While college friends Meredith Blank and Emily Titelman studied abroad in London, they were exposed to worldly designers whose labels couldn’t be found back home in NYC boutiques. Spurred by their desire to introduce talents such as England native Sophie Hulme to the States, the pair opened this women’s clothing boutique in the former home of a club owned by Lenny Kravitz (it follows a Meatpacking District pop-up that debuted last fall). In an effort to maintain the vibe from the space’s former tenant, Blank and Titelman kept a few items that were left behind—a glass chandelier, a DJ booth and a bar—while adding neon-green shelving. Find pieces from French designers Anne-Fleur Broudehoux and Roxane Thiery’s joint line, Roseanna, such as knit cardigans ($560) and feminine tops ($495). Look out for New York native Gabby Sabharwal’s swimwear line, Giejo, which allows you to mix and match pieces, such as high-waist, multiprint bikini bottoms ($88) with triangle-tie tops ($98). There are also plenty of quirky accessories, including Emm Kuo leather handbags ($575) and the Decades Hat Co. cat-print hats ($35).
Dagny and Barstow
|Venue name:||Dagny and Barstow||Contact:|
|Cross street:||between E Houston and Prince Sts|
|Opening hours:||Tue, Wed 11am–7pm; Thu–Sat 11am–8pm; Sun noon–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to Bleecker St|