adidas Originals Store
136 Wooster St.
While the brand's Sports Performance Store stocks more functional merchandise, this small and stylish Soho boutique sells Adidas' form-over-function wares, most of which reference its aesthetic heyday from the 60s through the 80s. In the warmer months, the shop’s garage-door façade opens to the street, allowing salespeople and customers to mingle outside or sit on beach chairs. Inside is a cache of the brand's signature items—colorful track jackets and pants, wristbands, headbands, T-shirts, tanks, sweats, swimwear, sneakers, and sandals—all marked by the iconic triple stripe, the trefoil design, or, sometimes, both. It's not all cotton jersey and nylon, however; there are metal watches, women's handbags, men's motorcycle jackets in leather, cotton Guayabera-style shirts, and knits. The store also carries apparel born out of the company's partnerships with Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Missy Elliott. As a member of the brand's trend group, this boutique is guaranteed to stock the newest designs—and stuff you won't find anywhere else.