- Spiritual America
5 Rivington St., nr. Bowery; 212-960-8564
After moving her art gallery, Thierry Goldberg, down the street, Claire Lemetais began curating womenswear in the original storefront. The result: an unrivaled edit of pieces at once on-trend and wearable. While one rack might host a drapey Vanessa Bruno dress ($379) beside a printed Uzi top ($75), another might showcase local designers like Mociun and Dusen Dusen. In a downtown galaxy of shops like Creatures of Comfort and Maryam Nassir Zadeh, whose sack-shaped dresses often run into the thousands, Lemetais offers a designer-savvy option that won’t take you for all you’re worth.
Best Women's Boutique
From the 2012 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine