Where to Gaux in the West Village2018-11-08
When you’re traveling somewhere new – or simply planning a staycation in your own city – there’s a tension we know all too well. Which storied, much-lauded places are worth their Zagat (or Yelp) stars? And where are the hidden gems that only locals — and definitely not Zagat — know about? We want our cake and intend to eat it too.
Whenever we land in a new city or country, we simultaneously want to experience the institutions that have inspired glowing reviews and poetic odes alike, but also to unearth intimate, hidden treasures. We imagine our community of gaux girls – curious, intrepid women – feel the same. Hence we looked inward at our own beloved NYC neighborhood. With our office, homes, and first-ever flagship store all in Manhattan’s West Village, it’s an area we know inside and out.
Whether you’re visiting for the first time or a fellow New Yorker wanting to explore, we’re suggesting the classic spots worth a visit alongside the secret finds we love — and don’t forget to stop in and visit our flagship store,too.
Our Bleecker Street shop (387 Bleecker at Perry) is a jewel box of a space straight out of our dreams: Find your fit, see our newest styles and Bleecker exclusives, or relax with a good book handpicked by some of the women we most admire.
/ Café Cluny
Mornings are our favorite time to pop by this French-American bistro.
284 W. 12th St.
/ CAP Beauty
The hype is all deserved at this natural-beauty emporium. Book a spa appointment or simply stop in to browse their impeccably curated shelves.
238 W. 10th St.
/ Smalls Jazz Club
For a dose of classic West Village magic, this intimate spot can’t be beat. Don’t let the line dissuade you; it’s part of the charm.
183 W. 10th St.
/ Three Lives & Company
Peruse the shelves with a Van Leeuwen’s cone in hand.
154 W. 10th St.
/ Hawkins New York
For your home decor fix, this spot has the chicest pastel-hued dinnerware.
17 8th Ave.
/ Casa Magazines
A world of towering magazine stacks to explore (and our reliable source for the coveted Cabana Mag drops).
22 8th Ave.
There’s nothing better than the crunchy, pitch-perfect falafel here.
45 Spring St.
The perfect neighborhood spot for an early evening glass of wine.
234 W. 4th St.
/ Via Carota
Finish your day with dinner at the bar.
51 Grove St.