Introducing New York’s Definitive Must-Shop Store List (Plus Deals Galore!)

New York is a part of our DNA. Sure, we have some stellar on-the-ground reporting from our other cities, but Refinery29 grew up here, cut its teeth in the big city, and the Big Apple is the place we call home. So when we were tasked to choose our 29 favorite stores in the entire city (!!), the pressure was on. This wasn't something that we could take lightly — this city raised us, after all. So, our only rules: No major chains, and each store needed to have a specific charm that came from pure, unmistakable NYC flavor.
If the suspense is killing you (dun, dun DUN!), then head on over to our new "Stores We Love" hub. But, even better, if you're in the mood for some serious wardrobe upgrading, we've asked some of our featured stores to come up with exclusive deals for our readers. Whether these are your mainstays or you've never ventured through their doors, the spots we love all have fresh deals to get your weekend started early. While you are at it, see if your favorite boutique made our list, here.
Neighborhood: SoHo
DEAL: Onassis will offer a free gift to the first 29 readers who come into the store and mention R29 (just try and beat us!).
Onassis, 71 Greene Street (between Broome and Spring streets); 212-966-8869.
Steven Alan
Neighborhood: Tribeca
DEAL: R29 readers will receive a 10% discount off Steven Alan goods in store for one week with the mention of Refinery29. Online, use code "BESTOFR29."
Steven Alan, 103 Franklin Street (at Church Street). 212-343-0692.
Neighborhood: Greenpoint
DEAL: Refinery29 readers receive an online discount of 10% off any item when they use the code "REFINERY29LOVE" at checkout. Bonus: This includes sale items.
Alter, 140 Franklin Street (at Greenpoint Avenue); 718-349-0203.
Space NK
Neighborhood: SoHo
DEAL: The first 29 Refinery29 readers who mention the site will receive a special gift filled with beauty goods at the Soho flagship location.
Space NK, 99 Greene Street (between Spring and Prince streets); 212-941-4200.
Love, Adorned
Neighborhood: NoHo
DEAL: The first 29 people to type in R29 will receive a 10% discount online. Just put in code “REFINERY”, and then, cha-ching!
Love, Adorned, 269 Elizabeth Street (at Houston Street); 212-431-5683.
Photos: (Clockwise from left) Courtesy of Onassis, Space NK, Steven Alan, and Love, Adorned.