New stores (June 6–12, 2013)

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  • B Spa Bar

  • The Monocle Order

  • POV round-lens sunglasses, $280, at the Monocle Order

  • Theirry Lasry sunglasses, $385, at the Monocle Order

  • Saint Laurent leather accordion-style bag, $2,550

  • Saint Laurent studded T-strap stilettos, $1,950

  • Species by the Thousands

  • Species by the Thousands snake cuff, $280

  • TS Pink soap rock, $14, at Species by the Thousands

  • Species by the Thousands sun earrings, $80

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Cosabella pima cotton slip, $80, at Town Shop

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Chantelle T-shirt bra, $76; and matching thong, $30; both at Town Shop

B Spa Bar

B Spa Bar

  • Price band: 3/4

Biophysicist Diana Seo opens her second NYC spa (the first is in Soho), specializing in a multipronged approach to skin care that combines Eastern practices with advanced medical techniques. The full-service spa offers massages ($98–$368), waxing ($18–$88) and nail services ($35–$100), but we recommend the customized facials ($98–$450). After a close examination of your epidermis, an aesthetician will create a unique blend of herbal tonics and medical-grade solutions targeted specifically to your skin’s needs. Try an organic stem-cell facial (60mins, $450), which aims to improve skin at the cellular level, or the Ayurvedic Yoga Beauty facial (45mins, $256), which uses essential oils and a signature chocolate-tamarind mask. On your way out, be sure to check out the array of natural and organic products, including Me & the Girls lemon-scented body scrubs ($32), Lauren Fritsch jasmine-and-patchouli fragrance sticks ($48) and B Spa hydrating skin mists ($28). Mention TONY to receive two B Spa mist packages (includes three types of ayurvedic tea and a skin mist) for $60 (regularly $76) through August 31. 190 Allen St between E Houston and Stanton Sts (212-542-8690, bspabar.com). Daily 10am–6pm.

  1. 190 Allen St, (between E Houston and Stanton Sts)
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The Monocle Order

  • Price band: 3/4

The online eyewear subscription club, founded in 2011 by friends Zoe Nightingale and Alex van Klaveren, opens its first permanent storefront. Rows of men’s and women’s frames ($100–$600) from brands such as Andy Wolf and Blood and Tears are suspended by wire, appearing to float in front of a brick wall. By buying your first pair of glasses, you’ll become a lifetime member, receiving access to exclusive collections and members-only parties and events. After perusing more than 500 styles of optical frames and sunglasses in the store, customers are invited to pose in their own photo shoot (you’ll receive the images via e-mail for free). Style-conscious looks include POV round specs ($280), RVS mirrored wire-rim styles ($375) and LGR Cape aviators ($300). 5 Devoe St at Union Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (866-238-7963, monocleorder.com). Mon–Fri 10am–7pm; Sat, Sun noon–6pm.

  1. 5 Devoe St, (at Union Ave)
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Saint Laurent

  • Price band: 4/4

Hedi Slimane, the Parisian fashion house’s newly appointed creative director, is looking to the future, removing Yves from the label and adding a second NYC store (the original is in Midtown East). The 4,000-square-foot space (designed by Slimane) acts as the flagship for the luxury brand, featuring black-and-white marble fixtures and metallic furniture. Collections for both men ($300–$6,000) and women ($290–$6,000) are available, including modern ready-to-wear clothing ($300–$6,000) and accessories ($245–$3,650). Shop for reinterpreted pieces of original YSL designs, such as gender-neutral lambskin motorcycle jackets ($4,990) and washed-denim jeans ($490). Ladies can splurge on leather accordion-style bags ($2,550) and studded T-strap stilettos ($1,950), while guys can spring for lace-up high-tops ($575) and ankle boots ($825). 80 Greene St between Broome and Spring Sts (212-431-3240, ysl.com). Mon–Fri 11am–8pm, Sat 11am–7pm, Sun noon–6pm.

  1. 80 Greene St, (between Broome and Spring Sts)
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Species by the Thousands

Designer Erica Bradbury is relaunching her boutique (previously A Thousand Picnics), highlighting the jewelry ($12–$250) and handmade accessories ($30–$210) she creates with partner Michele Colomer. The shop takes on a darker aesthetic with peeling wallpaper, rugged wood paneling and white exposed brick. Pick up house-brand treasures, including sage soy candles ($28), brass pentagram rings ($40), moon-shaped earrings ($60) and Michele Colomer for Species by the Thousands silk chiffon scarves ($90). Also look for 1970s folk-inspired goods from indie designers such as Catherine Rising dream catchers ($45–$200), Palo Santo Incan-inspired incense sticks ($20) and TS Pink soap rocks ($14). 171 South 4th St at Driggs Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-599-0049, speciesbythethousands.com). Tue–Sat noon–8pm, Sun noon–7pm.

  1. 171 South 4th St, (at Driggs Ave)
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Town Shop

  • Price band: 3/4

The family-run lingerie boutique celebrates 125 years with a move to a larger storefront across the street. The vintage-inflected decor was inspired by photos of one of the company’s clothing stores on Madison Avenue in the 1950s. The undergarment experts stock more than 100 brands of unmentionables ($42–$190), including Chantelle, Natori, Wacoal, Spanx and PrimaDonna, with bra sizes ranging from AA to K. The 12 fitters work their magic as they eyeball your proportions, send you to a dressing room and bring you styles to try that are guaranteed to flatter your bust. You’ll find a large selection of swimwear ($32–$391), such as Cleo by Panache bandeau bikinis ($59) and Nanette Lepore floral swimsuits ($80-–$160), as well as Body Wrap shape wear ($38–$91) and Hanky Panky lace panties ($18–$38). Hit the snooze button in Elle Macpherson silk chemises ($78) and stock up on hosiery ($9–$50) from Berkshire, Calvin Klein and Wolford. 2273 Broadway at 82nd St (212-787-2762, townshop.com). Mon–Fri 10am–7pm, Sat 9:30am–6pm, Sun 11am–5pm.

  1. 2273 Broadway, (at 82nd St)
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