New stores (May 2–9, 2013)



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    Brooklyn Slate Company coasters, four for $22

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    Brooklyn Slate Company cheese board, $44

  • Courtshop high-waisted jeans, $127

  • Courtshop high-waisted shorts, $115

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    Duman Home

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    Joseph Joseph magnetic cooking utensils, $50, at Duman Home

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    Lintex checkerboard tablecloth, $13, at Duman Home

  • Libra Leather pop-up

  • Linhardt Gallery sterling-silver coiled ring, $250

  • Linhardt Gallery New York City nameplate necklace, $400

  • Linhardt Gallery spike earrings, $180

  • Maje printed jeans, $280

  • Maje fringed leather bag, $375

  • Pikolinos pop-up

  • Pikolinos men’s contrast-sole desert boots, $160

  • Pikolinos beaded sandals, $185

  • Simple Skin Spa

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    Arcona men’s cleansing pads, $32; and women’s Magic White Ice lotion, $58; both at Simple Skin Spa

Photograph: Gabriela Herman

Brooklyn Slate Company coasters, four for $22

Brooklyn Slate Company

Parsons grad Kristy Hadeka and graphic designer Sean Tice started selling their countertop slate creations at the Brooklyn Flea ( in 2009, and the brand has since been sold in more than 1,000 stores across the U.S. This 850-square-foot showroom and shop is Brooklyn Slate Company’s first permanent location, and features reclaimed-glass shelving and custom-built furniture. The namesake metamorphic rock is sourced from Hadeka’s third-generation family quarry in upstate New York and then ground, sanded and shaped by her brother and father. You’ll find the entire collection, including coasters (four for $22), place mats (two for $39, four for $70) and signature cheese boards ($26–$44) that come with a soapstone pencil so you can distinguish your Brie from your blue. Also nab grub, such as jars of Sqirl jam ($14) and Castleton crackers ($7). Add a wooden knife ($12) carved from maple in Vermont and a jar of Bee Raw honey ($9) to complete your spread. (877-648-8333, Mon–Fri 10am–5pm; Sat, Sun 11am–5pm.

  1. 305 Van Brunt St, (between King and Pioneer Sts), 11231
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Designers Nicole Tondre and Lisa Fuller have been selling their local denim line ($97–$135) from a Nolita storefront since 2008. Now the duo has packed up and moved to a larger space that’s also home to their production studio. The 700-square-foot boutique carries comfortable and stylish jeans, such as high-waisted skinnies ($127), and pocket-front ($115) and pinstripe shorts ($97). Accessorize with Pamela Love edgy jewelry ($85–$250), including rustic arrowhead necklaces ($170), sculptural feather cuffs ($230) and dagger earrings ($250). You’ll also find a few vintage pieces ($68–$185) curated by the owners, such as a Flight Path leather jacket ($110), an Ultima Paris printed dress ($185) and a silk blouse ($68). Mention TONY for 20 percent off all Courtshop spring and summer 2013 denim through May 31. (212-925-1022, Daily 11am–8pm.

  1. 168 Mott St, (between Broome and Grand Sts), 10013
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Duman Home

As a former textile-factory employee in Istanbul, Cengiz Duman adds store owner to his résumé by opening this housewares mecca. The 1,500-square-foot space draws upon Duman’s background in fibers with Sferra linens ($80–$218), Chortex Turkish towels ($13–$30) and Kantha throws ($70) from India. Outfit your abode with miscellaneous decorative items, including Tizo wooden picture frames ($5–$25) and Vance Kitira unscented candles ($4–$18), along with organizational items such as Richards clip hangers ($3–$20) and colorful Bigso storage boxes ($7–$10). Lenox stain-resistant napkins ($3), Bodrum organic-cotton tablecloths ($100–$145) and Joseph Joseph magnetic cooking utensils ($50) round out the kitchen novelties. (718-576-3331). Daily 10am–7pm.

  1. 213 Court St, (between Warren and Wyckoff Sts), 11201
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Libra Leather pop-up

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Specializing in luxe skins, this local design company opens its first store. The bohemian temporary shop is adorned with mementos from owner Mitchell Alfus’s world travels, and houses a unique collection of men’s and women’s leather clothing ($200–$1,500) and exotic-skin bags ($250–$2,000), as well as a range of home accessories ($15–$14,000) and furniture ($1,200–$15,000). Guys can score a one-of-a-kind vintage leather jacket ($200–$1500), while ladies can nab stretchy leather leggings ($395–$595) that will toughen up sweet looks. Cozy up your apartment with soft shearling and pony-hair pillows ($50–$600), fur and cashmere throw blankets ($200–$14,000) and—the one vegan offering—long-burning vegetable-wax candles ($35–$800) from Turkey. (212-695-3114, Daily 11am–6pm. Through May 14.

  1. 91 Grand St, (between Greene and Mercer Sts), 10013
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The ultra-chic French fashion house, founded by Judith Milgrom in 1998, already has three NYC locations in Soho and the West Village. It now stakes a claim uptown with this fourth spot. The womenswear collection ($70–$860) includes well-cut basics done in neutral tones, and is housed in a minimalist space featuring white-oak floors and gold trim. Find pieces nestled inside alcove-like displays, including sequin shift dresses ($365), linen-accented motorcycle jackets ($685) and printed jeans ($280). A small selection of accessories includes lace-up ankle boots ($565) and fringe leather bags ($375). (212-288-2559, Mon–Sat 10am–7pm, Sun noon–6pm.

  1. 1070 Madison Ave, (between 80th and 81st Sts), 10075
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Pikolinos pop-up

Sustainable shoe brand Pikolinos has teamed up with nonprofit organization ADCAM (, which supports cooperatives in developing countries, on a line of hand-embroidered leather accessories ($99–$225) embroidered in the Maasai communities of Kenya and Tanzania. The bilevel store is part shop and part art exhibit, featuring women’s beaded bags ($225), wooden sandals ($99–$225), peep-toe wedges ($145–$160) and vegetable-tanned ankle boots ($170). Men will find leather flip-flops ($145), suede lace-up boots ($160) and leather slip-ons ($160–$175). After shopping, take a sensorial journey through the Maasai culture and the shoemaking craft by visiting the downstairs Maasai Lab, which features a video installation of women beading. (347-322-1624, Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun noon–7pm. Through July 7.

  1. 32 Gansevoort St, (between Greenwich and Hudson Sts), 10014
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Simple Skin Spa

With their combined experience in holistic medicine and aesthetic beauty, sisters Samantha and Crystal Hamilton teamed up to launch this chic spa. The pair is committed to avoiding harsh chemicals and practices, instead opting for natural, therapeutic beauty services ($10–$150) and facial treatments ($85–$130). The decor reflects the Zen aesthetic: In between treatments, customers can lounge in one of the three Victorian-influenced rooms while relaxing with meditation books and enjoying a gratis cup of detoxifying herbal tea. Treatments include deep-tissue rubdowns (55mins, $95; 80mins, $130), which combine aromatherapy, heat therapy and deep kneading to soothe tense muscles; and anti-aging facials (70mins, $115) that seek to erase wrinkles through a combination of massage and enzyme-peel therapy. You can also get a natural-looking glow with organic spray tans ($30–$45). On your way out, be sure to pick up products from natural California brand Arcona ($20–$105) that are used in the spa, including anti-aging serums ($87) and hydrating gels ($38–$58). Mention TONY for 10 percent off any treatment through June 2. (718-651-3200, Mon–Wed 11am–8pm, Thu 10am–9pm, Fri 10am–8pm, Sat 10am–7pm, Sun 11am–6pm.

  1. 72-09 Grand Ave, (between 72nd Pl and 72nd St), 11378
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