Blending Tel Aviv coolness with LA flair, Lower East Side concept store Colbo tops our list of places to shop in New York. Reconciling, art, music, and fashion under one roof, Colbo features none of the signs of staid “no drinks allowed, look-or-leave” shopping experiences. Instead, incense is burning, vinyl is spinning, and seating is abundant. It feels like going over to a very hospitable friend’s place, where the message is clear: grab something to drink (upon arrival, founder and designer Tal Silberstein is ready to fix visitors up with piping hot cups of coffee), have a seat, and stay a while.
The café area is flanked by racks of cozy knits in a neutral palette, both made by Silberstein and sourced from emerging designers the world over. You’ll find yourself buying one of its waffle-knit shirts just to prolong the vibe long after you depart.