I absolutely love visiting NY just for the sheer amount of small, quaint boutique shops. And undoubtedly one of my fav spots in Manhattan is Nolita. You can stroll for hours (and then stop for a bite in Little Italy!) and the shops make you feel like you're choosing your fav garb from your (chicest) best friend's closet. The latest shop I'm hearting is Nikki Laura (open since Spring 2008) - and they've just launched an e-commerce site this week - squeal!
Owned by Nikki Laura Cohen and a fav of celebs like Eve (she was just there last week!), model Chanel Iman and Minka Kelly, the newly launched Web site features fashionable lines like Elizabeth and James, Erickson Beamon and [BLANK] denim (affordable fashion!). There's also a "Look of the Week" if you need help choosing what to buy - the pants or the skirt? Or, ahem, you could just get them all.
[Photo Courtesy Nikki Laura]