New stores (December 13–26, 2012)

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  • Dr. Martens Liberty floral boots, $130

  • Dr. Martens shoe polish kit, $15

  • Dr. Martens floral messenger bag, $200

  • Photograph: Michael Skigen

    M. Patmos sweater dress, $430, at Embody

  • Photograph: Anna Simonak

    Fine and Dandy

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Fine and Dandy madras linen tie, $49

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Fine and Dandy tuxedo flask, $35

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Fine and Dandy paisley-floral wool-blend bow tie, $55

  • Joey Healy stainless-steel tweezer, $35

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Nha Khanh lace dress, $1,198, at 25 Park

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Suno neon peplum top, $295, at 25 Park

  • Victorinox Swiss Army

  • Photograph: Claude Joray

    Victorinox Swiss Army chronograph watch, $450

  • Victorinox Swiss Army knife, $28

  • Victorinox Swiss Army Spectra luggage, $299–$450 each

Dr. Martens Liberty floral boots, $130

Dr. Martens

  • Price band: 2/4

The British footwear brand's second and largest NYC store (the first is in Soho) boasts men’s ($48–$425) and women’s ($32–$440) clothing, footwear ($60–$425), bags ($144–$375), tech cases ($32–$65) and shoe-care items ($5–$15) spread over 1,500 square feet. Ladies will find floral- and bird-print Dr. Martens x Liberty of London lace-up boots ($130), while guys should look for patent-leather slip-on booties ($290). The store also carries flower-print leather satchels ($200), faux-crocodile iPad pouches ($65), unisex lambswool sweaters ($165) and a collection by model Agyness Deyn featuring a long-sleeved velour maxidress ($88). Take care of your purchase with shoe polish kits ($15), stabilizing comfort insoles ($9) and stain-repelling protectors ($10).(646-449-0086, drmartens.com). Mon–Wed 10am–7pm, Thu–Sat 10am–8pm, Sun 11am–7pm.

  1. 868 Broadway, (between 17th and 18th Sts)
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Embody

  • Price band: 3/4

Help protect the environment while adding to your wardrobe by shopping at this luxe shop-in-shop inside housewares store ABC Carpet & Home. The sectioned-off space offers men’s and women’s collections ($90–$2,500) from emerging green designers, as well as industry vets such as Melissa Joy Manning, John Bartlett and Pamela Love—each winners of the CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge. The sustainably made pieces are draped on antiqued-wood tabletops, and surrounded by sparkling chandeliers, tree trunks and reupholstered furniture. Ladies with cash to spare can nab locally designed Ryan Roche organic cashmere scarves ($235), M. Patmos cozy sweater dresses ($430) and Gary Graham oversize cardigans ($687). Men can pick up John Bartlett striped long johns ($115) and Urban Zen collared shirts ($395). (212-473-3000, abchome.com). Mon, Tue, Sat 10am–7pm; Wed–Fri 10am–8pm; Sun 11am–6:30pm.

  1. 888 Broadway, (at 19th St)
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Fine and Dandy

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Following the success of several pop-ups around the city, owner Matt Fox opened his first brick-and-mortar shop for the sharp e-commerce menswear brand. The retro decor, complete with ironing boards repurposed as tables, old-fashioned globes, typewriters and collegiate trophies scattered throughout the space, will transport you into another era. Pantherella argyle socks ($29–$65) are displayed in old briefcases, while printed ties ($45–$59) are suspended inside propped-open vintage trunks. Dapper guys can spiff up their looks with neckwear ($45–$65), handkerchiefs ($25–$29), tennis-racket tie clips ($29), paisley bow ties ($55) and striped suspenders ($49–$69). (212-247-4847, fineanddandyshop.com). Mon–Sat noon–8pm, Sun 1–7pm.

  1. 445 W 49th St, (between Ninth and Tenth Aves)
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The Joey Healy Eyebrow Studio

  • Price band: 2/4

Since 2009, makeup artist and licensed aesthetician Joey Healy has been taming the brows of celebs such as Kyra Sedgwick and the ladies of The Real Housewives of New York City. At his first studio, Healy himself performs eyebrow shaping ($85), tinting ($75) and event-makeup applications ($250). The one-room space has wood floors, a black accent wall with the company logo and a large salon chair in front of a vanity mirror illuminated by spotlights. Grab a gratis coffee, tea or wine and let Healy go to work using his own line of products, including waterproof pencils ($25) and powders ($28), brow brushes ($28), stainless-steel tweezers ($35) and thickening brow serums ($125). If you need some extra help, book a makeup lesson (180mins, $350) and Healy will assess your current cosmetic and skin-care routine while giving you a demonstration of each item in his line. (917-288-3548, joeyhealy.com). By appointment only.

  1. 315 Fifth Ave, (between 31st and 32nd Sts, suite 707)
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25 Park

  • Price band: 4/4

Glamour and luxury prevail at the second NYC location of this swanky women’s boutique. Owner Alison Brettschneider, a former personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman, opened the first location on the Upper East Side as a pop-up in 2010, and has since expanded with spots in the Hamptons and northern Long Island. Located on the ground floor of the posh Mark Hotel, this 1,000-square-foot space is inspired by a Parisian boudoir, with a classy all-gray palette, velvet seating and a crystal chandelier. Discover exclusive designer finds, such as Nha Khanh lace dresses ($1,198), Matthew Williamson cropped fur jackets with jewels ($4,195) and Suno neon peplum tops ($295). Fancy accessories include Nada Saya skull-detailed leather bags ($3,180) and Lucien Pellat Finet reversible cashmere hats ($450). (646-649-3125, 25park.com). Mon–Sat 10am–7pm, Sun 11am–6pm.

  1. 998 Madison Ave, (between 77th and 78th Sts)
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Victorinox Swiss Army

  • Price band: 3/4

After closing its Prince Street location in 2011, this Swiss Army brand has reopened inside a repurposed early-1900s firehouse. The decor pays homage to its iconic roots with museum-like photography documenting the brand’s evolution since 1884 and limited-edition products inspired by founder Karl Elsener, such as a Swiss soldier knife ($495). You’ll find classic items, including outdoor and sport pocketknives ($28), Swiss-made watches ($450) and eight-wheeled spinning luggage ($299–$450). The store also houses rare gems, such as Officer’s x Christopher Raeburn men’s parkas ($1,450)—only 100 were made from decommissioned WWII sleeping-bag covers. (212-431-4950, victorinox.com). Mon–Sat 10am–8pm, Sun 11am–6pm.

  1. 99 Wooster St, (between Prince and Spring Sts)
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