New stores (November 8–14, 2012)

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  • Photograph: Gisel Florez

    Baggu elephant-print tote, $7

  • Baggu neon-trimmed tote, $48

  • Baggu striped backpack, $24

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Bhoomki

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Susan Woo organic wool-and-angora sweater, $350, at Bhoomki

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Swati Argade flirty dress, $360, at Bhoomki

  • House of Horology watches, $420 each

  • Khirma Eliazov python-and-stingray clutch, $895

  • Khirma Eliazov python pouch, $725

  • La Perla Asian-inpired nightgown, $460

  • La Perla lace-and-silk bra, $288; and matching brief, $138

  • Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

    Greylin bustier dress, $138, at Mint Julep

  • Photograph: Michael Skigen

    GiGi New York snakeskin clutch, $98, at Mint Julep

  • Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

    525 America plaid motorcycle jacket, $192, at Mint Julep

  • Photograph: Michael Skigen

    Monique Lhuillier floral sheath, $3,590

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    Monique Lhuillier A-line dress, $2,390

  • Roberta Roller Rabbit

  • Roberta Freymann bone-inlay keepsake box, $125, at Roberta Roller Rabbit

  • Roberta Freymann elephant-clad journals, $20 each, at Roberta Roller Rabbit

  • Roberta Freymann bib necklace, $125

  • Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

    Lisa B cashmere socks, $25 per pair, at Welcome Shoppe

  • Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

    The Eye of the Sea evil-eye bracelet, $70, at Welcome Shoppe

Photograph: Gisel Florez

Baggu elephant-print tote, $7

Baggu pop-up

The Brooklyn brand known for its colorful tote bags is extending the run of its temporary summer shop, adding giftable items and holiday decor. The storefront—which originally served as the brand’s showroom—has been decked out for the season with holiday window displays. You’ll find the entire bag collection, including nylon carryalls ($7–$25) that come in an array of colors and animal prints. Besides basic totes, you can snatch up oversize canvas weekender bags ($72), striped iPad and laptop cases ($28–$36), locally made leather bags ($120–$240) and zipper pouches ($20–$40) made from leather scraps. (800-605-0759, baggu.com). Wed–Sun 11am–7pm. Through December 31.

  1. 242 Wythe Ave, (at North 3rd St)
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Bhoomki

  • Price band: 3/4

Modern-day bohemians will want to visit NYC designer Swati Argade’s first boutique, carrying ethical fashions by herself and other local talents such as Susan Woo and Love is Mighty. The nature-inspired space has neutral walls, stained-wood and metal accents and vintage industrial lighting. Racks display Swati Argade classic trench coats ($1,000–$2,000) and flirty dresses ($360), Susan Woo organic wool-and-angora sweaters ($350) and Love is Mighty heels ($245) made from recycled candy wrappers. (718-857-5245, bhoomki.com). Tue–Sun noon–8pm.

  1. 158 Fifth Ave, (between DeGraw and Douglass Sts)
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C. Wonder pop-up

The preppy-chic brand already has two NYC locations, but this temporary spot is devoted to gift giving. You’ll find presents for everyone on your list, including reversible metallic belts ($48), suede driving shoes ($98) and wool fringe throws ($98). Ladies will love fold-over clutches ($128) and tassel earrings ($58). Gifts for the home include lacquer serving trays ($78), patterned mugs ($10) and ikat-print dinnerware ($10–$58). The store also features a wrapping station for gratis colorful trimmings. (212-677-3768, cwonder.com). Mon–Sat 10am–9pm, Sun 11am–8pm.

  1. 155 Fifth Ave, (at 21st St)
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House of Horology

NYC designer Lawrence Leyderman opens his first store to house his stylish men’s watches ($460). The masculine decor features rugged details, such as deep wood shelving and concrete floors. Sip a gratis espresso as you shop the current collection—dubbed Bedlam after one of NYC’s earliest nicknames, Babylonian Bedlam—which offers the same timeteller in eight different colorways. Each features a stainless-steel case, leather band, and scratch-resistant and anti-reflective coating.(212-203-3384, houseofhorology.com). Mon–Sat 11am–8pm, Sun noon–7pm.

  1. 193 Prince St, (MacDougal and Sullivan Sts)
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Khirma Eliazov

  • Price band: 4/4

The former freelance Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar editor has opened the first store for her namesake fashion brand, featuring her luxury handbags ($495–$2,495) and classy accessories ($100–$350). Step into the landmarked townhouse adorned with reclaimed-wood fixtures, a wall of mirrors and refurbished furniture, to shop the selection of statement handbags made from eye-catching materials such as python, alligator, crocodile and stingray skins. Look feminine yet edgy with python-and-stingray clutches ($895), snakeskin pouches ($725) and bold python bags ($2,195). For something extra, browse the selection of Farameh Media lifestyle reads ($95–$1,000), vintage-inspired Queensbee jewelry ($500–$3,500) and versatile Theodora & Callum scarves ($155–$225). (646-998-5240, khirmaeliazov.com). Mon–Sat 11am-7pm, Sun noon–6pm.

  1. 102 Charles St, (between Bleecker and Hudson Sts)
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La Perla

  • Price band: 3/4

The Italian lingerie brand opens its third NYC space (the others are on the Upper East Side and in the Meatpacking District). The boutique has a polished, all-white decor, featuring bra-and-panty sets ($350–$500) and La Perla’s Jean Paul Gaultier ($230–$2,200), Mare ($400–$600) and Anna Club ($250–$350) swimwear collections. Pieces from the current line, influenced by the Year of the Dragon, include lace-and-silk bras ($288) and matching thongs ($138), tulle bras ($192), with complementary undies ($122) and Asian-inspired nightgowns ($635–$649). (212-219-0999, laperla.com). Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun noon–6pm.

  1. 434 West Broadway, (between Prince and Spring Sts)
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Mint Julep

  • Price band: 3/4

Vermont natives and best friends Brooke Garber and Stephanie Nist open their second NYC shop (the first is on the Lower East Side), dedicated to contemporary womenswear ($26–$360) and accessories ($10–$250) from both staple and new designers, including Shoshanna, Amanda Uprichard and Nanette Lepore. Hanging vases, damask dressing-room curtains and a sparkling chandelier reflect the girly items, including Gigi New York python-embossed clutches ($98) and Yarnz cashmere scarves ($196). Look polished on the weekends in Milly printed-peplum skirts ($234), 525 America plaid-and-leather jackets ($192) and Greylin strapless frocks ($138). Heaping amounts of jewelry, such as Kendra Phillip skull-shaped studs ($44) and Sugar Bean initial necklaces ($70), can be found atop wooden tables and above the fireplace mantle. (212-524-9090, shopmintjulep.com). Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun 11am–6pm.

  1. 555 Hudson St, (between Perry and W 11th Sts)
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Monique Lhuillier

  • Price band: 4/4

Fans of this Los Angeles designer’s red-carpet gowns will swoon over the opening of her first East Coast store. The two-story space echoes old-world glamour, with grey-suede accents and a massive Monique Lhuillier Waterford chandelier twinkling in the entryway. Ladies can try on evening gowns ($2,990–$10,590), including wedding dresses such as floral-embroidered styles ($6,000–$9,000) and simple organza looks ($5,280), in one of the six fitting rooms. Dazzle at your next black-tie affair in silk trumpet dresses ($4,690) and strapless tulle styles ($7,990). You’ll also find classic A-line dresses updated with floral silk ($2,990) and hydgrangea prints ($2,990). For more ready-to-wear options, check out long-sleeve gathered blouses ($1,190), floral-print slim pants ($1,590) and multicolored leather belts ($330). (212-683-3332, moniquelhuillier.com). Mon–Wed, Fri, Sat 10am–6pm; Thu 10am–7pm.

  1. 19 E 71st St, (between Fifth and Madison Aves)
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Necessary Clothing

Ladies who can’t afford to shell out a month’s rent on trendy duds can stop by the sixth NYC location of this ultra-affordable chain. The 6,500-square-foot space has a clean, white decor, allowing the brightly-colored garments to stand out. A long-sleeved skull-print blouse ($20) echoes Alexander McQueen, while edgy girls can opt for off-the-shoulder tops with studded collars ($30). Keep an eye out for the shoe collection in the back of the store, featuring Isabel Marant-like studded sneaker wedges ($35) and faux-suede high-tops ($30). (646-214-7881, necessaryclothing.com). Daily 9am–9pm.

  1. 251-255 Canal St, (at Broadway)
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Poppy

  • Price band: 3/4

A mainstay in Nolita since it debuted in 2003, this vintage-inspired boutique is expanding into the outer boroughs. Owner Leslie McKeown decided on her own Park Slope ’hood for her second location, outfitted with reclaimed-wood and metal fixtures, vintage furniture and a 100-year-old countertop from a tobacco shop. The store carries a mix of designers that fit McKeown’s bill of “downtown meets pretty,” including MiH silk shirtdresses ($396), Mother high-waisted skinny jeans ($196–$220) and Amanda Uprichard leather peplum tops ($275). (poppynyc.com). Daily 11am–7pm.

  1. 217 Fifth Ave, (between President and Union Sts)
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Roberta Roller Rabbit

  • Price band: 3/4

An offshoot of designer Roberta Freymann’s eponymous women’s clothing label, this resort-inspired clothing and home line gets a second NYC location (the first is on the Upper East Side). The whimsical collection is made in India and includes men’s ($85) and women’s ($45–$155) garments, accessories ($5–$160), linens ($50–$250) and furniture ($500–$3,500). Items such as bone-inlay keepsake boxes ($125), elephant-clad journals ($20) and vibrant patchwork blankets ($150) pop against the sunshine-yellow walls, which were hand-stenciled with floral and bird motifs by Freymann’s sister, Lisa Wassong, and Dominique Lange of Wassong Lange Studio (wassonglangestudio.com). Ladies can find patterned-canvas satchels ($125) and breezy tuniclike kurtas ($85–$145), while men can nab playful fish-print button-up shirts ($85) and swim trunks ($85) decorated with monkeys. Venture to the small, chandelier-lit back room to pick up beaded bags ($125–$275), bib necklaces ($125–$225) and cozy capes ($195–$295). (212-966-0076, robertafreymann.com). Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun noon–6pm.

  1. 176 Duane St, (between Greenwich and Hudson Sts)
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Welcome Shoppe

  • Price band: 3/4

New York entrepreneur Robin Weiss has taken a teeny, 80-square-foot space in Greenwich Village and transformed it into a boutique for women’s clothing ($70–$650), accessories ($3–$800) and home goods ($14–$650) from brands such as Small Trades (Weiss’s own line), Vega Jewelry and A Détacher. The Parisian-inspired store has natural accents such as stone flooring and wood shelving. Find items from up-and-coming designers, including Lucky Fish dish towels ($26), The Eye of the Sea evil-eye bracelets ($70), Lisa B cashmere socks ($25–$29) and Small Trades striped cotton dresses ($85). Mention TONY for 10 percent off Small Trade T-shirts, dresses and leggings through Wed 14. (917-548-3224, welcomeshoppe.com). Mon–Sat noon–7pm, Sun noon–6pm.

  1. 36 E 11th St, (at University Pl)
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