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.
Without further ado, check out Noah’s best finds from around New York City with some words from the man himself.
AFFIX Basic Pant
“We are on the last leg of warm weather and should 100% start shifting wardrobes. Start stocking up on darker colors and thicker fabrics. And start thinking about your fall vibe. A great way to figure that out is to give yourself some time and have jiggy staples in the meantime. These Affix basic pants will always work. The little patch on the thigh welt pocket is also a louder statement than it may seem. The contrast in color and size make eyes go right there.”
Gucci Metal Left Ear
“When Gucci came out with this ear accessory, I knew it would be important to include it in the list because of how novelty something like this is. This may seem like such an ‘out there’ move for you to wear a metal/gold left ear, but if the outfit is well balanced and gives the ear accessory the right amount of space to shine, it could be a very chic move on your end.”
Martine Rose Pullover
“Martine drops a hot hoodie/pullover every season. This season she has made a batwing drawcord sweatshirt with a funnel neck. When items like the hoodie and/or pullover become high fashion items, they take on new life and and can be reconstructed in very new ways. Since this pullover has no hood, there’s room to show off a good hat or beanie too.”
“When it comes it comes to any kind of knit wear, there are two ways to go about it, you can buy cheap knitwear that will not last very long, or you can spend a nice penny on something that lasts for a long time if not forever, I thought it would be important to speak on more quality knits that will last.
Not only is this Marni beanie a great color, but is also 30% cashmere which adds more softness when wearing, and let’s also be honest, in order to wear a beanie super stylishly is by wearing it not for warmth so you will need all the help you can get.”
Eric Emanuel x Reebok Woven Pant
“Eric Emanuel recently collaborated with reebok, and was able to create his version of the Reebok Answer V’s. This is a first. Never before has the Iverson logo changed. For many sports and fashion lovers, Allen Iverson holds a very special place in our hearts, so this collaboration is big for nostalgic purposes, and because it is the first time AI is being pulled into the fashion world the way he deserves to be. He has been on moodboards for too long.”
Saucony Grid Web
“Saucony’s new Grid Web’s for some might be new, others might remember when Ronnie Fieg used this body for his collaboration earlier this year. They have brought it back for a wider release in two colors. The silhouette of this shoe is attractive because it has a chunky enough body for that connoisseur and slim enough for others. It is truly the best of both worlds”
Acne StudiosOversized Shirt
“I cannot stress the importance of fall essentials. Acne makes garments that are loud enough to get a neck turn, but quiet enough to be worn multiple times with no questioning (not that it matters, live your life). The proportions on this oversized shirt also gives you the ability for it to be used as a light jacket.”
Isabel Marant Étolie Necklace
“Isabel Marant is known for her boho fashion, and this falls right in line with her aesthetic. This collier necklace is a light pop of excitement that can be the finishing touch to your outfit, especially as the seasons change and it gets cooler. When your wearing that chunky sweater, a necklace or brooch can go a long way.”