12 Trendy Sustainable Places to Visit when you are next in New York City

September 11, 2023

Within the Big Apple’s bustling streets, home to culture from all over the world, a rising number of sustainable brands and locations call New York City their home. While exploring the high-rise landscape, conscious consumers can shop their beloved sustainable brands in person. Afterward, they can grab a delicious coffee at a conscious cafe. This is your tour guide to navigating New York City sustainably!

Sustainable Shopping


Dressing up rather than down is the common practice in the fashion-forward city. Sustainable brands like L’Appartement Sézane bring a Parisian, eco-friendly fashion stateside, with other brands like Industry of All Nations offering timeless daily designs that are perfect for a stroll through Central Park. The high-end sustainable luxury Gabriela Hearst is ideal to get that runway look for a night out at one of the city’s many famous restaurants. GANNI is an another sustainable luxury clothing brand forindividuals also scouring for that picturesque, Instagram-ready look. Or, travel through time at What Goes Around Comes Around, a vintage store with 30 years of history selling pre-owned luxury pieces, or 10 ft Single by Stella Dallas, a vintage store loved by many celebrities. After finding your perfect outfit, head to Rothy's Nolita for sustainably crafted shoes and handbags to match!

a sustainable clothing store
Photo by  L’Appartement Sézane
Photo by GANNI


Amongst giants like MAC, Christian Dior SE, NARS Cosmetics, and Estee Lauder Companies, finding sustainable clean beauty brands is a simple visit to SOHO for a stop at The Detox Market, or Credo Beauty, clean beauty retailers that only carry sustainable beauty brands that meet their strict ingredient standards!

Clean beauty products inside store on the counter display
Photo by The Detox Market

Eco-friendly Eats

After sightseeing and shopping, if in the Tribeca area, grab a delectable pick-me-up at Hugh Jackman’s sustainable coffee brand, Laughing Man Coffee. If you are more peckish, after your walk through Central Park, stop by Mast Market, a local neighborhood grocery store providing local, organic food and goods for everyday sustainable living, in the Upper West Side.

cups of coffee with a book, a pair of glasses, and bear-shaped cookies
Photo by Laughing Man Coffee


Sustainable locations can seem hidden in the vast number of stores and shops throughout the city. If you are still determining where to stay that aligns with your sustainable lifestyle, One Hotel- Brooklyn is the ideal sustainable luxury hotel experience, inspired by nature and holding a LEED certification. On the other side of the East River, back in Manhattan, located in a small, one-door entrance store off of Broadway lies Westsider Rare & Used Books, a haven for book lovers looking for an environmentally conscious alternative to fill their passions.

Photo by 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

New York City is a embracing a sustainable future with many brands and locations switching to more sustainable practices or sustainable brands calling the concrete jungle their home. This city offers endless possibility of discovering new sustainable experiences. Make your next trip to New York City simply sustainable through this guide!

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