New stores (February 21–March 6, 2013)



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  • Photograph: Camille A Fernandez

    Kurt Geiger

  • Kurt Geiger studded loafers, $215

  • Kurt Geiger statement necklace, $155

  • Kurt Geiger cork-soled suede desert boots, $145

  • Lasio Studios

  • Lanvin confetti tee, $450

  • Lanvin metallic pants, $1,525

  • Lanvin colorblock windbreaker, $1,280

  • Paul Smith for Leica limited-edition X2 camera, $2,750

  • Levi’s skinny cropped jeans, $68

  • Levi’s Western chambray shirt, $58

  • Levi’s colored 501 jeans, $78

  • Patagonia stretch rain jacket, $199

  • Patagonia ultralight down vest, $229

  • Patagonia tri-layer hard-shell coat, $379

Photograph: Camille A Fernandez

Kurt Geiger


  • Price band: 4/4

For all-natural beds ($6,500–$99,900), pillows ($180–$350), textiles ($420–$1,810) and sleepwear ($70–$450), visit this Swedish brand’s third NYC store (the others are in Soho and the Flatiron District). Four so-called sleep zones are set up inside the 2,400-square-foot space—you’ll be in the first one, where you can look at a Hästens bed featuring the label’s logo and signature blue fabric, as you enter the store. Move on and learn how to get the ideal night of sleep by reading testimonials and watching videos. In the third area, referred to as the Sleep Spa, you’ll be issued a pillow to test out the beds. Feel free to take a nap behind the privacy of a curtain. Once you’re rested, a sales associate will help you customize your purchase, such as pairing cotton-wool horsehair beds ($5,720–$36,900) with goose-feather–filled pillows ($170–$350). Ladies can also pick up cotton checkered robes ($450) and pajama sets ($140). (212-628-8022, Mon­–Sat 10am–7pm, Sun noon–6pm.

  1. 1100 Madison Ave, (at 82nd St), 10028
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Kurt Geiger

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

The U.K. accessories brand worn by boldfacers such as Kate Middleton and Rihanna opens its first NYC store, after unveiling two California locations last year. The flashy space features the company’s trademark shoe chandelier in the window, with plush couches at the back of the store for trying on the ultratrendy footwear designed by Rebecca Farrar-Hockley. Glass shelves hold styles that run the gamut from classic (pin-heeled suede pumps, $300) to edgy (studded motorcycle boots, $290). Standouts for guys include neon-studded loafers ($215) and suede desert boots ($200). We’re partial to the kick-ass accoutrements, such as perforated-leather totes ($380) and spike statement necklaces ($155). (212-367-0830, Mon–Sat 11am–8pm, Sun noon–6pm.

  1. 375 Bleecker St, (between Charles and Perry Sts), 10014
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Lasio Studios

  • Price band: 3/4

When Nadine Ramos opened her first NYC salon in 2000, it had just four chairs and a small clientele. As a pioneer of the coveted frizz-fighting keratin treatment, her popularity outgrew the tiny spot. Moving to this larger, eight-chair salon allows Ramos to offer more services, including makeup applications ($75). Clients can still stop by for Ramos’s signature keratin treatment ($350–$500), or opt for the slightly milder formaldehyde-free version ($250) designed to keep strands in check for eight to twelve weeks. You can also get cuts for men ($50) and women ($50–$75), as well as an array of coloring services ($75–$350) using both traditional dyes and gentler ammonia-free varieties. As a bonus, every treatment includes gratis five-minute hand and scalp massages, and a complimentary tea, coffee or water. Mention TONY for half off a traditional keratin treatment or coloring package through March 21. (212-477-2088, Tue–Thu 11am–7pm; Fri, Sat 10am–6pm.

  1. 39 W 38th St , (between Fifth and Sixth Aves, second floor), 10018
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Lanvin Men

  • Price band: 4/4

Designer Lucas Ossendrijver’s luxe menswear now has a home of its own (it was previously housed in the French brand’s flagship one block north). The handsome tri-level space was designed with dark wood and sleek metal details to offset the playful-meets-edgy pieces. On the first floor, find casual styles, including confetti-print tees ($495), slim-fit metallic pants ($1,525) and hooded windbreakers ($1,280), plus a wide selection of colorful high- and low-top sneakers ($485–$1,475). Head upstairs for business and evening threads, such as single-button blazers ($3,650), tailored trousers ($925) and pleat-front shirts ($535). (212-812-2866, Mon–Sat 10am–6pm.

  1. 807 Madison Ave, (between 67th and 68th Sts), 10065
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  • Price band: 4/4

The revered photo-equipment manufacturer famous for creating the world’s first 35mm camera opens its debut NYC retail location. Responsible for creating iconic photographs such as Life’s “V-J Day in Times Square” and National Geographic’s “Afghan Girl,” Leica celebrates its century milestone with a 1,500-square-foot retail space. The modern red-and-black interior is split into a store and a gallery featuring photos from various artists using Leica cameras. The full camera collection is available for purchase, including consumer point-and-shoot versions ($699–$1,995). Find a range of digital full-frame models ($5,450–$7,950), such as those designed for black-and-white photos ($7,950). Collectors and enthusiasts can splurge on special-edition titanium Hermès collaboration cameras ($25,000). If you’re new behind the lens, sign up for an in-store class ($150–$200 each) on how to use equipment with Leica Akademie, then put your new skills to good use on a free walking photography tour. (212-475-7799, Mon–Sat 10am–7pm, Sun 11am–6pm.

  1. 460 West Broadway, (between W Houston and Prince Sts), 10012
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Levi’s Store

  • Price band: 2/4

Denim devotees will want to visit Levi’s latest store. The brand enlisted MBH Architects (, a company popular for its work with Neiman Marcus and Apple, to transform the converted warehouse into a retail space by displaying ropes and metal pipes throughout. The army-camp–themed fitting rooms—complete with canopied canvas tents—have a vintage feel, while geometric paintings on the floor nod to the company’s heritage. Guys can sort through wooden cubbies to find skinny jeans ($48–$78) and classic fits ($78). Ladies will discover on-trend colored denim ($46–$78), boyfriend looks ($88) and tailored shirts ($58). You’ll also be able to shop brand-new Levi’s items, such as eco-friendly jeans ($78–$98) and jackets ($98) constructed from plastic bottles and lunch trays. (646-613-1847, Mon–Sat 10am–9pm, Sun 11am–8pm.

  1. 495 Broadway, (between Broome and Spring Sts), 10012
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  • Price band: 2/4

The third NYC location of this sporty minichain (the others are in Soho and on the Upper West Side) caters to those who seek adventure—specifically in climbing. The eco-friendly decor features wood beams made from deconstructed warehouses, bricks salvaged from buildings in Brooklyn, and flooring and benches reclaimed from city structures, such as an Upper East Side townhouse. You’ll find house-brand active clothing for both sexes, including tops ($29–$119), bottoms ($39–$599), outerwear ($79–$649) and outdoor accessories ($15–$119). Our favorite items include stretch rain jackets ($199), ultralight down vests ($229) and tri-layer hard-shell coats ($379). (212-929-6512, Daily 11am–7pm.

  1. 414 W 14th St, (between Ninth Ave and Washington St), 10014
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