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Sep 25, 2022 By WGSN Insider
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The city that never sleeps is thriving with exciting new openings, emerging brands and concept stores that cater to tourists and locals alike. 

New York Fashion Week (NYFW) has been revolutionised this season with the introduction of NFTs, which give consumers exclusive access to events and product drops from brands such as Jonathan Simkhai and anOnlyChild.

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Head to the fashion-centric area of SoHo for the best people watching, designer boutiques and trendy restaurants in the city. Visit new store openings like TNYC CLUBHOUSE for a treasure trove of vintage finds, Otherland for uplifting candles and Dion Lee’s first stateside store opening soon. 

As consumers yearn for more intimate and personalised retail moments following the pandemic, Brooklyn’s newly reopened vintage shop The Break is sure to be a hit with its curated offering of clothing, homeware and furniture it feels more like entering a stylish friend’s wardrobe than a typical store. Alternatively, enter a world of bright prints and bohemian decor at Mara Hoffman’s new flagship store.

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Indulge at chef Daniel Humm’s reimagined Eleven Madison Park restaurant, which illustrates that plant-based diets are becoming the norm rather than a niche, or visit One White Street for comforting farm-to-table dishes.

Hotels come alive during NYFW, with lobby bars and hotel clubs the ultimate places to meet and mingle. Join the buzz at Soho Grand Hotel, a mainstay for the fashion crowd with its upscale lobby bar and exclusive nightclub. The Cipriani brand has opened its first members’ club, Casa Cipriani, near its original Wall Street location, it includes a restaurant and hotel and is in the Battery Maritime Building.

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As beauty brands prioritise hygiene and sustainability and encourage self-care through rituals, explore Clean Market’s multiple locations across the city for a variety of wellness and beauty products, trending services such as IV drips, cryotherapy and a cafe.

Be inspired by The Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech, which features over two decades of Abloh’s work. Delve into Never Alone: Video Games and Other Interactive Design at MoMA, which explores the relationship between humans and machines.

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