Fall's best shopping

Check out new stores and diffusion lines.

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  • Nicola Formichetti rendering at BOFFO Building Fashion Pop-up

  • Photograph: JP Yim

    C. Wonder

  • Piero Guidi rendering

  • Piero Guidi Magic Circus bucket bag, $385

  • Piero Guidi shoulder tassle bag, $455

  • Denim Habit rendering

  • DL1961 skinny jeans, $168

  • Georgie leather jacket, $290

  • Photograph: Thomas Kletecka

    Erin by Erin Fetherston baby sequin harem pants, $750, at Dagny & Barstow

  • Photograph: Thomas Kletecka

    Erin by Erin Fetherston metallic check slip dress, $450, at erinfetherston.com

  • Photograph: Thomas Kletecka

    Erin by Erin Fetherston black chiffon cape dress, $350, at erinfetherston.com

  • Photograph: Thomas Kletecka

    Erin by Erin Fetherston black crpe bow skirt, $395, at Albertine

  • 10 Crosby Derek Lam cropped cotton canvas jacket, $595; and striped cotton straight skirt, $295

  • 10 Crosby Derek Lam denim tweed cropped jacket, $595; denim tweed A-line skirt, $325; and city grid--print silk wrap blouse, $295

  • 10 Crosby Derek Lam polyester pleated pants, $275

  • 10 Crosby Derek Lam concrete print silk two-tiered racerback blouse, $295; and concrete print silk tiered skirt, $455

Nicola Formichetti rendering at BOFFO Building Fashion Pop-up

Store openings

BOFFO Building Fashion Pop-up
Back for a second year, this rotating designer space pairs five emerging fashion designers with world-class architects to create interiors for their temporary shops. First up is Mugler creative director Nicola Formichetti (Sept 8--21), whose installation will resemble the inside of a kaleidoscope. Stop by later in the fall for Irene Neuwirth's jewels (Sept 29--Oct 12), Patrik Ervell's menswear (Oct 20--Nov 2), the Lake & Stars' lingerie (Nov 10--23) and Ohne Titel's futuristic women's clothing (Dec 1--14). 57 Walker St between Broadway and Church St (boffo-ny.org). Sept 8--Dec 14.

C. Wonder
Christopher Burch, ex-husband of designer Tory Burch (and a cofounder of her women's clothing label), has launched his own retail concept. The 5,100-square-foot space in Soho offers luxurious clothing, shoes, home decor, electronics and jewelry at wallet-friendly prices (items average $40). Many items can be customized (starting at an extra $10) via an on-site monogramming machine. 72 Spring St at Crosby St (cwonder.com). Early October.

Joe Fresh
Canadian chain Joe Fresh (imagine a Canuck spin on H&M) is making its stateside debut with two NYC shops (the second is slated to open next spring): Grab some of the brand's signature casual basics for men and women ($12--$159), or peruse the house label's cosmetics collection ($2--$20). 110 Fifth Ave between 16th and 17th Sts (joefresh.com). October.

Piero Guidi
Europeans have been carrying Piero Guidi's leather handbags since the '70s, and in just a few weeks, you can get your paws on the Italian brand's line of circus-print totes ($470) and bucket-shaped purses ($385). 430 West Broadway between Prince and Spring Sts (212-775-8555, pieroguidi.com). Sept 8.

Denim Habit
A welcome break from the Meatpacking District's glam (and pricey!) designer offerings, this jeans-centric boutique will provide women with casual closet staples. Expect racks filled with top denim brands such as Current Elliott, Habitual and True Religion ($128--$238), as well as complementary tops from Elizabeth and James, House of Harlow and Joie. In the basement, you'll find a 500-square-foot lounge for boyfriends to relax on plush sofas and watch TV on a flat-screen. 346 W 14th St between Eighth and Ninth Aves (646-430-8600, denimhabit.com). Sept 10.

Diffusion lines

Erin by Erin Fetherston
With the launch of Fetherston's more accessible label ($195--$650), we can start saving our pennies for artfully draped blouses, goddesslike frocks and smartly tailored blazers with oversize bow details. (erinfetherston.com). Available early September at Albertine (albertine-nyc.com) and Dagny & Barstow (dagnyandbarstow.com).

10 Crosby Derek Lam
Named after the address of Derek Lam's corporate headquarters, the designer's lower-priced line was inspired by the off-duty models that prowl Soho's streets and boasts a subtle urban vibe in its oversized silk separates, cropped jackets and trapeze-style frocks. Though items from the resort collection—which includes dresses ($295--$595), blouses ($225), pants ($255), jackets ($395--$695) and knitwear ($225--$395)—aren't exactly cheap, the versatile fabrics (cotton canvas, denim tweed) can be worn year-round. Derek Lam (dereklam.com). Available Nov.

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