Whether it's shopping for brand or the cutest accessories for your favorite outfit, Lolitas love to shop. And New York City has lots of shops geared towards Lolitas. Here are a few that I recommend:

Anna Sui - Known for her doll-like designs and inspirations, Anna Sui's NYC shop that is like a little dollhouse with all kinds of trinkets and things. Her beauty and makeup collection is something that every Lolita should try as all the products are infused with rose essence. Once you go Anna Sui you're hooked.

484 Broome St
New York, NY 10013(212) 941-8406

Galeria Melissa - Girls can recall from their childhood those plastic jellie shoes that came in all kinds of candy-colored flavors. Melissa is a Brazilian brand that has brought plastic back. Designed like an art gallery, shoes are up on pedestals like they should be. See collaborations by Vivienne Westwood, Jason Wu, Ronalda Fraga, etc.

500 Broadway
New York, NY 10001

Isalis - a local shop that is a official retailer for Selkie dresses

22 Prince St
New York, NY 10012

Kusmi Tea - Exotic tea lovers should stop here. Russian tea blends founded by a Russian expatriate who lived in Paris. A true tea shop with open cans of tea to smell and sample. With blend names like Troika and and St. Petersburg you should buy a tin or two.

185 Greenwich St
New York, NY 10006

Winky Lux - Known for their Flower lip balm, Winky Lux strives to have cute packaging and stay cruelty-free.

430 W Broadway
New York, NY 10012

Gelato Pique - Japanese loungewear specializing in plush fabric with the tagline "Dessert for Grownups"
125 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002

Tokyo Rebel - First boutique of its kind on the East Coast to carry Japanese brands straight from Japan like, Innocent World, Putumayo, Victorian Maiden, Atelier Pierrot for Lolitas. And for those gothic and punks Tokyo Rebel also carries Sexpot Revenge, Algonquins. If you are looking for Lolita/Gothic/Punk shop to visit this is the one.

Baby, the Stars Shine Bright - First Japanese Lolita brand boutique on the East Coast.  Adjoined with Tokyo Rebel, it has been known as one of the first brands helped start the Lolita fashion subculture. It has been one of the most beloved.  The store also carries Alice and the Pirates, it's gothic and darker fashion for those not into the sweet, and classic style of Baby.