Trend watch: New York City–inspired products

Celebrate New York City like a native with these noncheesy products inspired by NYC.

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Tourists may have given the iconic “I Heart NY” T-shirt a bad rap, but there are other noncheesy ways of demonstrating your city pride. We found clothing, home-decor and beauty products from Ulta, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Massimo Dutti that allow you to pay homage to NYC in a subtle way.

  • CK One’s newly launched cosmetics line has partnered with Bronx graffiti artist Sharon de la Cruz—who goes by the tag name Miss 163 (unoseistres.com)—to create a six-piece makeup collection featuring shades used in her street art (the packaging is also adorned with De la Cruz’s doodles). The range includes four creamy, high-gloss lipsticks that deliver a sheer swath of shimmery color (our favorites are Punked, an orange-coral, and Tagged, a rosy pink); a powdery eye-shadow quad, whose bold colors come out softer than they appear in the circular compact; and silvery patterned adhesive nail strips that come with a mini orange stick and a petite nail file for easy application. CK One Color Cosmetics Street Edition Shine lipsticks, $16 each; powder eye-shadow quad in Vandalized, $28; and real nail polish strips in Graffiti, 16 for $14; all at Ulta, 61-35 Junction Blvd between Horace Harding Expwy and 62nd Dr, Rego Park, Queens (718-699-9004, ulta.com)

  • You don’t need to live in a street-facing apartment (let alone have windows) to get a view of our city’s skyline, thanks to this wall-mounted coatrack. Five building-shaped hooks drop down to support up to five pounds of jackets, scarves, umbrellas and leashes, and can be returned to their upright state when not in use for a streamlined look. Umbra Skyline multihook coat hanger, $25, at umbra.com

  • When local designer Phillip Lim sent a series of new york city–emblazoned T-shirts down the runway at his spring 2013 show, he made touristy garb officially cool. You won’t be ashamed to show your city pride in this luxe cotton-jersey tee, featuring floral patchwork lettering and a sexy, sheer back. 3.1 Phillip Lim New York City T-shirt, $150, at 3.1 Phillip Lim, 115 Mercer St between Prince and Spring Sts (212-334-1160, 31philliplim.com)

  • Photograph: Roger Cabello

    Drawing inspiration from the West Village’s charming cafés and stylish denizens, New Yorker Erin Farber created two new shades for her locally formulated nail-polish line: Fizzy Cucumber, a pale green that’s evocative of a minty cocktail, and Pink Panache, a rich magenta meant to capture the vibrant baubles often seen on pedestrians in the area. Both are infused with Étoile’s signature diamond dust, which acts as a nail strengthener and adds subtle sparkle and dimensionality. Étoile Greenwich St. Soirée nail polishes, $18 each, at etoilepolish.com

  • Female Knicks fans no longer have to settle for branded baby tees when cheering on the home team: The unique, slouchy cut of this raglan-sleeve shirt allows you to look effortlessly cool in the stadium or on the street. Sportiqe NY Knicks women’s Marshall top, $45, at sportiqe.com

  • In order to mark its U.S. debut last October, Spanish retailer Massimo Dutti created a capsule collection of cosmopolitan garb named after its NYC store’s address. The line proved so successful, the chain is releasing a second limited-edition assortment of clothing and accessories for both sexes (available through May 15) that reflect the Big Apple’s urban sophistication. Highlights among the neutral-toned pieces include dapper men’s blazers, blue-tinted aviators and woven hobo bags. Massimo Dutti 689 5th Avenue Collection men’s plaid blazer, $365; woven leather shoulder bag, $298; and aviator sunglasses, $90; all at Massimo Dutti, 689 Fifth Ave at 54th St (212-371-2555, massimodutti.com)

CK One’s newly launched cosmetics line has partnered with Bronx graffiti artist Sharon de la Cruz—who goes by the tag name Miss 163 (unoseistres.com)—to create a six-piece makeup collection featuring shades used in her street art (the packaging is also adorned with De la Cruz’s doodles). The range includes four creamy, high-gloss lipsticks that deliver a sheer swath of shimmery color (our favorites are Punked, an orange-coral, and Tagged, a rosy pink); a powdery eye-shadow quad, whose bold colors come out softer than they appear in the circular compact; and silvery patterned adhesive nail strips that come with a mini orange stick and a petite nail file for easy application. CK One Color Cosmetics Street Edition Shine lipsticks, $16 each; powder eye-shadow quad in Vandalized, $28; and real nail polish strips in Graffiti, 16 for $14; all at Ulta, 61-35 Junction Blvd between Horace Harding Expwy and 62nd Dr, Rego Park, Queens (718-699-9004, ulta.com)

Follow Cristina Velocci on Twitter: @cvelocci


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