique
From the 2009 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).