Mon-Sat, 10am-9pm; Sun, 11am-8pm
6 at Spring St.; N, R at Prince St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard
Housed in a 10,000-square-foot bi-level space, the popular Canadian trend-based clothing retailer’s first New York outpost resembles an artsy nightclub. Electro beats blare from ceiling-suspended speakers, chirpy staff members preside over an Aztec-style tiled counter, and giant ornamental mushrooms peek out from racks of women’s separates. Each of Aritzia’s stores is given an individual identity, and New York’s is described as "revolving around a metaphysical theme inspired by natural phenomena." The Soho location offers a range of exclusive in-house labels for young women—slouchy basics and smart wool coats from Wilfred, sporty-chic neon cotton hoodies from TNA, and edgy office wear from T. Babaton for Aritzia—along with outside brands such as Acne and Mackage and accessories by Vanessa Bruno. Items from the more designer-driven Aritzia lines, for example stylish Le Fou dresses, are located upstairs, which is also where shoppers can chill out in a waiting room–style space decorated with mid-century furniture and cactus plants.