Visual Therapy’s Guide to New York

Although we love our department stores, we are all about the boutiques lately. Sometimes it’s just nice to get the full story and have access to the complete collection.   Shopping boutiques allows you to clearly see the designers’ vision for the season in its entirety – not just the point-of-view of one department store and its buyers. We love the people we work with at each boutique and recommend that for a great shopping experience, you ask for them by name! Take a look at our uptown list of current faves:

Valentino – Overall one of the best collections out. 747 Madison Avenue, 212.772.6969 – Neusa Evora
Yves Saint Laurent – Amazing Spring collection. 3 East 57th St, (212) 980-2970 – Oren Dayan
Christian Louboutin – Best shoe selection. 965 Madison Ave, 212.396.1884 – Jose Antonio Padilla
J. Mendel –Best furrier in NY and amazing ethereal evening gowns.  723 Madison Ave, 212-832-5830 – Carmen Darie
Etro – Fabulous resort pieces.  720 Madison Ave, 212-317-9096  – Svetlana Panitova
Tom Ford – Love, love, love. 845 Madison Avenue, (212) 359-0300 – Sam Vassallo
Bottega Veneta – Best selection of exotics. 697 5th Avenue, 212-371-5511- Joseph Young
Gucci – Sexy cocktail and black-tie, best fitting basics. 725 5th Ave, (212) 826-2600 – Johanna Woo

What’s your favorite place to shop in the city?