New stores (September 12–18, 2013)

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  • Izola hand-poured vegetable-wax candle, $33, at A Lovely Universe

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Lovely flower-pendant necklace, $60, at A Lovely Universe

  • Remi + Reid leather-and-suede bag, $140, at A Lovely Universe

  • Alex Mill plaid button-up shirt, $165

  • Alex Mill beanies, $95 each

  • Alex Mill striped long-sleeved shirt, $90

  • Bang Bang NYC

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Beyond Vintage knit sweater with lace detailing, $249

  • êShave starter kit (includes shave cream, aftershave cream, oil and a lather brush), $55

  • êShave T stand shaving set (includes razor and badger-hair shaving brush), $208

  • Line & Label

  • Serefina gold-plated crystal necklaces, $75 each, at Line & Label

  • Modern Saints leather-sleeved sweatshirt, $250, at Line & Label

  • Lee Corn landscape clutches, $75 each, at Line & Label

  • Photograph: Joe Laronga

    Luludi

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    Luludi Window on World living frame, $175

  • Photograph: Liza Fiorentinos

    Luludi Nirvana Dreams terrarium, $110

  • Moschino plaid skirt, $295, at Pink Clouds

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

    The Rising States

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    Reid.Damnit hand-painted leather belt, $65, at the Rising States

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Faris gold geometric earrings, $90, at the Rising States

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Wren cheetah-print turtleneck, $230, at the Rising States

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Skinney Med Spa glycolic facial toner, $28; heat-activated scrub, $65; and ultrahydration cream, $38

Izola hand-poured vegetable-wax candle, $33, at A Lovely Universe

A Lovely Universe

  • Price band: 2/4

Local jewelry designer Sarah Cunningham launched her online shop in January 2013, hawking her one-of-a-kind baubles under the brand name Lovely, as well as vintage gems she finds at flea markets—some of which she repurposes. She switches gears with her first brick-and-mortar store, focusing instead on giftable home accents such as Izola vegetable-wax candles ($33) and Appetite hand-painted dish towels ($12), affordable women’s clothing ($50–$100) from trendy labels like BB Dakota and Lucca Couture, and leather handbags ($50–$375) from brands such as Remi + Reid and Valhalla Brooklyn. Jewelry highlights include a vintage brass bangle ($50) and a Lovely gold ID bracelet ($30). Mention TONY to receive 10 percent off all purchases (excluding jewelry) through Oct 12. 103 Bond St between Atlantic Ave and Pacific St, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn (718-596-4135, alovelyuniverse.com). Tue–Sat 11:30am–6:30pm, Sun noon–4pm.

  1. 103 Bond St, (between Atlantic Ave and Pacific St)
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Alex Mill

  • Price band: 3/4

Alex Drexler follows in his father’s footsteps (his dad, Mickey Drexler, is CEO of J.Crew) with the opening of this menswear boutique. He enlisted the help of designer Alex Casertano to create cozy basics in both men’s and boys’ sizes. The space uses a vintage gym floor and basic wooden fixtures to display shirts ($55–$165), denim ($195–$245) and accessories ($95–$110). Find classic pieces such as striped tees ($90) with contrasting pockets, ombré button-down shirts ($165) and slim-fit jeans ($195–$245). Finish your look with knit beanies ($90) and luxe cashmere gloves ($110). 268 Elizabeth St between E Houston and Prince Sts (212-343-2539, alex-mill.com). Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun noon–6pm.

  1. 268 Elizabeth St, (between E Houston and Prince Sts)
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Bang Bang NYC

  • Price band: 3/4

With a client list that includes stars such as Rihanna, Rita Ora and Cara Delevingne, 27-year-old tattoo artist Keith McCurdy—a.k.a. Bang Bang—opens his first parlor. The brightly lit space features five workstations, a private room, a backyard with black canvas seating and a painted plaid-wall art installation by David Pappaceno (davidpappaceno.com) and Darkcloud. Get inked (minimum $200; with Bang Bang $1,000) by top artists including Jon Mesa, El-E Mags, Liz Markov, Tye Harris, Shey Haf-Ded and Little Dragon. 26 Clinton St between E Houston and Stanton Sts (212-388-1211, bangbangnyc.com). Tue–Sat noon–10pm.

  1. 26 Clinton St, (between E Houston and Stanton Sts)
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Beyond Vintage pop-up

  • Price band: 3/4

This vintage-inspired contemporary label sets up a charitable temporary shop inside Scoop’s Meatpacking District location. Feel good shopping the feminine threads ($110–$500) and accessories ($150–$250), knowing that a base donation of $2,500 will benefit Voices Against Brain Cancer (voicesagainstbraincancer.org), a nonprofit that supports brain-cancer research and education. Expect to find seasonal items such as mandarin-collar wool jackets ($288), knit sweaters with lace detailing ($249) and silk blouses ($288). 875 Washington St at 14th St (212-691-1926, beyondvintage.com). Mon–Sat 11am–8pm, Sun 11am–7pm. Through Oct 31.

  1. 875 Washington St, (at 14th St)
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êShave

  • Price band: 2/4

This barbershop and grooming-supply store opens its second NYC location (the other is in Rockefeller Center). Stop in for beard and mustache trims ($20 each), and basic haircuts ($40). Go all the way with an êSignature Shave service (30mins $35) that includes a hot-towel preparation, pre-shave oil massage and an aftershave moisturizer. Take home êShave products ($16–$450), including exfoliating face scrubs ($18), antioxidant-rich eye creams ($27) and starter kits ($55) that include shave and aftershave cream, oil and a lather brush. 1025 Third Ave between 60th and 61st Sts (212-838-1515, eshave.com). Mon–Sat 10am–7pm.

  1. 1025 Third Ave, (between 60th and 61st Sts)
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Francesca’s

  • Price band: 2/4

This girly mall chain opens its first NYC store, bringing its women’s threads ($8–$78), accessories ($6–$68) and assorted giftable goods ($3–$48) to urbanites. Clothing from both the house label and other trendy brands is arranged thematically according to color, pattern and trend, making the small space easy to navigate. Standouts include Alya polka-dot knit sweaters ($44), Buttons neon-accented dresses ($54) and Francesca’s tie-waist frocks ($44). The house-brand jewelry, including color-coded displays of chunky statement necklaces ($22–$38), is displayed on wooden tables in the center of the shop. Don’t miss the section devoted to playful gifts and housewares, such as Chalk-a-Doodle chalkboard coasters (four for $12) and Francesca’s ceramic-owl wine corks ($8). 2345 Broadway at 86th St (212-362-2000, francescas.com). Mon–Sat 10am–9pm, Sun 11am–7pm.

  1. 2345 Broadway, (at 86th St)
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Line & Label

  • Price band: 3/4

Designer Kate O’Riley opens her debut store, selling her collection of handmade bags ($195–$350) and women’s threads ($45–$295)—dubbed Line & Label—as well as trendy goods from brands such as Le Mont St Michel and Habitual. The shop features pale gray walls and live greenery, with clothing on a black metal rolling rack and accessories on an island in the middle of the space. Stop in for Line & Label pieces including colorblock leather totes ($195) and leather-hem T-shirt dresses ($125). Browse curated goods such as Habitual stretch skinny jeans ($195–$235), Serefina gold-plated crystal necklaces ($75) and Lee Coren landscape-print clutches ($75). 568 Manhattan Ave between Driggs and Nassau Aves, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (347-384-2678, lineandlabel.com). Tue–Sat noon–8pm, Sun noon–6pm.

  1. 568 Manhattan Ave, (between Driggs and Nassau Aves)
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Luludi Living Frames

  • Price band: 2/4

After residing in Paris for15 years, owner Liza Fiorentinos was inspired by the greenery covering the architectural buildings in the City of Light. She channeled that vision to open this garden shop, offering assorted greens ($25–$575), live-plant frames ($175) made out of wood or Plexiglas and decorative moss purses ($25–$300). A specialty is the apartment-friendly terrariums ($25–$150) that require misting just once a week, including lavender aromatherapy ($35) and Buddha-shaped ($55) varieties. Check the website for a schedule of in-store classes ($40–$50) that include all the materials necessary to concoct a personalized piece. Mention TONY for 10 percent off all purchases (excluding classes) through Sept 30. 23-07 24th Ave at 24th St, Astoria, Queens (888-958-5834, luludi.net). Mon–Sat 10am–7pm, Sun noon–5pm.

  1. 23-07 24th Ave, (at 24th St)
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Pink Clouds

  • Price band: 3/4

This luxury vintage e-tailer opens its first brick-and-mortar store, selling couture goods from the ’50s through ’90s. Since 2010, owner Jennifer Collins has worked with collectors and appraisers all over the world to curate her collection of women’s clothing and accessories from designers such as Hermès and Chanel. While older, the pieces Collins selects tend to reflect current trends, including a Bill Blass polka-dot crop top ($295), a Moschino plaid skirt ($295) and a Jean Paul Gaultier cropped denim jacket ($795). A small selection of accessories includes La Porte Bleue hand-painted studs ($60) and an Alexis Kirk asymmetrical necklace ($335). 403 Broome St between Centre and Lafayette Sts (646-476-2566, pinkclouds.com). Daily noon–7pm.

  1. 403 Broome St, (between Centre and Lafayette Sts)
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The Rising States

  • Price band: 3/4

Owner Meagan Delaney’s first store—named after a 19th-century Lower East Side bar—strives to showcase the talent of up-and-coming local women’s designers such as It’s Okay My Dear, Faris and Etienne Derœux. Shop clothing ($45–$1,435) and jewelry ($45–$500), including Wren cheetah-print turtlenecks ($230), Reid.Damnit hand-painted leather belts ($65) and Faris bamboo earrings ($100). 168 Ludlow St between E Houston and Stanton Sts (646-649-2410, therisingstatesnyc.com). Mon–Sat noon–8pm, Sun noon–7pm.

  1. 168 Ludlow St, (between E Houston and Stanton Sts)
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Skinney Med Spa

  • Price band: 3/4

Identical twins Adriana and Marisa Martino’s swanky spa opens a second location (the original is on the Upper East Side) inside Warren-Tricomi’s new downtown salon. The services are designed to improve the quality and appearance of skin, such as laser hair removal ($59–$199), photo facials ($99–$400), cellulite-reduction treatments ($199–$299) and microdermabrasion ($175–$225). Clients can maintain their glow with the house line of skin care, including refreshing glycolic facial toners ($28), stimulating heat-activated scrubs ($65) and glycolic-and-salicylic-acid treatment pads ($55). Mention TONY to receive 20 percent off all services through Sept 30. 125 Fifth Ave at 19th St (212-371-1200, skinneymedspa.com). Mon–Fri 9am–7pm, Sat 10am–2pm.

  1. 125 Fifth Ave, (at 19th St)
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