New stores (December 12–25, 2013)

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  • Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate serum, $46

  • Photograph: Chalkie Davies

    Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped body butter, $38

  • Kiehl’s Super Muilti-Corrective face cream, $62

  • Photograph: Lauren Spinelli

    Miansai

  • Photograph: Lauren Spinelli

    Miansai double-wrap leather chronograph watch, $485

  • Photograph: Lauren Spinelli

    Miansai double-wrap leather bracelets, $95 each

  • Photograph: Lauren Spinelli

    Miansai linen-and-leather reversible belt, $225

  • Sass & Bide

  • Sass & Bide full-length sequin-striped tulle halter dress, $550

  • Sass & Bide faceted metal arrow belt, $450

  • Sass & Bide sequin and stone-patterned top, $260

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate serum, $46

Acustom Apparel

  • Price band: 3/4

As a follow-up to his appointment-only NYC showroom, Jamal Motlagh expands his high-tech bespoke-menswear enterprise with a walk-in boutique. Choose your fabric—everything from Italian wool to North Carolina–made denim—and color from an array of sample products and swatches, then get digitally measured in the shop’s 3-D body scanner for custom-fit suits ($750–$1,495), dress shirts ($195–$225), pants ($119–$279) and outerwear ($685–$739). Items take from two to six weeks to complete, and can be either picked up in the store or shipped anywhere in New York State for a flat rate of $15 (elsewhere in the country costs $25). You can also snag predesigned ties ($79) to complement your made-to-measure cotton blazer ($450) or winter overcoat ($685–$735). Have one piece crafted at the store and you’ll be automatically enrolled in its Cut Club, which gives you a 5 to 20 percent discount on your next garment in any category. 330 West Broadway at Grand St (212-219-8620, acustom.com). Daily 11am–7pm.

  1. 330 West Broadway , (at Grand St), 10013
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Kiehl's Since 1851

  • Price band: 2/4

The 162-year-old beauty brand opens its first-ever barbershop, inside this eco-friendly 1,100-square-foot space. Brooklyn motorcycle-builder Paul Cox (paulcoxindustries.com) designed the two skeleton-themed stylist chairs, where guys can get beard trims ($16), buzz cuts ($22) and head shaves ($35). Vintage details such as antique glass jars and black-and-white subway tiles honor the apothecary origins of the skin-care supplier, which was founded in the 1850s East Village, and are juxtaposed with modern design elements, including LED lighting, Pop Art prints (Warhol himself was dedicated to the postshave astringent, $18–$27) and a high-tech instrument for analyzing customers’ skin. Stock your medicine cabinet with grapefruit body butters ($38), paraben-free antiaging facial creams ($62), vitamin-C–packed serums ($58) and old-school minty shave creams ($9–$24). 678 Ninth Ave at 47th St (212-956-2891, kiehls.com). Mon–Sat 10am–9pm, Sun 11am–7pm. 

  1. 678 Ninth Ave, (at 47th St)
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Miansai

  • Price band: 3/4

Since 2008, born-and-bred New York designer Michael Saiger has been giving nautical-inspired men’s accessories a trendy twist, with handcrafted fisherman hooks, brass anchors and masculine marine chains. He opens the brand’s debut store in a 950-square-foot Italian-ceramic-tiled space, featuring the entire array of jewelry ($55–$14,000) and leather goods ($95–$250). Sip refreshments, including 20 exclusive loose-tea blends and four flavors of kombucha on tap, while shopping for colorblock bifold wallets ($125), double-wrap leather chronograph watches ($485) and linen-and-leather reversible belts ($225). For the craftily inclined, you can build your own bracelet ($55–$85). 33 Crosby St between Broome and Grand Sts (212-858-9710, miansai.com). Mon–Fri 8:30am–7pm; Sat, Sun 10am–7pm.

  1. 33 Crosby St, (between Broome and Grand Sts)
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Sass & Bide

  • Price band: 3/4

Australian design duo Heidi Middleton and Sarah-Jane Clarke arrive stateside with the brand’s first international flagship. The 2,000-square-foot space features a driftwood-inspired sculpture that winds throughout the boutique, providing an artistic backdrop for the racks of women’s ready-to-wear clothing ($200–$3,000), denim ($200–$300) and accessories ($150–$400). Although basics such as raw-hem tanks ($140) and ripped boyfriend-style jeans ($290) are available, the real draw is the party pieces, including cropped silk capelets ($450), laser-cut leather peplum tops ($590) and ribbon lattice bustiers ($350). Dramatic metal-and-Perspex neck pieces ($290) and goat-suede ankle pumps ($490) are sure to punch up any look. Don’t miss the ten-piece collection exclusive to this location—the woven sweaterdress ($420) is a highlight. 480 Broome St between Greene and Wooster Sts (212-226-8190, sassandbide.com). Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun noon–6pm.

  1. 480 Broome St, (between Greene and Wooster Sts)
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