Best Urban Threads New York 2001 - TG 170
TG 170 has sold clothes on Ludlow Street for nine yearspractically before gentrification was a glint in a landlord's eye. The stock has changed plenty in that time, but not the governing spiritTG 170 still provides some of the edgiest, girliest, fiercest, and most gorgeous clothes around. The racks hold 90 percent local designers (like Lauren Moffat or Kathy Kemp) and a few L.A. or London imports. Muscle-girl tees rub shoulders with princess dresses; sensible Petit Bateau shirts nestle alongside naughty bikinis. You can pass an afternoon just fingering the goods, but most of the fun is trying them on, as the dressing rooms are flatteringly lit and decorated with painted flowers and art nouveau frills.