Mon-Sat, 11am-8pm; Sun, noon-8pm
C, E at Spring St.
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With impressive stockpiles of hot, of-the-moment designer items, Big Drop is a favorite for flirty going-out tops, denim, and runway-fresh skirts, caps, and accessories. Find names like Tracy Reese, Ya Ya and Mint for above the waist, with boutique denim brands like Seven for All Mankind, Citizens of Humanity, and Rock and Republic below. Big Drop's style and size selection bests that of many comparable boutiques. The fun atmosphere, complete with almost deafening music, might inspire your next outfit, even though the brushed-stainless or popsicle-colored Plexiglas display cases and bright white lights feel more like a mod doc's office than a smoky dive. The store's haphazard organizational system can be a bit overwhelming. A small selection of jeans or basics is usually on sale, so check back often to find the best deals.