New stores (December 6–12, 2012)



Add +
  • b London eyebrow gels, $30 each

  • b London eyebrow pencils, $26 each

  • B_Space

  • Photograph: Michael Skigen

    Mara and Mine women’s skeleton-emblazoned slip-ons, $350, at B_Space

  • Photograph: Michael Skigen

    Nicole Trunfio rose-gold studs, $287, at B_Space

  • Photograph: Michael Skigen

    Volley men’s canvas high-tops, $45, at B_Space

  • Clear Clinic

  • Photograph: Imacon Hasselblad

    Fjällräven Jacket No. 67, $700

  • Fjällräven Kanken backpack, $75

  • Fjällräven Lined Shirt No. 1, $400

  • G-Shock watch, $130

  • G-Shock Haze watch, $150

  • The Habitat Shop

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    The Habitat Shop sculptural bib necklace, $48

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    The Habitat Shop glam-rock spike cuff, $55

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Under Skies peplum dress, $120, at The Habitat Shop

  • Photograph: Michael Skigen

    Jeremy Argyle cotton cashmere V-neck sweater, $168

  • Photograph: Michael Skigen

    Jeremy Argyle printed bow tie, $88

  • Photograph: Michael Skigen

    Jeremy Argyle button-down shirt, $148

  • MacKenzie-Childs serving dish, $135

  • MacKenzie-Childs glass ornament, $88

  • MacKenzie-Childs decorative stocking, $240

  • Pucci long-sleeved gown, $5,500

  • Pucci embellished pumps, $897

  • Pucci snakeskin bag, $2,790

  • Very Polished Spa Lounge

  • Photograph: Melissa Murphy

    Warby Parker pop-up

  • Warby Parker Begley round-frame glasses, $95

  • Warby Parker Fillmore glasses, $95

b London eyebrow gels, $30 each

b London Brow Bar at Topshop pop-up

  • Price band: 3/4

Bold brows are here to stay with the opening of this European salon’s second NYC spot (the first launched last year inside Henri Bendel), located in a semiprivate nook on the first floor of Brit chain Topshop. Treat yourself to a variety of services, including threading ($20–$32), eyebrow treatments ($30–$85) and lash remedies ($3–$190). We suggest booking a brow rehab session ($60) that nurtures plucked-down and worn-out hair back to life through shaping and tinting; brow lightening and color-matching services ($50); and eyelash perming ($90) for those who want to throw away the curlers. If you’d rather do your brows at home, scoop up b London eyebrow pencils ($26), gels ($30) and nourishing oils ($30). (212-966-9555, Mon–Sat 10am–8pm, Sun 11am–8pm. Through Dec 23.

  1. 478 Broadway, (between Broome and Grand Sts)
More info


  • Price band: 2/4

This Aussie boutique is the brick-and-mortar incarnation of Billabout (, an e-commerce site founded in 2011 by director and producer Pete Maiden to spotlight brands from Down Under. Maiden stocks the shop with men’s and women’s clothing ($40–$450), footwear ($40–$350) and jewelry ($45–$1,170) from his favorite Australian designers. The cozy brick-walled spot doubles as an event space and media studio for Billabout photo shoots and interviews. Shoppers can grab a cup of Hugh Jackman’s Laughing Coffee ($2) and hang out at the vintage worktable before scooping up Nicole Trunfio rose-gold studs ($287), Volley men’s canvas high-tops ($45), Mara and Mine women’s skeleton-emblazoned slip-ons ($350) and unisex Mambo printed tees ($40). (646-429-9898, Daily 10am–7pm.

  1. 219C Mulberry St, (between Prince and Spring Sts)
More info

Clear Clinic

  • Price band: 2/4

Dermatologist Eric Schweiger founded this specialized spot to deal exclusively with acne and its physical and emotional effects. Schweiger, who has been running his own midtown dermatology office since 2010, gathered a staff of doctors, aestheticians and a psychologist to treat problems that can arise from pesky blemishes. Book an appointment for treatments such as cortisone injections that reduce pimples($95), medical extractions and chemical peels ($175 each), and Laser Genesis treatments ($400) that help remove acne scars. If your issues are more than skin-deep, you can meet with Dr. Laura Curtis Feder to discuss self-esteem issues related to skin problems ($200 per session). (212-828-3000, Mon–Fri 9am–7pm, Sat 9am–5pm.

  1. 21 W 19th St, (between Fifth and Sixth Aves)
More info

Earnest Sewn Outpost

  • Price band: 2/4

The Los Angeles denim brand opens its third NYC location (the others are in the Meatpacking District and the Lower East Side) in collaboration with the environmentally conscious designers from vintage home brand WRK Design ( The rustic space, set in a 19th-century schoolhouse, is a fitting backdrop for Earnest Sewn’s timeless collection of denim and apparel ($40–$140, normally $165–$230) for men and women, alongside unique WRK knickknacks and home decor ($50–$2,000). The California-made threads are from current and past seasons, but you’ll snag them straight from the factory at up to 70 percent off. Both sexes can score colorful denim ($99), woven knit sweaters ($40–$45) and cotton tees ($25), as well as WRK vintage stamps ($20–$30), silver candelabras ($55) and diner barstools ($115). (212-947-2281, Daily noon–7pm.

  1. 32 Prince St, (between Mott and Mulberry Sts)
More info

Fjällräven Pop-up

  • Price band: 2/4

The Scandinavian outdoor brand opens this temporary holiday shop, hawking innovative apparel ($20–$800) and quirky backpacking gear ($55–$480). Though the permanent location on Mott Street carries the full collection, including womenswear, the pop-up will sell apparel and accessories for men and boys exclusively, as well as the newly launched Numbers outerwear collection (each item is named after a numeral). Oversize barnwood tables, brick walls covered in a rainbow of the popular canvas square backpacks ($55–$120) and a leather lounge chair complement the rustic wares. Gear up with checkered flannel shirts ($300), durable parkas ($499–$745) and trekking trousers ($160–$480). You’ll also find a handpicked selection of outdoorsy accessories from other labels, such as Shwood sunglasses ($135–$185), Gränsfors Bruks axes ($98–$189), Hestra gloves ($70–$160) and Fjällräven by Rustico leather goods ($30–$700). (212-941-1100, Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun noon–7pm. Through Feb 28.

  1. 21 Howard St, (between Crosby and Lafayette Sts)
More info


  • Price band: 2/4

Although it’s not as well known as its big-box competitors such as T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, this East Coast chain is just as reliable a source for finding name-brand clothing at steep discounts. At its first Manhattan location, expect overstock and past-season goods from brands including Michael Kors, Elie Tahari and Free People at up to 70 percent off. While shopping at off-price retailers usually means rifling through disorganized racks, this spot has a department-store feel, with clothing and accessories organized in designer vignettes. The merchandise is updated daily, but we recently spotted Steve Madden studded military boots ($118), Pour la Victoire leather handbags ($118–$179) and Fendi aviator sunglasses ($89). (212-729-7192, Mon–Sat 10am–9pm, Sun 11am–7pm.

  1. 2232 Broadway, (at 80th St)
More info


  • Price band: 2/4

Casio’s sportier watch brand opens its first New York store. Since its launch in 1984, the athlete-favored timepiece label has sold at more than 300 retailers worldwide. The bi-level flagship’s streetwear-inspired interior resembles a city alleyway, with exposed brick walls featuring graffiti art by Eric Haze (, who also designed a sleek watch with three-dimensional hands ($150). A black wall on the second floor is dedicated to telling the history of the brand, showcasing every G-Shock model encased in small cubbies. Keep time with collaborative pieces, such as G-Shock x Burton all-black watches ($170), striped styles ($150) from Brit brand Maharishi, or the tough, logo-emblazoned design from menswear company DGK ($130). (212-533-8700, Mon–Sat noon–7pm, Sun noon–6pm.

  1. 454 West Broadway, (between Houston and Prince Sts)
More info

The Habitat Shop

  • Price band: 2/4

This Chelsea boutique (the second in the neighborhood) stocks trendy colorful frocks ($110–$180), jewelry ($22–$70) and furniture ($200–$1,500) from brands such as Gracia and Collective Concepts. Browse the eye-catching array of house-brand baubles, including glam-rock spike cuffs ($55) and sculptural bib necklaces ($48) displayed under romantic glass chandeliers. Dresses range from Under Skies sophisticated peplum styles ($120) to THML draped asymmetrical looks ($140). Pair them with statement pieces, such as THML sequined jackets ($140) and Gracia tweed cardigans ($125). Offerings for your pad consist of Bernhardt wool sofas ($1,642) and linen queen-size bed frames ($1,470). (212-206-7320, Mon–Sat 11am–8pm, Sun noon–7pm.

  1. 143 W 19th St, (at Seventh Ave)
More info

Jeremy Argyle

  • Price band: 2/4

Designer Brian Guttman launched this menswear line in 2009, naming it after a mash-up of his hometown street of Argyle Avenue in Montreal and his middle name. Just like the original Soho location, this store focuses on well-tailored button-up shirts ($148) that are designed to be worn dressy or casual. In the purple-and-gray-colored shop, you’ll find shirts in a range of colors and prints, including muted plaids, buffalo checks and subtle stripes ($148 each). Complete the dapper look with cotton cashmere V-neck sweaters ($168), printed bowties ($88) and merino wool zip-up hoodies ($188). (646-590-1251, Daily 11am–7pm.

  1. 321 Bleecker St, (between Christopher and Grove Sts)
More info


  • Price band: 2/4

Those with a taste for the countryside will flock to the relocated NYC location of this home-goods brand, founded by ceramic artists Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs. The 4,000-square-foot space mirrors the upstate headquarters—the company is based in Aurora, NY—with red brick floors, contrasting black-and-white checkered walls, and a hand-painted mural of the grounds and farmland. Prices are steep, but decorations such as handblown heart-shaped glass ornaments ($88) and silk-and-tartan stockings ($240) are sturdy enough to stand the test of time. Impress dinner guests with stainless-steel compote serving dishes ($65–$135) and candles that look just like macaroons (six for $10). (212-570-6050, Mon–Wed 10am–6pm, Thu–Sat 10am–8pm, Sun 11am–6pm. 

  1. 20 W 57th St, (between Fifth and Sixth Aves)
More info


  • Price band: 4/4

The renowned Italian fashion house known for its colorful swirling prints has relocated its U.S. flagship while remaining on the Upper East Side. Under the creative direction of Peter Dundas, the brand is taking its geometric-inspired womenswear ($1,500–$30,000) in a more refined direction, which is reflected by this boudoir-inspired boutique. The plush velvet couches, purple-marble cabinets and gold trimming were modeled after the Florentine Palazzo Pucci. Expect super-luxe pieces, including printed maxidresses ($5,500), tuxedo-style blazers ($3,550) and sleeveless silk blouses ($2,995). Accessories are artfully arranged throughout the space, including satin pouch clutches ($590), jeweled-toe pumps ($897) and snakeskin handbags ($2,790). (212-230-1135, Mon­–Sat 10am–6pm.

  1. 855 Madison Ave, (at 71st St)
More info

Very Polished Lounge

  • Price band: 2/4

Owners Lannetta Easterling-Hay and Anjaneth Aguirre worked in banking and child care, respectively, but have always had a flair for beauty and entertainment. Together they opened this loungelike nail salon, featuring white leather couches, low-hanging lights and a chain-metal curtain, providing privacy to those who desire it. Loosen up with a Margarita pedicure ($38), whose tequila-based foot bath is spiked with strawberry essential oils and sea salt. There’s also a super sweet French Toast manicure ($20), featuring an almond-and-brown-sugar scrub. If you’re on the go, stop by the ten-seat nail bar for a speedy basic mani ($15) and a gratis cup of tea. Mention TONY to receive 20 percent off the French Toast manicure or the Margarita pedicure through January 6, 2013. (718-636-0600, Tue–Thu 10am–7pm; Fri, Sat 9am–9pm; Sun noon–5pm.

  1. 1082 Fulton St, (at Claver Pl)
More info

Warby Parker Annex

  • Price band: 2/4

If you’re in need of some new frames, hit up this popular e-tailer’s temporary holiday shop. All specs are just $95, including prescription lenses, and for each purchase, Warby Parker donates a pair for someone in need through partnerships with nonprofits such as VisionSpring (, which trains eyecare specialists around the world. Although there’s a showroom in Soho for trying on purchases, we suggest you head here instead and sip a complimentary fresh-brewed La Colombe coffee while you browse the full collection of optical and sunwear acetate frames. The on-site optician center will make sure you get the right prescription (exams are included with each purchase); if you’re in a hurry, you can order five pairs to try on at home for free while you decide on the best fit. Look for colorful and quirky glasses, as well as specialty seasonal gifts, including Mary + Matt handmade chocolates ($5–$20) and Doug Johnston home goods ($30–$250). (888-492-7297, Daily noon–8pm. Through Jan 31.

  1. 819 Washington St, (at Gansevoort St)
More info

Got store news? E-mail us at" target="_blank">

Users say