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Best of the City

From cashmere baby accessories and bespoke suiting to bold design pieces and luxe macarons, we present our list of the best indulgences NYC has to offer.

New York Vintage’s Chelsea showroom sells designer apparel from a bygone era.

The striking view from the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg

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Vintage Store
With its handpicked collection of hats, gowns, shoes, furs and accessories spanning more than a century of work by designers like Chanel, Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent, New York Vintage’s Chelsea retail showroom is a treasure trove of old and new Hollywood glamour. And if a one-use, one-of-a-kind red carpet look is what you’re after, make an appointment to view NYV’s 5,000-square-foot rental archive house. You’ll be following in the footsteps of Michelle Obama, Rihanna and Jessica Chastain, who’ve all donned dresses from the store. 117 W. 25th St., 212.647.1107,

A pro at bringing back youthful contours while keeping a natural appearance, Dr. Soren White (853 Fifth Ave., 212.396.3688, has a deft hand in everything from injectables (like Sculptra) to chemical peels and rosacea treatments.

Every year, Estée Lauder GoodSkin Labs spokesman Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank (1049 Fifth Ave., 212.327.2919, performs hundreds of liposuctions in his Fifth Avenue office, which doubles as a fantasyland of firming and smoothing options, with ultrasound machines and high-tech radio-wave gizmos.

And holding her own against her male counterparts is Dr. Gervaise Gerstner (3 E. 69th St., 212.396.2500,, who’s a master at laser treatments for a multitude of procedures, such as fat-freezing, Fraxel line- and wrinkle-diminishing and hair removal.

Bars with a View
That the Standard Hotel’s 18th-floor Boom Boom Room (848 Washington St., 212.645.4646, is swarmed with out-of-towners should come as no surprise—its sweeping views of the Hudson River, Jersey City and the western edge of Manhattan never get old.

The Rooftop at the NoMad Hotel (1170 Broadway, 212.796.1500, is technically a restaurant, but we just had to include it for its alfresco splendor. If you can get in once it reopens this spring you’ll enjoy a five-course meal with the hotel’s bronze cupola and the Empire State Building as a backdrop.

On the ninth floor of the Museum of Arts and Design building is Robert (2 Columbus Ave., 212.229.7730,, a restaurant/bar with sculptural furniture, neon art installations and expansive views of Columbus Circle, Central Park and Broadway.

Over in Williamsburg, the panoramic vistas seen from The Ides (80 Wythe Ave., 718.460.8000,, the Wythe Hotel’s sixth-floor bar and terrace, make this haunt worth the schlep.

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