Visiting this six-floor emporium isn't just about buying; with its creative displays and eclectic, well-chosen mix of merchandise, it's as much art installation as store. The creation of Comme des Garçons' Rei Kawakubo, it showcases all of the label's collections for men and women alongside a changing roster of other designers including Peter Piloto, Alexander Wang, and Givenchy—all of whom have their own customized mini-boutiques—plus avant-garde art books, vintage
couture, and curiosities such as antique plaster anatomy models. With merchandize and configuration changing every six months, you never know what you will find, which is half the fun. An outpost of the Rose Bakery on the top floor makes for a yummy break.