9 Upper East Side Boutiques For The Ultimate Shopping Spree

One of the wonderful things about shopping in Manhattan is the constant reinvention. Just when you think you know a neighborhood and its stores, it changes. The Upper East Side is no exception. There’s almost too much to choose from, so Elliman Magazine has come up with our must-shop list by Sasha Charnin Morrison in the summer 2017 issue. Start on Museum Mile on Fifth Avenue, then stroll over to Madison Avenue and its environs, browsing these standout shops along the way.


1. FIVESTORY18 East 69th Street

Housed in a gorgeous townhouse, Claire Distenfeld’s fashion collective features established names as well as up-and-coming designers like Brandon Maxwell, Off White, Monse and Rosie Assoulin. You’ll also find splurge-worthy accessories like Olympia Le Tan numbered minaudière storybook bags and Mercedes Salazar statement earrings.



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This jewel box of a tea salon is known for its delicate macarons in a rainbow of colors and flavors, from rose petal to salted butter caramel. But it sells other scrumptious pastries too and gift boxes perfect for when you’re running out of town—or time—and need un petit cadeau.


, 939 Madison Avenue

Founded and designed by Edgardo Osorio,
this lively, opulent salon specializes in stylish, sexy footwear. There are high platforms, iconic Wild Thing statement sandals, and little slides, sandals and sneakers for babies. Devotees include Allison Williams, Alicia Keys and Brie Larson.


4. GIANVITO ROSSI963 Madison Avenue

A true cobbler, Gianvito learned the art of shoemaking from his father, Sergio, and his designs are still crafted in Italy. That means exquisite fit and comfort, not to mention stunning style. Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Charlize Theron and Thandie Newton love his clear plexi pumps and streamlined sandals.


5. CHUCKIES1169 Madison Avenue

Searching for styles hot off the runway?
 Look no further than this fabulous boutique for high-end footwear, bags, and accessories. Where else can you find Stella McCartney, Lanvin, Chloe, Balenciaga, Figue, Laurence Dacade, Jimmy Choo, and more all under one roof? Owner Ritch Erani even sells his own brand of fashionista-worthy footwear.


6. NEUE GALERIE1048 5th Avenue

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Looking for something no one else has? The Neue Galerie gift shop is just the place to
find it, from exquisite kimonos to handmade silk boutonnieres. The mansion, once owned by the Vanderbilt family, also houses a gallery and a wonderful café.


7. OLIVE & BETTE’S, 1156 Madison Avenue

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This millennial mecca specializes in on-fire streetwear trends, including the latest jeans, jackets, and tees from AG Denim, Zadig et Voltaire, IRO, Equipment, Autumn Cashmere and Jocelyn Fur.


, 131 East 70th Street

Courtesy of Hayward House


Marin Hopper, daughter of Hollywood royalty Dennis Hopper and Brooke Hayward, owns and operates
this “it” bag emporium in the Grosvenor Atterbury Mansion. The breathtaking collection of bags includes tooled leather saddlebags, dupioni silk totes, and cross-body bags with Hopper’s iconic H logo.


9. KNOCK OUT BEAUTY, 1031 Lexington Avenue

Looking for a full-service, beauty experience? This is the place. Owner Cayli Cavaco Reck knows what every mineral and lotion does in her beautifully designed boutique, and she gives every customer a free consultation. That makes for a VIP experience. Her current bestseller: Lacrème Beauté Venom cream. “It’s nature’s Botox,” she says.


This is just a peek at all the iconic shopping destinations you’ll discover strolling through New York’s Upper East Side. Explore our Upper East Side properties to find your home amid this fashionista mecca.     

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