MEN’S WALL STREET SHOPPING GUIDE
Although the Financial District is not necessarily touted as a big shopping destination, it is a hidden gem for those of us “in the know.” Here you can find impeccable men’s suiting and luxury stores, as well as NY’s famous Century 21. For any business man or lover of luxury fashion, this is an incredible destination on your NY shopping journey. Here we have outlined a consolidated list of Wall Street shopping at stores that we feel will complete your look from head to toe. This is also a perfect list for the business man that needs to pick up any last minute items on their lunch break. The list begins at Century 21 and Brooks Brothers, then is listed as if you were walking down Wall St. west to east, ending at the South St. Seaport.
22 Cortlandt St, New York, NY Tel: (212) 227.9092
Century 21 Department Stores, also known as “New Yorks Best Kept Secret”, has more than fifteen departments of sensational quality and designer merchandise at 25%-75% off retail prices. Choose from the finest selection of European and American Designers.
Century 21 features four floors of designer goods at deep discounts. You may have to weave through crowds and sift through racks to find the hidden wardrobe treasure, but when you score a slick Versace, Armani, Hugo Boss, or Dolce and Gabbana suit, an Hermes, Ted Baker, or Versace tie, a pair of Cavalli jeans, or Mezlan shoes at 75% off, it’s totally worth it.
Century 21 is guaranteed to excite any saavy shopper, as the possibilities are endless. Just like any department store, Century 21 has departments for men, women, children, accessories, home, luggage, and fragrances/cosmetics.
Exit out the Cortlandt St. side of Century 21 and turn right to cross the street to Brooks Brothers, which will be near the back entrance of the bldg.
1 Church Street Tel: (212) 267-2400
Brooks Brothers is the oldest mens clothier chain in the United States, founded in 1818. The store features classically tailored mens suits, shirts,sportcoats, and formalwear, as well as timeless sportswear such as polos, t-shirts, sweaters, casual pants, and of course shoes and accessories.
Upon leaving Brooks Brothers, head back towards Broadway, turn right, then take a left onto Wall St. Once you see the New York Stock Exchange take a right onto Broad St.. This is all a pedestrian walkway (no cars), so you will have plenty of opportunities to take pictures and take in the sites of the historical buildings on your way to the next few stores.
15 Broad Street New York, NY 10005 Tel: (212)785-3030
Hermes is known for luxury silk ties, pocket squares, scarves, cuff links, watches, belts, shoes, and luggage.
The iconic Hermes silk scarves and ties are colorful without being loud, and are available in scores of different shades and designs. Scarves range in price from a three figures (for a hand-rolled silk neck scarf) to four figures plus for a generous cashmere shawl. Hermes also features beautifully crafted and timeless corporate gifts.
25 Broad St. New York, NY 10004 Tel: (212) 842.8700
On Broad Street is the American flagship of Italian luxury menswear line Canali. Rows of sleek, stately suits greet customers to the elegant stateside flagship of this Italian menswear line. From the blockish, low-lying furniture to the purple-paisley silk ties, the shop effortlessly blends the classic and contemporary. The timeless black-and-gray suits, the mainstay of the collection, are stitched in Milan and can be altered on-site in as little as ten minutes. But some prefer the blue or khaki glen-plaid affairs offset by bright-colored neckties—accessorized with an elegant pair of stirrup- or tassel-topped loafers. For made-to-order suits, the staff takes measurements and sends the specs to Milan for tailoring; after-hours appointments are available for clients who can’t break away from the workplace. Canali also goes beyond the boardroom, with a Hamptons-worthy selection of weekend wear such as crisp linen suits, jeans, polos, and driving moccasins.
50 Broad St. New York, NY 10005 212-425-2525
Sarar is a Turkish design house that molds modern cut tailored menswear with a classically tailored design. They feature suits, shirts, jackets, formalwear, outerwear, pants, shoes, ties, and accessories.
Now head back up Broad St. towards Wall St. and hang a right.
37 Wall Street New York, NY 10005 Tel: (212) 514-8015
Tiffany & Co.’s Lower Manhattan location, housed in a 1907 building on Wall Street, features stunning restorations and contemporary additions, like a 75-foot-long metal-mesh-and-crystal floating sculpture. While Tiffany necklaces, watches, jewelry, pens, luxury goods, and tableware offer plenty to see and shop, the store’s architecture alone is worth a visit.
63 Wall Street New York, NY 10005 Tel: (212) 514.7683
Ideal for the buttoned up man with an eye for ties, Thomas Pink’s British sensibilities will liven u p any cosmopolitan businessman’s wardrobe.
Thomas Pink started as a specialist shirt company. Men’s formal shirts come in Classic, Slim Fit, and Super Slim Fit. More relaxed styling is found in the Casual and Informal collections and in a collection of Polo shirts. They also sell a wide array of colorful ties and socks.
67 Wall Street Tel: (212) 742.8020
A leading seller of luxury travel and business accessories, Tumi has a wide array of luggage, bags, wallets, attache cases, and travel accessories.
If after all of this shopping you are in the mood for some sightseeing, you can continue down Wall St., turn left onto Water St., and then take a right at the Seaport for some more shopping, restaurants, cafes, and activities. There is plenty of seating, hidden parks, and restaurants along the water as well. You can also head south to Stone St. and enjoy an array of indoor and outdoor restaurants and pubs on a quaint cobblestone street in a beautiful historical setting. If you prefer a drink and meal with a beautiful water view, I suggest checking out the FDR Bar, which is right on the water.