From the filthy rich sidewalks of Fifth Avenue to Chelsea’s Bleeker Street, shopping in gay New York City is a extravagant dream. With a plethora of handsome storefronts, the lines between want, need and deserve will quickly blur.
The sweet spots
New York’s most iconic shopping destination is Fifth Avenue, between 14th and 59th, with stores like Gucci, Saks Fifth Avenue and H&M. Times Square offers touristy department stores like GAP with great exuberance, while Brooklyn’s Williamsburg brings a variety of vintage and retro clothing stores.
While the opportunities stretch across the city, the best gay shopping lives in Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea. Parke & Ronen in Chelsea, sells the sexiest gay line currently on the market. Their seasonal collections are sophisticated, tasteful and retro-inspired. Nearby, Nasty Pig sells a more provocative, kinky line of clothing and underwear.
Hell’s Kitchen boasts TAGG, a boutique store dedicated to a wide variety of gay-specific brands like Aussiebum and 2(X)IST.
New York fetish shops
The West Village is home to a wealth of gay shops such as The Leather Man. The store offers high quality leather and fetish products for adventurous shoppers and a non-judgemental staff that allows you to wistfully check off items from your naughty wishlist.