New stores (March 7–13, 2013)



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  • Alexis Bittar embellished bangles, $65–$495 each

  • Alexis Bittar cushion ring, $115

  • Alexis Bittar gold chalcedony woven tear earrings, $135

  • Chloé Art Deco–style ostrich-and-calfskin carryall, $1,375

  • CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund pop-up

  • Illesteva tortoiseshell sunglasses, $195, at CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund pop-up

  • Jennifer Fisher Jewelry pulse ring, $175, at CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund pop-up

  • Photograph: Noffar Gat

    Assembly New York printed-sleeve dress, $295, at CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund pop-up

  • Photograph: Noffar Gat

    The Elder Statesman cloth bracelets, three for $90, at at CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund pop-up

  • Desiron furry bar stools, $375 each

  • Photograph: Diane Metz

    Desiron Park Avenue dining table, $3,900

  • DreamDry

  • Oribe Dry Texturizing spray, $39, at DreamDry

  • Gudrun Sjödén floral cardigan, $135

  • Gudrun Sjödén leather belt, $50

  • Gudrun Sjödén polka-dot layered sleeveless top, $95

  • Homer square light, $3,030

  • Iosellani

  • Iosellani bib necklace, $732

  • Iosellani fringe earrings, $143

  • Iosellani metal cuff, $357

  • Photograph: Camille A Fernandez

    J. Press York Street

  • Photograph: Camille A Fernandez

    J. Press York Street striped sweater, $195

  • Photograph: Jay Muhlin

    J. Press York Street plaid ties, $90 each

  • Photograph: Camille A Fernandez

    J. Press York Street chambray dress shirt, $145

  • Klara Beauty Lab

  • SkinCeuticals gentle cleanser, $33, at Klara Beauty Lab

Alexis Bittar embellished bangles, $65–$495 each

Alexis Bittar

  • Price band: 3/4

Upper West Siders can now shop this local designer’s eclectic baubles with the opening of Bittar’s fourth NYC store. The boutique is twice the size of the West Village, Upper East Side and Soho locations, and is meant to resemble a 1940s powder room featuring silk gray wallpaper painted with cherry blossoms and Art Deco lighting fixtures. Hand-painted neon taxidermy dispersed amid the statement ($65–$595) and antique ($250–$6,000) jewelry adds a humorous touch. We’re drooling over gold grapolite necklaces ($145), ruby butterfly rings ($95) and woven teardrop earrings ($135). Save up for a 19th-century Victorian padlock necklace ($500) or 1920s coral button earrings ($650).(646-590-4142, Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun noon–6pm.

  1. 410 Columbus Ave, (at 80th St), 10024
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  • Price band: 3/4

The French fashion house opens its second NYC location (the other is on the Upper East Side), hawking its feminine apparel ($495–$7,460) and accessories ($175–$6,000). The store is modeled after the Paris flagship with railroad-style rooms showcasing handbags at the entrance, followed by shoes and jewelry, and clothing in the back. Plush forest-green seating and a dimly lit dressing room make the space feel like a dream apartment. Try on knit pullovers with lace sleeves ($795), eyelet shorts ($1,350) and studded boots ($1,345), then accessorize with Art Deco–style ostrich-and-calfskin carryalls ($4,400) in red and brown shades that are exclusive to the Soho store. (646-350-1770, Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun noon–5pm.

  1. 93 Greene St, (between Prince and Springs Sts), 10012
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CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund pop-up

  • Price band: 3/4

The Council of Fashion Designers of America ( and Vogue magazine have helped launch the careers of some of fashion’s most celebrated names (Alexander Wang, Rodarte and Derek Lam, to name a few). They’re highlighting a new crop of emerging talent by showcasing clothes and accessories from this year’s ten CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists inside philanthropic retailer Treasure & Bond (the store donates 100 percent of its profits to various organizations benefiting NYC children). Look for the high-end designs displayed on poppy-red fixtures, including Illesteva horn sunglasses ($260), Jennifer Fisher brass rings ($175) and Jennifer Meyer gold arrow pendants ($525). Clothing highlights include Suno sleeveless floral drawstring tunic dresses ($650), A.L.C. flirty leather miniskirts ($695) and Assembly long-sleeved minidresses ($295).(646-669-9049, Mon–Sat 10am–8pm, Sun 11am–7pm. Through May 1.

  1. 350 West Broadway, (between Broome and Grand Sts), 10013
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  • Price band: 4/4

Design buffs will appreciate the fully customizable furniture from creative director Frank Cafaro on display in this sleek showroom. While no furniture in the shop is for immediate sale (it’s all made in Kenilworth, New Jersey), customers can browse the house line of bedroom, living-room and kitchen furnishings ($475–$13,000). Chat with an employee over a complimentary cappuccino or glass of wine in the model kitchen while debating over the size and finish of any piece—you can even bring in your own fabrics for upholstery. Items such as furry bar stools ($375), stainless-steel beds ($4,400–$9,800), glass cocktail tables ($3,000–$5,100) and wooden desks ($2,800–$9,200) are delivered in eight to twelve weeks, but you can go home with accessories, including faux-fur throws ($750) and triangular bookends ($295), immediately. Cafaro believes customers should be able to see the craftsmanship in progress, so you can make an appointment for a 30-minute tour of the Kenilworth factory. (212-353-2600, Mon–Fri 9am–5pm, Sat noon–4pm.

  1. 200 Lexington Ave, suite 702, (at 32nd St), 10016
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  • Price band: 2/4

Fans of Rachel Zoe will go bananas when they hear that the stylist and designer teamed up with her former agent, Robin Moraetes, to open this 17-seat salon, offering just blowouts ($40) and hairstyling ($20–$30). Upon entering the glam 2,600-square-foot space, you’ll be greeted by a black-and-white marble floor, a red velvet couch and a wall of high-end Oribe products ($20–$68), which are exclusively used in the services. Flip through a digital style menu on an iPad—yours to play with for the duration of your appointment—and choose from one of five blowout styles named after classic Hollywood actors: the Farrah (loose, feathered waves), the Sophia (voluminous bombshell curls), the Ali (pin-straight strands), the Veronica (retro finger waves) and the Brigitte (an undone bed-head look). Each includes a wash with a scalp massage, and promises to get you in and out of the chair in 40 minutes. Those under time constraints can opt for 20-minute dry styling, such as top knots, side chignons, ponytails, and fishtail and romantic waterfall braids. At the end of each appointment, a concierge will snap a photo of your ’do and upload it to your private DreamDry Dossier profile, which stores the details of your every visit down to the weather conditions outside. For special occasions, there’s even a gold-accented VIP room that can be booked for private parties of four ($500–$4,000). (212-886-5194, Mon–Wed 6:30am–9pm; Thu, Fri 6:30am–10pm; Sat 8:30am–9:30pm; Sun 10am–7pm.

  1. 35 W 21st St, (between Fifth and Sixth Aves), 10010
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Gudrun Sjödén

  • Price band: 2/4

The designer brings her Nordic textile-and-womenswear brand stateside with its first U.S. store. The vibrant apparel ($15–$250) is made from all-natural materials, and the eco-friendly shop follows suit with vintage furniture and walls hand-painted with unrefined pigmented color. Grab accessories including cotton shoulder bags ($15), striped knee-high socks ($15) and fabric Mary Janes ($80). Score Sjödén’s signature prints on dresses ($100–$125), cotton sweaters ($115) and crinkled tunics ($95). (212-219-2510, Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun noon–6pm.

  1. 50 Greene St, (between Broome and Grand Sts), 10013
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  • Price band: 4/4

Interior designer Richard Mishaan opened his first vintage and designer home-decor shop on the Upper East Side in 1997. That location shuttered in 2008, and now Mishaan is back with a downtown space for his furniture and home accessories, plus items from other European designers. You’ll find pieces from Mishaan’s design collaborations, including modern settees with oak legs ($10,575) from his collection for North Carolina company Bolier & Co. and square hanging pendant lights ($3,030) from his line with the Urban Electric Co. Also look for antique items, such as geometric-print chairs (two for $7,000) and mahogany bedside tables with bronze pulls (two for $7,000).(212-744-7705, Mon–Fri 9:30am–5:30pm.

  1. 56 University Pl, (at 10th St), 10003
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  • Price band: 3/4

After premiering international flagships in Rome and Tokyo, the Italian jewelry brand opens its first U.S. location. Designers Roberta Paolucci and Paolo Giacomelli are known for combining traditional metalsmithing techniques with contemporary design in their creations, and this shop reflects that aesthetic with Oriental carpets covering the tile floors and a giant King Kong sculpture presiding over the store. Sleek metal jewelry cases hold treasures, including bib necklaces covered in Tiger’s Eye and turquoise stones ($732), faux-pearl stackable rings ($393 each), ombré fringe earrings ($143) and Swarovski-studded cuff bracelets ($357). (212-686-2211, Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun noon–6pm.

  1. 4 W 29th St, (between Fifth Ave and Broadway), 10016
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J. Press York Street 

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Menswear brand J. Press tapped twin brothers Shimon and Ariel Ovadia (of local label Ovadia & Sons) to launch its more youthful diffusion line. This is the first J. Press York Street store, featuring preppy tops ($59–$295), bottoms ($95–$295), outerwear ($290–$945), suits ($475–$1,450) and accessories ($49–$430) with a twist. The decor has an old-timey feel with brick walls, wooden floors, and books stacked on tables and shelves. Pick up chambray dress shirts ($145), striped sweaters ($195), vintage-wash jeans ($195–$295) and basket-weave cotton jackets ($495). Accessorize with plaid ties ($90), duffel bags ($185) and cotton scarves ($69).(212-255-6151, Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun noon–6pm.

  1. 304 Bleecker St, (at Seventh Ave), 10014
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Klara Beauty Lab

  • Price band: 3/4

Owner Klara Chrzuszcz ran a nail salon in her native Poland before moving to New York eight years ago, and has since worked at popular spots such as Bliss Spa and YeloSpa. She finally opens a space of her own with this upscale, aqua-toned medical spa. The retreat is divided into three rooms: One is used for waxing services ($20–$100) and serves as the office for Dr. Jean Archer to administer Botox ($300–$600) and dermal fillers ($450–$600). Another area is reserved for Chrzuszcz’s chemical peels ($200); microdermabrasion ($200, with facial $400); and European-style facials (two hours $250), which are customized to each client’s skin type, and incorporate both holistic (reiki, sonotherapy) and high-tech (LED chromatherapy, oxygen infusion) techniques. Massage therapist Ivan Ivanov presides over the third room, where he performs all manner of rubdowns ($80–$250)—Swedish, shiatsu, deep tissue, sports, lymphatic drainage and reflexology—in 30-minute increments. Since Chrzuszcz has a board-certified physician on staff, she’s able to carry the medical-grade SkinCeuticals line ($30–$150), which is used in most of the treatments. Don’t miss the Lash Lift eyelash perm ($150), which curls follicles upward and lasts four to six weeks. (212-390-0239, Mon–Sat 10am–8pm, by appointment only.

  1. 50 E 78th St, (between Madison and Park Aves), 10075
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