97 Spring St, New York, NY | Directions 1001240.723267 -73.999306
Neighborhoods: Downtown, SoHo
One of the best Boutiques, I came across in NY – I just visited the store last week, and was very impressed by the store and its staff. The store has wide selection of clothes and shoes. Very Trendy..loved it. I wanted to buy it all:-). The sales person who waited on me was Anitra. She was very patient and helpful..not pushy at all. Brought several items for me to try on in the fitting room, and constantly checked on me to see if she could be of further assistance. Great job Anitra...keep it up. I was very impressed by the service.
Trendy outpost for fabulous French and Italian women's clothing. – The Scene
A huge, lofty shop with goods you won't find anywhere else in Soho. Fit and fabulous ladies come by for of-the-moment items that make sexy statements.
Everything at Institut is a little quirky in that Euro sort of way. Hundreds of brands, mostly French and Italian, like Aria, Love Sex & Money, Is, Replay, Kiti Jay, St. Vincent and Seven with a little dash of Pixie Yates and Daryl K. Should you be in the market for black-tie evening gowns, you'll find a whole slew here by designers like Anja Flynt, Zola and Popcorn. And don't miss the great accessories: Witty handbags by Exquisite J and shoes by Norman Smitherman are but a few of the greats here.
Unique items without going to Europe – I grew up in NY but now live in San Francisco. I ended up at Institut in October of 2005 and found some really beautiful, one-of-a-kind items. Of course, it is Spring Street, and
most of the clothes were in th 300-800/per item range.
I had to pair down to what I could afford after being helped by Carlton, a wonderful
person there with great taste, but I will go again and everything I got has seen a lot
Highly recommend for those that can afford it or for that special piece or two that is unique, elegant and funky.
not your typical SoHo – In the heart of SoHo, I found this boutique. I picked out a few pairs of skirts, tops, and shoes. Great variety to chose from! As I tried on a top, I pointed out to the saleslady that the collar was unusually large. She just told me it was "in and hip" and shrugged away. At first I thought she was rather rude but I then found out that she and the other two sales associates were Russian (Im Russian) so her attitude towards me changed completely. I also recieved compliments on my new shoes. Overal, if your used to SoHo prices, this store is fabulous!
Great Clothes – I bought a cute top while visiting NYC this weekend. The saleslady was helpful but tended to be a bit on the pushy side. The clothes are great and unique. Get ready to spend a load of money, but it's worth it in the end. Bravo!
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