- Filene’s Basement
2222 Broadway, nr. 79th St.; 212-873-8000
Filene’s Basement in general is a good source of deals, and the Upper West Side location is particularly ripe. It’s smaller and less hectic than the tourist-magnet Union Square store and often dense with strollers, but the selection is not as picked over, and big-name labels (Proenza Schouler, Marc Jacobs, Dries Van Noten) can be found regularly. Seen recently: a Dolce & Gabbana jacket for $299 and a 3.1 Phillip Lim dress for $119.
Best Reliably Good Markdown Racks
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).