This tiny trailblazer has been selling hip clothes to downtown types since before the Lower East Side was reduced to a real estate broker's acronym. Styles tend toward the feminine, but not in an over the top way, so customers can feel like women but not like their grandmothers.
TG 170 has sold clothes on Ludlow Street for nine years--practically before gentrification was a glint in a landlord's eye. The stock has changed plenty in that time, but not the governing spirit--TG 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... More »