Lafayette is a lively street running north and south from Reade to East Ninth, where it merges with Fourth Avenue. The street spans neighborhoods like NoHo, NoLIta, Little Italy, and hugs SoHo’s western edge, so expect to discover an eclectic selection of stores. These are some of the best shops on Lafayette Street.
BLK DNM, 237 Lafayette St
With two flagship stores in NYC and Stockholm, BLK DNM is a cool, modern clothing shop focusing on denim. You’ll find stylish pieces for men and women, and jeans fans will particularly love BLK DNM’s “wash library,” which includes every shade of denim imaginable. The store also stocks accessories like sunglasses, silk scarves, and perfume.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, 210 Lafayette St
Shopping for your NYC apartment never gets old. If you’re around Lafayette Street, stop into Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams to browse everything from furniture to lighting and apartment decor. They even have some adorable dog beds for puppy owners.
Cosabella, 220 Lafayette St
At a quick glance, Lafayette Street isn’t exactly the prettiest stretch in New York City (although the iconic Greek and Romanesque Revival architecture shouldn’t be overlooked). Fortunately, though, you can pop into Cosabella for a quick dose of everything lacy and feminine. Also, ladies, it’s true – you really do feel like you’re doing something right in life when your bra and panties match.
Gasoline Alley Coffee, 325 Lafayette St
Fuel your downtown shopping excursion (pun, a little bit intended) with a pit stop at Gasoline Alley Coffee. This tiny, hole-in-the-wall spot features European-quality coffee, delicious coffee alternatives (like almond milk matcha lattes), and friendly baristas.
Adore Floral Inc, 357 Lafayette St
Brighten someone’s day or treat yourself to a gorgeous bouquet at Adore Floral Inc. This charming flower shop offers a bit of everything, but their potted orchids and terrariums made of recycled glass would look fantastic in a New York City home. And if you’re looking for something new to try, Adore Floral offers different types of floral arranging classes – complete with a glass of wine.
Liebeskind Berlin, 276 Lafayette St
If you love Longchamp totes, but feel like switching things up a bit, a visit to the Liebeskind Berlin flagship store is a must. This brand has a stylish (yet incredibly practical) line of bags, shoes, and other accessories. Most of their bags also retail for well under $250 – a designer steal in NYC.
Which are your favorite shops on Lafayette Street?