Okay, so it technically opened last December. But this is the first year we’ve been able to really enjoy the cozy J.Crew Men’s Collection store, which is an easy and affordable go-to filled with plaids, waxed cotton jackets, and colorful retro Nikes. Men, we know how you hate going to the mall, but sometimes you need face-to-face direction. For that, there are “very personal stylists”—free—and they’ll even open early or stay late to meet with you. Plus, for your beloved Ludlow suit (from $358!), there’s now a space dedicated to finding the perfect fit. Lenox Square, jcrew.com
This article originally appeared in our December 2014 issue.