Store owner Misha Nicole Shivdasani learned the ropes in retail as a buyer for Bergdorf Goodman and as a product developer for Tod’s and Salvatore Ferragamo. She combines her taste for luxury fashion with her Indian background at this downtown spot. Norma Kamali’s domestic mesh tanks ($150) are sold alongside Indian designer Manish Arora’s sculptural miniskirts ($575) and vintage jewelry that Shivdasani sourced from her mother country, like a heavy-duty silver chain necklace adorned with coins ($295). The store also doubles as an event space and rotating art gallery, currently featuring Monet-like canvases by Md Tokon ($400–$4,000). You can feel good about your purchases since Shivdasani often donates a portion of her earnings to nonprofit organizations such as the Women’s Education Project (womenseducationproject.org) and the Liz Christy Community Garden (lizchristygarden.org).
|Venue name:||Misha Nicole||Contact:|
|Cross street:||between 1st and Houston Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11am–8pm, Sun noon–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M to Broadway–Lafayette St; 6 to Bleecker St|