Texas native Lyndsey Butler started her womenswear brand in 2007 with the intention of creating the perfect leather jacket for New Yorkers. Her popular toppers ($858–$1,650) have since sold in stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, and she’s even collaborated with Madewell. This is Butler’s second shop (the original on the Lower East Side closed in 2009), where you’ll also find house-label tops and dresses ($145–$450), as well as handbags ($175–$225) cut from the same Persian-rug fabric used to drape the store’s ceiling. Ease into the pricey leather looks by picking up bra tops ($145), leather leggings ($695) and jersey dresses ($285).
19 Mercer St
|Cross street:||between Grand and Howard Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun noon–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: J, Z, N, Q, R, 6 to Canal St (Broadway); A, C, E to Canal St (Sixth Ave)|