Seek, a social app that lets users find unique and trusted recommendations from local, like-minded curators recently launched in the New York City Tri-state area. Today we are honoring the small businesses that need and deserve our patronage by listing Seek’s top gift shops and boutiques to hit on the Upper West Side.
Rec #1 Darryl’s
Open since 1986, Darryl’s sports quite the legacy. If you want something that is quintessentially New York City, then Darryl’s is the place to go. Touting a “contemporary” feel, this is the place to shop if you want to stand out of the crowd. Many of the pieces are shipped directly from Europe. The clothes are reasonably priced (by New York Standards) and boast superior quality and craftsmanship. They pride themselves on personal service, so you won’t have to navigate the store alone, as you search for an outfit that makes you shine.
Rec #2 Magpie
A scenario that we at Seek know all too well is when you have a party in two hours and you have nothing to bring to the hostess. Well we have the answer to your dilemma. Magpie is the perfect boutique to find a last-minute gift. Baby gifts? They have that. Accessories? They have that too. Fair trade items? They got it! If you do not live close by, you can also shop online, but that won’t help for those last minute shopping sprees!
Rec #3 West NYC
If you are like our Seek staff, you are always looking for new sneakers, even if you have no more room in your place and you’ve resorted to converting your oven into a shoe storage bin! It happens to the best of us here in the land of small apartments. West NYC has more than just the latest sneaker drops, though. They carry Stussy caps, as well as Goodr Sunglasses and lots of brand-name sweatshirts. West NYC is constantly updating its inventory so be sure to stop in as much as possible. If you are too busy or too far away, some of their stock is also online!
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