Thanks to a ceramic birdbath in the window and pink Louis XIV–style chairs and birdcages adorning the shop, Albertine is a fitting setting for a tea party—and carries what you could wear to one. Owner Kyung Lee designs the house line, Delphine, which covers both bespoke and off-the-rack clothing. Shoes and dresses by Rachel Comey, Bodkin, Apiece Apart and CFDA nominee Gary Graham also fill the slim shop. Right next door is sister store Abertine General, the jewelry outpost that carries a mix of new and antique baubles, including items from Iosselliani, Kathryn Bentley and custom charm bracelets by Madame Fortuna. A generous fireplace, gilded frames displaying necklaces and a glass cabinet housing a typewriter and stuffed bird lend the store an antique feel.
13 Christopher St
|Cross street:||between Greenwich Ave and Waverly Pl|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–7:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to Christopher St–Sheridan Sq|