As much as I enjoy department stores (I could spend hours in Barney's, Bergdorf Goodman and my newer across the pond fave: Liberty of London) I'm partial to local boutiques. Not only do I like to support small shop owners (I've often dreamt about opening a store of my own one day) but I also prefer and appreciate a well edited collection. Enter: Otte (my neighborhood go-to and gem of a boutique). You've seen me wearing many items from Otte and I'm currently sharing my Holiday Pick's up on their site now so I thought it would be fun to share a peak inside their West Village location.
It was actually my girlfriend Melissa who introduced me to Otte long before I moved to New York. Who would have thought I would be living just blocks away (at least my guy knows where he can find me when I'm locked out of the apartment ~ this has happened). They carry a great selection of all the contemporary brands as well as their own Otte Signature line, and whether you're a local or planning a trip to NY I definitely recommend stopping in.
Photography by Dustin Cohen.