Between weddings, baby showers and graduation parties, the spring season brings on an event onslaught that would unnerve even the most seasoned fashionista. One could lose a lot of sleep wondering if cocktail is truly cocktail. Or how black tie is black tie? Florals or gingham? Tuxedo or tie? The questions are endless. Fortunately, Battery Park offers a chic selection of dressing options for everything from a last minute gala invitation to your brother’s best friend’s sister’s Sunday brunch. Check out our round up of boutiques and shops, all near Wagner Battery Park, that have you covered, no matter the dress code.
Saks Fifth Avenue: The iconic New York retail institution recently opened its first offshoot in Battery Park. Need a classic Brioni suit or Michael Kors sheath dress? This store has you covered, from cocktails to full blown glam in a range of traditional luxury designers. For your mini-me, the children’s section offers an adorable selection of designer duds by Burberry, Splendid, Moncler and more.
Century 21: Don’t let this behemoth off-price department store fool you. There is great fashion to be had if you’re willing to put in the work. Where else can you find pieces by Marni, Dolce and Gabbana or Marc Jacobs for a fraction of the retail price? Whether you’re seeking out a new swimsuit for that last minute rooftop pool party, or a cardigan for cool springtime nights, Century 21 has everything you need, and way way more.
Kamakura Shirts: Incredible quality, high-fashion design and a one-of-a-kind retail experience makes up this pristine men’s shirting store. Pieces range from silhouettes like “Tokyo slim fit” to “New York classic fit” in basic cotton or a more luxurious 200 thread count option. It also offers a surplus of tie and cufflink options, because you never know when there’s going to be a suit and tie situation.
Brookfield Place: We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Brookfield Place is the standard in Battery Park boutiques. Nowhere else in lower Manhattan, and perhaps the city, can you find a more diverse assortment of designer stores, from Gucci to Bottega Veneta to Hermes. For a more casual afternoon calling, Vince and Joie should get your fashion statement done. While you’re there, pick up a new accessory or two by Oliver Peoples or Omega for a head-turning, head-to-toe look.