We're very much here for luxury fashion's ever-growing availability on the web, but sometimes it takes a physical shopping spree to know exactly what you're looking for. While we do our best to bring you the best grails e-commerce has to offer via Highsnobiety Selects, here we've browsed some of our favorite stores in the world's shopping capital, New York City, to find those pieces that really pop when seen up close and in person.
Highsnobiety's Noah Thomas is no stranger to traversing the New York subway with half a dozen shopping bags in tow. So we've tasked him with narrowing down the very best of what's caught his eye during regular trips around Brooklyn, SoHo, the Lower East Side, and beyond.
Check out Noah's best finds from around New York City with some words from the man himself.
Our Legacy Stuck Borrowed Shirt
"Our Legacy always puts just the right amount of detail into their garments, making those subtle design points hold major weight in the piece. This shirt is meant to be untucked and worn in a casual manner. This borrowed shirt would go very well with a wide leg jean and a good western boot. Let this shirt navigate the outfit, and since it's giving relaxed vibes, run with that."
Marmot x Opening Ceremony Ski Pants
"Ski pants are one of those accidental fashion trends that is bubbling right now. The silhouette, thickness, and functionality of the pant makes them look sick when worn in less extreme conditions. OC and Marmot have teamed up to make these easy winter staples. They go with everything and have the sleekness to even work for a refined evening look."
TAKAHIROMIYASHITA The Soloist. Neck Warmer
"If you were wondering what an alternative to a scarf would be, The Soloist has given you that answer. There is less work in the neck warmer. Although there is a beauty in the numerous wrap combinations a scarf can give, this gives you cleaner lines, which could compliment the rest of your look better. You also get that chunky turtleneck look without that heavy layer."
Dries Van Noten Loafers
"Dries has made a hybrid loafer for this season, and it's chunky sole makes them winter ready. These work with basketball shorts and with a tux. The buffed leather adds to the elegance, making this a shoe you won't have to switch if you have multiple vibes and occasions in one day."
SASQUATCHfabrix Oversized Long Sleeve
"For those fashion lovers that prefer to only spend a pretty penny on statement pieces, it can be hard to do the same for basics. We all know we need them, and when you finally suck it up and decide to purchase a well made staple you will see the importance of them. SASQUATCHfabrix uses such premium materials their items last forever. This can be used constantly either by itself or as a layering piece."
Bernard James "Mary" Ring
"Sometimes, it's nice to take a take a break from fashion and invest your money into other things that maintain value or go up in value. Bernard James is a NY based jewelry designer specializing in precious stones and metals. This "Mary" ring is crafted to look like a thorny crown. You can see the attention to detail in the finishings. This 14k solid gold ring is also something you can always have that is a substantial heirloom that can be passed down generations from now."
Jacquemus "Le Chiquiti" Bag
"Every season there are a few "it" fashion accessories that are light-hearted and fun to have if you can get your hands on them. Simon has been on a roll with his "it" items, and this "Le Chiquiti" bag is no different. It is quite ridiculous but that's the point. It's a nice splash of quirkiness for whatever you have on"
Honey Fucking Dijon x Comme Des Garçons Tee
"If you are into collecting tees, then this Honey Dijon collab tee with CDG is a must for your collection. Not only is tee well designed, but when this tee is no longer available, this will be a massic grail."
W'menswear "WE COME IN PEACE" Crewneck
"For those unfamiliar with W'menswear, it is a label started by Lauren Yates. She focuses on clothes that tell the story of the great women that were here before us. She loves workwear and makes silhouettes that work for both women and men. She also uses beautiful dying techniques. It's unclear at first who the clothes are specifically for when you see them on the rack, which is what most brands in today's world strive to have. They do it effortlessly and just focus on strong design "
Eckhaus Latta Slides
"As a lover of mules, it is my quest to continue to find ways to keep them around as it gets colder outside. Thanks to Eckhaus Latta and UGG, they have shown us how to successfully run a mule in the cold. The sheepskin lining is a cheat code that will keep your feet warm and still look out for your sock moment"
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