New York City, that inimitable destination for popping in and out of boutiques along cobblestoned streets and strolling down world-famous avenues, is a mecca for the fashion inclined. But let’s be honest, sometimes when the weather is frightful, you do just want to find all your stores in one place. Let the Shops at Columbus Circle Time Warner Center lead the way. Here is our insider’s guide to the splendid, multi-tiered shopping at Columbus Circle.
Time Warner Center is well-appointed with both men’s and women’s clothing options. Robert Graham menswear designs is an eclectic mix of handcrafted pieces, or you’ll find the classics at Thomas Pink and Hugo Boss. Ladies can start with undergarments at Wolford lingerie, move on to impeccable tailoring and every-day essentials at L.K. Bennett and Ted Baker, then finish their looks with fur coats and leather wear at Floga New York and a touch of personalized fragrance from Jo Malone.
Gifts and crystal jewelry are at your fingertips at Swarovski. Satya on floor two is also an excellent option for gifts with its semi-precious stones and global designs from mandala to the signs of the zodiac. You’ll no doubt find something both unique and personalized. Or check out Monica Rich Kosann for her gold and silver lockets and charm necklaces.
Home decor and personal care options abound as well. Williams-Sonoma has a massive ground floor location, across from Whole Foods. And L’Occitane en Provence and the Art of Shaving are both high-end wellness destinations, while a Lululemon just opened its doors as well.
You’ll find excellent provisions to fuel your spree too, including your choice of Michelin-starred meals. There’s Thomas Keller’s Per Se and Chef Takayama’s Masa and Bar Masa. And Bluebird London is a new arrival, serving contemporary takes on British fare in the iconic London restaurant’s first stateside outpost. But if it’s more of a snack you’re up for, Bouchon Bakery offers superb baked goods, while Center Bar has a classic cocktail lounge and tapas-style small plates. Or try Marc Murphy’s new outpost of the well-loved Landmarc. Whatever you do be sure to secure a seat with a two-story view over Central Park and 57th Avenue.
Before you leave don’t forget to admire the artwork. Two voluptuous 12-foot Boteros known as Adam and Eve stand guard on the ground floor.
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