Bleecker Street and the West Village

Bleecker Street and the West Village

Head to Bleecker Street for a shopping fix.

For some serious retail therapy, local version, head to the West Village after a good Sunday brunch at the Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen or the Spotted Pig.

Find Bleecker Street to be precise, a street that succeeds at creating the perfect blend of small stores (up and coming designers, like Pinky Otto, or perfect accessories from Sugar) and well-established brands such as Jimmy Choo, Sandro, Mulberry, Coach, Marc by Marc Jacobs, or the cosmetics brand, Fresh. Most shops are concentrated between Eighth Avenue and Christopher Street. The rest of the street has continued to be an old bohemian enclave in the heart of New York, with quaint cafés and restaurants.

At night, the street attracts a different crowd: prowling fashionistas are replaced by jazz and rock lovers, because Bleecker Street also has many jazz and blues clubs, such as The Bitter End and The Red Lion.