Orchard Street Shopping Guide

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    NEWSLETTERS

    From vintage boutiques to a legendary eyewear shop, here's three stops you can't miss. (Published Friday, Sep 23, 2011)

    There's lots to see on this bustling street on the Lower East Side, from an iconic eyewear shop to a great vintage boutique.

    Moscot
    118 Orchard Street
    This iconic eyewear brand has been on the Lower East Side since 1915 (they first started selling their glasses out of a pushcart on Orchard Street), and some of their frames -- like the Johnny Depp-favored "Lemtash" -- are just as old.

    Daha Vintage
    175 Orchard Street
    This can't-miss desination for vintage in the neighborhood boasts everything from retro dresses to statement jewelry. The real win here, however, is the stupendous shoe selection -- most of the pairs are under $100.

    Reed Space
    151 Orchard Street
    It's tough to define this lifestyle store in one sentence: The shop carries everything from sneakers to gadgets to art books -- all curated with the same smart-yet-quirky aesthetic.

    Kaight
    83 Orchard Street
    One of the first truly stylish eco-boutiques to open in the city, Kaight's stupendous selection of handbags, dresses, and jewelry all still prove that earth-friendly garments don't have to look like hemp sacks.

    Victor Osborne
    160 Orchard Street
    Fans of stylish toppers won't be disappointed by this well-appointed atelier, where time-tested techniques meet forward-thinking silhouettes.

    Doyle & Doyle
    189 Orchard Street
    This vintage jewelry shop has become a destination for city residents looking for the ultimate vintage engagement ring or special-occasion bauble.

    Self Edge
    157 Orchard Street
    The specialty here is denim, and the selection does not disappoint, especially when it comes to raw denim and hard-to-find Japanese labels.

    The Tenement Museum
    108 Orchard Street
    In addition to the museum's spectacular tours, this neighborhood mainstay boasts an excellently-curated gift shop that stocks books, calendars, and more -- all with an LES bent.