This NYC boutique’s first Manhattan location (the other is in Greenpoint) offers effortless, 100 percent natural ladies’ threads and accessories by Moscow designer Sveta Dresher. What started as a hand-knitted accessories line for children in 2003 has since expanded to include womenswear and jewelry. The stock is made in Brooklyn from linen, cotton, silk, alpaca, wool and mohair fabrics. Although Dresher says her designs are “less about fashion and more about the way one feels,” we think her current collection’s of-the-moment neutral color palette is perfectly in line with spring’s minimalism trend. There are rows of wearable pieces including Pip-Squeak Chapeau linen jumpsuits ($220–$40), ballerina-inspired silk skirts ($220) and summery cotton blazers ($180). Dresher also offers items from her friends who are local designers, such as R. Kopec 14-karat-gold rings ($180), Lisa Curran lace one-piece bathing suits ($195) and Sara Barner leather totes ($400). Add some preppy flair to your pad with Dresher’s striped linen towels ($54–$64), or care for your visage with Dr. Alkaitis organic skin-care products like herbal toner ($45) and 12-day travel kits that include day, night and eye creams ($45). Guys shouldn’t feel too left out since Dresher has a few eco men’s styles in the works.
|Venue name:||Pip-Squeak Chapeau||Contact:|
55 Clinton St
|Cross street:||between Rivington and Stanton Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Tue by appointment; Wed–Sat noon–8pm; Sun noon–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Delancey St; J, Z, M to Delancey–Essex Sts|