Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary: The Haute 5 Flower Shops in NYC

They say that April showers bring May flowers—and we’re hoping May showers bring even more into bloom soon. Whether you’re looking for a unique bouquet for someone special or jaw-dropping designs for an event, read on to learn more about New York’s Haute 5 Florists.

Renny and Reed

Renny Reynolds has been New York’s go-to event and floral designer for decades. Today, the Upper East Side shop is run by his nephew Reed McIlvaine. Clients that include neighborhood locals, luxury hotels like the Four Seasons and countless wedding planners trust Renny and Reed’s track record for class and elegance.

Renny and Reed is located at 505 Park Avenue of the Upper East Side and can be reached at 212-288-7000.

Antony Todd

Anthony Todd is not the place to go for a single bouquet or a potted plant. Todd lends his design savvy to large-scale events for clients that include the MOMA, the Elton John Aids Foundation, Sotheby’s and the White House. Magazines like Town & Country, Vanity Fair and Oprah Magazine use Todd’s simple yet stunning designs for editorial shoots. Todd also designs interior spaces and retail stores have impressive collections of striking, yet classic furniture and housewares from across the globe. Todd’s flower designs are only available by custom order

Anthony Todd Studios Events and Interiors is located at 52 East 11th Street and can be reached at 212-367-7363.


Artists Jack Follmer and Todd Rigby have been designing custom flower arrangements for over 25 years. They use seasonal flowers from all over the world, and especially known for their excellent sense of color and wedding bouquets.

VSF is located at 204 West 10th Street in the West Village and can be reached at 212-206-7236.

Banchet Flowers

For a truly floral experience, stop by Banchet Flowers’ Flower Bar. The deftly designed space serves Champagne and tea, against the background of stunning arrangements. Banchet’s retail store will create custom-designed floral arrangements and also offers a nice selection of candles, vases and other lifestyle merchandise.

Banchet Flowers is located at 809 Washington Street in the Meatpacking District and can be reached at 212-989-1088.

Bowman Dahl

Brian Bowman and Dan Dahl create more exotic arrangements that are interesting, yet still beautiful to look at. If you’re looking for something a little different, with real wow potential, Bowman Dahl will not disappoint.

Bowman Dahl is located at 120 West 28th Street and can be contacted at 212-647-7432.