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The 5 Best Places for Accessories in Midtown NYC

January 23, 2017 - by Chelsey Grasso
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If there’s one thing that everybody almost always forgets to pack when going on a trip, it has got to be accessories. Fortunately, New York City has you covered when it comes to shoes, scarves, jewelry, and sunglasses. If you’re in midtown, stop in at any (or all!) of these five accessory destinations to stock up and stay in style.

Best of NYC Accessories: Shoe Parlor (Midtown West)

Shoe Parlor

There’s nothing worse than arriving in NYC with the wrong kind of footwear. Boots, hiking shoes, sandals, slippers, oxfords, wedges, heels, golf shoes, and more are all within the walls of Shoe Parlor. In operation for over 30 years, Shoe Parlor is an independently owned shoe store that carries over 100 brands of footwear. Birkenstocks, Crocs, Columbia, Dansko, and KEENs? You’ll find them all here, and then some. 851 Seventh Ave., 212-582-0039,

Best of NYC Accessories: La Bleu Optique (Midtown West) 

La Bleu Optique

Eyewear can say a lot about you. Whether you’re a Ray-Ban Aviator fan or a Dior Cat-Eye sunglasses type of person, La Bleu Optique has a pair of frames for everyone. Let your individuality shine through at this one-of-a-kind boutique. Carrying only the highest quality frames and lenses, you know that you’re not only getting a stylish accessory at La Bleu, but a UV protective one as well. Protect your eyes and look good while you’re doing it. 1156 Sixth Ave., 646-852-6580, 

Best of NYC Accessories: J.J. Hat Center (Midtown West) 

JJ Hat Center

Never been to a hat store? You’re missing out. From newsboys and fedoras to berets and boaters, J.J. Hat Center has an eclectic selection of hats that range from old-timey to modern day chic. Featured in GQ, W Magazine, and Vogue China, J.J. Hat Center’s reputation is far reaching. Established in 1911, you won’t find a more professional and elegant hat shot anywhere else in the city. 310 Fifth Ave., 212-239-4268,

Best of NYC Accessories: Muji (Midtown East)


You can easily spend an entire afternoon perusing the shelves at Muji. While they do carry an enormous assortment of home goods, you’ll also find clothing accessories galore here. Scarves, umbrellas, socks, tote bags, and much more awaits you at this clutter-free store’s flagship location. Additional locations in Midtown West, Tribeca, Flatiron, and the East Village. 475 Fifth Ave., 212-447-1690,

Best of NYC Accessories: Martinique Jewelers (Midtown West)

 Martinique Jewelers Pandora

Martinique Jewelers has been calling Times Square home since 1963. With over fifty years of experience under their belts, this third-generation family business thrives on superior service, affordable prices, and a welcoming atmosphere. While specializing in diamond jewelry, Martinique Jewelers also carries an abundance of designer brands, including Pandora, Thomas Sabo, Alex and Ani, and Michele Watches. 750 Seventh Ave., 212-262-7600,

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