New stores (March 14–20, 2013)

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  • Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet floral pleated-skirt dress, $797

  • Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet leather snake-print bag, $545

  • Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet sequin foldover clutch, $495

  • Anne et Valentin oversize shades, $476

  • Anne et Valentin tortoiseshell cat-eye sunglasses, $335

  • Anne et Valentin unisex aviators, $413

  • L.B.M. 1911 textured blazer, $595, at Carson Street Clothiers

  • Carson Street Clothiers slim-cut chinos, $165

  • Mismo backpack, $550, at Carson Street Clothiers

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    Curvaceous K

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    Taylor geometric-print dress, $138, at Curvaceous K

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    Mynt faux-leather blazer, $148, at Curvaceous

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    Taylor lace cocktail dress, $163, at Curvaceous K

  • Flower Girl

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    Lane Bryant short-sleeve floral maxidress, $90

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    Lane Bryant floral high-low dress, $80

  • Cacique lace boyshorts, $15, at Lane Bryant

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    Öfori NY trendy fishtail skirt, $160 (normally $200)

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    Öfori NY A-line miniskirt, $316 (normally $395)

  • Claire Vivier messenger tote, $363, at Wink

  • Clover Canyon mixed-print dress, $255, at Wink

  • Dannijo chain-and-rhinestone necklace, $330, at Wink

Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet floral pleated-skirt dress, $797

Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet pop-up

  • Price band: 3/4

The playful womenswear label opens a temporary storefront, showcasing its recently launched colorful handbag collection ($295–$645) alongside spring and summer threads ($117–$1,800). The brick-walled loft space is decorated with zebra-striped couches, large chandeliers and eye-popping art installations made by Alice + Olivia’s creative team. You’ll find an array of clothing in poppy hues and patterns, such as mustard, cobalt blue, leopard print, black-and-white chevron and romantic floral. Our top picks include floral pleated dresses ($797), polka-dot capri pants ($187) and rainbow-striped skirts ($396) with matching bustier bras ($275). Leather snake-print satchels ($545) and sequin foldover clutches ($495) are perfect add-ons. (646-790-8030, aliceandolivia.com). Mon–Wed, Sat 11am–7pm; Thu, Fri 11am–8pm. Through Jun 30.

  1. 72 Greene St, (between Broome and Springs Sts), 10012
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Anne et Valentine

  • Price band: 3/4

Fans of this French eyewear label can now shop for sleek frames at the brand’s first U.S. store. The 600-square-foot space is reminiscent of the original Paris location, housing the collection ($339–$619) on resin tables and atop handmade maple cabinets. Shop mod designs influenced by the ’50s and ’60s, including tortoiseshell cat-eye styles ($335) and oversize shades ($476) inspired by Andy Warhol. Round boho-chic specs ($459) give a nod to Janis Joplin, while unisex aviators ($413) are revamped with thick frames. Let the staff of opticians outfit you in your favorite look, then have the on-site lab and workshop custom-fit the frames ($175–$750) with the prescription that you bring to the store. (212-226-2343, anneetvalentin.com). Mon, Wed–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun noon–5pm.

  1. 2 Prince St, (at Bowery), 10012
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Carson Street Clothiers

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Run by former attorneys Brian Trunzo and Matt Breen, this handsome menswear shop features a carefully curated selection of emerging labels for the ultrastylish guy. The space boasts a retro vibe with vintage trunks and antique work tables scattered throughout. A lounge area in the back features a flatscreen TV and a dry bar stocked with gratis alcoholic beverages. Try on Inis Meáin knit henleys ($450), L.B.M. 1911 textured blazers ($595) and Denmark-made Mismo backpacks ($550). The store also has an in-house clothing line featuring well-tailored basics, including slim-cut chinos ($165), and offers by-appointment made-to-measure suiting services (custom suit $1,999; alterations $1,249) from MTM by Alfonso Felipe. (212-925-2627, carsonstreetclothiers.com). Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun noon–6pm.

  1. 63 Crosby St, (between Broome and Spring Sts), 10012
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Curvaceous K 

  • Critics choice

Lifelong New Yorker Kathy Sanchez ditched her desk job in marketing to bring NYC something it was missing—a full-figure fashion boutique, catering to a considerably underserved market of plus-size women (sizes 14–24). She searched high and low for the best, most affordable curvy-girl threads ($28–$190), including flattering Taylor lace cocktail dresses ($163), Mynt faux-leather blazers ($148) and Full Figured Fashionista animal-print blouses ($70). Check the website for information on monthly girls’-night events in collaboration with meet-up groups, such as Curvy Girls in the City. (646-684-3175, curvaceousk.com). Mon 2–7pm; Tue noon–7pm; Thu, Fri noon–8pm; Sat 11am–8pm; Sun noon–7pm.

  1. 179 Stanton St, (between Attorney and Clinton Sts), 10002
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Flower Girl

Owner Denise Porcaro got her start in the floral business by arranging blooms at The Park, the restaurant where she worked while in film school. She went on to amass a client list that includes Levi’s, the Gramercy Park Hotel and Zac Posen, and eventually opened a shop inside the Earnest Sewn store. Now, Porcaro has branched out on her own with this rustic stand-alone retail space, featuring white painted-brick walls that allow seasonal plants, such as scabiosa pods, herbs and fiddlehead ferns ($3 per stem), to shine. A bevy of in-house items, including handmade shea-butter soaps ($12), terrariums ($35–$395), handmade denim aprons ($65) and canvas tote bags ($18), are artfully arranged on worn wood tables and shelves. (212-777-0050, flowergirlnyc.com). Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun 11am–6pm.

  1. 245 Eldridge St, (between E Houston and Stanton Sts), 10002
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Lane Bryant

This trendy plus-size chain opens its second Manhattan location (the other is in Harlem), stocking fashionable clothing ($25–$295) and accessories ($10–$70) from its house labels, as well as brands including Seven7 and Spanx. The 7,835-square-foot, bi-level flagship’s ground floor carries day-to-night goods, such as faux-leather moto jackets ($108), sateen ankle pants ($60) and cutout blouses ($80), alongside add-ons including 24-row bangle sets ($25) and turquoise necklaces ($70). You’ll know you look good with luxe fitting rooms featuring adjustable dimmers that simulate office, daylight and evening light. Head up the grand staircase to a balcony featuring Cacique intimates and sleepwear ($13–$70), the company’s sexy private label. (646-216-5456, lanebryant.com). Mon–Sat 9am–10pm, Sun 10am–8pm.

  1. 225 W 34th St, (between Seventh and Eighth Aves), 10122
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Öfori NY

  • Price band: 3/4

As the daughter of a successful designer and seamstress, Sevil Sevdiyar is no stranger to fashion. After inheriting her mother’s collection of fabrics from the ’60s and ’70s, Sevdiyar decided to follow in her mom’s footsteps and launch her own line, named after the Turkish word for “euphoria.” The NYC-made womenswear ($90–$475) hits a chic balance between retro and contemporary styles: Mod shift dresses ($435) are punched up with bright fabrics and whimsical floral details, simple wool trousers ($275) are modernized with the addition of leg-lengthening front pleats, and quintessential ’70s fabrics are reborn as trendy fishtail skirts ($200). Customers can also design their own pieces, choosing from an array of styles, cuts and seven different types of fabric to create truly one-of-a-kind items that are completed in just one week. (631-560-4132). Mon–Fri noon–6:30pm; Sat, Sun 12:30–7:30pm.

  1. 9 Stanton St, (between Bowery and Chrystie St), 10002
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Wink

  • Price band: 3/4

Adding to its presence in Soho and on the Upper East and West Sides, this feminine retail chain opens its fourth and biggest location. The brick-walled shop carries the same high-end brands—such as Amrita Singh, Pour la Victoire and Rebecca Minkoff—that Wink is known for, but with the addition of a charming café. Sip organic coffee and nibble mini black truffle grilled cheese ($2–$5 each) before perusing leather Veda jackets ($700–$1,000), J. Brand jeans ($160–$300) and American Retro Apparel neon lace shorts ($198). Highlights from the accessories selection include Dannijo bejeweled necklaces ($330), Claire Vivier messenger totes ($363) and Gorjana alphabet necklaces ($54). Head upstairs for paintings and home-decor items ($200–$40,000) from international designers such as Simone Pullens, Piet Boon and Nika Zupanc. (212-433-0161, winknyc.com). Daily 11am–7pm.

  1. 305 Bleecker St, (at Grove St), 10014
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