Whether you're touching down for the first time or are a local looking to explore fresh 'hoods, this guide will help you know where to go and what to get once you arrive. And we all know that that's the kind of info that can upgrade your entire city experience (not to mention, closet). To hook you up, we've expertly culled our favorite shops from each of our local editors's turfs. Behold: the 29 (our lucky number!) top shops in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Miami.
From center-city stops and must-take treks to under-the-radar vintage picks and local celeb standard-bearers, these 174 favorite shops are as varied as the people who call their locales home. The only things that every spot have in common? None are major chains, each has been vetted by our top-notch editors, and every one of them promises some unique local flavor.
Speaking of flavor and taste, we've teamed up with Starbucks and our favorite cuppa coffee, the Mocha, to launch this ever-evolving shopping hub. Since Starbucks is so involved with the communities around their cafés, for the entire month of February they'll be presenting three Sweet Deals in R29 faves D.C., L.A., and Chicago, providing readers with exclusive hook-ups at editor mainstays Treat (in Capitol City), Creatures of Comfort (from the City of Angels), and Sofia (of Windy City fame). Like Starbucks, our new directory is brimming with local style — and we can't wait to share it with you!