New stores (August 8–14, 2013)

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  • Diptyque

  • Photograph: Christophe Lefaucheur

    Diptyque Eau Moheli eau de toilette, $98

  • Photograph: Michel Cecconi

    Diptyque Baies hand-poured candle, $60

  • Jeffery-West

  • Jeffery-West cut-out desert boots, $595

  • Jeffery-West colored shoe laces, $4 each

  • Jeffery-West arrow cuff links, $125

  • Obesity & Speed silk maxidress, $125, at Oak Summer Basement pop-up

  • Sir New York floral swim trunks, $250, at Oak Summer Basement pop-up

  • Unif distressed muscle tank, $73, at Oak Summer Basement pop-up

  • Orogold Cosmetics

  • Photograph: Cristen Geller

    Orogold Cosmetics 24K Collagen Renewal cream, $248

  • Orogold Cosmetics 24K men’s aftershave balm, $128

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Pippy & Lily

  • Panier des Sens shea-butter soap, $8; and lotion, $18; at Pippy & Lily

  • Mudpie glass condiment bowl, $18, at Pippy & Lily

  • Shame on Jane custom monogram necklace, $185, at Pippy & Lily

  • Seasonal Whispers beaded-fringe bracelet, $152

  • Seasonal Whispers beaded necklace, $110

  • Seasonal Whispers flexible wrap bracelet, $74

  • Sunglass Hut

  • Burberry foldable aviators, $280, at Sunglass Hut

  • Tory Burch graphic-print sunglasses, $175, at Sunglass Hut

Diptyque

Diptyque

  • Price band: 3/4

This French perfumer opens a third NYC location (the others are in the West Village and on the Upper East Side). A modern interpretation of the original Saint-Germain store in Paris, this 250-square-foot space features sleek black furniture and wallpaper inspired by the founders’ fabric-designer roots. Shop the famed scented candles ($28–$90), unisex fragrances ($48–$140) and bath products ($15–$90) in both fruity and woodsy aromas. Pick up Diptyque’s most popular Baies scent—a mix of black currant and rose—in diffusers ($145), room sprays ($65) and shower gels ($44). 242 Mott St between E Houston and Prince Sts (646-861-2961, diptyqueparis.com). Mon–Fri 11am–7pm, Sun 11am–6pm.

  1. 242 Mott St, (between E Houston and Prince Sts)
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Jeffery-West

  • Price band: 3/4

Rock & roll–inspired men’s shoes ($350–$625) are the focus of this British brand, opening its first NYC store. Childhood friends and designers Mark Jeffery and Guy West started their business when they were just 16 years old, customizing rejects and end-of-the-line samples from shoe factories, including the one owned by Jeffery’s father. The unique creations feature red lining, signature cloven-hoof-cut heels, and lyrics from the Rolling Stones or David Bowie inscribed on the soles. Find faux-crocodile leather loafers ($550) featuring the names of 18 English actors, writers and musicians; and lace-up suede chukka boots ($350). There are also colorful laces ($4) and funky cufflinks ($75–$125) for further accessorizing your look. Mention TONY for 10 percent off all purchases through September 8. 19 Christopher St between Gay St and Waverly Pl (212-367-9378, jeffery-west.us). Daily noon–8pm.

  1. 19 Christopher St, (between Gay St and Waverly Pl)
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Oak Summer Basement pop-up

  • Price band: 3/4

This indie boutique opens a shop-within-a-shop in the basement of its Soho location, offering extended collections from some of owners Louis Terline and Jeff Madalena’s favorite labels. Browse the beachy space, adorned with inflatable palm trees and pool toys, to uncover casual-cool threads and accessories for both sexes ($50–$400)—many from up-and-coming and local designers. Women can score Unif distressed muscle tanks ($73), Obesity + Speed silk maxidresses ($125) and Laura Siegel patchwork tops ($351). Men’s options include Sir New York floral-print shorts ($250) and Black Tag graphic tees ($60). 28 Bond St between Bowery and Lafayette St (212-677-1293, oaknyc.com). Mon–Sat 11am–8pm, Sun 11am–7pm. Through Aug 31.

  1. 28 Bond St, (between Bowery and Lafayette St)
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Orogold Cosmetics

  • Price band: 4/4

Founded in Los Angeles in 2008, this high-end skin-care brand specializes in products infused with 24-karat colloidal gold, which is said to have antiaging benefits. Although Orogold has 70 stores across the globe, this tri-level flagship is the brand’s first in NYC. Rather than pack the white-lacquered, 3,600-square-foot space with its spendy moisturizers ($128–$1,000), cleansers ($118–$138), serums ($128–$1,500), body creams ($28–$68) and masks ($248–$1,500), the company keeps just a few testers of each item displayed in golden alcoves for a clean, minimalist look. Either play with samples of eye serums ($198), collagen-renewal creams ($248) and men’s aftershave balms ($148) on your own, or have a staffer help you find the proper products for your skin type via a complimentary 20-minute facial (no purchase necessary) in one of the two subterranean gilded treatment rooms. Shoppers are encouraged to linger at the upstairs bar, where you can sip a gratis cappuccino or espresso beside the tiered chandelier. Make sure to check out the new 24K Mousse Perfecting Foundation ($98)—Orogold’s first foray into color cosmetics. 118 E 57th St between Park and Lexington Aves (212-371-7242, orogoldcosmetics.com). Mon–Sat 9:30am–10pm, Sun 11am–7pm.

  1. 118 E 57th St, (between Park and Lexington Aves)
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Pippy & Lily

  • Price band: 2/4

Owner Anita Manfredonia’s quaint boutique offers a unique array of trendy fashion accessories ($12–$200) and home-decor accents ($10–$100), which she picks up at local trade shows. Many items are one of a kind, including tanks ($65) hand-painted by local artist Soho P, and Shame on Jane custom monogram necklaces ($147–$214). Furnish your pad with Voluspa coconut-wax candles ($14–$40) and Panier des Sens shea-butter soaps ($8) from France. For a great hostess gift, pick up Mudpie glass serving dishes ($25–$50). Mention TONY for 10 percent off all purchases (excluding personalized jewelry and consignment items) through September 7. 161-05 29th Ave between 161st and 162nd Sts, Flushing, Queens (516-456-6638, facebook.com/pippyandlily). Tue noon–6pm; Wed, Fri, Sat 11am–6pm; Thu 11am–7pm.

  1. 161-05 29th Ave, (between 161st and 162nd Sts)
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Seasonal Whispers

  • Price band: 2/4

Creative director Yafit Goldfarb wants women of all ages to feel like a kid in a candy store when visiting her unique jewelry brand’s third NYC location (the others are in Soho and Tribeca). The minimalist space features white walls and pipelike jewelry stands, letting the intricate bracelets ($46–$152), necklaces ($64–$193) and rings ($55–$124) stand out. The made-in–New York accessories are created from flexible stainless steel; coated with gold, bronze and silver; and meant to be mixed, matched and added to each other. Start your collection with flexible wrap bracelets ($74) and bangles ($124), or make a statement with layered pearl ($110) and colorful-crystal ($180) necklaces. Mention TONY for 15 percent off all purchases through August 31. 4 Prince St between Bowery and Elizabeth St (212-343-1221, seasonalwhispers.com). Daily 11am–8pm.

  1. 4 Prince St, (between Bowery and Elizabeth St)
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Sunglass Hut

  • Price band: 3/4

If you’ve ever felt the need to shield your eyes from the bright lights of Times Square, stop by this 1,423-square-foot sunglass haven in the dazzling area. You’ll find nearly 1,600 pairs of shades ($100–$1,000), a DJ area, an LED Orb chandelier and an 18-foot-long digital wall displaying advertisements on loop. Shop Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunnies ($186) and Burberry folding styles ($280) for both sexes, as well as ladies’ Versace oversize frames ($240) and Tory Burch graphic-print versions ($175). If you feel compelled to shop after midnight, the 24/7 Eye Candy vending machine will let you virtually try on and then purchase your frames long after the store closes. 1540 Broadway at 45th St (212-302-7934, sunglasshut.com). Daily 7am–midnight.

  1. 1540 Broadway, (at 45th St)
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