New stores (August 2–8, 2012)

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  • Banyo multicolor towel, $33

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    Banyo striped robes in linen, $73; and cotton, $68

  • Hibba NYC

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    Labor Skate Shop

  • Hopps Joel Meinholz skateboard deck, $56, at Labor Skate Shop

  • MenScience anti-aging serum, $58

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    Onassis wool plaid shirt, $128

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    Onassis striped polo, $98

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    Onassis leather-trimmed wool blazer, $398

  • Adidas x Opening Ceremony flare coat, $610, at Opening Ceremony pop-up

  • Vintage tank top, $75, at Opening Ceremony pop-up

  • Rudy's Barbershop

  • Second Time Around

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    Marc Jacobs black patent leather bag, $199, at Second Time Around

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    Nicole Miller strapless dress, $89, at Second Time Around

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    Theory mini dress, $59, at Second Time Around

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    VeraMeat 14-karat gold heart ring, $200

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    VeraMeat gold brass hands bracelet, $140

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    VeraMeat gold brass adjustable ladder bracelet, $160

  • Vince fox fur vest, $675

  • Vince oversized cowl neck sweaters, $320 each

Banyo multicolor towel, $33

Banyo

Taking its name from the Turkish word for “bathroom,” this shop aims to turn your water closet into a bathing sanctuary. Friends Deniz Ayvazoglu, Asena Kolasin and Cemal Alpan are the brains behind the store, which specializes in pestemals—lightweight woven towels that are traditionally used in Turkish hammam baths. The brightly lit boutique has brick walls, copper ceilings and wood floors. You’ll find mostly hand-loomed pestemals imported from Turkey in bright stripes ($21), diamond prints ($35) and versions made from bamboo ($51). It also stocks striped robes in linen ($73) and cotton ($68), plus handmade soaps containing olive oil ($13) and basil ($16), and woven scrubbing bath mitts ($25–$30).

  1. 421 Seventh Ave, (between 13th and 14th Sts)
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Collette

  • Price band: 4/4

Former model Tisha Collette’s popular Hamptons consignment boutique has opened an NYC spot, making it the growing company’s fifth location. The elegant space features women’s clothing and accessories from luxe designers such as Chanel, Gucci, Missoni and Catherine Malandrino. Expect to find Manolo Blahnik pumps ($175–$275), Emilio Pucci print dresses ($225–$275), Judith Leiber crystal-studded purses ($700–$2,200) and Hermès silk scarves ($150–$250). Stop by the shop anytime to unload your high-end goods and you’ll net 50 to 60 percent of their final selling price.

  1. 1298 Madison Ave, (between 92nd and 93rd Sts)
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Hibba NYC

Brow expert Hibba Kapil has opened her second salon (the first is in Soho) for threading ($6–$40), waxing ($14–$250) and sugaring ($16–$275) hair removal. The decor reflects Kapil’s Indian roots, with cheerful bright green and pink walls. Two brow chairs and three waxing rooms keep walk-ins to a minimum (you can book an appointment online), but it’s worth the 15-minute wait. Kapil and her staff will expertly sculpt your eyebrows based on your face shape, filling in gaps with house-line brow gels ($10) and pencils ($12). Kapil also offers eight-step, two-hour ayurveda treatments ($200), during which essential oils are massaged into skin to combat the effects of acne, rosacea and aging. Mention TONY for 10 percent off all services through September 2.

  1. 315 Madison Ave, (between 41st and 42nd Sts)
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Labor Skate Shop

Milwaukee skateboarder James Rewolinski opened this skate shop after he had trouble finding unique boards in NYC. The 500-square-foot store hawks decks ($53) from brands such as Hopps and Magenta, as well as wheels ($24–$35) and board parts ($20–$28). Men’s hats ($24–$32) and tees ($20–$28) from 5boro, and Four Star skull-print totes ($35) are popular with both guys and girls. Up your skating knowledge with Cinematographer Project and City of Rats demonstration DVDs ($20 each) and check out Rewolinski’s art installation of skateboards painted with cigarette-company logos above the phrase "5boro kills" on the back wall.

  1. 46 Canal St, (between Ludlow and Orchard Sts)
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MenScience

Previously found only in high-end stores such as Barneys New York and Odin, this guy-targeted beauty brand has opened its first stand-alone shop. The bi-level, monochromatic space is lined with rows of open cabinets displaying its house line of facial cleansers ($18–$35), antiaging ($35–$60) and acne ($20–$30) treatments, and products for the hair ($18–$26) and body ($16–$30). Pick up oil-free under-eye creams ($37), foamless shaving gels ($25), salicylic-and-glycolic-acid face washes ($25) and green-tea antiaging serums ($58). We love that you can test anything for free with the help of a sales associate in one of the two sampling rooms downstairs.

  1. 329 Lafayette St, (between Bleecker and E Houston Sts)
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Onassis

This nautical-inspired menswear brand has opened a second NYC store (the first is in Soho) inside Rockefeller Center. The shop is reminiscent of a vintage cruise liner, with framed old-school maps hanging on the hardwood-paneled walls and various knickknacks from local flea markets scattered throughout. Stylish gentlemen can scoop up leather-trimmed wool blazers ($398), striped polos ($98) and wool plaid shirts ($128). Complete your new look with leather accessories, such as wallets ($38), iPad cases ($68) and duffel bags ($368). Mention TONY for 10 percent off all purchases through September 30.

  1. 61 W 49th St, (between Fifth and Sixth Aves)
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Opening Ceremony pop-up

  • Price band: 3/4

You can tell from the name of their fashion-forward boutique that founders Humberto Leon and Carol Lim have always been into the Olympics. This year, the style-setting duo is celebrating victories of its own: In honor of their new store in London, host of the 2012 Games, the newly appointed heads of Parisian label Kenzo are setting up this temporary space featuring athletic wear ($50–$800). Find fashionable goods with a sporty flair, such as Adidas x Opening Ceremony bandana-print tank dresses ($375) and paisley swim trunks ($195). There are also vintage finds, including an Escada Sport embroidered pullover ($150) and an Hermès nautical-flag-print sweatshirt ($250).

  1. 10 Greene St, (between Canal and Grand Sts)
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Proenza Schouler

  • Price band: 4/4

Since winning the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award in 2004, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough have taken the style world by storm, winning two more CDFA awards for their chic womenswear and handbags. The pair has finally opened its own store, housing Proenza Schouler’s luxe clothing ($175–$2,995) and accessories ($345–$20,500) with a downtown edge. The first thing you’ll notice is the store’s window installation, a larger-than-life version of the brand’s popular PS1 bag sitting in a block of melting ice, created by McCollough’s sister. The rest of the bi-level space features minimal decor with concrete walls, steel clothing racks and potted greenery. Even if you’re not looking to spend more than a month’s rent on a python tote bag ($4,250), the museum-like colorful display of leather handbags ($795–$4,250) is worth a look. The second floor boasts ladies’ apparel, including leather pants ($1,850), tweed coats ($2,280) and cropped wool biker jackets ($990), as well as slightly more attainable items such as tie-dyed tees ($175).

  1. 822 Madison Ave, (between 68th and 69th Sts)
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Rudy’s Barbershop

New York guys will be stoked to find this hip, retro joint from Alex Calderwood, David Petersen and Wade Weigel, located next door to the trendy Ace Hotel. The trio opened the first Rudy’s in Seattle in 1993, and it quickly became a West Coast favorite, expanding to L.A. and Portland, Oregon. All 14 Rudy’s locales have individual aesthetics, and the industrial New York space—codesigned with Brooklyn’s WRK Design (wrkdesign.com)—has a throwback vibe, with sea-green wall tiles, antique doors and window frames made from salvaged hunting-rifle parts. Walk-ins are welcome and ten cutting stations ensure a short wait for your buzz cut ($17), razor shave ($40) or standard cut (men $40, women $60). Lucky Ace Hotel guests cop 10 percent off cuts and 15 percent off the products you’ll find on the second-level retail floor. Look for Rudy’s Supply aviator shades ($68), canvas totes ($65) and house-brand beauty goods, such as mint shaving creams ($12) and eucalyptus lime soaps ($10). Mention TONY for 15 percent off all products through August 31.

  1. 14 W 29th St, (at Broadway)
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Second Time Around

  • Price band: 3/4

After opening five Manhattan locations, this high-end consignment chain lands in both Forest Hills, Queens, and Murray Hill. Both boutiques house a dream inventory of resale luxury womenswear from posh labels such as Diane von Furstenberg, Valentino and Gucci. Polished wooden floors and glass shelves displaying accessories make for a simple layout, leaving the name-brand finds as the stores’ true centerpieces. We recently spotted Christian Louboutin lace-up espadrilles ($399), a Theory minidress ($59), a Missoni zigzag skirt ($199) and a never-worn Thakoon crochet romper ($299). Book an appointment to sell your in-season designer wares and receive 40 percent of the final selling price.

  1. 166 E 35th St, (at Third Ave)
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VeraMeat

  • Price band: 3/4

Funky Ukranian jewelry designer Vera Balyura opens her second shop in Brooklyn, just one year after the launch of her East Village flagship. Blood-red wood floors, ornate mirrors and a papier-mâché zebra head greet patrons, creating a playful, animal-themed interior with a touch of gothic style. Consistent with the decor of the Manhattan location, white casts of employees’ hands serve as wall-mounted displays for Balyura’s whimsical, contemporary pieces. Ladder-shaped bracelets ($160–$1,200), kissing-swan rings ($48–$290) and peace-sign pendants ($120–$170) are all handcrafted with nickel-free silver, copper, and white and rose gold. If you’ve got art skills, inquire about the new monthly contest calling upon talented locals to submit drawings of Balyura, her jewelry and the collection’s lovable affenpinscher mascot, Fred. Winning sketches will be displayed in the shop’s window as part of a rotating creative marketing campaign, and featured artists will be awarded VeraMeat swag. Mention TONY for 20 percent off any item through August 16.

  1. 132 North 5th St, (between Bedford Ave and Berry St)
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Vince

  • Price band: 4/4

The luxury basics brand opens its largest NYC location, joining the Nolita and Meatpacking District stores. The sun-filled interior has gray plastered walls and white oak floors, creating a crisp backdrop for the versatile women’s apparel ($48–$1,850). Rifle through the racks of leather leggings ($1,150) and cotton dresses ($195–$225). Other classic investment pieces include leather pencil skirts ($1,050) and shearling coats ($1,850), while super-skinny jeans ($195), oversize cowl-neck sweaters ($320) and viscose-wool–blend V-neck styles ($175) are more affordable staples.

  1. 980 Madison Ave, (at 76th St)
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