We are planning our first trip to New York City over Christmas break. My 15 year old daughter would like to do some shopping while we are there. She is into indie/hipster clothing (things you can't find in the chain stores), so we were planning on going to SoHo, the West Village, Chelsea, etc. The question is, where is a good starting point in each of these areas (what subway stop should we exit). We are staying at the New York Palace Hotel, if that helps.
Thanks in advance for your help!