This is SGC N-Y-C's new series, Best of NYC . Our goal here is to think positive and better reconsider our relationship with the best city in the world.  We will shine the spotlight back on NYC and the real creative figures you need to know . This week we play dress up with model Taylor LaShae at some of our favorite NYC shops including American Two Shot , Court Shop , The Great Frog and Lindsey Thornburg

American Two Shot

135 Grand Street, (212) 925-3403;

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THIS THING OF OURS This is the new downtown, a clothing store that reads as part gallery, part personal closet, part pretense for a group of friends to have a place to hang out.

COME IN The store is spacious and relaxed, filled with clothes and things you may or may not need. The mood is the thing: warm, with an option for coffee.

WE’VE BEEN EXPECTING YOU The look is vintage, or vintage-inspired, an attitude that extends from the clothes on your body to the reading material on your bookshelf to the trinkets on your shelves.


Court Shop

168 Mott

Taylor LaShae

Faced with a serious gap in the market for their own downtown NYC boutique, Nicole Tondre and Lisa Fuller took it upon themselves to create a very affordable designer denim line. Specializing in natural and higher waist fits in clean, classic washes, Courtshop uses only premium denim and attention is placed on fit, rather than excessive branding or embellishments.

Great Frog

The Great Frog NYC

72 Orchard St.

Taylor LaShae

Great Frog

The Great Frog made its name catering to a niche clientele of rockers, bikers and those on the edge of the mainstream. Established in 1972, the company was a refreshing change from the 60′s revolution prevailing in London. The city was ready for a new era and original rock and roll jewellery was born.

The Great Frog has designed bespoke pieces for many international names from the fashion and music industries, including rock legends Metallica, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Slash and Aerosmith. Other wearers of the brand and a part of its heritage, include Johnny Depp, Kate Moss, Alice Dellal, Lady Gaga and Oasis.



Lindsey Thornburg
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Lindsey Thornburg was raised in Aspen, Colorado and went on to study philosophy in Santa Barbara. While attending design school in Los Angeles, she created her first dress collection. In 2006, she began designing her eponymous collection, deriving inspiration from her vast collection of Pendleton blankets. Lindsey released her full ready-to-wear collection for Fall/Winter 2010. She continues to add a selection of unique pieces to her collection seasonally. In addition, the curation of vibrant imagery each season gives life and visual content to the garments.

Sourcing the finest materials and manufacturing in our downtown New York atelier, Lindsey Thornburg is commited to quality and creating a local community. Our focus is on producing heirloom pieces that will last many lifetimes. 

114 Stanton St