NYC Day 4: Soho Shopping and Home! I spent my last day in NYC in my favourite neighbourhood – Soho! I had to leave for the airport at 5pm, so I headed to Soho around 11am to get started! Getting off the subway at Prince Street I walked south along Broadway to Canal Street. This is the main Soho stretch but the boutiques along the cross streets are worth checking out too!
I stopped for some shopping fuel first at Dean & Deluca at Prince Street and enjoyed a delicious latte! This isn’t just a coffee shop, but a chic marketplace that’s always buzzing with shoppers and socialites! If I lived in NYC the groceries would be a little too rich for my blood, but the atmosphere is fun and the coffee’s always hot 😉
The streets of Soho are lined with big names and multi-level flagship stores of the brands you know and love. On the side streets (Spring, Grand, Broome, Mercer), you’ll find smaller boutiques from high-end designers like Kate Spade, Elie Tahari, Herve Leger, Betsey Johnson, Theory and many more. It’s fun to browse the pricier boutiques, but with so much long weekend spending already under my belt, I chose to stick to the budget-friendly stores on Broadway.
My primary goal for Soho was to visit Topshop – the 3-level flagship store (outside of the UK). This store is always on trend with fun and affordable styles that even celebrities flock in for. Until recently, Topshop wasn’t available in Canada, but they have opened a store at Yorkdale Mall and The Bay is also selling their stuff at the Queen Street West location.
While I fell in love with a few things at Topshop, I chose to purchase this gorgeous rust coloured, button up, sleeveless midi-dress and some fun accessories too. I didn’t even tempt myself with the 3rd floor shoe boutique…I had to sit on my suitcase to close it already, no more room for shoes!
After Topshop, I hit up Zara, H&M and a consignment shop called A Second Chance where I drooled over Chanel bags that were still way over my price range!
Jenn and I brunched at Fiat Cafe (mmm Eggs Bennie) and enjoyed the sunny afternoon in Soho.
Lastly, we stopped at the brand new Georgetown Cupcakes on Mercer Street. This place is pure magic! I wanted to try every cupcake but decided on Strawberry – classic Madagascar bourbon vanilla cupcake baked with fresh strawberries and topped with a fresh strawberry frosting! Delish! No trip to NYC is complete without a trip to one of the many cupcake boutiques. They’re popping up everywhere in Toronto too now!
I had a wonderfully productive time in NYC (even though I picked up a cold on the flight home…sniff) and I already look forward to going back again – hopefully this summer! Special thanks to my hosts Jenn & Evan (hehe “Jevan”) for allowing me to stay on your couch yet again!
To all my Dainty Girls – please leave comments and share your NYC adventures with us!