Britain’s answer to Banana Republic, Reiss, brings even more chic basics to New York (387 W. Broadway, nr. Spring St.; 212-925-5707). Shrunken blazers ($350) and slacks are good casual businesswear for young women; snazzier options include pink sequined flare skirts ($325) and round-toe coral T-strap pumps ($260). For men, there are ties ($90), suits ($780ľ$880), and fitted leather jackets (around $700).
Brooklyn hipsters will welcome Something Else (144 Smith St., nr. Bergen St., Carroll Gardens; 718-643-3204), which carries offbeat pieces from mainstream brands like Seven, Juicy, and Triple 5 Soul. Lesser-knowns include Boxfresh, Subscript, and surfer-chic Cabral, which will debut this summer.
Shopping at Foley + Corinna used to feel like raiding your cool friend’s closet; now the expertly edited vintage and vintage-inspired designs are in a larger, fancier space a few doors down (114 Stanton St., nr. Ludlow St.; 212-529-2338). Artist Rosemary Warner’s nature installation complements new lines like denim from Notify (from $200) and bikinis from Lotta.
Also: Tsubi (219C Mulberry St., nr. Spring St.; 212-334-4690) is the latest high-end denim shop (jeans from $220). And Danish home-furniture store BoConcept has opened a second location in Chelsea (144 W. 18th St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 646-336-8188).