Fashionistas and beauty fiends flock to this vintage store–salon combo for one-of-a-kind duds and artistic manicures in a quaint, kitschy-cool setting. On the Portia & Manny side of the space, browse the well-curated racks of mostly ’60s and ’70s fashions, where we recently spotted a Missoni-esque striped sweater vest ($154), perfectly scuffed leather oxfords and boots ($150–$275) and vintage gold stud earrings ($15). Continue your transformation with a service from Valley’s extensive nail, skin and wax menu. The nail technicians are known for funky, creative nail art (starts at $3 per nail) and also give a mean mani ($22). While Valley also offers a full range of waxing services ($15–$175) in the tucked-away back treatment rooms, we’d opt for a signature facial ($130–$300) with skin-care specialist Emma Graves, who created the holistic, organic product line Between You and the Moon ($22–$128) especially for Valley customers.
Valley/Portia & Manny
|Venue name:||Valley/Portia & Manny||Contact:|
198 Elizabeth St
|Cross street:||at Prince St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat noon–7:30pm, Sun noon–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R to Prince St|