There's lots to see on this bustling avenue on the Upper West Side, from an ultra-curated beauty shop to a boutique that stocks the city's most flattering swimwear.
217 Columbus Avenue
Space NK is every beauty insider's go-to for the creme de la creme of beauty essentials. The shop stocks an expertly curated mix of the best products from about 60 different brands, including some items one can't find elsewhere in the U.S.
220 Columbus Avenue
This designer is primarily known for making some of the most flattering swimsuits on the market, but this charming store also stocks a variety of other New York designers, as well as some fun retro swim caps.
304 Columbus Avenue
Anyone who's ever suffering from a bad mood should make this his or her first stop: This housewares shop puts an emphasis on optimism, with ultra-bright colors and quirky, mod fixtures.
104 West 70th Street
This tucked-away neighborhood bakery offers some of the best pies and tarts in the neighborhood, as well as an excellent vantage for people-watching from its bench out front.
276 Columbus Avenue
This corner ship is packed to the gills with vintage-inspired fine jewelry and an eye-catching selection of hats.