With the major department stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus scaling back on their petite sections in the last decade, women under 5’4” have gradually adapted to online shopping. It is a pity that many designers, such as Jcrew and Brook Brothers, have petite sizes online only. Petite girls all prefer to have a petite studio locally where they can try on the clothing before purchasing. While there are plenty of choices online for petite clothing and it is convenient to order and wait for packages delivered to your door, nothing compares to the joy of going to actual stores, touch the fabrics and try on the clothes. We have scouted New York city and put together this guide to make it easier for petite girls shopping for petite fashion style.
Chic. Luxurious. Elegant. From the perfect little black dress to a gorgeous sparkling bracelet to an amazing wear-to-work collection–Ann Taylor is all about effortlessly chic pieces designed with a modern point of view, designed from the inside out–with quality and craftsmanship, comfort and style always top of mind. Since the retailer’s merchandise encourages a put-together look from head to toe, shoppers will find an ample collection of understated accessories that will still be in vogue for decades to come.
Locations with petite sizes:
1.Ann Taylor Flatiron
149 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010
2. Ann Taylor Rockefeller
3. Anthropologie Rockefeller
50 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020
Anthropologie is a lifestyle brand that celebrates fashion, art, culture, design, and discovery, and offers the means to express individuality, creativity, and personal style. The store located in Rockefeller center has a dedicated petite section.
One of the most accessible and affordable designers for petite shoppers, Banana Republic create a look that is trendy and sophisticated. Find everything from tops to pants in petite sizes and cuts that are made to flatter.
Locations with petite sizes
4. Banana Republic Broadway
6. Banana Republic 34th Street
19 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001
7. Banana Republic Flatiron
8. Banana Republic Lexington
The more affordable LOFT line of Ann Taylor will outfit your post-work playtime. Loft devotes a large portion of all its stores to petite clothing. The store is a retail hub for everyone from soccer moms to young sophisticates searching for casual basics. At the flagship location, downstairs from corporate HQ, you’ll find the best and biggest selection of workwear and casual basics.
Locations with petite sizes:
12. LOFT Time Square
7 Times Square, New York, NY 10036
13. LOFT 42nd St
150 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017
16. LOFT 770 Broadway
20. Lord & Taylor
424 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018
This is one of the only Fifth Avenue department stores with a dedicated petite section. The petite section used to be a whole floor a few years ago, and now they still carry the petite lines of top designers such as Ralph Lauren and Vince Camuto.
21. Macy’s Herald Square
151 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001
One of the must-visit spot for petite shoppers in New York City. Macy’s Flagship store at Herald Square is a very popular shopping destination for visitors to New York City. Many visitors are impressed with the extensive sales and wide array of merchandise at Macy’s Herald Square.