Home to a plethora of luxury fashion boutiques, charming cafés, and trendy restaurants, Greenwich Avenue is a blissful destination for shoppers and undoubtedly one of Connecticut’s most exciting retail destinations. Here Quest, discusses essential places to stop while strolling along this understated avenue.
396 Greenwich Avenue
Theory is a must for anyone shopping for a streamlined summer wardrobe, and the store’s minimalist interior cools the mind and body on any sticky summer day. Theory’s focus is on well-made, sophisticated clothing, and it is a great place to go while looking for a simple, light sweater for your vibrant summer shifts. Additionally, the seemingly endless variety of linen and lace will have you ready to go anywhere from the beach to the country club. Also, be sure to snag a pair of the quintessential leather sandals before they go out of stock! Greenwich shoppers continue to flock to this store to fill their closet quota of effortless summer style.
256 Greenwich Avenue
203.661.1591 / madewell.com
Looking for great denim and more? Be sure to head over to Madewell’s sunny Greenwich Avenue store. Offering an exciting selection of women’s clothes and accessories, Madewell has it all. The brand—founded back in 1937 as a denim workwear label—remains focused on straightforward, smart pieces designed for everyday use. With a talented design team and a careful eye for fashion that stands the test of time, Madewell seems to be the source for effortless styles that will last forever. Think perfect jeans, relaxed tees, chambray shirts and dresses, and all the wear-everywhere accessories to pair them with. In fact, it’s easy to spend hours inside the store mixing and matches the clothes and accessories.
120 Greenwich Avenue
203.622.5036 / stuartweitzman.com
He’s the man who created the million-dollar shoe—but that’s just one of Stuart Weitzman’s many achievements. After 30 years of designing footwear and being honored with lifetime footwear award by Footwear News, it’s no wonder Stuart Weitzman is embraced by the shoppers of Greenwich Avenue. From flats to pumps to wedges, the brand is known for breathing new life into the classic looks. A one-stop shop for footwear, Stuart Weitzman showcases shoes that always look stunning, whatever the occasion. Shoppers would be remiss to forgo an opportunity to indulge in some of the other items from the brand, like its handbags and accessories. Stop in and see for yourself!
200 Greenwich Avenue
203.869.6989 / us.vilebrequin.com
Don’t let this shop’s subtle exterior fool you—after one step inside, you will find yourself immersed in electric colors and adorable patterns. Vilebrequin has long been a one-stop shop for men’s swimwear—while perusing the shelves, one can be sure to come across a style that is simply a must-have. After purchasing one of these swimsuits, never again will you blend in with the beach crowd as it will almost certainly be full of chaotic colors and eye-catching patterns. If you strive for a subtler look, Vilebrequin does carry a variety of classic-style swim trunks with solid colors or pinstripes.
Richards Of Greenwich
359 Greenwich Avenue
203.622.0551 / richards.mitchellstores.com
If you have a taste for the finer things, this is the place to line your closet, and there is absolutely no article of clothing a shopper cannot find here. The moment that you enter Richards, it seems as if the grand white staircase is beckoning you to immerse yourself in all of the product that the store has to offer. The best of every luxury brand has been collected in this appealing, modern department store. This family-owned and operated store is willing to help you at every turn—offering personalized shopping advice to anyone seeking a second opinion. Though the store has just about everything to offer, never once do you feel overwhelmed in the midst of all of the high fashion—an exceptional feat by any store’s standards!