Founder and entrepreneur Steve Hernandez started his career as a handbag merchandiser and opened this shop to give emerging designers the opportunity to exhibit their creations. Fifteen local artisans hawk handmade jewelry, beauty products, accessories and clothing in this lively Noho bazaar. You’ll find soothing organic skin-care products, including Yamerra jasmine, sage and lemongrass body butters ($12), as well as Tanzanian retailer Maryman Moma’s colorful printed Kanga wraps ($30). Nab one-of-a-kind Pigeon Be Pigeon silk-screened tees printed with NYC street scenes ($25) and showstopping hand-painted Nike Air Max sneakers ($75–$800). Feel good about purchasing Eva Shaw Designs gold-filled and sterling-silver bracelets decorated with raw black diamonds ($45–$60)—100 percent of the proceeds go to the Global Fund for Widows (windowsforwidows.com/w4w_golive), which educates and empowers widows in developing countries.
12 Lions Studio
|Venue name:||12 Lions Studio||Contact:|
|Cross street:||at Great Jones St|
|Opening hours:||Thu–Sun 11am–8pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M to Broadway–Lafayette St; 6 to Bleecker St|