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Best of New York 2015

Best Cashmere Sweaters

  • Brora

    1204 Madison Ave., at 88th St.; 212-426-1101

    The sweaters are knit the old-fashioned way—at a Scottish mill that’s more than two centuries old—but there’s nothing fusty about this knitwear boutique, the first U.S. outpost of an upscale British chain, covered in botanical hand-printed wallpaper by London artist Marthe Armitage. With silhouettes that are tweaked classics—cropped-and-fitted women’s cardigans ($435), trim men’s V-necks ($549)—and colors ranging from basic black to deep teal and orange, the sweaters look modern but not trendy, a bit like the clientele’s Céline bags.

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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).