Faithful Lester's fans (and there are legions of 'em) tired of crossing a bridge to get to its Long Island or NYC stores, are finally in luck. This 60-year-old, family-owned retailer, specializing in upscale label clothing, shoes, and accessories for stylistas-in-training, opened its first 914 location (all 10,000+ square feet of it) in August. Outfitting your own picky (sorry, discerning) offspring? Head here to score the most sizzling fall must-haves, including ankle-zippered and pleather leggings, skinny jeans, chunky sweaters, washed-out sweatshirts sporting peace signs, and slouchy suede boots. Lester's extensive (3,000+ brands) selection covers babies/children (Charlie Rocket, Flowers by Zoe, Junk Food, etc.); 'tweens/teens (So Low, Hard Tail, Free People, etc.); boys/young men (Ralph Lauren, La Coste, Diesel, etc.); juniors/women (Laurie B, Sky, Ella Moss, etc.), and footwear (Stuart Weitzman, Adidas, Naturino, etc.) plus school and camp uniform and clothing.
Reasons parents will love this store: (1) it’s one-stop shopping for babies through juniors and young men, (2) it’s well organized and easy-to-navigate, (3) it has plenty of free, on-site parking, and (4) it has so many of the latest sizzling hot trends and upscale, must-have labels that even the prickliest pre-teen won’t find much to complain about.
Best Clothes Shop 2010