Fodor's Expert Review Dover Street Market
Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.
With its creative displays and eclectic, well-chosen mix of merchandise, this six-floor emporium is as much art installation as store. The merchandise and its configuration change every six months, so you never know what you will find, which is half the fun. The creation of Comme des Garçons' Rei Kawakubo, Dover Street Market showcases all of the label's collections for men and women alongside a changing roster of other designers, including Junya Wantanabe, Gucci, Alaia, Loewe, and Rick Owens—all of whom have their own customized mini-boutiques—plus sneaker and denim collaborations, eyeglass frames, and jewelry. An outpost of the Rose Bakery on the top floor makes for a good break.