Nestled in bustling downtown lies the fashion epicentre Union Square
, where department stores like Barneys and Neiman Marcus are intermixed with boutique flagships, from Bulgari and Gucci to the three-storey Chanel. Those seeking a bespoke men’s suit or a gown for the opera need look no further than Wilkes Bashford, an exquisitely curated store. Stroll down the street to Torso Vintages, every local fashionista’s go-to spot for yesteryear’s Pucci, Halston and the like. For homeware and gifts, Gump’s is the destination, while designer labels at reduced prices are too good to pass up at Jeremys in nearby SoMa – a weekly pilgrimage for those in the know. In the Design District, Restoration Hardware new gallery store has rustic antiques and reproduction furnishings.