Boutique Flower Shops in the Upper East Side

Brightly colored fresh flowers in a metallic vase sit on a blue desk in the sunlight.
Photo Credit: Artsy Flora Floral Boutique Facebook

Whether you’re picking up a last minute gift for Mother’s Day, celebrating a recent graduate, or just want to treat yourself, a beautiful bouquet of flowers is the perfect way to do all three! While there are countless places you can order online, there’s something special about picking up fresh blooms from a local shop with a personal feel. Not only are you supporting the small businesses in your neighborhood, but you’ll get that extra TLC on your order that only boutique businesses provide. We’ve hand picked 4 of our favorite boutique floral shops on the Upper East Side below!

Artsy Flora Floral Boutique

Located at 145 East 72nd Street, Artsy Flora Floral Boutique has been serving the Upper East Side neighborhood for over 14 years. Their showroom is 1,100 square feet, so you’ll have lots of blooming inspiration to choose from! If you’re shopping online through their website, you’ll appreciate how easy it is to shop by occasion:

  • Mother’s Day arrangements
  • New baby floral gift basket
  • A cheery Happy Birthday bundle of blooms
  • Bouquet to celebrate every season

A Helpful Tip: In addition to standard flower services for residential and corporate clients, Artsy Flora Floral Boutique had a green thumb for designing bouquets and table arrangements for weddings and social events.

A table with white flowers and greenery for a wedding.
Photo Credit: Ovando Facebook


Ovando is located at 19 East 65th Street, and along with being a boutique to buy your blooms from, their claim to fame is that they are one of New York’s premiere event design companies. Their clients range from New York Fashion Week events, to custom floral set designers, and of course private and corporate events.

Founder Sandra de Ovando fell in love with nature at an early age, and that’s what inspired her to open her first West Village flower boutique in 2003. We sure love when passion projects become real, living businesses… and Sandra expresses her inspiration perfectly:

“I was fascinated with the intrinsic beauty of flowers and loved to spend hours mismatching different colors, shapes and blossoms.” 

Good to Know: Besides flowers, Sandra regularly incorporates exotic plants and fruits into her floral designs, insuring no two arrangements are identical. Each has their own unique personality!

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Sterling Blooms

While the idea of a “boutique flower shop” may bring nothing but dollar signs to your mind, I personally love Park Avenue’s Sterling Blooms because of their motto, “No matter what your taste or your budget, trust Sterling Blooms for professional floral delivery in New York.”  Perusing their website, they do have glorious displays of flowers with price points comparable to other online flower shops. So if you’re aiming for a budget friendly boutique, Sterling Blooms is your place!

A Fresh Hint: While they are the more wallet friendly option on this list, Sterling Blooms is unlike many of the typical online shops. They will never send your flowers in a box, but will rather be delivered exactly as they are to be displayed!

Pink, purple, and bright green flowers in an arrangement.
Photo Credit: Artsy Flora Floral Boutique Facebook


Located at 419 East 74th Street, Fantasia may sound familiar, as it’s been featured in magazines such as Town and Country and Architectural Digest. After planting roots in 1986, the shop has been a staple in the neighborhood for over 30 years. Designer Dennis Josue prides himself on being able to start with a blank canvas of any array of flowers, and turn them into elegant and extraordinary masterpieces! Fantasia is famous for their last minute deliveries, so give them a call and they will have a beautiful arrangement ready and sent out to your special someone!

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