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It’s shopping time:

the ultimate New York shopping guide created by the girls who co-founded Steal the Look

Catharina Dieterich and Manuela Bordasch

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Brazilian fashionistas Manuela Bordash and Catharina Dieterich of Steal the Look, the biggest site of purchasable content in Brazil, share some precious tips on Manhattan for anyone who loves fashion

 

SoHo/NoLita

With both lower and upper case letters, the names of these downtown neighborhoods (in southern Manhattan) are abbreviations for “South of Houston” and “North of Little Italy.” At both, you'll find trendy boutiques and restaurants during the day.

 

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Aside from the fast-fashion stores that line Broadway, there are a few vintage shops like What Goes Around Comes Around that feature everything from finds from brands like Chanel and Louis Vuitton all the way down to plainer items like Harley Davidson tee shirts. On Mercer and Elizabeth Street, you'll see brands like 3x1, where you can customize your jeans, and Reformation, which is sustainable and sells French girl-style pieces – one of our faves!

 

Drinks

The Mexican bar La Esquina serves great cocktails. Though it looks like a food truck, the house has an underground area with a dance floor.

 

Food

Start your day at some charming address, like the small Jack’s Wife Freda, where the sandwich known as Madame Freda, made with raw duck ham, cheddar cheese, and egg, is the best choice. Another option is the vegetarian menu at The Butcher’s Daughter. At the hip restaurant, which features exposed brick walls and a wood counter, the tip is the smashed avocado toast Benedict, a version of eggs Benedict made with avocado paste. Stop for lunch at Epistrophy, where the salads are the stars. The pasta dishes at Pietro NoLita – where the interior is all pink – are another delicious suggestion. For dinner, the best Japanese restaurant in the area is Domo Domo, where they serve delicious hand rolls, a kind of temaki that’s common in the US. 

 

Meatpacking District/Chelsea

Also in the southern portion of the island, this duo of neighborhoods is famous for their art galleries and hot cultural scene.

 

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Check out the luxurious department store Jeffrey, which features pieces from the big brand names' latest runway shows. If you prefer to go digging at thrift shops, Rags-A-Gogo has vintage jeans, as well as tee shirts and cowboy boots.

 

Drinks

It's worth heading up to Top of The Standard, the roof of the eponymous hotel, to enjoy the delicious desserts as well as the spectacular view.

 

Food

Bubby's is adored by famous people like Tom Hanks. Though all the egg dishes are excellent, at 11 a.m. they start serving some amazing mac’n’cheese, a typical American dish. In the middle of the day, stop by Chelsea Market. Walking through the modern corridors, you can opt for some pasta at the traditional Rana or even some lobster picked live from the tank at The Lobster Place. For dinner, go for the famous gnocchi with corn, tomato, and Parmesan at Barbuto.

 

Greenwich Village/West Village

These residential neighborhoods with less tourists are perfect for a leisurely stroll, as well as good visits to charming cafés and shops.

 

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You can't leave before walking down Bleecker Street, home to such stores as the British brand Paul Smith and Nars Cosmetics.

 

Food

For a quiet morning, the suggestion is the brioche French toast at Café Cluny. Later on, when your stomach starts growling, the bar Pitti is a great bet – it's famous for its Italian dishes, as well as the celebs that hang out there, like the Kardashian sisters. While waiting for your main course, share some burrata with raw ham. At night, try the coveted tagliatelle Bolognese at the Italian restaurant Sant Ambroeus.

 

Midtown

A visit to Manhattan's mid-section is mandatory. There, you'll find essential tourist attractions like the observation deck Top of the Rock, Times Square, and the Empire State Building.

 

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Shopping

At Times Square, you can check out all the fast-fashion stores, like the minimalistic Uniqlo and the trendy Forever 21, of which we're fans.  

 

Drinks

Heading up to the observation deck Top of the Rock, atop Rockefeller Center? Take a minute to enjoy an afternoon drink at the Rainbow Room, located in the building.

 

Food

Start off your day with one of the famous egg sandwiches at Friedman's. It has a delicious menu with gluten-free dishes. For those with no dietary restrictions, the burgers at Shake Shack are a can't-miss.

 

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On your way to this destination, you can try the new Economy Class menu that LATAM now serves on flights longer than seven hours. It features several options of international and vegetarian dishes, made with local ingredients, created to offer you a better experience. A new menu to make your senses fly high.