The Flatiron District is one of those NYC neighborhoods that looks, sounds, and feels like the poster child of New York City. You’ll see gorgeous skyscrapers like the Flat Iron Building and MetLife Clock Tower, and (of course) you’ll notice the Empire State Building looming overhead while swanky locales like Madison Square Park and Eataly populate the streets below. This energetic section of the city is also a prime shopping spot when you’re in the mood for an afternoon of retail therapy. The next time you’re in the neighborhood, here’s where to go shopping in the Flatiron District.
Marimekko, 200 5th Ave
If you’re a fan of graphic design and textiles, you’ll love the Marimekko flagship location. This Finnish store stocks clothing, accessories, and home goods in a wide variety of unique patterns and color combinations. It’s the perfect blend of European style and NYC edge.
Outlette, 6 W 23rd St
Outlette isn’t your average jewelry store with mass-produced pieces. This boutique features jewelry by local and lesser-known designers like Ela Rae, Lionette, and Giles & Brother. The collections gorgeously make a statement and flatter any outfit, but with a more fashionable air of subtlety.
Whisk, 933 Broadway
Think of Whisk as an eclectic, slightly whimsical version of William Sonoma. Home cooks can spend hours perusing an endless stream of kitchen goodies like stemware, table settings, linen, and bakeware. Even if you’re not exactly Martha Stewart, you’ll appreciate a stylish French press, sugar bowl, creamer, and mug set for morning coffee.
Chelsea Flea Market, 39 W 25th St
During the weekend, locals and tourists alike flock to the Flatiron District to check out the Chelsea Flea Market. It’s a bargain hunter’s dream with housewares, apparel, antiques, and random knickknacks to be found.
Limelight Shops, 47 W 20th St
For all-in-one shopping in the Flatiron District, visit the Limelight Shops – a shopping center housed within a 19th-century church. With boutiques catering to both women and men, there’s something for everyone. The Limelight Shops also include Grimaldi’s and Baci Gelato, so you can top off your day with some satisfying Italian treats.
Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway
Although it moved from its original location, Rizzoli Bookstore is an independent shop that has survived over fifty years in NYC. Now located in a posh Flatiron District townhouse, Rizzoli has a reputation of being “the most beautiful bookstore in New York City,” where you’ll find an incredible collection of books specializing in fashion, art, architecture, and foreign languages.