Holiday Shopping in the Meatpacking District
December 23, 2016
For all the last-minute shoppers out there, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a rundown of the best sellers and perfect stocking stuffers from some of our favorite indie boutiques along with recommendations from the people who know the brands best.
1 Horatio St
An eclectic store with brands like, Kisses by Darling and Raquelle, as well as vintage pieces. Owners Donna Baxter and Raquelle Stiefler show us that vintage and the contemporary can not just coexist, but thrive side-by-side.
“We are a local business and we really like to help promote as many local designers in the neighborhood, so we carry many different brands,” said Chamberline, one of the sales associates.
Popular items for the season are winter accessories like ear muffs and gloves and the classic grey turtleneck.
“Velvet is making a big comeback and even though it’s cold a lot of people are going off the shoulder.”
67 Eight Ave
“People are really into round lenses and flat bases,” said owner Paul Battiste, “Garrett Leight is really popular at the moment.”
While online shopping can be tempting, Paul advises customers to shop in person to savor the overall experience and in the case of glasses find the right frame for an individual face and style, not to mention ensuring they sit well by getting a personal fitting.
“When you shop in person you get to touch the product and feel the energy of your surroundings.”
Caserta Eye carries a wide range of trendy sunglasses and prescription glasses that have been wore by celebrities like Rihanna and featured in magazines like Allure. Paul is a long time business owner and local resident, making him an informed and interesting person to inquire about all things Meatpacking.
69 Eight Ave
For MEG, a locally made, female operated business, sweaters, accessories, and long sleeved dresses are what shoppers are have their eyes on.
What I really love about Meg’s clothes is that they are easy to care for and tailored to fit,” said Christina, manager of MEG, “I always like to think of Meg as being more of a community than a business.” That sentiment feels just like Meatpacking itself.
420 W 14th St
“We specialize in Peruvian cotton so the sweaters are always super soft,” said Store Manager, Caitlin Murphy. The Moto Jacket, a lightweight wool jacket, will keep you warm and stylish during these cold winter months.
Besides comfy clothing, you can also enjoy an additional 20% off sale items through December 23rd and enjoy the company of some of the loveliest people in the district.
“I like to say that we are very warm and inviting at Lilla P,” said Caitlin, “It’s like you are walking into our apartment.”
36 Little West 12th St
“Every piece speaks to someone and has a story,” said Store Manager, Patricia, “she [Efva Attling] really believes that jewelry is for everyone so there are beautiful items at all different price ranges.”
The current Take No Shit Collection that spreads the message of female empowerment has been hugely popular this season. With a name like that, we totally get it.
67 Eight Ave
Known for their Coffee Scrub and Walnut Polish, Soapology has an assortment of products for those you want to make sure feel pampered and special.
“The skin is the largest organ of the body, so we have to treat it well” said Patricia, sales associate at Soapology.