Brookfield Place, located in Battery Park near One World Trade Center, is a relatively new addition to lower Manhattan—as of now, it’s one of the (very) few malls on the island. Luckily, it has an array of fashion, food and accessory destinations, guaranteed to abridge your holiday shopping efforts. If you’re a last-minute gifter, it’s the holy grail—convenient and upscale. Here's our holiday gifting breakdown of Brookfield.
By Michaela Rollings
For the makeup geek
Skincare from Cos Bar – From La Mer to Tom Ford, they've got a well-curated selection of luxury products. And if you live within ten blocks of Brookfield, they’ll even deliver make-up right to your door.
For the Francophile
Sweets from La Cure Gourmande – This upscale French candy store, located on the bottom floor of Brookfield’s food hall Le District, is a French import doling out traditional Parisian confections. They sell everything from Madeleines to nougats and caramels, piled high in large, extravagant displays.
For the minimalist
A necklace from Satya Jewelry – Simple and elegant with a jolt of Bohemian flair (you might have seen some of their pieces on sale at Free People), Satya offers a beautiful and diverse breadth of necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets. The pieces are designed with semiprecious gems like garnet and white topaz that are believed to possess ancient healing properties.
For the boyfriend
A custom shirt from Bonobos – This innovative shop boasts customizable pants, shirts and suits, designed specifically to each shopper’s proportions and preferences. Their goal is to simplify and streamline the shopping process, which is always a plus come holiday time (and also a plus for the discerning man in your life).
For the foodie
Cooking classes at ICE – The Institute of Culinary Education, a New York-based culinary school founded in 1975, recently moved from Flatiron down to Brookfield Place. In addition to rigorous culinary training, ICE offers recreational classes ranging from Couples Cooking to Knife Skills seminars.