Best of Manhattan

Kendyl Kearly and Phebe Wahl | January 9, 2018 | Feature Features

Be it an elite concierge service, the top consultant for school admissions or the city's chicest cosmetic dentist, we offer you a VIP guide to navigating New York City. Here is an insider's look at the people, places and services for the luxe life in Manhattan.
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STYLE

BEST BOUTIQUE
The smart set can finally shop fashion insider favorite The Webster closer to home thanks to the style-setting store’s newly debuted Soho location. After her original South Beach, Fla., store earned a cult following, founder Laure Hériard Dubreuil expanded her empire to Houston; Costa Mesa, Calif.; Bal Harbour, Fla.—and now Manhattan. “I love the energy of New York, and it has always been a dream of mine to open The Webster here,” says the French entrepreneur. For her hometown location, she offers sartorialists a sparkling six-story sanctuary set in a historic 12,000-square-foot building. The luxury retailer boasts a roster of 30 male designers and 68 female designers, including “it” labels like Isa Arfen, Julien David and jewelry by Anita Ko. The Soho location will also debut Webster Home, featuring pieces by Italian artist Gaetano Pesce, exclusive Pierre Frey fabrics and rare gems like a Nada Debs brass candy-colored pebble table. 29 Greene St.

BEST CLOSET CURATION
Behind many of Manhattan’s best-dressed men and women is an army of wardrobe wizards courtesy of Visual Therapy. The clothing and organization specialists offer a long list of sartorial services, including wardrobe styling, closet design, customized shopping experiences, jewelry expertise and garment archiving with an iPad lookbook. The stylists have a finely tuned five-step process for streamlining results: Define your personal style, edit your wardrobe, fill in the gaps by shopping, put it all together with documentation, and follow up with off-season shopping updates and style maintenance. The company also launched VT Home to assist with any interior design needs, and the Visual Therapy blog is filled with fashion and wellness tips for an entire lifestyle transformation.



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