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NYC Hotspot Find: Creatures of Comfort

NYC Hotspot Find: Creatures of Comfort | meltingbutter.com

CREATURES OF COMFORT, NOLITA I like to think of Creatures of Comfort as a more tightly curated, unobtrusively fashionable version of Opening Ceremony. The NYC store (an offshoot of the original LA location) offers New Yorkers looking for thoughtful casualwear by cult fashion labels like Rachel Comey, Isabel Marant, Acne, Margiela and Hope, a way … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Assembly New York

NYC Hotspot Find: Assembly New York | meltingbutter.com

ASSEMBLY NEW YORK, LOWER EAST SIDE Located on the same block where all the LES cool kids hang out is Assembly New York, where I assume they all shop as well. Here you will find a mix of men’s & women’s high-end vintage clothing as well as contemporary, slightly obscure international luxury labels (including their … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: McNally Jackson Store | Goods For The Study

NYC Hotspot Find: McNally Jackson Store | Goods For The Study | meltingbutter.com

MCNALLY JACKSON STORE | GOODS FOR THE STUDY, NOLITA Indie bookseller and downtown darling McNally Jackson Books recently opened a precious little boutique right around the corner that does a good job of proving they don’t just have great taste in books, but anything book-ish or even surrounding the book. The store is stocked with … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Hotel Droog

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Hotel Droog | meltingbutter.com

HOTEL DROOG, AMSTERDAM CENTRUM Droog Design, the iconic Dutch design force best known for its unique brand of dry, ironic design has created an almost unimaginable design and hospitality emporium. Hotel Droog as they call it is in fact a hotel offering one hotel room, but what makes its so interesting is its reverse design … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Amarcord Vintage Fashion

NYC Hotspot Find: Amarcord Vintage Fashion | meltingbutter.com

AMARCORD VINTAGE FASHION, SOHO A shopping destination for designer vintage lovers who are in search of more than just the ubiquitous Chanel quilted handbag. Amarcord digs deep during their buying trips in Europe and in particular Italy (the owner’s motherland) and the result is a store with racks full of unique, wearable art from legendary … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Frozen Fountain

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Frozen Fountain | meltingbutter.com

FROZEN FOUNTAIN, AMSTERDAM CENTRUM Frozen Fountain is the place where design-lovers unite in Amsterdam. This must-see interiors store has made a name for itself in the city for offering design purists an inspiring and eclectic collection of furniture, fabrics, home wares and art from Dutch design heroes like Piet Hein Eek, Marcel Wanders and Studio … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Mast Brothers Chocolate

NYC Hotspot Find: Mast Brothers Chocolate | meltingbutter.com

MAST BROTHERS CHOCOLATE, WILLIAMSBURG A must visit spot as you wander the streets of Williamsburg is Mast Brothers Chocolate, an artisanal chocolate factory and store best known for its chocolates that surely inspired Brooklyn’s now ubiquitous craft movement. We can thank founders Michael and Rick Mast for their devoted chocolate making process where only the … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Casey Rubber Stamps

NYC Hotspot Find: Casey Rubber Stamps | meltingbutter.com

CASEY RUBBER STAMPS, EAST VILLAGE It’s easy to miss this unassuming New York Institution as you walk past it on 11th Street. If it’s happened before, don’t let it happen again because inside this imaginative, whimsy specialty store you will suddenly realise what you’ve needed all this time – high-quality unique rubber stamps and ink … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Dover Street Market New York

NYC Hotspot Find: Dover Street Market New York | meltingbutter.com

DOVER STREET MARKET NEW YORK, KIPS BAY Cult shopping mecca and high concept mega-boutique Dover Street Market hailing from London and Tokyo has finally opened a New York City Branch in Kips Bay. Rei Kawakubo, the designer behind Comme Des Garcons has curated the seven-storey wonderland for lovers of avant-garde, boundary pushing fashion into what … Continue reading

Boston Hotspot Find: Brattle Book Shop

Boston Hotspot Find: Brattle Book Shop | meltingbutter.com

BRATTLE BOOK SHOP, BOSTON A must see hotspot for the Instagram photo-op alone. Brattle Book Shop is a downtown Boston institution (since 1825!) selling an impressive collection antique, rare and exceptional published works. If you’re a passionate book lover and are trying to find a book that’s out of print, Brattle has it or can … Continue reading