Thursday, May 21, 2009

Dave's New York

Dave's New York, family owned and operated since 1963, is a "man's man" clothing store. It was originally opened as an all-in-one stop for the blue-collar working force to purchase quality boots, jeans and head gear at an exceptionally affordable price.

Today, it's still unbelievably affordable, especially considering its Chelsea location. Featuring durable brands such as Levi's, Carthartt's and Dickies, Dave's has earned the reputation for stocking something for everyone (although the options for women and children are limited). Rough Guide deemed this store as the best place to buy jeans in NYC. I have to agree. Recently we purchased a pair of Levi's 501s for $35! The suggested retail price is $48. This was our go-to store during our first winter in New York for thick subzero thermal socks, gloves and $5 beanies.

Stepping into Dave's New York, you're surrounded by New Yawwwk construction workers discussing fashion and function; a funny sight to see. Quality at a good price is the foundation to this no frilly gimmicky fine establishment. Their sales team (dressed in working boots and navy blue vests) is overstaffed and speak a variety of foreign languages and are always eager to help with anything. You won't find the likes of snooty SOHO and Meatpacking sales people here. Third generation Dave, his wife and sons are also on deck to point you in the right direction. Stop on in the next time you are on 6th Ave & 17th, you won't be disappointed.