Lori Leven, owner of sister tattoo parlors New York Adorned (one located in the LES and the other in Williamsburg), has expanded her brand to include a new jewelry haven: Love, Adorned. The third spin-off chainlet houses a treasure trove of baubles, home goods and trinkets. Stark white walls, glass and wood display cases, and a warehouselike lofted ceiling play backdrop to the store’s offbeat mix of goods. Tunes from the likes of Ray Charles bellow through the speakers as you peruse offerings such as Collina Strada tough-girl leather harnesses that resemble chic shrunken vests ($400) and Lou Zeldis sterling-silver mountain rings with Afghan lapis stones ($140). A kitschy selection of Santa Fe Stoneworks patterned pocketknives ($90) and rainbow vintage ashtrays ($40–$80) spruce up a bulky wooden table, while super-pricey Lindsay Thornburg billowy, handmade cloaks ($960–$1,300) hang from the walls. Though splurges such as Jeeyun Ha dainty gold-chain necklaces accented with feathers ($380) are scene-stealers, cheap thrills like Alyssa Ettinger porcelain milk bottles ($40–$70) make us equally giddy.
|Venue name:||Love, Adorned|
269 Elizabeth St
|Cross street:||between E Houston and Prince Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat noon–8pm, Sun noon–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M to Broadway–Lafayette St; F to Lower East Side–Second Ave|