30 NYC Boutiques, 30 Perfect Holiday Gifts

Get your game face on — we're officially in the depths of holiday shopping. And, while we all may (secretly) love the joy of the season in the city, we'll readily admit that the crowds (and the lines, and everything else) can put a serious damper on our shopping spirits. To make your lives a little bit easier (and to make room for more time in front of the fire or under the mistletoe), we rounded up the coolest gifts for everyone on your list, courtesy of 30 of the best stores the Big Apple has to offer. Hey, a little strategic shopping never hurt anyone!
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Sleepy Jones
Founded by Andy Spade, Anthony Sperduti, and Chad Buri, the brand features an array of cozy and cute pajama sets, carefully curated odds and ends (like games, notebooks, and quilts), and one-of-a-kind vintage pieces. Plus, it's the label's first stand-alone store since its inception in 2013.

Sleepy Jones, 25 Howard Street (between Lafayette Street and Broadway); 212-260-3821.
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Sincerely, Tommy
The new concept shop in Bed-Stuy is home to pieces by emerging local designers, crafty home goods, and baubles from founder Kai Avent-deLeon's own jewelry line, ByDori. It's filled to the brim with Brooklyn spirit.

Sincerely, Tommy, 343 Tompkins Avenue (between Monroe and Madison streets), Brooklyn; 718-484-8484.

ByDori Diamond Safety Pin Earring, $375, available at Sincerely, Tommy.
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American Two Shot
Find whimsical, vintage-inspired goodies at this Soho store-cum-gallery-cum-coffee shop. Unique all the way.

American Two Shot, 135 Grand Street (at Crosby Street); 212-925-3403.
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Opening Ceremony
Come for the store's selection of Kenzo, Acne, Christopher Kane, and more; stay for exclusive, out-of-the-box items like a Mophie Varsity Jacket, Atsuko Kudo latex wear (a favorite of Kim Kardashian), and hilariously awesome Deer Dana tees.

Opening Ceremony, 35 Howard Street (between Lafayette and Crosby streets); 212-219-2688.
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In Support Of
This Meatpacking boutique not only carries a variety of under-the-radar brands, but donates a portion of its proceeds to charity. A win-win.

In Support Of, 342 West 13th Street (at West 4th Street); 646-657-0724.
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Concrete + Water
This gorgeous space, founded by Hannah Dilworth and JD Gluckstern, carries the coolest women's, men's, and home goods from independent labels (think F-Troupe, YMC, Lizzy Disney, and Soulland Mathias). Consider this Williamsburg's hottest new store.

Concrete + Water, 485 Driggs Avenue (between North 9th and 10th streets); 917-909-1828.

F-Troupe Bow Boot, $275, available at Concrete + Water.
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Barneys New York
Because every girl needs a red lipstick and an excuse to head to Barneys.

Barneys New York, 660 Madison Avenue (at East 61st Street); 212-826-8900.
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Brooklyn Fox Lingerie
Self-described as a "candy store for your body." Enough said.

Brooklyn Fox Lingerie, 132 North 5th Street (between Bedford Avenue and Berry Street), Brooklyn; 718-599-1555.
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coop & spree
A quaint Nolita shop perfect for mother-daughter shopping trips. We particularly like its emphasis on local designers.

coop & spree, 202 Elizabeth Street (between Spring and Prince streets); 917-475-1723.

Elizabeth & James Mini Bucket Bag in Haze, $445, available at coop & spree.
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Derek Lam 10 Crosby
The designer's brand-new flagship store is basically an oasis for all things sleek, chic, and sophisticated. Did we mention it's the ideal place to snag a piece from the designer's new handbag collection, or some jewels by Jennifer Meyer?

Derek Lam 10 Crosby, 115 Mercer Street (between Prince and Spring streets).
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Maryam Nassir Zadeh
We've been loyal shoppers at Maryam's for years now, and we still can't decide what we love more: the high-end selection or the industrial, white-brick wall decor.

Maryam Nassir Zadeh, 123 Norfolk Street (at Rivington Street); 212-673-6405.
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Coming Soon
It's like we died and went to design heaven. The now-open Lower East Side boutique is the place for the coolest art and objects for your apartment — we're talking reupholstered art deco furniture, playful fruit soap, and ceramic hat flower pots.

Coming Soon, 37 Orchard Street (at Hester Street); 212-226-4548.
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Proenza Schouler
The best headphones paired with one of the hottest New York labels. Absolutely dreamy.

Proenza Schouler, 822 Madison Avenue (at East 69th Street); 212-585-3200.
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Kirna Zabête
Step inside the neon lights of this high-end boutique, and it's like you've just fallen onto the runway of your favorite designer. Score items from any label you could possibly love, from the classic (Christian Dior, Lanvin, Nina Ricci) to the new (Erdem, Baja East, Sophia Webster), and everything in between.

Kirna Zabête, 477 Broome Street (at Wooster Street); 212-941-9656.
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Designs By Millo
Find gems designed by founder Millo Haddad alongside some fashion faves: Dannijo, Kelly Wearstler, Eddie Borgo, and more.

Designs By Millo, 514 Kings Highway (between East 2nd and 3rd streets), Brooklyn; 201-638-3003.
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OWEN
If you haven't already shopped your way through OWEN, consider its debut bag collection reason enough. Inspired by the architecture of iconic New York City buildings, the structured, colorful purses might just be at the top of our holiday wish list.

OWEN, 809 Washington Street (between Gansevoort and Horatio streets); 212-524-9770.

OWEN "Monique" Satchel in Four Tone With Gold Plated Hardware, $2,495, available at OWEN.
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CURVE
Our favorite L.A.-born boutique has partnered with Fleur du Mal for one very sexy collaboration. The best gift... to give yourself.

CURVE, 57 Bond Street (between Bowery and Lafayette Street); 212-966-3626.

Fleur du Mal Metallic Lace Bondage Triangle Bra, $185, available at CURVE
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Bergdorf Goodman
Is there any better way to get diamonds than sealed with a kiss?

Bergdorf Goodman, 745 Fifth Avenue (at 58th Street); 212-753-7300.
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Personnel of New York
An indie boutique practically meant for those fun-loving stocking stuffers, like geometric bottle openers or fish-shaped bars of soap.

Personnel of New York, 9 Greenwich Avenue (between West 10th Street and Stonewall Place); 212-924-0604.
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Project No. 8
Elizabeth Beer & Brian Janusiak's spot serves up funny objects galore. Our favorite? Accessories that tell it like it is.

Project No. 8, 38 Orchard Street (at Hester Street); 212-925-5599.
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Cloak & Dagger
A creative, neighborhood haunt to spend the afternoon treasure-troving.

Cloak & Dagger, 77 Hoyt Street (between Atlantic Avenue and State Street), Brooklyn; 718-875-0500.
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The Brass Owl
Get a hearty dose of retail therapy at Astoria's cutest new boutique — you'll find locally-made jewelry, fragrances, and seasonal ornaments that show off your local pride.

The Brass Owl, 3619 Ditmars Boulevard (at 37th Street), Astoria; 347-848-0905.
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Wolves Within
The spot for thoughtfully curated clothing and artwork in Greenpoint. Although it's a go-to all year round, its holiday shop, Home of the Brave, is an artisanal can't-miss.

Wolves Within, 174 Franklin Street (between Java and Kent streets), Brooklyn; 347-889-5798.
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Tomas Maier
The Bottega Veneta creative director made a splash last season when he resurfaced his namesake line. For the holidays, he's partnered with scent royalty Diptyque for limited-edition candles that radiate sophistication.

Tomas Maier, 956 Madison Avenue (at East 75th Street); 212-988-8686.

Tomas Maier x Diptyque "OMH" Candle, $65, available at Tomas Maier.
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Thistle & Clover
Kitschy gifts and clothing from up-and-coming designers are the name of the game at this European-inspired (and -influenced) storefront.

Thistle & Clover, 221 Dekalb Avenue (between Adelphi Street and Clermont Avenue), Brooklyn; 718-855-5577.
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Frankie Shop
The latest chapter in Pixie Market owners Gaelle Drevet and Magda Pietrobelli's retail lives. Meant for style-savvy city girls.

Frankie Shop, 100 Stanton Street (at Ludlow Street).

Frankie "Anna Versus Karl" iPhone 6 Case, $29, available at Frankie Shop.
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Bird
This Brooklyn shopping haven will always be our go-to for the latest and greatest in clothing and accessories.

Bird, 220 Smith Street (at Butler Street), Brooklyn; 718-797-3774.
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OAK
There are outposts all over the city and a selection that can't be beat. What more could you ask for?

OAK, 28 Bond Street (between Lafayette Street and Bowery); 212-677-1293.
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Catbird
You don't need to be a bride-to-be to visit Catbird. Their non-engagement jewelry selection is on-point, as are the gifts, beauty products, and accessories.

Catbird, 219 Bedford Avenue (between North 4th and 5th streets), Brooklyn; 718-599-3457.
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Steven Alan
Comfy clothes and even cozier looking home goods? It's hard to find a reason not to be obsessed with Steven Alan.

Steven Alan, 229 Elizabeth Street (between Prince and Houston streets); 212-226-7482.
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