3 Spots We Love on Bleecker St.2019-10-08
Ever since opening our New York City flagship in the West Village last year, we've fallen more and more in love with the area. Bleecker Street and its picturesque surrounding lanes and avenues are stunning to look at and dotted with charming spots for a bite, a drink, or a retail indulgence (after you've stopped in and treated yourself to a new pair of shoes, of course).
With autumn forever heralding a "back-to-school" feeling—regardless of whether you're actively enrolled—we decided to focus on our downtown neighborhood as a campus of sorts and share some of our favorite local businesses.
800 Washington Street
This cozy spot is one of our go-tos for a snack, a coffee, or a deliciously healthy meal at any time of day. The intimate set-up—and thoughtfully stocked grocery store-like shelves—makes you feel reminiscent for old-school city markets, bodegas, or delis, a purposeful effect as those mainstays inspired owner (and chef) Suzanne Dumaine.
A suggestion for visitors or locals alike: Grab a snack before heading up to the neighboring High Line and enjoy with a beautiful view of the city.
Shop the shoe: The Demi in Ochre Suede
17 8th Avenue
The truism about never being able to have too many pairs of shoes also applies to homewares. Whether you're working with a tiny Manhattan kitchen or a more expansive space outside of the city, you can always fit just a few more gorgeous glasses, serving dishes, or pieces of tabletop decor.
The wares are too good to pass up at Hawkins, an impeccably curated selection of classic pieces with a modern, lightly whimsical touch (like a set of pale rose-colored glasses we're still dreaming about). Plan on treating yourself or discovering the sort of unexpected wedding or housewarming gift people won't stop talking about.
Shop the shoe: The City Sandal in Saddle Calf
52 Grove Street
For a coffee in the morning or a cocktail to wrap up the day, we can't get enough of this charming corner spot. Stepping in at any time of day immediately transports you out of the city and straight into a chic European bistro—there's an undeniable sense of magic that thrums in every corner.
In the city on a particularly spectacular fall day? Cruise over: Sidewalk tables will let you take full advantage of the weather, while also providing some topnotch people watching.
Shop the shoe: The Pointe in Zebra Haircalf
Photos by Kirsten Francis