The Assemblist Letter 38 - Hillary's Favorite NYC Shops

Looking to mix up your style for the rest of the summer? You're in luck! Our co-founder Hillary France curated a few of her favorite NYC shops that share our love of contemporary fashion. From the Lower East Side to Williamsburg, check out Hillary's current go-to stores that feature designers in the Brand Assembly community, and more.

Concrete + Water - 485 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Concrete + Water 485 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

I LOVE their aesthetic and the brands that they carry. The shop has a very clean aesthetic, but avant-garde at the same time. If I could walk into a store and make it my closet Concrete + Water would be it. They carry some of my favorite brands like: Delfina Balda, Ashley Rowe, Nikki Chasin, Illana Kohn, H Fredriksson, Samantha Pleet, and WHIT.

The Rising States -  168 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002

The Rising States -  168 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002

The Rising States has a cool LES vibe with a quirky sensibility that I love, and try to incorporate into my own personal style. It is also super quaint and curated. They carry some of my favorite brands including Ali Golden, Brookes Boswell, Nikki Chasin, Upstate, and Silvae

American Two Shot - 135 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

American Two Shot - 135 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

The two owners Olivia and Steph have selected a great "outside the lines" group of brands with also fun, kitschy items in the form of greeting cards, key chains, novelty tees, and more. Oh, and there is a coffee bar too! They carry some of my favorite brands like: Kaelen, Alice McCall, Morgan Carper, Rachel Antonoff, Saunder, TBA, and Solid & Striped.


Illustrations by Magdalene Kan for The Assemblist

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