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Haus Alkire

Haus Alkire silk crepe draped dress, $1,525

Husband-and-wife design team Julie Haus Alkire and Jason Alkire open a simple black-and-white boutique for their locally made womenswear ($400–$3,000), which won the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation (eccodomani.com) award in 2012. Threads are pricey, but feature unusual fabrics such as washed silk twill, heavy hammered silk and lamb’s leather. Expect structured jackets ($1,800–$2,140), draped dresses ($595–$2,000) and printed sweaters ($395). Accessory collaborations made exclusively for the store are slightly more affordable, and include Gigi Burris hats ($275–$600) and Gypsy Caravan Essentials necklaces ($115–$135).

Venue name: Haus Alkire
Address: 45 White St
New York

Cross street: between Broadway and Church St
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 11am-7pm
Transport: Subway: 1 to Franklin St; J, Z, N, Q, R, 6 to Canal St (Broadway); A, C, E to Canal St (Sixth Ave)
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