New stores (September 27–October 3, 2012)

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  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Posh gold-studded heels, $20, at Burlington Coat Factory

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Bamboo suede wedges, $23, at Burlington Coat Factory

  • C. Wonder enamel bracelets, $38 each

  • C. Wonder leopard-print boat-neck sweater, $78

  • Fix Beauty Bar

  • Juliette Longuet

  • Nine West Vintage America studded-leather heels, $299

  • Nine West Vintage America detailed cowboy boots, $399

  • Pier 1 Imports

  • Pier 1 Imports wooden picture frame, $17

  • Pier 1 Imports plate, $8

  • Photograph: Anna Simonak

    Su’juk

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Rachel Weisberg gold ring, $70, at Su’juk

  • Wolfgang Lian

    Vintage pearl beaded collar necklace, $32, at Su’juk

  • Tiffany & Co. diamond scroll ring, $9,500

  • VMV Hypoallergenics antibacterial gel, $26, at VMV Skin-Specialist Boutique

Photograph: Jessica Lin

Posh gold-studded heels, $20, at Burlington Coat Factory

Burlington Coat Factory

  • Price band: 2/4

Bargain shoppers can head back to Union Square—which used to be home to Filene’s Basement—with the opening of this discount giant’s second Manhattan location (the first is in Chelsea). The tri-level, 92,000-square-foot space is filled with current-season designer duds marked up to 65 percent off department-store prices. Gentlemen looking to stock up on basics can nab Ben Sherman trench coats ($100) and Original Penguin V-neck sweaters ($25), while ladies looking for a steal can pick up Free People chiffon dresses ($70) and Elizabeth and James leather booties ($180). For the home, we spotted seven-piece cookware sets ($20) and Vera Wang Home coverlets ($100). There’s even a beauty section, featuring OPI nail polish and CoverGirl foundations ($7 each).

  1. 4 Union Sq South, (between Broadway and University Pl)
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C. Wonder

  • Price band: 2/4

Businessman Chris Burch has opened his whimsical brand’s second NYC location (the flagship is in Soho) for classic-with-a twist women’s threads ($22–$248) and accessories ($24–$198). The 7,740-square-foot shop also carries a noteworthy collection of home goods ($10–$128). Clothing highlights include leopard-print boat-neck sweaters ($78), ikat-patterned stretch jeans ($128) and bird-adorned shirtdresses ($198). Complete your look with suede wedge booties ($128), leather chain-strap handbags ($148) and vibrant enamel bracelets ($38 each). Your pad will get an upgrade with ceramic plates featuring dogs ($38) and embroidered pillows ($34–$58). There’s even a cute selection for pets, such as jeweled dog collars ($20) and vibrant food bowls ($24–$38).

  1. 10 Columbus Circle, (at 60th St )
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Fix Beauty Bar

  • Price band: 3/4

Writer Karol Markowicz and Michelle Breskin, whose background is in real estate and finance, are taking the blowout bar phenomenon one step further, offering busy New Yorkers manicures ($15) and pedicures ($35) to simultaneously accompany the affordable flat-rate blowouts ($40) at their chic lavender-and-gray salon. Patrons are greeted with a gratis glass of wine or lemon-infused water, and can flip through a high-low magazine selection that includes everything from Us Weekly to The Economist. Hairstyles are named after celebrities with instantly recognizable tresses, such as the Jen (sleek and pin-straight), the Taylor (soft, styled curls) and the Kim (full, dramatic waves), and are executed around a square marble-topped bar. You can also book an appointment online for updos ($75), ten-minute head massages ($10) and deep-conditioning treatments ($10). Markowicz and Breskin carry only products they personally approve of, right down to the Sedu Icon Privé ionic hair dryers and Bio-Ionic Bio: Blow Out Bag brushes that double as rollers. The top-notch polish selection mirrors that of a Bergdorf Goodman beauty counter, featuring lacquers from Chanel, NARS, Dior, Tom Ford and Yves Saint Laurent. Pick up Alterna Caviar antiaging dry shampoo ($22) to extend the life of your blowout or, on rainy days, a Fix-branded umbrella ($10) to protect your new ’do.

  1. 847 Lexington Ave, (between 64th and 65th Sts, second floor)
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Juliette Longuet

  • Price band: 2/4

This French designer debuts her first-ever U.S. store, bringing transatlantic chic to New York with her namesake line of womenswear ($225–$995) and accessories ($195–$245). The two-story boutique is set up in a townhouse and equipped with a working fireplace, providing a homey ambience. You’ll find timeless designs made from Italian and French fabrics, such as wool zip-up jackets ($450), stretchy khaki pants ($225), pleated silk blouses ($325) and tweed dresses ($450). Sling a lambskin bag ($245) over your shoulder to finish the look.

  1. 153 E 70th St, (between Lexington and Third Aves)
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Nine West Vintage America Collection

  • Price band: 2/4

Former Shopbop (shopbop.com) fashion director Kate Ciepluch teamed up with trendy footwear brand Nine West to create the first stand-alone store for its bohemian women’s shoe collection. The space features Old West decor with teal walls, antique accents and Ciepluch’s personal road-trip finds, including a hand-painted red bag and patchwork boots that serve as art. You’ll find goods from collaborations with popular designers such as Monica Botkier, who created leather fringe cross-body bags ($595) and Navajo-print totes ($225). Scoop up worldly accessories label Theodora & Callum scarves ($155–$275) and antler chain necklaces ($55). Of course, the main focus here is the shoes: Studded-leather heels ($299), detailed cowboy boots ($399) and peep-toe slingbacks ($299) will complete your cowgirl look.

  1. 577 Broadway, (between Prince and Spring Sts)
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Pier 1 Imports

  • Price band: 2/4

The mammoth housewares chain has been importing eclectic goods from around the world since the company was founded in 1962. Manhattan’s second location (the other is in the Flatiron District) is also its largest with three floors chock-full of ethnic-inspired and budget-friendly wares. On the main level, you’ll be greeted with rows of candy-colored dishware, including printed dinner plates ($8) and mosaic-tiled serving platters ($45), as well as displays featuring bronze champagne flutes ($8). The basement level holds bedroom necessities such as gold-and-white painted chests ($500) and ombré shag area carpets ($300). The upper level reveals a plethora of decorative pillows covered with metallic beads ($30) and done up in chevron prints ($30), plus oversize foil vases ($45) and elephant-shaped candleholders ($10).

  1. 1110 Third Ave, (at 65th St)
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Sarah Pacini

  • Price band: 3/4

Gals with a penchant for high-end minimalist wares will love this chic Belgian brand’s first stateside foray. The spot acts as a U.S. showroom for the company as well as a shop, showcasing its trademark muted garments. Ladies can nab timeless merino-wool sweaters ($470), cotton button-downs ($435), alpaca-and-merino-wool maxidresses ($525) and polyester skirts ($545). If you’re not afraid to shell out major dough on clothes, ultrasoft leather vests ($965) will carry you from season to season.

  1. 350 Bleecker St , (between Charles and W 10th Sts)
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Su’juk

  • Price band: 2/4

Turkey-born Parsons grad Su Beyazit honed her eye for fashion working as a freelance stylist for Brooklyn Magazine and The L Magazine. Her first store features women’s clothing ($15–$280) and jewelry ($20–$180) from Beyazit’s personal vintage collection that she used to sell on Etsy (sucuk.etsy.com), as well as the work of emerging designers from NYC and North Carolina. Chic home decor ($40–$300) and gifts ($2–$60) are mostly imported from her mother country. Beyazit created the outdoorsy decor of the shop after reading Nomad: A Global Approach to Interior Style, by Sibella Court, which provided easy DIY ideas. She used salvaged materials and repurposed wood purchased from neighbor Eddie Hibbert, who guts old brownstones. Adding more local flair, the earthy window displays were created by Brooklyn artist Perry Lewis (perryelewis.com). Highlights include Rachel Weisberg handmade crop tops ($80), Closet Case Vintage dark denim skirts ($26) and Kaolin & Quartz porcelain pendants ($50). Pick up Nomadic Trading Company hemp pillows ($125) and Ashkahn Shahparnia witty greeting cards ($6 each) for thoughtful gifts.

  1. 216 Greene Ave, (at Grand Ave)
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Tiffany & Co.

  • Price band: 4/4

The New York jewelry icon opens its third NYC store, complementing the Financial District and legendary Midtown East locations. The classic shop is decorated as an ode to its flagship, with stainless-steel-framed glass display cases and ever-changing display vitrines nestled under trademark Tiffany-blue awnings. Classy mademoiselles looking for traditional baubles can nab sterling-silver heart-shaped lockets ($375), diamond scroll rings set in platinum ($9,500) and silver cuffs inscribed with the Tiffany name ($950). Black onyx bead necklaces with sterling-silver toggles ($550) and diamond-and-platinum flower-shaped studs ($4,300) are worthy of Audrey Hepburn herself.

  1. 97 Greene St, (between Prince and Spring Sts)
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VMV Skin-Specialist Boutique

  • Price band: 2/4

Those with sensitive skin should visit this skin-care boutique for gentle face ($20–$105) and body ($10–$75) products. The space is modeled after the original Flatiron location with checkered floors and white-wood cabinetry. Witty one-liners such as skintensive! and someone’s getting their ‘dew’! are embedded above the shelves and mirrors. Try hydrating spot correctors ($25) and gels ($26) that promise to keep both bacne and germs away. There are also beauty finds such as one-shade-fits-all BB creams ($32) packed with antioxidant-rich green tea, and paraben-free blush ($40) that not only adds color to your cheeks, but helps prevent dryness.

  1. 62 Crosby St, (between Broome and Spring Sts)
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