The New York location is the third outpost of Rei Kawakubo's Dover Street Market (the others are in London and Tokyo). It's basically a multilevel fashion-store emporium: each floor has mini boutiques from brands including Prada, Alaïa, and Alexander Want alongside lesser-known designers. The seven-story building is worth a look just for people-watching and the architecture (don't miss the huge sculpture resembling a UFO hovering over the staircase). The in-house Rose
Bakery is the perfect spot to refuel with an espresso or iced pound cake.